Ujima Way, Inc. is a non-profit whose core values are defined by the critical need to support & develop highly effective grassroots organizations and programs that serve high-risk & vulnerable citizens & communities. Our mission is to positively impact our communities by coordinating the collection & delivery of resources & programs that enhance the work of small nonprofits and improve the lives of high-risk and less fortunate individuals.
Our signature programs are in the area of Homelessness, where we coordinate and/or provide essential services, support, and short or long-term shelter and/or housing for persons in Clayton County experiencing homelessness. We provide hot meals & other essential services 5 days per week throughout the year and feed an average of 20 individuals per night. Since March 2020, we have served over 12,000 hot meals and helped 63 individuals exit homelessness into safe and stable housing. We also offer supportive housing for young men ages 18-24 who are homeless, returning to society after incarceration, exiting the foster care system, or in crisis & need housing. Working with various community partners, Ujima Way has a goal of achieving and maintaining zero street homelessness in Clayton County by 2024.
Regarding employment, we coordinate & provide entrepreneurship, job readiness, career training, & job placement for less fortunate, high-risk, and court-involved youth and young adults ages 16-24. Additionally, Ujima Way provides direct services such as technical support, consulting, program development, and grant writing for small nonprofits.