Douglas County Georgia

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CORE

Community Organizing Resources for Excellence
Community Organizing Resources for Excellence 


Contact:
Community Organizing Resources for Excellence
Amanda Bryant, Executive Director

8355 Cherokee Blvd Douglasville, GA 30134
Phone: 404.545.3556
Fax: 770-577-7774
abryant@co.douglas.ga.us


CORE Executive Director Amanda Bryant
CORE Executive Director Amanda Bryant 
Overview:
Douglas CORE is a community collaborative representing non-profits, civic organizations, health and human services, education, law enforcement, churches, families and youth. This partnership strives to assess and evaluate present needs and resources for children and families while searching for additional resources to fill in gaps in services and discourage duplication of services.

Douglas CORE is the recognized Family Connection collaborative for Douglas County with the mission to improve the well-being of the community, including support for producing both self-sufficient adults, and strong, healthy, educated families.

CORE Forums are held at 9:45 a.m. on the 2nd Tuesday of each month in the West Georgia Technical College Conference Center (4600 Timber Ridge Drive, Douglasville, GA 30135). The Public is invited and encouraged to attend and participate.

Mission
CORE is a partnership among the government, private sector, citizens, educators, and health and human services organizations of Douglas County.

Its mission is to improve the well-being of the community, including support for producing both self-sufficient adults, and strong, healthy, educated families.

CORE accomplishes this mission through its partners by:
  • identifying community needs, strengths, and resources;
  • choosing priority issues;
  • sharing experience, knowledge and resources to plan solutions; and
  • collaborating to raise grant funds and coordinating existing resources around a common agenda.

Vision
Douglas County is a community of strong, healthy families with access to coordinated health and human services that addresses problems and positively affects the quality of life.

CORE is the formal partnership that keeps up with the heartbeat of the County, and pulls the whole community together by constantly assessing needs and improvements, providing information to the Public, and securing grants as needed. As a result, Douglas County serves as an example of how communities have taken charge of their future, causing overwhelming improvement in benchmark objectives.

Values
In pursuing the Mission, CORE values include:
  • input from the community;
  • a consumer focus, not an agency focus;
  • the power of collaboration;
  • prevention rather than intervention;
  • measurable outcomes and accountability for results;
  • good stewardship and the efficient use of resources;
  • responsibility and standards at the individual, family and community levels; and
  • supporting existing organizations in the community.


Partners


City of Douglasville, Cobb/Douglas Public Health (CDPH), Communities In Schools - Douglas County (CISDC), Community Services Board (CSB), Cornerstone Baptist Church, Court Appoint Special Advocates (CASA), DC Dept. of Family & Children Services (DFCS), DC Juvenile Program Administration Dept (JPAD), DC Meth Task Force, Dept. of Juvenile Justice (DJJ), Douglas County Board of Commissioners, Douglas County Juvenile Courts, Douglas County School System, DC Parks and Recreation Dept., Douglas County Sheriff's Dept., GA's Own Credit Union, GA Vocational Rehabilitation Agency of DC, Greystone Power Corporation, Kiwanis Club, Live Healthy Douglas, P.E.P.P. Inc., S.H.A.R.E. House, Sheltering Arms, UGA Cooperative Extension Services, United Way of Douglas County, Wellstar Douglas Hospital, Wenck Travel


CORE Forum
CORE Forums are held at 9:45 a.m. on the 2nd Tuesday of each month {except July) at the West Georgia Technical College (4600 Timber Ridge Drive, Douglasville, GA 30135). The Public is invited and encouraged to attend and participate.