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Program Name: Child and Family Focus
Year the Program was Started: 2008
Public Contact Person: jenny wood
Address: 133 Samaritan Dr. Suite 303
Gainesvile, GA 30506
Telephone #: (770) 833-1055
Fax #: 877-498-0462
Email Address: jwood@childandfamilyfocus.org
Website URL: www.childandfamilyfocusga.com
Program Category: Community Education, Peer Support, Support Group
Target Participants:
Men, Women, Co-occurring substance abuse, Co-occurring MR/DD, Persons w/ Criminal Justice Issues, Families of Children, Young Adults, Adults
Program Setting:
Program Owned or Leased Facility (leased store front, community residence)
Annual Program Budget: $10,000-$40,000
Number of staff: Paid Full-Time: 3-5
Paid Part-Time: 1-2
Volunteers: None
Consumer involvement in the program
Number of staff members and volunteers who are consumers: Majority
How often do consumer staff and volunteers participate in program decisions? Always
Number of administrators or board members who are consumers: Majority
Program Training/ Technical Assistance Materials Available: Training curricula, Individual training, Program brochure, Website
Cost for materials? No
Program Goals: To empower individuals to gain the skills and tools necessary to make independent choices and live in the least restrictive setting. Decrease the current number of juveniles and adults who re-offend and return to a less restrictive environment, while reducing the number of disruptions in life due to addiction, violence and untreated mental illness. Increase the evidence of measurable data that indicates an improvement of the consumers ability to complete objectives focused on their life goals Improve the communities’ ability to improve their wellness by offering support and expertise for individual empowerment and group collaboration. Support an environment that is faith focused, spiritually driven and respectful to each of our neighbors.
Have any outcomes for this program been assessed through internal or external research? Yes
If Yes, details: Client survey's , interviewa and outcome measures and the consumers ability to maintain and manage goal status. CFF will maintain the larger majority of it's staff and board to be made up of consumers.
Program Mission Statement: It is the mission of Child and Family Focus to provide a continuum of mental health and substance abuse services that will enhance the quality of physical, emotional, intellectual, spiritual, and relational well being of adults, youth and their families. Through our commitment to excellence, we endeavor to provide and advocate for least-restrictive, community-based settings, as the most conducive environment for effective growth and positive change.
Additional Information: As a faith based treatment provider, it is our belief, that in order to effectively serve those in need, we must be dedicated to work with the consumers in their environment, at their own level. In essence, barriers to participation, including transportation , financial considerations and typical road blocks, are decreased because our staff are dedicated to working within the community. This approach allows us to communicate with consumers and their families effectively, ultimately, providing top services to those with limited resources or without insurance. Child & Family Focus is made up of unique, qualified, “real” individuals who have strived to live and work using a faith-based approach as they serve their neighbors in need. Our staff members not only possess impressive credentials but they have their own “stories” to tell as many of us were and are consumers. We are now able to help others, as we were once helped. Child and Family Focus is comprised of a team who believe that it is not the goal of our services to change others, but to empower and support each unique individual as they determine and strive towards their own personal and spiritual growth.

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