This is an amazing organization that truly changes lives. We have partnered with them several times to help with construction needs on the property, and have gotten to see up close and personal the transformations in the residents.
Making A Way is a housing program that has always helped my clients. They provide Quality of care that meet above standards. The staff is friendly and caring. If I have to ask myself a question concerning would I live there myself; the answer would be "YES". Making A Way keep up the good work!
My company, BA BARRETT CONSTRUCTION, worked with HOME AID ATLANTA and MAKING a WAY HOUSING to renovate and modernize 8 apartment units for MAWH. We are very proud to have been a part of this very special project. Today, there is housing for 16 people who would otherwise be facing a very challenging situation.
At a time when most everyone is talking about affordable housing, housing for HIV population, transitional housing and homeless issues, MAKING A WAY is actually doing something about these issues! Thank you to Elizabeth Thompson and all of the staff and MAWH for their positive contribution to making our community a better place.
I have had the opportunity to experience a a new way to live. The staff and facility enabled me to change my way of living and learn that there is a smarter and healthier way to manage my life. The staff didn't let me get away with anything. I didn't like but learned life lessons from it. I couldn't ask for more support,, help and direction and a program that worked with me on a one on one basis. Thank you
T he care and guidance in rehabilitating my life this organization has given to me has been outstanding. I used to have an addiction to crystal meth, and mental health as well as physical health issues. I have slowly learned to maintain a new way of life through this program and have changed many facets of my life. Hard work was required on my part but what was given to me was immeasurable. The staff and program were flexible to work with each client, making this facility top notch rather than cookie cutter like many programs. MAWH has been a service to this community for many years. Thank you for helping to make a new way of life for me and those around me!
Review from Guidestar
When I needed help I contacted over 8 non-profits, Making A Way Housing was the first one that actually listened and said email the bill and the bill was paid that day! They also called back and checked on me and gave me other resources. Other non-profits have helped me but by far Making A Way Housing lets you keep your dignity and they do what a non-profit should actually do, they help people.
In April 2007 I came to Making a way housing, after completion St.Judes Recovery Center. I was scared to death because I didn't want to repeat this vicious cycle again. So it was time I did something different, I came to MAWH where everyone in the community was trying to live life, on life terms. I couldn't believe that in this large community everyone had the same goals. To just stay clean one more day. We were each other's eyes and ears. Motivating each other to perserve through all my doubt. The management team was awesome They continue to encourage me, to aim high, and to become a better version on ME, and now 12+ years I be on this Jouney call life!!!THANK YOU MAWH...
I had the honor of attending and volunteering at the MAWH 3rd Annual Casino Night Gala Fundraiser. It was by far the best evening of Elegance, Fun, Encouraging and Family oriented people to be surrounded with. Everyone was so pleasant, helpful and caring. The members of MAKING A WAY HOUSING shows their deepest concern for your well being, improving your self confidence and safety. It would be with great pleasure for me to be involved in more events which allows me the opportunity to help and improve the lives of anyone in need. Being Kind and loving to those whom are troubled and/or less fortunate comes free of charge. Find it in your heart to be a Blessing to someone else. Donate and/or Volunteer anything and everything counts.
I traveled from Connecticut just to be apart of something Awesome and it was a blessing to be selfless. Find your way to Making A Way Housing Inc you'll never be without Love
Making a way housing is a very resourceful place for those in need, they help the community out in so many ways and they ask for nothing In Return. Making a way is like a one stop shop for the less unfortunate. When it comes to the community, they provide in various ways..toy drives, back to school supplies, fundraisers, neighborhood cleanup, you name it, making a way housing does it. They cater to individuals who also have H.I.V. as well as Mental Health issues. The staff is not wonderful as well as knowledgeable. The best thing about the staff is that THEY CARE. IF I HAD TO CHOOSE, I CHOOSE...MAKING A WAY HOUSING
Making A Way is not only serving their residence but the community as a whole. With their community clean up, back packs and school supplies for the children going back to school, to their toy drive at Christmas. This is just to name of the few community events it sponsors through out the year. This community has benefited greatly from Making A Way presence and I know it will continue serving the community for many years to come... I am proud to work the the staff and team at Making A Way
My name is Chantaye McLaughlin. Making A Way Housing (MAWH) has helped me on a numerous occasion. 10 years ago, the Mental Illness Diversion Courts brought me to MAWH. I have Bipolar II Disorder and when it goes unchecked it leads to psychosis, then to schizoaffective then to schizophrenia. MAWH accepts mild mental health. With having a diagnosis of schizophrenia, MAWH was the only program that would take me. I'm the person that walks the streets talking to myself when I am in a mental health episode. The staff saved my life. I had one person who told me "You said you want to see your son, if you sign this paper saying that you will take your medicine, then you will be able to see your son." I began taking my medication. The only thing that I could do was drink coffee and sing really loud and change my clothes and hair 7 times a day. I had a staff of loving and caring people who made sure that I did not cause harm to myself and that no one was taking advantage of me physically or sexually. I have a Journalism degree however, I could hardly read when I first got to the property. The words would be blurry on the page. I was able to start back writing and reading clearly while at MAWH. I was able to get a job and to get my son back. None of that would have been possible without MAWH and its staff.
Making Away Housing has allowed me an immeasurable opportunity to volunteer and wiitness service to others in action through the many creative volunteer activities provided by Making Away Housing. The Executive Director, Elizabeth M. Thompson consistently has an ongoing innovative occupational initiave in motion, embracing all walks of life. My favorite programs have been her NA/AA, HIV and life skills building meetings. Education is a key proponent, promoting and providing Financial literacy workshops on a regular basis, computer skills, a lab for the community to train and prepare for jobs, has been a pooular theme within the organization, the sprit of the community is very positive. The tone is very encouraging.. It allows one to become aware of how to work towards a complete fulfilling life. This organization is giving back 125% on a scale of 1-10. Thank you Ms. Thompson...Gina Chaney, Financial Consultant.
My name is Diana Hubert, Independent Contractor and Real Estate Professional and I have had the pleasure of Volunteering and participating in various projects associated with "Making A Way Inc.". The foresight and commitment instilled by Elizabeth Thompson and her staff is honorable and I am proud to be associated with this Organization.
My name is Benjamin Carlos Graham. I am a very grateful client of Making A Way Housing Inc.
Before discovering Making A Way Housing, I was a homeless man, dealing with substance abuse and very serious health issues. I slept under a bridge Auburn Ave./Fort Street.
After being allowed to stay at Making A Way Housing, my life started to change. I began to feel better about myself. I became determine to become a productive member of society. I use the Life Skills classes to learn as much as I could about myself. I took advantage of the case management offered by Making A Way Housing and I am proud today to say that I am healthy, clean and sober, and on my way to becoming a licensed Substance Abuse Counselor. Making A Way Housing Inc gave me that chance and I took it!
They encouraged me and gave me referrals for continuing my education. Today I am enrolled at ICDC College with a grade of 96.90/100.00. Thank you Making A Way Housing. -Benjamin Graham