aging-homeless

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,…

Read More
D-Smith-Blog-Header

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.

Read More
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…

Read More
631-Households

CaringWorks served 631 households in 2020, an increase over past years. This just shows that our Mission continued during the pandemic. CaringWorks Mission is to reduce homelessness and empower the marginalized by providing access to housing and services that foster dignity, self-sufficiency, and wellbeing. CaringWorks offers chronically homeless clients access to housing, case management support,…

Read More
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.

Read More

CaringWorks, a non-profit agency working to end homelessness by providing access to safe, affordable housing and support services, today announced it received a micro-grant from Communication Service for the Deaf (CSD) to help expand health resources for its homeless and deaf clients during COVID-19. Communication Service for the Deaf (CSD), the largest deaf-led social impact…

Read More

CaringWorks, a non-profit agency working to end homelessness by providing access to safe, affordable housing and support services, will host the inaugural Hope House Heroes event on Thursday, April 2, from 7:30 – 9 a.m. The event takes place at the Carter Center, located at 453 John Lewis Freedom Parkway NE in Atlanta. The event…

Read More

Annual week brings attention to homelessness in local communities November 16-24, 2019 is Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week – a crucial time to remember that on any given night, nearly 3,619 individuals experience homelessness in Atlanta, DeKalb and Fulton counties. CaringWorks is a non-profit agency working to end homelessness throughout Greater Atlanta by providing access…

Read More