Bright Hope for Tomorrow

The following organization may be helpful for individuals and their families in the Dayton, OH area who have mental and/or developmental disabilities: Those with mental and developmental disabilities sometimes need hope for a brighter tomorrow. At the Brighter Tomorrow Foundation, children and adults with disabilities are given a chance to shine in their lives. The purpose of Dayton's Brighter Tomorrow Foundation (BFT) is to benefit children and adults with mental and developmental disabilities in Montgomery County. Developmental disabilities is a term used to describe a diverse group of chronic conditions that are caused by a variety of physical and/or mental impairments. Those diagnosed with this type of disability may have problems performing day to day activities such as mobility, learning, language and independent living. Developmental disabilities can occur at anytime up until an individual reaches 22 years old. After someone is diagnosed with a developmental disability, the condition can typically last a lifetime. Through a competitive grant process, the Foundation promotes quality of life issues such as housing, education, adaptive devices, recreation and other designated requests through a competitive grant process. More information about the services the foundation provides is listed below: Housing Assistance ranges from enhancement of day-to-day living conditions in safe environments to emergency shelter, improving personal care options, and/or fulfilling requests for special equipment Adaptive Devices This includes battery powered lifts, accessible vans for local transportation, exercise and therapy equipment, special tools and car seats for kids. Education The foundation uses the grant money it receives to provide computers, cameras, software, projection and recording equipment, art supplies, etc. which encourage and make new working and learning options possible. Recreation The foundation also uses its grant money to promote physical fitness and socialization activities. It also includes opportunities for exploring music and dance, field trips, and exercising artistic creativity. For more information about the Brighter Tomorrow Foundation, call (937) 222-3390.

Brighter Tomorrow Foundation
500 Kettering Tower
Dayton, OH 45423

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Just the Right Attitude

The following organization may be helpful for individuals in the New Orleans, LA area who are in need of food assistance: Offering nutritious meals and food baskets, Just The Right Attitude (JTRA) serves as the Foodbank for New Orleans East and Gentilly communities. Since its opening in 2001, JTRA has provided individuals with the assistance they need to provide food for themselves and their families. In addition to providing food baskets, JTRA serves hot lunches and breakfast free of charge to individuals who qualify for assistance. Breakfast is served on Monday, Tuesday and Thursdays from 8:30 am to 10:00 am and lunch is served Monday through Thursday from 11:30am to 1:30 pm. JTRA serves a large population of individuals including those who are homeless as well as those who struggling to make ends meet. To qualify for assistance through JTRA, individuals must provide proof of a current utility (light bill, water bill, telephone bill, rent receipt, mortgage coupon, FEMA trailer papers) and a current Louisiana Driver's License or State Identification. Although providing hot meals and food baskets are the primary function of JTRA, their vision is to grow to become a bigger organization and provide more services to the New Orleans East and Gentilly communities. Recently, JTRA became a certified Medicaid Application Site. Individuals who are in need of healthcare assistance can now make an appointment with JTRA to apply for assistance through Medicaid. JTRA also provides an "At Risk Youth Program" that provides mentoring to boys between the ages of 12 through 16. If you would like more information about the services and programs of JTRA or determine if your eligible for assistance, call (504)309-2492.

Just The Right Attitude
13150 I 10 Service Road N
New Orleans, LA 70128
Tel: (504) 309-2492
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Cool Off with H.E.A.T

The following organization may be helpful for individuals in the Atlanta, GA area who are in need of energy assistance:

With record high summer temperatures steadily approaching, many families and individuals are faced with the challenge of paying high energy bills while many others still struggle to catch up on their winter heating bills . However, thanks to H.E.A.T. many Georgia families and individuals are receiving the help they need to afford the basic necessity of energy. The Heating Energy Assistance Team (H.E.A.T) is a nonprofit organization that has been providing families and individuals throughout Georgia with home energy needs. By collaborating with concerned citizens, energy companies, state government, community action agencies, corporations and other organizations; H.E.A.T. strives to prevent human suffering by providing energy assistance to those in need.
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Distribution for H.E.A.T.'s energy assistance fund generally begins during the winter; however individuals can check application requirements and apply at anytime. H.E.A.T. funds are distributed by the Georgia Department of Human Services (DHS) through local community action agencies. To qualify for assistance, individuals must:

  • Be experiencing a potential loss of energy service

  • Are in need of having energy service restored

  • Meet income eligibility requirements
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    Individuals who qualify must apply for assistance at the agency that serves their county. Once an applicant has been approved for energy assistance, a check is sent to the energy provider and applied toward the applicant's account.

    For more information on how to receive assistance and to determine your eligibility, call (678) 406-0212.

    For helpful tips on how to lower your energy bills by conserving energy year-round, visit www.heatga.org.

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    More than a Warehouse

    This organization may be helpful to those in the Mobile, AL area who are in need of food assistance: The Bay Area Food Bank offers several hunger relief programs to help those in need throughout the communities of the Central Gulf Coast area. In partnership with member organizations and through various special programs, the Bay Area Food Bank strives to provide programs to meet every food and nutritional need of individuals who are hungry due to various situations and circumstances such as a personal crisis or a natural disaster. In addition to providing food for the hungry, the Bay Area Food Bank also educates the public on matters such as domestic hunger, proper nutrition and other related issues. The Bay Area Food Bank's programs include: Mobile Food Pantry Agency Rural Delivery Service Disaster Relief Emergency Response Pantry Child Nutrition Programs Senior Nutrition Programs Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) The Bay Area Food Bank provides these services to 24 counties in Alabama, Florida and Mississippi through three (3) locations. For more information about the programs and services of the Bay Area Food Bank, please contact a branch nearest you:

    Main Branch:
    5248 Mobile South Street
    Theodore, AL 36582
    Tel: 251-653-1617
    Panhandle Branch:
    5709 Industrial Boulevard
    Milton, FL 32583
    Tel: 850-626-1332
    Mississippi Branch:
    333 Cowan Road
    Gulfport, MS 39507
    Tel: 222-822-0836
    Toll Free: 866-663-9246

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    Help for the Community

    This organization may be useful to those in the Central Ohio area who are diagnosed with diabetes: Did you know that approximatetly 24 million people in the United States have diabetes, yet more than a third of them don't know it? What about the fact that 830,000 Ohioans have diabetes which ranks the state as number eight for those who have been diagnosed with the disease? Due to these staggering numbers, the Central Ohio Diabetes Association has established a goal of helping those living with diabetes detect their condition, prevent onset and complications as well as learn to how live better with the challenge of diabetes. Founded by local physicians over 45 years ago, the Central Ohio Diabetes Association is not affiliated with any national organization which allows it to solely focus its services on Franklin County as well as 10 outlying counties of Central Ohio. A few of the services offered throughout these counties include one-minute diabetes detection screenings, summer camps for kids, informational sessions for adults living with diabetes, financial resources information and support programs. The Association also offers free diabetes screenings every Tuesday for individuals 18 and older through their Columbus office. Screenings are also performed throughout the Central Ohio area at various locations each month. To find a screening location nearest you, call (614) 884-4400 or 1-800-422-7946. No appointments are necessary. One in ten people in the Central Ohio community will develop diabetes and the number of those who have been diagnosed since 2009 is rapidly increasing. There are many people who are unaware of the fact that they have diabetes. Be informed! Call the Central Ohio Diabetes Association for more information at (614) 884-4400.

    Central Ohio Diabetes Association
    1100 Dennison Ave
    Columbus OH, 43201
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