Sunday, January 03, 2010
A New Year - A Good Time to Support a Worthy Cause
According to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), at least 3,000 women in Dawson and Forsyth counties are struggling with addiction; about 50,000 in Metro Atlanta. Exactly one residential facility exists in Dawson and Forsyth counties to provide help and healing for these women. That facility is Abba House. There are 25 beds at Abba House and the ministry is the only facility in the northern 23 counties of Georgia that allows a woman to bring her children with her while she receives help.
Thanks to a three-year effort by the Sharps and others, the Rural Development Department of the USDA has approved a $1.55 million-dollar loan to expand Abba House with a 22,000 sq. ft. building that will enable the ministry to triple its current capacity.
In order to receive these funds released Abba House has to raise matching funds in monetary, labor and building supply donations. If you or anyone you know can help, please contact Abba House today and help make this center a reality.
For More info (building plans, etc) or to make an online contribution: http://abbahouse.com/data.php?pageid=160
Contact info: http://abbahouse.com/datafull.php?pageid=800
If you have a blog or website, repost this to help with the fundraising effort.