Homelessness in Forsyth County
Homelessness is a serious problem in North Georgia and Forsyth County in particular. In 2014, a “census” was taken in an attempt to determine the number of people in our county who could be described as homeless. Approximately 900 individuals were identified as homeless.
In addition to those living in tents in the forest or sleeping in their vehicle, the “homeless” designation includes those who are “living precariously” (i.e., sleeping on a couch at a relative’s home, or moving from place to place staying with friends and relatives.)
Reasons for Homelessness
There are scores of reasons why a man might find himself homeless. Sometimes it is because of broken relationships caused by divorce or substance abuse. Financial problems caused by loss of a job or a downturn in the economy can lead to loss of a house. Loss of a driver’s license (due to a DUI) can lead to unemployment and loss of income. Some are caught in a generational pattern of poverty.
A significant number of men come to us straight from incarceration or from rehab programs. Often their families are not quite ready to have them living at home again after jail or rehab. And going back to their old friends to live in an unhealthy environment is not a wise option.
What our clients say
The Ministry Team of CHM gave me the love, support, and job I needed to walk out of my dark past and continue to encourage me while out on my own now.
CHM gave me shelter, moral support, ability to attend AA meetings and school, and connection for a job. I'm stepping out of my destructive past and bettering myself with a purpose to become who I think God wants me to be.
Lifelong Christian friends and mentors living real faith; there and willing to help when I needed to get back on my feet.
I can't explain in words what this ministry means to me. The Bible teaches that in Heaven all hearts will be revealed. So when we get there you'll be able to see my heart! And you'll understand how much! God bless, and thank you all!
Cumming Home Ministries provides transitional housing,
life-skills coaching, spiritual mentoring and a safe,
Christian environment for men in Forsyth County
who need to make a fresh start in their lives.
Cumming Home Ministries seeks to be a resource hub in Cumming/Forsyth County where people in need can come to find encouragement, training, spiritual mentoring and assistance for their various life needs.
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