Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Next Homeless Coalition Meeting is July 9th

Our next meeting will be on July 9th at noon at the First Baptist Church, 355 Pulaski Street.

Our speaker will be Connor Guess who is a college student who has put together a jobs website that culls from online listings to provide a concise listing of employment opportunities oriented toward our client population.  Here is the site: http://www.jobsreportathens.com/

Evan Mills will also give an update on the ARCH project.

We will also vote for a board officer positions.

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Next Coalition Meeting

Dear Homeless and Poverty Coalition Members,

Our next Homeless and Poverty Coalition meeting will be next Thursday, May 7th at noon at the First Baptist Church,155 Pulaski Street.

Drew Hooks from Action Ministries and Jennifer Zwirn from the Downtown Athens Business Association and  Athens First Bank and Trust will be our speakers.  They are part of a committee that has been meeting about panhandling in downtown Athens and they will be presenting information from their survey and the panhandling roundtable discussions.

In addition we will be discussing upcoming board officer elections.

Hope to see everyone there!

Friday, February 27, 2015

Next Coalition Meeting March 5

Dear Homeless and Poverty Coalition Members,

Our next meeting will be on March 5th at noon at the First Baptist Church (355 Pulaski Street).
We will host a panel discussion about mental health care programs and resources.

Please send me any announcements that you would like to have printed on the schedule:

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Athens Sees a Downward Trend in Homelessness!

Later this week, Athens-Clarke County could see a three-year trend of declining numbers of homeless people, when the final numbers from Thursday’s point-in-time count, done by the Northeast Georgia Homeless and Poverty Coalition and other local groups and volunteers, are calculated. 
Last year, volunteers counted 249 homeless people, either living in shelters or in unsheltered situations, according to Samanta Carvalho, community development specialist with Athens-Clarke County’s Housing and Community Development Department.
“Last year, we counted fewer people than the previous year, but there was a snowstorm the day before the count (which might have skewed the numbers). The weather is milder this year, so if this year’s count is lower than 2014, we will see a three-year trend in reduced numbers of homeless in Athens,” Carvalho said.

Sunday, January 11, 2015

Upcoming Events

Jan 14.
The Healing Place of Athens - Trivia Tournament Fundraiser. https://www.facebook.com/thehealingplaceofathens
Jan 15.
Children First - CASA Volunteer Training. http://www.childrenfirst-inc.org/events.html
Jan 15.
Clark County School District - Athens Area Financial Night. http://www.clarke.k12.ga.us
Jan 19.
Athens Nurses Clinic - Music for Medicine. http://athensnursesclinic.org/wp/
Jan 24.
Sparrow's Nest - Keep Warm Project. http://www.sparrowsnestmission.org

Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Next Meeting: January 8

Dear Homeless and Poverty Coalition Members,
Happy New Year! We will have our first meeting of the year at noon on January 8, 2015 at the First Baptist Church, 355 Pulaski Street. We do not have a speaker or a panel discussion planned. Instead we will discuss topics that you would like us to cover in our 2015 meetings. I have attached the link to the minutes from our November meeting and the results from the Advocacy Committees needs assessment survey.  

Client Survey Report: 

November's Minutes: 

Friday, October 31, 2014

Next Membership Meeting!

Our next meeting will be Thursday, November 6th from 12pm - 1:30pm (we have extended the time to allow for more presenters). We will have a panel discussion about health care to prepare staff with how to help their clients deal with illnesses and cold-related health care problems during this upcoming winter season. 
In addition, we will have a presentation about the Community Connection, Community Platform and Community Needs Assessment. 

Hope to see everyone there!