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New Beginnings Food Outreach Inc. food distribution time are: Friday's - 11 AM - 1 PM New clients must bring valid ID, Proof of income for everyone in the home, proof of residence (lease, rental agreement, utility bill).
Our hospitality house is dedicated to assist those patients/caregivers who need to be closer to their facility within Cobb or surrounding areas. Upon approval, we provide a place to stay, free of charge as long as they are being treated 3 times per week.
With this initiative, our goal is to provide essential care items for those in need. Homeless Outreach is something that we take seriously, and our team is working to make a positive impact. Care bags will be provided to those who are homeless. Bags will include toiletry items, food gift card, socks, and a list of resources.
Caseworkers choose their line of work because they are passionate about the well-being of children. Yet we recognize that caseworkers often are overburdened with paperwork and have an extremely heavy caseload as well. With this initiative, our goal is to let them know how much we appreciate their hard work and dedication.
With a passion to help kids in foster care, this initiative lets them know that someone cares. We want to make a difference in their lives by allowing them to carry their belongings in duffel bags instead of trash bags. Each duffel bag, known as a love bag, will include toiletry items, a play toy, a learning toy and a poem.
HELP COBB COUNTY TEACHERS SUPPLY THEIR CLASSROOM. Cobb county teachers often come out of their pocket to supply their classroom with the needs of their students. We don't feel they should have to. To assist teachers, we have developed a program to gather school supplies to participate in back to school events in cobb county as well as donate directly to classrooms in need. The fund also resupplies students with school supplies at the midway point in the school year. Your donation makes an
Box of Balloons believes that anyone at any age can get involved in giving back and learning to serve others. Kids Helping Kids is our special volunteer program for children and their families to work together in making a birthday celebration possible for a child in need. Here's how: * Sign up on our website: www.boxofballoons.org/kids-helping-kids * Complete 3 service projects from the list * Once 3 service projects are completed, you can become a Kid Ambassador (receive a free t-shirt and spe
Build a Box is our program where an individual, family, business, group, or school can build an entire birthday box for a child in need. We receive birthday requests from community organizations and social workers to create a custom birthday celebration for a sweet kiddo. You, your family, or your group can get involved in making that birthday possible. We will forward you all of the details, and then you can get to work in making a special celebration! There are several categories for the birth
One of our main projects is to celebrate a child in need. What better way to celebrate your own birthday, then by giving back to a deserving kiddo. There are several ways to pledge: * Host a fundraiser: through a location or online, like FaceBook * Collect party supplies: host a supply drive or ask your guests to bring party supplies to use in one of our future boxes. * Build a box with your guests: see our "Build a Box" Program * Craft: create cards, decorations, party favor bags, games, etc
The Rotational Shelter Program (RSP) provides shelter, meals, and support services to families without homes through a network of local congregations. The hosting of three to four families rotates weekly among 14 host congregations in the Network. Each host congregation provides lodging, three meals a day, and caring hospitality for up to four weeks a year. Support congregations assist the Network by providing volunteers, meals, and financial donations.
Our Transitional Housing Program began In 2015 with the opening of the Kirkwood Promise House, offered in partnership with Kirkwood Presbyterian Church. This is our first stand-alone housing unit coupled with case management helping families leave homelessness. Other transitional housing units are under development.
Our Food Box Program began in 2016 in order to offer food boxes purchased from Action Ministries to both families applying for assistance and graduate families.
(G.R.A.C.E.) launched in 2017 for aftercare and provides additional assistance, mentoring, resources and support for families that have graduated from the Rotational Shelter Programs and Transitional Housing Programs.
Our Dental Healthcare Home Program addresses the need for oral healthcare among the working poor. The absence of available dental care can lead to tooth decay, tooth loss, gum disease, cardiovascular disease and oral pain. We provide comprehensive dental care services as a part of the whole person Health Home model, including annual wellness exams, emergency care for pain relief, infection and trauma. Our dental professionals work hard to provide patients with oral health education, prevention
Good Sam manages an on-site dispensary to purchase generic medications and brand name medications and resell them, at an affordable rate, to our patients. This Dispensary allows patients that have chronic illnesses to manage their medications at an affordable cost. The dispensary collaborates with our Prescription Assistance Program (PAP), which works to provide medications to patients who may have, in the past, gone without necessary medications for their chronic disease. Under this system, G
Since 1983, Lekotek has made a difference for more than 6,000 children with disabilities such as developmental delays, traumatic brain injury, Down syndrome, spina bifida, cerebral palsy, genetic disorders, autism, muscular dystrophy, visual and hearing impairments and genetic conditions. Lekotek helps each child grow and succeed, complimenting traditional therapies and schoolwork. The heart of Lekotek is the ongoing hour long play/learning session in which children and families learn and grow
We have approximately 100 cats and kittens of all colors, ages, and personalities looking for their forever homes at any given time. We take our adoption process very seriously because our goal is not to adopt out the highest number of cats, but to place each cat in a loving home where he or she will live for his or her entire life. Our adoption counselors are experienced matchmakers, ready to suggest candidates for your ideal lifetime companion. They will also provide information to you on a
Provides low (or no) cost spay neuter services for people who maintain feral colonies and other rescue groups in the metro-Atlanta area.
This program helps children improve their reading skills by offering them a quiet space to read their favorite books out loud to the shelter residents. The cats provide a willing audience that doesn't judge how well the child reads, and the child gains confidence and reading strength.
Adoptions of kittens and cats
We coordinate rescue for animals during disaster relief.
We offer the following services for animals: Spay and neuter, Vaccination and dental services for animals. Rescue for animals during disaster relief.
A permanent home for cats if they are not adopted out via our cage free shelter.
The Elizabeth Inn Emergency Shelter provides a safe sanctuary of rest for people who are homeless. Open to men, women, families and children, the 72-bed Elizabeth Inn provides three meals a day and extensive support services including case management, education and employment, computer lab, recovery meetings, referrals and assessments. The Permanent Supportive Housing Program assists individuals who are chronically homeless and living with either physical or mental disabilities.
Through a Housing and Urban Development grant, MUST operates three Supportive Housing Programs in Cobb -- one exclusively for veterans. The program supplies a stable living environment with case managers for guidance, helping move clients to greater independence and stability.
Rapid Rehousing Program & Tenant Based Rental Assistance programs assist homeless households to acquire permanent housing, including security deposits. The program moves individuals and families off the streets and out of emergency shelter, into their own apartments and provides case management to help ensure their success at maintaining permanent, unsubsidized housing.
MUST Ministries operates Client Service Centers in Marietta and Smyrna where clients can receive clothing, food, hygiene kits, and socks, underwear, diapers, etc. Each of our Client Services Centers has an employment specialist who works with clients to assess their skills, develop a targeted resume, conduct mock interviews, and assist in their job search. Each location also has a licensed case manager who can help the clients address other issues they may be facing and can direct them to qualif
MUST offers programs to meet other community needs, including a holiday Toy Shop at two locations in Cobb and Summer Lunch program with 17 delivery routes in Cobb.
Food pantry for school families
Our TRANS Peer Empowerment Group meetings are held in LGBTQ+ safe and friendly space to holistically uplift, deter and help with prevention in keeping members of our community from becoming incarcerated due to sex work, survival crimes, and drug abuse. The TRANS Peer Empowerment group is designed to lower the rate of survival crimes and reduce new cases of HIV that have devastated the trans community over the last decade. Through building self-esteem and solidarity, connecting people to resourc
We provide resources for; trauma and drug recovery, safe housing, continued education, and job readiness training. Our Re-entry services begin prior to release. It helps the recipients in our program(s) transition back into society at a healthy pace with the assistance of these partnering organizations as well as our volunteers.
The core program at Saving Susan Ministry, it links orphans to Parent Partners who financially support them, build close relationships with them over video calling, and further emphasize the Christian values and lessons learned at their orphanages.
Our First Steps Program is for families who may not feel called yet to Parent Partner, but who would like to “get their feet wet,” support our orphans, and pray about Parent Partnering. First Steppers support their sponsored orphans through prayer, financial support, and letters.
Communication is key to any healthy relationship. Through our English Learning Program, we enroll each of our Parent Partnered children in classes with a focus on conversational English. As they improve in English, the relationships they have with their Parent Partners grow deeper. Speaking English also leads to better educational and employment opportunities for our orphans as they mature.
Named after two of our visionary forerunners in Cambodia, Dr. Baskin and Dr. Bowler, the Baskin-Bowler Foundation ensures that every orphan sponsored through Saving Susan Ministry has the opportunity to pursue their Next Step in education after high school. We invest so much in these orphans to raise them up to be godly, successful, and disciples in their countries. We risk them losing all this if they graduate from high school, leave their orphanage, and then face a prospect of working in the
Saving Susan Ministry establishes a Music Academy in each orphanage it partners with. We donate instruments and fund music teachers to instruct the children. We fully believe in the power of music in the lives of our children and in praising God! “Make a joyful noise to the Lord.” Psalm 98:4
In 2015, the Cobb Community Foundation and Cobb County created a partnership to encourage the creation of new programs and the expansion of existing ones which impact quality of life in Cobb County. Cobb Community Foundation administered the competitive grant process and the County provided the funding for the grants. Rather than being dependent on what dollars the County may provide, we now provide a way where businesses, families, and individuals can come together to ensure that Cobb Communi
A Giving Fund (also known as a “Donor-Advised Fund”) is a charitable account set up by a donor and administered by a public charity. With a Giving Fund, you can contribute to your fund and receive a tax deduction when it's most convenient for you, then GRANT to the causes you care about when you are ready. In the meantime, your contributions to your fund are able to GROW, giving you the ability to make even more of an impact.
In addition to Donor-Advised Funds, Cobb Community Foundation also offers Scholarship Funds, Designated Funds, Field of Interest Funds, and Unrestricted Funds. We work with you to create the fund that makes the difference you want to make.
Some of Cobb County’s most well-respected non-profits have established Agency Funds with Cobb Community Foundation. Here are just a few of the reasons. Cost-effective, professional asset management overseen by our Investment Committee A mechanism for handling complex contributions An online contribution facility for donors without the administrative headaches The credibility gained by an association with Cobb Community Foundation An endowed Agency Fund assures donors that your organization ha
In support of our mission, Cobb Community Foundation has created a searchable, mappable, online directory of non-profit organizations serving Cobb County. The Connection includes program information, volunteer and other giving opportunities, and is searchable by cause area, population served and other helpful criteria. The online tool is free to all and is available online at cobbcommunityconnection.org.
While women have made great strides in education and entry into the workforce, they continue to be underrepresented in STEM college majors and careers. According to the U.S. Department of Labor, when today's girls graduate from college, the United States will need 3 million more scientists and engineers. However, women currently hold less than 25% of STEM jobs. Additionally, a Girl Scout Research Institute study found that 74% of girls surveyed are interested in STEM; however, only a small perce
Through our Financial Literacy program, girls are challenged to work in teams and create their own businesses in the largest, most successful girl-led business in the world, the Girl Scout Cookie Program. In the Cookie Program, girls learn five skills that will financially empower them and build them up to be our women business leaders of tomorrow: goal setting, decision making, money management, people skills, and business ethics. The financial literacy program’s power to teach entrepreneurs
Whether it’s by exercising and staying healthy; developing strong relationships with adults and peers; advocating on behalf of others; identifying and solving a community problem; exploring careers that can truly change the world for the better; or gaining practical knowledge in areas such as budgeting, philanthropy, making smart buying decisions, and financial planning, girls gain the life skills and the inspiration to accept challenges, overcome obstacles, and take the lead.
Through spending time outdoors, girls gain increased health benefits by participating in challenging physical fitness activities (i.e., canoeing, hiking, challenge course, horseback riding, and swimming) and an appreciation for the great outdoors. They will push themselves outside their comfort zone and develop the resilience to overcome initial setbacks toward success in mastering a new skill. They will also develop leadership skills and 21st century skills that are necessary for success in sc
Through our Outreach Mentoring Program, we provide the Girl Scout Leadership Experience for little or no cost to girls with proven financial need. We supplement the cost of supplies and provide paid mentors in areas where it is difficult to recruit volunteer troop leaders. The assistance provided by paid mentors makes it possible for more girls to participate while still allowing us to provide a high-quality program at minimal cost. A study conducted by the Girl Scout Research Institute found t
The Girl Scout Leadership Experience (GSLE) includes four program areas: STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math), Financial Literacy (Entrepreneurship), Life Skills, and Outdoor Education (Camp). The GSLE is specifically designed to help girls develop five outcomes or skills: sense of self, positive values, healthy relationships, challenge seeking, and community problem solving. When a girl develops these five skills, she'll become a girl who stands up for herself and believes she can
The Girl Scout Leadership Experience (GSLE) includes four program areas: STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math), Financial Literacy (Entrepreneurship), Life Skills, and Outdoor Education (Camp). All girls in grades K-12 are eligible to participate. In the GSLE, girls earn badges by completing activities in a variety of different areas in order to master new skills and develop invaluable social-emotional skills. The GSLE is specifically designed to help girls develop five outcomes: s
“I AM Royalty” program is designed for ages 8-12 to empower, equip and build youth female survivors of sexual abuse/assault to recognize their worth and the power of their potential. I am Royalty focuses on developing life-long leadership and life skills. The leadership program consists of a series of one to two-hour workshops, activities, guest speakers and more. Workshops are held weekly on Saturdays.
Krown Her is a “safe haven” program for teens and young ladies ages 13-21 to grow spiritual and intentional. This program was created for sexual assault/abuse survivors. “Krown Her” focuses on bringing our young ladies back to total restoration from the inside out. “Krown Her” goal is to help them understand their purpose, eliminate self-doubt and destructive thought patterns. Through this program they will be empowered to take the initiative to shift their thinking to help elimin
SDPPP is a suicide prevention and recovery program that provides multiple approaches to increase wellness, resiliency, and protective factors among those at risk for or impacted by suicide. While the statistics on suicide are troubling for every age group, SDPPP offers paths to intervention that encourages individuals, families and communities to learn the warning signs and get help when help is needed. SDPPP works to prevent suicide and foster recovery through advocacy seminars, prevention trai