At Reside GA we encourage and promote advocacy for those experiencing homelessness in Metropolitan Atlanta. We facilitate a coordinated effort with a community's residents, organizations, businesses and local city governments and officials to end homelessness in their community. Through our advocacy we seek to Engage, Converse and Organize.
Elected officials have an obligation to listen to and engage with their constituents. This includes meeting with and listening to their concerns. State legislators and local officials know what funds have been allocated to counties and cities for such purposes as dealing with homelessness. Our advocacy would entail staying in contact with local, city, county and state officials to inform them of our efforts of getting those funds to those communities that need it the most.
It is our objective to build trust through outreach to those without shelter, to gather information about their lives to better understand their needs beyond shelter and to keep them informed of the issues the community has with their presence. Most importantly we need to involve them in any plans of action the community takes to assist them.
To end homelessness in Metropolitan Atlanta we partner with all groups affected by homelessness. We collaborate with other nonprofits and we meet with residents, neighborhood associations, community businesses and civic organizations to discuss those issues that concern them the most. By identifying those issues together and through action planning, we can develop a comprehensive plan to eliminate homelessness in Metropolitan Atlanta.