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