Residential Treatment

All Change Requires Courage

And it takes time. CaringWorks' Hope House offers those who are homeless help by providing them with the time and support needed to build a sustainable recovery. Conveniently located in downtown Atlanta, it houses up to 70 men.

Our Focus

Our CARF-accredited residential treatment program offers men over the age of 18 a safe and structured environment and the foundational skills to establish a new design for living.

Services that are offered include:

A clean, safe facility

Three meals per day

A dedicated case manager

Job readiness and search

Medication management

Integrated health and wellness services

Individual and Group Addiction Counseling

Nursing assessments

Nutritional education

Impact

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

In 2018

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maintained and/or increased their income

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transitioned to a better housing situation

8 2.5 | 30 days

residents reduced their number of symptoms from 8 to 2.5 in 30 days

Changed Lives

Let some of our clients tell you about their experience.

Program: Hope House

Steven B.

Steven was born in Chicago, Illinois. At the age of 16, he revealed his sexuality to his mother and she made him leave the house. He was already abusing substances and that led to a 25 year journey of homelessness. Against all odds, Steven earned a college degree. While washing dishes and with housing help from his aunt, he obtained an apartment. However, the pressure of keeping up with rent and a life of drugs and “partying” ultimately led to bouts of homelessness and a positive HIV diagnosis in 2014.

In 2017, Steven found sanctuary at Hope House in 2017. After a stroke in June and a relapse in August of that year, he came back to Hope House. He has since maintained a place to live paired with a sober, healthier lifestyle. He now works at Hope House as a house manager, providing hope and help to men just coming into the program.

“They gave me another chance. Even after I relapsed, they were still there for me. They showed me love,” said Steven about CaringWorks. “I am learning what love really is. I am able to get inside of myself and learn what that means for me. I’m learning to feel some of the feelings I coped with by using drugs. I’m accountable. I am able to have a network of people to talk to.”

When asked about the future, Steven said, “I plan on going back to school. In a few weeks I will be getting my Peer Education Certification actually. I would like to continue working on my speech so I can fix the damage from my stroke. Eventually I want to open my own treatment program for people affected by HIV/substance abuse. I would also like to chair meetings at N.A., which is something I started doing at Hope House before my stroke.

Steven Banks

Program Eligibility

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

  • Male
  • Over the age of 18
  • Currently homeless
  • In need of substance abuse treatment, mental health services, and recovery support

Requirements for Prospective Members

If you have these documents, please bring them with you when we meet (we’ll help you get them if you do not have them):

  • Proof of medical clearance from a doctor
  • Proof of mental health history or co-occurring disorders
  • TB and RPR verification (no more than 6 months old)
  • Proof of Insurance

Providing Necessary Treatment Services

Executive Director Neil Campbell from the Georgia Council on Substance Abuse and CaringWorks board member shares her perspective on CaringWorks programs.

Contact Us

Everyone is capable of reaching their potential. We all just need someone to care. For more information and to reach someone who cares, contact us at:

404.564.4181
hopehouseinfo@caringworksinc.org