We believe that a livable, vibrant, and economically robust Downtown must reflect our shared values, which means we take an active role in social issues and support our Downtown service organizations that serve those in need.
Our priorities include:
ADID Social Impact Safety Team (A.S.I.S.T.)
In September 2020, ADID launched a Social Impact Safety Team (A.S.I.S.T.) pilot program. This effort was deployed as a mobile response unit to build capacity in the homeless service system on a short-term basis while community providers and their outreach teams work to resume uninterrupted service delivery to our Downtown street homeless citizens. A.S.I.S.T. aims to provide a timely response to: non-criminal, non-emergency quality of life, business nuisance, public disturbance, substance use, or mental health concerns in Downtown Atlanta with Social Workers trained in de-escalation and crisis management with a network of connections to treatment and care facilities. For more information and to learn how to call for an A.S.I.S.T., click here.
Addressing Homelessness: A 2019 Community Guide
In 2019, CAP initiated the first stages of an educational campaign intended to educate the public about the current state of homelessness in the city, the work being done by service providers and stakeholders, and tactics the general public can employ to become part of the solution to making homelessness brief, rare, and nonrecurring. Advance copies of "Addressing Homelessness: A 2019 Community Guide" were made available at CAP's Town Hall meeting on July 24, 2019.
Download the 2019 community guide here:
2019 Community Guide
Social Impact Director Position
ADID has a Social Impact Director whose focus is on leading and convening stakeholders to understand and promote solution-focused efforts that address key quality of life issues, including helping to launch innovative programs and investing in programs with proven results. ADID has been instrumental in supporting social service organizations working in Downtown to reduce poverty. If you are interested in socially inclusive and innovative initiatives impacting vulnerable populations in Downtown, please contact Tammy Hughes at email@example.com or (404) 522-5010.
Through a robust partnership with HOPE Atlanta, Woodruff Park engaged a full-time case manager to help connect the park’s visitors experiencing homelessness and poverty with key resources. If you are interested in consulting with our social worker to learn more about how you can help the park’s underserved populations, please contact Tammy Hughes at firstname.lastname@example.org or (404) 522-5010.
Partner for Hope
Partner for Hope is a collaborative initiative started by members of Atlanta's faith-based and non-profit community, along with local government, business, and residential leaders, who are committed to reducing homelessness by guiding those in need toward long-term solutions, in addition to providing for their basic needs like food. Learn more