Community Resource Staff
MELVIN WHITLOCK Resident Services Supervisor
CAROLYN SMITH Family/Youth Services Advisor
Resident Services programs are
available for all residents of the Decatur Housing Authority.
These programs are designed to promote self sufficiency in
addition to fostering a caring environment for the residents. We
provide annual programs for all residents such as our free
clothing distributions, Black History Program, National Night
Programs and the Resident Christmas Party. We also provide case
management services and emergency intervention.
We provide free transportation services
for senior and disabled residents, including weekly shopping
trips, monthly field trips, Senior Valentine Luncheon, Senior
Mothers Day Luncheon, Senior Birthday Luncheon, and Annual
Mayor’s Walk among other programs. We provide the youth with a
variety programs designed to deter negative behavior. Some of the
programs are as follows: STAR After School Programs, Teen
Programs, Scouting Programs, Entrepreneurship Programs, Drug
Education Programs and Recreational Programs and Activities.
Our adult residents have the opportunity
to attend a Parent Group, volunteer to assist in implementing
programs, attend the Resident Association Meetings, participate
in our Job fair, and schedule individual case conferences in
addition to other services.
Resident Services has established
collaborative partnerships with agencies and organizations to
develop community based approaches in implementing programs for
residents. Some of our partners are as follows: The City of
Decatur Schools, Partnership for Community Action, The City of
Decatur Recreation Department, The University of Georgia
Extension Service, the Boy Scouts of America and the Girl Scouts
Volunteers for our programs are always welcome.