July 2019

Monthly newsletter to Camden stakeholders 

The Camden  Collaborative 

The Camden Family Connection Collaborative is made up of community stakeholders with a vested interest in improving the lives of Camden's children and families. 
A monthly meeting is held every  3rd Thursday 
at 10am. Approximately 30-50 representatives from local government, non-profit agencies, and civic organizations are in attendance. 
If you would like to be a part of the discussion contact the office, at (912) 882-7295 or 
register as a collaborative partner member
Meeting Location: 
 Southeast Georgia Health System Camden Campus
2000 Dan Proctor Drive
St. Marys, Ga 31558
Next Regular Meeting: 
Camden House and SGHS
July 19, 2019, at 10am.

June Review: Camden County Resource Fair
Camden Connection Collaborative with the assistance of Camden County Library conducted the 1st Community Resource Fair, highlighting the Camden Public Library as the host partner. There were over 320 community members who visited with our 20+ partners.  The event was well received by the community and many expressed their interest in seeing this become an annual event.


Back to School Block P arty
 Monday July 29th 
  2pm to 6pm
Camden Middle School
Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program               
Hearts of Benevolence
The Hearts of Benevolence, a Camden County nonprofit organization, is looking for sponsors for their 3rd annual "Rock the Books" festival. The festival will be held Saturday, August 3, 2019. Please see the attached flyer if you would like to partner in making this event to promote literacy.

Jobs! Jobs! Jobs!
Worksource Georgia is looking for young adults ages 17-24 who are looking for career paths and to obtain employment. All applicants must have a High Scool Diploma or GED.  If interested, please see the flyer.
Volunteers needed!!  
Camden County Head Start Center is looking for volunteers to support their Free Summer Lunch Program.  The program runs May 27 - July 22, 2019. If you can help, please see the attached flyer.
CASA is having an Orientation on Tuesday, August 13th from 6:00pm-7:00pm here at our office for anyone that would like more information about becoming a CASA volunteer and going through our next training class.
Our next CASA volunteer training starts Thursday, August 29th from 5:00pm-9:00pm.  The training is once a week for 8 weeks on Thursday evenings.  The deadline for applications is August 20th. 

National Night Out (NNO) is a community-building event that promotes police and community partnership and neighborhood camaraderie to make Camden County safe, more caring place to live.
Hope to see you all on Tuesday, August 6th 2019 5:30pm to 7:30pm

Kings Bay Teen Program

The Teen Program is open to ALL teens in the public. 13-18 yrs. old- As long as individuals are still in High School. Programming is provided through partnerships with the Boys and Girls Club of America and Georgia 4-H.Transportation is provided from the HS to Kings Bay. Hours are 3-7 pm. Check out KB Teens on Facebook.  For more information, please call 912-573-2380.
Camden Community  Resource Directory

An online Resource Directory is currently be developed through a partnership between the Camden County Board of Commissioners (CCBC), Camden Family Connection, and Georgia Center for Non-Profits (GCN). 

Camden Family Connection has agreed to provide and maintain a database of resources available to all Camden Citizens. The database started in partnership with GCN will be utilized to compile needed partner information for the resource page. We will also continue to use this to track possible service duplications, gaps, and strains. 

If your organization has not done so already, please fill out the survey below to have a profile generated for your agencies. If you have any questions on this effort please contact CFC Executive Director Waldron Hamilton at Waldron@camdenconnection or CCBC Project Director Shannon Nettles at snettles@co.camden.ga.us

Link to Profile Generator :  https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/FV7MMDK 

Spring into Girl Scouts

Girl Scouts of Historic Georgia is registering new applicants in all their programs.  Contact Heather Wilson at hwilson@gshg.org and take advantage of the $35 extended year membership fee.     
Camden Behavioral Health Resource List

The link below is an updated resource list for your information.

Camden County Health Department Functional & Medical Needs Registry ambulance_white.jpg

If you or someone you know has a functional or medical need and would have no other way to evacuate in the case of a hurricane, please register at the attached link before a disaster hits.    
Food Assistance Phone Line

Sponsored by the Camden Family Connection Collaborative, The Camden Hunger Hotline  is a volunteer managed and operated food assistance information and referral service. As displayed in the attached business card, the food insecure in Camden County may cal l:


between  8 a.m. - 8 p.m . to receive information about food assistance available in Camden County. This service is for those individuals and families that are struggling to avoid hunger and are not familiar with local food  assistance resources: locations, services provided, and access procedures.
General Links 
  • Check out what is happening in Kingsland by visiting the website: Visit Kingsland