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Re/CAP Column: Addressing Homelessness

July 25, 2019

In this edition of Re/CAP, a blog and newsletter series that spotlights CAP staff and projects, we’re turning an eye toward social impact.

From past efforts like Give Change That Makes Sense and Partner for Hope to creating and hosting a Social Impact Director position, we take an active role in social issues and support our Downtown service organizations that serve those in need, because we believe that a livable, vibrant, and economically robust Downtown must reflect our shared values. You can learn more about our social impact priorities here.

Most recently, thanks to a Heart of the Community grant from Southwest Airlines, ADID was able to match the grant and partner with Hope Atlanta to fund a dedicated social worker position in Woodruff Park. To date, case worker Janika Robinson has placed over 50 individuals in permanent housing and made 350+ referrals.

At CAP's Town Hall meeting earlier this week, our team released advanced copies of Addressing Homeless: A 2019 Community Guide, which you can view and download here.

At Town Hall, we also hosted a panel discussion that featured community leaders who work in the homelessness/service provider space, representing Partners for HOME, the Gateway Center, and Hope Atlanta.

The guide and the panel discussion are just the first steps in a public awareness campaign we plan to expand in 2019 and 2020.

In the meantime, we invite you to:

At Town Hall, we collected numerous questions from the audience that we unfortunately did not have time to answer and discuss as a group. We are currently working to compile answers to those questions and will post the Q&A sheet to our website as soon as it is finalized.