Georgia Supportive Housing Association

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The GSHA seeks to advance the creation and preservation of quality supportive housing in Georgia and ensure sufficient resources for this effort through education and advocacy.
  

Our Vision:   A Georgia where individuals with disabilities have the housing and supports they choose in order to thrive.
  
What Is Supportive Housing
Supportive housing provides at-risk populations with stable housing with needed support services.  At-risk populations include individuals with physical, mental, or developmental disabilities, veterans, youth aging out of foster care, seniors, and reentry individuals.  Services can include case management, housing search and reasonable accomodations requests, assistance with cooking, cleaning, maintaining the household, orientation to transportation, eviction prevention (meeting lease requirements and conflict resolution), peer supports, education, training, and other services to ensure stability, autonomy, and dignity.

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Our Purpose
The Georgia Supportive Housing Association (GSHA) is a non-profit membership network of non-profit housing developers, service providers, statewide agencies and organizations, corporations, associations and individuals with a shared goal: strengthening housing resources in our state. The vision of GSHA is to have a Georgia where individuals with disabilities can choose the housing and supports they need to thrive.

GSHA is realizing its mission and vision through professional education and an advocacy agenda to raise awareness for the population we jointly serve.     T

What does it mean to be a GSHA member?

  
For supportive housing providers, service providers, afiliates that provide products and services in the field, and individuals who support our mission:

  • Our forums support your programs and share knowledge.
  • Discount for every member and employee of a member to attend the 7th Annual GSHA Supportive Housing Conference Nov. 14-15, 2017
  • Our monthly e-newsletters keep you aware of important events and news and keeps you up to date on legislative issues.
  • Our grassroots advocacy program engages government leaders and agencies to support and benefit your programs and gives you a voice.
  • Our GSHA Advocacy task force gets you involved as your time permits.
  • We provide a network of professionals who make a difference in supportive housing every day, just like you.
  • Networking with impactful organizations and professionals who can support your organization’s efforts.
  

Staff and Board Member Information

  
  
Mariel Sivley is the Executive Director of the Georgia Supportive Housing Association, a nonprofit organization that seeks to advance the creation and preservation of quality supportive housing in Georgia and ensure sufficient resources for this effort through education and advocacy.  Supportive housing is affordable housing with services for special needs, such as case managers, behavioral health services, elder support services, and more.   Mariel started her career as an attorney with the Georgia Law Center for the Homeless and was the co-recipient of a Distinguished Service Award from the Atlanta Bar Association in 2012.  She also served as the volunteer coordinator for the Atlanta Long Term Care Ombudsman Program and as an Adjunct Professor for the Externship Program in the area of Public Interest Law at Emory University School of Law.  She is a graduate of Emory University and the Georgia State University College of Law.

  
GSHA Board of Directors 2017-2018
Deputy Jacob Baird
Gwinnett County Sheriff's Office
Gwinnett Reentry Intervention Program
 
Jason Bearden
VP of Market Operations
CareSource
 
Paul Bolster
Support Housing, LLC
GSHA Vice Chair 2016-2018
 
Sara Haas
Senior Program Director
Enterprise Community Partners, Inc
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Jennifer Hibbard  
CEO
View Point Health
 
Raphael Holloway
Chief Executive Officer
Gateway Center
  
Matt Hurd
Director
Project Open Doors
 
Evan Mills
Director of Business Development
Advantage Behavioral Health Systems
 
John Moeller
Chief Executive Officer
Lutheran Services of Georgia
 
Remedios Rodriguez
Senior Director of Behavioral Health Operations
Wellcare Georgia

Doug Scott
  
Mariel Sivley
Executive Director
GSHA
 
Jon Toppen
GSHA Chair 2016-2017
Managing Principal
Tapestry Development Group

Scott Walker, MSW
Director of Residential Services - Corporate 
CaringWorks, Inc.

Hon. Brenda Weaver
Chief Superior Court Judge
  
C. Tally Wells
Disability Integration Project
Atlanta Legal Aid Society, Inc.
GSHA Past Chair 2015-2016