Making A Way Housing Expands Units For Homeless

Staff Report From Metro Atlanta CEO

Friday, April 12th, 2019

Making A Way Housing's (MAWH) magical annual Casino Night Gala and Fundraiser is known for bringing donors, supporters and clients together in one unforgettable evening.  This year's third annual Gala Fundraiser festivities are taking place June 8, 2019 from 6:00pm - 10:00pm at the Impact Main Event Hall(2323 Sylvan Road Atlanta, GA 30344).

Donation proceeds will furnish the new Ivory Lee Young Jr. Transitional Housing Building to house eight additional previously homeless individuals.

Making A Way Housing, Inc. is a 501c3 nonprofit organization in the Pine Acres/Urban Villa Community of  Northwest Atlanta. Nearly two decades strong, the organization has served over 10,000 individuals, in "making a way out of no way".

Their mission is to provide safe, affordable housing to individuals facing complex challenges in the areas of: homelessness, substance abuse, HIV/AIDS and mental health. A critical stakeholder for the underserved in the City of Atlanta , Making A Way generously reaches out in service to surrounding neighborhoods, not just their own housing clients.

Their vision:  To eradicate homelessness with mutual community involvement, while providing a sense of belonging for anyone, and everyone.

Dr. Rashad Richey will be the evening's Master of Ceremony. Praised as the "Best Talk Radio Personality in Atlanta" by readers of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution and listeners of Talk 1380-WAOK, Dr. Richey  is also a Political/Social Commentator for V-103, arguably the number one urban contemporary radio station in the Atlanta metropolitan region. He now is the Political Analyst for CBS 46 News and regularly featured as a Political Commentator on MSNBC and Fox National News. In the emerging world of print media technology, Dr. Richey serves as Rolling Out Magazine Chief Editor-at-Large, impacting a national millennial readership of 1.8 million.

The first African-American lobbyist for the Democratic Party of Georgia, Dr. Richey successfully lobbied for anti-human trafficking laws and budget funding increases for Georgia schools as well as statewide prison reform.  An emerging presence as one of the most sought-after radio and television personalities in the media industry, Dr. Richey remains committed to advocacy through his advocacy firm Richey and Richey.

Making A Way Housing Exec. Director Liz Thompson quietly shares her excitement this way:  "This is going to be a night to remember."