Live Forward receives housing funding primarily through Continuum of Care housing programs or Housing Opportunities for Persons With AIDS (HOPWA) Program.
Permanent Supportive Housing
The Supportive Housing Program is a Federal Grant Program authorized by the Stewart B. McKinney Homeless Assistance Act of 1987. It is designed, as part of the Continuum of Care strategy, to promote the development of housing and supportive services to assist homeless persons in the transition from streets and shelters to permanent housing and maximum self-sufficiency. Live Forward operates two permanent supportive housing programs:
- Shelter Plus Care
- Permanent Supportive Housing
The Housing Opportunities for Persons With AIDS (HOPWA) Program is the only Federal program dedicated to the housing needs of people living with HIV/AIDS. Live Forward operates the following programs:
- Short Term Rent Mortgage Utility Assistance
- Tenant Based Rent Assistance
- Permanent Housing Placement
- Facility Based Housing
- Transitional Housing
- Master Leasing
Referrals or applications for residential services are made by Case Managers. Please call your assigned Case Manager for assistance. Prospective clients may contact Hannah Craswell at 706-549-4954 or via email to schedule an intake or for information about housing programs.
Supportive housing refers to flexible services designed primarily to help clients achieve housing stability, improve health outcomes and achieve independence. Live Forward includes but is not limited to the following:
- Case Management
- Transportation Assistance
- Support Groups
- Food Pantry
- Social Events
- Training and Workshops
- Individual and Group Counseling
- Family Advocacy Program
To access most supportive service one must complete a case management intake. Intake appointments will last approximately one hour. Appointments are preferred but we can usually accommodate walk-ins except on Fridays. To schedule an intake appointment please contact Hannah Craswell at 706-549-4954 or via email. Training, workshops and Support Groups are open to community. Please contact Cathryn Lapka at 706-549-4954 or via email.
Outreach and Prevention
The purpose of our HIV Outreach and Prevention Program is to help targeted individuals and communities reduce or eliminate their risk of acquiring or transmitting HIV/AIDS. Live Forward provides the following services:
- Free HIV testing
- Community Education
- Prevention Counseling
It is preferred that HIV testing is scheduled by calling 706-549-3730; however walk-in testing is available Tuesday and Wednesday 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. and Thursday 1:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. Request for community education, testing or events are to be made to Trell Jackson at 706-549-3730 or via email.