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This is is an initiative to support Cobb County Special Needs families with financial assistance for the successful completion of their disabled children's Medicaid waiver applications. It will provide $300 awards to 25 Cobb County Special Needs families to pay for psychological evaluations, medical evaluations and copies of children's medical records that are required for submission with their children's Medicaid waiver applications. Many families can't afford the costs of these documents so
We plan to grow the Autism Response Team to provide personalized support to people across the autism community as well as host town halls and workshops geared toward increasing parents’ and guardians’ knowledge of the tools and resources available in their local community when planning for a child’s future.
Transportation Education will teach clients served by TWP how to safely and confidently use transportation. Many women served do not have the skills or cognitive function to figure out how to ride the bus/train/Uber, limiting access to many services and options. With therapy sessions, and small group work, clients will overcome their barriers.
We plan to expand our age-related simulation programs to ages 12 -25, to enhance empathy for seniors. Hands-on program includes hearing and vision loss, neuropathy, balance, aphasia and dementia. We will partner with youth based and schools so trainings will be mobile. Completed surveys will determine if expectations are met.
The grant will provide the proper tools needed for the officials of the CSSL. Each official will be given an embroidered polo so they are properly identified at swim meets. The bull horns will also assist in properly officiating each swim meet.
The program will be for those kids who have been placed in the juvenile court system. We work closely with the court’s representatives to keep track of attendance and participation. We take attendance every week and send it to them weekly.
CFP will expand our Parental Engagement Program (PEP) to Dowell Elementary (Title I). PEP combines Community Parent Education Program (COPE) and Social Skills to equip the school with sustainable parental engagement while encouraging prosocial behavior. Dowell is attempting a $10,000 match and the community pledges in-kind space at their center.
SafePath's project is to develop, produce and print a facilitator guide and participant handbook "Building a SafePath...From Confusion to Clarity" which will be a resource for facilitators of psycho-educational groups for caregivers of children who have been sexually abused. Primary caregivers are essential in facilitating a child's recovery.
CSF currently provides about 100, $200 ASP scholarships to working families, which covers about 28 days in afterschool care. With additional support, we can lengthen the time that our students can remain stable in ASP, which greatly increases parent job retention, keeps students safe, and can provide a setting for additional educational assistance
Reality U Financial Literacy educates youth about personal finance in a highly interactive 75-minute simulation of life based upon their GPA. Students are given their potential career, income, family status, and must visit 12 booths (housing, insurance, childcare, utilities, entertainment, transportation, etc.) and create a working budget.
We will expand our Stop It Now project by 50%. This will allow us to serve 150 girls during the 2019-2020 school year. These workshops will empower girls with life skills and teach them how to avoid becoming a victim of inappropriate and abusive relationships that too many of our girls find themselves in today.
Zion Keepers, Inc. provides rapid rehousing and permanent supportive housing for our homeless Veterans. The life-skills training and effective case management are essential for the successful transition from homelessness to stable housing.
This program expansion will guide parents through the process of helping their daughters grow as they experience deliberate, intentional connections and interactions with them. Research shows parent engagement has a positive influence on student success and positive outcome regardless of socioeconomic level, race, or parent’s education level.
The Independent Work Program is a paid, 6-week working reference and job-skills training course to assist low-income individuals to get back on their feet. 100% of all proceeds go toward participant scholarships.
This past year the 5 Lions Clubs in Cobb County provided vision screening for more than 20,000 students and families in Cobb County. With this grant, an additional machine can be purchased which will now allow the Lions to provide vision screening in the Marietta City Schools, private schools, early learning centers and health fairs.