The Children’s Haven received consistent grant funding throughout 2023 from the generous support of the Cobb EMC Community Foundation.
CANTON, Ga. – The Children’s Haven received consistent grant funding throughout 2023 from the generous support of the Cobb EMC Community Foundation.
“We are so grateful for the generous support from the Cobb EMC Foundation again this year. These grant funds have truly allowed us to serve more children in 2023. We have been able to meet needs because the Foundation has invested in the work we do. We are thankful for the Cobb EMC members who round up their bills each month—it absolutely makes a difference! We are also very thankful for the Cobb EMC Foundation Board of Directors who thoughtfully consider each investment they make into our organization and other organizations across our community,” stated Marcie Smith, Executive Director.
The Children’s Haven, located in Canton, Georgia, is home to four support and prevention programs, advocating, educating, empowering and strengthening children and families. The Children’s Haven has served nearly 500 children and 142 parents in 2023 through the Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) of Cherokee County, Wellstar Family Visitation, Prevent Child Abuse (PCA) Cherokee and the Chin Up mentorship program. Because of this generous support, The Children’s Haven has been able to meet the growing need of the community for support and prevention services for families. With the support from Cobb EMC Community Foundation, The Children’s Haven has been able to train and empower an increased number of community volunteers to advocate for children in foster care through the CASA program, as well as celebrate the 30th anniversary of this program in Cherokee County, provide safe, supervised visitation services and parent coaching in a home-like setting, offer bilingual, in-home parent education and life skills training and mentor at-risk youth and teens through an on-site mentorship program.
The mission of the Cobb EMC Community Foundation is to carefully assess the financial requests of the charitable organizations, and to apply their collective wisdom to the allocation of available funds for the broadest benefit of the community and the members they serve. Funds for the foundation come from generous Cobb EMC members who opt to round their bills up each month through Operation Round Up. The funds have been used to support local nonprofits with outreach programs that benefit members within Cobb EMC’s five county service area.
About The Children’s Haven
The Children’s Haven supports children in Cherokee County who have been impacted by abuse and neglect to ensure they all have the opportunity to thrive in a safe and permanent home. The organization offers four main programs to help the county’s children experiencing foster care or area at risk of experiencing foster care and their families. The four programs are Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) of Cherokee County, Wellstar Family Visitation Centers, Prevent Child Abuse (PCA) Cherokee and Chin UP mentorship program. The organization also offers a Caregivers’ Closet to provide basic needs for relative caregivers, foster families and community partners. The Children’s Haven offers support and prevention services through trained and empowered staff and volunteers with the goal of strengthening individuals and families and ultimately the community where they live. For more information about The Children’s Haven, please visit CherokeeChildrensHaven.org or call 770-345-3274.
Executive Director of The Children’s Haven