Human Services

GWG seeks to address inequities within our community by supporting projects that address every individual’s needs for food, clothing, shelter and safety as well as projects that address underlying social problems.

The Family Effect

Year Granted:

Grant Amount: $100,000

Used towards funding the construction of a new therapeutic treatment building for children of families served by The Phoenix Center and Serenity Place.

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Project HOPE Foundation

Year Granted:

Grant Amount: $45,748

For 20% funding of a pilot program called Ready to Learn-Ready to Teach that will prepare autistic children ages 3-11 to succeed in the regular classroom through a highly effective treatment known as Applied Behavior Analysis or ABA, and will also train educators to teach these children successfully.

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Julie Valentine Center

Year Granted:

Grant Amount: $46,777

For 100% funding, over two years, of a Pediatric Abusive Head Trauma prevention program that will support implementation of the "Period of Purple Crying" Program for families of babies delivered at GHS Children's Hospital; the aim of the program is to have maternity nurses educate parents on the subject of normal early infant crying. The grant will also be applied towards the purchase of specialized medical equipment that will enable the two GHS pediatricians who perform medical evaluations on children at the Julie Valentine Center to document abusive head trauma.

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Allen Temple Community Development Corporation

Year Granted:

Grant Amount: $35,697

For partial funding, over two years, for the position of Tenant Relations Coordinator of the Community Empowerment Program.

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Project Host

Year Granted:

Grant Amount: $49,042

To increase the number of fresh, prepared from scratch meals served to at-risk children in Greenville County through the Feeding Hungry Children Project, and at the same time enable students from Project Host's CC Pearce Culinary School to gain the skills needed to work in professional kitchens.

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Pendleton Place, Inc.

Year Granted:

Grant Amount: $79,367

For supporting 2 years of the rigorous pursuit of accreditation from the Council of Accreditation, the national accrediting body established by the Child Welfare League of America for behavioral, healthcare and human services organizations. Once accredited, Pendleton Place will be eligible to apply for funding available only to accredited agencies.

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Meals on Wheels of Greenville

Year Granted:

Grant Amount: $46,998

For upgrading of the organization's commercial kitchen with a chill blaster and a steamer that will allow for the preparation of nutritious, good quality, safe meals more efficiently and economically.

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Diligent Hands, Gracious Hearts

Year Granted:

Grant Amount: $43,500

For the purchase of two Isuzu work trucks that will replace two crew cab trucks currently on their last legs, and enable the organization to provide services to 250 regularly served elderly or handicapped clients and many more one-time clients.

A Child’s Haven

Year Granted:

Grant Amount: $57,598

For the training and certification of staff to implement the nationally acclaimed, evidence-based Family Check-up Home Visitation Model, focused on breaking the cycle of abuse and neglect of children.

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Senior Action, Inc.

Year Granted:

Grant Amount: $43,718

To replace and augment insufficient and outdated furnishing so that Senior Action may continue to offer Greenville's elderly appropriate services in safe surroundings.

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