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Marvin Heery, Social Entrepreneur & Chief Advocate, Homelessness in Savannah Advocacy
Former homeless entrepreneur seeks to advocate for the homeless & homelessness, making a difference by enabling Housing First Savannah to thrive & create short term an inventory of housing for the homeless!
Andrea Mamalakis Epting, President & CEO 
Heads Up Guidance Services, HUGS
Called to give HUGS
After years of working in the field of Addiction and Mental Health, Andrea began to take inventory of the systemic tribulations plaguing our local community and the “Helping” field as a whole. She realized that while Savannah is blessed to have missions providing a “Hand-Out” in order to better meet the physical needs of homeless and disadvantaged individuals; our city lacks the true and applicable “Hand-Up” needed in order to stop the cycle and give these individuals a firm foundation for emotional growth and independence.
About Housing First Savannah
We are starting this collaborative to seek funding for developing a pilot, proof of concept for a particular type of housing! Our three founding partners are uniquely qualified to provide housing to the homeless!

We'll be sharing the details later to all in the community interested in becoming a part of the solution!

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Committed to ending chronic homelessness one person at a time...


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Tommy Linstroh, Principal 
Trident Sustainability
Tommy Linstroth (LEED AP) is the Founder and Principal of Trident Sustainability Group. His career has spanned the private, academic, and non-profit sectors across the Midwest, West and East Coast.
Core Partners & Founders of Housing First Savannah
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Housing First Savannah | Innovative Housing & Services for Renewal, ending chronic homelessness for individuals, women, children, youth & families...
Our Mission

Housing First Savannah’s venture seeks to curtail homelessness in Savannah. Our venture will bridge the gap between living on the street or one night shelters to being able to be eligible for public housing and private housing opportunities. 

We have three critical elements to our venture: 

1) Short term housing –  will develop and build short-term dwelling units,

2) Housing Management – the housing units will be located on sites with management in place as well as counseling services, and 

3) Counseling, Job Training, and Support – by partnering with a number of support providers, including HUGS & the Faith Community, to provide ongoing counseling, job training and support to residents. 
View our Executive Summary below
Executive Summary:
or our Housing First Presentation!
Seeking support to attend NAEH13 Conference!
July 22-24, 2013 in Washington DC - travel support needed!
See details in this post on our blog! 
Or please donate now!
An Update for our followers, friends & interested parties:
We're currently expanding our reach into the community to bring together stakeholders interested in learning more about the Housing First Model.

Our adaptation is open to evolution, with the help & assistance of community partners we can make a difference in how our homeless, in all populations, get access to housing & services in an innovative approach.

We are looking currently at a piece of property that may serve a dual role in providing a basis to start our Housing First Savannah efforts as well as provide the foundation for our efforts to feed the homeless who are still not housed, those living in weekly hotels needing us to support them & support the needs of the street ministries currently dealing with the issues of access to public parks & squares as issues of permitting & food preparation with safely serving that food too have arisen. 

We have started a project to research a food truck approach currently known as Savannah Food Truck, Feed the Homeless! We're on FacebookTwitter & have a blog & websiteEmail us to get in touch!