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    Georgia Homeless Awareness Month: Georgia Gives Day

    Did you know that the average age of a homeless person is 9 years old? And on any given night in Georgia there are more than 26,414 children, women and men with no place to call home. The month of November has been proclaimed by Governor Nathan Deal as Georgia Homelessness Awareness Month. During this […]

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    Families

    Most Americans underestimate how the problem of homelessness affects families. About 600,000 families and 1.35 million children experience homelessness in the United States. Family homelessness is more widespread than many think, but it is not an unsolvable problem. Across the country, hundreds of communities are planning to end homelessness, and a handful of communities and […]

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    Chronic Homelessness

    Chronic homelessness is long-term or repeated homelessness accompanied by a disability. Many chronically homeless people have a serious mental illness like schizophrenia and/or alcohol or drug addiction. Most chronically homeless individuals have been in treatment programs, sometimes on dozens of occasions. The federal government’s definition of chronic homelessness includes homeless individuals with a disabling condition […]

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    Children and Youth

    Youth homelessness is disturbingly common. Although the prevalence of youth homelessness is difficult to measure, researchers estimate that about 5 to 7.7 percent of youth experience homelessness. With at least one million youth on the streets and in shelter—and thousands more leaving juvenile justice, mental health facilities, and leaving foster care systems—the problem of youth […]

Ending the homeless crisis doesn’t have to be a job for one organization.

“Unity is strength…when there is teamwork and collaboration, wonderful things can be achieved.” – Mattie Stepanek

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Advocacy Toolbox

We encourage you to be an advocate for the cause of homelessness in Georgia. If you have ever worked with a teacher to improve your child’s education, you have been an advocate. Someone who looks out for the interests of another, someone who speaks up on behalf of another. Advocates identify a problem, an unrecognized […]

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