Chatham Savannah Authority for the Homeless Receives Grants from Wells Fargo and the Charles A. Frueauff Foundation

Staff Report From Savannah CEO

Thursday, May 7th, 2020

The Chatham Savannah Authority for the Homeless (CSAH) announced that it has received a $5,000 grant from Wells Fargo and a $10,000 grant from the Charles A. Frueauff Foundation, as well as another $5,000 donation from an anonymous individual, to support the organization’s efforts to address issues directly related to COVD-19.
Chatham County has the second highest rate of homelessness in Georgia. Higher rates of homelessness are expected as businesses close, people lose their jobs and face eviction because they are unable to pay rent. Generous donations like these allow the organization to fund the resources needed to provide supportive services for homeless victims in Chatham County.
“We are extremely grateful for the generosity of these foundations, as well as our individual donors, towards our COVID-19 Response campaign, which aids in our ability to offer assistance, counseling, supplies and referrals to our community’s homeless population. Both Wells Fargo and the Frueauff Foundation have been long-term supporters of the Tiny House Project, so we are especially appreciative of their help during this time of acute need.”
CSAH staff members are available in person five days a week, and by phone over the weekend, to support homeless individuals in crisis. A principal element of their work is to help ensure that formerly homeless persons can maintain their housing. Additionally, as eviction becomes a bigger issue in our community, CSAH will work with community stakeholders to find effective ways to reduce housing loss.