Students have the potential to learn from every person and situation they encounter. Students, parents, educators, and community members all have a role to play in educating students. In an ideal world, everything would work well together and students would achieve success in school and life.
However, too often this isn’t reality. Many students encounter barriers and miss resources along the way. Some students develop physical or emotional problems that limit their ability to participate fully in school. Others are distracted from learning with concerns brought on by financial hardships, substance abuse, child abuse, lack of health care, school climate and a host of other issues.
The McKinney-Vento Education for Homeless Children and Youth program is designed to address the problems that homeless children and youth have faced in enrolling, attending, and succeeding in school.
Under this program, State educational agencies must ensure that each homeless child and youth has equal access to the same free, appropriate public education, including a public preschool education, as other children and youth.
Trust Based Relational Intervention (TBRI) is an attachment-based trauma-informed approach that is designed to meet the complex needs of vulnerable children by providing support to staff and parents who are helping children from hard places.
For more information & training opportunities, contact:
Feeding Barrow is a Barrow County School System program that is aimed at closing the hunger gap for food insecure students
We partner with three non-profit agencies to provide weekend meals to students who would otherwise not have enough food to eat.
"Since the launching of the program, Feeding Barrow has been able to provide over 300 students with foodbags. That is 84,000 meals per school year!"
If you knew a kid down the street had a simple need – say she needed sneakers for school – chances are you’d help, right?
But, it’s hard to know the needs of real people in your community because there’s never been a way to connect people who could really use help with people who want to offer it.
Enter a new app: Purposity. Its name comes from purpose + generosity, and it’s designed to connect the individual needs of people near you with neighbors, like you
"Peace Place, Inc. empowers victims, survivors and our community to break the cycle of domestic violence through the provisions of safe shelter, supportive service and community awareness in Banks, Barrow and Jackson Counties.”
Teen Text Line:
If you would like our Teen Advocate to speak to your school, club, church or other organization, please contact Cari Barney.
"Teens for Peaceful Relationships is a Peace Place, Inc. program designed with the purpose and mission to bring awareness about healthy and safe relationships to the adolescents and youth community of Barrow, Banks, and Jackson counties."
100% of profits directly benefit the Peace Place, Inc. Emergency Shelter Program.
339 Highway 82 S.
Jefferson, GA 30549
Tuesday- Friday 10 AM - 6 PM
Saturday- 10 AM - 5 PM
Wednesdays & Saturdays 10 AM to 4 PM
Family Connection is a community-based partnership between public/private agencies, businesses, faith based community, local government, and citizens who serve as part of the decision-making body for improving results for children and families.
"Our mission is to improve the quality of life for all people in Barrow County through community collaboration to strengthen families and to promote educational success."
The Division of Family and Children Services investigates reports on child abuse/and or neglect to provide children with safety and support.
Reports can be made 24 hours a day, 7 days a week at
social work contacts
Community events & support programs:
April is Child Abuse Prevention Month. Here are some area ceremonies in recognition:
If you need assistance with providing gifts during the holidays for your children, apply for Barrow County’s Holiday Connection Assistance program. [Español]
Mobile Food Drive:
Spirit of Sharing, Inc. offers a mobile food drive the first Tuesday of every month.
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