Together Georgia is the new name of our state’s most venerable organization for child and family services providers: the Georgia Association of Homes and Services for Children (GAHSC).
Since its inception 50 years ago, GAHSC has been a tireless champion of children all across the Peach State.
While we’re proud of what GAHSC has accomplished over its long history, we’ve fundamentally redesigned the organization to add even more value to the hard-working providers serving Georgia’s children and families!
A COMMUNITY OF CHILD AND FAMILY SERVICE PROVIDERS WHO UNDERSTAND AND SUPPORT YOU
A clear, consistent path for the future of Georgia children and families
Proven ability to reach key decision-makers on members' behalf
Regular member meetings and special gatherings to talk shop and brainstorm
Staff training and regular news bulletins with critical changes and information
Welfare Watch is a free email newsletter to those interested in child welfare in Georgia. Subscribe!
Provider Update is a free email newsletter to inform all providers of children and family services in Georgia about recent events and announcements. Subscribe!
|Date||Watch/Update||Link to page|
|2018/06/06||Provider Update||Youth Town Hall 6/27/18|
|2018/05/30||Provider Update||Family First Prevention Services Act orientation 6/12|
|2018/05/25||Provider Update||Destination of Hope provider meeting 6/28|
|2018/05/14||Provider Update||Georgia EmpowerMEnt & GARYSE(ILP) ARRIVE ALIVE Webinar 5/15|
|2018/05/11||Welfare Watch||How can we stop the youth suicide crisis?|
|2018/05/02||Training Update||Effective Supervision|
|2018/04/09||Provider Update||Practice Matters meeting 4/18|
|2018/04/09||Provider Update||Trainings for Foster Parents Increase Placement Stability|
|2018/03/30||Training Update||Leadership Development for Frontline Staff|
|2018/01/16||Training Update||Effective Teams and Collaboration|
|2017/12/01||Training Update||Authentic YOUth Engagement - what does it mean for YOU?|
|2017/12/01||Provider Update||Practice Matters Meeting 12/12/17|
|2017/10/20||Provider Update||The Cost of Poverty|
|2017/10/19||Provider Update||Helping Young People Heal from Trauma|
|2017/09/14||Provider Update||Blueprint for Change: Region 3 Provider Meeting 9/26/17|
|2017/08/02||Provider Update||Blueprint for Change: DeKalb and Fulton Private Provider Meeting 8/23/17|
|2017/07/10||Welfare Watch||Judge Juanita Stedman to lead Together Georgia Provider Alliance, Inc.
|2017/06/27||Provider Update||Blueprint for Change: Region 1 Private Provider Meeting 7/19/17|
|2017/06/26||Provider Watch||Together Georgia welcomes new member, Little Debbie's Second Chance Home|
|2017/06/14||Provider Watch||Together Georgia welcomes new member, Georgia MENTOR|
|2017/05/15||Provider Watch||Children's Mental Health Week Proclamation Presentation|
|2017/05/04||Training Update||Effective Teams and Collaboration|
|2017/05/02||Provider Watch||nsoro Foundation Pre-Collegiate Program application deadline 5/5/17|
|2017/05/02||Wlefare Watch||Georgia DFCS Working with Partners to Create Nation's First 'State of Hope'|
|2017/04/28||Provider Update||Blueprint for change Livestream: State of Hope event 5/3/17|
|2017/04/19||Provider Watch||The City of Decatur to purchase United Methodist Children's Home|
|2017/04/14||Provider Update||Blueprint for Change: Private Provider Meeting 4/26/17|
|2017/03/28||Provider Update||Foster Care and Educational Opportunities for youth and professionals|
|2017/03/23||Provider Update||Celebration of Excellence 25th Anniversary 6/3/17|
|2017/03/16||Provider Watch||The Atlanta Children's Foundation Launches Crisis Card Program to Further Support At-Risk Youth|
|2017/03/10||Welfare Watch||Pilot Program to provide TF-CBT to juvenile courts|
|2017/03/06||Provider Watch||86-year-old raises man raises $400k for charity through decades of recycling|
|2017/02/23||Provider Watch||Easter Seals Southern Georgia, Inc. 60th Anniversary|
|2017/02/15||Provider Watch||Mandatory webinar for RBWO site directors and GA+SCORE maintainers|
|2017/02/15||Welfare Watch||One Final Act of Love|
|2017/02/01||Training Update||Training Update February 1, 2017|
|2017/01/31||Welfare Watch||Fulton County Juvenile Court Judge Willie J. Lovett Jr. dies|
|2017/01/20||Provider Watch||Historic DeKalb Children's Home Decides to Sell|
|2017/01/09||Welfare Watch||Assist Albany Foster Families Affected by Weekend Storm|
The archive of Welfare & Provider Watches from previous years is here.
Together GA, as the foremost and most recognizable umbrella association for child welfare agencies in Georgia, has provided Bethany Christian Services of GA excellent opportunities to engage and partner with other child and family services agencies. It has also afforded incredible learning and advocacy opportunities as it continues its tireless efforts promoting the wellbeing of children in the State. I sincerely value the support we receive from the team at Together GA.
Through our membership with Together GA, we have been able to increase our presence in the community. There's a spirit of collaboration, communication, and education. Our Mission is "We Build Families" and we seek to work alongside others who share that mission. Together GA provides a space for us to share our challenges and our accomplishments. We appreciate the opportunity to be a part of an organization with a legislative presence and strong voice of advocacy.
When we started Uniting Hope 4 Children two years ago I didn't know anyone in the field of child welfare. While partnering with Together Georgia we have been able to meet and collaborate with many partner providers and state leaders. I can't think of a better organization that helps support and set vision for children across our state. We owe much of our success to Together Georgia.
Together Georgia is a conduit for communication among child welfare professionals where we can share ideas, solve problems and create successful changes for the future of Georgia’s children and families. With professional collaboration and a strong, influential legislative voice, it brings great value and connectivity to The Methodist Home.
As the CEO of a child-placing agency which is seeking to be the best we can be, it is imperative to engage with, collaborate with and have influence on colleagues, policy makers and legislators who impact the work we do. GAHSC [now Together Georgia] provides the best way to accomplish this.
Twin Cedars Youth and Family Services, Inc. has been a member of GAHSC [now Together Georgia] for 20 years. Through membership youth and family serving agencies can more effectively advocate, educate and in-form; advocate for Georgia's children and families; educate one another on best and most promising practices; [and] inform public policy makers, legislators and funders. Join us and make a difference!