HOPE Atlanta Programs
The program assists homeless residents and stranded travelers who need transportation assistance to return to their home communities and/or support systems because remaining in the Atlanta area is not in their best interest. HOPE Atlanta will provide travel accommodations to verified locations where clients families and loved ones are present to pick them up.
Project for Assistance in Transition from Homelessness (PATH) and street outreach programs assist unsheltered persons by engaging them where they are located, ensuring they access any treatment they need (mental illness, physical health, substance abuse), and then placing them in housing coupled with case management.
The primary purpose of the street outreach program is to engage clients living on the streets and places not meant for human habitation and enroll them into HOPE Atlanta programs.
Provides emergency housing for homeless families when there is no available space at an emergency shelter, a shelter is inappropriate for their circumstances, or in counties where there is no emergency shelter facility. This program is especially active when storms and other disasters hit the region.
Homeless Prevention provides a continuum of services aimed at addressing issues that impede clients from becoming self-sufficient and which, if not addressed, could eventually lead to eviction and homelessness. Services include case management, crisis counseling, information and referral, employment assistance, and financial assistance. Financial assistance is used to pay past-due rent to prevent eviction. Rapid Re-Housing provides funds to rapidly re-house persons who are currently homeless but are in need of a temporary boost to move beyond their current crisis.
Rapid Rehousing Program helps homeless households acquire permanent housing in the metro area, including assistance with security deposits. Program provided persons who are currently homeless but are in need of a temporary boost the ability to move beyond their current crisis. Travelers Aid assisted 703 unduplicated individuals (322households) with rental and deposit assistance in FY 2016. These individuals and families were taken off the streets and out of shelters, moved into their own apartments, and provided case management to help ensure their success at maintaining permanent, unsubsidized housing.
Services this program provides:
· Rental Assistance
· Security Deposit
· Housing Search
· One-on-one support
Populations this program serves:
A community-based, permanent housing program for those with special needs, chronically homeless, homeless women, and women with children that promotes self-sufficiency and offers a full continuum of prevention, intervention, and on-going supportive services onsite. The combination of housing relocation services with home-based, intensive case management enables homeless persons to break the cycle of homelessness.
Provides on-site supportive housing for chronically homeless individuals with disabilities in Gwinnett County. The agency has two S + C programs focusing on single individuals with disabilities and the other is dedicated to individuals and families living with HIV/AIDS.
Provides emergency services, crisis intervention, transitional and permanent supportive housing to Persons Living With HIV/AIDS (PLWHA).
Homeless PLWHA are assisted with supportive housing, linkage with care services to include medical, mental health, substance abuse treatment and supportive services through case management. The program additionally focuses on income generation through job readiness, job placement and overcoming barriers leading to self-sufficiency. The program assists PLWHA with housing at a safe and secure environment while stabilizing their lives and working towards self-sufficiency and permanent housing.
HOPE Atlanta’s SSVF Program began in October 2012. The program covers 15 metro Atlanta counties and funds rapid re-housing and prevention assistance to homeless veteran households. SSVF is a Veterans Affairs funded grant to provide supportive services to extremely low or very low income veterans and veteran with families residing in, or transitioning to, permanent housing.
While HOPE Atlanta does not provide case management services to those who are experiencing domestic violence, our organization provides transportation and resettlement services to women who flee domestic violence situations.
It also provides long distance travel assistance to residents of metro-Atlanta who are in danger due to domestic violence and who need assistance to relocate to a safe community elsewhere. Last fiscal year we assisted 280 women and children to escape their abusive situations, avoid homelessness, and establish safe and stable housing.