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Family Forward



To effectively prepare children for lifelong success, from healthy pregnancies through early childhood development.

Mentoring and Coaching

Family Forward provides one-on-one mentoring to help expectant mothers and families access resources and achieve goals. Family Forward works with families to identify strengths, locate resources, and achieve goals.

Resource Connections

Family Forward has partnered with over 20 local organizations to connect families with needed resources such as quality prenatal care, baby supplies, childcare, and more.


Family Forward promotes healthy pregnancies, nutrition, and early childhood development through education and referrals.


Family Forward links families to supportive networks within one’s own neighborhood and community, thus building stronger community networks.


More Information About Family Forward 


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Department of Early Learning Main Line - (423) 287-5055

Administrator - Karitsa M. Jones

Deputy Administrator - Christy Vandergriff

AmeriCorps Seniors (Foster Grandparents) Director - Claudius Pratt

Community Forward Program Director - Jacqueline Thomas

Photo by Billy Weeks