Macon AIM
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About

Our approach.

Macon AIM is a multi-agency collaboration offering shared client intake and case management to serve more people in a more meaningful way.


 

Macon AIM is...

Bibb Family Connection // Community Partnership
Our Family Connection collaborative serves as the local decision-making body, bringing community partners together to develop, implement, and evaluate plans that address the serious challenges facing Georgia’s children and families.
bibb.gafcp.org

Bright from the Start: Georgia Department of Early Care & Learning
DECAL is the public agency responsible for meeting the child care and early education needs of Georgia's children and their families.
decal.ga.gov

Crisis Line & Safe House of Central Georgia
Crisis Line & Safe House provides community crisis intervention as well as safe shelter, comprehensive support, and recovery services for victims of sexual assault and domestic violence, and to educate the community about the cycle of violence and its prevention.
cl-sh.org

Family Counseling Center of Central Georgia
Family Counseling Center strives to preserve and strengthen the well-being of individuals and families within the community in order to promote a healthier society through easy access to professional services.
fcccg.org

Family Advancement Ministries
FAM is a Catholic, diocesan, social service organization that, in partnership with the community at large, nurtures a reverence  for life by responding to the physical, emotional, and spiritual needs of families with the goal of moving families toward independence and self-sufficiency. 
familyadvancementministries.org

First Choice Primary Care
The mission of First Choice Primary Care is to improve the health of the medically underserved in Middle Georgia.
firstchoiceprimarycare.org

Goodwill Industries of Middle Georgia & the CSRA
We build lives, families and communities one career at a time by helping people develop their God-given gifts through education, work and career services.
goodwillworks.org  

Methodist Home // Eagle's Nest
In response to Christ and the Church, the mission of The Methodist Home is to be a model agency that restores childhoods, strengthens families, and cultivates a people-building organization.
themethodisthome.org

Middle Georgia Community Food Bank
Our mission at Middle Georgia Community Food Bank is to provide the maximum amount of food possible to our participating food pantries at the lowest possible cost in order to reach the maximum number of hungry neighbors in need.
mgcfb.org

Navicent Health // Healthy Communities
Together, we elevate health and well-being through compassionate care.
navicenthealth.org

Out & Up // Joshua House Early Care & Learning Center
Joshua House is a 3-Star Quality Rated Early Learning Center committed to serving a diverse population of children, providing a high-quality experience for children regardless of their families' income.
joshua-house.org

United Way of Central Georgia
The mission of United Way is to increase the organized capacity of people in Central Georgia communities to care for one another.
unitedwaycg.org



 

History

Macon AIM is the product of a long-term capacity-building effort to strengthen the region's nonprofits and public agencies as they serve their communities. The project was funded by the Peyton Anderson Foundation and facilitated by the Georgia Center for Nonprofits.

PHASE 1: ASSET MAPPING

In 2013, the Georgia Center for Nonprofits (GCN) launched a research effort to better understand Macon-Bibb County's most critical needs. By mapping out the existing community resources and comparing that data to the demand for services, service gaps were identified. Among the most critical gaps was early childhood success—the complex factors empowering children from birth to five years old and preparing them for the future.

PHASE 2: CAPACITY-BUILDING

 
 

Upon completion of Phase 1 and after two townhall-style meetings among local nonprofit leaders, 16 organizations were peer-selected to participate in an 18-month training and development program called Momentum, administered by GCN.

 
 
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Frank Mack, Executive Director,
Family Counseling Center

 

Trainings ranged from strategic planning and resource development to marketing and technology. Throughout the program, participating nonprofits worked on key organizational documents: theories of change, strategic and implementation plans, fundraising strategies and collateral, and board development plans. Importantly, organizations were learning about one another and deepening relationships. This individual and inter-organizational capacity-building paved the way for action.

PHASE 3: SHARED CASE MANAGEMENT

In 2016, collaboration-building began in earnest. A core group of community leaders, representing various agencies and expertise, have worked tirelessly to conceptualize, build, and implement a new approach to service delivery in Macon-Bibb County. Having established a formal partnership, standardized operating procedures, and developed a shared data system, Macon AIM participants are now jointly serving families with children prenatal to five years old.

 
 

Join us!

Give your clients access to more services. Macon AIM streamlines client intake and case management by using a shared data system. We quickly identify needs and connect individuals to the most appropriate services.

Want to see where your agency fits in? Contact us at info@maconaim.org.

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United Way's Lauralen Avery, First Steps Coordinator and
Tammie Collins, EVP of Community Impact