ABOUT CONNECTING HENRY

Serving Henry County residents since 1996, and achieving 501c(3) status in 2004, Connecting Henry, Inc. has a reputation for effectively rallying community resources and organizing initiatives to improve the lives of Henry County citizens. We have over 20 years of experience developing collaborative relationships with diverse non-profit groups, faith-based organizations, businesses, and the school system to advocate for the health and well-being of families and children in Henry County. We envision a community where collaborative partners work together to remove barriers to empower families to be stable and self-sufficient.

 

We have managed and overseen the delivery of services under state-funded and privately-funded programs, and for the past nine years, we have governed complex federally funded programs.

We are a beacon to many families in Henry County and, in many cases, a lifeline without which many citizens would feel hopeless. Through our Benevolence Network, we partner with local churches and the school system, ensuring families do not fall through the cracks. Our organization fields 350-400 calls each month, routinely make referrals to resources and provides direct financial assistance to families in need.

Connecting Henry serves all residents in Henry County without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, gender, age, familial status, sexual orientation, marital status, or disability. 

Connecting Henry, located in McDonough, GA, is 100% grant, contribution, and in-kind funded. Our primary sources of funding, which contribute to salaries and wages, comes from a federal grant from the WIOA, which is administered by the Atlanta Regional Commission and a state grant in partnership with GaFCP.

Wendy
Phillips

Case Manager

Jonelle
Jacobs

Admin Assistant

Katy
Brantley

Finance Assistant

Meet the Staff

Barbara
Coleman

Executive Director

Christi
Cassidy

Bookkeeper

Erin
Lopez

Case Manager

Meet the Board of Directors

Alicia
Miller

Treasurer
Pyke & Associates

Devlin
Cleveland

Cleveland Family Holding Group, LLC

Tiffany
Cooper

Insurance Specialists of Georgia

Daundra Fletcher

Georgia Power Company

Gloria
LaGrone

SAK Risk Reduction School

Farah
Southwell

Thriveworks Counseling

Daisy
Theney

Individual - Retired

Shana
Thornton

City of Stockbridge

Pete
Peterson

P & A Training Solutions

HB
Moore

Chair

Associate Broker, Keller Williams Realty Atlanta Partners

Trisha
Colpetzer

Vice-Chair

Henry County Development Authority

Elisha
Parker

Secretary

Henry County School System