Total Grants of $133,000

  1. Safe Homes of Augusta- The “Strengthening Families” project focuses on breaking the cycle of violence by providing educational materials and computers, printing “Safe Dates” curriculum for teens and helping with GED testing or professional certifications.
  2. ReStart Augusta, Inc.- Funds to buy materials for volunteers to build beds for those who have none and provide bedding materials.
  3. Center for New Beginnings will use funds to provide support for whole families and offer methods of normalizing the lives of special-needs children or teens, including teaching skills for daily functioning.
  4. The Salvation Army of Augusta will use funds to replace six computers in the Jobs Skills building that are non-functioning or out-of-date. The Women’s Job Skill Training Program, a three-month program for homeless/low-income women, builds practical skills necessary to support achievement in personal growth and employment success.
  5. Hitchcock Healthcare- Funding will be used toprovide Services through the Children’s Therapy Services Program which specializes in special-needs children, including children with autism, development delays, hearing/vision impairments, and sensory issues.
  6. Family YMCA of Greater Augusta will build a shaded structure over an adapted playground designed specifically for childre with physical disabilities to allow for year-round use.
  7. Nature Home of Aiken County will provide funding gap coverage for the program which provides shared housing for women and children who have no place to live. The program also aids participants in finding employment, achieveing financial stability, and establishing stability in housing.
  8. Mission OM Foundation, Inc. will use funds to provide a yoga-based therapy program to female survivors of Military Sexual Trauma in both a group setting and one-on-one counseling session.