Educational Institutions

CENTER FOR NAVIGATING FAMILY CHANGE INC

  • Lawrenceville, GA
  • www.cnfc.org

Mission Statement

We service metro-Atlanta (specifically Gwinnett and DeKalb counties) by providing court-ordered educational services for divorced and separated parents, as well as all families in transition. We are currently raising funds to begin sliding-scale co-parenting counseling, coordination and coaching, as well as supervised visitation services for parents/children.

Main Programs

  1. Navigating Family Change
  2. Advanced Issues in Co-Parenting
  3. Freedom from the Fight
  4. Reunited

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Service Areas

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Georgia

We focus most of our sliding scale services in Gwinnett County in metro-Atlanta, however, court-ordered education is offered in both Gwinnett and DeKalb counties. Other counties in the metro area are served if there are resources available to do so.

ruling year

2000

Executive Director since 2002

Self-reported

Diane Dierks

Administrative Assistant since 2016

Self-reported

Justin Gargala

Keywords

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divorce, co-parenting, parenting coordination, reunification, parental alienation, high conflict

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EIN

58-2497206

 Number

2499177255

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Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Adult, Continuing Education (B60)

Single Organization Support (F11)

Children's and Youth Services (P30)

IRS Filing Requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990 or 990-EZ.

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Programs

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Program 1

Navigating Family Change

A basic educational program that is court-ordered and designed to create awareness for parents about the impact of divorce and separation on children. Parents learn about co-parent communication, the grief process, how to communicate with children, and information about child development.

Category

Education

Population(s) Served

Adults

Single Parents

Budget

85,000

Program 2

Advanced Issues in Co-Parenting

This is a court-ordered educational workshop designed to help divorced/separated parents who have returned to the court for a custody modification. The goal is to help co-parents build skills for better communication and negotiation to avoid future litigation.

Category

Education

Population(s) Served

Adults

Single Parents

Budget

36,000

Program 3

Freedom from the Fight

Sliding scale services for co-parents who are ordered by the court to receive co-parenting help or parenting coordination for high-conflict issues. CNFC assesses the co-parents' needs and designs and executes an intervention plan to reduce litigation in the future.

Category

Mental Health, Substance Abuse

Population(s) Served

Adults

Poor/Economically Disadvantaged, Indigent, General

Budget

36,000

Program 4

Reunited

Sliding scale services that are ordered by the court to help parents estranged from their children due to parental alienation, incarceration, substance abuse, or abandonment. Reunification therapy is provided in conjunction with supervised visitation, if needed,.

Category

Mental Health, Substance Abuse

Population(s) Served

Adults

Poor/Economically Disadvantaged, Indigent, General

Budget

36,000

Service Areas

Self-reported

Georgia

We focus most of our sliding scale services in Gwinnett County in metro-Atlanta, however, court-ordered education is offered in both Gwinnett and DeKalb counties. Other counties in the metro area are served if there are resources available to do so.

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CENTER FOR NAVIGATING FAMILY CHANGE INC

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Executive Director

Diane Dierks

Administrative Assistant

Justin Gargala

BIO

Diane is a licensed marriage and family therapist and focuses her private practice on working with families in transition, children of divorce, and co-parenting counseling and coaching. Her role at CNFC is to manage and teach court-ordered parenting classes for divorced and separated parents, as well as train and oversee therapists and visitation supervisors who help clients on a sliding scale basis with co-parenting and reunification therapy and visitation services.

STATEMENT FROM THE Executive Director

"The Center for Navigating Family Change is a unique non-profit organization whose sole focus is to help children of divorce and separation by providing educational, therapeutic and visitation services to their parents. CNFC therapists, educators and visitation supervisors are well-trained and are provided case management for the optimum success for co-parents and their families."

Governance

BOARD CHAIR

Susan Barnes

Susan Barnes CPA

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