Long-term housing for homeless 2021 by 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!!
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. 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.
Positive Transition Services is THOR certified and an RPH state-certifiedhousing provider with housing sites located in downtown Atlanta andClayton County. All housing that is provided includes a fully furnished home,WiFi to assist with searching for a job and telehealth medical services,COVID-19 cleaning supplies, phone services, clothing, and food. ThePositive Transition Services team includes a certified therapist, registerednurse, site maintenance specialist, and an advisory committee chairman forveteran services.
Over 90% of our residents come to us with no income or support.Delivering essential necessities is paramount to thetreatmentand care we provide to our residents. From day one ofenrollment, our residents receive month-to-month supplies ofclothing, COVID-19 supplies such as masks and hand sanitizers,household cleaning supplies, free laundry services and freefood. In an ongoing effort to support our residents with transitioning,PTS covers all costs associated with our clients receivingfurniture from the Furniture Bank in the community. We alsoprovide each resident with household items, bedding, and muchmore.
Positive Transition Services Intern Spotlight: What would you say is your biggest impact with PTS and our clients? I would say the most impactful thing for me thus far is having the opportunity to hear theirstories, see their desire to be better, and have the opportunity to be apart of thattransition. Whether the outcomes are good or bad, being a part of that process is alwaysrewarding. What are your plans after completing your internship? My plans after completion of this internship are to enter my Clinical and final year ofgraduate school at Clark Atlanta University, graduate next Spring, obtain my licensure, andto continue working in the field of Social Work. I have been working in Social Work for thelast 13 years. This degree is just the piece I have been missing. Find more information on Nights of Free Emergency Housing.
Mental health includes our emotional, psychological, and social well-being. It affects how we think, feel, and act. It also helps determine how we handle stress, relate to others, and make choices. Mental health is important at every stage of life, from childhood and adolescence through adulthood. Service linkage can be provided to conduct assessments, diagnosis, treatment or counseling in a professional relationship to assist an individual or group in alleviating mental or emotional illness, symptoms, conditions or disorders.