OUR MISSION

To develop and sustain partnerships that provide services to improve the lives of children and their families.

OUR VISION

Our children will have the tools and supports  to become healthy, educated and responsible adults.

Our Core Values

WE BELIEVE THAT:

  • The family is the single most important institution in our society and it should be maintained as a unit.
  • Families need to be empowered to promote self-sufficiency and growth.
  • Each individual has value and deserves dignity “To be all that they can be.”
  • The needs of the total family can be better met through collaboration and mutually reinforcing systems of support.
  • Prevention and intervention are the key to better outcomes and can not occur too soon.
  • Children and their families can be successful when educational, emotional, social, spiritual, and physical needs are met.

Nurturing Our Families Through Community Programs

OUR WORK

Utilizing a Collective Impact framework to foster alignment within and among community systems. APC ensures that all children are healthy, primed for school and positioned to succeed in school and in life.

OUR APPROACH

APC serves as a catalyst for the alignment of community systems of support by facilitating collaboration across sectors to address the complex health and social needs of children and their families. Our efforts are designed to increase the protective factors and reduce the risk factors to healthy youth development while cultivating healthy family systems.

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COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT

APC actively engages the community to identify the most vulnerable children and families, and those at greatest need. Our team members refer community members and influencers to programs and support services provided through our network of partners.

PARENT AND COMMUNITY EDUCATION

APC strives to ensure that the community is aware of and connected to personal and professional training and development opportunities. We believe it’s important to keep the community abreast of emerging issues that threaten the health and well-being of children and families.

CONSORTIUM BUILDING

Focusing on the power of collaboration, partnerships are formed to provide strategic guidance around youth and family serving initiatives and to support direct services to children and families.

SUCCESS THROUGH COLLABORATION

Throughout our 33 years of existence, the Augusta Partnership for Children has launched innovative programs and championed causes for the betterment of our community and the children and families therein. Through systems alignment, strong inter-agency collaboration and community capacity building efforts, APC has had a great deal of success. Our successes include 1) the creation and launch of the Family Self Sufficiency Initiative 2) the launch of the Continued Change Initiative 3) the role out of our Parents as Teachers Program and the evolution of our First Steps Program.