To empower our community to craft local solutions based on local decisions, we have access to the latest research and information about best practices for collaborating and improving the well-being of children and families.

  • Dive into state and local level policies that affect Georgia’s communities.
  • Check out the Evaluation Snapshot series of research summaries that will help as we plan, implement, and account for effects of our strategies on outcomes for children and families.
  • View or download annual reports as well as compendiums regarding topics like building the path to reading proficiency and addressing low birthweight in Georgia.
  • Check out the Georgia Civic Health Index, which seeks to answer the question: “How do Georgians participate in civic life and what does it mean for Georgia?”


Albany State University – Stronger Together

Americus Division of Child Support Services, Georgia Department of Human Resources

502 Lawson Dr.
Americus, GA 31719

Americus Housing Authority

George F. Edge, CEO
825 Mayo St.
Americus, GA 31709-2627

Americus-Sumter County Tourism Council, Inc

Nicole Thurston Kirksey
101 W. Lamar St.
Americus, GA 31709

Books For Sumter County Children/Ferst Books

Care Connect Dentistry

101 Mayo Street, Ste A & B
Americus, Georgia

Care Connect Health

Madelaine Santos- Vega
609 E. Lamar Street
Americus, Georgia 31709

Children 1st (West Central Health District)

Simmons, Shiketheia
5601 Veterans Parkway
Columbus, GA 31904

Children Medical Services (West Central Health District)

Angela Gardner
111 E. 24th Ave.
Cordele, GA 31015

City of Americus

Twany Edwards
101 West Lamar St.
Americus, GA 31709

Community Assistance Programs

127 S Jackson Avenue Americus, Georgia

Division of Child Support Services DCSS Fatherhood Program

Christin McBryant
305 E 16th Avenue
Cordele, Georgia 31015

Division of Family and Children Services State Office Care Coordination Treatment Unit – DFCS State Office

Dr’s Beall & Beall

902 East Lamar Street
Americus, Georgia

Early Hearing Detection and Intervention (West Central Health District)

Shiketheia Simmons
5601 Veterans Pkwy.
Columbus, GA 31904

Early Intervention/Babies Can’t Wait (West Central Health District)

Kiara Loud
5601 Veterans Pkwy
Columbus, GA 31904

G.L.O.W. (Girls Leading Others the Way)

Georgia Department of Education

205 Jesse Hill Jr. Drive SE
Atlanta, GA 30334

Georgia Department of Labor

Georgia Rural Health Innovation Center

Janice Stanford
1550 College Street
Mercer University School of Medicine

Georgia Southwestern State University

800 GSW State University Dr.
Americus, GA 31709

Get Georgia Reading

235 Peachtree St NE
Atlanta, GA 30303

Hands of Hope Pregnancy & Resources Center

137 Thomas Dr, Americus, GA 31709

Harvest of Hope ( Food Pantry)

606 McGarrah St, Americus, GA 31719

Head Start Child Development Center – SW Georgia Community Action Council Inc.

Marilyn Blackshear
300 Cherokee St.
Americus, GA 31709

Healthy Families Sumter County

Vanessa Haugabrook
401 South 10th St.
Cordele, GA 31015

Healthy Start Fatherhood – Georgia Strong Families Program Muscogee – Department of Public Health

Kiara Loud
2100 Comer Ave.
Columbus, GA 31904

Horizon Community Solution/Emory Prevention Research Center

Kinship Program Region 8

Eric Jackson
1601 N. Martin Luther King Blvd, Suite 120, Office 117 Americus, GA 31719

Kool Smiles

4519 Woodruff Road- Unit 10
Columbus, Georgia 31901

Liberty House of Albany

Diana Rogers, Jalisa Colvin
P.O. Box 2046
Albany, GA 31702

MFBHC Beautiful Mind Clubhouse

Middle Flint Behavior Health Care, System of Care Coordinator

Middle Flint Council On Aging ( Meals for Seniors)

140 Ga.Hwy 27 E
Americus, Georgia 31709

Muckalee South and Associates, Inc. AND South Georgia Voters’ League, Inc.

One Sumter Economic Development Foundation

Peach State Health Plan

PEECH Preschool

Mrs. Dana Hernandez
800 GSWU Street
Americus, Georgia

Phoebe Pediatrics of Americus

Dr. Edward Taylor
122 US HWY 280 West
Building 3, Suite B
Americus, Georgia 31709

Phoebe Sumter Medical Center/Healthy Sumter

River Valley Area Agency on Aging

Katie Howard
710 Front Avenue, Suite A, Columbus, GA 31901

SNAP-Ed Health Educator (West Central Health District)

South Georgia Technical College

900 South Georgia Tech Pkwy.
Americus, GA 31709

Southwest Georgia Children’s Alliance Programs-Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA), Lighthouse Child Advocacy Center (CAC), Children in Need of Services (CHINS) and Truancy Intervention Support

Karen Albritton
800 GSW State University Pkwy.
Americus, GA 31709

Substance Abuse Prevention

Annie Leggett
1335 North 5th Street
Cordele, Georgia 31015

Sumter County Chamber of Commerce

Amber Batchelor
Rees Park Economic Development Center
409 Elm Ave.
Americus, GA 31709

Sumter County Development Authority

Rees Park Economic Development Center
409 Elm Ave.
Americus, GA 31709

Sumter County Division of Family and Children Services

Sumter County Health Department (West Central Health District)

Sumter County High School-Ignite College and Career Academy

Sumter County Schools

Walter Knighton, Superintendent
100 Learning Lane
Americus, GA 31719

Sumter County, Georgia

500 West Lamar St.
P.O. Box 295
Americus, GA 31709

Sumter Faith Clinic

127 S Jackson Street
Americus, GA 31709

Sumter Pediatrics

Dr. Nelson Madrazo
103/ 151 Ga Highway 27 East
Americus, Georgia 31709-3800

The Hope Box Inc.

Sarah Koeppen
3330 Parkway Suite 324-180
Acworth, GA 30101

UGA Extension Agent-Family and Consumer Sciences, 4-H Youth Development

Mitzi Parker/ Crystal Perry
127 William Bowen Pointe
Americus, GA 31719

West Central Health District Addiction Prevention and Education

Cheryl Kolb
2100 Comer Ave.
Columbus, GA 31904

West Central Health District Health Promotion Educator

Amy Spradlin, CHES
2100 Comer Ave.
Columbus, GA 31902-2299

Women’s Health (West Central Health District)

Jo Ann Cook
1601 North MLK Blvd.
Suite 100
Americus, GA 31709