The Collaborative Partners represent local agencies/organizations, private citizens, the board of education, local government, churches, hospitals, community centers, and colleges and universities. Representatives from these agencies/organizations meet quarterly to discuss issues and accomplishments in the community concerning children and families. The discussions address gaps in services, as well as duplication in services and needed systems change. It is also an opportunity for sharing information and networking.
Each year, one of these meetings is dedicated to discussing updates for the Community Annual Plan. The council is divided into five committees. Each committee focuses on a set of benchmark objectives, established as a result of a community needs assessment pertaining to the following areas:
- Healthy Children
- Children Primed for School
- Children Succeeding in School
- Stable, Self-Sufficient, and Productive Families
- Thriving Communities
The benchmark objectives serve as the basis for the development of the Community Annual Plan. For each benchmark objective, baseline conditions and strategies are identified by the corresponding strategy teams. Furthermore, the partners declare what roles they will assume and make commitments in particular areas to ensure that services, programs and activities are available for consumers.
Abundant Life Worship Center
Alpha Kappa Alpha
AmeriCorps’ Foster Grandparent & Senior Companion Program
Augusta Housing Authority
Augusta Parks and Recreation
Augusta-Richmond County Public Library System
Augusta University Suicide Prevention
Augusta University Health Services Program
City of Refuge Enterprise
CSRA EOA Project Head Start
Department of Public Health District 6 WIC Nutrition Services
Division of Family and Children Services
Elite Eagles Inc.
Family Counseling Center of the CSRA
First Community Bank
First Presbyterian Church
Georgia Department of Labor WorkSource GA
Georgia Department of Juvenile Justice
Georgia Safe Routes to School
Georgia Youth Challenge
Integrated Psych Solutions
Leading Everyone To Success
LifeLink of GA
Lighthouse Care Center of Augusta
Medical Associates Plus
Order of Eastern Stars/Stolkin Court #173
Richmond County School System
SWAT Foundation, Inc.
United Way of the CSRA, Inc.