Regional Coalition: Resilient Southwest Georgia (Albany)

Mission & Broad Goals

The Success for Life Community Initiative is the upstream move to tackle the root cause of challenges faced by many in the community. The coalition’s goal is to dramatically improve the health and well-being of our community by addressing ACEs as a root cause of regional health issues, especially in light of the COVID-19 pandemic and the patterns of structural racism that endure in society. The SFL Community Initiative is a partnership of 30+ organizations and agencies throughout southwest Georgia working together to raise awareness of the effects of trauma, and to reduce its incidence and impact, as well as to build resilience in individuals, families, and our community. We all are connected, and we all win when a child succeeds in school, when families are financially stable, and when people are healthy. To “Live United” means being a part of the change. It takes everyone in the community working together to create a brighter future.

United Way of Southwest Georgia is working to advance the common good and strengthen systems that result in long-lasting changes in the following ways:

  • Education – Helping children enter school ready to succeed

  • Income – Improving financial literacy and career opportunities

  • Health – Improving access to mental health services, decreasing alcohol misuse, preventing injuries and violence, and reducing chronic disease.

  • All sectors of southwest Georgia (including but not limited to healthcare, government, judicial and law enforcement, education, daycare, housing, employment, business, civic groups, religious groups and parent networks) will recognize the impact of trauma on health from preconception through age 26, and provide or support services for raising healthy children in safe, stable, nurturing environments.

Coalition Geographic Service Area:

Baker, Calhoun, Clay, Crisp, Dougherty, Early, Lee, Mitchell, Quitman, Randolph, Sumter, Terrell, Worth

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