Lanier County Family Connection offers SafeCare, an evidence-based home visitation program that has been shown to reduce child maltreatment among families with a history of and/or with risk factors for maltreatment. The Department of Family and Children Services can refer family preservation cases from Lanier, Clinch, and Atkinson Counties. Family Support cases will be accepted, but may be placed on a waiting list. All referrals need to be made to Amanda Marchessault at [email protected]. Families are expected to complete 18 weeks of in home visits including interactive modules covering parent-child interaction, home safety, and health. Families who miss more than 3 consecutive home visits will have services terminated.