Heritage Community Foundation Presents Grant to House of Dawn, Inc.

Jonesboro, Ga. (August 7, 2015) – The Heritage Community Foundation presented a grant to Dawn Murray, CEO, House of Dawn, Inc. on July 28, 2015. The $3,100 grant will be used by House of Dawn to purchase and install a privacy fence at its newest facility for homeless young mothers in Riverdale. The new fence will allow the mothers, babies and toddlers to safely and privately play outside together.

House of Dawn was founded in the year 2000 and its mission has always been to provide a stable, loving home for teen/young mothers and their children under adult supervision and to provide them with educational opportunities and life skills they will need to become independent, self-supporting women. House of Dawn’s Second Chance Home provides a safe place for teenage mothers ages 13 to19 and their children who are at risk for potential homelessness as well as physical, emotional and sexual abuse. House of Dawn also offers a Transitional Living Program for homeless single women ages 18 to 23 and their children who need supportive housing assistance.  A life coach oversees this program which provides a full range of services, including, but not limited to, parenting and life skills, educational enhancement, housing supervision, access to health care and child care services.

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”.

Pictured L – R: Pamela Cisneros, Dawn Murray (CEO, House of Dawn), Jenny Smith, Rochelle Hehir, Sheri Dockweiler