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Housing is a right, not a privilege

At CaringWorks we believe that when housing is regarded as a right and not a privilege, and the stigmas of addiction and mental illness are removed, our communities can thrive. Our programs are focused on populations that are often regarded as the most challenging to serve. Our R.I.S.E. (Resiliency. Independence. Self-Reliance. Empowerment) Program serves 92 chronically homeless individuals in the City of Atlanta and DeKalb County. The U.S. Department of Housing and Development (HUD) defines chronically homeless as unaccompanied homeless individuals with disabilities who have either been continuously homeless for a year or more or have experienced at least four...

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Providing Safe Haven to Homeless Mothers with Children

CaringWorks recognizes that single mothers with children are one of the most vulnerable populations at risk of experiencing homelessness. To address this important issue, we created the M.O.V.E Program (Moving On to Victory and Empowerment) for single mothers facing homelessness and their minor children. M.O.V.E helps chronically homeless families transition to independent living by providing them with housing and services that build skills necessary for sustaining their households. I became a program manager of M.O.V.E in May of this year and it has been an incredibly rewarding journey for me, to witness a transformation in the lives of our families:...

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Embracing Housing First Approach

Offering housing as a solution to end homelessness may seem like an obvious choice, but surprisingly, up until recently it has been the least used option. Instead, we have historically relied on costly alternatives such as jails, emergency rooms and shelters, to tend to the individuals and families experiencing homelessness. While most that experience homelessness do so for a short time, there is a concentrated population of adults grappling with disabling physical and mental health concerns and/or addiction who struggle to exit the cycle of chronic homelessness. At CaringWorks, we embrace a Housing First approach which recognizes that the security...

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WE ARE THANKFUL! (06/08/17)

In early 2016, CaringWorks received a generous grant from the Joseph B. Whitehead Foundation. This grant allows us to provide increased behavioral health services to those who need it most.  We are excited to announce that in the first half of the year we have been able to provide services to 90 clients because of this funding!!! This is a huge accomplishment in providing us the opportunity to fulfill our mission to empower the marginalized by providing access to supportive services that foster dignity, self-sufficiency, and well-being. So, we offer a TREMENDOUS thank you to the folks at the Joseph B....

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