Located in rural Southeast Georgia, Long County is home to 16,624 individuals living in a geographic area of 401.0 square miles.
Our partnership includes local public agencies, faith-based partners, local elected officials, The Long County Board of Education, regional partners, and additional concerned citizens.
The Collaborative must find better ways to communicate, work together, and establish mutually beneficial outcomes through connections in the county in order to make a better impact.
The Long County Family Connection Collaborative is focusing on engaging the community to build relationships and prompting an awareness of the collaborative through broad communication efforts to recruit partners from the community who are committed to the work of the Collaborative. The Collaborative will continue to serve as the connection for partners seeking solutions to health, education, social, and economics needs in Long County.
The Long County Family Connection Collaborative will build relationships through broad communication efforts regarding community conditions, resources while supporting partners and community events. The collaborative fills a major communication GAP in Long County.
By working to improve communication in Long County, the Collaborative will promote available recourses, programs, and schedule activities.
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.
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.