GCASA Foundation approves mini grants

Posted 5 February 2015 at 12:00 am

Press Release, GCASA

The Genesee/Orleans Council on Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Foundation has approved three mini grants to local organizations.

The GCASA Foundation was established in 1992 to support the work of GCASA, a substance abuse treatment, prevention and residential services provider in Genesee and Orleans counties.

“GCASA Foundation is committed to supporting the work of GCASA and other grass roots organizations in our community,” said Foundation Board President Kathleen Maerten. “Annually, GCASA Foundation sets aside money to provide agencies with needed funding to further their efforts in making our community a safer, healthier place to live and work.”

This year’s three recipients provide crucial services to individuals and families in the two-county area. The Mental Health Association in Genesee County, Crossroads House in Batavia and Christ Church Community Kitchen in Albion each received $200 mini-grants.

“We receive many requests for funding and find it challenging to limit our mini-grant program,” said John Bennett, GCASA executive director. “The work done by this year’s grantees impacts many of the people we serve at GCASA.”