Our History

The Georgia Family Connection County Collaborative Authority for Families and Children was created under the authority of Act 677, adopted March 27, 1998 and amended May 1, 2002 by the General Assembly of the State of Georgia. Designated as the local decision making body for prioritizing the needs of families and children, the Georgia Collaborative brings community partners together to develop, implement, and evaluate plans that address the serious challenges facing Georgia County’s children and families.

The Houston County Commission on Children and Families: Kids Journey A Partnership for our future was established in 1991 as a Legislative Authority.  Kids Journey (as known locally) was one of five pilot programs in Georgia.

In 2016, The Houston County Family Connection Board of Directors decided to dissolve Kids Journey operations as a Legislative Authority and begin operations as a 501c3 Non profit named: Houston County Family Connection, Inc.  This name change was inline with the state roll out of the new Georgia Family Connection 25th Anniversary and new branding logo.

Today all 159 counties in Georgia operate a Family Connection Collaborative.  While we are all under the leadership of Georgia Family Connection, we all operate to meet the needs of our counties. Houston County Family Connection has positioned itself as a non-profit focusing on networking and relationships; connecting both the general public to partners and partners to each other. While there is no one sentence to explain what a Georgia Collaborative does, the tag line says it all, “Helping People Help Others.”