Community Support

Community Support Services provide opportunities for individuals to learn about and participate in their communities.  Our consumers are regular volunteers at several metro area non-profit organizations. PMP provides training and support to our consumers so that they assist these nonprofits in achieving their mission.  The individuals served regularly enjoy libraries, parks, museums, festivals and local events.

People Making Progress had helped Jennifer secure a job before she graduated from high school. Unfortunately, due to the economy and her increasing medical needs, Jennifer was no longer able to retain employment. Jennifer and her family began exploring options. Jennifer said that she wanted to spend time with her friends doing fun things such as going out to eat or to the movies. Jennifer’s parents did not want her to sit at home, continue to struggle and face disappointment with not finding a job or to lose her work skills. In 2004, Jennifer joined her friends and PMP in designing a community support program. PMP consumers have fun exploring their community and maintain job skills by providing much needed regular weekly volunteer service to other non-profits. In 2010, PMP was named the Civic Group of the Year by the Atlanta Community Food Bank and received the President’s Volunteer Service Award.