Nights of free emergency housing today 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 (PTS) is a premier provider of supportive housing and care management services for special populations including the chronically mentally ill, HIV/AIDS population, homeless veterans, homeless families, and men/women living with addiction. Our organization is a well-established 501c3 organization with a reputable reputation in the community. We offer premium, professional supportive housing services for entities such as the Veterans Administration, the State of Georgia, Fulton County Superior court, the City of Atlanta, Marta, and a host of medical providers just to name a few. We are a certified organization that meets high, rigorous industry standards; this includes maintaining a zero-tolerance drug policy. Our goal is to provide the highest quality of in-home supportive services possible while utilizing our years of experience and expertise to tailor care plans to each individual.
We’re a non-profit community that believes in the dignity of all people and the world. We believe that homelessness is not a “natural” condition, but is the result of a series of social and economic factors that have marginalized an already vulnerable population. PTS facilitates a positive transition for our youth and families by linking them to resources in the community, providing mentors, and encouraging personal development through life skills and educational opportunities. We strive to improve and transform the quality of lives of families experiencing homelessness and poverty by providing permanent housing, education, resources, and support. Dedicated to increasing self-sufficiency, we collaborate with community leaders in both the public and private sectors who are invested in transforming communities of underserved individuals, veterans & Seniors.
Our services and housing opportunities are provided free or at low cost. Shifting lives and enriching communities. Positive Transition Services is dedicated to creating a positive path for adults with hardships and disabling mental illness. Created by people who have lived or worked in the field, our staff provides freedom from unneeded burdens: isolation, loneliness, and frustration. We offer affordable housing options coupled with free supportive services provided by top-notch professionals, clinicians, and educators. Our services are tailored to meet the unique needs of each individual veteran. We believe in meeting people where they are at and assisting them in making healthy decisions along their journey toward recovery and independence. We aspire to empower each veteran to be as independent as possible without losing overall oversight of their health care needs.
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.
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.
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 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 more info at https://ptsga.org/.
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!!!