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Families First Receives Grant From Bank of America to Support Mental & Behavioral Health And Navigator Case Management

Families First recently announced it received a grant from Bank of America to help support mental & behavioral health services and navigator case management. The $55,000 grant is aligned with Bank of America’s efforts for workforce development that will support Families First’s goal to strengthen families by offering a holistic approach and a host of programs designed to help families thrive.

In 2022, Families First in Atlanta: 

  1. Has helped over 16,000 families build resiliency through our Behavioral Health, Navigator Parenting, and Permanency programs and services.
  2. Navigator services has served over 600 individuals in accessing community resources across the continuum of care needed to achieve resilience.
  3. Serves as the Community Convener to coordinate programs, services and partnerships that foster resilience and address social injustice and racial inequity.

“My vision for Families First is that we are always prepared to respond to everyone who seeks out our services – and I am excited for all the good work ahead,” said Paula M. Moody, CEO Families First. “In partnership with our Board of Directors, staff and volunteers, community stakeholders and partners, and friends like you, Families First will continue to build resilient families so all children can thrive.”

The grants awarded by Bank of America are part of the company’s commitment to responsible growth as it works to improve the financial lives of individuals, families, and entire communities in Atlanta. Philanthropic and volunteer investments continue to play a key role in this effort to build thriving communities. 

“Partnering with Families First to provide behavioral services to individuals and families is part of our approach to driving economic opportunity and stability in Atlanta,” said Al McRae, president, Bank of America Atlanta.


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