jORDAN ASHLEY GUTHEIM
Jordan's family and friends were the most important things in her life! She was never happier than when she was with the ones she loved. Jordan was well known for making everyone feel special and part of her family. Her compassionate heart often led her to offer our home as a refuge to others--which often led to boisterous laughter and fun ensuing from her side of the house.
The Foundation is pleased to announce that funding in the area of FAMILY SERVICES for 2022 is one again awarded to Valerie's House, along with Pace Center for Girls Lee County, Our Mothers Home, and United Way of Lee, Hendry, Glades.
Valerie’s House is a loving place for grieving families where children learn that loss doesn't have to limit their dreams. The vision of Valerie's House is that no child will grieve alone.
The Foundation was so convinced of the impact the work at Valerie's House will have in our community of children that a 6-year $100,000 comitment was completed last year. For 2022, an additional 2-year $15,000 grant was made to help funding its new Lee County site currently under construction. The Art Room and Art Shack at Valerie's House are named in honor of Jordan, forever memorializing her love of children, art and family. To learn more about Valerie's House:
Pace Center For Girls (Lee County) provides girls and young women an opportunity for a better future through education, counseling, training, and advocacy. Pace provides a safe environment to build healthy relationships, embrace their true capability and strength, and manage through trauma. In 2022, Jordan's Foundation provided a 3-year, $64,000 grant to support the Reach Program Services, which offers social, emotional, behavioral and mental health counseling to girls ages 11-17 and their families. The funds will be specifically used to expand the counseling suite which will be named after Jordan. Click Below to learn more:
Over the past 22 years, Our Mother's Home has benefited over 400 mothers (ages 11-21) and children by successfully preserving families, transitioning foster mothers to self-sufficiency, and saving the lives of children by avoiding their re-entry into foster care. Jordan's Foundation has provided a 2-year, $25,000 grant to fund the Early Childhood Learning Center in their new facility. The center will be named after Jordan.
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Jordan's Foundation has provided a $1,000 grant to the United Way of Lee, Hendry , and Glades County. This local community United Way supports over 260 programs focused on the quality of life in our communities. United Way recently completed its annual fundraising campaign totaling $11,105,524.
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