Our history

1984 - Began when a group of Gordon County citizens met to discuss their concerns about the maltreatment of children in the County.

1986 - Became a chartered council of the Georgia Council on Child Abuse (now Prevent Child Abuse Georgia).

1986 - Started the First Steps program at Gordon Hospital with volunteers.

1990 - Hired staff for the first time.

1991 - Began the Nurturing Parents Program

1995 - After "residing" at several different locations in Calhoun, a small house on College Street was purchased.

2001 - Began Healthy Families home visitation program

2004 - Moved into the much larger building it presently occupies at 411 Edmond Street.

2010 - Began the Parents as Teachers home visitation program.

2010 - Began the StepUp! father's parenting class.

2014 - Began the Gordon County Child Advocacy Center.

2016 - Began Therapy services for children served by Advocacy Center.

our purpose

Children should be safe with their caregivers.

Children should have self-esteems, self-worth, and self-respect.

Caring people can make a difference in the life and future of a child.

Education can improve parenting skills and reduce child abuse.

Communities can make a difference in the lives of children and families.

our beliefs

Initiate...To create awareness within the community by dispersing information and materials about child development, child abuse and neglect, parent education, and other relevant topics, and to be the driving force behind the prevention effort in our County.

Implement...To provide programs that teach parents and caregivers more effective skills. To support families with programs that include everyone from infant to adult, both married and single parents.

Opportunity...For those who wish to serve as a volunteer to express their love and concern for the well being of children.