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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It’s Never Too Late

Reggie McKenzie had plans to attend Morehouse College and become an educator when he got out of the Army in 1979. But after experiencing a series of tragic events— including the brutal murder of his sister—Reggie spiraled down a path of drug and alcohol addiction that would last for 25 years. Throughout the years, Reggie…

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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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CaringWorks’ Mission Continued During Pandemic

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,…

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