Congresswoman Nikema Williams Increases Support for Children’s Mental Health Services in Georgia

ATLANTA – On May 2, Congresswoman Nikema Williams (GA-05) announced Georgia State University’s School of Social Work Professional Excellence Program the Child Welfare Training Collaborative (CWTC) will receive $200,000 from a Community Project Funding Request. The money will support CWTC’s work improving mental health services for children throughout Georgia. 

Congresswoman Williams said: 

“A strong support system makes all the difference in a child’s life. I know this because a strong support system was the game changer for me. The resources I secured for the Child Welfare Training Collaborative, will open doors for Georgia’s children so they can thrive. The Community Project Funding process exists so we can solve our most pressing, local needs. The Child Welfare Training Collaborative is a perfect example of the projects Congress had in mind.”  

Elizabeth Beck, Ph.D. Professor and Principal Investigator School of Social Work Andrew Young School of Policy Studies Georgia State University said: 

“We’re grateful to Congresswoman Williams for securing this vital funding and partnering with the Child Welfare Training Collaborative to improve the quality of mental health services for children across Georgia. This investment will allow us to provide training and professional development to more service providers and community partners and ensure more children get the type of trauma-informed care and services they need and deserve. We look forward to continuing to partner with Congresswoman Williams to invest in Georgia’s children and families.”


Congresswoman Nikema Williams proudly serves Georgia’s Fifth Congressional District. Congresswoman Williams serves on the exclusive Financial Services Committee where she is Vice Chair of the Oversight and Investigations subcommittee, the Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, and the Select Committee for the Modernization of Congress. She is Freshman Class President and Co-Chairs the Congressional Voting Rights Caucus. Congresswoman Williams builds on the Fifth District’s legacy as the cradle of the civil rights movement as a champion of voting rights, closing the racial wealth gap, and ensuring the promise of America for all–regardless of their ZIP code or bank account.


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