Whenever I walk into Wal-Mart I am overwhelmed by how big it is. However, I can honestly say that I love the convenience of having a department store and grocery store in one place. It is clear that I am not the only person that feels that way, because there is not a day that Wal-Mart’s parking lots are overflowing. On Wednesday February 27, Twin Cedars had the opportunity to participate in the non-profit version of a one stop shop. Family Connection, an organization that is part of a Georgia statewide initiative of 159 community collaborative partnerships, is an organization committed to making measurable improvements for children and families in Georgia. Family Connection organized a resource fair at the health department that targeted the employees of The Department of Family and Children Services, and their clients.
Twin Cedars was one of fifteen agencies represented at the Resource Fair. It was a productive day for those represented because they were able to meet face to face with their client, DFACS, and provide an overview of the services available. Several of the DFACS employes stated that there are times they are not aware of all of the services available to them and their clients. DFACS employees felt that they received a useful resource by being made aware of what is out there. DFACS employees were not the only ones educated that day. Each of the represented non-profits were able to meet with one another and network as well. Family Connections did a great job with creating the Non-Profit Resource One Stop Shop!