program was able to garner the support of other donors and employers. Bill testified in front of the United States House of Representatives on two occasions, the Georgia House of Representatives several times, and gave hundreds of presentations, pitches, and sales calls, all describing how a program like GeorgiaWorks! is effective at saving lives. Bill never received any compensation for years of work, and he was never reimbursed for any expenses.
Through the efforts of a man named Doug Hanson (and his wife Lynne), North Georgia Works! was launched in 2018. Located in Hall County, Georgia (about an hour north of Atlanta), North Georgia Works! has created a program to fit their community. https://northgeorgiaworks.org/history/
Every September Georgia Works! staff and board members, family and friends, gather to celebrate the “graduation” of our men. Guests speakers for these ceremonies have included Governor Nathan Deal and his wife, Sandra Deal, and former Mayor Shirley Franklin.
By 2019 Georgia Works! had over 800 successful graduates. Over 80% of these men remained successful – employed, housed, and back in the lives of their families.
In 2020 Darlene Schultz was hired as CEO. In early 2021 Chip Patterson will be named as the new Chairman of Georgia Works! The future for Georgia Works! has never been more promising, with many more people to help!