Local humanitarian groups provide updates to Family Connection board
By Michael Prochaska
Several humanitarian groups presented year-to-date updates at the county’s Family Connection Collaborative Board last Tuesday.
The Ferst Foundation for Childhood Literacy served an average of 815 youth during the past 12 months. Children now have access to an entirely new list of books, said Wayne Myers, program representative and Morgan County Pre-Kindergarten director. Myers added that the county’s Pre-K program enrolled 88 children for the fall.
The Madison-Morgan Boys and Girls Club hired a new club director and partnered with the Family Connection board and the local system to develop a mentoring program. The club also implemented a summer academic program, reports state.
Morgan System of Care has served more than 38 youth and 22 caregivers over the past year and initiated a book club for youth who reside in the Orchard Grove community, according to reports. Additionally, SOC added a community awareness coordinator to the staff Morgan County’s 4-H Program enrolled 663 students in 2012 as well.
During a hospital report, Megan Morris, director of development and community relations, said Morgan Memorial Hospital (MMH) is underway on a community health needs assessment mandated by the Affordable Care Act. The assessment will contain survey results addressing the health needs of Morgan County and should be completed by June 30, 2013. MMH is receiving grant funds through a partnership with Georgia Southern University, Morris said.
Printed in the August 30, 2012 edition