Reaching Clarity
"Helping Youth & Families Gain Clarity"
Independent Living Program
"Giving Youth a Place to Call Home"
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Holistic Wellness. Therapy. Fostering. Family Services.

Reaching Clarity is an individual and family service agency. Our services enhance and promote stability, behavioral health, and wellness of youth and families in Georgia. We provide post-foster support services to youth aging out of the foster care system through our Independent Living program. We offer restorative services to individuals and families including, but not limited to psychotherapy, counseling, peer support, and in-home care for persons with developmental disabilities. Our agency emphasizes a holistic approach, focused on the importance of psychological, physical, social, and emotional wellness in the pursuit of optimal well-being. We believe in working with the mind, body, and spirit to create change.

About Us

Reaching Clarity offers ongoing restorative services and emotional support to children, adults and families

Our Mission

Reaching Clarity primary mission is to create and promote a balance life for all. As part of our mission, we provide

Donation

Reaching Clarity Foundation is able to fulfill its mission due to the support of generous donors.  We welcome

Combat Youth Homelessness

PLEASE JOIN US IN OUR CAMPAIGN TO COMBAT YOUTH HOMELESSNESS AND TO HELP PROVIDE FOR AT-RISK YOUTH

REACHING CLARITY HAS RAISED $7,100 BUT STILL NEED A GREAT DEAL OF SUPPORT TO MEET OUR GOAL OF $25,000!

There is a significant unmet need in Atlanta for supported housing for homeless youth 17-24 years old. Many youth aging out of foster care do not have the ability or means access to affordable safe and stable housing. Our Independent Living Program provides a safe haven for displaced youth. These youth are in need of ongoing support services and resources to help them transition to independent living.

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Independent Living Program

Giving Youth a Place to Call Home

Young adults (ages 18-24) who age out of the foster care system are especially vulnerable to homelessness. The estimated numbers of young adults who experience an episode of homelessness each year range from approximately 750,000 to 2 million. Youth aging out of the foster care system are vulnerable in the existing adult-oriented service system primarily because of their inexperience. These young adults do not become familiar with available resources until they experience a significant health or criminal justice issue.

Meet Our Team

 

LATASHA CHISM, MSW

 

Executive Summary

Commitment | Integrity | Passion

 

Ms. Latasha Chism received a Master of Social Work from Clark Atlanta University. Ms. Chism continued her academic pursuits by attending Atlanta’s John Marshall Law School to understand the interrelations of the social work profession and the legal arena. Ms. Chism’s professional career in social services has consisted of work in the legal and clinical setting. Ms. Chism has worked in the clinical setting providing psychosocial interventions, mental health assessments, and developing various treatment plans for youth and individuals with developmental disabilities. Ms. Chism has extensive experience working with high-risk youth and has expertise in children and family social services; foster care and placement; case management, community engagement, forensic social work, behavioral health assessments and screenings; and youth development.

 

 

FESE ELONGE, LMSW

 

Executive Summary

 

Ms. Fese Elonge received her Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from Georgia State University, a Master of Social Work from Clark Atlanta University, and she is currently pursuing a Ph.D. in Social Work from Clark Atlanta University, with the ultimate goal to function as an advocate for socially oppressed communities. As a social services practitioner, Ms. Elonge continues to increase her knowledge base in clinical interventions, assessment techniques, and psychotherapy approaches. She has worked in numerous settings: community-based, psychiatric, legal, and medical, with the intent to understand how the social work profession functions in each setting.


 

DERRY PHILLIPS, Ed.S

 

Executive Summary

 

Mr. Derry Phillips began his professional career as an educator in 2009, leading various student support initiatives. Mr. Phillips holds degrees from Prairie View A&M University, Freed-Hardeman, and The University of Mississippi where he is currently in a Ph.D. program to contribute to his professional commitment to students in Shelby County Schools and Atlanta Public Schools. Above all Mr. Phillips is an advocate for children.

 

Mr. Phillips believes…

“The return from your work must be the satisfaction which that work brings you and the world’s need of that work…” –W.E.B. DuBois

 

 

DIANDRA ANDERSON, LCSW

 

Clinical Director

 

Ms. Diandra Anderson is a licensed clinical social worker, specializing in work with child and adolescents. Ms. Anderson practice provides a safe space for the client to explore feelings, mange conflicts, and empower positive change. Ms. Anderson goal is to assist in creating a positive mindset, build effective coping strategies, and expand the repertoire of problem-solving skills. Ms. Anderson promotes change through solution focused, family systems, and cognitive behavioral therapy. Ms. Anderson takes pride in creating a nonjudgmental and comfortable setting, to walk with clients throughout their journey.

 

 

ERIKA CHISM, BSN, RN

 

Executive Summary

 

Ms. Erika Chism received a Bachelor of Science from The University of Memphis Loewenberg College of Nursing. Ms. Chism is a multi-state license nurse with more than 6 years of experience in caring for patients with multiple and complex problems, providing leadership, and practices that seek to improve patient care outcomes. Ms. Chism is specialized in medical surgery, cardiac, gastrointestinal, and critical care nursing.

 

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For more information about our programs and services use the contact form below. You may request an appointment or book online.

Book An Appointment

When you visit our office you will experience the highest level of client care and support, including a comprehensive list of restorative services to meet the needs of the whole family.

Book an appointment with Reaching Clarity today! For more information about our programs and services or to set up an appointment, please contact us, or enjoy seeing availability and booking your appointment online now.

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Make A Difference

Save our youth

Become a Mentor, Be the Change

Sponsor A Youth or Volunteer

Foster youth long to have a loving, stable support system they can depend on and call their own. Youth aging out of foster care is in great need of ongoing emotional support and guidance. It is important to remember that most of these young people have had inadequate role models and minimal help in learning how to navigate complex systems such as health care, post secondary education, and financial literacy. Youth that age out of foster care with a mentor or sponsor are less likely to experience homeless and incarceration and more likely to become educated, healthy adults. Be the change! Becoming a mentor or sponsor for at risk youth is a great way to make the difference of a lifetime. For more information on how you can become a mentor or sponsor, please contact us at volunteers@reachingclarity.com.​

Food Pantry Program

No One Should Go Hungry

Reaching Clarity is a local food pantry. Our pantry mission is to alleviate hunger one individual and family at a time. We provide emergency food to individuals and families in critical need. Our programs at a glance, includes our annual Thanksgiving food drive and holiday food basket giveaway program, advocacy, and community involvement programs that provides opportunities for self-sufficiency activities for "at risk" youth and vulnerable individuals and families.

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Contact us

5536 Old National Highway 

Suite 200 A 

Atlanta, GA 30349

 

Phone: 678-834-9107

Fax:  404-393-5566

E-mail: info@reachingclarity.com

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