Permanent supportive housing today with Positive Transition Services? We’ve made it – the end of the year. WOW was 2020 an eventful year for everyone.PTS has made a lot of strides and accomplishments throughout the year. We are gratefulfor all of our amazing community partners, volunteers, and graduates!One of our amazing milestones this year is to have commercial property owners that arebold and passionate enough to support our mission. They continue to join us in this fight toend homelessness IMMEDIATELY! We started out with one location and now have nine &counting– thanks to those in real estate who believed in us! And because they believed inus, we were able to provide emergency short-term and long-term supportive housing toover 115 individuals this year!!During the COVID-19 outbreak, we were able to test over 300 individuals this year andspent over $5,000 in COVID-19 supplies to keep our residents safe. We also came togetherand supported our community with the help of our PTS and medical volunteers.
At Positive Transition Services, we firmly believe thatthe key to ensuring the lives we help rebuild remainthat way requires a comprehensive and holisticapproach. Our approach gives the populations weserve the best chance at getting off the streets andstaying off the streets. Along with the belowmentioned services, we offer Free onsitepersonalized recovery treatment and substanceabuse prevention services.
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. Bartola Anderson is a well-educated professional dedicated to serving her community in any way possible. The Atlanta native struggled for years with homelessness, depression, poverty, and addiction- all while single-handedly raising two children in a high crime environment. Eventually, Ms. Anderson reconnected with Christ and successfully turned her life around. She attended Clayton State University where she earned a Bachelor of Science in Psychology and obtained her Master’s Degree in Education from Central Michigan University. As a woman with difficult experiences of her own, Ms. Anderson routinely draws on her first-hand experience during the everyday operation of Positive Transition Services. She knows how valuable a helping hand can be in a trying time. It can literally be the difference between someone overcoming or succumbing to their trials in life.
PTS provides free transportation emergency assistance to helpindividuals gain employment, pickup medications, make criticaldoctor appointments timely, maintain ongoing counselingservices, and recovery treatment services. We have also spent$5.000 in COVID-19 relief which has included free Uber andLyft rides to get tested. Educate and empower our residents through to process ofhelping them understand financial, credit, and debtmanagement. We also partner with local banks to assist ourresidents with obtaining checking and saving accounts.
Positive Transition Services Intern Spotlight: Why did you choose to intern with PTS? I have always had an interest in working with the prisonpopulation because I feel like prison does not really rehabilitatethe inmates and this program does just that. PTS goes deep intoensuring these gentlemen who are in need are set up forsuccess and this is something I have always found important. What do you expect to gain from this internship?I expect to enhance my skills as a social worker such as case management, skills as abroker, communication skills, critical thinking skills, and listening skills. Discover extra info on Second Chance Re-Entry Housing.
Financial literacy is the confluence of financial, credit and debt management and the knowledge that is necessary to make financially responsible decisions decisions that are integral to our everyday lives. Financial literacy includes understanding how a checking account works, what using a credit card really means, and how to avoid debt. While most people receive their Social Security and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) payments directly, some need assistance in managing their benefits. Payments to these individuals are paid through a representative payee who receives the check on behalf of the beneficiary and provides for their personal needs.