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Helping to Permanently End Homelessness In Our Community

Recently, we spent a little time with Terence Wilkins, the Program Director of our R.I.S.E Program. Terence is a Licensed Professional Counselor and has years of experience working with individuals in need. Terence manages a team of four case managers. Together they provide support and wrap around services to our RISE clients in DeKalb County and City of Atlanta.   Question: What are your main responsibilities as the Program Director of R.I.S.E? Terence: Through the R.I.S.E. Program, we serve individuals with mental illness who have faced chronic homelessness. As the Program Director,  I oversee 84 units of supportive housing which...

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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

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: 1 family transitioned out to live independently with the assistance of the Emergency Solutions Grant, 3 families received housing vouchers allowing each family to lease their own apartment and 2 reunited with their families. As a program manager, I supervise the progress of all...

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Moving On to Victory and Empowerment

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. The M.O.V.E Supportive Housing Program enables our clients to achieve a higher level of self-sufficiency for themselves and their families. The program provides case management and supportive services such as life skills and household budgeting training, GED assistance, parenting classes, self-esteem and domestic abuse counseling and wellness education (including nutrition education and personal wellness coaching) for...

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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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Who are we? What do we do? Why do we care?

CaringWorks, Inc., founded in 2002, is a non-profit social services agency whose mission is to reduce homelessness and empower the marginalized by providing access to housing and services that foster dignity, self-sufficiency and well-being. Since its founding, CaringWorks has helped nearly 4,000 citizens stabilize and rebuild their lives by providing affordable housing in conjunction with supportive services, a program known as supportive housing. All clients in our housing programs receive in-depth case management support and can participate in life-skills training such as financial literacy classes, social skills development and employment readiness training. Our health services include addiction treatment, psychiatric care,...

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We are thankful!

In early 2015, CaringWorks received a generous grant from the Jesse Parker Williams Foundation. This grant allows us to provide increased mental health services to our female clients and their families. We are excited to announce that in the first half of the year we have been able to provide services to 82 women and 9 children because of this funding!!! What is even more exciting is that 89% of the women who have attended more than two counseling sessions as a part of this program have increased or maintained their overall well being. This is a huge accomplishment given...

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Introducing RISE Atlanta

CaringWorks was recently awarded a grant from the Department of Housing and Urban Development to house 50 chronically homeless single adults in the City of Atlanta. We are honored to be the recipient of this funding for our new RISE Atlanta program.  CaringWorks’ staff started moving clients into their apartments at the first of the  year.  It is a big undertaking but we are confident that we can assist these individuals in finding stability after years spent on the streets. Since these particular clients were facing chronic homelessness at entry into the program, they come to us with little or no...

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Back to School Needs

It almost back to school time and we need your help! Please help us collect school supplies for the kids in our MOVE program. We need standard supplies and uniforms (white tops and khaki bottoms) for 30 elementary and middle school children so grab a couple extras while you are out and about this summer.Our MOVE program provides permanent housing and the necessary wrap-around services for homel…ess women with children. Our moms have behavioral health challenges that make them more susceptible to chronic homelessness so we strive to give them the tools that will help break the cycle of poverty...

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Welcome to the new CaringWorks!

CaringWorks is excited to launch our new look and new messaging. The branding process has been a great way to get to know ourselves a little better and to find out what makes other people connect with what we do.  Through it all, we realized we are an organization that puts people first. We use individualized approaches to meet our clients where there are so we can walk with them on their path to stability. Every client is different and we strive to recognize their strengths in all that we do.