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#StrongGirls is a Keitt Institute specialized empowerment experience designed exclusively for high school junior and senior women. Currently we are empowering 16 Campbell High School and North Cobb Christian High School young women. #StrongGirls endeavors to equip young ladies with the tools to undergird the social-emotional skills that lead to productive lives. In sessions filled with conversation, training, exercises, reflection, interaction and teaching, young women have their lives unlocked
Prevention is an offering of focused initiatives surrounding substance use/abuse attempting to prevent the onset of substance use to limit the development of problems associated with using psychoactive substances. These initiatives include school-wide assemblies, classroom guidance, student-led initiatives, SBIRT, parent education, teacher training and education and other focused initiatives.
Crisis/brief intervention is used for a variety of substance abuse problems from at-risk use to dependence. Brief interventions can help clients reduce or stop abuse, act as a first step in the treatment process to determine if clients can stop or reduce on their own, and act as a method to change specific behaviors before or during treatment.
Support groups are used to help people work through issues related to substance abuse or addictions, or any other life issues. We offer a support group in North Fulton and have the ability to offer this at local high schools or refer to other established groups. We can offer focused support groups for students with substance use/abuse/addiction issues meeting regularly during the week such as a SMART Choices group.
Pathways2Life partners with schools to transform lives. The Pathways2Life team brings over 6 years of drug and alcohol prevention, brief intervention services for at risk students and families and ongoing support groups focused on walking alongside students navigating life challenges. P2L assesses the needs of the school and student-body to determine what programs will fit in their environment offering a suite of solutions to include prevention, crisis intervention and support groups. Currently
The Nana Grants CAPS Bridge Funding Program provides supplemental child care funding for low-income single mothers attending Chattahoochee Tech, Gwinnett Tech, Atlanta Tech or Central Georgia Tech. Georgia’s CAPS program supports early education goals by assisting low income families with the cost of child care while they work, go to school or training, or participate in other work-related activities. But even with CAPS, a single mother with an infant may still be expected to pay $55 per week
Weekly support groups including group sharing opportunities, meditation, discussions on treatment options, supplemental community resources and guest speakers. Participants include those with cancer, caregivers and family members of those in treatment, survivors and even those that lost someone to cancer and want to contribute to supporting others. Participants do not pay for these therapeutic sessions nor the lunch. A plethora of community volunteers enhance the program with donated services
We assist cancer patients who are struggling financially due to their diagnosis. Each day families that never dreamed they would seek the assistance of a charity come to us because cancer treatment has robbed them of their ability to work and they cannot pay utility bills, buy groceries or put gas in their car. Many are un/underinsured and cannot afford out of pocket treatment costs, medical products, prescriptions or durable medical goods. Loving Arms provides up to a value of $600 annually
Our mission is to assist cancer patients financially and emotionally as they go through the cancer journey. The assistance we provide is in the form of support groups, gas cards, grocery cards, and utility assistance.
Kennrod is a Cobb County, Georgia-based, 501c3 organization dedicated to providing high quality tutoring and college and career readiness services to pre-kindergarten through twelfth grade students in underserved communities. We primarily focus on reading, writing, and math development as foundational skills for learning. Our partnerships with select Metropolitan-Atlanta area Kumon and Sylvan Learning centers make it possible for us to provide well-respected tutoring services to those who nee
Summer camp is a “best practices seminar in the woods” for kids who live with diabetes. Camp Kudzu's primary goal is to provide education and resources for children who live with T1D to live healthy lives by learning how to manage their diabetes safely. The organization achieves this goal through our signature overnight summer camp programs. Camp Kudzu’s week-long summer camp programs help campers avoid serious health complications (kidney failure, heart disease, and retinopathy) as adult
The CIT program is designed for 17 and 18-year-old former campers who have demonstrated effective management of their own regimen. In addition, to fulfilling the key role of volunteer, CITs experience reinforced diabetes management education and are encouraged remain disciplined as many of them prepare for independence. The CIT program reinforces important attributes such as communication and leadership skills. Importantly, the CIT program serves as a bridge between adult volunteers and camp pa
Diabetes impacts the entire family, and Camp Kudzu’s weekend Family Camps are for the whole family. The program is also valuable for families of newly diagnosed children or those who need additional support. The weekend includes workshops about many aspects of diabetes for the adults plus activities for all age groups. Carbohydrate counts and allergen listings for all menu items, meals, and snacks simplify life. Medical professionals are on site throughout the weekend to deliver diabetes mana
The Sprouts Day Camp program replicates the overnight program during the day for children ages five to eight years-old. In addition to swimming, games, arts, and crafts, participants learn about type 1 diabetes, and meet other children with similar healthcare needs. Counselors and clinicians provide medical supervision and teach the children diabetes management skills. This program provides a rare opportunity for children with type 1 diabetes to fully participate in a camping experience.
Camp Kudzu hosts an annual co-ed adventure for teens each year. The program reinforces healthy habits for teens living with type 1 diabetes and provides a sustained supportive community of peers and role models. Physical, social, and emotional well-being of group and self, adapting personal diabetes regimen at new exertion levels, and gaining appreciation of nature are also key objectives of the program.
There are 159 counties in Georgia, more than any other state, and many of these counties are rural, making essential training for their first responders hard to maintain. Each training costs $800 and equips up to 50 personnel. Trainings include: -Educating fire station, police station, and hospital employees and volunteers -Understanding issues concerning at risk infants and mothers -State statutes and policies regarding infant abandonment -Best practices concerning the issues of abandonment -
Hospitals throughout Georgia are home to boarder babies. At times, there can be up to 50 Boarder babies in one hospital. The legal description for a boarder babies is an infant medically cleared to be discharged from the hospital, but they have nowhere to go. There are four reasons why a parent cannot take a child home: 1. If the baby has alcohol in its system. 2. If the baby has drugs in its system. 3. If the parents are homeless. 4. If the parents have lost previous children to DFCS.
Provide food and grocery products to a network of over 40 nonprofit partners in Cobb County. Partner with schools in Cobb County to provide on campus emergency food assistance for school families as well as working with schools to increase participation in school breakfast. Provide benefits enrollment assistance at a number of locations throughout Cobb County.
At YELLS, our youth learn to show PRIDE — Positivity, Respect, Innovation, Discipline, and Excellence. We teach youth from an early age that Learning, Leading, and Serving are enjoyable and rewarding. The YELLS Afterschool Program provides academic enrichment, leadership and character development, art, recreation, and community service opportunities daily to 45 kindergarten through fifth-grade youth. The YELLS curriculum is intentionally holistic, simultaneously fostering academic success and
Community Action Cafe is a space for a community to gather and for teens to develop as community leaders. The teen-led YELLS Community Action Café and Teen Center offers engaging and authentic academic, financial literacy, career development, and leadership experiences. As teens market and manage a working café open to all members of the community, they build on-the-ground business and entrepreneurial experience that further develops the skills and strengths they will need in college and be
Mentoring program serving 40 Bigs and Littles students every Tuesday and first Saturday of the month. In addition to these youth programs, YELLS also hosts community events and workshops for parents and families living in the Franklin Gateway community.
A food pantry based at the Marietta campus for all Chatt Tech students. At least 36% of all college students struggle with food insecurity. We are creating a pantry operated by the Office of Student Resources within CTC. We plan to stock the pantry with a combination of donated food and items purchased from the Atlanta Community Food Bank.
The American Red Cross responds to over 62,000 disasters every year. When disaster strikes our volunteers, partners and staff give immediate care and comfort by supplying shelter, distributing water and food, providing help securing replacement medications and eyeglasses, as well as offering spiritual and mental health consultations. We remain with our clients as long as needed and develop a recovery plan and help provide referral services. By far the largest disaster threat is home fires.
Every two seconds, someone - a child, parent, grandparent, neighbor or friend-needs lifesaving blood. We rely on the selfless acts of our volunteer donors, who donate at blood drives held daily to meet the blood supply demand. To help ensure the safety of the supply, the Red Cross conducts more than a dozen rigorous tests on each unit of blood to establish type and screen for infectious diseases. Whole blood is then processed into different blood products, including red blood cells, platelet
The Red Cross supports active service men and women and their families and veterans by providing emergency communications, career assistance to family members and community resource support. The program is an integral part of military family life from the time the service member takes their oath of service through the day they return home as a veteran. The continuum of care supports them every step of the way working to: * Provide community information and referral services * Provide fami
By far the largest disaster threat is home fires. Every day, on average seven people die in a home fire. Before today is over, Red Cross Volunteers will help 40 people in Georgia recover from a home fire, one-half of them will be children. In order to alleviate the needless suffering from a home fire, the American Red Cross implemented the Home Fire Campaign, aimed at reducing home fire death and injury by 25%. The Home Fire campaign addresses the problem in three program areas: 1) Installing s
Atlanta Audubon takes a holistic approach of preparing today's youth for the future they will inherit. One particular program that helps us reach school-aged children is Connecting Students with STEM through Birds, which works with one school for a full academic year to enhance bird-friendly habitat on school grounds, provide teacher training, deliver student programming, and support schoolwide learning with various curriculum and other resources. Each school selected as a Connecting Students wi