Building Recovery and Independence
GSHA Membership Renewal and New Application
Policy and Action Plan
June 15, 2016
5th Annual Conference Archive and Presentations
November 17 & 18 2015
4th Annual Conference Archive and Presentations
November 18 & 19, 2014
3rd Annual Conference Archive and Presentations
November 19 & 20, 2013
2nd Annual Conference Archive and Presentations
November 12 & 13, 2012
First Annual Conference Archive and Presentations
Testimony to the Legislative Behavioral Health Caucus
March 13, 2013
Testimony to the House Appropriations Sub Committee on Health
February 13, 2013
Testimony to the House Appropriations Sub Committee,
February 2, 2011
Critical time to help homeless, mentally ill in Georgia
Column by Paul Bolster
North Georgia Advocate August 20, 2010 [.pdf]
Georgia’s mentally ill need options
Atlanta Journal-Constitution Feburary 24, 2010
Photographs of Supportive Housing Developments
U.S. v Georgia; Settlement Report
September 17, 2015
[See starting at document page 1 for Supportive Housing Report]
.pdf file click here
U.S. v Georgia Settlement
“The Georgia Supportive Housing Association commends the parties to US v Georgia for reaching a settlement of the civil rights issues involved in the case. This settlement is a giant step toward the transformation of the mental health system of the state, which has for many years relied on institutions to meet the needs of persons with disabilities. The commitments made in this agreement will make it possible for people with mental illness who have for years rotated through jails, prisons, hospitals, and shelters to find new stable lives in housing in our communities. The Settlement recognizes that supportive housing works and commits the state to providing the resources needed to produce the number of units that it will need over the next five years.
We commend Governor Nathan Deal for his implementation of the settlement plan.
Full Text of Settlement Agreement [2meg .pdf file]
Pursuant to Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 65, the United States moves the Court for immediate relief based on the imminent and serious threat of harm to the life, health, and safety of individuals served by Georgia’s seven State hospitals.
The Supportive Housing Association of Georgia advocates for public policies and appropriation of funds that will expand supportive housing availability in the state.
Its advocacy is founded on the belief that affordable housing connected to quality services will enable persons with disabilities who are homeless or institutionalized to achieve greater stability and independence. It believes that supportive housing is more cost effective for state and local tax payers than the cost of jails, hospital emergency rooms, long term institutions, and shelters.
Georgia Supportive Housing Association
Mariel Sivley, Director
Box 2542 Roswell, GA 30077