June 21, 2010 -- Creative Community Services,
Inc. recently received a two-year Common Goods Fund grant totaling $90,000 from
The Community Foundation for Greater Atlanta . This represents the third largest
grant awarded in the Spring 2010 Common Goods grant cycle and will be used to
build agency capacity to meet the growing needs of children in foster care with
mental health needs and children and adults with developmental disabilities.
"CCS has been keeping children and adults with mental health needs and developmental
disabilities out of institutions and in homes with families, where they belong,
for 27 years." said Sally Buchanan, CCS Founder and Executive Director. "Ongoing
state and federal funding cuts are threatening the availability of these services
in the community, but with a long history of partnership and resource sharing,
CCS is well-positioned to continue to meet the needs of these individuals. We
are grateful and proud that The Community Foundation for Greater Atlanta supports
our efforts to be proactive and innovative in building supports to ensure that
every child and adult in our care reaches their maximum individual potential."
CCS is a nonprofit organization with a mission to improve quality of life
for children, adults and families who are facing special challenges through community-bases
supports and services. By providing individualized case management, foster/supportive/transitional
living care, support groups, and respite, CCS allows children and adults live
in homes with families.
Creative Community Services helps children, adults
and families with mental health needs and developmental disabilities lead the
highest possible quality of life. Creative Community Services does this by providing
an individualized approach to case management and caregiver support that empowers
children and adults to reach their maximum potential. Please visit the CCS website
at www.ccsgeorgia.org for more information.
The Community Foundation for
Greater Atlanta connects donors, nonprofits and community leaders to strengthen
the Atlanta region through philanthropy. The Community Foundation does this by
providing quality services to donors and innovative leadership on community issues.
Please visit the Foundation's website at www.cfgreateratlanta.org
for more information.