About Us

Beginning in 1991, a group of concerned citizens representing residents, agencies, and businesses began to collaborate in an effort to improve services for Madison County residents.  In 1994, those involved named the group the Madison Area Resource Team (M.A.R.T.).  Over time the collaborative grew and evolved into a formal entity.  In early 2000, M.A.R.T. formed a partnership with Family Connection, having applied for a Family Connection grant in 1999.

The M.A.R.T. Collaborative meets monthly.  Membership is open to social service agencies, school personnel, policy makers, businesses, churches, and other community members interested in collaborating to address human service and quality of life issues facing families and children in Madison County.  Please contact us if you are interested in attending a monthly meeting.

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.