Project F.R.E.E. Helps Parents Manage Stress and Elevate Relationships

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Georgia couples must register by July 13 for a free virtual class

Project F.R.E.E. (Fostering Relationship & Economic Enrichment), which promotes stable homes and brighter futures for our children, is modifying summer programming to support families during the unexpected challenges that have arisen due to the pandemic.

While registration has closed for the last “Together We Can” program for single parents, there is still time for couples to enroll in the “Elevate” virtual class that helps parents across Georgia discover ways to manage stress and elevate relationships.

To be eligible, participants must be an active foster or kinship caregiver or a parent/caregiver of a child under the age of 18 and meet one or more of the following criteria:

  • Participating in any in-home service program such as Head Start, Parents as Teachers, and First Steps
  • Currently receiving financial support services such as SNAP, WIC, TANF, and Medicaid
  • Closed DFCS investigation, foster care, family preservation, or family support case

The deadline to register is Monday, July 13. To register, text your name, ELEVATE, and county to 706-688-9260. A Project F.R.E.E. navigator will call to share additional information and complete your registration.

Each parent receives e-gift cards for completing the free program and completing surveys before and after the program.

Download the flyer.

To find out more about the “Elevate” program and other Project F.R.E.E. initiatives, contact Ted Futris at [email protected] or Mahogania Smith at [email protected], or reach out to the program coordinator serving your county at fcs.uga.edu/hmre/projectfree-contact.