Subseries 8.6
Allied organizations files, 1967-1990
Boxes 67-74

Scope and Content Note

The effectiveness of the Georgia Poverty Rights Organization (GPRO) could be attributed in no small measure to Ms. Pauley's skill in coordinating the work of GPRO with that of other community action organizations across the state such as Christians Against Hunger in Georgia (CAHIG), Emmaus House, Public Assistance Coalition, and the Georgia Citizens Coalition on Hunger (GCCH). This subseries documents the activities of a number of these non-profit service organizations whose interests and goals paralleled those of GPR Frances Pauley served on the Board of Directors for many of these groups.

Other organizations represented in the Allied Organizations series are the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), Georgia Homeless Resource Network, Georgia Interchurch Association, Georgia Rural Hunger Project, Georgia Statewide Coalition on Hunger and Homelessness (which merged with GCCH), Georgians Against Hunger (which became CAHIG), Governor's Homeless Study Commission, and Metro Fair Housing Services.

Frances Pauley's association with the ACLU spans some thirty years, beginning in the early sixties. Box 67 of this subseries includes materials dating primarily to her years of service as a board member from ca. 1973 until 1986 and includes minutes, reports of meetings and committees, information on conferences, policy statements, and clippings. Box 67, folder 10 contains a telephone survey which Pauley conducted for the ACLU as part of its litigation in the Atlanta school desegregation case. For related material, see boxes 22, 23, and 24 of the HEW series. See also box 63 of the Georgia Politics series for information concerning the ACLU and Georgia's sunshine laws.

Christians Against Hunger in Georgia (CAHIG), formerly Georgians Against Hunger, was formed in 1978 as a non-profit statewide organization of church leaders and members seeking to promote social welfare and to draw attention to the state's hunger problem. CAHIG, comprised of church leaders and lay members, worked to establish a statewide network to inform the religious community of public assistance issues, particularly in regards to the AFDC program. The group published a monthly newsletter, presented programs on the hunger problem to various other groups, participated in public hearings, and kept its membership abreast of current issues in the legislature. Together with the PAC and GPRO, CAHIG sponsored a program called Poor People's Day at the Capitol, an effort to bring poor people in to Atlanta to meet and talk with legislators about issues affecting them. CAHIG disbanded in December 1988, turning its activities over to the PAC.

Emmaus House, a social action community center in southwest Atlanta, was established in 1967 by the Episcopal Diocese of Atlanta. In August 1970, a Poverty Rights Office (PRO) was formed by the Director of Emmaus House, Father Austin Ford, and volunteers at the center with the assistance of the Georgia Council on Human Relations and Frances Pauley. Welfare recipients were encouraged to contact volunteers at the office for information concerning welfare rights and services. Also, in 1970, the PRO office began printing a monthly newspaper called "The Poor People's Newspaper" which was mailed to welfare recipients free of charge to keep them abreast of the latest developments in housing, employment, and welfare benefits. Issues for the years 1970 through 1987 are to be found in box 70. For related materials on welfare, see subseries 8.3 of GPRO.

There is additional information in this subseries concerning the various activities Emmaus House sponsored for the years 1967-1987, including the Educational Council of Concerned Parents, Tenants United for Fairness (TUFF), and a children's program. The Concerned Parents group was organized in 1974 in response to the integration of the Atlanta Public Schools via court ordered busing. The meetings allowed parents a forum for discussing problems associated with their children and busing. TUFF was formed in 1969 as a type of union through which tenants of the public housing projects could voice grievances to the Atlanta Housing Authority.

The Emmaus House children's program formed a vital component of the work the center performed in the community. During the school year, children from ages 5 to 15 participated in after school and weekend educational and social programs as well as outings to art exhibits, concerts, and plays. These activities were expanded in the summer for an eight week full day program with morning classes and afternoon recreation. Special emphasis was placed on reading skills, African American culture, and political awareness.

In addition to her volunteer work as a welfare counselor at PRO, Pauley played a key role in raising funds for the various programs, and the newspaper, contacting individuals, churches, and foundations for financial assistance. These files include correspondence, minutes, reports, mailngs, and publications produced by the neighborhood center.

The Georgia Citizens' Coalition on Hunger (GCCH) was organized in 1974 to combat hunger and malnutrition in the state of Georgia. The primary objective was to strengthen and expand federal and state food programs so that more eligible people would be able to participate and the quality of the programs would be improved. The work of the Coalition involved outreach and community education with the Food Stamp Program, the Special Supplemental Food Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC), the School Breakfast Program, and the Child Care Food Program (CCFP). The Coalition initiated a statewide food stamp outreach campaign from 1975 to 1976 to promote participation in the program. As part of this campaign, the Coalition operated a food stamp telephone hotline, involved the media in advertising the program, published a newsletter "Bread N' Better," canvassed neighborhoods, and made presentations to community groups. The Coalition organized the Georgia WIC campaign which increased the number of women and children receiving WIC using volunteer outreach. In 1976, the Coalition formed the Atlanta School Breakfast Committee to increase participation of Atlanta schools in the breakfast program. The Coalition established itself as a sponsor for family day care homes, assisting them in meeting state licensing requirements so that they could be subsidized by CCFP. These files include correspondence, meeting minutes, brochures, and administrative records dating primarily from 1974 to 1979 when Frances Pauley served on the Board of Directors as GPRO's representative.

The Public Assistance Coalition (PAC) was formed in 1978 to allow various groups throughout the state share information and plan strategy toward improving public assistance without losing their separate and unique group identities. The organization's membership included the ACLU, Christians Against Hunger in Georgia, Emmaus House, Georgia Citizens Coalition on Hunger and GPRO. As GPRO's representative, Frances Pauley served on the board as secretary treasurer. Like CAHIG, the Public Assistance Coalition focused its efforts initially on increasing benefit levels for the AFDC program, but later campaigned to increase appropriations for food stamps, Medicaid, social security, and emergency fuel assistance. The Coalition worked to disseminate accurate information about public assistance to its members, legislators, AFDC recipients, and the general public through press releases, brochures, public service announcements, speaker presentations, public meetings, workshops, and newsletters. The PAC was also involved in coordinating the Poor People's Day at the Capitol program. For related materials concerning Poor People's Day, see box 68.

American Civil Liberties Union
Box Folder Content
67 1 Constitution, 19 February 1974
67 2 Meeting minutes, 4 May 1981
67 3 Policy statements, various issues, no date
67 4 Committee on constitutional rights and economic benefits: Report, 20 September 1979
67 5 Committee on civil liberties and economic justice, November 1983
67 6 Reports: Various issues (Biennial Conference Papers), 1976, 1985
67 7 Reports: Poverty (Biennial Conf. Papers) 1983, 1985, 1986
67 8 Reports: Special committee report on board operations and board staff relationships, 4 February 1987, no date
67 9 "Report to ACLU of Georgia legislative committee," 18 March 1987
67 10 School desegregation, telephone survey, no date
67 11 Fund raising solicitations, 1980-1986
67 12 Board members and officers, lists, 1974-1976, no date
67 13 Advisory committee, members list, 1975-1976
67 14 Conferences: "Quality education and the black community," 16-17 January 1976
67 15 Conferences: "Health care: right or privilege?": Grant proposal, 9 May 1977
67 16 Conferences: "Health care: right or privilege?": Conference schedule, 3-4 November 1977
67 17 Conferences: "Health care: right or privilege?": Purpose and agenda statement, no date
67 18 Conferences: "Health care: right or privilege?": Health conference committee, activity sheets
67 19 Conferences: "Health care: right or privilege?": Summary report, no date
67 20 Conferences: Biennial conference, 1985: Resolutions
67 21 "Reaganism and the new right," program, no date
67 22 Newsletter, and clipping, 1977-1986
67 23 Printed material, 1964, 1977-1986
Christians Against Hunger in Georgia
68 1 Articles of incorporation, 22 May 1980
68 2 Bylaws, 12 June 1980
68 3 Director's reports, 1978-1981
68 4 Executive committee: Minutes, 1978-1981
68 5 Steering committee: Minutes, 1978-1982
68 6 Correspondence, 1978-1987, no date
68 7 Financial records, 1978-1980
68 8 Treasurer's reports, 1980, 1981
68 9 Contributors
68 10 Agendas, 1985, and n.d.
68 11 Schedule, January - March, no date
68 12 Evaluation of organization, no date
68 13 Organization and staffing committee: Recommendation, no date
68 14 AFDC: Information and H.B. 4904, 1979
68 15 AFDC: Information packet, no date (1980?)
68 16 AFDC: Position statements, 1978, 1979, 1985 and n.d.
68 17 AFDC: Job opening announcement: Executive director, 1980
68 18 Poor People's Day at the Capitol: Background, February 1990
68 19 Poor People's Day at the Capitol: Correspondence, 1984-1987
68 20 Poor People's Day at the Capitol: Correspondence, 1984
68 21 Poor People's Day at the Capitol: Correspondence, 1985
68 22 Poor People's Day at the Capitol: Correspondence, 1986
68 23 Poor People's Day at the Capitol: Correspondence, 1987
68 24 Poor People's Day at the Capitol: Photograph, 1987
68 25 Poor People's Day at the Capitol: Photograph, 1990
68 26 Poor People's Day at the Capitol: Press release, 3 January 1979
68 27 Poor People's Day at the Capitol: Newsletter, 1978-1988
68 28 Poor People's Day at the Capitol: Brochures
68 29 Poor People's Day at the Capitol: Mailings
68 30 Poor People's Day at the Capitol: Clipping, 10 May 1980
Emmaus House
69 1 Historical background, 1967-1971: Narratives
69 2 Constitution and bylaws: Emmaus House Chapel Steering Committee
69 3 Correspondence, 1967-1974
69 4 Correspondence, 1975-1987, no date
69 5 Chapel financial reports, 1975-1985
69 6 Financial receipts, 1975, 1977, 1981, and n.d.
69 7 Funding requests, 1984, and n.d.
69 8 Educational Council of Concerned Parents: Minutes, August 1974 - April 1975
69 9 National Welfare Rights Organization: Clippings, 1968-1983, and no date
69 10 Printed material, 1973, no date
69 11 Public housing:TUFF (Tenants United for Fairness), 1969, no date
69 12 Public housing:Clippings, 1968-1972, 1974, no date
69 13 Public housing:Printed material, no date
69 14 Summer program: Policy statement, no date
69 15 Summer program: Financial reports, 1977-1985, and no date
69 16 Summer program: Childrens' correspondence, 1977
69 17 Summer program: Children's writings, 1972 and n.d.
69 18 Citizens Participation in Government Project, 1981-1982
69 19 Senior citizens program: Flyer, no date
69 20 "Emmaus House News," 1967-1982
70 1 "Poor People's Newspaper," 1970
70 2 "Poor People's Newspaper," 1972-1975
70 3 "Poor People's Newspaper," 1976-1979
70 4 "Poor People's Newspaper," 1980-1983
70 5 "Poor People's Newspaper," 1984-1987
70 6 Financial receipts, 1978, 1981, 1982
70 7 Postal records, 1979, 1980, no date
70 8 Mailings, 1970-1979, no date
70 9 Mailings, 1980-1986, and no date
70 10 Donor records, 1971-1976, 1986, and no date
70 11 Donor records, 1973-1975 (columnar book)
70 12 Summer program donor lists, 1973, 1980-1983, and n.d.
71 1 Contact lists
71 2 Photographs, 1973, 1981-1984, and no date
71 3 Clippings: Emmaus House, 1968-1986, [1992?]
71 4 Clippings: Ford, Rev. Austin, 1971-1986, no date
71 5 Collected material, 1971-1980, no date
Georgia Citizens' Coalition on Hunger
72 1 Historical background,1974: Narrative
72 2 Bylaws, no date (1978?)
72 3 Mission statement and employee policy, no date
72 4 Minutes, 1978-1979
72 5 Correspondence, 1978-1979, no date
72 6 Financial records, 1977-1978
72 7 "Community food and nutrition proposal," 26 July 1977
72 8 Hearings re the child care food program: Testimony of Faye Hagood, 11 April 1978
72 9 "WIC in Fulton County," fact sheet, no date
72 10 Job description: Executive director, no date
72 11 Board of directors, no date
72 12 Press release, 19 November 1979
72 13 Atlantans against the budget cuts, flyer, no date
72 14 "Bread 'n Better," 1975, 1981, and no date
72 15 Brochures
Georgia Homeless Resource Network
72 16 Collected material, 1987-1989, no date
Georgia Interchurch Association
72 17 Correspondence, 1978-1979, and no date
72 18 Welfare reform task force, 1978-1979
72 19 Clippings, 1978-1979
72 20 Printed material, 1978
Georgia Rural Hunger Project
72 21 Report, no date; Public hearing notice
Georgia Statewide Coalition on Hunger and Homelessness (merged with Georgia Citizens' Coalition on Hunger)
72 22 Minutes, April-October 1987
72 23 Proposal for organizing, 17 July 1987
72 24 Director's reports, April-September 1987
72 25 Mailings, 1987-1988, and no date
72 26 Flyers, 1988, and no date
Georgians Against Hunger
73 1 Steering committee minutes, January-June 1978, no date
73 2 Correspondence, February-March 1978, and no date
73 3 Schedules, 1978
73 4 Steering committee members, 1978, and no date
73 5 AFDC, 1977-1978, and no date
73 6 Notes
73 7 Printed material, no date
Governor's Homeless Study Commission
73 8 Creation of, May 1987
73 9 Activities, June-July 1987
73 10 Laney Homeless Committee meeting: Report, 23 October 1987
73 11 Interim reports, no date
73 12 Final report, December 1987
73 13 Notes
73 14 Clippings, 1982, 1984, 1987
Metro Fair Housing Services
73 15 Board of directors: Minutes, September 1984-December 1985
73 16 Executive committee: Minutes, September 1984-January 1985
73 17 Annual meeting: Minutes, 18 October 1984
73 18 Staff meeting: Minutes, 22 July 1985
73 19 Correspondence, January-December 1985
73 20 Board members, 1985
73 21 Executive director's schedule, May 1985
73 22 Clippings, 1977, 1981-1985, no date
73 23 Collected material, 1975, 1978, no date
Public Assistance Coalition
74 1 Background, 1978-1980
74 2 Agendas, 1978, 1985
74 3 Minutes, 1978-1987
74 4 Activity schedules, 1985, no date
74 5 "PAC Legislative priority for the 1990 session"
74 6 Correspondence, 1977-1979
74 7 Correspondence, 1980-1983
74 8 Correspondence, 1984-1989
74 9 Financial reports, 1978-1985, and no date
74 10 Expense reports, 1978
74 11 Receipts, 1978-1979, and no date
74 12 Metropolitan Foundation grant proposal, 1980
74 13 AFDC: Position statements, 1978-1985, and no date
74 14 Statistics, 1978, 1980, 1985, and no date
74 15 AFDC Updates, 1978-1979
74 16 Catch-Up plan for public assistance and community improvement, January 1986
74 17 Middle Georgia Public Assistance Coalition, 1978
74 18 Welfare Reform Campaign, September 1987
74 19 Family Welfare Reform Act, 1988: Analysis
74 20 Press releases, 1978-1985
74 21 Members and contact lists
74 22 Notes
74 23 Clippings, 1979
74 24 Printed material, 1979, and no date
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