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Bryan County Family Connection honors its volunteer partners
Bryan County Family Connection

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.

For more information about the group, go to or their Facebook page.

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

Harvey’s Supermarket

Helen’s Haven Children’s Advocacy Center

Horizon Behavioral Health

Jacob Grant Community Center

Keller Williams

Lanier Primary School

Living Independence For Everyone (LIFE), Inc.

McAllister Elementary School

McFadden Place

Malinda Graham and Associates

MedBank Foundation

Mt. Moriah Baptist Church

Peach State Health Plans

Pembroke Advanced Communications

Pembroke Christian Church

Pembroke Police Department

Pembroke Public Library

Piggly Wiggly

Rape Crisis Center of the Coastal Empire

Region 5 DBHDD

ReMax Accent

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

SouthCoast Pediatrics

Spells Temple

St. Anne’s Catholic Church

United Way of the Coastal Empire—Bryan County Office

Wellcare of Georgia

WXCEL Mentoring Program

YMCA of Coastal Georgia.


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