Weekly Update January 18, 2019

FFPSA White Paper

This White Paper is the combined effort of Together Georgia and GATS members. You gave your input during the Chapter Meetings while also raising important questions and concerns. 

Once the Paper was in draft form many of you reviewed the draft and provided changes and additions. This was done several different times. 

Gabby Sheely our expert took all of that and wrote this amazing White Paper. I hope you are as proud of it as I am. This is a very important document which has been presented to Interim Director Tom Rawlings and his leadership team, at a meeting of the foundation community and to Governor Kemp’s staff. It will now be used as a tool for all of those and all of us as we move forward and implement the Family First Act in Georgia. Thank you to all of you who made this possible and a big thank you to Gabby!!

►NOW OPEN - Registration is now open for the 2019 Executive Retreat scheduled April 22 & 23 at the Jekyll Island Club. Family Preservation Services Act implementation discussion will be front and center at this year's event. Please make plans to attend. Additional details will be forthcoming. 


January 14, 2019 - Kinship Traditions of Caring and Collaborating Training - February 6-7
January 14, 2019 - Barton Child Law and Policy Center
Senate legislative schedule LC 34 5479
Medical Assistance; program of premium assistance to enable eligible individuals to obtain health care coverage; provide SB 3

GA+SCORE e-blasts (RBWO Providers):

Jan 17, 2019 FY20 Contract Amendments -- UPDATED forms included
Jan 17, 2019 FY20 Contract Amendments -- forms included
Jan 17, 2019 RBWO Workgroup Participants 2019
Jan 15, 2019 Employment Opportunity for Young Adults - Six Flags
Jan 14, 2019 FY 2020 Contract Documents -- All documents due 1/28


►CANCELED January 31, 2019 - Together Georgia Day at the Capitol
April 22 & 23, 2019 - TG Executive Retreat, Jekyll Island


2019 calendar is under development


Georgia Conference on Children and Families 
October 28-30, 2019 - Marriott Augusta



Archived:  TG Salary Survey:  The 2016 survey is now closed.  Click here to view results (You will need to download the document and open it to view all of the columns.)


Please note Together Georgia has a Job Bank to which TG members may post notices on the website at www.togetherga.net.   The system is new and members will need to log in with username and password that was previously provided to member agency directors. (Username is the first initial and last name of agency director; password, if forgotten may be reset - reset will go to the agency director's inbox. )


Together Georgia corporate sponsors/partners improve services and can save your agency thousands of dollars annually. click here to review.

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Our MISSION: Together Georgia is a preeminent voice in Georgia's child and family welfare policy-making.

Our VISION: Together Georgia will ensure that member organizations are equipped to serve those that their missions are tied to through distributing emerging data as well as by collaborating with key government figures and pertinent decision makers