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The National Directory of
Family-Run & Youth-Guided Organizations
for Children’s Behavioral Health

Northwest Georgia Federation of Families

Mailing Address:
1875 Font Drive
Ft. Oglethorpe, GA 30742

Phone: (706) 844-2989

Contact Person: Hope Sams Lead Family Contact


Web Site: http://www.wingeorgia.org

Population Served:
Serious Emotional and Behavioral Disturbances,Mental Illness/Mental Health

Our Mission is to Collaborate with Georgia local Federations to obtain and provide information that will help families to gain resiliency in meeting life challenges.

The NWGA Federation of Families includes parents/caregivers with real life experiences from all walks of life. Having faced challenges and disappointments, they have learned how to navigate through system barriers. They possess a positive, sincere attitude and a willingness to help others. They advocate for change, voice & choice, leadership and support within the communities they live.

Organization role:
• Sponsor/run support groups for families or youth
• Provide education to families or youth on issues of interest
• Provide training and mentoring of family members or youth (e.g., to assume leadership roles, act as provider)
• Provide training and presentations to system of care/child serving agencies or community
• Provide technical assistance (e.g., to other family or youth organizations, child serving agencies)
• Recruit family members or youth for positions within child serving agencies
• Organize conferences
• Participate in child serving system/system of care policy-making and leadership groups
• Participate in child serving system/system of care management meetings
• Provide advocacy
• Conduct research
• Conduct social marketing

Organization type:
• A local family-run chapter of a national or statewide organization

Region(s) served:
• Regional

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