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CORONAVIRUS, RESILIENCE AND CARE

NBA’s Generosity Allowed Us to Provide Foster Care Baskets to our Families

September 10, 2020

With the help of a COVID-19 NBA Response Grant, Christian Services for Children in Alabama were able to provide activity baskets for their foster families.

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RESILIENCE AND CARE, CORONAVIRUS, STORIES

Families React to Receiving Grant Funding from their Congregation

September 03, 2020

Before COVID-19 even hit the city of Garland, Texas, members of Iglesia Cristiana Bethel church were feeling the negative effects of the virus. Members had lost their jobs or had their hours severely cut. So, Pastors Yolanda and Rev. Julio Danilo Estrada applied for a COVID-19 NBA Response Grant to help their congregation through this difficult time. Here's just a taste of the impact the grant has made.

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Rev. Dr. Katie Hays preaching at a Galileo Church service pre-pandemic.
CORONAVIRUS, RESILIENCE AND CARE

Galileo Church’s Story: The Impact of the COVID-19 Response Grant

August 25, 2020

In mid-March, as it became clear that the pandemic was not going to be a temporary thing, Galileo Christian Church began to evaluate its budget to see where they could set aside money to support members of their congregation. They applied for a COVID-19 NBA Response Grant to help them in this work.

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Mural by Annabelle Wombacher, Jared Mar, Sierra Ratcliff and Benjamin Cahoon
RESILIENCE AND CARE, CORONAVIRUS

The Impact of Group Therapy for Caregivers of Children with Special Needs

August 13, 2020

Since the Coronavirus outbreak, children’s special education and social services in schools have not been carried out smoothly. To offer some reprieve, Walking on Water Christian Church used a COVID-19 NBA Response Grant to host a series of group counseling sessions for caregivers.

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Image created by Samuel Rodriguez via Unsplash.
CORONAVIRUS, RESILIENCE AND CARE

Managing Anxiety Amid a Pandemic

August 11, 2020

While we cannot control everything that is happening in the world during our current global health crisis, how we handle feelings that come up during this time, we can control and work to manage, writes NBA contributor Jill Frame.

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Rev. Helms Jarrell

Helms Jarrell

Program Support for Social Entrepreneurship
Patchwork Central
COMMUNITY HEALTHCARE, MENTAL HEALTH AND WELLNESS, CHILDREN / YOUTH / FAMILY, ENVIRONMENT, HUNGER / FOOD SECURITY

Patchwork Central is a neighborhood outreach organization. Its health ministry offers a holistic approach to health and wellness for the community.