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

Jonesboro, Ga. (December 7 , 2016) – The Heritage Community Foundation presented a grant to Dawn Murray, CEO, House of Dawn, Inc. on November 16, 2016. The $3,000 grant will be used to purchase a security and surveillance system that will monitor the property perimeter at its newest location in Jonesboro, now the site of its Transitional Housing Program. Karen Sullivan, owner of Paragon Alarm Systems, who will be handling the installation of the new system, was also on hand for the presentation. Paragon Alarm Systems has provided security and monitoring for House of Dawn facilities for the past 5 years at no cost to the non-profit. While the monthly monitoring is an in‐kind donation, the equipment and installation will cost $3,000.

House of Dawn was founded in 2000 and its mission has always been to provide a stable, loving home for teen and 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 and 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 Mark Dose, 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”.

Photo Front left to right:  Stacy Hammons; Luann Daniels; Sheri Dockweiler; Karen Sullivan, owner, Paragon Alarm Systems

Back left to right:  Pamela Cisneros; Rochelle Hehir; David Crow; Yong Kim,  Board Chair, House of Dawn; Lincoln Parks; Dawn Murray, Executive Director, House of Dawn