If You Are Serious About
Strengthening Families & Communities
Affordable and Quality Childcare
Families face many obstacles in succeeding and
raising themselves out of poverty. Affordable and quality childcare is
just one of these obstacles. Beacon of Hope serves many young mothers who are
at least the second or third generation of their families to quit school,
become an unwed teen parent and try to get by on the frayed edges of
society. They have not been trained for jobs or on how to be an effective
parent. Their economic survival depends on public assistance. For their
children, family life is unstable with little positive guidance,
supervision or emotional support. The crime and drug culture of urban
street life is never far away.25 percent of the
low-income population in Atlanta's metro area live within a three mile
radius of Beacon of Hope.
Criminal activity (resulting in
homicide and incarceration) is increasing among children and youth. The
poverty rate is 37 percent. Median household income is less than $13,000
a year. Only 6 out of 10 youth complete high school.
Stronger Workforce and Self-Sufficient Families Are Created Through
Employees with inadequate childcare are more
likely to be late for work, absent, or distracted on the job than parents
who are confident about their children's childcare arrangements. High
rates of turnover absenteeism, and low productivity increase employers'
expenses. The Childcare Action Campaign estimates absenteeism caused by
poor quality childcare costs American businesses more than $3 billion
annually.Beacon of Hope
creates jobs by
providing affordable childcare services for employees of:
- Department of Education
- City of Atlanta
- Fulton County
- Department of Motor Vehicles
- Emory Midtown Hospital
- Georgia Aquarium
- Atlanta Medical Center
- Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson Airport
- And many more...
Families are provided with additional support
to help overcome parenting challenges.