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WELCOME!


 

Together Georgia is the new name of our state’s most venerable organization for child and family services providers: the Georgia Association of Homes and Services for Children (GAHSC).

Since its inception 50 years ago, GAHSC has been a tireless champion of children all across the Peach State.

While we’re proud of what GAHSC has accomplished over its long history, we’ve fundamentally redesigned the organization to add even more value to the hard-working providers serving Georgia’s children and families!


WHAT WE OFFER

A COMMUNITY OF CHILD AND FAMILY SERVICE PROVIDERS WHO UNDERSTAND AND SUPPORT YOU

VISION

A clear, consistent path for the future of Georgia children and families

VOICE

Proven ability to reach key decision-makers on members' behalf

COMMUNITY

Regular member meetings and special gatherings to talk shop and brainstorm

EDUCATION

Staff training and regular news bulletins with critical changes and information


 

We're Watching!

Welfare Watch is a free email newsletter to those interested in child welfare in Georgia. Subscribe!

Provider Update is a free email newsletter to inform all providers of children and family services in Georgia about recent events and announcements. Subscribe!

 

Date Watch/Update Link to page
     
 2017/05/15  Provider Watch Children's Mental Health Week Proclamation Presentation
2017/05/04 Training Update Effective Teams and Collaboration
2017/05/02 Provider Watch nsoro Foundation Pre-Collegiate Program application deadline 5/5/17
2017/05/02 Wlefare Watch Georgia DFCS Working with Partners to Create Nation's First 'State of Hope'
2017/04/28 Provider Update Blueprint for change Livestream: State of Hope event 5/3/17
2017/04/19 Provider Watch The City of Decatur to purchase United Methodist Children's Home
2017/04/14 Provider Update Blueprint for Change: Private Provider Meeting 4/26/17
2017/03/28 Provider Update Foster Care and Educational Opportunities for youth and professionals
2017/03/23 Provider Update Celebration of Excellence 25th Anniversary 6/3/17
2017/03/16 Provider Watch The Atlanta Children's Foundation Launches Crisis Card Program to Further Support At-Risk Youth
2017/03/10 Welfare Watch Pilot Program to provide TF-CBT to juvenile courts
2017/03/06 Provider Watch 86-year-old raises man raises $400k for charity through decades of recycling
2017/02/23 Provider Watch Easter Seals Southern Georgia, Inc. 60th Anniversary
2017/02/15 Provider Watch Mandatory webinar for RBWO site directors and GA+SCORE maintainers
2017/02/15 Welfare Watch One Final Act of Love
2017/02/01 Training Update Training Update February 1, 2017
2017/01/31 Welfare Watch Fulton County Juvenile Court Judge Willie J. Lovett Jr. dies
 2017/01/20  Provider Watch Historic DeKalb Children's Home Decides to Sell 
2017/01/09 Welfare Watch Assist Albany Foster Families Affected by Weekend Storm
 2016/12/22  Provider Watch Local business owner organizes shopping spree for Methodist Home children
2016/12/20 Welfare Watch 'Be Rich' builds relationships with local community
2016/12/19 Welfare Watch Home for the Holidays and more...
2016/12/13 Training Update 2017 First Quarter Training
2016/12/13 Provider Watch GPSN E-News December 2016
2016/12/08 WellfareWatch Barton Child Law and Policy Center Action Alert 
2016/11/30 Provider Monthly Provider Monthly November 30, 2016
2016/11/30 Provider Update Updated DFCS directories and regional/district maps
2016/11/18 Welfare Watch Child welfare groups underpaid, memo shows
2016/11/17 Welfare Watch Georgia Gives Day 11/17/16
 2016/11/14  Training Update  Mission vs. Margin 
2016/11/09 Provider Watch Private Provider meeting scheduled in Region 9 with DFCS Director, Bobby Cagle 11/29/16
 2016/11/03  Welfare Watch 2016 GCCF Award Recipients recognized 
2016/10/21 Provider Watch Foster caregiver weekend retreat (Project F.R.E.E. year 2 planning)
2016/10/13 Provider Watch Orange Duffel Bag Initiative
2016/09/30 Provider Monthly Provider Monthly September 20, 2016
2016/09/28 Welfare Watch Family First Day of Action
 2016/09/23 Provider Update   Foster Youth Survey Response Email
2016/09/14 Welfare Watch Embark UGA Admissions Recruitment Event - October 7
2016/09/13 Provider Update Practice Matters 9/27/16
2016/09/12 Provider Update Private Provider meeting scheduled in Region 6 with DFCS Director, Bobby Cagle 9/27/16
 2016/09/08  Provider Update   Georgia Child Abuse Conference 9/15/  16
2016/8/31 Provider Monthly August 31, 2016
2016/08/25 Provider Watch Together Georgia Executive Director presents to DHS Board
2016/8/23  Welfare Watch  Equipping youth to transition out of foster care
2016/08/03 Provider Watch Orange Duffel Bag Initiative After School Coaching Programs
2016/08/02 Provider Watch Courting Foster Kids
2016/08/01 Provider Update Private Provider meeting scheduled in Region 4 with DFCS Director, Bobby Cagle 8/16/16
2016/07/27 Provider Update Georgia's Education and Training Voucher (ETV) Program Overview Webinar
2016/07/26 Provider Watch The Children's Home Mourns the Loss of Retired President and CEO Bev Cochran
2016/07/21 Provider Watch Together Georgia Welcome new member, Comprehensive Care Associates
2016/07/18 Training Update Training Update July 18, 2016 - Principles of Effective Behavior Management
2016/07/12 Provider Update Caregiver Resources at FosterGeorgia.com
2016/07/11 Provider Update ILP workshop improvement discussion 7/15/16
2016/07/07 Provider Update Practice Matters Meeting 9/27/16
2016/07/06 Provider Watch Help a Refugee Child Get a Great Start in the U.S.
2016/06/30 Welfare Watch Safety First
2016/06/29 Welfare Watch Georgia begins new child abuse registry July 1, 2016 that may include youth ages 13 and older
2016/06/27 Provider Update DOL Revision of Overtime - provider response requested
2016/06/21 Welfare Watch 2016 National KIDS COUNT Rankings Released
2016/06/20 Provider Watch Together Georgia welcomes new member, The Ministry Village
2016/06/16 Provider Watch DHS Alert - Water and Heat Safety
2016/06/13 Provider Watch Twin Cedars Youth Services, Inc. is Stewards Leaderboard Wining Organization
2016/06/09 Welfare Watch Scholarships - Accepting Applications in June - Early College & Achieve Atlanta Scholarships Included
2016/06/02 Provider Watch GPSN June Newsletter 2016
2016/05/26 Training and Concerence Update Training and Conference Update May 26, 2016
2016/05/26 Provider Watch Project F.R.E.E. update-Partner Orientation
2016/05/24  Welfare Watch   Look Before You Lock
2016/05/06 Training and Conference Update Training and Conference Update
2016/05/07 Provider Watch Help Lutheran Services of Georgia Transform Lives of People in Need
2016/05/05 Provider Watch DPH Training Flyer for Foster Parents
2016/05/04 Provider Watch CMHD agenda for 5/5/16
2016/05/04 Reminder Region 2 Providers to meet with DFCS Director 5/12/16
2016/05/04 Welfare Watch Children's Mental Health Day 5/5/16
2016/05/03 Provider Watch Discover Derby Style
2016/05/03 Welfare Watch National Foster Care Month
2016/05/02 Welfare Watch CollegeBound - apply today!
2016/04/29 Provider Watch Reminder - Region 2 Provider please pass along to ILP Youth
2016/04/22 Provider Watch Multi Million Dollar UGA Grant/Partnership with Behavioral Health Providers (next in series)
2016/04/21 Provider Watch Region 2 Providers to meet with DFCS Director 5/12/16
2016/04/20 Training Update Trends in Child Welfare Policy and Practice in Georgia
2016/04/20 Provider Watch Director Cagle to meet with ILP eligible youth 5/10/16
2016/04/15 Provider Watch GPSN Art & Poetry Contest for Children's Mental Health
2016/04/12 Welfare Watch Prevention Resource Guide Now Available
2016/04/05 Provider Watch Practice Matters meeting 4/22/16
2016/04/05 Provider Watch Providers to meet with DFCS Director 4/14/16
2016/03/25 Welfare Watch Summer STEAM Program
2016/03/24 Provider Update The Ethical Provision of Teleconferencing Based Supervision and Supervision for the Ethical Use of E-communications 4/1/16
2016/03/21 Training Update Upcoming Telehealth 3/24 and 4/1, Supervision 4/1 and Management training 3/31 + NEW training 4/21, Understanding the Health and Mental Health Needs of Children in Foster Care
2016/03/17 Welfare Watch Child Abuse Prevention Awareness
2016/03/16 Welfare Watch Georgia Commission on Family Violence 2015 Annual Report
2016/03/16 Welfare Watch Fetal and infant intrauterine trauma effects webinar offered 4/27/16 and 5/4/16
2016/03/14 Provider Watch & Training Update Advanced Issues in Supervisory Ethics 4/1/16
2016/03/09 Provider Update Please Share! - Practice Matters, We Can't Do it Without You
2016/03/07 Training Update Mid-Manager Leadership Development 3/31/16
2016/03/03 Provider Watch Response Requested for Upcoming Practice Matters Meeting
2016/02/18 Provider Watch Train-the-trainer Session for Providers who work with ILP eligible youth 2/25/16
2016/02/29 Training Professional Development: Mental Health Ethics and the Provision of Telemental Services: A Detailed Overview for Mental Health Clinicians 3/24/2016
2016/02/02 Training Update Effective Teams & Collaboration 2/25/2016
2016/01/29 Welfare Watch Georgia Child Fatality Review
2016/01/25 Welfare Watch Independent Living Program (ILP) February Workshops
2016/01/19 Welfare Watch Together Georgia Day at the Capitol 1/20/16
2016/01/05 Provider Update Woman places faith in strangers, hopes to build better life


The archive of Welfare & Provider Watches from previous years is here.

 

Upcoming Events
07Jun
07 Jun 2017
11:00AM -
CCI Chapter Meeting
21Jun
21 Jun 2017
10:00AM - 12:00PM
Board meeting
Recent Job Postings
 
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Together Georgia members share in the benefits of our affiliation with prominent advocacy organizations.

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MEET OUR TEAM

Ron ScroggyExecutive Director
Cutting through red tape and accomplishing the mission
Carolyn FjeranDeputy Director
The Great Facilitator. Talk to her!       

TESTIMONIALS

Together GA, as the foremost and most recognizable umbrella association for child welfare agencies in Georgia, has provided Bethany Christian Services of GA excellent opportunities to engage and partner with other child and family services agencies. It has also afforded incredible learning and advocacy opportunities as it continues its tireless efforts promoting the wellbeing of children in the State. I sincerely value the support we receive from the team at Together GA.

Through our membership with Together GA, we have been able to increase our presence in the community. There's a spirit of collaboration, communication, and education. Our Mission is "We Build Families" and we seek to work alongside others who share that mission. Together GA provides a space for us to share our challenges and our accomplishments. We appreciate the opportunity to be a part of an organization with a legislative presence and strong voice of advocacy.

Mavis E. Williamson

When we started Uniting Hope 4 Children two years ago I didn't know anyone in the field of child welfare. While partnering with Together Georgia we have been able to meet and collaborate with many partner providers and state leaders. I can't think of a better organization that helps support and set vision for children across our state. We owe much of our success to Together Georgia.

Together Georgia is a conduit for communication among child welfare professionals where we can share ideas, solve problems and create successful changes for the future of Georgia’s children and families. With professional collaboration and a strong, influential legislative voice, it brings great value and connectivity to The Methodist Home.

As the CEO of a child-placing agency which is seeking to be the best we can be, it is imperative to engage with, collaborate with and have influence on colleagues, policy makers and legislators who impact the work we do. GAHSC [now Together Georgia] provides the best way to accomplish this.

Douglas L. Mead

Twin Cedars Youth and Family Services, Inc. has been a member of GAHSC [now Together Georgia] for 20 years. Through membership youth and family serving agencies can more effectively advocate, educate and in-form; advocate for Georgia's children and families; educate one another on best and most promising practices; [and] inform public policy makers, legislators and funders. Join us and make a difference!

 
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