Heritage Community Foundation Presents Grant to Rebuilding Lives Workshop, Inc.

Jonesboro, Ga. (August 7, 2015) – The Heritage Community Foundation presented a grant to Christina Simmons, Founder & Counselor, Rebuilding Lives Workshop, Inc. (RLW) on July 30, 2015. The $1,500 grant will be used by RLW to purchase a sand tray, kinetic sand, and miniatures/figurines to be used in counseling and therapy. According to Ms. Simmons, people who have experienced trauma, violence or abuse, and those who are experiencing post-traumatic stress disorder, are sometimes better able to communicate through sand tray therapy. With the help of a skilled counselor, this special type of therapy allows these people to work through the traumatic event(s), often at a quicker pace than with traditional therapeutic methods.

Rebuilding Lives Workshop’s ultimate goal is to help each individual that walks through its doors by increasing coping skills, life skills, emotional self-regulation skills, anger management skills and self- awareness. They offer counseling services and workshops for individuals, groups, families and couples. Most of their services are free to the public, except for specialties such as substance abuse mandated counseling. RLW also seeks to educate by teaching basic computer skills and resume writing. They customize all services to meet the needs of the individual being served.

For more information on how to apply for a grant with Heritage Community Foundation, make a donation or volunteer, please visit www.heritagecommunityfoundation.org. You may also contact Rocky Davis, Executive Director, at 770-478-8881.

Heritage Community Foundation (HCF) is a 501c3 organization which provides funding to local nonprofit organizations in Clayton, Henry and Fayette counties. HCF is designed to support Heritage Bank’s first mission, “Committed to those we serve.” The bank absorbs all of the operating costs of the foundation, so 100% of the funds raised go directly to meet community needs.

Heritage Bank, a state chartered commercial bank, has been serving metro Atlanta’s Southern Crescent since 1955. The independent community bank has six full-service offices, features a well-rounded offering of commercial and consumer products, and is an active, involved member of the community it serves. The company’s stock is traded under the symbol “CCFH.OB”.

Back row L to R: Mary Tillison, Shannon Brown (VP RLW), Elizabeth Braswell, Rocky Davis, Jenny Smith

Front row L to R: Christina Simmons (Founder & Counselor RLW), Sheri Dockweiler, Pamela Cisneros