Umbrella from the Rain


At just 15 years old, Martha M. ran away from home. By age 17, she was addicted to drugs. Years later and after a life-changing diagnosis, Martha decided to get help.

“I found out I was HIV positive, and I knew I needed to change my lifestyle,” she said.

She was connected with CaringWorks and has been clean for 16 years.

“CaringWorks was my umbrella from the rain and my safe haven.”

Martha credits the success of her journey to the support of her counselors and care coordinators at CaringWorks. Now she shares her experiences to inspire and help others.

“My struggles and challenges have given me a more positive outlook on life,” she said. “God took me out of the darkness and saved me from my past.”


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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July 2022