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Atlanta Regional Commission Expands Coaching Program That Helps Adults Maintain Their Housing

Mary Newton, left, is a behavioral health program coordinator for the Atlanta Regional Commission. Angela White is a behavioral health coach for the Atlanta Regional Commission. They both join “Closer Look” to discuss the expansion of a behavioral health coaching program that aims to help older adults who are at risk of eviction.
Mary Newton, left, is a behavioral health program coordinator for the Atlanta Regional Commission. Angela White is a behavioral health coach for the Atlanta Regional Commission. They both join “Closer Look” to discuss the expansion of a behavioral health coaching program that aims to help older adults who are at risk of eviction.
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The Atlanta Regional Commission (ARC) is expanding its program that was created to help older adults who are at risk of eviction.

Mary Newton, who serves as the behavioral health program coordinator for ARC, says the organization recently received a $200,000 grant from UnitedHealthcare Empowering Health commitment and $150,000 from the CARES Act to expand the Atlanta Regional Commission Behavioral Health Coaching Program.

ARC staff says the program, which was launched in 2017, helps individuals manage behavioral challenges, such as depression and dementia. To date, the program has helped nearly 300 people maintain their homes in affordable housing communities in metro Atlanta.

Newton and Angela White, who serves as a behavioral health coach for the Atlanta Regional Commission, joined Thursday’s edition of “Closer Look” to talk more about the program, its resources and how the funding will enable them to reach more people outside of the city of Atlanta.

Guests:

  • Mary Newton, behavioral health program coordinator at the Atlanta Regional Commission
  • Angela White, behavioral health coach at the Atlanta Regional Commission

To listen to the full conversation, please click the audio player above.