2015 Grant Recipients

HeartBound Ministries


HeartBound believes that a prison system can be more than just a place where people “serve time.”  We believe a prison system can be a place where  lives are healed, transformed, and restored.  HeartBound Ministries is a non-profit outreach organization that supports and equips the work of Georgia prison chaplains and provides programs and resources to meet the needs of the prison community — correctional staff, inmates, and their families — changing the culture from one of crime and incarceration to hope and restoration.  Since 2003, HeartBound has partnered with prison chaplains and volunteers to provide substance abuse counseling, literacy services, computer labs and instruction, life skills training, parenting classes, spiritual guidance and other life-changing programs for youth and adult offenders and their families.

OHS Grant: HeartBound received a grant to support it’s Little Reader’s program. Monies received from OHS were specifically used to purchase additional technology resources for video production, a new van to help transport staff to prison sites, and the renovation of  Little Reader’s room (see article below).

See OHS and HeartBound’s Little REader’s program in the AJC:





Atlanta Mission works to end homelessness, one person at a time, via a holistic approach — addressing the physical, emotional, and spiritual needs of our guests. We have five facilities, each serving the needs of different segments of the homeless population. We serve men, women, and children who have lost jobs, faced eviction, been abused, battled addictions, fought mental illness, and much more. God cares about the whole person, and so do we…

OHS Grant:  Funds to replace laundry equipment and makeover the laundry areas at the My Sister’s House facility, an emergency shelter and recovery program for homeless women and children.


CareNet Atlanta


Care Net Pregnancy Resource Center of Atlanta is a 501 (c) 3, nonprofit organization serving the Lord and committed to helping men and women deal positively with an unexpected pregnancy and being an advocate for unborn children by providing practical assistance during and after the pregnancy, as well as emotional support.

Set in the heart of Atlanta we are restoring family life and helping people on the path of the Lord. We continue to count on prayer, donations, and volunteers for our center to flourish. By sharing Christ with each client we serve, we assure His will. Celebrate life of the unborn and continue to establish the purpose of God with us.

OHS Grant: A Life Connect system which was used strengthen organizational capacity through upgraded network infrastructure, software, phone systems, computers and tablets.  The improvements will lead to saving lives.



The Sandy Springs Mission’s goal is to see each of its students achieve academic success year-by-year and ultimately graduate from high school.  Essentially, the students that learn more will earn more leading to a brighter, more hopeful future.

The Sandy Springs Mission provides academic enrichment programs for at-risk students attending Lake Forest & High Point Elementary, Ridgeview Middle and Riverwood High schools.  A 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization, the Mission is dedicated to helping and inspiring educationally at-risk students.

Sandy Springs Mission

OHS Granted money to purchase a school bus to improve the transportation capabilities of the ministry.