Real Life Center receives grant for COVID-19 response

Volunteers serve clients at the Real Life Center during COVID-19 crisis.

The Real Life Center has been fortunate to be a recipient in The Greater Atlanta COVID-19 Response and Recovery Fund’s fourth round of grants.  The Greater Atlanta COVID-19 Response and Recovery Fund is a partnership between the Community Foundation for Greater Atlanta and the United Way of Greater Atlanta.  A grand total of more than $10.5 million from all rounds of the Fund has been generously mobilized to benefit 62 nonprofits to date.

Georgia’s second-largest foundation, the Community Foundation for Greater Atlanta, serves the 23-county Atlanta region and has been leading and inspiring philanthropy to increase the vitality and the well-being of all residents.  United Way of Greater Atlanta is the largest United Way chapter in the nation and works to help children succeed in school, improve the financial stability of families, provide affordable and accessible healthcare, and end homelessness.

Serving families in both Coweta and Fayette counties, the Real Life Center provides a safe place for people in our community going through difficult times to access resources that encourage financial stability and strengthens families. In response to COVID-19, the Real Life Center is offering emergency food assistance to anyone in need in Coweta and Fayette counties and currently serves approximately 300 families a week.

The Real Life Center also helps families with rent and utility bills, helping many whose jobs have been affected by the COVID-19 crisis. The Greater Atlanta COVID-19 Response and Recovery Fund grant will provide resources for both food supplies as well as financial assistance, allowing the Real Life Center to remain an integral part of bringing hope in our community to our neighbors who have been greatly affected during this challenging time.