Atlanta Mission and HomeAid Atlanta: Collaborating to End Homelessness

Mar 15, 2017
Portrait of Atlanta Mission's Darryl Russ

In this #BetterTogether post, we’re featuring two Atlanta-area nonprofits collaborating to end homelessness in our city: Atlanta Mission and HomeAid Atlanta

Atlanta Mission serves more than 1,000 men women and children every day, providing emergency shelter, rehab and recovery services, vocational training services, and transitional housing.

HomeAid Atlanta partners with area home builders to help build new lives for homeless families and individuals through housing and community outreach. Since , HomeAid Atlanta has added more than 364 beds to help the transitionally homeless and has saved service providers over three million dollars in building and renovations costs, allowing them to focus more on their mission of moving the homeless into stable housing.

We believe collaboration is the key to solving some of society’s most complex problems. HomeAid Atlanta and Atlanta Mission offer a terrific example of how working together can help nonprofit organizations reach more people and do more good.

It’s changed the way we do business and makes us more responsive to the service providers we help.

— Mandy Crater, Executive Director, HomeAid Atlanta

TechBridge worked with Atlanta Mission to streamline its admissions process. As you’ll see in this video, Atlanta Mission is now able to take in clients much more quickly and efficiently. TechBridge also helped HomeAid Atlanta move their data into the cloud so that they can access their data at job sites and other locations. HomeAid Atlanta executive director Mandy Crater says, “It’s changed the way we do business and makes us more responsive to the service providers we help.”

As you’ll also see in this video, HomeAid Atlanta helped Atlanta Mission in by remodeling their Fuqua Hall kitchen, used by men in Atlanta Mission’s transitional housing program. This is a great example of what effective collaboration in the nonprofit sphere can look like.

About TechBridge’s #BetterTogether Campaign

TechBridge is proud to have assisted so many organizations on the front lines of social change in our communities — alleviating homelessness, fighting poverty, helping kids do better in school, making sure seniors get proper meals, and so much more.

We created the #BetterTogether campaign so that we can showcase some of the important efforts of the nonprofits and people we’ve worked with. And because social change is a community effort, we also wanted to showcase the generous sponsors, amazing technology partners, tireless volunteers, and TechBridge staff who enable us to do our work.

We feel that these stories exemplify the transformational work that can happen when organizations and individuals work hard — together — towards a common goal. We hope that hearing these stories is as inspirational to you as it is to us.

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