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    Environmental Wellness in it's basic form is RESPECT-respect for all nature and all species living in it. Environmental wellness inspires us to live a lifestyle that is respectful of our surroundings. This realm encourages us to live in harmony with the Earth by taking action to protect it as well as maintaining a healthy living environment, incorporating tolerance, safety, acceptance, and respect for others and yourself.

    This attribute of wellness celebrates diversity and social consciousness and strives to provide a safe place for everyone in our community.

    TWC believes in connecting...not mandating that you join a movement or organization, but encouraging you to practice habits that promote a healthy environment. When you become environmentally aware, you will be able to realize how your daily habits affect the environment. Improving environmental wellness is simple and results in a more balanced lifestyle.

    FCS values open, honest communication with all stakeholders, and believe in positive working relationships with students, parents, employees, community members, business leaders, and the media. We believe that Forsyth County Schools is stronger when all stakeholders are well-informed and involved.

    The Route to Environmental Wellness

    Once the route to environmental wellness begins, it becomes incredibly easy to carry out. There are many environmentally conscious practices you can adopt in order to improve your relationship with the environment. Conservation is at the root of it all. Below is a list of a few suggestions to help you become more environmentally aware.

    • Conserve energy.
    • Recycle.
    • Volunteer with environmental organizations.
    • Become aware of Earth’s natural resources. Identify and understand the role of our natural resources.
    • Spend time outdoors and boost your vitamin D at the same time!
    • Join in on Keep Forsyth County Beautiful initiatives and volunteer
    • Take account of what in your home/work environment that can change to help you feel less cluttered and more organized

     

    How We Listen, Connect and Mobilize...

    Promoting diversity and acceptance by encouraging peer buddy programs and inclusion 

    Forsyth County School Mentoring Program, High School Student Mentoring to younger children

    Student and Parent Focus groups, Annual Community Survey (substance use related)

    Utilizing the School Social Workers to:

    • Connecting families/students with outside programs- Mentor Me, Evolve Program, programs at juvenile court and through the sheriff’s office.
    • Connecting families to resources that enable them to take part in programs they may not otherwise be able to afford (camps, after school programs, sports and other activities offered outside the school system)

    Public Information and Communications:

    • Sharing environmental wellness initiatives on social media, website, etc.
    • Surveys on website
    • Partners in Education 

     School System Celebrations

    • Celebration of Excellence 
    • District Retirement Reception 
    • Employee of the Month program 
    • Forsyth County Education Foundation 

     School Social Work

    • Engage with the community in the community (home visits, agency visits, etc) to communicate effectively and build relationships.
    • Support community efforts by helping with events that raise funds to support people in the community (i.e. Relay for Life, Events for The Place, Family Promise, Meals By Grace, Holiday House) 
    • Assist with mobile food pantries
    • Project Connect (coordinates teachers to make home visits prior to the start of the school year to deliver school supplies and connect with students)

Housing/Shelters

Resource Phone #
Cumming Home Ministries 678-456-5544
Cumming Housing Authority 770-887-5331
Family Haven (Women and Children) 770-844-0842
Family Promise 678-476-4657
Habitat for Humanity 770-886-4939
Lanier Fuller Center for Housing (home repair) 678-845-9582
Receiving Homes (Mothers and Children) 770-889-7950

Child Care

Resource Phone #
Childcare Resource & Camp; Referral Agency 1-877-255-4254
Georgia Department of Early Care & Camp; Learning 404-656-5957
Georgia DHR Office of Child Support Services 1-844-694-2347
Head Start (Ninth District Opportunity) 770-889-9420

Special Needs/Disabilities/High potential Youth

Resource Phone #
Babies Can’t Wait 770-531-4053
Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities 678-947-2818
Forsyth County Special Olympics 770-887-2461
Lekotek of Georgia 404-273-6139
Vocational Rehabilitation Services 770-781-6781
Easter Seals 404-943-1070

Food Resources

Resource Phone #
Abba’s House “Windows of Heaven” Food Pantry 678-208-2000
City on a Hill Church 770-889-6919
Creekside United Methodist Church 770-888-8449
Cumming Baptist Church 770-205-6699
Cumming First United Methodist Church 770-887-2900
Episcopal Church of the Holy Spirit 404-226-0935
Food Stamps (DFCS) 770-781-6700
Freedom Tabernacle--“There’s Hope” Program 770-887-4679
Greater Heights Baptist Church- Food Pantry 770-887-4802
Helping Hands 678-341-8075
Hightower Baptist Association Food and Clothing Bank 770-205-2464
Meals By Grace Pantry 404-426-4055
MSG Foundation 770-889-2859
North Lanier Baptist Church 770-781-5433
The Place of Forsyth County 770-887-1098
St. Brendan’s Church-St. Joseph’s Food Pantry 770-205-7969
Vocational Rehabilitation Services 770-781-6781
  • The TWC Community Resource Guide has been compiled to assist families in and around Forsyth County. This guide includes telephone numbers, websites, locations, and services. Forsyth County Schools does not endorse or recommend any non-profit, business, mental health agency, or provider.