Wednesday, October 16, 2013

It's Blog Action Day! Stand Up For Homeless Families in Atlanta #BAD2013 #HumanRights

 

Housing is a Human Right


Today I'm joining hundreds of bloggers, social media users, vloggers, podcasters, designers, infographic and data producers for "Blog Action Day". Blog Action Day is the one day of the year where thousands of bloggers, from all over the world can work together to focus on one important global topic, and help raise awareness and money for charities and social causes.

When it comes to human rights I strongly believe that every human being has the right to have access to adequate housing. The need for transitional housing in metro Atlanta and across the country is greater now than ever before. According to homeless census data estimates, more than 10,000 people in metro Atlanta experience homelessness on any given night, with more than 40 percent being women and children. A comprehensive, three-county survey of Atlanta's homeless shelters found a shortage of 1,700 beds for all single homeless people, including children and youth. According to the National Alliance to End Homelessness (NAEH), between 700,000 and 800,000 people are homeless on any given night in the U.S., with between 2.5 and 3.5 million people experiencing homelessness during the course of a year.


Is hard to believe that Atlanta is the poorest city in the U.S. for children - more children in Atlanta live in poverty than in any other city. There are several non-profit organizations in Atlanta that work day and night to help families overcome homelessness. Please visit their website and learn about events, fundraising initiatives, and volunteering opportunities. When we work togheter, join our skills, and pour our heart and soul toward people who in many ocassions only have the clothes on their back, amazing things can happen. To change one life is to change the world!!

 I'm taking part in Blog Action Day. Join me and register your blog at blogactionday.org

List Of Atlanta Shelters For Homeless Children and Families:

1. Atlanta Mission: http://www.atlantamission.org/
2. Atlanta Children's Shelter: http://www.acsatl.org
3. Covenant House Georgia: http://www.covenanthouse.org/homeless-charity/georgia
4. Nicolas House: http://nicholashouse.org/ 
5. Quest Vets Project:  http://www.questcommunities.org/p/quest-vets-project.html
6. Rainbow Village: http://rainbowvillage.org/ 
7.  Quinn House: http://www.thequinnhouse.com/
8. Family Promise of Gwinnet County: www.familypromisegwinnett.org
9. Maranatha House Ministries: http://www.mhmusa.net/ABOUT.php 
10.  I'm in a Family Receiving Homes: inafamily.org
11. Open Hearts Youth Shelter Redan: www.ypmatlanta.org
12. Our House: http://www.ourhousega.org

13. Emma Cares: www.emmacares.org
14. Veterans Empowerment Organization Of Georgia: www.veohero.org
15. The Open Door Community Soup Kitchen (Atlanta): www.opendoorcommunity.org 
16. Jars of Clay Outreach - Kingdom Worship Center: www.jocatlanta.org
17. Atlanta Day Shelter for Women and Children: www.atlantadayshelter.org  
18. Serenity House of Atlanta: www.serenityhouseatl.org
19. Gateway Center Atlanta Atlanta: www.gatewayctr.org 
20. Central Outreach and Advocacy Center Atlanta: www.centraloac.org
21. Light Homeless Shelter: thelightcorc.org 


 
 
 

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