"Charge for Change 2014"
We have partnered with Atlanta area charities and churches to provide computer labs and literacy programs for adults in the community.
Grace Christian Outreach Atlanta is currently in
the process of purchasing a facility to provide
a one year housing and recovery program.
Rescue: Long term housing
Rehabilitation: Teach, Train, Inspire
Restoration: Instill self worth and stability
Give a man a fish and he will return for another.
Teach him to fish and he will have to share with another.
The number one reason for homelessness is the lack of affordable housing. According to federal standards affordable housing shouldn't exceed 30% of the household income. 15% of homeless people have jobs but don't make enough to afford housing without neglecting the other necessities of life.....
The first step is Rescue! Providing long-term residence rather than emergency homeless shelters instills a sense of stability generally lost due to a lack of permanent housing. Consistent housing is vital for restoration to a productive environment.
We love nothing more than to help our clients achieve a successful recovery from a remorseful past and a fearful future.
For a simple sacrifice of one lunch you could change a life forever!
Help for Homeless
GCO is a manifestation of a twenty year vision in reaching out to assist the homeless population in America. Our mission is to provide Rescue, Rehabilitation and Restoration services to those in need. The goal is to restore these individuals by providing long term shelter, technical training, financial planning and job placement services. Also instilling community values and restoring self esteem to those seeking positive change in a faith based environment.
In addressing homelessness in this manner all won't be revived but it will dramatically reduce the overall population. The long term goal is to establish residences in cities within the US in reducing the current homeless population by providing an opportunity for them to become financially stable and socially productive American citizens
Homelessness in Georgia ranked #1 in the US Housing and Urban Development 2012 Annual Homeless Assessment Report. In 2012 Georgia had the fourth highest foreclosure rate in the US with 1 out of every 39 homes being served upon. The National rate for homelessness is 21 people out of every 10,000 and 31 veterans out of that same number. In 2011 there was an estimated 636,017 homeless people in the US. More than 10,000 people experience homelessness on any given night in the state of Georgia. More than 40% of these individuals are women and children. The homeless have a four to nine percent higher mortality rate than the general population. It is estimated that 1/3 of Americans are one paycheck away from homelessness and 2/3 live from paycheck to paycheck. Therefore it is imperative that we address this immediate issue to deter a prolific increase of homelessness over the next few years.