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Homelessness

(Credit: Atlanta Mission)

Pay It Forward Friday: Atlanta Mission

Atlanta Mission transforms, through Christ, the lives of those facing homelessness. Atlanta Mission is the city’s largest and longest-running provider of services to homeless men, women and children. Established in 1938, Atlanta Mission provides emergency […]

92.9 The Game–12/19/2013

Veteran Larry Mainor, 48, looks around the outside of a restaurant where he used to sleep at night during the 30 years he was homeless, on Saturday, Aug. 17, 2013, in Atlanta. Atlanta's "Unsheltered No More" initiative is currently working to place homeless veterans and the chronically homeless, like Mainor, into permanent housing. The city is on-track to end chronic and veteran homelessness by 2015. (AP PHOTO/JAIME HENRY-WHITE)

Atlanta Making Dramatic Strides In Battling Homelessness

More than 6,000 homeless people live in metro Atlanta, according to a point-in-time count in January. Atlanta’s “Unsheltered No More” initiative is in keeping with a national movement toward a “housing first” approach, which advocates say is focused first and foremost on getting the homeless off the streets, and then providing them with any services and other help they may need.

09/29/2013

Capital One Bank Commits Nearly A Half Million Dollars To Easter Seals To Help Veterans Make The Transition To Civilian Jobs And Retain Long-Term Employment Though New Veteran Staffing Network

Pay It Forward Friday: Stand Down 2013

Providing services to homeless Veterans such as food, shelter, clothing, health screenings, VA and benefits counseling, and referrals to a variety of other necessary services, such as housing, employment and substance abuse treatment are just […]

92.9 The Game–09/27/2013

Homeless Family Placed In Hotel After Eviction

Pay it Forward Friday: Home Stretch Atlanta

The heart of HomeStretch’s mission is helping homeless families get back on their feet and into permanent, sustainable housing. This is no small endeavor considering that the HomeStretch families typically come to us earning salaries […]

92.9 The Game–08/15/2013

Vets

Veterans Empowerment Organization Host Night Of Jazz For Vets

Veterans Empowerment Organization of Georgia and its Board of Directors present Summer Breeze, an evening of jazz Friday July 19th from 6:30 to 10 pm at the Helene Mills Center located at 515 John Wesley […]

WAOK-AM–07/08/2013

photo by Jean Ross WAOK-AM

Occupy Atlanta Makes Demands

ATLANTA (WAOK)-On Monday afternoon, Occupy Atlanta protesters listed three demands to deliver to city hall “in an effort to bring local concerns to the national movement.”   Those demands listed were: the immediate and unconditional […]

WAOK-AM–10/17/2011

Mayor Kasim Reed welcomes funding to help Atlanta's homelessness

Atlanta Gets Bloomberg Funds

Atlanta is one of five cities getting help with ongoing homelessness and panhandling problems. New York Mayor, Michael Bloomberg, and Bloomberg Philanthropies plan to assist Atlanta by giving one point four million dollars annually, to fund […]

WAOK-AM–07/15/2011

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