Posted 2 years ago on Sept. 30, 2012, 8:43 a.m. EST by GirlFriday
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The economy has devastated an already reeling community and Deel thinks it’s worse now in many ways than when he came 15 years ago. Many of his residents have a back story of drugs or mental illness. But new people are coming. “Many are first time homeless. Many are economy-related or bad-choice-in-men related.”
In 2010, the facility had revenue from grants and donations of about $4.1 million, including a $700,000 capital campaign. This year, Deel said it will be closer to $2.5 million.
The competition for dollars is fierce and, he said, “homelessness is not the flavor of the month right how. We built a very cool facility but sustaining it is more difficult. I’m surprised the energy in Atlanta has wavered a bit.” http://www.ajc.com/news/news/local/needs-of-homeless-grow-as-resources-shrink/nSP4r/