Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Reentry panel at the next Coalition meeting July 17th

The next Coalition meeting will be held on July 17th at noon at First Baptist Church, 355 Pulaski Street in Athens.

The topic of the meeting will be a panel discussion about reentry: improving outcomes and coordinating resources for people returning from jail/prison and for people who are on probation/parole  in our community.

Panelist will include:

Dennis Cain, Family Counseling 
Jason Kelley, Clarke County Probation
James Parrish, Clarke County Diversion Center
Tommy York, Clarke County Jail
Elisa Zarate, Clarke County Treatment and Accountability Court

We are awaiting confirmation from other panelists.

Thursday, April 24, 2014

Employment Panel at the next Coalition meeting

The next Coalition meeting will be on May 1, 2014 at noon at the First Baptist Church in downtown Athens at 355 Pulaski Street.  We will have a panel discussion about employment.  Panelists who have agreed to speak include:

Carol Ann Adams
Senior Community Services Employment (SCSEP) Director, Athens Community Council on Aging

Tony Mallon
Executive Director, Bread for Life

Greg Purser
Program Coordinator, JobTREC

Tonya Lee
Employment Specialist, Georgia Vocational Rehabilitation Agency

Larry Tucker
Employment Specialist, Georgia Vocational Rehabilitation Agency

Friday, March 21, 2014

2014 Point-in-Time count

On January 30, the NEGA Homeless and Poverty Coalition worked with several local organizations and volunteers to complete the annual Point-in-Time (PIT) count.  249 individuals were reported on in the count, 87 of whom were unsheltered and 162 of whom were sheltered.  Significantly more than 249 people experience homelessness in the community over the course of the year, but the PIT provides a snapshot of the population.

Check out the more detailed report for more information: 2014 PIT count

Information & Resource Booklet

The NEGA Homeless and Poverty Coalition has developed a "training" booklet, meant to provide the community with definitive and current information about homelessness and poverty in Athens-Clarke County, as well as connect people with local and national resources. To view the booklet, click here.

The booklet features original illustrations by Eleanor Davis, whose work was recently featured as a Google Doodle.  To look at more of Eleanor's work, visit http://doing-fine.com/.

Please contact the Coalition at nega.homelesscoalition@gmail.com if you have any questions, comments, or concerns regarding the booklet!

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Oconee Supportive Housing

Below is a note from Phillip Costa (ccosta@advantagebhs.org or 706-206-3601) with Advantage Behavioral Health

Oconee Supportive Housing (OSH) is a one to two year recovery program that serves chronically homeless men that have a substance abuse and mental health diagnoses and are enrolled in ABHS services. OSH is accepting referrals at this time to fill two openings. Please contact Ryan Halsey (706)354-1154 or rhalsey@advantagebhs.org to make referral.

Project Safe Opening

Hello Coalition Members!
Below is an employment opportunity at Project Safe:
PSI is hiring for the part-time position of Night and Weekend Advocate.  Responsibilities include evening and weekend hotline and shelter coverage. Send cover letter and resume to the Associate Director at P.O. Box 7532, Athens GA 30604, or tlbeard@project-safe.org

Thursday, October 18, 2012

Support the Faces of Homelessness Speakers Bureau!

YOU CAN ENJOY AN ALL YOU CAN EAT BUFFET... & HELP SAVE THE FACES OF HOMELESSNESS SPEAKERS BUREAU!! The UGA Service Ambassadors are sponsoring a fund raising night at the TRANSMETROPOLITAN , THIS SUNDAY, OCTOBER 21ST FROM 8PM TO 12 AM.  The cost of the buffet is $12.00. 25% OF DINING PROCEEDS are being donated to The Faces of Homelessness Speakers Bureau! Remember, it's the DOWNTON LOCATION @ 145 EAST CLAYTON, IN DOWNTOWN ATHENS. 

Unfortunately,  The National Coalition for the Homeless has announced that it will no longer be able to cover the hard costs of the individual sites of the Faces of Homelessness Speakers' Bureaus that have not been able to cover their share.  Where Athens-Clarke County has been rated to be the poorest in the State of Georgia (and beyond) it is understandable that we haven't been able to come up with the required share cost of $500. If we are not able to raise our share, we will undoubtedly be shut down by Christmas.  Please come out and join us this Sunday Night!  If you or your organization would prefer to donate directly, call Lynne or B. @ the contact info below.


Lynne Griever 404-576-7994
or W.D. Griever 404-308-1725