Our History

Fannin County Family Connection was formed in 1996 and was part of the original 45 counties that were formed under the Georgia Family Connection Partnership.  Family Connection quickly became the leading organization for children and families in Fannin County.  The organization consists of all the agencies and organizations in Fannin County who work on behalf of children and families and decisions are made through this collaborative process.

>The Georgia 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 Collaborative 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 Georgia Collaborative does, the tag line says it all, “Helping People Help Others”.

Fannin County Family Connection, Inc. was established in 1996 as the organization whose mission it is to bring together all organizations, agencies, businesses and individuals who work with children and families and make decisions about how to best meet the needs of these children and families in our community.