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?”



Carrie Pulliam
29 Clearcreek Parkway
Lavonia, GA 30553

American Cancer Society

Teresa Bennett
2565 Thompson Bridge Rd
Suite 114
Gainesville, GA 30501

Athens Area Alcoholics Anonymous

Avita Community Partners

Babies Can’t Wait

Babies Can't Wait (BCW) is Georgia's statewide interagency service delivery system for infants and toddlers with developmental delays or disabilities and their families.

Bright Promises Children’s Center (Daycare)

112 Floyd Street
Royston, GA 30662

Carnesville City Hall

919 Hull Avenue
Carnesville, Georgia, 30521

Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 32
Carnesville, GA 30521

Carnesville Elementary School

Children First

The mission of Children 1st is to identify children who are at risk for poor health and developmental outcomes, so that needed interventions can be made to ensure the optimal health and development of the child.

DECAL (Georgia Department of Early Care & Learning)

DFCS (Department of Family & Children Services)

187 Clear Creek Parkway
Lavonia, GA 30553

To report child abuse, call the CPS Central Intake Center at 1-855-422-4453

For questions regarding Food Stamps, Medicaid, TANF or Childcare, contact the Customer Contact Center at: 1-877 423 4746

Faith Christian Daycare Childcare/Learning Center

37 Hubbard Road
Carnesville, GA 30521

Hours of Operation:
Monday- Friday 7:00 am to 5:30 pm

Franklin County Head Start/Pre-K

P. O. Box 519
84 Hartwell, Road
Lavonia, Georgia 30553

Franklin County Health Department

6955 Hwy 145 South
Carnesville, Georgia 30521

Franklin County High School

Franklin County Middle School

Franklin County Ninth District Opportunity (NDO)

Anne V. Marcengill, Community Resource Coordinator
6885 Highway 145
Lavonia, Georgia 30553-0243

*Mailing: PO Box 505 Carnesville, GA 30521

Franklin County Schools

Franklin County Senior Center

Rachel Wilson, Director
6885 GA Hwy 145
Carnesville, GA 30521

Franklin Life Pregnancy Resource Center

7747 Royston Rd
Carnesville, GA 30521

Hours of Operation:
Monday, Wednesday, Friday: 12-6

Georgia Legal Services

Regional Office:
1865 West Broad St., Suite B
Athens, GA 30606
(706) 227-5362

Happy Dayz Childcare/Learning Center

166 Bartson Street
Lavonia, GA 30553

Harmony House

HOTLINE available 24/7
An appointment is required!
Royston Office: (706) 245-8700
Elberton Office/HOTLINE: (706) 680-4723

Lavonia Elementary School

Lavonia Housing Authority

13032 Jones Street
Lavonia, GA 30553

Mailing Address:
Post Office Box 453, Lavonia, GA 30553

Lions Club of Lavonia

25 Baker Street
Lavonia, GA 30553

*Meets every 3rd Tuesday at the United Methodist Church at 6:00 pm

Little People Learning Center

5853 Vickery Street
Lavonia, GA 30553

Hours of Operation:
Monday- Friday: 6:00am - 12:30pm

Mentor Volunteer Program (Franklin Co Schools)

Rita Shoemaker, Diretor
280 Busha Road
Carnesville, GA 30521

Mailing Address:
PO Box 453
Royston, GA. 30662

Narcotics Anonymous

Northeast Georgia CASA

Melissa Barrett, Executive Director
11 North Sage Street
Toccoa, GA 30577

*Serves Elbert, Franklin, Habersham, Hart, Madison, Oglethorpe, Rabun, and Stephens Counties

Northeast Georgia Council on Domestic Violence

P.O. Box 814
Hartwell, Ga. 30643-0814

*Serves Franklin, Elbert and Hart Counties

Penfield Christian Home – H.E.A.R.T. Program

1150 Bear Creek Road
Lavonia, GA 30553

Prevent Child Abuse Georgia

14 Marietta Street
Atlanta, GA 30302

Rainbow Pantry of Royston

Reins of Life

Cheryl Harris
1238 Silver Shoals Road
Eastanollee, GA 30538

Royston Elementary School

Royston Housing Authority

216 Hartwell Street
Royston, GA 30662

Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 86
Royston GA 30662

Royston Public Library

Social Security Administration

Regional Location:
155 Big A Road
Toccoa, GA 30577

St. Mary’s Sacred Heart Hospital

Step of Faith Outreach

Ken and Patsy Watkins
84 Hartwell Rd
Lavonia, GA 30553

Sullivan Drug Store

The Council on Drugs and Alcohol

Live Drug Free
270 Peachtree Street NW, Suite 2200
Atlanta, GA 30303-1283

Voices for Prevention

Ester Lopez
270 Peachtree Street NW, Suite 2200
Atlanta, GA 30303