Regional Coalition: Waycross Area Resilient Georgia Partnership

Mission & Broad Goals

Waycross Area Resilient Georgia's mission is to build a trauma-informed community by strengthening its awareness of adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) and their impact. This includes empowering victims of family violence through advocacy, community partnerships, and providing safe and hopeful environments that promote economic and family stability. Like many areas of rural Georgia, Waycross understands the importance of mental health and suicide prevention services with the impact of Covid-19 and plans to develop training and programs to address both. In providing these trainings through our service providers and community partners, youth, parents, Law Enforcement, and First Responders, we will be able to promote resiliency in the Waycross Judicial Circuit through a unified trauma-informed response. Additionally, Waycross is developing the Family Justice Center as a multi-agency, cross-sector service center to facilitate care for victims of interpersonal violence in one location. 

Waycross Area Resilient Georgia's goal is to create a community response through cross-sectored partnership throughout the six counties; it serves to provide a trauma-informed response to ACEs by:

  1. Family Justice Center partnerships with judicial sectors, law enforcement officers, parents, and school systems

  2. Addressing substance abuse effects on families through prevention and awareness trainings 

  3. Developing programming in schools to prevent and address suicide through trainings with the Waycross police department 

  4. Offering behavioral health services to sexually exploited children and children who have been exposed to other violence such as Domestic Violence, abuse, and neglect

  5. Providing a trauma-informed approach to families for raising healthy children in safe, stable, nurturing environments

  6. Educating and engaging community members, raising awareness of intergenerational ACEs

Coalition Geographic Service Area:

Bacon, Brantley, Charlton, Coffee, Pierce, Ware

Ways To Connect

Learn more about Waycross Area Resilient Georgia coalition’s ACEs prevention and trauma informed efforts. 

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Coalition Partners

  • SOUTHEAST GEORGIA CASA

  • UNISON BEHAVIORAL HEALTH

  • WAYCROSS FAMILY JUSTICE CENTER

  • WAYCROSS POLICE DEPARTMENT