We offer four programs, including: 

Augusta CARES Initiative 

The Augusta CAREs (Campaign for Adolescent Responsibility and Equity) Initiative seeks to align community systems in an effort to promote optimal mental & physical health for adolescents (teens & youth) ages 13 – 19, with particular emphasis on vulnerable youth at greatest risk. Through this initiative, adolescents are educated on healthy relationships using an evidence-based curriculum called Loves Notes SRA. For more information about Augusta CAREs, please call (706)721-7464 or email cwimberly@augustapartnership.org

Family Self-Sufficiency Initiative 

Assists families in Richmond County with building their capacity to become self-sufficient. The objectives for this initiative are for participants to develop and/or strengthen:

• Problem-solving and other soft skills

• Linkages to community resources and support networks

• Mindfulness and Self-care techniques

Achieved through Getting Ahead curriculum training, Lunch & Learn sessions, case management, and coaching. For more information, please contact Candice Hillman at (706)721-7415 or chillman@augustapartnership.org

Georgia Home Visiting First Steps and Parents As Teachers Program 

Funded through GA DPH, supports expectant parents and caregivers of children five years old and younger. Families are provided with information related to maternal health, newborn/child health, home and child safety, community and family safety, school readiness, and economic self-sufficiency.

Parents as Teachers is an evidence-based Home Visiting program providing services and support to families with at least one child pre-birth through kindergarten. The primary goals include increasing parent knowledge of early childhood development, early detection of developmental delays and health concerns, improving children’s school readiness and success, and strengthening families. For more information, please contact Rochelle Myers at(706)721- 1049 or rmyers@augustapartnership.org

GenRX Initiative 

The GenRx Initiative is a response to the growing epidemic of prescription drug abuse among youth and young adults ages 12-25. The goal of the initiative is to educate people about the potential dangers of misusing prescription medications. The initiative enhances medication safety and puts evidence-based strategies into practice in order to reduce prescription drug misuse abuse. For more information, please contact Candice Hillman at (706)721-1475 or kjohnson@augustapartnership.org

Resilient Teens Initiative 

The Resilient Teens Initiative is designed to prepare Augusta and the surrounding communities to address Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs), resilience, and trauma-informed care in teens 13-19 in the 14-county area of the Central Savannah River Area (CSRA) of Georgia. The initiative uses a variety of teachings and building of resiliency skills among teen participants, using five pillars including self-awareness, mindfulness, self-care, positive relationships, and purpose. In addition, the initiative educates the community on the impacts of trauma and strengthens support for programs and services. For more information, please contact Cierra Cullars at (706)721-4936 or ccullars@augustapartnership.org 

Youth Community Change Commission 

The Youth Community Change Commission (YC3) is a group of teens and adolescents ages 13 – 19 working to create solutions to issues that are negatively affecting teens and adolescents. The groups meet twice per month for group activities and brainstorming ideas. For more information about YC3 or to become a member, please contact Steven O’Neil at (706)421-4188 or email soneil@augustapartnership.org 

ManHood Tour 

The ManHood Tour is a space where men of all ages come together to build each other up, share ideas, and strategize on how to give back and positively influence the community through a series of discussions in an open forum. For more information, please contact Briana Smith at (706) 721-8344 or bsmith@augustapartnership.org