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I used the tools that Families First gave me, and was able to find independence, self-respect, pride and dignity. These all have helped me to become more stable, accountable and responsible for whatever I choose to do with my life.

— Mary, Delowe Village

Family Sustainability & Empowerment

mother and son

Families First provides solutions that combine housing and social services to help people facing complex challenges live more stable, productive lives. We collaborate with other agencies to deliver housing along with support services and training that promote family self-sufficiency.

Project GROW (Goals, Responsibilities, Opportunities and Well-Being) at DeLowe Village

Residential Support Services

Shelter-A-Family (SAF)

Weaver Gardens

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Project GROW (Goals, Responsibilities, Opportunities and Well-Being) at DeLowe Village

The program operates in partnership with the DeLowe Village apartment complex in East Point, and serves homeless people suffering from mental illness, substance abuse and/or HIV/AIDS and their families. The goal of Project GROW is to reduce and eliminate substance dependency and use, achieve mental and emotional stability and move toward long term stable housing. Support services include individual and family counseling, substance abuse treatment services and intensive case management. In addition, families are assisted with critical services including: transportation, parenting classes, life skills development, accessing resources in the community, childcare arrangement assistance and after-school academic enrichment and tutoring for children. The program provides a healthy environment as parents transition from rehabilitation to self- sufficiency and promotes child safety, development and well-being.

Residential Support Services

Through a series of life skills seminars and program activities, this community-based program is designed to improve economic self sufficiency, tenant-landlord relations and overall quality of life among residents in partnership with owners/managers of mixed income communities and affordable housing. The program equips parents and children with critical skills for building assets to achieve their life goals and maintaining strong, healthy relationships.

Shelter-A-Family (SAF)

SAF pairs housing with support services for chronically homeless persons who are suffering from mental illness, substance abuse and/or HIV/AIDS and their families. The goals of SAF are to help individuals reduce and eliminate substance dependency and use, achieve mental and emotional stability, and move toward long term stable housing. In addition, the program seeks to promote child safety and development, and prevent future homelessness among children. SAF provides clients with accessible and intensive individual, family and group mental health counseling, substance abuse treatment services, case management, linkages to community services and resources, support in reconnecting with families, and developing networks of supports that will assist them in becoming economically independent and self-sufficient.

Weaver Gardens

Weaver Gardens is a transitional living home that provides efficiency apartments and supportive services for mothers aged 17 to 26 who were previously homeless and have one child less than a year old. The program provides young mothers and their babies a safe place to live, training and support in critical areas such as parenting skills, relationship building, child development, health and nutrition, and life skills, opportunity to return to school or receive job training and access to community resources. The goal of Weaver Gardens is to enhance the mothers parenting and life skills, and to develop long-term economic independence.

 

 Donate to Furniture Bank of Metro Atlanta today

Families First refers our clients who are in need of furniture to Furniture Bank of Metro Atlanta. If you have used furniture to donate, contact David DiCaprio at 404-355-8530 ext. 222 or send an email to donations@furniturebankatlanta.org.

 

Please contact Joyce Sloan, Director of Supportive Housing at (404) 541-3062 or jsloan@familiesfirst.org. To schedule an appointment, call (404) 853-2844.

 
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