Due to COVID-19, all group meet-ups are being held via ZOOM.
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Adell Foundation was founded in the honor of Nancy Johnson's Mother, Adell Buchannan in 2011. Growing up in Dixmoor Illinois, although Nancy's mother had 15 children, her mother always seemed to have enough to help feed others in the neighborhood. Her mother was always sought after by young mothers for words of wisdom and tough love at times. Mrs. Buchanan always wanted to see people succeed and be the best that they can be!
Following in her mother's footsteps to help others, Nancy created this organization to give those in need a hand up and not just handouts! Adell Foundation offers self-sufficiency programs, social service referrals, and direct services to help fight poverty, hunger, and homelessness.
We’re here to empower and support the unique needs of youth, children, adults, veterans, immigrants, and seniors in our community.
To help individuals and families navigate through life challenges and strengthen and empowered them to live their best lives!
Engage 1000 new participants each year to move from poverty to self-sufficiency, to promote good mental and physical health to the community, to encourage renters to become homeowners, and ignite individuals to become active citizens of their communities and instilling a sense of responsibility.
What we do
For all who call Adell Foundation home, we offer safe surroundings where individuals can explore, discover, and create stable families and futures.
We utilize our Principles of Personal Development Coaching which includes:
• Positive Thinking and Language
• Peaceful Conflict Resolution
• Responsible Decision Making
We partner with other organizations and nonprofits to assist families to design their plan toward self-sufficiency.
What we offer through our programs:
• Parent Support Groups
• Job Readiness Training
• Distant Learning Classes for Adults
• Tutoring and After-School activities for children and their families
• Fitness and Health
• Post-secondary readiness
• Environmental stewardship
Due to the COVID19 crisis the Adell Foundation has experienced a tremendous financial strain! The participation in our Family Matters food programs have increased over 200%! We started a summer meal program in eight host sites in Georgia. This at least makes sure youth in our host site areas (toddler-18 years old) can receive one hot meal and one take home cold breakfast Monday -Friday. Most families used their stimulas checks to catch up on rent and mortage payments. Medicine and Food expenses have to be balance on limited budgets or are not paid at all. Children are hungry! Won't you help us today. All donations are tax deductible.
This program is offered at both Adell Foundation Branches and all of our partner program locations under our umbrella. Cooking Matters 6-Week program is a hands-on cooking program for youth, adults, and seniors. There are 5 types of programs to choose from. Participants meet weekly for cooking education and demonstration. Each participants cooks his or her own healthy meal at each class. Graduates receive certificates and awards. This class is only offered in Rockmart Georgia at this time. This is a Free program facilitated by Adell Foundation certified fitness and wellness coaches.
This program is only offered in Georgia under the Adell Foundation Nonprofit status. This is not offered under the Illinois Nonprofit Status.
There are no fees required for Adell Foundation Illinois Programs.
Our Georgia Share Food Program was created for families that do not meet federal poverty guidelines or for individuals that would like to participate in this program to help others. For every share box that is the purchased, a share box is donated to a family in our homeless community ( Families that live in local hotels or shelters).
$25 Per Box
For Additional Food see the weekly prices list to order.
This works to build healthier, stronger communities through volunteerism and access to wholesome foods. Discount groceries, food packages, and affordable produce can be ordered through Share or any of the Share host sites.
MONTHLY PARENT SUPPORT GROUP FACILITATED BY CERTIFIED PARENTAL COACHES. EACH FAMILY RECEIVES A FAMILY FOOD BOX AT EACH MEET-UP. FREE SOCIAL SERVICE PROGRAM.
Art therapy can help children relieve stress, increase awareness of self, and develop healthy and effective coping skills. Children of all ages, nationalities, races and cultures can benefit from art therapy. Programs are developed around a child’s strengths and abilities, so the kid can use the medium even if he or she has never picked up a crayon before.
The Adell Foundation also has a summer program for youth and adults with special needs. Art workshops that focuses on a child with special needs gaining new skills while limiting environmental distractions and unproductive behavior. Students will learn to achieve new goals through action-based, dynamic educational principals and experience how important effort is over actual ability. This is the difference between the process of making art and the progress of the art, and can help a child feel confident in their own abilities while teaching them appropriate actions and behaviors.
Music can have a powerful impact on the vitality of those who hear it. Music has served as a healing method for physical illnesses for generations. Music has the ability to neutralize negative feelings and enhance the body's natural stress tolerance level. Some therapists have specific training and expertise to help people with music. People of all ages are candidates for music therapy. Children suffering from a variety of medical illnesses or issues can receive important benefits when a treatment program includes music therapy.
Dance Around The World workshop are designed specifically for people of ALL ages and ALL bodies– with any disability or special needs. This may include: Autism, Down Syndrome, Cerebral Palsy, Parkinson’s Disease and/or any other emotional and physical disabilities. Danyel Hill, dance instructor and founder of Dance Affections, is dedicated to increasing confidence, self-esteem and a sense of accomplishment in participants through movement and dance.
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