Understanding that her prematurely born son, Carter, may not engage in the same activities as other babies his age put Macie McCannon’s mind at ease. It’s one less worry for the 16-year-old mother who’s strengthening her parenting skills and knowledge through the Elbert County home visitation program.
The groundwork for a new initiative was started last fall through the support of the Cobb and Douglas public health departments. Little did anyone anticipate what 2020 would bring and the increased need for Cobb Collaborative’s “Mind Your Mind” mental health campaign.
A team of University of Georgia faculty in the College of Family and Consumer Sciences aims to provide Georgia couples with healthy relationship skills and financial guidance with the help of a five-year, $6.2 million grant from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
Working under direct supervision of the Chief Financial Officer (CFO), the assistant CFO manages all GAFCP financial operations in compliance with GaFCP policies, written protocols, and funder requirements.
The Griffin Elks Lodge #1207, through their work with the Elks National Foundation, made a $3,500 donation to the Butts County Life Enrichment Team. L.E.T. is part of the Georgia Family Connection Collaborative working together to build a better Georgia.
Montgomery County Commissioner Brandon Braddy is looking to Census 2020 as a way to improve conditions for his struggling neighbors. He turned to Kristy Bennett, coordinator for Montgomery, Treutlen, and Wheeler counties—Tri-County Family Connection—to lead the organizing of efforts.
Perhaps the African proverb “It takes a village” takes on even more meaning when the village itself is struggling amid a public health crisis. Proving this to be true were business owners, volunteers, and school officials in Lumpkin County who found ways to help the community while facing their own COVID-related challenges.
As of today, 27% of Georgians have still not responded and only 38 of Georgia’s counties are meeting their 2010 rate, which places Georgia 49th in the nation in total response. More than ever, we can see in the wake of this pandemic why the census matters.
When members of a community vote in elections, they increase civic health. More voting and more information about voting equals healthier, more supportive communities. And that means a better life for you and your family.
With many parents returning to work, families are not always able to stay at home and assist their children with virtual instruction. DECAL is offering families the ability to search for child care for school age children enrolled in distance learning.