You may recall that last spring IIDA Georgia supported an INCREDIBLE local outreach project to renovate the resident rooms at Zaban Couples Center in Midtown, Atlanta. The mission of The Center is to assist couples transitioning from homelessness to resettlement and independence by providing shelter, basic necessities and counseling services.
This past year over 61% of the 46 couples residing at Zaban were employed and successfully transitioned to permanent housing. Executive Director Patricia Smith attributes the increased numbers to the renovation as housing stability is key to the continued independence of the residents.
There will be a lot of activity at The Zaban Center this summer as well. Phase II of the renovation will begin and the common spaces of the facility will be given a much needed face-lift. . IIDA Georgia will partner with The Temple once again and welcomes Robert Fain and IBG Construction to the team. IBG will be doing the heavy lifting (all pro-bono) as we move walls, clean up electrical issues and complete the design as conceptualized by SCAD-Atlanta graduate students over three years ago!
We need YOUR help, too! There will be weekend volunteer opportunities, but the most important volunteers we need right now are Committee Members to assist in facilitating the project, including organizing donations and volunteer efforts.
Please consider joining this effort. The Zaban Couples Center has impacted the lives of thousands in our community, and we need your help, your hands and your heart to continue this effort.
If you are interested in helping, please email Betsy Lindell at email@example.com.