Programs and Services

Chatham Savannah Authority for the Homeless

PROGRAMS AND SERVICES

Housing Development, Tiny House Community

CSAH is in the building stage of developing a Tiny House community that will serve 72 homeless veterans. 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.

Supportive Housing Program, City 54

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.

Street Outreach

CSAH staff go into the community where homeless individuals live and congregate, including homeless camps, under bridges, in abandoned buildings, and on the street to reach out and offer assistance.

Case Management

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.

Resource & Referral

In coordination with various nonprofit and government partners, CSAH staff coordinate access to community resources and referrals for service

Annual Resource Fair

CSAH coordinate a large one-day resource fair for homeless individuals each year. All homeless community service providers and congregations, businesses, government entities, and others interested in serving offer free goods and support services for homeless individuals who attend the fair.

Lead Agency – Chatham -Savannah Continuum of Care

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 2017, these funds were allocated to six organizations in the amount of $3,389,764.

Lead Agency – Homeless Management Information System (HMIS)

CSAH maintains county-wide data for homeless services from all agencies participating in the HMIS system funded by HUD.

Collaborative Partner with Homeless Serving Agencies

CSAH works to strengthen collaboration among service providers and build their organizational capacity to provide quality programs and ensure strong and healthy nonprofit organizations.