About Us

Located in the heart of southern Appalachia, Community Connections, Inc. (CCI) is a private, non-profit, 501(c)3 corporation dedicated to improving the lives of children and families on a local, regional, and statewide level. Founded in 1990 as an outgrowth of the Governor’s Cabinet on Children and Families, the agency has continued to expand its mission for the development of community-driven initiatives that promote strong, healthy lifestyles.

Since its inception, Community Connections has reached across invisible borders and boundaries and effectively leveraged its resources to fill the gaps in services where needed. By doing so, CCI has used its ‘environmental change’ strategy to be a leader in…

  • Advocating for public policy change;
  • Building and sustaining coalitions;
  • Program development and implementation; and
  • Initiation of prevention, early intervention, treatment, and recovery programs.

Community Connections is governed by a volunteer Board of Directors with representatives from the heads of social service organizations, mental/physical health, educational organizations, and community representatives who are consumers of public services.

We pride ourselves on collaborative efforts that build strong communities.