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More than a handout, the ODYSSEY III Program through Community Concerns, Inc.
provides a hand. The ethos of the ODYSSEY III Program is inspired by the model of trials and adventures of the Greek mythological character, Odysseus. According to the epic poem "The Odyssey", he and his crew struggled for more than 10 years after the Trojan War before returning to the comfort and security of their homes.
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Community Concerns, Inc. is a private, non-profit 501 (c) (3) agency. It had its beginning as an outreach ministry of the Chapel of Christian Love Missionary Baptist Church from 1983-1988 in an effort to provide daily meals for the homeless community in Atlanta. In 1988, Community Concerns incorporated and began Odyssey III Supportive Services Center. This program was designed to provide not only meals, but transitional housing supportive services and case management, to assist clients in the transition from homelessness to self-sufficiency. Odyssey III takes a holistic client-centered approach to service delivery and goal planning with the client. Odyssey III provides an excellent option for those consumers seeking more permanent housing and stability in their lives.
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The following awards were presented to our Founder and President, Dr. James A. Milner
*Recognized as Outstanding Citizens and Goodwill Ambassador
by The Secretary of State (Georgia)
* Recognized by Who's Who in Black America
* Charter Member of the American Association of Christian Councils
* Past President of Concerned Black Clergy
* Currently serves as Commissioner for the Regional Commission on Homelessness
*Appointed by the Governor as a member of the Georgia Commission
of Service and Volunteerism
* Recognized by the United Young Adult Conference for "Unselfish Contributions
to Improve the Quality of Life for All God's Children"
The following awards were presented to our premier program, Odyssey III:
*Odyssey III recognized for "Service to Humanity"
*Odyssey III recognized by Fulton County for "Outstanding Support and Service"
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The Mission of Community Concerns, Inc. is to engage those experiencing homelessness or at risk of experiencing homelessness and facilitate their movement to permanent housing and employment with a livable wage.
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*To help those who are experiencing homelessness to become more employable through job readiness and job training, and to do job placement in employment that provides a livable wage.
* To assist in the reunification of existing families and support systems.
* To connect disabled consumers with the appropriate financial entitlement, such as: SSI, SSDI, General Assistance, Veterans Disability, etc.