Tuesday, August 26, 2014

September Membership Meeting

The next Coalition meeting will be held on September 4th at 12pm at First Baptist Church, 355 Pulaski Street in Athens.

The speaker for the next Homeless and Poverty Coalition meeting will be Lynn Stanelle, Regional Coordinator for the Department of Labor. We will also vote in new officers. If you would like to be nominated or have someone to nominate for an officer position, please email your nominations to negahomelesscoalition@gmail.com

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