About Us

Who We Are

Controlled at the community level, Family Connection is present in every county in Georgia. It is the largest statewide network of communities in the nation that have made a commitment to improve results for children and families.

The Monroe County Family Connection Executive Committee Members are:

Brandi Pye, Monroe County Schools, Chair

Kimberly Clayton, Monroe County Library, Vice-Chair

Tammy Rafferzeder, Habitat for Humanity, Treasurer

Our Strategies:

Monroe County Family Connection addresses the root causes of problems, building on cultural and other strengths, pooling resources, engaging an extraordinary diversity of community members, and committing to a long-term process of planning, implementation, and evaluation.
Using a family-centered approach, schools, health and human service agencies, business, the faith community, law enforcement, nonprofit organizations, civic clubs, and others work together with families, focusing on academics, physical and mental health, nurturing parenting, economic success, and community service. We tap existing resources, streamline systems to be more efficient and effective, and initiate new projects.

We are currently addressing strategies to decrease child abuse and neglect in our county.

A Few of Our Organizational Partners

Monroe County Schools, Central Georgia Technical College, Anchor of Hope Foundation, Department of Family & Children Services, The Pregnancy Center,  Public Health,  Monroe County Library, Department of Juvenile Justice, Chamber of Commerce, individual businesses, Juvenile Court, Police Department, Sheriff’s Office and many others. Our most important partners are the families whose children we are serving.

The Future:

Our success is our partners’ success – we bring them together, they develop and implement the strategies. Our most important partners are the families whose children are being served.

Please join with us through financial support and/or active participation to achieve our goal: All children and families in Monroe County will succeed at home, in school and in the community.