CaringWorks, one of the largest providers of supportive housing in the metropolitan Atlanta area for more than 20 years, has added Jeff Adams of Arnall Golden Gregory as a new board member and has 13 metro-Atlanta community leaders returning to the organization’s 2023 board of directors. Each board member contributes to the strategic direction for CaringWorks, which has helped more than 10,000 individuals and families in metro Atlanta escape homelessness by providing quality supportive housing, behavioral health, and a myriad of support services that empower clients to achieve stability and reach their full potential.
CaringWorks’ 2023 board of directors officers are Chair Tyrone Rachal Urban Key Capital Partners, Vice Chair Allyson McCarthy, AIA, of Turco McCarthy, Secretary Aisha Tucker-Brown PhD, MSW, of Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and Treasurer Courtney Showell of PwC. In addition to Adams, directors for 2023 include Michael Coughlin of The Fair Housing Institute, Colin Edelstein of NorSouth Constructs, Lawrence Elder of the City of Atlanta Public Defenders Office, Rhonda Hight of Let’s Talk, Ray Kuniansky of Columbia Residential, Richard MacKelfresh of Ameriprise Financial Services, Addison Meriwether, MCR of Cushman Wakefield, Sunil Nicholas of Redis Labs, E. Anwar Reddick of Greenlight Financial Technology, and Beth White of Accushield.
“I am honored to be working with such an incredibly dedicated board of directors who are passionate about ending the cycle of homelessness in metro Atlanta,” said CaringWorks CEO Carol Collard. “Our commitment extends beyond housing support, including providing access for clients to optimize their physical and mental wellness, increasing their chance at remaining stably housed. In 2023, this board will lead us as we work to expand our services to reach even more of our neighbors in need.”
In 2023, CaringWorks seeks to remove barriers to health and stability through its unique programs that are specifically tailored to the needs of those facing chronic homelessness. To address growing unmet behavioral health and other health needs, CaringWorks continues to grow in its capacity and effectiveness to serve by launching innovative programs and services – and enhancing existing ones – to integrate health services more seamlessly with its housing and essential supportive services.
CaringWorks serves approximately 10% of the homeless population in Atlanta, Fulton County and Dekalb County. Because CaringWorks provides access to services that foster dignity, self-sufficiency, and well-being, including access to mental and behavioral health services, CaringWorks residents work, pay taxes, rent apartments, purchase groceries, volunteer, and join faith-based organizations. Over 90% of CaringWorks residents are still housed one year after joining the program.
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