About Us

Habersham County Family Connection endeavors to bring community partners together to develop, implement, and evaluate plans that address the serious challenges faced by our children and families.

Working with community partners, we have tackled intractable problems that challenge our families like child abuse and neglect, school dropout, and physical and mental health disparities.

Some successes in our community include:

  • Increased high school graduation rate from 68% in 2011 to 97.6% in 2021
  • Increased knowledge regarding prevention of child abuse & neglect
  • Trained 10%+ of our adult population on the sexual abuse prevention program “Darkness to Light”
  • Established a Family Resource Center in our community that includes parenting classes, counseling, First Steps & Supervised Visitation program
  • Established a comprehensive Student and Parent Support Center at Ninth Grade Academy which houses mental health specialists and social workers

Our partners play a pivotal role in the implementation of our plans to improve the lives of our families. They include public agencies, non-profit organizations, civic groups, businesses, churches and individuals.

Some of our primary partners include:

About Georgia Family Connection

Georgia Family Connection is the only statewide network of its kind in the country with partners in all 159 counties working toward measurably better outcomes for our children, families, and communities. This gives us a unique vantage point—not only to see the big picture—but also to operate effectively at a local level.

We disentangle the mess of barriers, service gaps, and inefficiencies obscuring progress for our most vulnerable families. We do that by connecting our partners to resources, helping coordinate and manage efforts, and empowering our communities to craft local solutions based on local decisions.

Georgia Family Connection Partnership (GaFCP) represents and promotes Georgia Family Connection’s work, provides expertise in planning and governance, administers the state-appropriated funds for the local Collaboratives, sets standards of excellence, and helps Collaboratives evaluate their progress.

The state’s designated KIDS COUNT grantee, GaFCP also provides state agencies and policymakers with current, reliable data they need to inform decisions about improving conditions for the communities they serve.

Our Work

At Georgia Family Connection, we work to ensure that all children are healthy, primed for school, and succeed when they get there; families are stable, self-sufficient, and productive; and communities are vibrant, robust, and thriving.

None of these result areas stand in isolation. They overlap. By collaborating across sectors to address them, we nurture children and families who thrive in vibrant communities—everywhere. Because we work toward measurably better outcomes for everyone.