From the Georgia Department of Human Services, Division of Family and Children Services:
The State of Hope is a movement throughout Georgia to create communities where children are safe, thriving and full of hope. Our mission is to cultivate family-centered support systems by connecting, equipping and nurturing diverse community collaborators.
State of Hope is an initiative that seeks to encourage nonprofits, philanthropies, government, businesses and communities to collaborate closely to build local safety nets that will prevent conditions that contribute to disparities in education, threaten a family’s self-sufficiency and could lead to child abuse and neglect.
The Division has four Opportunities for Hope for this initiative. These are the priority areas that we believe will have the greatest impact on keeping children safe, strengthening families, and empowering communities. The hope is that applications for potential State of Hope projects are focused on one or more of these opportunity areas.
- Education – improving the educational attainment of vulnerable youth, most importantly the graduation rates of youth in foster care
- Trauma- Awareness – increasing the awareness of trauma-informed practices, the impact of trauma, and how to mitigate its impact
- Quality Caregiving – improving the quality of caregiving across a continuum including, but not limited to, birth parents, kin caregivers, foster/adoptive parents, and the larger caregiver community
- Economic Self-sufficiency – strengthening and supporting individuals and families on their path toward independence.
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The fourth application round for the State of Hope is open. The application will be available until Friday, June 18, 2021 at 11:59 PM.
Click here to apply.