Parent & Family Services
Easterseals North Georgia provides parent education, job training, GED and ESL classes to the families of the enrolled children. We are dedicated to providing low-income children and their families with the knowledge, skills, and tools to be healthy, happy, and successful. At our 12 child development centers, we have Family Service Advocates who work to make sure that we strengthen our families’ capacities by helping families set goals, create an action plan and achieve self-sufficiency. They work with participants to address any barriers they may face in their journey to success and any referrals for services the family may need.
Each center holds monthly parent trainings on various topics from family engagement in their children’s education, mental health, financial literacy, health screenings, housing issues and topics parents would like to address based on assessments conducted at the beginning of the year.
To foster social engagement and leadership skills each center has a parent committee and members of the organization’s policy council who influence the organization’s goals, objectives, and strategic direction. Every year parents nominate and vote for their peers to represent the center’s interests and concerns.
Medical Assistance through Champions for Children
The Champions for Children Program is designed to primarily assist children and families who do not meet the eligibility requirements for the TEFRA/Katie Beckett Medicaid program. The program will provide direct financial assistance and support services for Georgia's medically fragile and special needs children and their families. An Easterseals Champions for Children Coordinator will work directly with families to determine eligibility, identify service needs as described by the family, and connect them with resources and services.
Counties served by Easterseals North Georgia: