“Homelessness nonprofit CaringWorks renovating greenspace to help with addiction recovery,” Northside Neighbor


The CaringWorks Hope House courtyard renovation made possible through a grant by The Home Depot Foundation was featured in The Northside Neighbor. CaringWorks, one of the largest providers of supportive housing in the metropolitan Atlanta area for 20 years, received a $10,000 grant from The Home Depot Foundation to assist in restoring the courtyard and other areas at Hope House to improve the lived experience and enhance the therapeutic benefits for those exiting homelessness.

The nearly 2,000-square-foot internal courtyard at Hope House is being transformed by a task force and volunteers from Central Presbyterian Church. Funds from the grant will be used toward improvements such as seasonal plantings, an edible garden for the residents to tend, a new storage facility, outdoor seating, grills and the installation of a tranquil fountain, which has already been donated.

“We are grateful for the generosity of organizations like The Home Depot Foundation that support our work in providing a path to independence for the residents of Hope House,” CaringWorks CEO Carol Collard said. “Having an outdoor space that encourages contemplation and facilitates fellowship is vital to our program, which combines housing solutions with healthcare, employment assistance and other supportive services to end the cycle of chronic homelessness.”

To see the full article, visit the Northside Neighbor webpage here.

About CaringWorks:

Built on the single idea that all people—no matter their social or economic standing—should have a chance to improve their quality of life, CaringWorks has served 10,000 clients throughout our 20-year history. Since our inception, we have grown exponentially to become one of Georgia’s leaders in providing permanent supportive housing. We serve hundreds of individuals each year through unique programs and services that are specifically tailored to the needs of those facing chronic homelessness.

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April 2022