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Center Will Guide Support for Homelessness Prevention, Income Loss Recovery, and Food Distribution.
Lawrenceville’s Mayor and Council approved an agreement with Impact46, Inc. to create the Lawrenceville Response Center (LRC) at the April 27th live remote City Council meeting.
The City of Lawrenceville, Impact46, the Lawrenceville Housing Authority, the Georgia Center for Opportunity, the Lawrenceville Co-Operative Ministry, HomeFirst Gwinnett and other non-profits have come together in a strategic partnership in response to Covid-19.
The LRC will initially operate as an emergency intake center and will be developed into a long-term sustainability model for services to vulnerable families and residents in Lawrenceville. The LRC will refer residents to industry leaders in the following areas: Homelessness prevention, income loss recovery, and food distribution.
“A group of non-profits with common goals came together during the COVID-19 pandemic to create the Lawrenceville Response Center,” says Jen Young, Impact46 Director. “Creating the intake center offers short-term emergency assistance, but we are also creating an opportunity for people to become self-sufficient and provide for themselves long-term. We changing lives for generations to come.”
The City of Lawrenceville has designated $125,000 in matching funds toward this project in the 2020 calendar year. Lawrenceville residents who have lost their job and/or are housing insecure as a result of COVID-19 are eligible for referral assistance and should visit lawrencevilleresourcecenter.com to complete intake forms.
“Recovering from the COVID-19 pandemic has provided a unique opportunity to bring together key players during unprecedented times,” says Mayor David Still. “Now is the time to think outside the box and consider new ways to approach existing challenges and respond to the needs of our community. The LRC shows great promise and the City Council and I fully support it.”