A brief background

        The Excelsior Multicultural Institute, Inc. (XLCR) is a 501(c)3 non-profit, Transitional Housing Program (THP)    located in a rural area; Augusta GA. XLCR is kindly seeking your monetary and/or in-kind donations                         please. The agency is an organization with a history of volunteer foster care placement services. XLCR’s-THP       specialize in domiciling homeless Developmental Disabled (DD) and Mentally Ill Chemical Abuser (MICA)                 consumers in special/exceptional rural milieus to treat their comorbid, co-occurring addiction and mental illness

The XLCR Transitional Housing Program will house homeless people in Augusta, GA and  transition them into permanent housing. The Housing Urban Development Dept. (HUD), and the Community Development Block Grant Office (CBDG) in Augusta, Georgia reported in their demographic statistics; an estimate of over 75,000 people experienced homelessness in Georgia (National Law Center on Homelessnes  and Poverty). 

THE SERVICES THAT WE OFFER



XLCR will provide supportive services to DD and MICA homeless patrons that will help them to put their mental health illness and substance abuse problems into remission, obtain permanent housing, job training, employment, education, and to input immediate permanency in their lives. The program will work with other social service providers, educational programs, employment, and permanent affordable housing providers in the area. Monetary and/or in-kind donations will be solicited from private and government resources. Resources, inputs, activities, outputs, and outcomes of the logic model’s context, measures the effectiveness and efficiency of program activates. The logic model will assist the agency with understanding and accomplishing its mission, goals, and objectives (W. K. Kellogg Foundation).


Group Leaders will facilitate group counseling sessions by utilizing the 12 step recovery philosophies to resolve any underline issues and problems. Group members will be taught innovative mediation techniques called “Sexual Transmutation”, and “Sitting In Coliseum”. A sacred book titled, “10 Ways To Free Yourself From Yourself (10 Ways)” by authors, Jackson and Nurse (2011) will be used as the group’s didactic tool. 10 Ways teaches empowerment techniques that will guarantee group members immediate positive changes in their finances, mental health, social, artistic, physical, and professional interactions. 10 Ways will give group members immediate positive attitudes and spiritual rejuvenation. Residents will put their disorders and addictions into remission and be high functioning productive members in society.  


To address the problem of MICA homeless caused by mental illness and/or substance abuse issues, XLCR will implement wholesome, nurturing, healthy, and positive intervention services. Residents will be assigned a social worker, job coach, mental health counselor, and housing specialist who will do bi-weekly individual service plan reviews. Each resident will be domiciled in their own separate rooms that are fully furnished with beds, dressers, cable, air conditioning, internet access, and microwaves. The residents will be given three well-balanced meals per day that are monitored by a dietarian and prepared by a well trained and certified chef. Snacks be given throughout the day and night. Residents will have recreational activities such as sports, games, internet access, trips to movies, concerts, museums, and visits to other cultivating places. Counselors will provide clients with ADL Skills training, group, individual, and family psychotherapies.  


Multidisciplinary collaboration efforts will be conducted with other services providers in the community. All consumers will be referred and escorted to job training sites, CTP Programs, family, psychiatric, and doctor visits. Client’s medication management will be supervised by a licensed psychiatrist. Counseling about how to obtain affordable housing, employment, and money management will be provided for residents. Participation and interaction in bi-weekly individual therapeutic and career counseling sessions and group meetings are mandatory. The groups are specially designed for clients with mental health and substance abuse issues