ATLANTA — Life Resources of Georgia, a nonprofit organization, has signed a contract to facilitate the Positive Alternative for Pregnancy and Parenting Program grant, designed by Georgia Life Alliance, to provides $3 million dollars to cover services for pregnant women that will extend through the first year of the child’s life. This grant will make it possible for qualifying non-profit organizations throughout Georgia to soon be applying for grants to provide a wide range of services to pregnant women, mothers and children.The Positive Alternatives for Pregnancy and Parenting Program was designed to provide free services for women, including prenatal services, health assessments, life skill development, parenting support, and more.
“The Positive Alternatives Grant Program has been a priority for Georgia Life Alliance for the last two years and we have worked with the legislature, the Department of Public Health, organizations serving pregnant women, and Life Resources of Georgia to make this a reality,” said Camila Wright Zolfaghari, Executive Director of Georgia Life Alliance. “Georgia Life Alliance is committed to the idea that all life has value and deserves to be supported and celebrated: born and unborn, urban and rural, planned and unplanned, mother and child.”
Life Resources of Georgia aims to expand the services and standard of care that women and children receive through the non-profit organizations that will receive this grant funding. “Life Resources of Georgia looks forward to working hand in hand with the Department of Public Health to ensure that pregnant women and young mothers in our state have the excellence care that they need,” said Christina Middleton, Executive Director of Life Resources of Georgia.
There are over 70 pregnancy assistance organizations throughout Georgia, both in the metro and rural areas of Georgia, and over half are healthcare facilities providing medical services free of charge. We applaud the state of Georgia and its leaders for standing with these worthy organizations that are making such a positive difference in the lives of so many women and their children.
“We thank all of our friends in the legislature who made this bill a priority, and particularly our bill sponsor Senator Renee Unterman,” said Zolfaghari. “We are also grateful for Lt Governor Casey Cagle and the bill’s co-sponsors, Senators David Shafer, Dean Burke, Bruce Thompson, and Greg Kirk; and Representatives Terry England, Sharon Cooper, and Scot Turner. Each of these legislators went above and beyond to show that they value all human life and are committed to providing high quality services for mothers and children throughout Georgia.“