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Vision & Mission

The mission of Voices for Georgia’s Children (Voices) is to promote equity, quality, and accessibility in systems created to serve children’s needs.  Our work advances policies and implementation actions that ensure the best possible outcomes for children.  Voices’ vision is that all children in Georgia will thrive because they are safe, healthy, educated, connected to family and community, and prepared to be productive and responsible citizens.

Voices, founded in 2003, is the only comprehensive policy and advocacy organization committed to improving the lives of children in Georgia.  Through research and analysis, public education, convening, and engagement with decision-makers, Voices seeks to help all children thrive.  Our work is framed in a holistic “whole child” perspective that allows us to identify how different policies impact children and to propose solutions that benefit children on multiple levels.  Our relationships span circles of public officials, advocates, and policy experts at all levels of government.  Our experience, credibility, and perspective enable us to successfully advance strategic solutions to fundamental social, economic, and educational challenges facing Georgia’s children.

Voices has four main strategic areas of work which drive our policy agenda, partnerships, and engagement with public systems.  Our objectives are:

  1. increase children’s access to quality physical and behavioral health care;
  2. increase the availability of quality out-of-school time opportunities and promote the social and emotional development of children; (
  3. support children’s development and eliminate or minimize their engagement with the child welfare system, school discipline systems, and criminal justice system; and
  4. increase economic opportunity for children and families.  These are distinct strategies, each with their own initiatives, but they often overlap.

Financials

Voices 2015 Form 990

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