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Atlanta, GA (July 11, 2018) – Living Room has announced that its Board of Directors has appointed Jerome Brooks as the Executive Director effective July 16, 2018. In a statement about the organization’s new hire, Board Chair Alex Ortiz stated: “I am confident that Jerome will be able to build on the excellent work done by […]

The Power of Permanent Housing
April 25, 2018

Thomas and his wife Danika were living in a transitional housing program, but desired a stable, long-term housing situation. Danika received disability benefits, but Thomas had been out of work for several months, so they could not afford to move. Determined, Thomas spent several weeks applying for jobs, and was able to find full-time employment […]

An Open Letter from the Executive Director
March 27, 2018

With sadness I must share I will be leaving the position of executive director at Living Room this summer. My sadness is mixed with excitement as I will be moving to Pennsylvania to be closer to family. For the past five years I have been humbled and privileged to work for such an amazing organization. […]

This spring, we’ve rolled out our pilot GET SET Program. Through a series of three courses, we aim equip clients to overcome barriers they face as they work toward stable housing and improved health. Clients and case managers agree that the likelihood of long-term success often improves with increased income, educational credentials, financial literacy, access […]

It’s Not a Simple Bandage
February 26, 2018

Rosa came to Living Room this winter in need of immediate housing for her and her two young children. She was camping in a concealed, wooded area in Atlanta. To make matters more difficult, Rosa lives with a mental health issue, which only became worse when she and her children were without a home. She […]

Living Room Clients Get Festive
December 27, 2017

During the holiday season, it’s easy to take for granted the ability to travel to see family, having a space to host family, or even having family (born or chosen) to make memories with. For us, our client parties are a chance to practice hospitality and share love and kindness to the folks we serve. […]

When Nonprofits Focus on Relationships
November 30, 2017

The heart of our programs is based on relationships. Whether someone visits our office for the first time  or a case manager is performing monthly on-site visits with clients to check in, we make every effort to acknowledge and celebrate the humanity of the people we serve. Dignity it is a part of our values. […]

Finally Reunited Once Again
October 30, 2017

Life at Living Room has been a whirlwind the last week. And it has been wonderful. After moving all programs to our new office in the Hurt Building, things are as busy as ever while we prepare to resume services on November 1. Furniture and files settle in their resting places. Internet and phones lines […]

Living Room to Move All Offices Downtown
October 3, 2017

New Address Living Room 50 Hurt Plaza SE, Suite 1200 Atlanta, GA 30303 Note: All Living Room programs will remain at 341 Ponce de Leon until October 26th. Offices will be closed October 27-31. Programs will resume November 1 at new address. Get Directions   Beginning November 1, Living Room will be under one roof […]

What Happens When Atlanta Closes Its Largest Shelter?
September 28, 2017

It’s been several months since a settlement between the Metro Atlanta Task Force for the Homeless and Central Atlanta Progress (CAP) effectively numbered the days of Atlanta’s largest homeless shelter, Peachtree-Pine. Although headlines of lawsuits and health concerns plagued the shelter over the years,  Peachtree-Pine nonetheless served hundreds each night as a notably low barrier shelter, which is […]