History: Jerusalem House, which means “dwelling of peace,” opened in 1989 to provide housing for homeless people living with AIDS.
Did you know: Today, the Jerusalem House provides permanent supportive housing to more low-income and homeless people affected by HIV/AIDS than any other organization in Atlanta. More than 600 individuals and families receive free or subsidized housing, including about 125 children – who also receive tutoring and school supplies. During their stay, all residents complete at least one personal or professional goal.
Its motto: “Housing results in improved health outcomes with the majority of people living with HIV/AIDS.”
How you can help: Attend its 30-year anniversary luncheon on March 26 at InterContinental Buckhead or make a donation online. Volunteers are also needed for painting, landscaping, leading educational or career training sessions, and hosting social events.
To learn more: Visit jerusalemhouse.org or call 404-350-1633.
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