"Disability Advocacy Program"
American Disability Foundation specializes in Disability Advocacy. Our advocates and attorneys obtain benefits for those that are blind, or have a disability due to an injury, an accident or a mental or physical health condition. Our work in this area is serious and the need for this service is great. Our advocates work so that this population can gain access to proper housing, proper health care, access to state and federal funding and when needed, transportation is provided to and from health care facilities.
Because the need for housing for this at risk population is so great, American Disability Foundation Partnership Initiatives require that we partner with other special needs housing agencies to meet our long-term commitments to assist those that are homeless and disabled. The primary goal of our foundation's programs is to strengthen families and the communities with major investment in families and communities.
"Transitional & Special Needs Housing Program"
The safe, stable and affordable housing environment teaches individuals how to set and achieve goals through a full range of available services through collaboration with local metro Atlanta Georgia United Way special needs housing support agencies that provide mental health counseling, classes on renting, budgeting, life skills, sober living, health and wellness, life enhancement, community connection, childcare and cooking.
Individuals that enter this program are typically homeless men and women that have lost all contact with their children and have no other family support because most have been homeless for some time and is in need of extensive support to properly stabilize their life. The clients receive primary care doctor referrals to doctors that work within the American Disability Foundation network of health care providers to address their health condition. Our disabled client is required to attend all doctor appointments because the primary care doctor must approve and make a written referral for the client to get into this housing program. The individuals must have a stable address for our disability advocates to have any success with getting them approved for state and federal benefits. https://www.disability.gov/
The collective mission of our special needs housing partners and our organization, is to end homelessness and offer our full support to those with disabilities. We take an innovative and inventive approach that focuses on improving mental, emotional and physical health, stabilizing housing and preventing a return to homelessness. As a result, the clients will have more opportunities and can lead healthier and more satisfying lives.
Cost of Homelessness
The cost of homelessness is quite high. Hospitalization, medical treatment, incarceration, police intervention, and emergency shelter expenses can add up quickly, making homelessness surprisingly expensive for municipalities and taxpayers. www.familyhomelessness.org
Property Management History
January 13th, 1994, American Disability Foundation purchased the first of what would become many real estate developments to develop into transitional housing with on-site services for those suffering from disabilities. Our organization has extensive experience in property management and development, as well as ongoing supportive housing. We have a proven track record of success. The American Disability Foundation Board and support team have over 110 years of combined experience working to provide housing and supportive services to people on the edge of society.
The American Disability philosophy of housing is simple: it should be safe, affordable, well built, and attractive. The housing should welcome a diverse population including children, teens, young adults, people in midlife, seniors and the property should contain lots of green spaces as these things are vital in transforming the area into a healthier, more economically stable community. For many years in the banking sector, American Disability created economic opportunities for residents of target communities through our property management and development work in these communities.
In today's world, nonprofits must create socially responsive businesses, both nonprofit and for-profit in order to become self-supporting entities. We believe nonprofits need to create, franchise, or partner with businesses to respond to the needs of various communities. American Disability Foundation works with corporations and community businesses to advocate more responsibility on their part to address the needs of the poor and to create mutually beneficial partnerships. Our board and support team regularly consult on projects with a architects, financial consultants, contractors and sub-contractors to develop housing for those with special needs in Atlanta and throughout the state of Georgia.
American Disability Foundation Inc.
1100 Peachtree Street NE Suite 202
Atlanta, Georgia 30309