Long-term housing for homeless Atlanta with Positive Transition Services? This month PTS would like to recognize James Jones for being a GOOD NEIGHBOR!! Hisimpeccable social skills and craftsmanship has caught everyone’s attention. James, afocused and determined college student at Atlanta Technical College, has never asked but isalways giving. This month when PTS lacked manpower to swiftly mobilize and assemblefurniture to receive two residents in dire need of transitioning out of an emergency shelter,James stepped right in with a helping “handy” hand. As a result of James quick and wittyactions, PTS was able to end homelessness for these two now, very grateful men. We trulyappreciate you James Jones!!
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. Based in Fulton, Georgia, Positive Transition Services, Inc. was founded in 2013 by Founder andExecutive Director Bartola Anderson. Ms. Anderson started this organization in order to create anon-profit organization geared towards ending homelessness by offering affordable housingplacement, supportive services, empowerment, and educational initiatives. With a background ingovernment and education, Ms. Anderson has spent her career working with under-resourcedcommunities and is now working to end homelessness and empower lives within her community.
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 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 Positive Transition Services.
Families that are homeless or facing imminent eviction are the primary beneficiaries of transitional housing and emergency shelters. The goal of transitional housing is to ensure families and individuals live independently and transition into long term, permanent housing or apartments. It is meant to provide a safe, supportive environment where residents can overcome trauma, begin to address the issues that led to homelessness or kept them homeless, and begin to rebuild their support network.” Within this year alone, PTS has assisted more than 100 individuals with emergency housing to help them remain crime free.