Community Organizing Resources for Excellence
Community Organizing Resources for Excellence
Amanda Bryant, Executive Director
Mail: 8700 Hospital Drive
Ofc: Across from 8565 Courtland Street
Douglasville, GA 30134
CORE Executive Director Amanda Bryant
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 Cornerstone Baptist Church in Lithia Springs, Georgia. The Public is invited and encouraged to attend and participate.
Thank you Douglas County Board of Commissioners!
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.
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.
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.
Children's Voice: CASA (Court-Appointed Special Advocates)
CASA provides advocates for abused and neglected children involved in Juvenile Court deprivation proceedings. CASA is a community-based program that recruits, screens, trains, and supervises volunteers who provide individualized advocacy for these innocent victims and serves as an independent source of information for the judge who must decide their future.
Communities in Schools
The Communities in Schools program strives to:
- reduce the number of dropouts;
- improve school attendance;
- enhance personal, educational, and social development;
- improve the self-esteem of students;
- improve job readiness skills;
- increase socially acceptable behavior in the classroom, and at home; and
- coordinate timely and integrated delivery of services to youth and their families from and within the educational setting.
Douglas Safe Kids Coalition
Douglas Safe Kids is a part of the National Safe Kids Campaign, the first and only National organization dedicated solely to the prevention of unintentional childhood injury, the number one killer of children ages 14 and under. Douglas Safe Kids is committed to reducing and preventing injuries to children in Douglas County through education and the provision of safety equipment to families in need. Through its lead agency, the Douglas Board of Health, Douglas Safe Kids hosts safety education events and distribute safety education and equipment throughout Douglas County. Douglas Safe Kids provides information and education on the following topics:
- car and booster seats;
- poison prevention;
- water safety;
- bicycle helmets;
- fire safety;
- bicycle and pedestrian safety; and
- home safety.
CORE Forums are held at 9:45 a.m. on the 2nd Tuesday of each month at the Cornerstone Baptist Church (7167 S. Sweetwater Road, Lithia Springs, GA 30122). The Public is invited and encouraged to attend and participate.
ALTERNATIVE WEBSITE: www.DouglasCore.org Contact Amanda: firstname.lastname@example.org
Douglas CORE New Office Location 6287 Fairburn Road, Douglasville, GA 30134 next to the Senior Service Center
On June 1, 2012, Douglas CORE moved to a new facility off Fairburn Road at Courtland. The new CORE Conference Center and Family Engagement Resource Center are located at this location. Stay tuned for new services that will be offered in this new Community Center. CORE shares this location with 4-H and other Cooperative Services Programs.
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- Family Connection Partnership
The Family Connection is a State-wide network of all 159 Georgia counties that have made a commitment to improve results for children and families. The Georgia Policy Council, a policy making body established by State law, works in partnership with the Family Connection to promote the well-being of children and families in Georgia.
Web Site includes information on a variety of benefit and assistance programs for veterans, seniors, students, teachers, children, people with disabilities, dependents, disaster victims, farmers, caregivers, job seekers, prospective homeowners, and more!
2013 CORE Resource Guide
2013 Resource Guide (Alpha) with Websites
2013 Forum Minutes
Alcohol Tobacco Environmental Scan Town Hall Meeting Presentation
Douglas County Methamphetamine Issues
Douglas County Prevention Coalition Report (Meth, Tobacco, Alcohol, Youth CORE)
Douglas County Task Force
Expanding the Goal
Douglas County Teen Health Center March 2012
Douglasville Street to Home Program March 2012
Emergency Preparedness Information
Energy Drinks and Emergency Preparedness
Expanding the Goal
Family Engagement Initiative
Douglas Alcohol Abuse Prevention 2012
Leading Cause of Disability
Mental Illness: Know The Signs and Symptoms!
Preventing Accidental Poisoning and Drug Endangered Children
Talk to Your Teen or Face the Loss of a Teen who Makes Poor Choices 2 Voices 2 Choices a plea from a mother!
Teens, Sex, STDs, and Abstinence
Texting/Sexting/Computer Safety for Teens
THE DOOR: A transitional housing program for men.
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