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: 
https://drive.google.com/file/d/0BwszaqkUoPMySEkydGZPakRPUkk/view?usp=sharing

November's Minutes: 
https://docs.google.com/document/d/1mco-5OM6GXNKnLPyUZxGD35yQaSkECBTUoHX6NpDfrk/edit?usp=sharing

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!

Monday, October 27, 2014

Upcoming Events


·      Oct 29 – Project Safe – Emotional Abuse Support Group - http://www.project-safe.org
·      Oct 30 – Project Safe – Superheroes - http://www.project-safe.org
·      Oct 30 – Project Safe – Mantra - http://www.project-safe.org
·      Nov 3 – Boys and Girls Club – Investors and Shareholders Dinner - http://www.athensbgca.com
·      Nov 13 – Action Ministries – Dine Out - http://actionministries.net/locations/athens/
·      Nov 14 – Athens Nurses Clinic – 2014 Chili Cook-Off Participant - http://athensnursesclinic.org/wp/

·      Nov 14 – Athens Area Homeless Shelter – Harvest for the Homeless - http://helpathenshomeless.org

Sunday, September 28, 2014

This Week's Events

·      Oct 1 – Project Safe – Emotional Abuse Support Group - http://www.project-safe.org
·      Oct 2 – Bigger Vision – 3rd Annual Charity Dinner - http://www.biggervisionshelter.org
·      Oct 2 – Children First – CASA Orientation - http://www.childrenfirst-inc.org/index.html
·      Oct 3 – Project Safe – Through an Open Window: Art Influenced by Domestic Violence – http://www.project-safe.org

Monday, September 22, 2014

UGA Volunteer Fair is Tuesday, September 23 at the Tate Student Center at 12pm!