Blount Community Fund Awards Grant to Family Promise
Blount Community Fund awarded its first-ever grant for $2,000 to Family Promise of Blount County who provides financial subsidies to homeless families with children (infant through age four) so the children can be enrolled in local childcare/preschool facilities. This program offers opportunities for children to improve social skills and contributes to future educational success.
Family Promise was chosen for the grant after 13 different groups applied, with the Blount Community Fund admiring their work so strongly that they bestowed the money upon them.
As of right now, over 72 percent of families helped by Family Promise have maintained housing for six months after leaving the program.