Grant Recipients
Grant Type: 

Bethany Christian Services

Grant Amount: $50,000 and under
Grant Term: 1 Year
Jun 23 2011

Bethany Christian Services manifests the love and compassion of Jesus Christ by protecting and enhancing the lives of vulnerable children and families through quality social services.  Bethany has served Middle Tennessee since the early 1980's with comprehensive services including domestic and international adoption, temporary foster care, counseling, training and family support.  The grant requested in this application will be used to fund salaries, benefits, travel, and supplies.  By the end of the funding period, 70% of families will experience a reduction of risk factors by meeting their individualized Service Plan goals.  Risk factors for abuse or neglect include homelessness, unemployment, lack of social support, etc. 60% of families in crisis (15 of 25) utilizing services provided by Safe Families will maintain contact with the volunteers they interacted with during placement thereby increasing future social support options available to those families. 90% (67 of 75) placements will conclude with the child returning to their biological family demonstrating decreased dependence on the state child welfare system for custodial care.

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