Each participant is expected to spend a year doing transitional work earning 7.40/hr for 30+ hrs a week while remaining drug/alcohol free. Case management, life skills and workforce training is provided throughout the twelve months.
Georgia Works! ends homelessness, criminal recidivism and dependency through holistic programs aimed at personal development of good habits, work ethic and character. Our goal is self sufficiency.
Georgia Works! serves those at the very bottom of the socio-economic ladder: primarily minority men, with long histories of homelessness, incarceration, substance abuse, and low educational achievement. Enrollment is voluntary and each participant agrees to the following:
Upon graduation the goal is a permanent job and permanent housing for each man. When men enter the program they are typically dependent on drugs and handouts. When they leave, the goal is to never be dependent again.
The Georgia Works "Wall of Fame" pictures men (pictured with their case managers) who have graduated from Georgia Works to self-sufficiency. These men have full time jobs and permanent housing. The average starting wage of these men is $13.28 an hour.
NUMBER OF MEN GRADUATED TO SELF SUFFICIENCY: 23
Our goal is to take chronically homeless men and help them become self sufficient, productive members of society. Our men typically are facing multiple challenges, including criminal records, past drug use, poor work history, dependency on handouts, bad habits, lack of formal education, past child support, outstanding fines, etc... WE END ALL OF THESE THINGS. At Georgia Works, if a man is committed to being clean, to addressing the past, and to working, we will help him get a full time job, transportation and permanent housing within a year. Our program is proven to be effective in helping chronically homeless men, proven to be cost effective, and proven to improve our community.