Success Story: Salvation Army Athens Provides Safe Place for Life Transition

5 03 2014

Mary came to The Salvation Army Athens after her sister had severe health needs began to require additional support. Because she wanted to be able to help her sister, she relocated to the Athens shelter to start over.

During her time with The Salvation Army, she sought out counseling with Advantage Behavioral Health Systems. This was the first time Mary was able to find support and talk about challenges that she had faced and overcome in the past few years.She also began to save money, allowing herself to have a savings once she moved into a new place. Advantage Behavioral Health systems will stably house her, and she will be able to maintain her unit while working with them long term.

During Mary’s time at The Salvation Army Athens,  she was able to accomplish many things. She has remained sober, she has helped take care of her sister after several kidney surgeries, and she has stabilized herself in preparation to move into her own place. The Salvation Army is so glad to have provided a safe place for Mary to stay during her transition.

The Salvation Army has 19 emergency shelters and transitional housing facilities across Georgia, visit our website for more information about Salvation Army services in your area!




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