Supportive Housing

CaringWorks Supportive Housing

Roughly 5,000 people are homeless on any given night in metro Atlanta. At CaringWorks, we demonstrate that men, women, and children can escape homelessness and lead healthy, productive lives. Through quality short-term and long-term housing, behavioral health, and a myriad of support services, we help nearly 1,000 people a year break the cycle of homelessness and maintain stable housing.

Our Focus

Located in apartments conveniently located throughout Atlanta, our short-term and long-term supportive housing offers people a place to live, the tools they need to achieve independence, and the support they need to reach their goals. We also offer short-term housing at Hope House for the men who are transitioning to and from the residential treatment program there.

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

The array of services provided include

Supportive housing

A dedicated care coordinator

Job readiness and search

Nursing assessments

Nutritional education

Integrated health and wellness services


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

In 2023


of clients in our permanent supportive housing programs continued to be stably housed one year after they entered our program


of clients assessed maintained or showed improvement in mental health


of clients who exited our program maintained or improved their income

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.”


Providing Necessary Treatment Programs

CaringWorks client, Kim, tells her story of triumph and how overcame chronic homelessness.  


Short-Term Housing Program Eligibility

To be eligible for short-term housing, you must meet several requirements, including:

  • Referred from an approved referral source
  • Over the age of 18
  • Currently homeless or at risk of immediate homelessness
  • In need of substance abuse treatment, behavioral health services, and/or 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)

Long-Term Housing Program Eligibility

To be eligible for long-term housing, you must meet several requirements, including:

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

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):

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

Seeking Help?

If you are homeless and seeking assistance, the first step is to register with the Coordinated Entry System in the area you have lived or are currently living. The systems typically have several access points. You can find them via phone or website.

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