About Us

Hawkinsville/Pulaski County Family Connection is part of a statewide network of 159 counties committed to improving results for children and families. Our Collaborative is raising community awareness about the issues concerning children and their parents with an emphasis on childhood and adult literacy. We are focused on building relationships with our partners. Our network provides a platform for partners to collaborate, support one another in individual service areas, and discuss and identify ways to address the concerns of children and their parents. Since 1999, local partners from various sectors in Pulaski County have come together to discuss our visions for the community, to assess the needs in our county, and then decide how our organization can best work together to meet those needs.

Vision Statement: All Families in Pulaski County are strong and self-sufficient families

Goal: Improve conditions for children and families in Pulaski County

Board Members

Staci Vickers- Chair
James Joyner – Vice Chair
Gini Thompson – Secretary


Rachel Pitts – Treasurer
Marcus Early
Sherrie’ Raleigh

About Georgia Family Connection

Georgia Family Connection is the only statewide network of its kind in the country with partners in all 159 counties working toward measurably better outcomes for our children, families, and communities. This gives us a unique vantage point—not only to see the big picture—but also to operate effectively at a local level.

We disentangle the mess of barriers, service gaps, and inefficiencies obscuring progress for our most vulnerable families. We do that by connecting our partners to resources, helping coordinate and manage efforts, and empowering our communities to craft local solutions based on local decisions.

Georgia Family Connection Partnership (GaFCP) represents and promotes Georgia Family Connection’s work, provides expertise in planning and governance, administers the state-appropriated funds for the local Collaboratives, sets standards of excellence, and helps Collaboratives evaluate their progress.

The state’s designated KIDS COUNT grantee, GaFCP also provides state agencies and policymakers with current, reliable data they need to inform decisions about improving conditions for the communities they serve.

Our Work

At Georgia Family Connection, we work to ensure that all children are healthy, primed for school, and succeed when they get there; families are stable, self-sufficient, and productive; and communities are vibrant, robust, and thriving.

None of these result areas stand in isolation. They overlap. By collaborating across sectors to address them, we nurture children and families who thrive in vibrant communities—everywhere. Because we work toward measurably better outcomes for everyone.