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A Holistic Approach to Health, Wellness, and Sustainability

Community Resources Reimagined

The vision started with a devoted Husband, Father, and Minister of the Gospel, Rev. Curtis Raines Sr. Rev. Raines served as Vice President and, later, President of the General Missionary Baptist Convention of Georgia, Inc. (GMBC). Founded in 1870, the GMBC is the largest organization of African Americans in the state of Georgia.

In this position, Rev. Raines provided powerful leadership and devoted oversight to over 800 churches, representing over 550,000 African-American Baptists in the State of Georgia. Having served the community for 32 years, he tirelessly shared the Word of God, spreading a message of Hope to regardless of class, station, and wealth.

Having a heart of compassion, he envisioned modern centers of worship that had a sacred duty to minister to the total person by providing spiritual enrichment, access to affordable healthcare services, educational support services, and workforce development. What began as one man’s vision for a revitalized community has now grown into a foundation committed to continuing that legacy, dedicated to uplifting the most vulnerable population and improving lives through access to quality healthcare, healthy food, education and training, and workforce development. An Oasis of Hope, the Raines Institute will be a safe place to learn, grow, build, work and educate all ages!

Issues Plaguing the Macon (31204) Community

High Crime

Substance Abuse – Opioid Crisis Extreme in Middle Georgia

Blighted Communities

Homicide Rate High

High Unemployment

Medically Underserved

Depression

47.3% Live in Poverty

35% Are Overweight

16.3% Are on SNAP

17% Does not have Health Insurance

Census Located in Food Desert

High Concentration of Heart Disease

High Concentration of Stroke

Our Solution

Seeking to minister to the total person, the leadership of Curtis Raines Sr. Foundation (CRSF) has moved a step closer to realizing the dream through the conceptualization of the Raines Institute. The word “institute” comes from the Latin word institutum meaning “facility” or “habit”; from instituere meaning “build”, “create”, “raise” or “educate”. What began as one man’s vision for a revitalized community has now grown into a foundation committed to continuing that legacy, dedicated to uplifting the most vulnerable population and improving lives through access to quality healthcare, healthy food, education and training, and workforce development. An Oasis of Hope, the Raines Institute will be a safe place to learn, grow, build, work and educate all ages! 
  • Workforce Development
  • Physical Wellness
  • Job Placement & Training
  • Call Center Training
  • Construction Trades
  • Medical Assistant
  • Dental Assistant
  • Culinary Arts / Healthy Meal Prep Training
  • Childcare Professional Training
  • Daycare Center
  • WIC / SNAP

Primary Care Health Center

Providing access to healthcare services that will mitigate the risk of catastrophic health events and manage the health of the most vulnerable population.

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Workforce Development

We believe that in order to develop the whole man or women, we must take a holistic approach and focus on Mental & Physical Wellness, Growth, and Sustainability!

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Location

We believe that Access, Education, and Opportunity are the pillars of a vibrant community where people are well both mentally and physically and have a chance to develop, grow, and contribute to the next generation!

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