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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
Mail: 8700 Hospital Drive
Ofc: Across from 8565 Courtland Street
Douglasville, GA 30134
Phone: 770.920.7438
Fax: 770.920.7520
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 Cornerstone Baptist Church in Lithia Springs, Georgia. The Public is invited and encouraged to attend and participate.

Thank you Douglas County Board of Commissioners!
Thank you Douglas County Board of Commissioners! 
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


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 Forum
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: amanda@douglascore.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.

  • SUB PROGRAMS/MORE INFO
    FORUMS
    CURRENT EVENTS
    August 18, 2014
    Community Organizing Resources for Excellence (CORE) Monthly Forum (Details...)


    September 9, 2014
    Community Organizing Resources for Excellence (CORE) Monthly Forum (Details...)


    October 14, 2014
    Community Organizing Resources for Excellence (CORE) Monthly Forum (Details...)


    November 11, 2014
    Community Organizing Resources for Excellence (CORE) Monthly Forum (Details...)


    December 9, 2014
    Community Organizing Resources for Excellence (CORE) Monthly Forum (Details...)


    December 9, 2014
    Community Organizing Resources for Excellence (CORE) Monthly Forum (Details...)


    IMPORTANT LINKS
    - Donate


    - Facebook
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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.

    - GovBenefits.com
    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!

    DOWNLOADABLE DOCUMENTS
    2013 CORE Resource Guide - 674.5KB
    2013 Resource Guide (Alpha) with Websites - 353.0KB


    211 Drugs Alcohol Mental Health Directory 2014 - 675.1KB
    211 Disability Resources 2014 - 548.4KB


    211 Job Resources - 918.8KB
    211 Housing Directory - 957.6KB


    211 United Way Resource Lists: Critical Needs Guide - 1433.7KB

    211 Where To Turn Guide 2014 - 802.2KB
    211 Spanish Directory 2014 Resources - 639.0KB


    Alcohol Tobacco Environmental Scan Town Hall Meeting Presentation - 37877.2KB

    Douglas County Prevention Coalition Report (Meth, Tobacco, Alcohol, Youth CORE) - 105.0KB

    Emergency Preparedness Information - 102.9KB

    Mental Illness: Know The Signs and Symptoms! - 105.0KB

    Preventing Accidental Poisoning and Drug Endangered Children - 115.2KB

    Safe Kids - 23.9KB Sexting Talk to Your Teen or Face the Loss of a Teen who Makes Poor Choices 2 Voices 2 Choices a plea from a mother! - 1764.9KB

    Teens, Sex, STDs, and Abstinence - 153.6KB

    Texting/Sexting/Computer Safety for Teens - 18.0KB

    Vr-Transitional Services - 84.3KB
    Youth Villages - 69.9KB


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