Local Funding Awarded for First Transitional Housing Program in Baldwin County
[JULY 29, 2022] [FAIRHOPE, AL] Two local foundations have awarded grants to the Baldwin Family Village Foundation to assist in raising the funds necessary to open the doors of the first Women and Children’s Transitional Housing Program in Baldwin County.
The HG Clay Foundation has awarded the Baldwin Family Village Foundation $10,000. The Fairhope Point Clear Community Foundation, an affiliate of the Community Foundation of South Alabama, gifted $6,000 to the Foundation. These donations will help fund the first year of operations for the transitional housing program.
"The HG Clay Foundation was founded with the theme: "Eyes on the Margins." We have wanted to support organizations working with the "least of these" in our community. Baldwin Family Village is a new venture we are excited about because of their concern for a segment in our county that is desperately underserved. This work is important because it is not just about "shelter," but about the whole person. We are proud to support Baldwin Family Village as they begin their important work." Dan Thompson, Executive Director HG Clay Foundation stated.
"The Fairhope/Point Clear grant is designed to help support organizations like the Baldwin Family Village, and their partnership with Dumas Wesley to help Baldwin women and children gain self-sufficiency and improve their overall quality of life in a sustainable way,” said Community Foundation of South Alabama President & CEO Rebecca Byrne.
The Baldwin Family Village Foundation is tasked with raising the $540,000 necessary to fund the first year for the 13-unit project which will provide transitional housing and support services for homeless.
women and children, the first of its kind in Baldwin County. The facility was purchased in June of this year through generous community donations. The facility will be operated by the Dumas Wesley Community Center who operates a similar facility in Mobile and is slated to open in April 2023. The Baldwin County facility is expected to serve 100 women and children in the first year after opening.
Anyone interested in finding out more about the BFV project or donating to help bring the facility one step closer to opening can visit www.baldwinfamilyvillage.org/give.
For more information on the HG Clay Foundation, visit https://www.hgclayfoundation.org/. For additional information regarding the Fairhope/Point Clear Community Foundation visit https://www.communityfoundationsa.org/fairhope-point-clear-community-foundation.
Contact: Elizabeth Hammock
Baldwin Family Village Foundation
Elizabeth Hammock of Baldwin Family Village Foundation accepts a check from representatives of the Fairhope/Point Clear Community Foundation which will go towards the goal of raising $540,000 to fund year one of the first ever transitional housing program for women and children experiencing homelessness in Baldwin County.