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Project F.R.E.E. (Fostering Relationship & Economic Enrichment)

Project F.R.E.E. (Fostering Relationship & Economic Enrichment)

Project F.R.E.E.

This a grant funded program for fostering stable and safe homes through co-parenting and financial capability programs. These programs are offered for couples, single parents and foster caregivers.

What is Project F.R.E.E.?

Project F.R.E.E is a campus-community partnership helping parents develop skills to strengthen the quality of their couple and/or co-parenting relationships. We are also supporting parents in building the capacity to build and manage financial resources.

Learn More

Contact your area Project F.R.E.E. coordinator for more information about this program and to find a program near you.

Madison, Georgia: Bemene Piaro

Program Coordinator (Clark, Elbert, Madison, Oconee, Oglethorpe Counties)

UGA Extension, Oconne County


For information about Project F.R.E.E. and a list of all classes in 12 GA Counties visit:

Parenting Together?

The responsibilities of parenting add heavy demands on all couples. Negotiating these changes can often become a source of tension. Our Elevate program provides couples (married or unmarried) with strategies and skills to manage stress and conflict while strengthening your relationship.  Elevate Program flyer

Parenting Apart?

Parenting together for parents who are apart can be challenging. Our Together We Can program helps single parents develop strategies and skills to manage stress and conflict, promote a positive co-parenting relationship, and develop future healthy romantic relationships. Together We Can Program Flyer

Both programs are free! These no-cost, 8 hour programs also include a meal and on-site childcare (space is limited) at each class, as well as $80 for attending all 4 classes. In addition to elevating your relationships, parents can also participate in research that will help support future programs. Each participant can earn up to $125.00.


Upcoming Classes

These 4-7 week FREE classes will be offered throughout Clarke, Elbert, Madison, Oconee, and Oglethorpe counties on a rotating basis.  Meals and childcare (space is limited) will be provided.

For more information about Project F.R.E.E. and a list of all classes in 12 counties, visit 

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Program for Foster Caregivers

Providing Foster Care is a rewarding experience, but it can also be a frustrating experience. Many foster caregivers experience many stressors related to fostering.  These challenges can take a toll on you couple and co-parenting relationship with your partner.  This program offers relationship building skills and ways to elevate your relationship with each other.

Please contact to your local Program Coordinator serving your county for more information on any of these programs.
Counties Served:  Clarke, Elbert, Madison, Oconee and Oglethorpe
Bemene Piaro
phone: (706) 286-2084

Funding for this project was provided by the United States Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families, Grant #90FM0081. These services are available to all eligible persons regardless of race, gender, age, disability, or religion.