Daphne Harris Nicely understands the importance of providing the best possible medical care for expectant mothers and their unborn babies.
As executive director of the Atlanta Morning Center, she is especially aware that Georgia has one of the highest infant mortality rates in the U.S. That’s why the longtime Georgia Baptist created the Morning Center to provide medical care for expectant mothers without insurance.
“Georgia ranks No. 48 in the nation in the number of uninsured women,” Nicely said. “So this ministry is badly needed. And what we do allows us an opportunity to promote and preserve life.”
Nicely represented one of 77 health care organizations that received more than $8 million in grants from the Georgia Baptist Health Care Ministry Foundation on Thursday. All of the recipients provide hands-on medical care.
The foundation presented checks to the organizations at a Feb. 17 luncheon at the Georgia Baptist Mission Board’s office building in Duluth.
“As we selected the grant recipients for this year, we continued to focus on funding hands-on health care ministries,” said Larry Wynn, executive director of the Georgia Baptist Health Care Ministry Foundation. “Our efforts in offering grants to non-profit health care organizations is intended to lighten the burden of those who offer health care services, and those who receive those benefits.”
Wynn said Georgia Baptists, through the foundation, are demonstrating the love of Christ.
The total for all grants this year was $8,068,920.04.
“Because we have been given much, we know much is required,” Wynn said. “We hold these assets, and our ability to share them, as a sacred trust.”
The recipients of this year’s grants are:
Athens Nurses Clinic – $100,000 for primary care for uninsured indigent patients.
Atlanta Morning Center – $80,000 for ATLMC prenatal and postpartum medical care.
Baptist Village Retirement Communities – $91,240.04 for skilled care support.
Bethesda Community Clinic – $100,000 for primary care clinic.
BFR Medical – $75,000 for mobile women’s care unit.
Brewton-Parker College – $100,000 for School of Nursing.
CareLink of Northwest Georgia Inc – $7,500 for expansion of primary care.
Center for Black Women’s Wellness – $100,000 for medical care for indigent uninsured adults.
Center for the Visually Impaired – $50,000 for treatment of the chronically visually impaired.
Choices Pregnancy Care Center – $10,000 for medical clinic expansion.
Christ Community Health Services Augusta – $100,000 for medical clinic.
Clarkston Community Health Center – $50,000 for medical and dental clinic.
Community Advanced Practice Nurses Inc. – $50,000 for women’s and children’s medical program.
Community Christian Council Medical Clinic – $25,000 for medical clinic expansion.
Consolation Baptist Association – $75,000 for Graham Medical Clinic.
Coweta Samaritan Clinic – $100,000 for medical clinic support.
Curtis V. Cooper Primary Health Care – $50,000 for the Curtis V. Cooper Mammography Program.
Ethne Health – $100,000 for the Ethne Health Primary Care Program.
Faith Hope & Love Christian Ministries Inc. – $50,000 for primary care expansion.
Faith In Serving Humanity Medical Inc. – $95,000 for community health care for the indigent.
Forsyth Community Clinic – $80,000 for community medical clinic.
Free Clinic of Rome – $75,000 for primary healthcare patient support.
Georgia Baptist Children’s Homes – $100,000 for treatment and intervention.
Georgia Baptist Mission Board – $1,899,911 for GBMB health care ministry initiatives.
Georgia Baptist Mission Board – $700,000 for GBMB retiree program.
Georgia Charitable Care Network Inc. – $66,000 for specialty care program expansion for charitable clinics.
Giving Health Inc. – $100,000 for telehealth expansion program.
Good Samaritan Health and Wellness Center – $100,000 for medical and dental clinic.
Good Samaritan Health Center of Cobb – $100,000 for medical and dental clinic.
Good Samaritan Health Center of Gwinnett – $100,000 for indigent care for the uninsured.
Good Samaritan Ministries of N.E. Georgia LLC – $10,000 for healthcare initiative.
Good Shepherd Clinic – $50,000 for medical care for uninsured and indigent patients.
GuideStone Financial Resources – $178,800 for Mission Dignity Healthcare Program.
Healing Bridge Clinic – $75,000.00 for indigent care clinic.
Hebron CHC dba Truth’s Community Clinic – $25,000 for care for the vulnerable.
Hope Clinic Inc. – $100,000 for primary care access.
Informed Choices Women’s Center – $10,000 for PRC Medical Clinic.
J.O.Y. Clinic – $50,000 for healthcare services for uninsured patients.
Kingdom Care Inc. – $100,000 for Kingdom Care.
LifeTools/The CarePlace – $50,000 for medical care expansion.
Macon Volunteer Clinic Inc. – $78,258 for primary care clinic.
Healthcare MAP International – $63,425 for domestic medicine program.
MedShare – $100,000 for medical supply program.
Mercy Heart Inc. – $75,000 for medical and dental clinic in Rockdale County.
Mercy Medical Clinic and Foundation LLC – $75,000 the Mercy Ministries – Lyons Campus.
MercyMed of Columbus Inc. – $100,000 for medical and dental clinic.
Meridian Ed Resource Group dba Whitefoord Inc. – $100,000 for Whitefoord Health Center.
Mission Mbale Inc. – $10,000 for Mission Mbale Medical Clinics and HIV/Aids Ministry.
Morganton & Mountaintown Baptist Association – $100,000 for medical and dental clinic.
MUST Ministries Inc. – $100,000 MUST Ministries Healthcare Access Program.
No Longer Bound – $100,000 for drug and alcohol addiction treatment.
Penfield Addiction Ministries Inc. – $200,000 for drug and alcohol alcohol addiction treatment.
Pilgrim Ministries Inc. – $80,000 for health and related alcohol/drug treatment.
Place of Hope Clinic Inc. – $100,000 for the Place of Hope Clinic expansion project.
Pregnancy Support Clinic of Valdosta Inc. – $26,000 for ultrasound machine replacement project.
Prevent Blindness Georgia – $100,000 for Children’s Vision Care-Whitfield County.
Primary Health Care Center of Dade Inc. – $100,000 for primary health care at Restoration Rome.
Rapha Clinic of West Georgia – $5,000 for dental program.
Rehoboth Life Care Ministries Inc. – $100,000 for dental clinic in central Georgia.
SafeHouse Ministries – $60,000 drug and alcohol addiction treatment.
Saint Vincent de Paul Georgia – $100,000 for a community pharmacy.
Sav-A-Life Ministry of Dublin Inc. – $60,000 for Medical PRC Conversion.
Savannah Volunteer Dental Clinic – $42,000 for Family Dental Clinic.
Shorter University – $100,000 for School of Nursing.
Sound Choices Pregnancy Clinic – $10,000 for PRC Medical Clinic.
The Good Samaritan Health Center – $100,000 for medical and dental clinic.
The Haven at Hebron – $15,000 for vulnerable pregnancy care program.
The Hearts & Hands Clinic – $35,500 for Hearts & Hands Medical Program.
The Rouse Foundation – $95,000 for Mobile Health Clinic.
Troup Cares Inc. – $49,511 for Charitable Primary Care Clinic.
Truett McConnell University – $100,000 for School of Nursing.
TurningPoint Breast Cancer Rehabilitation – $90,000 for breast cancer rehabilitation.
Two Rivers Health Clinic – $10,775 for primary medical clinic.
Urban Health and Wellness – $100,000 for primary medical clinic.
Vision To Learn – $100,000 for Children’s Title 1 Vision Clinic.
West Metro Baptist Association – $10,000 for medical clinic project.
EDITOR’S NOTE — This story was written by Roger Alford and published by The Christian Index, news service of the Georgia Baptist Mission Board.