Attendees of the second combined ART + IDS Conference in Savannah, GA, April 30 – May 2, 2018, will have the opportunity to participate in one of four community projects benefitting the city’s homeless population. The service project locations are:
- Tiny House Village/Chatham-Savannah Authority for the Homeless. Benefitting homeless veterans, tiny houses are being constructed at Fort Stewart to be moved to the 3-acre site, Cove at Dundee. Ultimately, the community will have 75 tiny houses and community room space. Each 160-square-foot structure has running water and electricity. Conference attendees will build and paint a dozen picnic tables that will serve as a dining space for each resident.
- Tom D Austin House/Equal Opportunity Authority. Serving transitional homeless families, this facility contains 12 apartment-style units that are currently furnished with furniture basics. Attendees will install home accents, donated by ART and IDS members and other home furnishing vendors, in each of the 2-bedroom units, the community room and the facility’s entry way.
- Union Mission/Grace House: This shelter facility serves the homeless community by providing a safe sleeping location along with meals and assorted social services. Conference attendees will construct code-approved bunk beds in the dormitory and install wall decor, donated by ART and IDS member vendors, in the dining rooms and lobby.
- Savannah Baptist Center: This organization offers a wide variety of services to homeless and low-income veterans, families and individuals including shower facilities, clothing closet, food pantry, job training, spiritual counseling, children’s services and summer day camp. Attendees will enhance the children’s recreation room while donating art and game supplies for the summer camp program.
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