Second chance re-entry housing Atlanta, Georgia with Positive Transition Services

Permanent supportive housing 2021 by Positive Transition Services? We’ve made it – the end of the year. WOW was 2020 an eventful year for everyone.PTS has made a lot of strides and accomplishments throughout the year. We are gratefulfor all of our amazing community partners, volunteers, and graduates!One of our amazing milestones this year is to have commercial property owners that arebold and passionate enough to support our mission. They continue to join us in this fight toend homelessness IMMEDIATELY! We started out with one location and now have nine &counting– thanks to those in real estate who believed in us! And because they believed inus, we were able to provide emergency short-term and long-term supportive housing toover 115 individuals this year!!During the COVID-19 outbreak, we were able to test over 300 individuals this year andspent over $5,000 in COVID-19 supplies to keep our residents safe. We also came togetherand supported our community with the help of our PTS and medical volunteers.

Fulton County, Georgia has the highest rate of homelessness in the UnitedStates. In 2018, there was an average of 3,298 homeless individuals inFulton County per night. According to the NLCHP, a lack of affordablehousing is the primary cause of homelessness, with 1/8th of the nation’ssupply of low-income housing being permanently lost since 2001.Additionally, HUD has seen its budget slashed by over 50% in recentdecades, leading to a loss of 10,000 units of subsidized low-income housingeach year. Organizations like Positive Transition Services are fighting toend homelessness by maximizing resources and minimizing gaps byensuring that individuals can transition into lives that are meaningful andpositive through affordable housing and supportive services includingtreatment and job placement.

Positive Transition Services non-profit where we are committed to fighting to end homelessness by maximizing resources and minimizing gaps! Our #1 goal is to ensure we transition lives that are meaningful and positive through affordable housing and supportive services. The mission of Positive Transition Services is to support, advocate, and connect those in need withsupportive services that increase self-sufficient and lifelong sustainability. We provide supportivehousing with an array of comprehensive holistic services to disabled veterans, individuals withmental and/or behavioral challenges, physical disabilities, chronically homeless, and those returning from incarceration.

PTS ensures every resident receives a thorough Mental Health,Substance Abuse, and Nursing Assessment within 48 hours ofenrollment to address barriers associated barriers that preventtransitioning into the community. We continue to build strongrelationships with our local clinicians and primary care doctorsin the community. Every resident is offered job readiness training, full timeemployment with, a great pay and benefits and/or jobcertification training in fields like construction, CDL, InformationTechnology, Welding and so much more. We are able tosuccessfully accomplish this task through priceless partnershipswith employers in the community.

Positive Transition Services Intern Spotlight: What do you expect to gain from this internship? My hopes are that I will gain the knowledge necessary to make me a proficient socialworker capable of handling even the most complex cases as well as serving people in away that speaks to the true nature of what social work is. Favorite part about working with PTS? My favorite part so far has been the relationships that I’ve developed during my time here.I believe firmly that good relationships are the foundation of successful outcomes. See additional info on Second Chance Re-Entry Housing.

Mental health includes our emotional, psychological, and social well-being. It affects how we think, feel, and act. It also helps determine how we handle stress, relate to others, and make choices. Mental health is important at every stage of life, from childhood and adolescence through adulthood. Service linkage can be provided to conduct assessments, diagnosis, treatment or counseling in a professional relationship to assist an individual or group in alleviating mental or emotional illness, symptoms, conditions or disorders.