News and Events

QUEST 2017

NEWS AND EVENTS

SFL Family Café provided an information table for the Miller & Calhoun County Health Fair in collaboration with Miller/Calhoun County Hospital.  This is a first time partnership with Miller/Calhoun County Hospital who were unaware of our services in the local area. Quest for Change was well received and organizational information provided to local residents of Arlington.  Clients and the Community Support Team of Aspire BHDD, an outpatient clinical facility for adults...

Thank you to Pastor Corderal Gilbert and Ms. Brittney Johnson for the invitation to present SFL Family Café Values and Get Rid of the Drama Workshops.  Talking about sexual health and healthy relationships in a church setting can be challenging and is a bold move for this progressive spirit filled church.  Reserved and guarded initially, participants as well as the Family Café staff introduced ourselves and the subject timidly. The first...

The Administration on Children, Youth and Families (ACYF) Family and Youth Services Bureau (FYSB) held “Strategies for Success: A Holistic Approach to Adolescent Pregnancy” in St. Louis, MS during the final week in June 2017.  National and international Grantees of the Personal Responsibility Education Program (PREP) and Title V State Abstinence Education Program were in attendance. Joseph Frelot, our Family Café facilitator, prepared and presented a workshop, “The Nuts and Bolts...

SFL Family Café participated in the Dougherty County Men’s Health Fair sponsored by our partner Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital.  Darrell Sabbs, facilitated the event that was a huge success. The SFL Family Café tested men on their knowledge of the male and female reproductive system.   78 men participated in the testing. Correct application of condom use was also provided and demonstrated through the GCAPP video and the use of woodies supplied...

The Terrell CI Training and Education Center provides classes designed to help and motivate inmates to meet their current and future needs. Deputy Warden Laverne Richardson recognized SFL Family Café in the Dawson News as a contributor in Terrell CI’s efforts to reduce recidivism and to increase skills needed to build healthy and productive relationships within their families after release and graduation from their program. The Deputy Warden also reported that...

A special thanks goes out to Rev. Marvin Brown and Sis. Terrelyn Wade for opening the doors of the 3rd District Men’s Meeting. More than 30 church leaders from SWGA attended. Activities facilitated by the SFL Family Café helped stir conversations and provided opportunity for men to voice their concerns and solutions about family values and healthy relationships within their communities. The conversations were eye opening and revealing. Men openly expressed...

Quest for Change’s Program Coordinator, Ms. Angel Young was selected as one of the honorees for the Rural Leader 40 under 40 Class of 2017.  An honoree luncheon was held at Albany Technical College in Albany, GA.  Forty leaders from Alabama, Florida, and rural Georgia were selected to be in this distinguished class. These leaders were selected based on their leadership skills throughout rural communities.  Other guest included Senator Freddie...

The Randolph County Health Fair was held on Saturday September 9, 2017 at the Randolph County Elementary School in Cuthbert, Georgia. This year's theme was “Love Life Live Longer”. It was sponsored by Randolph County Family Connections and Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital. The Health Fair provided the community with free health screenings such as diabetes, cholesterol, high blood pressure and eye exams. Quest For Change sponsored a Teen Zone which...

This summer Quest For Change partnered with Calhoun County Family Connections to order the necessary school kits for Calhoun County middle and high school students.  We ordered approximately 150 middle/high school kits that were given out at the event. To ensure that we promoted the message of healthy relationships, STD education and Teen Pregnancy Prevention we added pocket projectors and bookmarks to the school kits which included information on multiple forms of...

[gallery ids="827,822,823,825,821,824,826"] This year the women of Quest for Change staff members were honored as 2017 Women of Small Town America by Rural Leader Magazine. This honor highlight the hard work women do in the communities they serve. With the help, hard work and dedication of these women Quest for change is able to serve Calhoun, Randolph and Terrell counties....