By: Frank Baldwin—
Muncie, IN—The Baur Foundation awards Muncie Mission with a $175,000 grant to continue expanding their transitional housing program.
The J. Robert & Joanne N. Baur Foundation granted Muncie Mission Ministries $175,000 to fund the Mission’s expanding transitional housing program, and the development of programming to improve healthy lifestyles and job creation. Muncie Mission has nine transitional living units with another six in development. Transitional housing is available to graduates of the life recovery program offered by the Mission. Those eligible will hold a job, manage a working budget and have developed a healthy social network.
“The Muncie Mission’s programming design is a good match for our free market enterprise solutions,” said Baur Foundation board president Cecil Bohanon, PhD.
The check was presented to Muncie Mission board president James Rosema, executive director Frank Baldwin and board member Martin Hillery by Baur Foundation board president Cecil Bohanon, PhD, executive director Jonathan M. Lamb and board member Bruce Munson.
Executive director Frank Baldwin stated, “Muncie Mission developed the transitional housing program after seeing the need of supportive services and skills development for recovery graduates as they acclimate to independent and self-supportive living.”
The Muncie Mission’s endeavor aligned with the goals of the Baur Foundation and the decision was made to award the grant. The money will go to continuing the development of the Mission’s transitional housing, building new homes and units for individuals engaged in the transition to self-sustaining life.
About the Baur Foundation
The Baur Foundation was founded in 1985 with the goal of funding activities and solutions to issues regarding economics, public policy, free markets, free people, individual responsibility and democracy. Bob and Joanne Baur were community activists in Muncie and East Central Indiana. The Baur’s saw the need to empower people to make the community and country a better place to live, work and raise a family.
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