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Providing housing connected to support services for homeless people.
Reunifying homeless individuals with their loved ones.
Improving the system for homeless women and children.
Providing comprehensive intake and assessment.
Providing employment and other supportive services for homeless individuals.
In 2002, at the request of Atlanta Mayor Shirley Franklin, United Way convened what would become the Regional Commission on Homelessness. Leaders from the business, charitable and government sectors were brought together to develop a regional strategy for eliminating chronic homelessness in our community. In 2003, the Blueprint to End Homelessness in Ten Years was adopted.
The City of Atlanta and seven other jurisdictions have made the Regional Commission on Homelessness a unique example of communities solving a regional problem by coming together. The joint efforts of the eight jurisdictions to end homelessness have been bold ones, including creating housing for homeless men, women and children, enhancing services and building a strong coalition.
More than 400 housing units with supportive services created for chronically homeless bringing the total number of new units in the last four year to 2,000.
More than 6,000 homeless individuals were served at the 24/7 Gateway Homeless Services Center last year.
More than 600 homeless people were assisted in finding jobs by United Way partners.
More than 2,100 homeless individuals were assisted with reunification through Traveler’s Aid of Metropolitan Atlanta last year. More than 10,000 have been reunited within the last four years.
In metro Atlanta, 600 beds for homeless women and children were created over the last four years.
More than 490 chronically homeless people have been assisted through the Shelter to Home and Street to Home program, of which more than 80 percent remain in stable housing.
A case management training academy has been started, through which approximately 180 case managers have attended more than 30 workshops on various topics.