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The month of November is Homeless Youth Awareness Month. Homelessness is one of the main issues Project Live Love is passionate about. As a result we wanted to highlight homeless youth this month so we may all become more informed on this issue. Start by testing your knowledge of the issue. See how much you know or don’t know about homeless youth in the United States. Everyone who takes the quiz will be entered into a drawing to win a LIVE LOVE t-shirt.
Here are a variety of different organizations that work on the homeless issue in Atlanta. Please contact one of them and get involved or join us for THREE-OH-WE-GO this winter.
Stand Up For Kids
The mission of STANDUP FOR KIDS is to help homeless and street kids. We do this, every day, in cities across America. We carry out our mission through our volunteers who go to the streets in order to find, stabilize and otherwise help homeless and street kids improve their lives.
City of Refuge
Since 1971, City of Refuge has been actively involved in benevolent outreach to the Last, Lost and Least of inner-city Atlanta. We understand the need for programs that span multiple areas of need – from food, clothing, and shelter, to job training, placement, housing, life skills, and transportation. Our goal is to provide the best possible opportunities for success to those who are willing to work hard to change their lives.
SafeHouse Outreach is an urban outreach committed to affecting real change in the lives of those in the margins of society, by providing a hand up, not just a hand out. SafeHouse provides practical, emotional, and physical assistance to those living in the margins, and help integrate them back into society ? to lead healthy, functional lives.
The Gateway Center
The Gateway Center is the centerpiece of the Regional Commission on Homelessness’ effort to impact chronic homelessness. The Gateway Center is the point of entry – the gateway – to the community’s continuum of care created to help homeless individuals move out of dependency. The Gateway Center will offer homeless individuals an opportunity to disconnect from the issues that contributed to their homelessness by connecting them with the specific services they need to move toward self-sufficiency.
Atlanta Union Mission
Atlanta Union Mission is a Christian ministry that brings Christ’s healing power to any person in crisis through programs of rescue and recovery. The Mission serves as many as 1,070 men, women and children every day of the year with emergency shelter, residential recovery and transitional housing.
Samaritan House of Atlanta transforms lives by helping homeless men and women gain self-sufficiency through personalized employment readiness and life-stabilization programs.
Atlanta Day Shelter
Among the programs we offer that help women stabilize their lives are job readiness, job placement, computer training, access to on-site medical care, psychiatric counseling, on-site childcare (while mothers participate in our programs), social security guidance, legal assistance, housing assistance, self-esteem classes, and many other self-improvement workshops. Our Children and Youth Program focuses on nurturing and education and offers parenting classes, as well. In addition, the Atlanta Day Shelter provides a daytime home, showers and laundry facilities, and access to on-site medical care, as well as individual care and attention that helps need women transition from shelter living to self sufficiency.
Crossroads Community Ministries
We have our roots in St Luke’s Episcopal Church, which began St Luke’s Soup Kitchen 35 years ago, but today we are an entirely separate, non-sectarian organization. Crossroads is staffed by ten full and part-time staff and hundreds of volunteers. We are governed by a 18-member Board of Directors and operate on an annual budget of $517,000. Crossroads serves nearly 3,000 homeless people every year, about 30% of them women.
Since its inception, Families First has continually strived to meet the needs of children and families in jeopardy. In 1890, two African American women, Lucetta Lawson and Sarah Grant, saw young girls living on the streets of Atlanta. The two women responded to the needs of those homeless children by opening the Leonard Street Orphan’s Home. As Atlanta grew, so did the needs of children and families. Florence Crittenton Home was created for unwed mothers. Associated Charities, the Atlanta Child’s Home, and the Child Welfare Association were also developed to assist children and families. It was from the strategic alliance of all of these organizations that Families First emerged.
Georgia Law Center For The Homeless
The Georgia Law Center for the Homeless provides representation for homeless people in administrative and judicial proceedings of a civil nature, with attorneys and paralegals. The Law Center performs significant community outreach to make its services available by visiting homeless shelters, transitional housing, and community kitchens on a regular basis. The Law Center’s mission is to provide free, quality civil legal services to homeless people and to play a leadership role in addressing the issues underlying homelessness.
Atlanta Children’s Shelter
Your day begins early – the night shelter where you and your mother are staying wakes you up, feeds you breakfast – then you are out the door, carrying all that your family owns. Perhaps your mother has found a part-time job, but can’t afford childcare. You are scared to death when she goes off to work, for there’s no place to go. There’s little money for food, no place to wash your hands, no clean clothes. You spend your day wandering the streets until one of the night shelters opens again. If there is room, you and your mom will have a place to sleep one more night. It is no wonder that homeless children are seriously at risk for an array of physical and emotional problems. The Atlanta Task Force for the Homeless estimates that there are 13,000 homeless people in metro Atlanta, 25% of which are homeless families – and they especially need the services of shelters.
Covenant House Georgia
We who recognize God’s providence and fidelity to his people are dedicated to living out his covenant among ourselves and those children we serve, with absolute respect and unconditional love. That commitment calls us to serve suffering children of the street, and to protect and safeguard all children. Just as Christ in his humanity is the visible sign of God’s presence among his people, so our efforts together in the covenant community are a visible sign that effects the presence of God, working through the Holy Spirit among ourselves and our kids.
Hosea Feed The Hungry
To rescue, restore and re-stabilize at-risk and homeless individuals and families so they can thrive and become self-sufficient.