Long-term Housing

CaringWorks Supportive Housing

CaringWorks provides stable, supportive housing for men, women, and children facing homelessness in metropolitan Atlanta. Each year more than 4,500 people are homeless in the city of Atlanta—over 500 of them find a home with CaringWorks on any given day.

Our Focus

The supportive housing program offers people their own place to live, the tools they need to achieve independence, and the time they need to reach their goals. CaringWorks’ housing is located in over 300 apartments conveniently located throughout Atlanta.

  • MOVE (Moving on to Victory and Empowerment) focuses on women and children. The female heads of households must have a documented disability.
  • RISE (Resiliency, Independence, Self-Sufficiency, and Empowerment) is open to men and women over the age of 18 with a documented disability.
  • The Commons at Imperial houses adult men and women in a beautiful historic building in downtown Atlanta.

Residents pay rent relative to their income, giving them a chance to regain their health, well-being, and dignity. A spectrum of services are delivered on-site. Our residents are encouraged to join in individual and group activities focused on helping them achieve their goals.

The array of services provided include

Housing

A dedicated case manager

Job readiness and search

Medication monitoring

Nursing assessments

Nutritional education

Integrated health and wellness services

Impact

CaringWorks residents get much more than a home. They learn new skills, develop reliable sources of income, and often become contributing members of their community.

In 2017

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obtained stable housing

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maintained and/or increased their income

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transitioned to a better housing situation

Changed Lives

Let some of our clients tell you about their experience.

Program: MOVE

Trina C.

Trina grew up in a small town in New Mexico with her five siblings before moving to Seattle to finish school. She landed in Atlanta with her boyfriend and two daughters. She and her children first became homeless in 2016. She had been staying with her boyfriend and he became abusive. Trina stated, “He’d come home from work drunk and he’d want to fight sometimes. He would tell me he’d want to kill me if I left him. We moved from one place to another...I grew tired of worrying about whether he would hurt me or my kids. One day when he went to work I grabbed my kids and our stuff and we left. I called 211 and they helped us get to a safe house in McDonough somewhere,” she continued.

Through Atlanta’s Coordinated Entry system, Trina was referred to CaringWorks. She told us, “We were at the safehouse for a little while and I got some things accomplished. The kids went back to school and I got a job. From there we ended up at City of Refuge. Through all of those experiences, I ended up being diagnosed with PTSD. I take it one day at a time. My sobriety sometimes goes up and down, but they’re helping me out with that.”

Trina is hopeful about the future. She stated, “I want to see my oldest in college. Hopefully I’ll have a stable job and consistency in my housing for myself and my children. I want to go back to school for myself, too.”

Trina

Program Eligibility

To be eligible for the program, you must meet the following requirements:

  • Open to men, women and families
  • Currently chronically homeless
  • Must have a verifiable mental and/or physical disability
  • Referred through the Continuum of Care (CoC)

Requirements for Prospective Members

If you have these documents, please bring them with you when we meet:

  • Verification of homelessness
  • Government-issued identification
  • Referral Letter