CSAH has completed Phase 1 of the Tiny House Project and began Phase 2 in December 2019. This community will provide 36 permanent homes and 11 transitional homes for veterans experiencing homelessness. Each veteran will have their own tiny home and will have access to support and referral services. This community is named The Cove at Dundee and is located at 75 Dundee Street.
CSAH subcontracts with the City of Savannah to serve 54 households where the primary resident has an identified special need. Using the Housing First model and a Harm Reduction emphasis, CSAH provides case management, referrals to supportive services, and rental assistance to residents living in units across the City of Savannah.
CSAH staff go into the community where individuals experiencing homelessness live and congregate to offer assistance, supplies, and referrals. Outreach occurs in homeless camps, under bridges, in abandoned buildings and on the street.
CSAH staff provide intensive case work with individuals to address a variety of issues that lead to homelessness. Case managers provide resources and counseling to help individuals with medical concerns, chemical health assessments, mental health assessments, life planning, and food, clothing, and shelter options.
In coordination with various nonprofit and government partners, CSAH staff coordinate access to community resources and referrals for service
CSAH coordinates a large one-day resource fair for individuals experiencing homelessness each year. All homeless community service providers and congregations, businesses, government entities, and others interested in offering free goods and support services attend the fair.
CSAH provides overall leadership and support for the Homeless Continuum of Care (CoC) in Chatham County, Georgia. The CoC is led by a community board. Nonprofit agencies providing supportive services to homeless individuals and families are members of the CoC. Services includes emergency shelter, supportive housing, food, clothing, health care, and case management. CSAH also writes and secures the annual U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) funding request for the Chatham County CoC. In 2019, these funds were allocated to six organizations in the amount of $3,383,018.
CSAH maintains county-wide data for homeless services from all agencies participating in the HMIS system funded by HUD.
CSAH works to strengthen collaboration among service providers and build their organizational capacity to provide quality programs and ensure strong and healthy nonprofit organizations.