Our Mission

Mission:

Emanuel County Family Connection seeks to improve conditions for families and children through collaborative efforts.

Vision:

All families will be educated, healthy and self-sufficient; thereby, contributing to a strong community.

About Family Connection

We are part of Family Connection, a Georgia statewide initiative of 159 community collaborative partnerships committed to making measurable improvements for children and families in Georgia.Family Connection Goals

County Name: Emanuel

Plan for FY 2017

 

Strategy: Healthy, Safe and Self-sufficient Families

Ensure that all families have access to an array of services to help them to develop healthy life styles, to remain safe and develop skills to become self-sufficient.

Target Population:

Students and Parents in Emanuel County

Collaborative Development Training

Obtain TA support for further development and successful implementation of programs and to broaden community representation on the collaborative.

Community Resource Development

Provide links to services through community resouce guide, websites and community health fairs. Links will provide information on how to apply for services such as medicaid, PeachCare, public assistance, health services, continuing education, drug prevention/treatment, homeless assistance, etc.

Community Youth Centers

Community-based educational and recreational centers, such as Community Action for Youth (CAFY)  which focus on providing tutorial services, character buildng and recreation for youth to promote learning as a life-long process and to encourage/motivate each child in this effort.

Domestic Violence and Child Abuse Prevention

Program support to The Refuge (Domestice Violence Shelter) and The Sunshine House CAC. The Sunshine House is dedicated to improving the community at-large by providing prevention, intervention, and aftercare services to all child victims of abuse, non-offending parents, agencies and professionals.

Outreach Emanuel

Support will be given to exsisting community-based programs for families and children, such as, Emanuel Arts Center, Franklin Memorial Library, and Recreation Department. Purpose of program is to encourage community programming to enhance the development of strong families.

Parent Involvement Inititiative

Work with community partners to develop more effective parent involvement. This would include supporting Title I Parent Involvement workshops and Parent Cafes for focus groups.

Pregnancy Prevention

Collaborative initiative which will coordinate services between public health services, the schools, The Sunshine House CAC, the Pregnancy Care Center, Early Head Start and the community to develop an effective pregnancy prevention program.

Substance Abuse and Suicide Prevention

Provide support for substance abuse and underaged drinking prevention programs/coalitions such as Hearts for Families (Step-up), Teen Reality, L.A.W. publications and Red Ribbon Week Activities. As well as suicide and bullying prevention support.

Weekend Blessings

Weekend Backpack Program. Each weekend backpacks will be filled with enough non-parishable items to supply each qualified child with 4 meals.

Youth Enrichment Program

Focus on programs to help develop healthy relationship and leadership skills. Utilize community partners and youth advisory teams to offer workshops such as Babysitter classes, Relationship Smarts and parent/youth events including the arts.