The Chatham Savannah Authority for the Homeless is a 501 C3 nonprofit organization. We count on support from individuals, foundations and government contracts to meet our mission. Please consider a tax-deductible donation to CSAH. You may make your contribution via PayPal or mail a check to: CSAH, PO Box 8936, Savannah, GA 31412.
If you would like to learn more about our work or restrict a gift, call the Executive Director, Cindy Murphy Kelley at 912.644.7945. Ms. Kelley is available to speak to groups about the work of CSAH and how to best help homeless individuals and families. Ms. Kelley is also available to speak to groups who are considering starting a nonprofit organization to serve the homeless. There is a great need in Savannah for Community Development Corporations (CDCs) to grow innovative approaches to housing for the homeless.
There is also a need to organize and formalize our rich, broad faith community to provide an impactful approach to reducing homelessness (doing sustainable good versus doing what feels good!).
PLEASE DO NOT DROP OFF ITEMS AT HOMELESS CAMPS/THIS PRACTICE HURTS MORE THAN HELPS: Many citizens are interested in helping the homeless, especially those living in our camp system. Unfortunately, good citizens are unknowingly contributing to lowering the quality of life for homeless camp residents. Our camp system of 35 camps (29 in the City of Savannah) has a major garbage build-up problem. This garbage has accumulated in piles all over the camps and in some places the garbage falls directly into our canal system. These piles of garbage house rodents and snakes and can include clothing, blankets, tarps, old tents, plastic bottles (especially water bottles), and many other items in one-use containters. My plea is to ask all citizens to STOP delivering items to the camps. This website has contact information for many nonprofits that serve the homeless and will accept items and distribute items as needed. Please help us begin to get control of the garbage situation in our camps. It will take all of us working together to stop this practice. At present, others are working on a plan to clean-up every camp and determine how to ensure regular garbage pick-up is standard practice at the camps. Please call Cindy Kelley at 912.644.7945 if you have more questions about this issue. Thank you.