Our Community Impact

Facts about your community

We believe it’s important for our stakeholders to understand the serious issues in our community related to families in crisis. We believe that knowing about the problem helps us work together on a solution. These are the hurting families and children we support.


In just the last 12 months in Forsyth County

  • 1,277 children were subject of a report of maltreatment 
  • 176 children served in foster care
  • 34,526 total days children spent in foster care
  • 33% of removals to foster care are due to drug or alcohol abuse 
  • 80% of children over 12 are in a group home due to a lack of foster homes

 In just the last 12 months in Hall County

  • 2,016 children were subject of a report of maltreatment 
  • 234 children served in foster care
  • 77,678 total days children spent in foster care
  • 41% of removals to foster care are due to drug or alcohol abuse 
  • 86% of children over 12 are in a group home due to a lack of foster homes

 


 

Our Impact

SAFFT 2016 Data

The impact we are making in our community is clear in the numbers and the programming we deliver to each family in crisis. Our primary service areas were Forsyth and Dawson County. Our secondary service areas include Hall, Fulton, Gwinnett, and Cherokee.


Services Delivered

  • 410 children in crisis served
  • 230 birth families in crisis served
  • 70 foster and adopted families supported with training & resources
  • 60 victims of domestic violence protected & served
  • 2,010 total supervised visitations & custody exchanges 
  • 4,000 1:1 parent coaching sessions
  • 1,000 transports for children and families to access our services    
  • 72 parenting and life skills classes delivered to birth families
  • 302 drug screens performed to keep children safe during visitation 

Impact on Community

  • <5% of our children reentered foster care after successful reunification 
  • 86% of our closed cases met most or all service objectives within 12 months 
  • 60% of our children served were reunified or reached permanency
  • 80% of birth-parents accessed community resources through our support 
  • 88% of our families maintained consistent supervised visitation
  • $40,000 of donated clothing, toys, & resources were distributed to foster families