Solving Homelessness Together

Homeless Coalition Meeting notes for July

Thursday, July 19th Meeting Notes:


ANNOUNCEMENTS:


  • New Street Beats are available and are orange this quarter.
  • There is a funding opportunity for a New Permanent Supportive Housing project that helps people experiencing homelessness with a disability in the 2012 Continuum of Care application.   If you are interested in applying or know someone who is, please contact: Liz@homelessresourcenetwork.org
  • HMIS Training is available August 15th and August 29th @ 2pm at the Homeless Resource Network. Please contact: Jon@homelessresourcenetwork.org if you will be coming or are interested in using an HMIS system.
  • Supreme Outreach Food Box Program offers food packages at wholesale prices, and accepts EBT payments. Visit www.supremeoutreach.com for more info. 
  • The HUD “homeless” and “at risk of homelessness” definitions have been updated and are available here.
  • The Housing Authority is taking applications for Arbor Point III. It is permanent housing for seniors aged 62 and up.


PROGRAM:

Stewart Community Home

1125 15th St

Columbus, GA 31901 


"The Stewart Community Home provides permanent or transitional safe housing for those homeless and disabled adults requiring limited personal care by providing nutritious meals, medical stabilization programs, and activities to maximize essential life skills."


"The goal of the Stewart Community Home (SCH) is to provide a safe haven for a very special needs population of theChattahoochee Valley.  That special needs population consists of chronically mentally ill, physically disabled, and elderly individuals who are homeless and do not qualify for other agency assistance.  We are equipped to serve seventy-two (72) residents.  Currently, 80 to 90 percent of our residents have some degree of mental illness.  Much too often, these special needs individuals are shunned by society, dismissed by service providers, and even viewed as outcasts by other street people.  Without a supportive and structured environment, they often lend themselves to episodes of erratic behavior, become dangerous to themselves and others, or isolate themselves in a homeless environment until they are admitted to an acute care psychiatric facility.  The Stewart Community Home (SCH) provides services 24 hours a day, seven days a week, which include shelter, meals and clothing, medical stabilization services, life skills training, and social skills education.  This caring and stabilizing environment is provided regardless of ability to pay."

Stewart Community Home currently has open beds for people that qualify; which is people that have a disability and are experiencing homelessness.  The person will need documentation of their disability, as well as documentation of there homeless situation.  Please call 706-327-2707 to set-up an intake or if you have any other questions.

Next meeting:
Thursday, August 16th, 4:00pm 

Valley Healthcare System