“Homeless receive gifts for the holidays in Metro-Atlanta,” South Metro Neighbor

McKesson Technologies Gifts

Neighbor Newspapers reported on clients of Decatur-based CaringWorks, one of the largest providers of supportive housing for those experiencing homelessness in the metropolitan Atlanta area, receiving items from their Christmas wish list thanks to generous donations from the team at McKesson Technologies. “I feel appreciated and like you care. Not just giving the gifts, but…

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November is Homelessness Awareness Month: 3 encouraging things you need to know

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The man holding a sign at a busy intersection. The woman asking for help in a crowded parking lot. These occurrences and many more serve as frequent reminders of the heartbreaking issue of homelessness that is prevalent throughout communities across Georgia––a very discouraging fact. But this November during Homelessness Awareness Month, we want to shed…

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Helping Veterans RISE Above Homelessness

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As we commemorate Veterans Day today, November 11, we’d like to shed some light on why our service members are often more at risk of becoming homeless, some of the current issues they are facing, and what we at CaringWorks are doing to help. Veterans make up about 6% of the population of the United…

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CaringWorks Receives Nearly $1 Million in Federal Funding from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration to Provide Mental Health Services to Metro Atlanta’s Underserved Populations

CaringWorks Receives Nearly $1 Million in Federal Funding

ATLANTA, Oct. 21, 2021 – CaringWorks, one of the largest providers of supportive housing in the metropolitan Atlanta area, was named a recipient of a Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) grant of nearly $1 million over two years funded by the Consolidated Appropriations Act (CAA) of 2021 and the Coronavirus Response and…

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Commitment That Shows Results

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At CaringWorks, we are proud of the work and commitment of our clients to reach their goals. Those goals might include sobriety, reconnection with family, employment, addressing health concerns, and permanent housing. Our Case Managers are there to support and walk along-side their clients every step of the way. In our RISE ATLANTA program, we…

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CaringWorks Client receives emotional support from Ruckus, the boxer pup!

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Matthew Brady is a participant in the RISE VA permanent supportive housing program. Matt has always had a great love for animals and his VA mental health team recommended that he obtain an emotional support animal to help with his ongoing treatment. After the appropriate paperwork was completed, CaringWorks approved his request to receive an…

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Aging and Homelessness

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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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CaringWorks RISE VA Program

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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

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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

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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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