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File #: 20990    Version: 0 Name: Courtesy - Sisters in Christ
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 6/15/2022 In control: Legislature As A Whole
On agenda: 6/21/2022 Final action: 6/27/2022
Title: A RESOLUTION congratulating Sisters in Christ on the occasion of its receipt of the 2021 Chick-fil-A True Inspiration Award Grant for its efforts to combat homelessness in our community.
Sponsors: Theresa Cass Galvin
Indexes: COURTESY 2022, HOMELESS ASSISTANCE
Attachments: 1. 20990adopted.pdf
IN THE COUNTY LEGISLATURE OF JACKSON COUNTY, MISSOURI

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A RESOLUTION congratulating Sisters in Christ on the occasion of its receipt of the 2021 Chick-fil-A True Inspiration Award Grant for its efforts to combat homelessness in our community.


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RESOLUTION NO. 20990, June 21, 2022

INTRODUCED BY Theresa Cass Galvin, County Legislator


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WHEREAS, Sisters in Christ of Raytown, Missouri is the recipient of a Chick-fil-A True Inspiration Award Grant for its efforts to transform the lives of women experiencing homelessness; and,

WHEREAS, Sisters in Christ was founded in 2014 by Carolyn Whitney as a grassroots movement confronting a fragmented and inadequate system of community support for mental health, affordable housing, and employment, particularly for the unhoused and formerly incarcerated, serving more than 500 community members in Jackson County; and,

WHEREAS, Carolyn Whitney is known as a strong voice and strategic thinker who inspires people to move forward in spite of life's challenges; and,

WHEREAS, the $175,000.00 grant received through the True Inspiration Award will be used to support the three transitional homes managed by Sisters in Christ, Carolyn's House of Faith, Serenity House, and Habakkuk House, and the Dahomey Training Center, a minority-led workforce development program that equips women with the life and job skills necessary to transition toward self-sufficiency; and,

WHEREAS, the programs offered by Sisters in Christ transform people in crisis by creating and weaving together a cohesive set of resources that promote physical, emotional, financial, and spiritual wholeness; and,

WHEREAS, the True Inspiration Awards were established in 2015 by Chick-fil-A's founder to recognize generosity and community service; now therefore,

BE IT RESOLVED by the County Legislature of Jackson County, Missouri, that the Legislature hereby congratulates Sisters in Christ on its receipt of a True Inspiration Award and expresses support for a...

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