2017-08-09 / Front Page

JCFEC – new flooring, new paint, a new look!

By Deborah Bennett
Millen News editor


Jenkins County Family Enrichment Center hosted an Open House Aug. 2nd to allow the public to tour the facility following numerous renovations and improvements. This photograph shows the reception/ entrance area to the facility. 
(Staff photos by Deborah Bennett) Jenkins County Family Enrichment Center hosted an Open House Aug. 2nd to allow the public to tour the facility following numerous renovations and improvements. This photograph shows the reception/ entrance area to the facility. (Staff photos by Deborah Bennett) The Jenkins County Family Enrichment Center (JCFEC) has a new look and to celebrate, an Open House was held Aug 2nd to allow the public to tour the facility.

Improvements include the restoration of the hardwood floors, new flooring, a new coat of paint and a new conference room table. A Children’s Library/Reading Center has also been added.

JCFEC, a non-profit organization, was incorporated in January of 2000 with a mission to operate as a countywide organization that provides planning, leadership, coordination, implementation, and supervision needed to improve the well being and quality of life for all children, youth and families in Jenkins County. The organization collaborates with the local school system, CSRA Head Start EOA, Jenkins County Adult Learning Center, Jenkins County Chamber of Commerce, BI-LO, University of Georgia Extension Service and other community partners.


Selah Nease, 5, is shown playing in the Children’s Library/Reading Center, a new addition to JCFEC. She is the daughter of Jordan Davis Nease. Selah Nease, 5, is shown playing in the Children’s Library/Reading Center, a new addition to JCFEC. She is the daughter of Jordan Davis Nease. The organization currently houses many federally funded programs including: Promoting Safe and Stable Families (PSSF), Sexual Risk Avoidance (SRA) and Youth Development Program, Family Connection headquarters, Golden Harvest Food Pantry, Department of Public Health (DPH), Car Seat Program and Salvation Army Energy Assistance Crisis location.

An average of 16 families with young children is served through the PSSF on a monthly basis and an average of 150 students, 6th-8th grades, receive services through the SRA Youth Development Program. The Gordon Harvest Food Pantry provides nutritious food to an average of 40 families per month and the DPH Car Seat Program provides four car seats per month to families with young children at no cost.

JCFEC Executive Director Elaine Williams said that she is excited about the improvements at the Center and the addition of the Children’s Library/Reading Center. For more information on JCFEC programs, call 982-8004.

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