Lumpkin County Family Connection is a 501(c)(3) with a 22-year history in Lumpkin County. We are one of 159 community-networking groups known as Georgia Family Connection Partnership. Lumpkin County Family Connection is responsible for convening community partners to address concerns and issues regarding the well being of families and children within our county. We use a strategic approach to encircle families with resources and supports to help strengthen and provide stability to promote child safety and well being Our two goals are: All children in Lumpkin County will be free of abuse and neglect and all children in Lumpkin County will succeed in school.

Although our focus is on improved outcomes for children, to meet these goals we must provide additional resources and skills to strengthen many of our families, target prevention initiatives that help protect our children from becoming victims of abuse and provide role models and mentors to give them the tools to succeed in school and life.
Lumpkin County Family Connection has offices in the schools, but is a community-based organization separate from the school system. To work towards our current mission and goals Lumpkin County Family Connection hosts monthly collaborative meetings and oversees a Backpack Buddies Program, Mentoring Program, and Family Advocacy Program. One of our newest partnerships with the school system is the Student Outreach Center. The center is located at the middle school and offers families access to hygiene items, food, school supplies, clothing and parent education.

Our Mission: To build and maintain a comprehensive community network that can assist families in finding and accessing resources to keep their children safe and successful in school and in life.

Our Vision: All Lumpkin County Families will be self-sufficient, capable, and productive. Parents will provide safe, nurturing environments for their children.

Our current goals include:
1. All children in Lumpkin County will be free of abuse and neglect.
2. All children in Lumpkin County will have an equal opportunity to succeed in school.





Lumpkin County Family Connection: 

Region 2

56 Indian Drive
Dahlonega, GA 30533-3871
706-864-6189 Ext. 41126


Brigette Barker
Executive Director
706-864-6189 Ext. 41126, Office




Melissa Foster
Board Chair