A Better Life – Brianna’s Hope – $2,500
A Better Life - Brianna's Hope is a statewide faith-based recovery program. Based in Portland, IN, the participant-driven organization provides hope through Christ to those impacted by addiction. The Richmond chapter was awarded $2,500 to support its efforts in healing families and communities ravaged by substance abuse.
Birth to Five (Healthy Families) – $11,700
Birth to Five caters care for families, focusing on children rendering and mothers. Their Healthy Families program focuses on smoking cessaton for mothers and mental health. Their grant of $11,700 will help fund this program.
Boys & Girls Club – $18,400
Boys & Girls Club of Wayne County has served the Richmond community for many years, gearing our youth to become bold leaders of the future. This year they received $18,400 in a grant to fund their Prevention Plus programming. This program aims to steer children from a life riddled with substance abuse.
Cross Road Christian Recovery Center – $12,000
The Cross Road Christian Recovery Center is a site for women recovering from drug addiction. The faith-based center received $12,000 to aid in their fight to rebuild lives.
YWCA Genesis – $8,580
YWCA Genesis is a domestic violence shelter for women and children to retreat from harm. They provide services to help break the cycle, as well as outpatient counseling for women who are seeking aid. Their grant of $8,580 will help support the counseling services.
Independent Living Center - $5,600
Reid Community Benefit presented a check to the Independent Living Center to help fund operations and for reusable residential wheelchair ramps.
JACY House – $9,876
Monroe Central School Corporation
These funds are being supplied for the "Your Life Speaks" presentation for students and staff.
Northeastern Elementary School - $6,700
Reid Health Community Benefit presented Northeastern Elementary School with funding to cover the cost of supplies and training for the "Leader In Me" school program for all teachers.
Northeastern Middle School - $1,925
These funds were granted for a set of simulation goggles for health education courses.
SAWS (Servants At Work) - $5,600
These funds were granted for materials to construct wooden wheelchair ramps.
Senior Opportunity Services – $3,000
Senior Opportunity Services is a volunteer-operated agency that assists adults 55 and older in the workforce. Their services help serve the elder community in providing odd jobs to those who cannot handle big tasks on their own. Their grant of $3,000 goes toward their Homemaker & Handyman Program.
Two Twenty Eight Club INC - $2,000
These funds were granted to support "Sober Events" and for materials for two new classes.
Unchained Praises - $9,368
These funds were granted to fund the WRAP (Wellness Recovery Action Plan) program, the SMART library, and to cover various group and workshop material costs.
Union County Health Department - $5,000
Community Benefit presented the Union County Health Department with funds for operation of the clinic.
Whole Family Community Initiative (House of Ruth) – $18,200
House of Ruth is a transitional residence program assisting formerly incarcerated women. The grant awarded through Community Benefit will assist in their efforts in helping these women adjust back into society.