Dear Advocate’s Friends and Champions,

We are welcoming the new year with new opportunities to serve Northwest Georgia’s children and families. Our new Advocacy and Prevention Center has already proven to be a powerful tool in strengthening collaboration, not just with our prevention and advocacy programs, but also with our volunteers and community partners.

From providing meals to our children at Flowering Branch Children’s Shelter to conducting donation drives for the families we serve through our THRIVE Family Resource Center, there are many ways to connect with us and your community in the new year. We invite individuals, church groups, school clubs, and civic organizations to visit our Volunteer page at or attend one of our quarterly Volunteer Nights to connect with us to server our community.

In closing, I would like to quote Kofi Annan, former Secretary General of the United Nations, “If our hopes of building a better and safer world are to become more than wishful thinking, we will need the engagement of volunteers more than ever.” Together, we can create a better, safer world for the children and families we serve.

Warmest Regards,
Rachel Castillo
Presidet / CEO