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: $47,000

To help design and implement a new residential treatment protocol at Serenity Place for addicted mothers and their children. This treatment model will include intensive addiction therapy, family counseling and therapeutic child care.

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Carolina Family Services

Year Granted:

Grant Amount: $40,000

To help fund Project Connect, which provides 12-week intensive, in home family therapy services for minority youth who are at risk for placement in the juvenile justice system.

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Camp Spearhead

Year Granted:

Grant Amount: $50,000

This grant will subsidize eight one-week sessions of summer camp for children and young adults with special needs, and provide full scholarships where needed.

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Camp Opportunity

Year Granted:

Grant Amount: $49,540

To fund a summer camp week of fun in a safe, loving environment for 75 children in DSS protective custody.

Big Brothers, Big Sisters of the Upstate, Inc.

Year Granted:

Grant Amount: $40,000

To recruit and train 100 new mentors who will be matched on a one-to-one basis with at-risk youth in Greenville. Big Brothers and Big Sisters work with their mentees to help them stay in school and navigate their way to responsible adulthood.

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United Ministries

Year Granted:

Grant Amount: $48,000

To fund the cost of 600 GED exams administered through the Adult Education program over the next two years.

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Triune Mercy Center

Year Granted:

Grant Amount: $45,000

For the construction of a new building entrance that will provide more welcoming, efficient access to services.

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Salvation Army Boys and Girls Club

Year Granted:

Grant Amount: $80,000

Two years' funding for the Smart Center After School Program at East North Street Academy.

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Project HOPE Foundation

Year Granted:

Grant Amount: $45,200

To design and pilot a new classroom model for children with autism that will build upon each student's strengths in computer skills and address autism-specific deficits in social interactions, communication, physical education, and everyday activities.

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Women Build – Habitat for Humanity

Year Granted:

Grant Amount: $28,500

For partial funding of the $57,000 in materials required to build one house for a single working mother or grandmother, someone who would not qualify for a traditional home loan.

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