BOC gives millions to county charities, service groups

JONESBORO — The Clayton County Board of Commissioners unanimously approved giving $2.3 million to 19 Clayton County charities and community service organizations Tuesday night.

The groups range from Arts Clayton, to family violence shelter Securus House, to Clayton County Community Services Authority, Inc. Some of the groups listed will receive funding for “general assistance,” but county documents do not explain for what purpose many of the group are receiving money.

“Clayton County has traditionally endorsed and financially supported the work of various charitable organizations, governmental agencies and professional service providers located and conducting business in Clayton County for the benefit of the county’s citizens,” a commission resolution states.

The organizations include:

• Clayton County Board of Health (for general assistance) — $698,000

• Clayton Community Mental Health Service Board (for general program operation, substance abuse program and the Lighthouse Adolescent Drug and & Prevention program)— $424,000

• Clayton County Community Services Authority, Inc. (for general assistance and rent and utilities assistance) — $264,000

• University of Georgia Cooperative Extension Service, Inc. (for general program operation and a drug education program) — $251,131

• Rainbow House, Inc. — $175,000

• Clayton County Department of Family and Children Services — $116,825

• Arts Clayton — $85,000

• Securus House —$60,000

• Alzheimer’s Support Services, Inc. — $35,000

• Clayton County Housing Authority — $30,000

• Southern Crescent Sexual Assault Center, Inc. — $30,000

• Calvary Refuge, Inc. — $25,000

• Clayton County Family Care, Inc. — $22,600

• Good Shepherd Clinic, Inc. — $20,000

• Hearts to Nourish Hope, Inc. — $15,000

• Prevention Plus, Inc. — $15,000

• Clayton House, Inc. — $10,000

• Soil and Water Conservation District — $4,200

• Vietnamese Center — $2,500


Robert 2 years, 8 months ago

Where did this money come from ? I will bet that it came from the ever dwindling tax base that the commissioners keep complaining about. I see several charities that are not on the list; teachers, policemen, firemen, EMTs, the library system, road improvements to repair the pot holes left behind by C-Tran that still haven't been repaired.


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