• Environmental Resources and Information

    Environmental Wellness in its 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 believes 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 is 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/Shelter

     
    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) 770-889-795

    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
    • TWC Community Resources have been compiled to assist families in and around Forsyth County. Forsyth County Schools does not endorse or recommend any non-profit, business, mental health agency, or provider.