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Marshall Rancifer found recovery after addiction. Now he helps Atlanta’s homeless get off the streets.
Six nights a week, Marshall Rancifer visits Atlanta neighborhoods to help thousands of homeless men, women, and children by passing out meals, hygiene kits, overdose medication, and condoms—and, if they want, referrals to permanent housing or treatment.
Street Saviors: How Atlanta is helping—not jailing—the homeless, mentally ill, and addicted
Robby Ivy is “care navigator” for Atlanta's Pre-Arrest Diversion Initiative, a program has created an unlikely alliance between police officers and criminal justice activists. Together, they’re trying to answer a key question: Can helping the addicted, mentally ill, and homeless instead of hauling them to jail make Atlanta safer?
Why chef Nick Melvin left Venkman’s
In October 2015, just a month after Venkman's opened its doors to the public, chef Nick Melvin wasn't in the restaurant's kitchen. He was two hours away in a North Georgia rehab facility.
Indigo Road’s Steve Palmer wants to help Atlanta restaurant workers battle substance abuse
“At its core, it's a group of people who have a common goal of trying to stay sober,” says Palmer, who has himself been in recovery for 15 years. “It’s a safe space to talk.”
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