Lake Burton Civic Association

LBCA Foundation $20,000 Impact Award to Place of Hope

Thanks to your generosity, the LBCA Foundation recently awarded Place of Hope in Clayton, GA, a $20,000 Impact Grant. Place of Hope is a faith-based nonprofit organization formed to help the lives of foster children and foster parents during a stressful and critical transition from birth parents to foster homes.

The organization strives to create a safe and warm environment for foster children just separated from their birth families. Children brought by DFCS to the Place of Hope in Clayton are provided a safe, clean, and home-like atmosphere while transitioning to their new foster family placement. Supplies for the
children, clean clothes, backpacks, diapers, and other necessary items are also supplied. A bedroom, if needed, is also provided for the DFCS officer and children should the transfer to the new foster parent take more than 24 hours. The home is located at Derrick St. next to the Clayton Baptist Church, which leases the house to Place of Hope. The home has undergone extensive renovation and will open in October.

Current economic uncertainties, drug addiction or domestic troubles strain families and place children in tenuous circumstances every day in Georgia. On average, 18 children enter the Georgia foster care system every day. The need is great, and foster parenting is a demanding job. Place of Hope, through a network of volunteers, will also provide a Care Community for each foster family, providing meals, transportation, nights out, and other support services.

To learn more about partnering with Place of Hope North Georgia, contact Elizabeth Adams, Executive Director, at 706-982-1343 or email . You may also visit their website for more information or to make a donation.

The LBCA Foundation Impact Award is an annual grant award to a Rabun County nonprofit that positively impacts the lives of Rabun County residents.