State works with churches to help those in need

State works with churches to help those in need

ALBANY, GA (WALB) - The state is working with churches to reach out to people in need.

The Department of Human Services is forming 15 Faith and Community Alliance Committees is regions around the state.

The Albany region includes 14 southwest Georgia counties.

Leaders from faith-based and non-profit organizations will serve on the committee to find ways to help vulnerable children and families in the area.

"All of Georgia's children needs to be taken care of. It takes a village to raise our children. Therefore it takes our faith based. Our local community and non profit community," said Dr. Fonda Thompson, Open Arms.

Members of the alliance will receive information about state resources and will meet with DHS leaders to provide input on state initiatives and improve service to their communities.

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