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Program matches volunteers with over 300 children and pre-teens
who reside in the Lee County area. Approximately 200
volunteers, primarily Auburn University students, serve as "big
brothers and big sisters" to children referred through DHR, Juvenile
Court, and the local school systems. Administrative office is located
on the AU campus. Twenty volunteer trainings are
offered throughout the year.
Visit the Project Uplift website for additional detail, contact
information, as well as, information regarding referring children
to our program or to learn the steps to become a mentor to a child
in our community.
Click here to view the Project Uplift Web site
Family Outcome-Centered Unification Services is a specialized program that
provides intensive time-limited family preservation and reunification services to
families in Lee, Macon, Russell, Chambers, Tallapoosa, Coosa and Elmore
Counties. With a focus on child safety, these services are tailored to
meet the unique needs of each family referred by DHR. Services offered
by F.O.C.U.S. are based on the Homebuilders Model and Functional Family Therapy.
Both Models are evidence-based and family-focused and are designed for in-home service provision.
The Lee County COFC program is a home-based program which started in
November, 2006, in partnership with the State and Lee County
Departments of Human Resources. COFC brings together a continuum
or array of service disciplines with a goal of serving at-risk
children and their families in the least disruptive, most seamless
The COFC program employs a staff of in-home service professionals
who focus on meeting the immediate or chronic, ongoing needs of
families in crisis in an effort to prevent the placement of
children outside of the home. In cases where residential care
is advisable, COFC coordinates both placement and reunification efforts.
COFC currently serves up to 10 families referred to the program
by Lee County DHR. Utilizing a multi-systemic, family-driven approach,
service providers are prepared to coach, model support and intervene
in an effort to strengthen family dynamics and assist with keeping
children safe and productive. For more information concerning COFC,
call (334) 364-0766 or email Shonda Davis at firstname.lastname@example.org.
A home-based multi-systemic program in which LCYDC staff partner with
Lee County DHR social workers to provide wrap-around services to
families. CFS therapists and family service workers tailor interventions
to meet the needs of families to ensure child safety and preserve or reunify families.
Provides intensive therapeutic and specialized services to children and teens
(including sibling groups and teen moms). Length of stay varies as needed.
Referrals are accepted from DHR. Program provides supportive intervention
and nurturing environment for abused or emotionally conflicted children
in the homes of trained foster parents located throughout Lee and adjacent
counties. For information on becoming a therapeutic foster parent, please
email your request to email@example.com.
Children who have progressed sufficiently in TFC and require a reduced level
of services in the TFC home, are eligible for Step-Down Therapeutic Care.
The recommendation of the child's Family Planning Team is required for the
reduced level of care. In the event that the child may indicate the need
for intensified services, the child will be stepped up to the more intensive
TFC level of care.