25 Things You Need to Know About Region 2—Leveraging $30 Million to Improve Quality of Life

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Georgia Family Connection turned 25 in 2016, so we’re taking you on a journey—region by region—throughout our anniversary year to show you the landscape for children and families across our state.

This month we share 25 things you need to know about Region 2—poultry capital of the world and home of the Cabbage Patch Kids. Since 1997 the 13 county Collaboratives, located in the northeast Georgia mountains, have leveraged more than $30 million to improve the quality of life for children and families.

Georgia Family Connection regional map of the state

Check out this video, produced by the coordinators in Region 2, to learn just how they’re putting that leveraged cash to work:

Judi Lawson of White County said some amazing students from White County High School worked during snow days and holidays to make the idea of this video become a reality.

“It was a true partnership with our school,” said Judi. “Warrior TV competes each year in national student competitions and was named Best in the Nation in 2013.  The competition will be in Atlanta this year and they will be there.”

Best of luck to our new friends and partners at Warrior TV.

We believe that by working together we can nurture children and families who thrive in vibrant communities—everywhere. So get involved with your local Georgia Family Connection Collaborative:

Banks County
Banks County Family Connection
Carol Williams
[email protected]
706-716-0620
banks.gafcp.org

Dawson County
Dawson County Family Connection
Nancy Stites
[email protected]
706-265-1981
dawson.gafcp.org

Forsyth County
Forsyth County Community Connection, Inc.
Niki Colella
[email protected]
770-205-1701
forsyth.gafcp.org

Franklin County
Franklin County Family Connection
Ken Watkins
[email protected]
706-498-6852
franklin.gafcp.org

Habersham County
Habersham County Family Connection
Lee Kilby
[email protected]
706-778-0830
habersham.gafcp.org

Hall County
Hall County Family Connection Network
Elizabeth Fielden
[email protected]
770-534-1080 x212
hall.gafcp.org

Hart County
Hart Partners, Inc.
Patricia Werner
[email protected]
706-376-7449
hart.gafcp.org

Lumpkin County
Lumpkin County Family Connection, Inc.
Brigette Barker
[email protected]
706-867-7047
lumpkin.gafcp.org

Rabun County
Rabun Family Connection
Laura Lane
[email protected]
706-782-8390
rabun.gafcp.org

Stephens County
Family Connection of Stephens County, Inc.
Allyson Warren
[email protected]
706-898-5116
stephens.gafcp.org

Towns County
Towns County Family Connection
Amy Gibby-Rosser
[email protected]
706-896-4131 x1233
towns.gafcp.org

Union County
Union County Family Connection
Katy Jones
[email protected]
706-745-9615
union.gafcp.org

White County
White County Family Connection
Judi Lawson
[email protected]
706-865-3215
white.gafcp.org

Go back to find out 25 things you need to know about Region 1—bringing communities together to help families thrive.

Then stay tuned in March, when you’ll hear from Region 3.

Georgia Family Connection turned 25 this year. If you’re part of a family, or you’re someone who supports families and communities in this state, this milestone anniversary should matter to you. Find out why.

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