About Us

Mitchell County Children and Youth was formed in 1990 to address challenges facing children and families in Mitchell County. Our mission is to produce drug free, non-abusive families; to assist youth to avoid pregnancy and delinquency and to be successful in school; to help all families maintain physical and emotional health for all family members.

The main goal of Mitchell County Children and Youth is to improve high school graduation by addressing the barriers that can impede school success.

Our Family Connection Collaborative meets monthly to discuss issues our families are facing and work together to find solutions. Our organization is governed by an executive board made of members of the collaborative membership body.

We believe that by working together we can make a bigger impact on our community that will enable children to become literate, healthy and productive citizens and families to become stable and economically self-sufficient.

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.