ATLANTA (Nov. 27, 2017) –  If laughter is the best medicine, then comedy patrons can expect a huge dose when top performers take to the stage Dec. 1 for a program to benefit the Metro Atlanta Task Force for the Homeless (Task Force), the first voice of advocacy for the homeless in Atlanta.  The program will be held at the Red Light Café, at 8:30 p.m., 553-1 Amsterdam Ave., N.E., Atlanta 30306.

“We are most appreciative for this fundraising effort involving one of our board members, Jerry Farber, and his artist friends and colleagues,” says Carl Hartrampf, executive director of the Task Force.  “Jerry understands how important it is for board members to bring all of their resources and creative energy to the table to support the mission of the Task Force to provide services to those in need and be a voice for the voiceless.”

Hosted by Farber, “A Night of Comedy” will feature Andrew Stanley, Jen O’Neil, Mandal, and Elliott Server.  Farber said, “The Metro Atlanta Task Force for the Homeless has a great purpose with new energy, and this benefit program will celebrate its mission and the recent good news of a settlement with the city to be in a better position to continue to serve the homeless.  We are excited that the Red Light Café is our venue partner as a steadfast name in Atlanta entertainment.”

In August, the Task Force reached a legal settlement with Central Atlanta Progress (CAP) to first relocate current residents of the Peachtree-Pine homeless shelter into other suitable facilities and provide funding to continue the mission of the Task Force in a new home.

 

About the Metro Atlanta Task Force for the Homeless

As the largest shelter in the U.S. Southeast, the Metro Atlanta Task Force for the Homeless has served the Atlanta community for more than 20 years.  Its two-fold mission provides direct homeless services and advocates for policies and programs that combat the root causes of homelessness.  Those causes are: the lack of affordable housing, the shortage of jobs that provide living wages, the criminalization of homelessness and poverty, and inadequate healthcare and food insecurity.  The Task Force assists individuals in obtaining permanent housing, employment, vision screenings, addiction recovery placement, assistance with obtaining social security benefits, obtaining identification, HIV testing, and referrals for medical and psychiatric care.

For more information about the Task Force, visit https://atlantataskforceforhomeless.org/.  For ongoing developments, visit https://www.facebook.com/atlantataskforceforhomeless/ or https://twitter.com/search?q=the%20metro%20atlatna%20task%20force%20for%20the%20homeless&src=typd.