Special Facility Projects

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Hope House opened its doors in March of 2005. It is a transitional shelter and service center for up to 70 homeless men at a time. Comprehensive employment and counseling services are integral to Hope House’s services.

Trinity House is in the construction stage. It is also a transitional shelter and service center and will serve 120 homeless men at a time. Comprehensive employment, life-skills and addiction counseling are goals the Trinity House program implements to enable its residents to make successful re-entry into the community.

Young Adult Guidance Center (YAGC) houses homeless male between the ages of 13 and 21. YAGC’s credibility is founded on years of successful services to the community. YAGC has assisted more than 8,000 runaway and homeless youth to receive housing and other needed services. It has assisted teens and young adults in securing over 6,500 jobs, as well as medical and mental health services.

St. Jude’s Family Care Center provides a comprehensive service campus for low-income, homeless and substance-abused women and their children. Support services include addiction, healthcare, employment, childcare and other social services. St. Jude’s provides transitional shelter and services up to 28 women and 56 children at any given time.

MLK, Sr. Community Services Resource Center is in its pre-development stage with construction anticipated to begin in July of 2005. The Resource Center will be a multi-use community service facility. The targeted participants are indigent, disadvantaged and low-income individuals in the Butler Street/Old Fourth Ward areas with emphasis on children, youth, teen mothers, and the homeless. Services will include mentoring, counseling and tutoring children and youth. Employment and mental health counseling will also be a component of the services. Core services of laundry, telephone message, nutritional meals will be available for the homeless. The Resource Center has an estimated service population of 7,500 individuals per year.

City of Atlanta is soon to be a partner with Genesis Shelter. Genesis Shelter provides transitional housing for homeless newborn infants and their families. Currently, Genesis provides beds for 18 – 24 families – 70 beds. Residents are referred through hospitals and in some instances family services. Included in the services provided by Genesis Shelter is the full service Child Development Center, which is part of the facility and is also open to the community.

Columbia Hills and Gladstone Apartments Community Services program. The Casa San Jose facility at Gladstone served families with medical visits, prenatal, translation assistance, English classes, HIV Education and counseling. The Columbia Hill community provides computer training, children’s summer lunch program, mobile dental service, and seminars on job skills. Basement space at this low income apartment complex (Columbia) was renovated to a community center to host various activities including children’s lunch program and adult skills seminars. An ADA accessible ramp was added to the St. Joseph Mercy Mobile Facility at Gladstone.

Quality Living Services provides 202 housing units for low-income and elderly residents at its Gardens Apartment Complex. This facility also houses a therapeutic pool that is an important part of rehabilitation for residents and citizens with orthopedic and other chronic disabilities.

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