Georgia ranks as the tenth highest state in the nation for its homeless population. As of January 2020, Georgia had an estimated 10,234 residents experiencing homelessness on any given day, as reported by Continuums of Care to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). Of that total, 864 were family households, 764 were veterans, 504 were unaccompanied young adults (aged 18-24), and 1,374 were individuals experiencing chronic homelessness. According to the Georgia Alliance to End Homelessness in 2021, more than 45,500 children experience homelessness each year in Georgia.
Even in the healthiest of times, the causes of homelessness are many, including insufficient income, unanticipated eviction, emergencies, poor financial practices, and lack of affordable housing. Homeless people stay with relatives, in their cars, in tents, and under bridges. Jeremiah’s Place provides homeless families with a clean, safe, and stable place to live while they work to create productive lives.
At North Georgia Interfaith Ministries, we believe that even one child without a space to call their own is one too many. Jeremiah’s Place is the ONLY transitional housing facility in the North Georgia region. Our programs have a 87% success record. Our “success” record is defined by Jeremiah’s Place former residents’ ability to remain off the street and to maintain healthy, financially independent lives.