Lake County Agencies Receive State Funding for Community Projects

Funding has been granted to two community agencies in Lake County by the state through the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families program.

$25,000 will be given to Project Hope for the Homeless and the Family Resource Center of Wickliffe. Additional funding will come from federal funds made possible by Title IV-A of the Social Security Act.

Officials claim that the program promotes workforce development and helps low-income families so that children can be cared for at their own or a relative’s home.

Two Lake County community agencies receive receive funding from state:

Ohio Department of Job and Family Services is to use funding from the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families program for the fiscal year 2024, according to an executive order signed by Governor Mike DeWine.

The two organizations share a $13,535,000 funding cycle for Temporary Assistance for Needy Families.

Officials from Project Hope for the Homeless stated that the funds will assist in covering a portion of the cost of wages for family support specialists working in their Families Moving Forward program. One expert is on-site Monday through Friday from 1 to 8 p.m. and on weekends from 2 to 8 p.m.

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The professionals help families obtain “the resources needed” to go from the shelter to secure housing and a better life by offering case management, structure, support, and direction in a welcoming environment.

According to Judy Burr, executive director of Project Hope for the Homeless,

“We are grateful to receive these faith-based funds to break the cycle of homelessness for parents with children,” “We have a 90 percent success of building resiliency, one family at a time.”

Furthermore, according to DeWine’s office, the Family Resource Center of Wickliffe will use the funding to “provide support services, such as food assistance, clothing, and personal development services, to eligible families in Lake County.”

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