Region 2: East Central Georgia

Proudly serving the communities of:

  • Millen (Jenkins County)
  • Swainsboro (Emanuel County)
  • Sylvania (Screven County)

Get Involved!

One of the best ways for you to get involved in your local community's prevention efforts is to join your local STEPUp Workgroup. We'd love to see you at our next meeting!

Swainsboro STEP Up Workgroup meetings
2nd Thursday of each month
11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Sudie Fulford Family Center
East Georgia College
131 College Circle
Swainsboro, GA

Millen/Sylvania STEP Up Workgroup meetings
2nd Thursday of each month
1:00 p.m.
Jenkins Family Enrichment
527 Barney Avenue
Millen, GA

Please join us!  We’d love for you to be a part of our STEP Up Team!

An invitation to join a STEPUp Workgroup in Swainsboro, Sylvania or Millen, Georgia


City Council Meeting - Social Hosting Presentation
When: March 1, 2016 at 6pm
Where: Millen City Hall

Denise Ward will be going before the City Council to discuss Social Hosting and to encourage community awareness/involvement regarding the issue.  We welcome support from the great citizens of Millen, and ask that you consider joining us as we continue in our efforts to keep Millen's youth safe from the risks associated with Social Hosting and underage drinking.

Why is HEARTS so concerned with the early onset of underage drinking?

According to the National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence, using alcohol and drugs before the brain has fully developed increases the risk for future addiction to alcohol and drugs dramatically. Young people who start drinking alcohol before age 15 are 5 times more likely to develop alcohol abuse or dependence than people who first used alcohol at age 21 or older. Research for drug use and drug addiction have found similar results.

Donate to Region 2

The following items are in need of a good home! All proceeds from the purchases below will go toward Region 2's Alcohol Prevention Project initiatives to serve the needs of those in the communities specific to this region.

Items coming soon!

Thank you to our STEP Up Workgroup partners

Millen and Sylvania

  • Jenkins Family Enrichment Center
  • Jenkins County School System
  • Screven County Community Collaborative


  • Emanuel Family Connection
  • Emanuel Art Council
  • Franklin Memorial Library