Tue., February 17, 2015 11:03pm
As the Baby Boomers get older, advocates for the homeless say they’re seeing more elderly people living in shelters or outdoors. But many lack the resources or ability to get consistent medical care at a time when they may need it most. A new program in Savannah is bringing basic medical care to residents of the city's tent camps.
Wed., November 21, 2012 7:06am
The annual VSA Arts of Georgia Holiday Arts Sale is underway. The sale features work from Georgia homeless and disabled artists. Tucked away in the heart of Downtown Atlanta, VSA has trained and showcased Georgia’s disadvantaged since 1974.
Wed., July 18, 2012 6:00am
Two Atlanta-based groups will receive more than $1.3 million from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs to fight homelessness in veterans. The grants are part of a more than $100 million national effort to keep veterans from becoming homeless and to help homeless veterans.
Sun., July 17, 2011 8:01pm
A public-private collaboration wants to find Southeast Georgia's 100 most seriously mentally ill patients. The goal is to identify the area's most at-risk population for homelessness, jail or hospitalization -- and give them extra resources to stay out of trouble. Once indentified, patients will work with peer navigators to lower recidivism.
Tue., December 14, 2010 10:48am
Georgia is in the process of reforming its mental health system after a federal lawsuit challenged poor conditions in state psychiatric hospitals. But students from the Medical College of Georgia are hoping to bring about changes at the street level by helping homeless people deal with mental illness before ending up in a state hospital.