Right Hand Foundation, a nonprofit organization dedicated to aiding families in unstable living conditions, has launched in Atlanta to support underserved communities, specifically Atlanta-based single mothers and their children.
Founded by Courtney Stewart, the manager of Grammy-nominated artist Khalid, Right Hand Foundation provides single mothers and children long-term housing, educational programs and the tools necessary for success. In addition to housing, the foundation will offer educational programs that include financial planning, workforce training, health and wellness training, and home transition support to help create a sustainable lifestyle for these women and their families.
Stewart is creating these “Right Hand havens” by purchasing properties in various Atlanta neighborhoods and revitalizing the houses, outfitting them with modern appliances and making them comfortable, rent-free homes for a family to use while they get back on their feet. The foundation’s first property in College Park was recently completed and its newest tenant has plans to move in soon.
After some time there, the family will be moved to a property where they will pay minimal rent and eventually, with assistance from the Right Hand team, move on to housing that is within their means.
“Atlanta is my hometown and to see these communities really suffering was something that resonated with me and I felt the drive and need to assist however I could,” Stewart said. “I have always enjoyed investing in the Atlanta community whether that’s with my time or investing in properties. Revitalizing the houses and using them to help those that need it seemed like the logical solution to blend my passions of real estate and giving back to the community that I love. Right Hand Foundation is the first step in a long journey for these women, and through the holistic approach we take, we are enabling them to become self-sufficient members of the community.”
Right Hand Foundation is not Stewart’s first experience in philanthropy. He has been supporting local Atlanta shelters since 2015 and earlier this year helped Khalid launch his own foundation, The Great Khalid Foundation, an education and arts focused initiative
for communities in need.