The Power of the Network


The Lamar County Family Connection Collaborative (LCFCC) was started in 1998 and was originally named People of Lamar for Activities for Youth (PLAY).  In 2003, the name was changed to Lamar County Family Connection Collaborative. In 2001, LCFCC became a private non-profit organization.

We are part of Georgia Family Connection, a statewide network of 159 county collaborative organizations committed to improving the quality of life for children and families through collaboration in Georgia.

Georgia Family Connection is the largest statewide network of community collaboratives in the nation.

The mission of Family Connection is to serve as a catalyst for improving results for Georgia’s children, families, and communities.

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The LCFCC partners serve as the local decision-making body, bringing community partners together to develop, implement, and evaluate plans to improve results in five areas:

  • healthy children
  • children ready to start school
  • children succeeding in school
  • stable, self-sufficient families
  • strong communities


MISSION: Enhance and improve our community, equip and support our families and children by:

LINKING to services, promoting healthy and strong life skills

CREATING an organizational structure that supports and empowers

FOCUSING energy to provide quality services and opportunities

COMMUNICATING information so that all will know what is available and

CENTERING ourselves on collaboration to enhance and improve our community.

VISION: Lamar County will be a community in which all families will possess positive life values, develop to their fullest potential and live economically self-sufficient lives.

GOAL: All children, youth, and young adults in Lamar County will be safe, healthy, well-educated and productive citizens



 1.  Youth Development: Build and promote a comprehensive support system of programs, activities and services for children ages 4-11 and their families; to promote academic, social, behavioral success; to prepare for the transition to higher-grade levels.

2.  Prep for Life: Promote programs, activities, and services for youth and young adults ages 12-21 and their families, to reduce crime and to promote social and emotional health in order to foster the development and accomplishment of individual goals that prepare them for the transition to adulthood.

3.  Reduce Low Birth Weight: Build and implement a comprehensive system of programs, activities and support for women of reproductive age; to promote the health and well-being of both mother and child.




*21st Century Community Learning Centers

*Bingo for Books

*Community Wide Back to School Bash


*LCCHS Career Day

*Low Birth Weight Prevention Program

Mandated Reporter Training

Parent Resource Rooms

PASSport to Success

*Prevent Child Abuse Lamar

*PRIDE/Injury Prevention

Red Ribbon Week

Total Victory

*Youth Leadership Lamar (YLL)

 *Initiated by the LCFCC


The Lamar County Family Connection Collaborative is a unique opportunity for you to inspire and promote self-sufficiency for the children and families in Lamar County.

 Collaborative Partners include:

  • Business Leaders
  • Community Leaders
  • Educators
  • Faith and Civic-Based Organizations
  • Human Service Providers
  • Local Elected Officials
  • Parents
  • School System
  • Students