Friday, April 27, 2001
Programs get government help
Programs that make recordings for the blind, provide support services for homeless women and children, and feed the hungry during holidays in Fulton County are among 131 that will share $4.4 million in human services grants during 2001-2002.
The funds, approved by the Board of Commissioners at its Wednesday, April 18 meeting, reflect a $1 million increase over the 2000-2001 funding cycle.
The Georgia Radio Reading Service, Community Advanced Practice Nurses Inc., the Helping Hands Holiday Dinner Inc., and other community-based agencies were recommended to the board by the Human Services Coordinating Committee.
Selected non-profit agencies in north Fulton County Commission District 3 will receive a total of $276,000; Sandy Springs District 4 will receive $471,400; northwest Atlanta/southwest Fulton District 5 will receive $875,000; central/east Atlanta District 6 will receive $2.02 million; and southwest/south Fulton District 7 will receive $817,695.
The HSCC consists of representatives from county departments and councils specializing in the funded categories. The Fulton County Human Services Department administers the grants.
Here, by district, are the agencies that will receive funding:
District 3 (Commissioner Bob Fulton) Housing Initiative of North Fulton; Mary Hall Freedom House; North Fulton Community Charities; The North Fulton Child Development Association, Inc.; The STAR House Foundation Inc.; and YMCA of Metropolitan Atlanta (Ed Isakson/Alpharetta Branch).
District 4 (Commissioner Tom Lowe) Absolutely Positive+, Inc.; American Red Cross, Metropolitan Atlanta Chapter; Auditory-Verbal Center of Atlanta Inc.; Center for Pan-Asian Community Services Inc.; Community Action Center Inc.; Georgia Council on Child Abuse Inc.; Georgia Radio Reading Service; Hillside Inc.; Jerusalem House Inc.; Latin American Association; LIFESPAN Resources Inc.; Literacy Volunteers of America Metropolitan Atlanta; Marcus Jewish Community Center of Atlanta Inc.; Project Open Hand; Quality Care for Children Inc.; Saint Joseph's Mercy Care Services Inc.; and The Adaptive Learning Center for Infants and Children Inc.
District 5 (Vice Chairman Emma I. Darnell) Achor Center Inc.; Atlanta Community Food Bank; Communities in Schools of Atlanta; Community Advanced Practice Nurses Inc.; Compeer Atlanta Inc.; Cool Girls Inc.; Furniture Bank-Fulton Collaborative Transitional Housing; Furniture Bank of Atlanta; Genesis Shelter, Inc.; Metro Fair Housing Services, Inc.; Northwest Youth Power Inc.; Senior Citizen Services of Metropolitan Atlanta Inc.; SERO-NSSFNS; Sickle Cell Foundation of Georgia Inc.; The Bridge; The Young Adult Guidance Center Inc.; Transition House Inc.; Viewpoint of Metropolitan Atlanta Inc.; and Wholistic Stress Control Institute Inc.
District 6 (Commissioner Nancy A. Boxill) AIDS Survival Project; Alternate Life Paths Program Inc.; Antioch Urban Ministries Inc.; APPLE Corps Inc.; Atlanta Children's Shelter Inc.; Atlanta Enterprise Center Inc.; Atlanta Legal Aid Society; Atlanta Union Mission; Atlanta Urban League Inc.; Atlanta Volunteer Lawyers Foundation Inc.; Atlanta/Fulton Commission on Children and Youth; Beacon of Hope Inc.; Big Brothers Big Sisters of Metro Atlanta; Butler Street YMCA; Carver Workers Cooperative; Center for the Visually Impaired; Childkind Inc.; CHRIS Homes Inc.; Community Concerns Inc.; Consumer Credit Counseling Service of Greater Atlanta Inc.; Crossroads Community Ministries; Fulton Atlanta Action Authority Inc.; Georgia Center for Children, Inc.; Georgia Law Center on Homelessness and Poverty Inc.; Hands On Atlanta; Literacy Action Inc.; Living Room; Men Stopping Violence Inc.; Meridian Education Resource Group Inc., dba Whitefoord Community Program; Metro Atlanta Task Force for the Homeless; Midtown Assistance Center Inc.; National AIDS Education & Services for Minorities Inc.; National Black Men's Health Network Inc.; Nicholas House Inc., dba Boulevard House; Pathways Community Network Inc.; Progressive Redevelopment Inc. The Welcome House; Project Connect of Jewish Family & Career Services; Samaritan House of Atlanta Inc.; SCLC WOMEN Inc. (Women's Org. Movement for Equality Now); Southeast Family YMCA; St. Jude's Recovery Center Inc.; The Council on Aging; The Partnership Against Domestic Violence; The Sheltering Arms; The Sullivan Center Inc.; Travelers Aid-Stepping Ahead! Program; Travelers Aid Battered Women and Children/Outreach Program; Turning Point Enterprises Inc.; YES!Atlanta (Youth Experiencing Success); and YWCA of Greater Atlanta.
District 7 (Commissioner William "Bill" Edwards) Aniz Inc.; Community Opportunity Centers Inc.; Families First (formerly Child Service & Family Counseling); Genesis Prevention Coalition Inc.; Helping Hands Holiday Dinner Inc.; Metro Atlanta Respite & Developmental Services Inc.; Metropolitan Atlanta Opportunities Industrialization Center Inc.; Nonprofits for Nonprofits Inc.; Providence Learning Center & Development Corporation Father's Resource Center; Quality Living Services Inc.; Rehabilitation-Exposure Inc.; Restoring Individuals and Society Thru Empowerment (RISE); South Fulton Community Coalition Inc.; Spectrum Technical Institute Inc.; Tapestry Youth Ministries Inc.; Teens at Work Inc.; The National Urban Coalition for Unity and Peace Inc.; Women's Crisis Center Inc.; YMCA of Metropolitan Atlanta Inc.