Community Impact: Family Promise of Hall County
Family Promise of Hall County recognizes that families who are at risk of being homeless often need childcare. One of the programs this Gainesville-based organization offers is a daycare for parents who are experiencing and facing homelessness while they are newly employed or actively seeking employment.
Family Promise of Hall County recently received a $10,000 grant from the Jackson EMC Foundation for its Little Steps Community Daycare. This program serves children ages six weeks to four years of vulnerable, low-income families in Hall County.
“Grants like this act as a scholarship for families to have the first four weeks of daycare for free,” said Margaret Hopkins, daycare director of Family Promise of Hall County. From her long experience with childcare, Hopkins knows that families in these situations need that extra support. “You should see the faces of these parents when they are told they will have this childcare assistance,” she said. “It is my passion to work with kids and vulnerable families who lack all of the basic necessities.”
Little Steps Community Daycare currently has 10 children but is looking to increase enrollment as it increases staff. Families eligible for daycare services must have a referral from Family Promise of Hall County or a community partner or agency.
For more information on Family Promise of Hall County, visit familypromisehall.org.