Hosea Feed the Homeless is a non-profit organization founded in 1971 by Reverend Hosea and Juanita T. Williams, which prides itself on assisting individuals and families, who are faced with hard times, acquire basic necessities such as food, clothing, toiletries, medical supplies etc. Hosea goes beyond these measures however, “It seeks to prevent homelessness by providing rent, mortgage, and utility assistance, financial literacy and GED classes, school supplies and book bags to children, intensive case management and support programs to teach recipients how to develop small businesses and co-ops, as well as leadership training to independent farmers.”
Just as the homeless and those in need rely on the services provided by Hosea Feed the Hungry, the organization relies on donations and support from the community.
According to a 2013 article written in Atlanta’s Creative Loafing, Atlanta has taken steps to help the chronically homeless men, women, and children in the city to get off the streets. A special City Hall innovation team funded by the Bloomberg Philanthropies grant has created a voluntary registry to help link homeless people with the appropriate available services and resources. The group focused first on homeless veterans. Mayor Kasim Reed also recently announced the creation of a nonprofit, overseen by board members who will be appointed mostly by him, that would help address the issue.
Hosea Feed the Hungry, needs your donations now and especially during the upcoming holiday season. Any contributions made would be greatly appreciated.
Please visit www.hoseafeedthehungry.com or call 404-755-3353 to see how you can help with donations or how you can volunteer your time.