The Athens Resource Center for the Homeless, affectionately known as ARCH, will soon begin construction! For years, ARCH has been planning their campus and envisioning a new way to serve the community. And the hours of work and planning are ready to come to life! ARCH is ready to start construction in the former Navy Supply Corps School. Athens-Clarke consistently ranks among the poorest counties in Georgia, including a high percentage of citizens living under the poverty line. Operations like this bring hope for stability and growth for everyone in our community!
Through local partnerships, ARCH will be able to offer medical and dental care, mental health and substance abuse counseling, a place to shower and launder clothing, and a safe location to train for employment. Being without a home is usually symptom of a larger problem in the community. The goal is restore the community one step at a time.
The mission is to provide these men and women a place to find their own economic and personal stability. This will come to fruition in three ways: Access, Empowerment, and Compassion. First, access to these facilities will be provided and begin to return stability into their life. Then, they will be empowered to reach their goals. Through this whole process, they will be treated with compassion and care deserved by every member of this community.
The groundbreaking for ARCH will be on Tuesday, December 16. The invitation to this historic event is expanded to everyone in the community. Come join the ARCH partners at 3:00 PM at 250 North Ave, Athens, the former Navy Supply Corps school, to celebrate and commemorate this historic day!