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Nights of free emergency housing right now by Positive Transition Services

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Permanent supportive housing Atlanta 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.

Positive Transition Services is THOR certified and an RPH state-certifiedhousing provider with housing sites located in downtown Atlanta andClayton County. All housing that is provided includes a fully furnished home,WiFi to assist with searching for a job and telehealth medical services,COVID-19 cleaning supplies, phone services, clothing, and food. ThePositive Transition Services team includes a certified therapist, registerednurse, site maintenance specialist, and an advisory committee chairman forveteran services.

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. Bartola Anderson is a well-educated professional dedicated to serving her community in any way possible. The Atlanta native struggled for years with homelessness, depression, poverty, and addiction- all while single-handedly raising two children in a high crime environment. Eventually, Ms. Anderson reconnected with Christ and successfully turned her life around. She attended Clayton State University where she earned a Bachelor of Science in Psychology and obtained her Master’s Degree in Education from Central Michigan University. As a woman with difficult experiences of her own, Ms. Anderson routinely draws on her first-hand experience during the everyday operation of Positive Transition Services. She knows how valuable a helping hand can be in a trying time. It can literally be the difference between someone overcoming or succumbing to their trials in life.

PTS provides free transportation emergency assistance to helpindividuals gain employment, pickup medications, make criticaldoctor appointments timely, maintain ongoing counselingservices, and recovery treatment services. We have also spent$5.000 in COVID-19 relief which has included free Uber andLyft rides to get tested. Educate and empower our residents through to process ofhelping them understand financial, credit, and debtmanagement. We also partner with local banks to assist ourresidents with obtaining checking and saving accounts.

Positive Transition Services Intern Spotlight: What is your major and school?I currently attend Clark Atlanta University andI am in the Masters of Social Work (MSW)program in the Whitney M. Young Jr. Schoolof Social Work. Why did you choose to intern with PTS?In essence, this internship chose me. I wascoming off a previous internship that didn’tserve me the way I thought it would. So,when I found out about this one, I wasexcited about working with a population I had little experience working with. I felt like thisopportunity would be beneficial. To date, it has been just that. Find even more information on Long-term Housing for homeless.

Recently, we had an appreciation luncheon for theamazing staff at Shamrock Gardens Apartments inhonor of their awesome efforts in assuring that PTSruns smoothly.This small token of appreciation could never amountto the over and above exemplary service we receiveon a daily basis.Our success as an organization is in part with support from organizations like ShamrockGardens.They are truly PTS family and we appreciate all they do! Hats off to an amazing staff!!!

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