Peace and Accomplishment

Tony Bell turned to drugs and alcohol at a young age to numb the physical and emotional turmoil of an abusive upbringing. After dropping out of high school, he signed up for the military to try and get his life back on track. But after receiving an HIV-positive diagnosis, Tony turned back to drugs and…

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CaringWorks changed my life.

Calvin Brown lost everything as a result of alcohol addiction. But after a life-threatening incident, he got help at CaringWorks’ Hope House. Calvin shares about his experience being homeless, and his road to recovery.   About CaringWorks: Built on the single idea that all people—no matter their social or economic standing—should have a chance to…

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A Born Artist

  Genevieve MacBride grew up in New Orleans where she was surrounded by the arts. At an early age she developed a passion for arts, crafts and painting. “I always had crayons in my pocket when I was young,” she said. When she got older and moved to Maryland, she took college courses in graphic…

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Reflecting on the Future

  Andre Hasfal was only 16 years old when he was kicked out of his home. He tried anything he could to escape being homeless, including moving to Texas with a friend he met after leaving home. When that arrangement didn’t work, he moved back to Georgia where he became homeless, and he encountered another…

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Umbrella from the Rain

  At just 15 years old, Martha Maxey ran away from home. By age 17, she was addicted to drugs. Years later and after a life-changing diagnosis, Martha decided to get help. “I found out I was HIV positive, and I knew I needed to change my lifestyle,” she said. She was connected with CaringWorks…

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“Deaf and homeless father gains sobriety, restores family,” Atlanta Journal-Constitution

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution featured CaringWorks graduate Bradley Porter in an Inspire Atlanta profile for Father’s Day. Bradley is living his best life, thanks to his daughter Ivy and Atlanta’s Hope House treatment facility. He’s clean and sober, as he always knew he could be with the right help, despite the added challenges of locating services…

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Let Help Help You

Several years ago, Deanna Doege made the difficult and brave decision to leave a toxic relationship and break a cycle of substance abuse. A single mother to two girls, Deanna faced many obstacles, including homelessness and having her girls placed in foster care. It wasn’t always a smooth journey, but Deanna was determined to get…

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Things are Turning Around

After a troubled past, including several run-ins with the law, Ray Sellers is grateful for the support he’s receiving through CaringWorks. “Things are turning around for me now since I’m on the program. That’s a blessing.” Ray grew up in Jonesboro, Ga. and was very close to his mom and sister. He lived with his…

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Caring for the Carer

Addressing mental health concerns is a critical part of CaringWorks’ mission to end homelessness. Helping our clients achieve long-term stable housing includes a multidisciplinary approach that often includes behavioral health services. Through a wide range of services delivered by our compassionate employees, our team lives up to the motto that “caring does work.” And as…

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Feeling Blessed

Although Connie Walker grew up in close-knit loving family, she didn’t feel like she fit in. “I always felt like an outcast,” she said. The oldest of eight siblings, Connie worked hard to help take care of her family—including caring for her mother—but she struggled with drug use and relapsed after her mother passed away.…

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