About Us

Founded in 1998, by citizens of Thomasville who were concerned with the disparity of health-related preventive services, educational enrichment opportunities, and economic challenges that faced the underserved and minority populations in their community, TCRC opened its doors. Thomasville Community Resource Center is a non-profit organization that provides afterschool programs and wellness services for families. For several years the Center operated inside the National Guard Armory, located down the street from its current address, located at 501 Varnedoe Street. TCRC operates 10 after school programs in Thomas and Grady counties. We support and work towards the educational, emotional and physical well-being of all we serve by offering education, health and family supportive services. To fulfill our mission, we empower youth and families through alternative community based programs, built on a foundation of prevention, education and preparation.

“It’s exciting that we have all the kids. I’m not from Thomasville and I’m impressed by how many people know about TCRC.” -Mereta Walker

To empower the youth and families of Thomas County and surrounding counties through alternative community- based programs built on a foundation of Prevention, Education, and Preparation.


TCRC’s mission is guided by the following principles:

  • Strengthen Community and Parent Partnerships
  • Provide a Safe Haven
  • Provide Opportunities for Life Long Learning
  • Achieve Holistic Wellness
  • Empowerment Through Education


  • Leta Ward Dawson, Chairperson
  • Vacant, Vice Chair
  • Brenda Crowe, Treasurer
  • Almeda Simpson, Secretary
  • Kathy Vignos
  • Ellery Sedgwick
  • Josephine Mullins
  • Lisa Williams
  • Terri Vismale-Morris
  • Dr. Sharon Maxwell-Ferguson - Emeritus
  • Jane Fonda - Emeritus

Collaboration ensures good stewardship over donor funds and allows for sustainability over time and reaching more families.

Current Partners Include:

  • Archbold Medical Center
  • Hand in Hand Primary School
  • Thomas County HeadStart
  • Hands on Thomas County
  • United Way
  • Babies Can’t Wait
  • Oak Street Episcopal Mission
  • Gatlin Creek Baptist Church
  • Trinity Anglican Church
  • Thomasville Rotary Club
  • The Pregnancy Center
  • Primary Care of Southwest Georgia, Inc.
  • Marguerite Neel Williams Boys and Girls Club of America
  • Jackie Robinson Boys and Girls Club of America
  • Thomas County Health Department
  • Thomas County Department of Family and Children Services
  • Thomas University (Nursing, Social Work Programs)
  • Southwest Georgia Technical College
  • Thomas County School System
  • Thomasville City School System
  • Grady County School System
  • Emory Preventive Research Center
  • Morehouse School of Medicine
  • Georgia Campaign for Adolescent Pregnancy Prevention
  • Thomas County Family Connection
  • Thomas County Women’s Forum
  • Thomas County Cultural Center
  • Foster Parent Association
  • Southwest Georgia Ballet
  • Joshua’s Promise (Meigs)
  • The Vashti Center
  • Second Harvest Food Bank