Agape is so very honored to announce that we, along with other members of Collin County Mobility Collaborative, have been selected by Toyota and United Way of Metropolitan Dallas to receive the $1 million grant that was announced during Toyota’s GRAND OPENING of their new headquarters on Thursday, July 6.
This is a beautiful mission, possible through a true collaboration among Colli County social service agencies and a global corporation, all committed to transforming lives. We are excited about the opportunity for Agape and our collaborators to ignite systemic change and facilitate sustainable self-sufficiency in the lives of homeless women and children in Collin County.
The Toyota grant funds will help with hard costs (housing, transportation, childcare and scholarship) for what Agape calls our Phase II families, that is families that have stabilized from homelessness and/or abuse through the basic Agape program of 6 months to 1 year and are ready to move to self-sustaining, independent lives. CCMC will empower single mom families to acquire life skills and head-of-house salaries needed to sustain independent living by providing financially subsidized housing, transportation, child care and education opportunities.
WE NEED YOUR SUPPORT NOW MORE THAN EVER.
Agape and each of the Collaborators have committed significant in-kind services and transformational support for the next two years to help CCMC families – an estimated 40 women and 100 children – overcome the debilitating oppression of homelessness, abuse, poverty and trauma. This in-kind support will be funded by each individual collaborator and will include critical soft services (case management, counselors, child advocates, caseworkers, vocation counseling, life skill courses, group therapy, etc.) that, we believe, are key components needed for lasting change.
Agape and each of the CCMC agencies invite and encourage our supporters and community to be part of this monumental effort. Without your current and future support we will not be able to provide the critical in-kind soft services required of each Collaborator.
We are thankful for the continued support of our sponsors, donors and volunteers as we undertake this unique opportunity to transform lives now and for generations to come. YOUR faithful and generous support has enabled Agape to reach this point. We are so very thankful and blessed to have you with us on this transforming journey!
CLICK HERE to view the entire announcement by Toyota and United Way of Metropolitan Dallas