2022 Letter: Looking Back, Looking Ahead

Looking Back, Looking Ahead

Housing. Help. Hope. A promise made 20 years ago. A promise that still resonates today. As we navigate a pandemic and turbulent social and political waters, CaringWorks remains resilient and laser focused on its mission. When CaringWorks launched in 2002, I could not have foreseen where we would be today.  My focus, then as it…

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Carol Collard Named to Atlanta 500 by Atlanta Magazine

Atlanta-500

Carol Collard was part of an illustrious group of our community named to the Atlanta 500 (page 133) by Atlanta Magazine. Here’s what Atlanta Magazine had to say: “Carol Collard became a passionate participant in the fight to reduce homelessness while working for Progressive Redevelopment Inc. In 1998, Collard returned to school to study social…

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“Honoring Georgia Veterans,” Closer Look with Rose Scott

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On Thursday’s special Veteran’s Day edition of Closer Look with Rose Scott, CaringWorks CEO Dr. Carol Collard sat down with program host Rose Scott to discuss the continuing challenges and successes of helping our veterans who are experiencing homelessness. It’s projected that at least 762 veterans in Georgia are unsheltered, with 191 of those based…

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Atlanta Chronicle Celebrates CaringWorks

Carol Collard Atlanta Business Chronicle

Carol Collard’s career went from working in home-building to home-acquiring. After earning her master’s degree in social work in 2001, she founded CaringWorks Inc., in 2002, a nonprofit to assist people experiencing chronic homelessness. The organization’s thousands of clients include people with mental illness and substance use disorders, families and veterans.

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Many fear looming housing, homelessness ‘crisis’ amid hold on evictions

Many fear looming housing, homelessness ‘crisis’ amid hold on evictions

Monica Griffin, 51, knows what it feels like to be evicted. She was forced to move in with a friend last year after not being able to afford rent and utilities at her last place in Gwinnett. With the help of CaringWorks, a local nonprofit, she was able to eventually find stable and affordable housing, moving into a Stonecrest-area apartment with her teenage daughter in December.

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