About Us

LCCY is a 501 (c) (3) nonprofit, which has been designated by both Lowndes County and the City of Valdosta as the community planning body for at-risk youth and their families. As such, LCCY serves as the table around which the community can sit to address issues related to improving outcomes for youth and families. The mission of the commission is to enhance the quality of life for all children and youth in Lowndes County through a comprehensive, coordinated community effort.

A collaborative consists of partners from various sectors dedicated to promoting the well-being of children and families. Together we set an agenda that establishes our priorities and allocates resources to achieve results for children and families in our county. We value the many opportunities to help families succeed!

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.