Region 4—In Celebration of Collaboration

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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 the 25 things you need to know about Region 4—located on the Georgia-Alabama line in the west central section of the state.

The 10 county Collaboratives in the region, where a quarter of the population lives in poverty, are committed to helping families become self sufficient, and to build positive behavior and relationships. Connecting families to resources at fairs and expos; raising awareness of issues of texting while driving, STDs, tobacco, drugs, alcohol, violence, pregnancy, and birth control among teens; and educating adults about child sexual abuse prevention are just some of the ways the Collaboratives are accomplishing that.

Georgia Family Connection regional map of the state

Watch this video, produced by the coordinators in Region 4, to learn just how they’re helping families become self sufficient:

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:

Butts County
Butts County Life Enrichment Team
Ann-Marie Pope

Carroll County
Carroll County Family Connection
Vickie Fulbright

Coweta County
Coweta County Family Connection
Carol Breissinger

Heard County
Heard County Community Partnership, Inc.
Kathy Knowles

Lamar County
Lamar County Family Connection Collaborative
Kellie Mercer

Meriwether County
Meriwether County Family Connection
Jennifer Corcione

Pike County
Pike Community Resource Network (YES Team, Inc.)
Michael Powell

Spalding County
Spalding County Collaborative Authority
for Families and Children Inc.

Regina Abbott

Troup County
Troup Family Connection Authority
Jack Eatman

Upson County
Upson County Family, Youth and Children’s Alliance
Michael Powell

Go back to find out 25 things you need to know about Region 3—improving conditions for children and families in and around metro Atlanta.

Then stay tuned in May, when you’ll hear from Region 5.

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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