About Us

Our vision is for Stephens County’s children to be healthy, ready to start and perform better in school, and have stable economically self-sufficient families.

 

Family Connection of Stephens County works closely to:

  • Provide training and technical assistance to meet the needs for our community and support efforts in making better decisions locally
  • Build and maintain relationships with public and private agencies within our community to share and combine resources, promote public policy, and improve services and support for families
  • Enhance public awareness, understanding, communication, and commitment to improve results for children and families
  • Promote “what works” using research and evaluation practices that have proven to be effective in communities, while showcasing community successes

About Georgia Family Connection

Georgia Family Connection is the only statewide network of its kind in the country with partners in all 159 counties working toward measurably better outcomes for our children, families, and communities. This gives us a unique vantage point—not only to see the big picture—but also to operate effectively at a local level.

We disentangle the mess of barriers, service gaps, and inefficiencies obscuring progress for our most vulnerable families. We do that by connecting our partners to resources, helping coordinate and manage efforts, and empowering our communities to craft local solutions based on local decisions.

Georgia Family Connection Partnership (GaFCP) represents and promotes Georgia Family Connection’s work, provides expertise in planning and governance, administers the state-appropriated funds for the local Collaboratives, sets standards of excellence, and helps Collaboratives evaluate their progress.

The state’s designated KIDS COUNT grantee, GaFCP also provides state agencies and policymakers with current, reliable data they need to inform decisions about improving conditions for the communities they serve.

Our Work

At Georgia Family Connection, we work to ensure that all children are healthy, primed for school, and succeed when they get there; families are stable, self-sufficient, and productive; and communities are vibrant, robust, and thriving.

None of these result areas stand in isolation. They overlap. By collaborating across sectors to address them, we nurture children and families who thrive in vibrant communities—everywhere. Because we work toward measurably better outcomes for everyone.