The Junior League of Morgan County's (JLMC) most recent philanthropic partnership (2018-2020) was with with the Albany Clinic, the pediatric outpatient clinic of the Mental Health Center of North Central Alabama, Inc.
The Albany Clinic was supported as JLMC’s signature project through fundraising endeavors and donated volunteer hours of service by Junior League members.
In addition to its longtime partnership with local non-profit PACT (Parents and Children Together), JLMC periodically selects an area organization to support as a signature project.
Through this collaborative philanthropy effort, the women of Junior League committed to the remodeling and updating of the Albany Clinic facility.
By fundraising on behalf of the Albany Clinic, JLMC was able to create an environment of acceptance and comfort by making the facility’s appearance more approachable and kid-friendly.
Due to the current pandemic situation, JLMC fundraising efforts currently benefit PACT (Parents And Children Together ).
THE ALBANY CLINIC
For over 30 years, The Albany Clinic for Children (CTAC) has provided psychiatric and counseling services for children, adolescents, and families. CTAC employs licensed psychiatrists, nurses, counselors, and social workers to meet the mental health and psychiatric needs of children in Morgan County. Last year almost 800 children and their families received life-changing treatment at CTAC.
JLMC furthers this mission by offering annual financial support and providing volunteers to assist with the renovations and upgrades to the facility to provide a more child-friendly environment for the best possible results of each patient.
PARENTS AND CHILDREN TOGETHER (PACT)
Founded in 1978 with tremendous help from The Junior League of Morgan County, Parents and Children Together (PACT) is a premier Family Resource Center that serves over 10,000 individuals each year.
The mission of PACT is to prevent child abuse and neglect in Morgan County by supporting children and their families through parent education, direct services, public awareness, and school based-programs, all of which are free to any community resident.
JLMC furthers this mission by offering annual financial support and providing volunteers to assist with the PACT Newborn Program at Decatur Morgan Hospital. JLMC volunteers are trained to deliver packets to new mothers who have just given birth and provide educational materials to support them.
DONE IN A DAY EVENTS
The Junior League of Morgan County is looking forward to making an impact again in our community this year through the volunteer hours and energy provided by our members. All Active JLMC members are required to justify their membership in the League by participating in approximately 30 hours of some form of volunteer service. To appropriately fulfill these hours, JLMC members complete Done In A Day events (DIADs) during the course of the JLMC year (August-May).
JLMC had made their presence known throughout the community this past year by participating in all of the fun and hard work of The Decatur Morgan Hospital Power of Pink Walk, Jaycees Riverfest, Hartselle Depot Days, FACES Comfort Bag Assembly, The Community Free Clinic Oyster Shells and Fish Tails, The Decatur Historic Christmas Tour, Hartselle Cotton Pickin' BBQ Contest, The Decatur Morgan Hospital Dragonboat Festival, and the fabulous 3rd Fridays in Downtown Decatur.
We seek volunteer opportunities with other community partners whose event/project compliments the Mission Statement of the Junior League and who share a passion for improving the lives of those in Morgan County.