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Sisters of Mercy of North Carolina Foundation Announces $896,223 In Grants to 22 Area Organizations

Assistance League of Charlotte, Charlotte, NC provides assistance with food, clothing and educational materials for low-income children.  They will receive $10,000 to provide support for the Snacks at School Program.

Asheville City Schools Foundation, Asheville, NC promotes educational success for students by supporting innovative educational activities.  They were awarded $20,000 to help expand the Families and Communities Enriching Students Program, which provides opportunities for academic enrichment and relationship building events for educators and families.

Bakersville Community Medical Clinic, Bakersville, NC provides outpatient primary health care services.  Their two year grant for $68,164 will help support two Student and Family Health Centers in rural communities. 

Cabarrus County Partnership for Children, Concord, NC ensures that services are available for young children in early education, child care, health and family support.  Their $40,000 grant will provide salary support for the Stepping Stones Program, which provides interventions with pregnant teens and teen parents to help them remain in school or become employed.

Cabarrus Meals on Wheels, Concord, NC will receive $10,000 for general operating support.  The organization assists elderly and disabled individuals to live independently through the delivery of nutritious meals.

Catholic Social Services of the Diocese of Charlotte, Charlotte, NC supports individuals, families and faith communities by providing direct social services in defined program areas.  Their two year grant for $25,000 will help support the Asset Building Long-term Equity Financial Literacy Program.

Charlotte Emergency Housing, Charlotte, NC provides homeless families and women with secure transitional housing and various social services designed to move clients to permanent housing and stable employment.  Their two year grant for $45,000 will provide salary support for a Family Social Worker.

Clay County Health Department, Hayesville, NC provides general health care services, promotes healthy lifestyles and responds to disasters, disease outbreaks and epidemics.  They were awarded $36,000 over two years to help support diabetes education and outreach efforts.

Communities in Schools of Cleveland County, Shelby, NC facilitates the connection of community resources with schools to help young people successfully learn and stay in school.  Their $50,000 grant will help support the Teen Parents as Teachers home program, which provides a wide range of supportive activities to help teen mothers with parenting issues and progression toward graduation.

Crisis Control Ministry, Winston-Salem, NC responds to the critical needs of families and individuals by assisting with rent, utilities, food, clothing and medicine.  They were awarded $35,000 to help support the Free Pharmacy.

Easter Seals UCP North Carolina, Raleigh, NC will receive $65,000 to purchase computers and curriculum software for 11 Children’s Centers.  Easter Seals helps children and adults with disabilities by maximizing their individual potential for living, learning and working in their communities.

El Futuro, Carrboro, NC provides behavioral health resources for underserved Latinos.  They will receive $64,909 to provide salary support for a Bilingual Licensed Therapist.

Exchange Club Center for the Prevention of Children Abuse of Iredell County, Statesville, NC works with adults and children regarding child abuse, neglect and deprivation.  Their $31,500 grant will be used to provide salary support for the Stop Child Abuse Now Parent Aide Program.

Family Care Center of Catawba Valley, Hickory, NC provides homeless families with emergency and transitional housing.  Their grant for $35,000 will help provide general operating support.

Foothills Industries of McDowell County, Marion, NC provides developmental and vocational services for adults with disabilities.  The $50,000 grant will be used for general operating support.

Good Samaritan Clinic of Haywood County, Waynesville, NC will receive $37,500 to provide support for Mental Health Therapists of the Indigent Mental Health Program.  The Clinic provides primary medical care to underserved adults.

Habitat for Humanity of Charlotte, Charlotte, NC assists in the development, building, renovation, rehabilitation and maintenance of housing for economically disadvantaged persons. They will receive $50,000 to help support the Charlotte Major Home Repair Program.

The Mental Health Fund, Hickory, NC provides services for developmentally disabled and/or mentally ill adults including residential group home care, psychiatric, medical and other outpatient functions.  Their $50,000 grant will help with salary support for the expansion of outpatient psychiatric services.

NC Justice Center, Raleigh, NC works to ensure that low-income, working poor and minority individuals and communities have the resources and services they need to move from poverty to economic security.  They were awarded $75,000 for operating support for the Immigrants Legal Assistance Project, which provides legal assistance to low-income immigrants from over 60 countries.

Positive Wellness Alliance, Lexington, NC provides services and support for persons living with HIV/AIDS through case management, outreach and preventive education.  Their $20,000 grant will be used for general operating support.

Triangle Family Services, Raleigh, NC works to build a stronger community by strengthening the family by providing programs on family safety, financial security and mental health.  Their $30,000 grant will provide support for the Time Together Supervised Visitation Center, which provides safe, supervised visitation and exchanges for children of families involved in domestic violence court.

Uptown Shelter, Inc., Charlotte, NC provides shelter and opportunities for homeless men to rebuild their lives by offering assistance with substance abuse, mental health programs, education, employment and housing.  Their $48,150 grant will provide general operating support.

Announced on Monday, July 16, 2007

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