About Us

Heard County Community Partnership exists to encourage and facilitate collaboration among engaged, unified and accountable partners for the purpose of growing a community of thriving children and families.

HCCP coordinates a planning process that identifies needs and resources, sets goals and priorities, evaluates programs and practices, and measures and reports results to improve outcomes in five areas:  healthy children, children ready to start school, children succeeding in school, stable self-sufficient families, and strong communities.

We are guided by our vision to assure that children of all ages within the county have access to the developmental assets and guidance to become productive, healthy, responsible, self-sufficient, accountable, and community-minded adults.

Our current projects include:

  • Baby Braves early literacy community outreach program serving families with children ages 0-3
  • Beyond Braves workforce development initiative at Heard County High School
  • HEROEs academic achievement and school attendance incentive program
  • The Outpost Family Resource Center facility and services to connect Heard County families to the assistance they need
  • Back to School Bash resource fair
  • Oversight for Heard County Food Pantry and Backpack youth food program
Baby Braves: Toddlers interact with the Heard Elementary School principal at a playdate activity.


Beyond Braves: High school students fill out a job application at the Spring job fair.

About Georgia Family Connection

Georgia Family Connection is the only statewide network of its kind in the country with partners in all 159 counties working toward measurably better outcomes for our children, families, and communities. This gives us a unique vantage point—not only to see the big picture—but also to operate effectively at a local level.

We disentangle the mess of barriers, service gaps, and inefficiencies obscuring progress for our most vulnerable families. We do that by connecting our partners to resources, helping coordinate and manage efforts, and empowering our communities to craft local solutions based on local decisions.

Georgia Family Connection Partnership (GaFCP) represents and promotes Georgia Family Connection’s work, provides expertise in planning and governance, administers the state-appropriated funds for the local Collaboratives, sets standards of excellence, and helps Collaboratives evaluate their progress.

The state’s designated KIDS COUNT grantee, GaFCP also provides state agencies and policymakers with current, reliable data they need to inform decisions about improving conditions for the communities they serve.

Our Work

At Georgia Family Connection, we work to ensure that all children are healthy, primed for school, and succeed when they get there; families are stable, self-sufficient, and productive; and communities are vibrant, robust, and thriving.

None of these result areas stand in isolation. They overlap. By collaborating across sectors to address them, we nurture children and families who thrive in vibrant communities—everywhere. Because we work toward measurably better outcomes for everyone.