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Aging and Homelessness

September is Healthy Aging Month and many organizations are promoting healthy living for seniors. At CaringWorks, we understand the unique health challenges facing the elderly population who have experienced homelessness. Just a few of the health problems they may be facing include chronic substance abuse, mental illness, chronic pulmonary disease, vascular disease, hypertension, urinary incontinence,…

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Positive Impacts from the Deaf and Hard of Hearing Homeless Program at Hope House

Positive Impacts from the Deaf and Hard of Hearing Homeless Program at Hope House

Makoto is the ASL – Therapist for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing Homeless Program at Hope House. Here’s his perspective on our clients.

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CaringWorks RISE VA Program

RISE VA is a HUD funded Dekalb County Continuum of Care Permanent Supportive Housing program that was originally started in Dec. 2012. CaringWorks adopted the program from another non-profit agency in 2019 and all existing clients transferred with the program. A Permanent Supportive Housing Program (PSH) allows clients to obtain housing with case management services…

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Donate to CaringWorks Just By Shopping at Amazon

Did you know that you can donate to CaringWorks at not cost to you by simply shopping at Amazon? All you have to do is follow this link to add CaringWorks as your charity of choice on Smile.Amazon.com. Once activated, Amazon will donate 0.5% of eligible purchases to CaringWorks with no fees and no extra…

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A Veteran Tribute

On June 27, 2021, CaringWorks lost one of our most beloved clients, Dwayne “Mohawk” Smith. His brave battle with cancer in recent months was a powerful reminder of the indomitable spirit that he displayed in the face of life’s toughest challenges. With courage and a smile, Dwayne fought the good fight and finished as a hero, faithful to the end.

Despite his large stature, Dwayne was a kind, gentle bear of a man who offered a big smile to everyone he met. But he had a special place in his heart for those suffering from addiction––a battle that he had valiantly fought and overcome in his own life.

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CaringWorks Receives Healthcare Georgia Foundation Direct Services Grant

CaringWorks is very proud to be a recipient of the Healthcare Georgia Foundation Direct Services Grant. This grant will support the implementation and evaluation of the Community Health Worker (CHW) evidence-based model to prevent, manage, and reduce risk factors for cardiovascular disease (heart disease and stroke). According to the American Heart Association, heart disease is…

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Back to School Bash with Free School Supplies and Groceries

Join Families First, Starbucks, Target and Kroger on July 24 from 11:00 am – 2:00 pm for the Back-to-School Bash! Experience fun ways for the entire family to learn through music, art, sports and design, as well as FREE lunch, groceries from Kroger, back-to-school supplies, COVID vaccinations and entertainment. The Back-to-School Bash gets families ready…

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Elevating lives with ASPIRE

For homeless men, women, and children, a common cold quickly becomes pneumonia…undetected high blood pressure becomes a stroke…or untreated diabetes becomes kidney failure. Ultimately, unequal access to healthcare becomes a life cut short––and that is a fact that we simply cannot live with. At CaringWorks, we aspire to a much higher standard for our clients’…

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CaringWorks Clients Succeed

61% of our clients graduated from CaringWorks to pursue additional treatment or permanent housing during 2020. The remaining clients continue to work toward their goals of stable housing, better health and a higher quality of life for themselves and their children.

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How Do You Perceive Homelessness?

How the public perceives homelessness has a large impact on a city’s policies. Society tends to blame the individual for being homeless due to a variety of factors. Actually, research shows that it is the increasing shortage of affordable housing, lack of employment, and a living wage that often put a person at risk. This…

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