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:
Social Impact Director Position
The Social Impact Director focuses 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. By taking an active role in social issues affecting our Downtown stakeholders and those in need, the Social Impact Director is instrumental in supporting social service organizations working in Downtown to positively impact challenges related to poverty, equity, diversity, and inclusion. If you are interested in socially inclusive and innovative initiatives impacting vulnerable populations, and the vibrancy of the communities Downtown, please contact Tammy Hughes at firstname.lastname@example.org or (404) 522-5010.
2020 Community Resource Guide
We have created a Community Resource Guide as a reference to assist persons in need of shelter and food resources, as well as to be utilized as a helpful guide to contacts for safety, cleanliness, and other Downtown resources. The guide was developed as part of our service campaign intended to educate the public about the current state of homelessness in the Downtown, 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.
Please keep this as a reference and stay tuned for opportunities to learn, to participate in conversations, and to join the collective effort to support the most vulnerable among us with dignity and respect.
View & Download the Guide
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.
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