Friday, November 11, 2016

Veterans Day Update On Veteran Homelessness in Athens-Clarke County

A Helpful Handout

The Athens-Clarke County Department of Housing & Community Development (HCD) has placed another print order for more of the pocket-size "A Helpful Handout" cards.  In efforts to direct individuals in need to the most appropriate services, these have been  provided to various agencies, local businesses, and other organizations for distribution.  Anyone interested in obtaining more of this helpful tool are encouraged to email Ryan Halsey, Community Development Coordinator with ACC HCD, at: 

Wednesday, November 2, 2016

Ark Christmas Store

The Ark is hosting ​their​ Christmas Store this year on Dec 6th at Covenant Presbyterian Church.
The Christmas Store offers an empowering, hopeful, dignified opportunity for our neighbors to purchase holiday gifts for their children and family. Through the Ark Christmas Store, families can actively engage in budgeting for, selecting, and purchasing Christmas gifts at hugely discounted rates.
Interested families can register by visiting the following webpage:  Athens Ark Christmas Store

Overnight Volunteers Urgently Needed at Bigger Vision

Volunteers are urgently needed at the Bigger Vision Community Shelter for the 2016-2017 Winter Season. For more information, please call Andrew at (404)423-8065. The Bigger Vision's new webpage and links to their Amazon Registry (under the Donate tab) can be found by selecting the following link: 

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Next NEGA Homeless and Poverty Coalition Meeting November 3 at 10:30 A.M.

Mark your calendars! The coalition's next meeting is on Thursday November 3rd, 2016 from 10:30-noon at the First Baptist Church (355 Pulaski Athens, GA 30601). We are pleased to have Nan DeColaines from the Northeast Georgia Regional Commission to talk with us about the work of the Department Of Labor and Vocational Rehabilitation to help people with barriers to employment, especially with disabilities.  Additionally, Barry Burns with the VA will provide an update on Veteran homelessness in the Athens area.

Friday, January 22, 2016

Next NEGA Homeless and Poverty Coalition Meeting March 3 at noon

Our next meeting will be March 3 at noon at First Baptist Church on the corner of Pulaski Street and Prince Ave. Topics discussed will be the Continuum of Care, new definition of "chronically homeless" and how that may affect some services, and an overview of the programs that offer emergency shelter or housing to the homeless, just to get us all up to speed and on the same page. See you there!

Friday, August 28, 2015

Next Homeless and Poverty Coalition Meeting September 3 at noon

Our next meeting will be on Thursday September 3rd at noon at the First Baptist Church, 355 Pulaski Street.

The topics of our meeting will be:
- Downtown Panhandling
- Salvation Army's new employment program - the BRIDGE
- SOAR program - helping people gain access to Social Security income

This meeting is free and open to the public.

For more information, please contact:
Samanta Carvalho, Secretary of the Homeless and Poverty Coalition