Family Success Center
of Etowah County
The COVID-19 Response: The COVID-19 virus represents a serious and potentially dangerous threat to our community. We would not want to be responsible for infecting one another, particularly those especially vulnerable to this virus due to already-existing health issues. According to infectious disease specialists, social distancing for at least two weeks is considered the best way to minimize the spread of this highly contagious virus.
As an attempt to balance the need to keep everyone safe with the need to provide services, Family Success will be adopting the following procedures until further notice. The infectious disease professionals and local, county and state leaders recommend that everyone “just stay home” if at all possible. Therefore, effective immediately, Family Success is closed to all clients. All classes, programs, and client appointments are suspended. You may leave a message on the voicemail and a staff member will help you as soon as possible. When possible, we will hold appointments by phone. We apologize for the inconvenience but everyone’s health and safety is our focus. Our mission is to see every family be safe, stable and strong. Right now, practicing social distancing is an important aspect of that mission.
Concerns or questions maybe directed to the center director, Tammy Jackson, by telephone (256-547-6888), email (firstname.lastname@example.org) or through facebook messenger.
We apologize for this temporary inconvenience, but these measures are for all our own safety.
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MISSION STATEMENT AND VISION
The Mission of the Family Success Center is to strengthen the families of Etowah County until they are financially stable, emotionally healthy and nonviolent.
The Family Success Center is a non-profit organization that provides comprehensive and coordinated services allowing families to make positive changes in their lives.
The vision for the Family Success Center began seventeen years ago as community and agency leaders saw the need for a "one-stop" social and family services center. Through the efforts of people like Bob Echols, Karen Owen, Gregg Bennett, Mike Haney and others, a coalition of services agencies, health care providers, educators, career development specialists, church, and civic organizations was formed. Property was purchased by the City of Gadsden utilizing Community Development Block Grant Dollars, and the Family Success Center sprang into being as a partnership with the United Way of Etowah County, the City of Gadsden, and Gadsden State Community College. Marie Franklin Johnson was chosen as the first director, and the Center opened in a temporary location that we still call "the blue house" in July of 2001. The permanent location, a key part of the East Gadsden Revitalization Project, was completed in August 2006. The Center experienced seventeen years of leadership and became a respected community agency under Mrs. Johnson's leadership, until her retirement in 2017. Many of the original Directors and Officers are still involved in the Center today, and we grateful for the strong support of the generous people of Etowah County.
Tammy Jackson, Executive Director
If you need her assistance,
she can be reached at:
(256) 547-6888 ext. 111
"Every child deserves a home that is healthy, safe and stable. We help families create that." - Tammy Jackson
Family Success Center is a United Way Agency and a 501(3)(c) Non-Profit Organization