The Women’s Fund Supports Women in Need

Grant Presentation

Brandy Crumly, Director of Development at The Salvation Army, Debra Lilly, My Home Program Coordinator, and Jeanne Jackson, President / CEO of The Women’s Fund of Greater Birmingham. (L to R)

This month, The Women’s Fund of Greater Birmingham awarded $180,000 in eight community grants to fund programs that strengthen the economic security of low-income women and their families and work to end intergenerational poverty. The grants focus on providing essential wraparound services for single women and their families identified by research and community roundtable discussions. Support for the grants comes from generous individuals from within and beyond the Birmingham area.

The Salvation Army is honored to be chosen as a grant recipient, alongside seven other deserving agencies, all working toward a common goal of improving the lives of low-income women and their children. The $25,000 grant received is specifically for the My Home program which helps women move into permanent housing by assisting women with utility deposits, rental deposits, furniture, and other critical needs. The goal is to assist these individuals and families in their quest to break the cycle of generational poverty and achieve independence and self-sufficiency. The program also helps its participants stabilize their economic security for the long-term by matching them with educational and economic opportunities. Last year, 50 families found a permanent home in the community through The Salvation Army’s My Home permanent housing program.

If you would like to help The Salvation Army further its work with women and their families in Birmingham, please donate online here.  For additional information, please contact Lori Cork at 205.453.0947.