The city of Flint has awarded a total of $100,000 to 11 community organizations providing critical services to support Flint ReCAST, a program funded through the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration.
“We are proud to join with these community partners to provide access to opportunity for our families, tools for our young people and resources for our neighborhoods,” Mayor Sheldon Neeley said. “These programs will help lift our families and our young people. Flint is a community of champions. Working together, we will continue to move Flint forward.”
Each of the mini-grants were for a maximum of $10,000 and help to further the mission of Flint ReCAST (Resiliency in Communities after Stress and Trauma), which is designed to promote resilience in the Flint community by supporting families and mitigating the impact of trauma.
“Big Brothers Big Sisters serves our community’s most vulnerable populations,” said Reta Stanley, CEO of Big Brother Big Sisters of Flint; one of the grantees.
“The ReCAST Program strongly aligns with our trauma-informed care mentoring services and offers resources to address the even more daunting gaps in health, education and employment,” Stanley added. “The funded Youth Workforce Mentoring Initiative will create resiliency and increase capacity for youth and families in the Flint community to support skill building and career opportunities.”
“Fostering Creativity’s Flint staff and participants would like to thank ReCAST for their continued support,” said Robert Ennis, CEO of the Ennis Center for Children, which was also a grantee.
“Thanks to the mini-grant we received from your organization, we are able to continue to provide programming and services that benefit both our participants and their communities in healthy and positive ways,” Ennis added. “We are genuinely grateful for all that ReCAST has done for our program.”
For more information on Flint ReCAST, go to https://www.facebook.com/FlintReCA.