MUST Ministries is a non-profit, faith-based organization helping people in their community break the cycle of poverty and homelessness.
MUST provides basic necessities such as food, clothes and housing, free of charge.
Elizabeth Inn Homeless Shelter- The Elizabeth Inn Shelter provides a safe sanctuary of rest for those who find themselves in distress. Open to men, women, families and children, the 72-bed Elizabeth Inn provides three meals a day and extensive support services including case management, education and employment, computer lab, recovery meeting, referrals and assessments.
Permanent Supportive Housing - Offering assistance to individuals who are chronically homeless and live with either physical or mental disabilities, the Supportive Housing Program provides long-term housing to more than 100 individuals. Through a Housing and Urban Development grant, MUST operates three programs in Cobb -- one exclusively for veterans -- and one in Cherokee. The program supplies a stable living environment with case managers for guidance, helping move clients to greater independence and stability.
TBRA (Tenant-Based Rental Assistance) - A program to provide direct assistance, including a rental subsidy helps make a difference between what a renter can afford and the actual rent. The federal HUD funds assist with rent, utility deposits/costs and security deposits.
Rapid Rehousing - A federally-based funding program that swerves an intervention designed to help individuals and families that don't need intensive and ongoing support to quickly exit homelessness and return to permanent housing.
Hotel Vouchers - In Cherokee County, funds are available to help those who qualify to be temporarily housed in a hotel/motel until a more permanent solution can be established. Occasionally, money is donated in Cobb to do the same.