Building industry nonprofit makes improvements at Atlanta clinic serving families in need.
HomeAid Atlanta kicked off its 2020 series of Care Days on January 17 at Community Advance Practice Nurses Clinic (CAPN Clinic), an on-site health clinic located at Our House, a HomeAid-built Atlanta shelter serving homeless families. HomeAid provides free-of-charge Care Days to tackle tasks and repairs for nonprofits that serve Atlanta’s homeless population.
Volunteers from North Georgia Brick and General Shale Brick gathered at CAPN Clinic to complete much-needed painting projects. The group painted the entire interior of the clinic. Special thanks to Sherwin-Williams, who generously donated seven gallons of paint in support of this Care Day. The efforts of HomeAid’s volunteers combined with the value of supplies created a savings of $1,700 for CAPN Clinic.
“Thank you so much for the exhausting work that you did at CAPN Clinic to paint the entire clinic and do some restoration on walls, doors, and more,” said Connie Buchanan, Executive Director of CAPN Clinics. “We have a new clean look—quite refreshed. I appreciate HomeAid’s efforts in finding wonderful volunteers. Your work here saves our funding to provide direct care to our clients.”
In 2007, HomeAid Atlanta built the CAPN Clinic within Our House (then known as Genesis Shelter, a 2004 HomeAid Atlanta renovation project). In partnership with John Willis Custom Homes, HomeAid renovated the space to create the 600-square-foot facility, which includes two exam rooms, office space, play/waiting areas, and an intake area.
Today, CAPN provides a wide range of physical and mental health care services at eight Atlanta area homeless shelters, offering compassionate care for Atlanta's most vulnerable families, women, and children. The savings generated by this Care Day help CAPN to continue to provide care regardless of their clients’ ability to pay. CAPN serves people like the scared pregnant woman who came to the clinic in pain, with no prior prenatal care, and the toddler who suffered a major seizure whose family had no insurance. “In 2019, CAPN provided free health care to over 3,900 individuals in our clinics,” said Buchanan in a note to HomeAid Atlanta, “As one of our community partners, you play a huge part in our delivery of care. We could not sustain our services without you.”
HomeAid Atlanta is a nonprofit organization founded in 2001 that builds new lives for homeless families and individuals through housing and community outreach. HomeAid builds, renovates, and maintains facilities for nonprofits serving people experiencing homelessness. HomeAid has completed over 140 projects at locations for victims of domestic violence, teen mothers, veterans and more, utilizing connections with building industry professionals and community organizations. HomeAid also provides essential items like diapers, wipes, and hygiene products to those affected by homelessness. HomeAid is the designated charity of the Greater Atlanta Home Builders Association. Learn more at www.homeaidatlanta.org.