Many circumstances can lead to homelessness: Job loss, mental illness, addiction issues or even physical disabilities. But these are crises that we all could experience, whether we have housing or not. So when do these crises spiral out of control and result in homelessness? Often it is because the individual or family doesn’t have a support system to turn to for help. We end homelessness, one household at a time, by providing housing and putting supports back in place.
Action Ministries Housing helps families with children experiencing homelessness and surrounds them with support and a temporary home. Over the course of 18 to 24 months, families become self-sufficient and then move into a home of their own. We operate 56 houses in 19 Georgia counties. With an 83 percent success rate, this program is highly sought after in communities desiring to end homelessness in their area.
Action Ministries Housing provides financial assistance to move clients into apartments, and case management services to keep them there. Our program also focuses on preventing homelessness from occurring in the first place and is able to pay overdue rent and utilities to keep someone in housing and out of our community’s homeless service system. Action Ministries Supportive Housing program is funded with several grants, including a grant from the Department of Veterans Affairs that is specifically for veterans and their families who are homeless. We operate this program in 23 Georgia counties.
Permanent Supportive Housing
Action Ministries’ Permanent Supportive Housing program is an innovative and proven solution to some of our communities’ toughest problems. We recognize that some of our neighbors who are disabled will need financial and relational support indefinitely. Action Ministries combines affordable housing with services that help people who have complex challenges to manage their lives with greater stability, autonomy and dignity. Our Permanent Supportive Housing program is located at Maxwell House in Augusta, Ga.
Action Ministries’ three housing programs are designed to work together to result in solutions to homelessness for every client we serve.