Solving Homelessness Together

Homeless Coalition Meeting Notes for August

Thursday, August 16th Meeting Notes:


  • Street Beats are available and are orange this quarter.
  • There is still 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:
  • HMIS Training is available August 29 @ 2pm at the Homeless Resource Network. Please contact: if you will be coming or are interested in  using an HMIS system. 
  • After September 30th no one will be allowed to stay under the 2nd Ave bridge. There is a group that will be assisting in helping the people that are staying there now. For more info or to get involved, please email Christi Bevis at:
  • There will be a job fair September 19th and 20th from 9am to 1pm that is open to the public.         It will be held at: VFW Post #665, 1824 Victory Drive, Columbus, Ga.  31901. Please contact Anthony Walden or Isaac Williams at: 706-649-7423 for more info.

Valley Healthcare Systems

1600 Ft. Benning Rd.

Columbus, GA. 31903 

Phone:  706-322-9599

"We provide comprehensive primary healthcare, selected specialties and referral services to the population of the Chattahoochee Valley area. Regardless of circumstances, we care for all."

 Currently they are made up of Family Practitioners, Pediatricians, Dentists and a Behavioral Health department.  In the near future they will have Optometry, Women's Health, and pharmacy services.     There is a wait right now of around 2 months for new patients but they can usually work in acute cases sooner. Also they should be able to see behavioral health cases within around 2 weeks.

They can take people with and without insurance, and for those without they use a sliding scale fee based on income. 

For more info and a comprehensive list of services provided, please visit:

Next meeting:
Thursday, September 20th, 4:00pm 

Mentoring Youth Services
2700 1st Ave.

Columbus, GA. 31904 <click for google map

Jon Magee – HMIS System Administrator
Homeless Resource Network
2221 Second Avenue, PO Box 811
Columbus, GA 31902
706-571-0707 (fax)