During an appreciation luncheon last week, leaders of the Bryan County Family Connection made it clear to their volunteer partners: We couldn’t do this without your support.
Nearly 70 local businesses and organizations were recognized, receiving a certificate of appreciation and as BCFC Chairwoman Lauren Francis stated, “If it wasn’t for you, we wouldn’t be who we are today.”
Francis, who said the goal of the organization is to make Bryan County better, thanked the volunteer partners, and along with director Wendy Sims, spoke of the progress and achievements made by the organization since its inception more than 25 years ago.
Sims treated the audience to a slideshow of images portraying the good work done by the group and its volunteers.
The mission of the Bryan County Family Connection is to bridge the gap between agencies in an effort to provide quality services so that all families and children within the community can reach their highest potential.
The local organization is a part of Georgia Family Connection Partnership, a statewide initiative of 159 community collaborative partnerships committed to making measurable improvements for children and families in Georgia. Each collaborative serves as the local decision-making body, bringing community partners together to develop, implement, and evaluate plans that address the serious challenges facing Georgia’s children and families.
The group is teaming up with the Coastal Health District Adolescent Health & Youth Development and Savannah Prevention Center to present its first Save a Life Youth Health Summit in Richmond Hill on June 23.
Here is a list of the BCFC partners who were honored:
Another Debut Consignment Shop
Atlantic Area CASA
City of Pembroke
City of Richmond Hill
Babies Can’t Wait
Bryan County 4-H
Bryan County Board of Commissioners
Bryan County Board of Education
Bryan County Department of Family and Children’s Services
Bryan County Drug Free Coalition
Bryan County Headstart
Bryan County Elementary School
Bryan County Emergency Services
Bryan County Health Department
Bryan County High School
Bryan County Department of Juvenile Justice
Bryan County Middle School
Bryan County News
Bryan County Opioid Prevention Program
Bryan County School System
Bryan County Sheriff’s Office
Coastal Campaign For Children
Coastal Georgia Area Community Action Authority
Easter Seals of Southern Georgia
Ellabell United Methodist Church
Family Promise of Bryan County
First Baptist Church of Pembroke
Fraser Counseling Center
Gateway Behavioral Health Services
Helen’s Haven Children’s Advocacy Center
Horizon Behavioral Health
Jacob Grant Community Center
Lanier Primary School
Living Independence For Everyone (LIFE), Inc.
McAllister Elementary School
Malinda Graham and Associates
Mt. Moriah Baptist Church
Peach State Health Plans
Pembroke Advanced Communications
Pembroke Christian Church
Pembroke Police Department
Pembroke Public Library
Rape Crisis Center of the Coastal Empire
Region 5 DBHDD
Richmond Hill Elementary School
Richmond Hill Montessori Preschool
Richmond Hill Police Department
Richmond Hill Primary School
Richmond Hill Public Library
Richmond Hill Teen Center
Richmond Hill United Methodist Church
Right From The Start Medical Assistance Group
Savannah Area Board of Realtors
St. Anne’s Catholic Church
United Way of the Coastal Empire—Bryan County Office
Wellcare of Georgia
WXCEL Mentoring Program
YMCA of Coastal Georgia.