William Micheal Elliott, President Union Mission, Inc. .

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Vision. A city free of vagrants. Mission. To join forces with administration suppliers and the group to help destitute and close vagrants in coming to independence. The State Legislature made the Chatham-Savannah Authority for the Homeless in 1989. The plan was an exhaustive automatic methodology for the then expanding quantities of vagrants in the group..
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Chatham-Savannah Authority for the Homeless Strategic Plan

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Vision A city free of vagrants Mission To collaborate with specialist co-ops and the group to help destitute and close vagrants in achieving independence

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Organizational Profile The State Legislature made the Chatham-Savannah Authority for the Homeless in 1989. The goal was a far reaching automatic approach for the then expanding quantities of vagrants in the group.

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Purpose Through imaginative associations and a comprehensive approach, Chatham-Savannah Authority for the Homeless serves as the umbrella association that gives arranging and coordination to a city free of vagrants. As an immediate aftereffect of this far reaching approach, the Authority and its confirmed suppliers have decrease the quantity of vagrants by 45% since 1992. With proceeded with joint effort with accomplice organizations, the Authority will satisfy its vision for a city free of vagrants.

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Role of Agency Develop an extensive group based arrangement to react to the requirements of vagrants Ensure most extreme coordination among all specialist organizations to accomplish a consistent conveyance of administrations Serve as the essential element to speak to the necessities of vagrants through backing and building group bolster Contract with open and private offices to actualize programs and give preparing and specialized help. Grow new and imaginative financing sources pivotal to the change and extension of administrations Develop and keep up an information accumulation framework

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Organizational Chart

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Accomplishments of the Chatham-Savannah Authority for the Homeless Model The Bottom Line This community oriented, comprehensive approach has empowered the quantity of vagrants to be decreased by 45% since 1992.

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Accomplishments Quantified diminish in the quantity of vagrants Sustainable outcomes on account of accentuation on: Employment Case Management Permanent Housing Self-adequacy Our future Continue to affect the constant destitute 71% behavioral wellbeing needs Primary care

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Total Number of Persons Served Non-Duplicated 1992-20 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 MEN 3690 3306 2273 2083 2113 1916 2083 1788 1620 2,025 2412 WOMEN 1082 967 598 540 685 625 612 539 522 977 1123 CHILDREN 1739 1398 1067 631 920 711 673 664 651 573 623 TOTALS 6511 5671 3938 3254 3718 3252 3368 2991 2793 3,575 4,158 % CHANGE FROM 1992 - 13% - 40% - half - 43% - half - 48% - 54% - 57% - 45% - 36%

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William Micheal Elliott, President Union Mission, Inc. Business: Since 1987, Micheal has been the President of Union Mission, Inc. in Savannah, Georgia. Union Mission is a progression of lodging and steady administrations each focusing on vagrants, families with youngsters, people living in recuperation and people living with AIDS. Under his authority, it has developed from one office in 1987 to nine offices in 1998, speaking to administrations to more than three hundred individuals every day of the year and the yearly operations spending plan developed from $40,000 to over $3.9 million. Before Union Mission, Micheal served as the Executive Director of the Louisville Coalition for the Homeless in Louisville, KY (1986-87) and as the Pastor/Director of the Jefferson Street Baptist Chapel in Louisville, KY (1979-1986). Acknowledgments: In 2000, Micheal was the champ of a Community Leadership Award from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. In 1999, Union Mission was granted the John G. Gunther Blue Ribbon Best Practices by HUD. The Georgia Hospital Association gave Union Mission its "1999 Community Leadership Award". In 1993, Union Mission was the beneficiary of two Georgia Affordable Housing Awards ; one for "Most Outstanding Entry for Emergency Shelter Provider" and for "Most Outstanding Entry for Special Needs Housing". Micheal was additionally recorded as a regarded proficient in American Professionals (1996-97 release); was chosen as a Community Hero to convey the Olympic Torch for the 1996 Olympics; his book, Why the Homeless Don\'t Have Homes and what to do About it, was perceived as best soft cover of the year in 1993 by the Mid-America Book Achievement Awards; he is an alum of the 1990 class of Leadership Savannah , and Micheal was a keynote speaker at the Annual Meeting of the Women\'s Missionary Union at the 1985 Southern Baptist Convention in Dallas, TX. Productions: Micheal has distributed seven books: The Society of Salty Saints, (1987) Community of the Abandoned, (1989) Partners In Grace, (1991) Why the Homeless Don\'t have Homes (1993), Running With the Dolphins (1995), Playing Hide and Seek: A Non-Church goers way to Finding God (1996) and Out From Under the Rock (2001) He has additionally had articles distributed in numerous national distributions. Training: Micheal is an alum of Groves High School (1974), Georgia Southern University (1979), and the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary where he got a Master\'s of Divinity degree (1982) and a Master in Social Work (1986).

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