Unhoused Youth Community Resources Directory
The Directory provides a list of local and national resources for unhoused youth living in the Atlanta Metro Area. To access the resources, scroll down, choose a category, then click on your choice, a list will appear, then click the name of the listing to reach a detailed description with a map below.
Located in the West End Community of Atlanta, Abrahams House, Inc. works with other community partners to provide the basic essentials of food, clothing, and shelter to assist in rehabilitating lives. At the same time, Abrahams House, Inc. provides families with crisis management, counseling, and referrals through its Manna From Heaven Program. This program offers a place of community and hope to those who feel isolated and overwhelmed.
Manna From Heaven Program:
TAKE-OUT MEALS STILL AVAILABLE EACH WEDNESDAY!
A collaborative partnership to provide a weekly hot meal served every Wednesday from 11:30 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. Pickup meals are available or can be delivered to those meeting a specified criterion. Other services are available to patrons including counseling, support groups, and referrals from 11:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m.
Community Closet: provides free clothing to those that are in need for more information contact us at 404-274-1810.
Bountiful Blessings: Provides free healthy food items to families in need. Check the website for next distribution.
Impact Kidz features programs designed to curve and eliminate youth violence, teen pregnancy, drug use and school dropout rate are currently in place:
Real Girls, Inc.
Tutoring by appointment
Special Programs and Workshops
For additional information about Abraham’s House programs go to their website.
Mission: Action Ministries mobilizes communities to address the challenges of poverty by focusing on hunger relief and housing.
If you are in need of rapid rehousing, please consider the following qualifications:
1. Must be an individual, family or unaccompanied youth in need.
2. Must be in imminent risk of becoming homeless or are currently homeless.
3. Must be between the ages of 18-24.
To learn more or to find out if you are eligible, please call (404) 881-1991 ext. 5608 or (888) 206-7372. Please leave a voicemail and your call will be returned in queue.
Trinity Assessment Center
HUNGER RELIEF PROGRAMS:
Action Ministries’ hunger relief programs are uniquely tailored to the communities it serves. It’s network of volunteers, food pantries, community kitchens, and childhood feeding programs improves access to fresh meat and produce, prepared meals and pantry foods in our local metro communities.
Women’s Community Kitchen
Monday, Wednesday, and Friday
9:00am and 12:00pm
458 Ponce de Leon Ave.
Atlanta, GA 30308 (Map)
* Serving women and children only
12:30pm to 2:00pm
Trinity United Methodist Church
265 Washington Street SW
Atlanta, GA 30303 (Map)
Bagwell Food Pantry
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday
10:00m to 11:30am
The Faith Center Warehouse
207 E 19th Street (See Map on Website)
For additional information about Action Ministries go to their website.
Building B, Terrace Level
Mission: Strengthening our community through education, advocacy, and prevention, empowering families to be free from child abuse.
Advocate for Bartow Child provides services to children and families who have been the victims of abuse and neglect. We offer multiple layers of personal care through an array of programs to reduce the incidence of child abuse. Advocates for Barlow Child serves 11 Northwest Georgia counties offering safety, comfort, and hope to over 13,000 children and families every year. Go to our website to learn more about our services.
Are you in a Crisis? Call or text 988 or text TALK to 741741
Mission: Save Lives and Bring Hope to Those Affected by Suicide.
American Foundation for Suicide Prevention is a voluntary health organization that gives those affected by suicide a nationwide community empowered by research, education, and advocacy to act against this leading cause of death. For additional information about American Foundation for Suicide Prevention go to their website.
Client is provided 21 days of temporary stay each month. At the time of selection clients are offered showers, clothing, and snacks. At 7:00 p.m. every night, there is a mandatory chapel service followed by the evening meal at 8:00 p.m. Lights are out at 10:00 p.m., so the men can rest and prepare for the next day. Breakfast is served at 6:30 a.m., equipping each client to search for employment between 7:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Sack lunches are provided as available.
Working Dorm Program
If a client has or finds full-time/part-time employment (and can verify it with a letter from his employer), they are given an opportunity to join the working dorm program. This program provides a bed and locker in the dorms by paying a small weekly fee with a mandatory savings account as a part of it. This extended stay gives them an opportunity to save money, so they can leave the mission and rent housing of their own. They must have day work, attend chapel, and church services, and allow us to help them manage their money to save toward their goals.
For additional information about Atlanta City Baptist Rescue Mission go to their website.
Our mission is to fight hunger by engaging, educating, and empowering our community.
Need help locating a food pantry near you or assistance with securing food, healthcare, childcare, or other necessities? Text ‘FINDFOOD’ (COMIDA for Spanish) to 888-976-2232 or check out the website.
For additional information about Atlanta Community Food Bank go to their website.
OUR MISSION: We transform, through Christ, the lives of those facing homelessness.
Food and Shelter
For additional information about Atlanta Mission go to their website.
WE OPEN DOORS TO OVERCOME AND PREVENT HOMELESSNESS
We still require masks when indoors, practice social distancing, and sanitize all surfaces between guests. Our current schedule is as follows:
Monday – Thursday, 9:00am-12:30pm
Identification, birth certificates, and Social Security cards (Be in line at the gate by 7:00am to have the best chance of getting on the list to see a case manager.)
Homeless verification letters, TB test referrals (These can be done at the door and do not require you to see a case manager.)
Food stamp applications and renewals
SSI/SSDI applications (3rd Wednesday of each month)
Housing Assessments available periodically based off availability and eligibility.
Main Frame Job Readiness:
The Main Frame Program, under the leadership of our Direct Service Advocate, Sonja Hodges, assists those experiencing homelessness with resume building, computer literacy, job searching, financial literacy, and much more.
*1st come; 1st served
For additional information about Central Outreach and Advocacy Center go to their website.
MISSION: To heal children, strengthen families and build community.
Our work has always been underscored by our belief in acceptance and equity, that everyone deserves the support needed to change the direction of their lives. CHRIS 180 is the first and largest nonprofit organization in Georgia to openly celebrate and serve LGBTQ+ youth. CHRIS 180 serves foster and at-risk teens and young adults ages 17-21.
Safe Housing Options:
Summit Trail Apartment Community: To help young adults, ages 17-24, better prepare for self-sufficient lives after foster care, we opened the Summit Trail Apartment Community to provide supervised living for those who are homeless, parenting, leaving juvenile justice and/or mental health systems. This supportive housing community helps young adults learn the skills necessary for productive adulthood in a supervised environment.
JourneyZ group homes program provide safe and stable housing, specialized counseling, and individualized life/financial skills training and support services to high needs children in Georgia’s foster care system.
Gateway Foster Home program: Our Gateway Foster Home program provides safety and stability within a supportive, therapeutic family environment for children and sibling groups, ages birth to 17, while preparing for adoption.
Go to CHRIS 180 website for information on how to access these housing options.
Through supportive services fueled by innovation and collaboration with our on-site partners, City of Refuge seeks to lead individuals and families on an uninterrupted journey to self-sufficiency. We do that by focusing on four key impact areas: Health & Wellness, Housing, Vocational Training, and Youth Development.
Eden Village – Eden Village seeks to provide low-barrier assessment bridge housing including case-management and a variety of supportive services for up to 20 single mothers with children, 60 children and 35 single women who are experiencing homelessness.
House of Cherith – Safe housing and supportive services where women can recover from the trauma of sexual exploitation. Since conception, House of Cherith has facilitated the transformation of over 700 lives.
Feed My Lambs: Full day Childcare for ages six weeks to 5 years.
Kid City: Kindergarten – 5th Grade After school and summer camp provides programming designed to improve academics, health, and social/emotional behaviors.
The City Club: 6th – 12th Grade after-school, summer camp, and basketball program providing pathways for young adults to reach their full potential in every dimension of life.
Bright Futures Academy: Our on-site partner providing private education for more than 100 middle and high school students from the surrounding community.
J17 Scholarship Fund: The J17 Fund is an Educational Expense Assistance Fund designed to provide financial assistance to minority students choosing to attend college, university, or technical school upon graduation from high school.
HEALTH & WELLNESS:
180° Kitchen – Prepares and serves three hot and healthy meals per day, every day, for residents, employees, and guests.
Mercy Care Clinic – Our on-site partner providing medical, dental, vision, and mental health services.
The Workforce Innovation Hub prepares unemployed and underemployed individuals to find meaningful employment.
Existing vocational training tracks include Advanced Manufacturing, Automotive Technology, Banking, Culinary, Information Technology, and Security.
For additional information about City of Refuge go to their website.
Our House, Inc. & CAPN Clinics Has Combine Operations
On Site at Shelters – Overcome barriers of transportation by providing care on site
Walk In Appointments – Increase access through flexible scheduling
Free of Charge – Provide quality care regardless of ability to pay
Mental Health Care
Referrals & Case Management
For additional information about CAPN go to their website.
The Mission of Community Concerns, Inc. is to engage those experiencing homelessness or at risk of experiencing homelessness and facilitate their movement to permanent housing and employment with a livable wage.
Odyssey Villas Permanent Supportive Housing Program
The documents listed below must all be received. Without these documents, your application will not be considered eligible for Odyssey Villas Permanent Supportive Housing Program. You are eligible to resubmit and application for Odyssey Villas Permanent Supportive Housing Program after 30 days of receiving denial letter for incompletion of application process.
Valid ID for all household members 18yrs and older.
Verification of Homeless (Homeless verification letter from shelter, notarized letter from friend or relative, paid room receipt from hotel, current eviction letter)
Original Birth certificate
Original Social Security Card of all household members
Proof of consistent income for all household members 18yrs and older
Current immunization record for all household children 18yrs and younger or notarized Religious Objections to Required Immunizations form
Marriage License (If applicable)
Negative TB Test (If applicable)
For additional information about Community Concern, Inc. go to their website.
At Covenant House Georgia (CHGA), we are much more than a shelter. We provide more than a bed and a meal for youth experiencing homelessness and escaping trafficking; we show unconditional love and give comprehensive support so that our youth can and will realize their fullest potential.
Emergency shelter ranging from 30-90 days is provided to young people ages 18-24. Medical and mental health care is provided with the focus on primary care, ob/gyn care, prenatal care, STD, HIV, asthma and diabetes screening, health education, and drug awareness and education. Youth who are suffering with severe and persistent mental illness receive or are referred to psychiatric counseling, medication management and help finding supported permanent housing. Youth in the Crisis Shelter participate in educational and vocational programs, learn basic life skills, and seek employment with the goal of creating an independent, sustainable future for themselves.
RIGHTS OF PASSAGE
As is the case for many of our youth, a stay in the crisis shelter is not long enough to become self-sufficient. The Rights of Passage program is our independent living program designed to give them more time to reach the goal of self-sufficiency. It is a 24-bed onsite and 4-bed offsite program that youth are eligible for after they have stabilized in the Crisis Shelter and obtained employment. Case managers assist youth as they transition into independent living.
For additional information about Covenant House go to their website.
Crisis Text Line provides free, text-based support 24/7, you’ll be connected to a trained Crisis Counselor. A live, trained Crisis Counselor receives the text and responds, all from our secure online platform. The volunteer Crisis Counselor will help you move from a hot moment to a cool moment.
Who are Crisis Counselors? They are trained volunteers who—with the support of full-time Crisis Text Line staff—use active listening, collaborative problem solving, and safety planning to help texters in their moment of crisis.
How Does it Work?
First, you’re in a crisis. Crisis doesn’t just mean thinking about ending your own life. It’s any painful emotion and anytime you need support. So, you text us at 741741.Your opening message can say anything. Keywords like “HOME,” “START” and “HELLO” just help us identify how people hear about us.
The first two responses are automated. They tell you that you’re being connected with a Crisis Counselor and invite you to share a bit more. The Crisis Counselor is a trained volunteer, not a professional. They can provide support, but not medical advice.
For additional information on Crisis Text Line go to their website.
Hotline: 1-800-843-5678, available 24-hours, 7 days a week.
NCMEC’s CyberTipline is the nation’s centralized reporting system for the online exploitation of children. The public and electronic service providers can make reports of suspected online enticement of children for sexual acts, child sexual molestation, child sexual abuse material, child sex tourism, child sex trafficking, unsolicited obscene materials sent to a child, misleading domain names, and misleading words or digital images on the internet. For additional information about this resource go to their website.
Our mission at Decatur Cooperative Ministry is to help families facing homelessness settle into safe, stable homes and build healthy lives filled with peace, hope and opportunity.
The following programs help us address homelessness from all angles:
Hagar’s House offers emergency night shelter and assessment to homeless families with children. The 5-room 30-bed shelter provides safe, comfortable accommodations for up to 90 days. While enrolled, families have access to daily showers, a tech center, laundry facilities, and two meals a day.
Our Family House program offers up to six months of transitional housing for homeless families with compound barriers to housing stability. We operate four single-family houses and apartments throughout DeKalb County. Families stay in these houses without paying rent or utilities; they are encouraged, however, to save 30% of their income to assist in the transition from homelessness to permanent housing.
Our Family Success program offers permanent supportive housing to chronically homeless families (i.e., those with extensive histories of homelessness who have at least one member with a diagnosed disability). These families receive long-term support and services, ensuring lasting housing stability.
Project Take Charge
Through Project Take Charge, DCM offers homeless prevention services to low-income and at-risk seniors, Veterans, and families. Clients with a documentable threat of eviction, foreclosure, or utility disconnection may receive financial assistance to cover rent, mortgage, and utilities. PTC also offers food security to low-income families through the operation of a food pantry and three food cooperatives.
All clients who receive financial assistance attend a three-part financial management course. Culminating with a one-on- one budgeting consultation, the course offers participants the knowledge and skills needed to achieve long-term financial stability.
For additional information about Decatur Cooperative Ministry go to their website.
Community Ministry Services
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we are currently operating on an abbreviated schedule and providing the following limited services. We are open Mondays – Thursdays from 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. Access for all services is at the front of the church on the Peachtree Street entrance.
Sunday Morning Prayer Breakfast
Each Sunday morning at 6:30 a.m., we welcome all guests for a to-go breakfast served in Fifield Hall.
REQUIREMENTS FOR SERVICE
Everyone is welcome.
Public Benefits Applications Assistance
We assist individuals to apply and submit food stamp applications and social security card applications. This service is available Mondays – Thursdays from 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
REQUIREMENTS FOR SERVICE
Social security number
Men’s Clothing Closet & Shower
The Men’s Clothing Closet provides individuals experiencing homelessness with the opportunity to receive clean clothing. Service is available Mondays and Wednesdays from 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Additional services are available check the website on FPC’s FPC Community Ministries — First Presbyterian Church of Atlanta (firstpresatl.org) page on the website.
Gateway Center’s provides a trauma informed and a client-centered environment where individuals can receive the tools, they need to end their homelessness and achieve self-sufficiency. To ensure the alignment of services, Gateway Center has focused our efforts into our Five Keys to Success (1) Housing Placement and Stability, (2) Health and Wellness, (3) Family and Community Engagement, (4) Job Skills Training and Placement, and (5) Adult & Financial Literacy.
For additional information about Gateway Center go to their website.
Mission: Georgia Center for Youth Excellence is a non-profit organization that’s dedicated to providing high-quality human services programming for youth aged 10-22 who are at risk of being failed by one or more adult-driven system.
What we do
Established in 2016, the Georgia Center for Youth Excellence is an organization whose goals are:
Providing a multitude of programs and services in a safe environment that will contribute to their asset building development.
Enhancing leadership development among the youth.
Serving as a community-based organization that is an extension to the learning provided in their educational development.
Multicultural bridge building services for immigrants, refugees and other youth that have migrated to the United States for better opportunities.
Providing supportive services for youth that are victims of homelessness, sexually exploitation, drug or alcohol abuse or any other abuse that prevents them from becoming productive citizens in their communities.
For details about Georgia Center for Youth Excellence programs go their website.
ARE YOU CONCERNED ABOUT ABUSE?
If you want to talk to someone about the violence in your life or in the life of someone you know, please call Georgia’s 24-Hour Statewide Domestic Violence Hotline, 1.800.33.HAVEN (1.800.334.2836) V/TTY. As a friend or family member of someone experiencing domestic violence, it is important to be there for them and let them know that the abuse is not their fault.
A domestic violence advocate can talk to victims, friends and family to plan for safety. They may be able to offer resources in your community or give you or your family support. Domestic violence programs offer victims and their families a variety of services in the community and are here to support you 24 hours a day.
For additional information about this resource go to their website.
NEW Georgia Council on Substance Abuse Virtual Recovery Meetings. If you want to join a Virtual Recovery Meeting via laptop or a cell phone, check the Upcoming Events calendar on Georgia Council on Substance Abuse website near the bottom of the landing page.
For immediate access to routine or crisis services GCAL is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and 365 days a year to help you or someone you care for in a crisis.
Text & Chat
Additionally, we are pleased to announce that Georgia’s youth can now access GCAL’s services via text and chat through a new app called My GCAL. Developed by Behavioral Health Link, the app will allow youth to call, text, or chat with GCAL 24/7/365. Help is in your pocket–just a click away. The caring professionals of GCAL are ready to help, and users can choose how they want to reach out.
For additional information about Georgia Crisis & Access Line go to their website.
Applying Online for SNAP:
Go to the Georgia Gateway website and select “Apply for Benefits.”
Hours available to apply are Monday-Friday 5 a.m. to midnight, excluding weekends and holidays.
SNAP Customer Contact Center
Toll-Free: (877) 423-4746
Contact your local DFCS Office
For language assistance go to the website.
Georgia Public Library Service funds the non-E-rated portion of ongoing broadband costs to each library system, ensuring that citizens in all Georgia communities have access to online services and wireless Internet connectivity at their local library. In addition to email and Web hosting, Georgia Public Library Service also assists libraries with technical support for network, equipment and software technology and provides a range of training programs.
Go to their website to locate the library near you. There may be a fee for printing.
The purpose of the Georgia Safe Schools Coalition (GSSC, Inc.) is to eliminate LGBTQ oppression in Georgia schools. By serving as a resource for Georgia students, educators, and families, we strive to engender positive social growth among Georgia’s youth and to foster a safe and affirming school climate for all. Go to the website for more information about Safe Zone resources.
We at vpnMentor conducted a survey in which we asked 695 LGBTQ+ people worldwide about their experiences online as they relate to their sexual orientation and gender identity. The results – referenced throughout this article – illuminated the unique challenges faced by the LGBTQ+ community.
Here are some of our key findings:
73% of all respondents in all categories of gender identity and sexual orientation have been personally attacked or harassed online.
50% of all respondents in all categories of gender identity and sexual orientation have suffered sexual harassment online.
When it comes to sexual orientation, asexual people feel the least safe online, and gay men the safest.
When it comes to gender identity, transgender women feel the least safe online, and cisgender men the safest.
Transgender women are the most likely to be outed against their will online, while cisgender men are least likely. To read the entire Survey go to the website.
HomeStretch guides working homeless families toward permanent housing and lasting stability.
We help families achieve:
Who We Serve
To be eligible for the HomeStretch Supportive Housing programs, you must:
Be homeless or imminently homeless
Be employed full-time – documented with pay stubs showing at least 37.5 hours worked per week
Have custody of minor child(children) in residence
Have a connection to the greater north metro Atlanta area such as employment or school
How to Apply
If you, or someone you know, meets the above criteria, contact us for a confidential phone interview.
Email us using our contact form
Call 770-642-9185 Extension 112
Additional assistance may be available to you and your family from these organizations.
What to Expect
Confidential Application Process
If you are eligible for the HomeStretch Supportive Housing program, here’s what the process will look like:
Step 1: Telephone interview with a staff social worker
Step 2: In-person interview – a written application and a criminal background check will be required.
Step 3: Acceptance – you will sign a program agreement that outlines participation requirements for regular meetings with staff social workers and assigned mentors, and participation in LifeSkills classes. In addition, temporary housing will be provided, and a sliding scale rent will be determined. At move-in, you will pay a security deposit and pro-rated rent.
For additional information about HomeStretch go to their website.
Mission: HOPE Atlanta seeks to help Georgians avoid homelessness and hunger through a comprehensive approach that equips them with the tools for lifelong stability.
A housing-first approach.
Stable housing is paramount to a person’s ability to thrive. For each client we serve, our priority is securing housing—both temporary and more permanent solutions.
Permanent Supportive Housing
Many clients, including those with disabilities or substance abuse issues, need ongoing support after being placed in permanent housing. We provide that support system, assisting with everything from medical appointment transportation to grocery shopping and learning to budget.
Special Needs Housing
HIV/AIDS cases have continued to spike in Atlanta, particularly among homeless communities. Our dedicated Special Needs Housing team ensures that this population’s needs are met.
For many, a bit of bad luck can spell disaster. A missed paycheck. A health crisis. A violent storm. For many, hard times can easily lead to homelessness. We’re here when they need a shoulder to lean on.
Rapid Re-Housing, when someone experiencing homelessness reaches out, our goal is to get them off the streets as quickly as possible. We help cover rent, security deposits and moving costs to get them back on their feet.
Reunification Program, we help stranded people without means return to their home communities and support systems, covering transportation costs and coordinating with loved ones.
Trinity Assessment Center, partners with clients who are at risk of becoming homeless or currently experiencing homelessness, archway housing programs like Trinity Assessment Center (TAC) identify safe, secure, and affordable options, providing clients with long-term, wrap-around support to provide and preserve the sustainable housing necessary to regain self-sufficiency.
WALK-IN OFFICE HOURS:
Mon/Tues/Wed – 9am-5pm
Thurs – 9am-2pm
Additional support is available on their website.
Building B, Terrace Level
Our mission is to investigate and then raise public awareness about the many problems that are facing families and individuals that are at risk of slipping into poverty or that are living in poverty, and then to mobilize financial resources, products and volunteers to solve those problems and stabilize those households.
We’re open Tuesday through Saturday.
11:00 AM to 5:00 PM
*Note that offices may be closed on event days.
For additional information about HOSEA HELPS: Feed the Hungry and the Homeless go to their website.
The primary goal of the Safe House is to place women in a long-term recovery program (whether it be HOC Program II or another program). The stay is intended to be a time of respite, reflection, recovery, and restoration, providing a safe and comfortable environment coupled with activities to help guide residents through the process of determining healthy next steps for their journey to full recovery.
Deliver safe and sustainable emergency housing and support services where women are able to make clear, conscious, and sober decisions about taking the next steps in their life beyond exploitation.
Long Term CARE
In the 12–15-month Long-Term phase of Program II, women are provided case management and comprehensive support to become healthy emotionally and physically, maintain sobriety, and secure employment. When ready, women graduate to the 6–9-month Transitional phase of the program where their focus is to transition from program dependence to self-sufficiency.
Deliver safe and sustainable long-term and transitional housing and support services where women are able to recover from their trauma and prepare to live a self-sufficient lifestyle.
For Emergencies call our 24/hour phone line: 404-655-0024
For additional information about House of Cherith go to their website.
Jerusalem House is now Status: Home!
We have rebranded to Status: Home in honor of our continuing evolution, our mission, and the essence of what we’ve provided for more than 30 years – a place to call home for fellow Atlantans (individuals and families) who are impacted by HIV/AIDS.
At Status: Home, our mission is to provide homeless and low-income individuals and families (including children) impacted by HIV/AIDS in Greater Atlanta with a continuum of housing, healthcare resources, and supportive services that are critical to our residents’ survival and contribute to their overall self-sufficiency.
Locate Status: Home housing and support services on their website.
Lifeline is a federal program that offers a monthly benefit of up to $9.25 towards phone or internet services for eligible subscribers (up to $34.25 for those living on Tribal lands).
A consumer can qualify for the Lifeline benefit if their income is 135% or less than the federal poverty guidelines, or if they participate in SNAP, Medicaid, or other federal programs. See the full list of qualifying factors.
Lifeline subscribers can apply their benefit to home or mobile phone service or to high-speed broadband.
Lifeline National Verifier for Service link below:
Home – Lifeline National Verifier (servicenowservices.com)
Emergency Broadband Benefit
If you have any questions about how to apply for the Emergency Broadband Benefit, please visit GetEmergencyBroadband.org or call 1 (833) 511-0311. Due to the temporary nature of the Emergency Broadband Benefit Program, we encourage you to apply as soon as you can.
For additional information about Lifeline go to their website.
Mission: To end homelessness for all LGBTQ youth by providing them with the skills and support needed to live independently.
Support is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. We support youth ages 18 thru 25 at our Youth Center and in our transitional housing program. Lost-n-Found Youth also provides services and referrals based on the needs of youth entering our program.
24/7 CRISIS Hotline: 470.571.0571
Additional Support Hotlines:
Georgia Crisis Hotline: 1.800.715.4225
Trans Lifeline: 1.877.565.8860
Trevor Project: 1.866.488.7386
LGBT Hotline: 1.888.843.5464
LGBT Youth Hotline: 1.800.246.7743
LGBT Elder Hotline: 1.888.234.7243
Crisis Text Line: 741 741
Trevor Text: 678 678
Thrift Store Hours
Youth Thrift Store is open to the general public Monday through Saturday 10:00AM to 6:00PM and Sunday 10:00AM to 4:00PM.
For additional information about Lost-n-Found Youth go to their website.
Lutheran Community Food Ministry
The Lutheran Community Food Ministry (LCFM) serves our Midtown neighbors experiencing food insecurity and/or confronting unstable housing options. We provide a meal in a safe and friendly environment to anyone in need. The LCFM is open every Monday through Friday from 10:30 am until 11:30 am. You’ll find our entrance off 4th Street–just look for the big red wooden doors and the big sign over them. If you have questions about the LCFM, email us at LCFM@redeemer.org.
For additional information about Lutheran Community Food Ministry go to their website.
The mission of Mary Hall Freedom Village, Inc. (MHFV) is to empower women, children, veterans, and families to end the cycle of homelessness, addiction, and poverty.
Located on Atlanta’s Westside, the Donna Center for Single Women and Families (DCW) serves as a 24/7/365 service center to address the needs of chronic homelessness and provide comprehensive wrap-around services for women, children, veterans, and families.
VETERANS TRANSITIONAL HOUSING
MHFV is grateful to partner with the Veterans Administration (VA) to provide housing to veterans and their families.
PERMANENT SUPPORTIVE HOUSING
Permanent supportive housing promotes an environment that encourages women to establish and achieve goals focused on increasing self-sufficiency, improving life skills, and increasing economic stability. MHFV provides permanent supportive housing to 21 families both in North and South Fulton County.
For additional information about MHFV go to their website.
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You or your household qualifies if you or they receive:
SNAP/ Food Stamps
Federal Public Housing Assistance
Veteran’s & Survivors Pension Benefits
Free Reduced School Lunch
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Mental Health America of Georgia (formerly known as the National Mental Health Association of Georgia) is a non-profit organization dedicated to improving the lives of individuals with mental health challenges as well as promoting mental wellness throughout Georgia. Mission: to enhance the mental health and wellness of Georgians through education, outreach, and advocacy.
Kids on the Block (KOTB) is an educational puppetry program that uses life-sized, multicultural puppets to promote mental wellness for children. The presentations are designed to help children understand their feelings and encourage communication of problems or stressors that affect them at home, school, and in other venues. KOTB serves as a non-threatening vehicle through which children can articulate issues that they might otherwise feel uncomfortable talking about.
Leadership Empowerment and Access Program (LEAP) a pilot model designed through Mental Health America of Georgia’s Youth Programs. This program provides peer development to support young people, 16-26- at risk of behavioral health challenges or managed behavioral health conditions prepare for employment opportunities in various workforce industries. LEAP will support participants by providing tools and skills to gain self-empowerment, personal growth, and life-skills on their journey to achieve or maintain either full-time employment or entrance into a post-secondary education opportunity.
For additional information about MHAG go to their website.
Our name is Mercy. Our spirit is compassion.
We strive to be no less than our name. Mercy Care can be described in many ways with many words, but our soul is best known through personal encounter. Ask a patient, client, staff member, board member or volunteer about Mercy Care. Better still, come see for yourself. Experience our values at work—compassion, commitment to the poor, excellence, integrity, justice, stewardship and reverence for the dignity of each person. We give people hope where before there was no hope. Maybe that’s the best medicine of all.
A federally qualified health center and Atlanta’s only healthcare for the homeless program (330h), Mercy Care accepts most insurances plans, Medicare and Medicaid and offers a sliding fee scale based on household income for the uninsured.
Mercy Care is a member of Saint Joseph’s Health System and Trinity Health.
For additional information about Mercy Care go to their website.
Everyone deserves healthy relationships.
For any victims and survivors who need support! Call:1.800.799.7233; If you’re unable to speak safely, you can text LOVEIS to 22522. THEHOTLINE.ORG Administrative Line: 737-225-3150.
24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year, the National Domestic Violence Hotline provides essential tools and support to help survivors of domestic violence so they can live their lives free of abuse.
For additional information go the National Domestic Violence Hotline website.
PO Box 90249
Funding and assistance to victims of human trafficking. Available 24/7 and confidential Live Chat available on the website.
Human trafficking is a form of modern-day slavery. This crime occurs when a trafficker uses force, fraud or coercion to control another person for the purpose of engaging in commercial sex acts or soliciting labor or services against his/her will. Force, fraud, or coercion need not be present if the individual engaging in commercial sex is under 18 years of age.
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What We Do
Nicholas House is a nonprofit agency that operates an emergency shelter as well as scattered apartment sites for homeless families of any composition. We assist homeless families in making the transition from homelessness to self-sufficiency in a structured but home-like environment through one of several housing programs. Nicholas House is committed to assisting its families attain three goals that form the basis of self-sufficiency:
Earn a living wage.
Maintain the physical, mental, and social health of parents and children.
Maintain safe and stable housing.
Nicholas House provides four housing programs along with supportive services to meet the various levels of need that homeless families in Atlanta face. In all four of our housing models, we provide case management and goal-setting guidance with a strong emphasis on accountability. We work with each participant to address the root causes of homelessness through programs to help with employment, money management, family skills and more. Our housing programs include:
Our emergency shelter located in Grant Park is for homeless families without income needing a place to stabilize and gain employment. It can accommodate about 50 individuals, including 12 different families at any given time. Families can be as small as 2 individuals or as large as 12.
Homeless to Homes (H2H)
This is an apartment-based rapid rehousing program for homeless families with some income, but not enough to pay full rent. Participants lease an apartment in their own name and start paying 30% of their income toward rent while Nicholas House subsidizes the rest. These families work with a case manager to increase their income and the proportion of rent they pay over the course of a year, with the goal being to renew their lease and pay full rent on their own by the end of the year long period.
This is a rapid rehousing + homelessness prevention program for homeless families with enough income to pay rent, but who are in need of initial help. We assist with leasing advocacy or homeless prevention assistance due to temporary crisis. Nicholas House provides upfront support with application fees, utility and rental deposits, moving costs, initial month’s rent, and other cost barriers to help these families establish stable housing. We can even assist with back rent payments to prevent eviction. The goal of this program is to allow families to maintain long-term housing on their own based.
This program is a permanent supportive housing program for chronically homeless families with no income, plus additional barriers in the form of a disability. We place families into immediate permanent support housing in the form of apartments leased by Nicholas House. New Horizons families often come directly from street outreach teams or emergency shelters. Once families are settled in, case managers provide additional services that incorporate best practices based on national research, including harm reduction and motivational interviewing techniques.
If you are looking for more information about qualifying for any of these Nicholas House programs, visit the Get Help page on the website.
Adult Education and Training
Our Adult Education and Training programs help families create a new future by defining goals and providing the educational training and support to make their dreams a reality.
Youth Services Program
70% of the homeless people housed by Nicholas House are children. Just like adults, each child receives specific program attention to address their unique needs. We evaluate each child’s academic, physical, social and emotional well-being. Nicholas House staff works with parents and children to develop programs that address their needs.
Youth Services program includes an After-School Program, evening activity hours, and free summer camp. The focus of our Youth Services Programs is on establishing educational and life-long personal skills that will create a healthy, productive, and self-sufficient adult.
Visit Nicholas House Youth Services page on the website for more information about these programs.
Open Arms, Inc. began in 1991 in response to a Grand Jury’s recommendations to fight child abuse. It is the mission of Open Arms, Incorporated to bring healing, hope, and help to children, adults, and their families in need of support, intervention, and prevention as a result of child abuse and homelessness, in all its forms.
Runaway and Homeless Programs
The purpose of the Runaway and Homeless Youth Program is to reduce the number of runaway and homeless youth on the street or in crisis and to reduce the numbers of children reported to or taken into the custody local law enforcement and child protective service agencies due to youth being in crisis situations, familial dysfunction/poor family relationships, and non-compliant behavior.
Transitional Living Program:
Transitional Living Program (TLP) is for TLP youth to successfully transition from their state of being a runaway or homeless youth to being a positive, self-sufficient, and productive citizen in our community.
Through this program, Open Arms, Inc. conducts outreach designed to build relationships between our staff and homeless street youth. The goal of these efforts is to help young people leave the streets.
HUD Street Outreach:
HUD Street Outreach Program provides essential services necessary to reach out to unsheltered homeless people of all ages, prioritizing youth; connecting them with emergency shelter, housing, or critical services; and provide urgent, non-facility‐based care to unsheltered homeless people who are unwilling to exit the streets at the time of contact.
Maternity Group Home:
The Maternity Group Home (MGH) Program is a supervised scattered-site apartment design that houses and supports up to four youth at a time, with a maximum of two children each. Services are provided for up to 21 months, or until a youth turns 18 years old, if they enter a program at age 16.
Rapid Re-Housing Program provides short-term rental assistance and services, with services ending once rental assistance terminates.
Emergency Shelter (DCA): Provides immediate shelter for individuals or families (youth are prioritized) that are literally homeless (e.g., living on the streets, in cars, places not meant for habitation, etc.). With an average stay of 30 days, clients stay in our shelter and their basic needs are met.
The Bridge: Accommodates children from birth to 18 years of age. During their time at the Bridges all of their necessities are provided: food, clothing, shelter, recreation, job training, advocacy, education, as well as counseling by a staff therapist.
Go to Open Arms, Inc. website for additional information about their housing options.
Our House, Inc. & CAPN Clinics have Combine
At Our House, we provide transformative care to end the cycle of homelessness for families. Our interrelated programs address the root causes of homelessness and ensure every family that leaves Our House has the tools needed to achieve lasting self-sufficiency.
Our House, Inc. programs are designed to enrich the lives of children and families experiencing homelessness with the knowledge, skills, and resources needed to break the cycles of homelessness and poverty.
Early Childhood Education – Housing Services – Healthcare Services (formerly CAPN Clinics) – Employment Training Services – Family Services
For additional information about Our House, Inc go to their website.
The mission of Park Place Outreach Youth Emergency Shelter is to provide services to at-risk youth and their families, increase their functional level, and reunify families whenever possible.
Youth Emergency Shelter
The Basic Center (also designated as a Child Caring Institution by the state) provides temporary shelter, typically up to 3 weeks, to run away and homeless youth (“RHY”), victims of sexual exploitation and trafficking, and other youth in crisis, as well as referrals from Division of Family and Children Services (“DFCS”) or Department of Juvenile Justice (“DJJ”) as an alternative to foster placement or detention, for children ages 11-17.
Services provided include:
Center is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week
24 Hour Telephone Crisis Line
Individual, Family, and Group Counseling
3 Meals and 3 Snacks Daily
After School Tutorial and Drop In Center
Weekly Life Skill Groups
Curfew Violator Program
Runaway Prevention Program
Dobransky Outreach Center
Open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week
Go to Park Place Outreach, Inc. website for additional information on their services.
PFLAG Atlanta promotes the health and well-being of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people, their families, and friends through support, education, and advocacy.
Medical | PFLAG Atlanta
AbsoluteCare | Health Plans, LGBTQ+ Services, and Primary Care
Feminist Women’s Health Center | Home (feministcenter.org)
LGBTQ+ Guide | Health Risks, Prevention, Treatment & Help (drugwatch.com)
Planned Parenthood | Official Site
Positive Impact Health Center – Learning your HIV status and Sexually Transmitted Infections (positiveimpacthealthcenters.org)
Ponce Primary Care
SUPPORT GROUP MEETINGS
Go to PFLAG Atlanta website to access the resources and find a support group.
Project Community Connections, Inc (PCCI)
To permanently rehouse individuals and families experiencing homelessness into decent, affordable places to live and thrive. To offer housing options and collaborate with community and human service organizations to provide ancillary services that promote personal and economic self-sufficiency.
LandLord Liaison Service
Project Community Connections, Inc.
Re-Housing Opportunity Center
By Appointment Only
For additional information about PCCI go to their website.
Q Link offers qualifying customers FREE monthly UNLIMITED Data, Talk & Text through the federal Lifeline & Emergency Broadband Benefit programs.
You may qualify for Lifeline and/or EBB Program if you already participate in government benefit programs like SNAP, Medicaid, or by low income.
Bring Your Phone & Number
Bring the phone and number you love, and get FREE UNLIMITED Data, Talk & Text.
Call: Mon-Fri 8AM-12AM EST; Sat-Sun 8AM-8PM EST
Go to the website to get additional information about QLink Wireless.
How We Help
Focus on the Journey-
The paths that lead to experiencing homelessness vary greatly, but the commonality is that residents arrive in survival mode. Our programming guidelines for residents focuses on Family Stability, Well-being, Financial Management, Education & Training, and Employment & Career.
Rainbow Village is not an emergency shelter.
The ASPIRE program provides safe, stable housing and supportive services for families experiencing homelessness for up to two years.
The THRIVE Alumni program provides an additional three years of supportive services to families after completing the ASPIRE program.
The ACADEMY provides academic enrichment and afterschool programming for children of ASPIRE and THRIVE participants.
Hours of Operation
Monday through Friday
9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. EST
For additional information about Rainbow Village go to their website.
IMPACT Meals: Five nights a week at SafeHouse we host our Impact Service. Local churches, community organizations, and businesses join the SHO team to serve a meal to people living in extreme poverty in the downtown area.
Atlanta Guardian is a mobile crisis support program for those experiencing homelessness.
Next Level: helps those from diverse backgrounds by employing a comprehensive approach in case management to assist program participants with employment, housing, and behavioral health needs.
Problem Solvers: is aimed at meeting clients’ emergency and non-emergency needs. Our goal is to build client relationships and aid them in a self-identification process of taking the necessary steps to transition out of homelessness. When our Program Associates meet with clients, they focus on meeting one need at a time.
For additional information about SafeHouse Outreach go to their website.
SchoolHouse Connection is a national non-profit organization working to overcome homelessness through education. We provide strategic advocacy and practical assistance in partnership with early childhood programs, schools, institutions of higher education, service providers, families, and youth.
“Our vision is that children and youth experiencing homelessness have full access to quality learning, birth through higher education, so that they will never be homeless as adults, and the next generation will never be homeless.”
Jordyn Roark \\ Director of Youth Leadership and Scholarships \\ (252) 702-9152 \\ firstname.lastname@example.org
Karen Rice \\ Senior Program Manager, Higher Education \\ (574) 252-6021 \\ email@example.com
For additional information about SchoolHouse Connection go to their website.