Molly Dodge, Clearinghouse Director, was invited to the Madison Centra Credit Union branch to receive a grant award from the Centra Foundation. The grant will provide furniture and equipment needed to create a Training Room for Clearinghouse clients.
The Clearinghouse project is led by River Valley Resources and involves more than 30 not-for-profit organizations and numerous churches. Renovations are still in process at the building which houses the Clearinghouse. The basement is home to the New Hope Food Pantry. In May other Not-for-profit organizations and government agencies including, River Valley Resources, Work One, Community Corrections and Turning Point will move into the first floor. Area residents will benefit from the co-location of agencies and coordinated efforts to provide wrap around services and support.
The grant in the amount of $5,000 was awarded by the Centra Foundation to support the Clearinghouse project. Lyn Morgan, Centra Foundation President, spoke about the award, “The Centra Foundation is delighted to support the Clearinghouse initiative. We are impressed by the collaborative nature of the project. The Training Room will house a number of educational programs including financial and budgeting classes on a weekly basis. Both Credit Foundation and Centra Credit Union believe that it is important for all people to have an opportunity to learn and develop money management skills. The classes scheduled in the Training Room will help Clearinghouse clients on the road to self-sufficiency.”