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Ministry Opportunity - We Need YOUR Help!

Monday, October 31, 2016

Ministry Opportunity - We Need YOUR Help!

What if I told you that YOU can be part of building strong families in other parts of the world? If I showed you specific ways that your involvement could directly impact the lives of mothers, fathers, and children for years to come – all for the cause of Christ? Would you be willing to help make this a reality for families in places like Nigeria, Ecuador, and the UK?

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Newton County Town Hall a Success

Thursday, October 06, 2016

Newton County Town Hall a Success

On Saturday, September 17th, a group of concerned community members, parents, and students came together at Newton High School to listen, learn, and discuss the need for change during a Town Hall meeting on Underage Drinking.

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Staff Member Spotlight: Denise Ward

Friday, July 01, 2016

Staff Member Spotlight: Denise Ward

Here at HEARTS for Families we are abundantly blessed with team members who are passionate, experienced, hard-working, and knowledgeable about the work that they do. As a testament to this, we will be presenting a “Staff Member Spotlight” each month to highlight a member of our team. This month, the spotlight is on Denise Ward, who is our Community Involvement Specialist for the Alcohol Prevention Project in Millen, Swainsboro, and Sylvania.

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HOORAY! City of Millen Passes Social Hosting Ordinance!

Monday, June 13, 2016

HOORAY! City of Millen Passes Social Hosting Ordinance!

HEARTS for Families is thrilled to announce that the hard work the dedicated members of the STEP Up Millen Workgroup has paid off. Members of the Millen City Council approved the proposed Social Hosting Ordinance on May 3rd, and it was signed into law on June 7th!

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Say Hello to the Summer 2016

Wednesday, June 01, 2016

Say Hello to the Summer 2016 "Dream Team"!

Fresh ideas and unique talents are always welcome at HEARTS for Families, and we are excited to share that we’ve brought on three interns who are full of both! The interns, who we’ve affectionately dubbed the “Summer 2016 Dream Team,” each bring a wealth of diverse skills and knowledge to the table. We’d like to take this moment to introduce you them, and share what they’ll be up to!

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Staff Member Spotlight: Wendy Durham

Monday, May 23, 2016

Staff Member Spotlight: Wendy Durham

Here at HEARTS for Families, we are abundantly blessed with team members who are passionate, experienced, hard-working, and knowledgeable about the work that they do. As a testament to this, we will be presenting a “Staff Member Spotlight” each month to highlight a member of our team. This month, the spotlight is on Wendy Durham.

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HEARTS for Families Surprises Winner of the #SWTP2016™ Contest

Friday, April 15, 2016

HEARTS for Families Surprises Winner of the #SWTP2016™ Contest

Drum roll, please! After much anticipation from both participants and staff throughout the duration of the campaign, HEARTS for Families is THRILLED to announce the Grand Prize winner of our Spring 2016 #Selfie with the Police™ Contest: Cason Harden of Moultrie, GA! We are so excited for Cason! We’d like to share a little about him and his family with you, and share the story of how he found out that he won.

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HEARTS for Families Participates in “Kick the Habit Day” at Newton High School

Friday, April 08, 2016

HEARTS for Families Participates in “Kick the Habit Day” at Newton High School

On March 16, 2016, Newton High School students implemented the second annual “Kick the Habit Day” event. Kick the Habit Day is an opportunity for the students to provide their peers with education about how they can stay safe, healthy and sober. For the 2nd year, HEARTS for Families assisted the students in planning and implementing the event.

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Staff Member Spotlight: Ed Lee

Tuesday, March 15, 2016

Staff Member Spotlight: Ed Lee

Here at HEARTS for Families, we are abundantly blessed with team members who are passionate, experienced, hard-working, and knowledgeable about the work that they do. As a testament to this, we will be presenting a “Staff Member Spotlight” each month to highlight a member of our team. This month, the spotlight is on Ed Lee, who is our Program Coordinator in the Harris and Marion county areas, and also serves as our Operations Manager.

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Staff Member Spotlight: Mollie Melvin

Friday, February 05, 2016

Staff Member Spotlight: Mollie Melvin

Here at HEARTS for Families, we are abundantly blessed with team members who are passionate, experienced, hard-working, and knowledgeable about the work that they do. As a testament to this, we will be presenting a “Staff Member Spotlight” each month to highlight a member of our team. This month, the spotlight is on Mollie Melvin, who is our Community Resource Specialist in the Newton County area, as well as our Meeting/Training Coordinator.

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Blog - HEARTS for Families announces 2015 Golden Heart Award Recipient

Monday, January 11, 2016

Blog - HEARTS for Families announces 2015 Golden Heart Award Recipient

Each year, the members of the HEARTS for Families team are given an opportunity to nominate a person in their service community to receive the “Golden HEART Award.” The Golden Heart Award is for a community member who goes above and beyond to support HEARTS for Families in various ways, including volunteering time, money, and resources toward furthering our cause.

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Upcoming Event: The Choice Bus in Ware County

Monday, August 24, 2015

Upcoming Event: The Choice Bus in Ware County

The Choice Bus, created by the Mattie C. Stewart Foundation will be at Waycross Middle on August 25th and August 26th and at Ware Middle on August 27th and 28th and each student will have the opportunity to tour The Choice Bus.

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Law enforcement appreciation events

Monday, April 27, 2015

Law enforcement appreciation events

During the week of April 7-10, HEARTS for Families visited Law Enforcement agencies in Clayton County to show appreciation for their support of our efforts in the community.

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Commitment in Harris County

Thursday, January 29, 2015

Commitment in Harris County

Together this group of people forms our STEP Up Workgroup in Harris and they are committed to encouraging retailers to volunteer to have 50% of their employees enroll and complete the Retail Business Server Training (RBST) by the end of September 30, 2015.

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STEP Up Ware Workgroup’s Retreat

Friday, October 24, 2014

STEP Up Ware Workgroup’s Retreat

The theme for the retreat was a fishing trip. The Retreat Planning Committee wanted the participants to leave the retreat with a “tackle box” of resources on how to be more informed about the risks and dangers of underage drinking.

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Help Georgia Students Say “No” to Drugs

Friday, August 29, 2014

Help Georgia Students Say “No” to Drugs

HEARTS for Families and Give Yourself a Chance are hosting a Solo cup contest to promote Red Ribbon Week in Georgia. We want to make sure the students are motivated to enter and put some serious thought into their entries, so we need amazing prizes.

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Alcohol Awareness Summer Camp

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Alcohol Awareness Summer Camp

Last week, HEARTS Staff Community Involvement Specialists and Community Resource Specialists co-sponsor the Alcohol Awareness Summer Camp and feeding program at First Baptist Church of Buena Vista, GA.

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Columbus Tech College Tour

Friday, June 06, 2014

Columbus Tech College Tour

Recently, Bennie and John Winchester, Executive Director of Harris Family Connection, co-sponsored the Harris County High School Senior college tour to Columbus Tech.

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Staff shares cross-training experiences

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Staff shares cross-training experiences

Exciting things are always happening at HEARTS for Families! We are currently cross-training our field staff (Community Involvement Specialists-CIS) whereby they are attending meetings and visiting key stakeholders in another region supported by a fellow CIS to learn new techniques for engaging community members and leaders.

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HEARTS for Families Scavenger Hunt

Friday, April 18, 2014

HEARTS for Families Scavenger Hunt

For one week, starting Monday April 21st, we will be posting one family-focused trivia question per day on Facebook and Twitter. All the answers can be found on our website, and of course, there will be prizes!

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Harris County Community Forum

Monday, March 31, 2014

Harris County Community Forum

Sheriff Jolly has worked with Bennie Oates, one of our Community Involvement Specialists, and spoke to the community about underage drinking prevention

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Guiding Good Choices launching soon

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Guiding Good Choices launching soon

We are so excited to announce we are prepared to launch several Guiding Good Choices training programs this Spring and Summer. We wrapped up facilitator training at the end of February, have several private classes scheduled and we are arranging classes for the public. Stay tuned for specific dates and locations.

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Binge drinking education in Buena Vista

Friday, January 31, 2014

Binge drinking education in Buena Vista

This week in the rural community of Buena Vista, Georgia, HEARTS staff and local law enforcement hosted a mobile classroom on preventing heavy and binge drinking for young adults. We are proud to say the classrooms were well-attended and that many faith community representatives were there from local churches.

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The new HEARTS website is here

Friday, December 06, 2013

The new HEARTS website is here

We are thrilled to welcome you to the new HEARTSforFamilies.org. Take a look around our new website and see all the great new features!

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