Ending Child Homelessness in Georgia
It takes stronger people to meet the massive need of the homeless community in Georgia. But ending the homelessness crisis doesn’t have to be a job for one person. Join your voice and efforts with GAEH and you join hundreds of other organizations in Georgia to help end homelessness.
You are important to the collective and collaborative efforts of finding solutions to prevent and end homelessness in Georgia. Georgia Alliance to End Homelessness (GAEH) relies on your membership dues and donations to supplement the funds needed to support the Homeless Help Line and on-going research and advocacy work that are necessary to achieve our mission. We are taking seriously the increasing challenges that Georgia’s Homeless Continuums of Care and providers are facing.
The numbers of homeless children, families, unaccompanied youth and individuals increased in 2014 according to our records. From January 1st through December 31, 2014, the Georgia Alliance’s Homeless Help Line (1-877-540-4671) received calls from 3,081 persons identified as “hardest to serve” because they do not fit within the current definition of being chronically homeless. There were 1,475 children between the ages of 0-17; 154 unaccompanied youth ages 18-24; and 1,606 adults ages 25 and older. Of the 678 homeless families that contacted our office needing help finding a place to stay, 419 of them had been denied services because they did not meet HUD’s current eligibility requirements or emergency shelter for families was full.
The need to focus on enhancing homeless prevention and intervention services is now of most importance. GAEH continues expanding Training/Technical Innovation Components, Advocacy, and Capacity Building Initiatives. The Georgia Alliance maintains national partnerships with National Alliance to End Homelessness, National Center on Family Homelessness, Center for the Study of Social Policy, the Alliance for Children and Families and the National Campaign to End Child Homelessness which elevates our members credibility both locally and nationally.
Please take seriously this invitation to become a member. Please click here to apply for membership which offers several categories for both individual and organizational participation. Select the membership level that best describes your situation and return with fees to our office. Payments are accepted by credit card here at our website or mailing a check with the membership form to the Georgia Alliance to End Homelessness. We welcome you contacting our office if you have questions or need additional information.
GAEH membership continues to offer all the advantages that it has in the past as well as the following:
GAEH prides itself as being a statewide network of homeless service providers committed to fostering strategic initiatives that build collective responses to the needs of homeless persons in Georgia. Together we are certain we will make a difference.
Katheryn A. Preston, MSW