Homeless spending night at Hartsfield-Jackson prompts police monitoring

  NEWS Feb 07, 2020 By Kelly Yamanouchi, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution When the weather turns frigid in metro Atlanta, airport officials know what to prepare for: Flight delays. Maybe cancellations. Homeless people. What to do with the men and women who make their way to large public facilities to escape the cold is a complicated issue at Hartsfield-Jackson International, just as it is everywhere else. Airport personnel want to discourage homeless people from gathering in baggage claim and…

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HOPE Atlanta Receives $130,000 General Operating Support Grant from Community Foundation

ATLANTA – December 16, 2019 – HOPE Atlanta has been awarded a General Operating Support grant for $130,000 from the Community Foundation for Greater Atlanta. This highly competitive grant will help HOPE Atlanta for the next two years build its capacity to meet growing challenges for people experiencing homelessness. “We are honored to be selected for this award and greatly appreciate the support and leadership of the Community Foundation for Greater Atlanta,” said Jeffrey Smythe,…

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Homelessness- Out of the Shadows

Anita, a 43-year old mother of two, dreaded nightfall almost every day of 2016. In the fall of the previous year, two life-changing crises hit her and her girls. First, her 10-year old daughter fell seriously ill, requiring several hospitalizations. Between days spent at the hospital and subsequently caring for her child at home, Anita lost her job due to excessive absenteeism. By January, she and her girls were evicted from their apartment and were…

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Samuel’s Story

Images courtesy of Jerry Drisaldi, Zaldi Photography, LLC. used with permission. Visit site here. In the System Samuel was born in Grady Memorial Hospital and raised in Atlanta. At eighteen, he was arrested, tried and convicted of auto theft. After serving two years of his sentence, he was released on good behavior. Two years later, he was arrested again, this time for five counts of armed robbery. Again, he was tried, convicted, and sentenced, beginning a…

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4 Ways to Help Homelessness in Winter

  This winter, over 5400 people in the metro Atlanta area will be living on the street. While many places around the City of Atlanta open various shelters when the temperature is near or below freezing, people will be turned away for lack of beds leaving many unsheltered. Here are four ways that you can help unsheltered homeless this winter. 1. Donate A great way to help the homeless is to help the organizations that…

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