2019/2020 Funded Programs
Assisting With Basic Needs
12,242 prescriptions will be provided free of charge to nearly 450 residents.
Weekly food rations will be provided to 29,000 residents in need. In addition, 1,550 at-risk children will be provided daily meals during the summer.
Funded programs will ensure that 135 Chatham County seniors maintain their independence by receiving in-home personal care and transportation to senior centers, grocery stores, pharmacies and banks.
1,500 Chatham residents in crisis will receive food, clothing, shelter, rent and utility payments. In addition, 40 families will be offered individualized supportive services to break the cycle of poverty that repeats generation after generation.
9,500 Chatham County residents will receive emergency food every week and 250 school children will receive weekend food supplies.
Nurturing Youth and Families
95 Children will receive after-school services that promote and enhance child development, academic performance and responsible behavior.
990 Children will attend camp, 60 youth will learn about healthy lifestyles, 230 children will improve their leadership skills and 2,530 students will receive tools to help them succeed in school.
Books will be provided to 390 at risk preschool children in order to improve their reading skills and prepare them for school.
65 youth will be provided with individualized, case-managed, integrated student supports, to address developmental, physical and mental health issues.
26 youth will have access to early childhood programs to help them prepare for school and improve performance.
Strengthening the Community
210 adults will receive tutoring to build basic education skills and obtain a GED.
36 developmentally disabled Chatham County residents will be provided with transportation to work at Chatham Trades, career fairs, community service events, community events and enrichment programs.
225 Latino children and adults will receive culturally appropriate mental health counseling.
Over 175 Chatham County residents will receive direct legal services.
Funding will provide repairs to address safety issues for 38 low-income homeowners in Chatham County.