At Cobb Community Foundation, we connect donors who care with causes that matter by not only managing their charitable funds, but also by ensuring that their missions match the right giving opportunities.
The current pandemic has increased the need for support for many of our community members, and our own Cobb COVID-19 Community Response Fund has become an essential source of support, by allowing us to provide flexible resources to organizations meeting critical needs in Cobb.
One of the areas highly affected during the pandemic is the lack of support systems for students. Being outside of their schools, students are missing the opportunity to meet with their counselors and social workers. We had to find a way to make sure that Cobb County Schools social workers could continue to serve. Through the Cobb COVID-19 Community Response Fund, Cobb school social workers will be able to provide services for at-risk families this summer. The funds will cover social worker training, and services such as telehealth calls, financial assistance for housing, transportation, and school materials such as digital devices.
“We … are so extremely thankful to be able to provide a continuum of coordination services for the students and families,” said Ana Murphy, Cobb Schools Social Work supervisor. “This summer is more challenging than the past years, and we were nervous of the level of need that would be evident in our county. This money provides us with the availability to ensure to address the needs (both financially and emotionally) of as many students and their families as possible.”
We are so grateful to the Jesse Parker Williams Foundation and the Zeist Foundation for their grants to our Cobb COVID-19 Community Response Fund. Working together, CCF was able to present the foundations with giving opportunities that greatly aligned with their missions, and their contributions will make the services possible. Thank you!
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