Action Thrives ensures that homeless people with disabilities have access to stable housing, case management and the resources necessary to live as independently as possible. We recognize that some of our neighbors who are disabled will need financial and relational support indefinitely. Our services empower people who have complex challenges to manage their lives with greater stability, autonomy and dignity.
More than 40 percent of America’s homeless population are people with disabilities. These individuals often rely on Supplemental Security Income (SSI) payments, which provide an income 44 percent below the federal poverty level. This makes it difficult for these individuals to retain permanent housing or gain access to the services they need.
Action Thrives ends homelessness by:
Providing permanent, stable housing in one of our residence communities in Atlanta and Augusta.
Offering residents long-term case management designed to educate and empower them.
Coordinating on-site service partners who provide health care, counseling, mental health services, addiction counseling and community-building activities.
Connecting clients with mainstream benefits and disability coverage.
Encouraging clients to complete at least 15 activity hours per week to help maintain their health and build community with other residents.
Do I qualify?
To learn more or see if you are eligible, call 404-881-1991, ext. 5608 (intake line) or 888-206-7372.
To be eligible for Action Thrives Housing, you must meet the following requirements:
- You must be literally homeless. This means that you are living in a shelter, in a place not meant for habitation, or in a motel paid for by vouchers from another organization. You must provide documentation that you are homeless.
- You must have a disability and have documentation from a doctor verifying the disability.
Action Thrives serves in the following counties: Fulton and Johnson.*
* If you live in another county, please call our intake line, and we will refer you to the appropriate agency.