Community Connections was founded and established by Linda Coil and Karen Jackson in March 2002. As co-workers since March 1996, Linda and Karen have dedicated their careers to serving children in foster care. Linda and Karen are advocates of family centered practice, expediency for children in reaching their permanency plans, and are committed to providing quality foster and adoptive homes for children in the temporary legal custody of the Division of Family and Children Services (DFCS) in Georgia. Community Connections recognizes the growing need for foster and adoptive parents to receive quality support services to best serve children in foster care, and maintains a positive working relationship with DFCS to meet the national goals of safety, health, permanency, and well-being for children in the Georgia child welfare system. Community Connections supports the permanency plans of children in order to be successfully reunified with their birth families. If adoption later becomes the permanency plan for children, Community Connections also works in partnership with DFCS to facilitate successful adoption finalizations. Community Connections serves a monthly average of 50-60 children in 40-50 foster and adoptive homes.