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  1. First Steps


    First Steps is a program of the Georgia Council on Child Abuse, and is implemented through the Cobb and Douglas Boards of Health. First Steps uses trained volunteers to offer emotional support, parenting education, community services referrals, crisis counseling, and follow-up contacts to expectant and new parents in Douglas County.
    Contact Information:
    c/o CORE
    8700 Hospital Drive
    Douglasville, GA 30134
    Phone: 770.920.7438
    Web site: http://www.douglasCORE.com (opens in new window)
    Email: abryant@co.douglas.ga.us

  2. Healthy Families Georgia


    Healthy Families Georgia is a collaborative effort of the Georgia Council on Child Abuse, Inc., the Division of Public Health, and the Georgia Children's Trust Fund Commission. In conjunction with the First Steps Program, Healthy Families provides support for all new parents and intensive, long-term home visitor services for at-risk families. In addition to addressing child abuse prevention, the program helps ensure that families' needs are met, and that children are ready for success in school.
    Contact Information:
    c/o CORE
    8700 Hospital Drive
    Douglasville, GA 30134
    Phone: 770.920.7438
    Web site: http://www.DouglasCORE.com (opens in new window)
    Email: abryant@co.douglas.ga.us

  3. Safe Kids Douglas County


    Safe Kids Douglas County is committed to reducing and preventing accidental injuries to children in Douglas County. Safe Kids Douglas County pledges to raise public awareness of preventable injuries, to support public policy on child safety and to provide safety education to parents, caregivers, children and youth. They provide information and education on the following topics: car and booster seats, poison prevention, water safety, bicycle/wheel safety, home safety and pedestrian safety.
    Contact Information:
    6770 Selman Drive
    Douglas County Health Department
    Douglasville, GA 30134
    Phone: 770.949.5155
    Email:

  4. Sheltering Arms


    Sheltering Arms is Georgia's oldest non-profit early childhood education program, and one of its most respected. Their mission is to serve working families with high quality, affordable child care and education, and comprehensive support services, as well as to provide professional development for early childhood educators and community outreach. Founded by Atlanta volunteers in 1888, Sheltering Arms now annually serves more than 3,600 children, ages six weeks to five years, and their families, in 17 centers in seven metro Atlanta counties, including Douglas.
    Contact Information:
    3833 Longview Drive
    Douglasville, GA 30135
    Phone: 770.949.3717
    Web site: http://www.ShelteringArmsforKids.com/index.html (opens in new window)
    Email: apaschall@shelteringarmsforkids.com