Community Resources Directory

The Community Resource Directory resources are located in the Atlanta Metro Area and the following cities: Albany, Carterville, Columbus, Duluth, Norcross, Roswell, Sandy Springs, Savannah, and Woodstock. We also list national resources for vulnerable and homeless youth. Scroll down, choose and then click a category, after the list appears click the picture to the left to see its description and map with traveling directions! 

Name
Excerpt
Description
Website Address
Phone Number
Fax
Abraham’s House
Description

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 criteria.  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

Impact Kidz features programs designed to curve and eliminate youth violence, teen pregnancy, drug use and school dropout rate are currently in place:

G.A.M.E. Changers 

Real Girls, Inc.

Tutoring by appointment

Special Programs and Workshops

 

Phone Number
404-274-1810
Action Ministries
Description

Mission: Action Ministries mobilizes communities to address the challenges of poverty by focusing on hunger relief and housing.

If you are need of rapid rehousing, please consider the following qualifications: (1) must be an individual, family or unaccompanied youth in need; (2) at imminent risk of becoming homeless or who is currently homeless; (3) 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.

HOUSING

Archway Housing

Partnering with clients at risk of becoming homeless or are 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.

Action Empowers

In addition to securely housing families, Action Empowers helps house individuals and youth, providing intensive case management and individualized coaching designed to address unique barriers to self-sufficiency, implementing vital resources like counseling, educational enhancement, employment and career services, life skills classes, and more.

Action Thrives

Action Thrives ensures that men and women who are currently homeless and have a disability are given access to stable housing, case management and the resources necessary to live as independently as possible. We recognizes that some of our neighbors who are disabled need financial and relational support indefinitely. Our services empower people who have complex challenges to manage their lives with greater stability, autonomy, and dignity.

HUNGER RELIEF

Our hunger relief programs are uniquely tailored to the communities we serve. Action Ministries’ 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 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
Trinity Table
Sundays
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 (Map)

Phone Number
(404) 881-1991
Fax
(404) 881-1902
Advocate for Bartow Child
Description

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.

 

Phone Number
770-387-1143
American Foundation for Suicide Prevention
Description

 

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.
Mission: Save Lives and Bring Hope to Those Affected by Suicide

Website Address
Phone Number
 National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 800-273-8255
Fax
212-363-6237
Atlanta City Baptist Rescue Mission
Description

 

Programs:

Short-term Program

Each client is provided 21 days of temporary stay each month.   At this time, we offer showers, clothing, and snacks. At 7:00 p.m. every night, we have a mandatory chapel service followed by the evening meal at 8:00 p.m. Lights out is 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 them 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 in to order to save toward their goals.

Discipleship Program

Since 1989, our Discipleship Program has made the largest impact in turning around the lives of the men at the mission. The main goal is to aid men in their struggle to re-enter society after the setbacks of homelessness and substance abuse. The program’s basis is on learning Biblical principles to live life on God’s terms. This real change is a three- step process: accepting Jesus Christ as Savior, learning and adherence to the Word of God, concluded with sharing the Gospel with others. Jesus put it best in John 14:6 when He said, “I am the way, the truth, and the life.” Currently we have room for twenty men on the Discipleship Program. Working with them in the daytime, they are instructed in Biblical principles, good work ethics, and job skills. They are also given counseling to help them learn to change how they respond to problems that previously brought them to the mission. Additionally, they experience working and interacting with people again by helping and serving the clients that stay for the evening. Upon completion of the program, we assist each man to create or modify an existing resume and provide resources to help in finding a job. We maintain contact with continued counseling and support, which aids in their re-entry of society.

Phone Number
404-577-3409
Atlanta Community Food Bank
Description

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.

Website Address
Phone Number
404-892-3333
Atlanta Mission
Description

OUR MISSION:  We transform, through Christ, the lives of those facing homelessness.

SERVICES

Services we provide:

Food and Shelter
Critical Needs
Addiction Recovery
Job Attainment
Counseling
Spiritual Recovery
Educational Services

Our facilities

MEN’S FACILITIES
The Shepherd’s Inn
165 Ivan Allen Blvd NW Atlanta, Georgia 30313
Phone: 404.367.2493
Fuqua Hall
144 Mills Street
Atlanta, Georgia 30313
Phone: 404.367.2492
The Potter’s House
655 Potter’s House Road
Jefferson, Georgia 30549
Phone: 706.543.8338

WOMEN AND CHILDREN’S FACILITIES
My Sister’s House
921 Howell Mill Road
Atlanta, Georgia 30318
Phone: 404.367.2465
Coming 2021
Restoration House
655 Ethel Street NW
Atlanta, Georgia 30318
THRIFT STORES
Athens Thrift Store
2415 Jefferson Road Suite D
Athens, Georgia 30607
Phone: 706.357.9240
Winder Thrift Store
141 West May Street
Winder, Georgia 30680
Phone: 706.357.9243

Commerce Thrift Store
1416 South Broad Street
Commerce, Georgia 30529
Phone: 706.357.9241
Gainesville Thrift Store
328 Oak Street
Gainesville, Georgia 30506
Phone: 678.420.0240

Phone Number
1-404-588-4000
Central Outreach and Advocacy Center
Description

WE OPEN DOORS TO OVERCOME AND PREVENT HOMELESSNESS

Services:

Monday – Thursday, 9:00am-12:30pm, beginning 6/7/21

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 (Mondays, Tuesdays, and Wednesdays beginning 8/2/21)

Main Frame Job Readiness:

Tuesday-Thursday, 11am-12pm, every other week beginning 6/8/21

Three workshops per session (résumé building, job search, and interview skills)
Sessions will occur every other week beginning 6/8/21
Guests who attend a class session will be provided with a lunch and a round-trip MARTA pass.
Guests who complete all three sessions will be eligible to meet with our Main Frame coordinator for one-on-one instruction and use of our computer lab. They will also receive a 7-day MARTA pass and a certificate of completion.
Space is limited. Sign up in person or by contacting Ahren at afoster@centraloac.org or (404) 601-3146.

 

Website Address
Phone Number
(404) 659-7119 (Phone lines currently closed due to COVID-19.)
CHRIS Kids Rainbow Program Independent Living
Description

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.  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.

Website Address
Phone Number
404-486-9034
City of Refuge
Description

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.
HOUSING

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.

YOUTH DEVELOPMENT

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.

JOB TRAINING
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.

 

 

 

Phone Number
404-874-2241
Community Advanced Practice Nurses
Description

Our Vision

We believe that access to health care for the medically underserved is fundamental ​​to empowering people and restoring communities.

Our Approach:

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

Our Services:

Health Services
Mental Health Care
Patient Education
Referrals & Case Management
Student Training

Clinic Locations & Hours – CAPN Clinics – Community Advanced Practice Nurses, Inc.

Website Address
Phone Number
404-658-1500, CAPN PATH Program 404.815.1811
Community Concerns
Description

 

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)

 

 

 

Phone Number
404-659-3390
Fax
(404) 659-2108
Covenant House
Description

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.

CRISIS SHELTER

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.

Phone Number
Youth Direct Line: 404-713-0954
Fax
Fax: 404-832-1282
Crisis Text Line
Description

 

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.

 

Phone Number
Text HOME to 741741
Cyber Tipline (NCMEC)
Description

Hotline: 1-800-83-5678, 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.

Phone Number
Hotline Contact: 1-800-843-5678, available 24-hours, 7 days a week
Decatur Cooperative Ministry
Description

 

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

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.

Family House

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.

Family Success

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.

 

Phone Number
404-377-5365
First Presbyterian
Description

Venable Food Pantry

The Venable Food Pantry is located on the second floor of the Smith Building and is open Mondays – Thursdays from 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. The pantry is stocked with food secured from the Atlanta Community Food Bank, local vendors, and church & community members. In a single year, approximately 131,000 pounds (nearly 62 tons) of food are distributed from the Venable Food Pantry.

 REQUIREMENTS FOR SERVICE

ID

Proof of residence (Lease, utility bill, and SS numbers for all household members. No cell phone bills please.)

Lunch Bags (Sandwich, granola bar, drink, hand sanitizer, and fruit when possible)
Served Mondays – Thursdays to approximately 140 individuals starting at 1:00 p.m.–3:00 p.m. We welcome all guests for this service.

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
With public libraries closed, access to computers and internet service is non-existent for many individuals. Subsequently, we are currently providing that access by assisting non-tax filer individuals apply for stimulus checks. We also assist individuals with applying for and submitting food stamp applications, apply for social security cards and file for unemployment insurance benefits. This service is available Mondays – Thursdays from 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

REQUIREMENTS FOR SERVICE

ID

Social security number

 

Phone Number
(404) 892-8461
Gateway Center Atlanta
Description

Mission: To connect people experiencing homelessness with the support necessary to become self-sufficient and find a permanent home.

Programs:

Housing Placement & Stability

New Beginnings – New Beginnings is for men needing housing and employment case management as they re-enter the workplace.
Coordinated Entry Services – Coordinated Entry Services provide a single point of access to the housing continuums for the City of Atlanta and Fulton County.

Family & Community Engagement

Hope Atlanta Traveler’s Aid – Reunification program that connects individuals to loved ones in other states.
Crossroads – Crossroads seeks to provide access to resources that empower people experiencing homelessness to progress on the road toward economic and personal stability.
Engagement Center (EC) – Public services available including showers, lockers, phones, clothing closet, restrooms, and laundry services
Caroline’s Kitchen – Gateway Center’s food service operations and training program.

Phone Number
404-215-6600
Georgia Center for Youth Excellence Safe House
Description

 

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 who’s 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.

Safe House Transitional Living Program
GACYE Transitional Living Program provides long-term residential services for homeless youth ages 16-22 while building a safety net and strong emotional support system to assist them with transitioning into self-sufficiency. GACYE will operate a 4-bed TLP supportive housing using the Group Home model that will provide oversight of clients. During their stay at the shelter, youth will be provided/assist youth in obtaining:

Intensive case management to youth receiving services and includes strategies to address present and historical trauma with access to a range of options for trauma informed behavioral health services.

Individualized service plan that focuses on setting individual goals and objectives

Education/employment

Stable housing and more

Permanent Supportive Housing Program
GACYE Permanent Supportive Housing Program Provides long-term residential services for homeless youth ages 18-24 while building a safety net and strong emotional support system to assist them with transitioning into self-sufficiency. GACYE will operate four 1-bedroom apartments and provide/assist youth in obtaining:

Intensive case management to youth receiving services and includes strategies to address present and historical trauma with access to a range of options for trauma informed behavioral health services.

Individualized service plan that focuses on setting individual goals and objectives

Education/employment

Stable housing and more

Website Address
Phone Number
470-276-0595
Georgia Coalition Against Domestic Violence
Description

 

What We Do: The Georgia Coalition Against Domestic Violence (GCADV) is Georgia’s federally recognized domestic violence coalition, representing over 53 domestic violence organizations and programs across the state.  We engage in capacity building, communications, and public policy efforts to ensure effective domestic violence prevention and intervention. GCADV  and its members and allies work collaboratively, along with community, corporate, and foundation partners, to achieve social and systems change on behalf of domestic violence survivors and their families.  Every day we motivate, inform, and connect with stakeholders concerned with this issue.  No one organization offers all of the solutions, and we believe that by coming together with a wide range of partners and creating new approaches, we can ensure that survivors are safe and empowered and healthy relationships are nurtured.

 

Phone Number
24-Hour Statewide Hotline: 1.800.33.HAVEN (1.800.334.2836)
Fax
404-766-3800
Georgia Council on Substance Abuse Virtual All Recovery Meeting
Description

NEW Georgia Council on Substance Abuse Virtual Recovery Meetings.  If you want to join a  zoom Recovery Meeting via laptop or cell phone use the Web Address and meeting ID below:

https://zoom.us/j/695949293
Meeting ID: 695 949 293

If you are looking to join via telephone dial the phone number and use the meeting ID below:

Meeting ID: 695 949 293

 

Phone Number
1-(844) 326-5400; 1-646 876 9923
Georgia Crisis and Access Line (GCAL)
Description

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.

Phone Number
1-800-715-4225
Georgia Gateway
Description

Online:  SNAP, log on to Georgia Gateway 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

https://dfcs.georgia.gov/locations

For language assistance, contact LEPSI

https://dhs.georgia.gov/organization/about/language-access

 

 

 

Website Address
Phone Number
Toll-Free: (877) 423-4746
Georgia Public Library
Description

 

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.

There may be a fee for printing.

Phone Number
404.235.7200
Georgia Safe Schools Coalition
Description

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.

 

Here’s How to Stay Safe Online
Description

 

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 by connecting to URL below.

 

 

Homestretch
Description

OUR MISSION

HomeStretch guides working homeless families toward permanent housing and lasting stability.

We help families achieve:

Stable Finances

Stable Employment

Stable Families

Stable Housing

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.

Website Address
Phone Number
770-642-9185 Extension 112
Hope Atlanta
Description

Mission: HOPE Atlanta seeks to help Georgians avoid homelessness and hunger through a comprehensive approach that equips them with the tools for lifelong stability.

Programs:

Emergency Services

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

Partnering 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

Website Address
Phone Number
404-817-7070
HOSEA HELPS: Feed the Hungry and the Homeless
Description

Our Mission

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.

Programs:

Rental Assistance

Utility Assistance

Employment Assistance

Emergency Shelter

Emergency Food

By Appointment by Phone Only: 404-755-3353, Tuesdays-Fridays, 10:ooAM- 5:00PM

 

Website Address
Phone Number
404-755-3353,
House of Cherith
Description

SAFE HOUSE

General Description

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.

Strategic Goal

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

General Description

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.

Strategic Goal

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.

Website Address
Phone Number
For Emergrncies call 24/7 : 404-655-0024
Jerusalem House
Description

Jerusalem House is Atlanta’s oldest and largest provider of permanent housing for Atlanta’s low-income and homeless individuals and families affected by HIV/AIDS.

How to Apply

To enter a Jerusalem House program, you must have an HIV/AIDS diagnosis, complete a supportive housing application with a referring agency, and be referred to us. Contact Hope Atlanta to begin the referral process.

Our Programs

We do not disclose the locations of our programs due to confidentiality. Housing locations are chosen based on access to MARTA and other important services including schools, grocery stores, and pharmacies.

The Program for Adults

Serves homeless single adult men and women who have AIDS.

The Family Program

Serves homeless families where the adults are living with HIV/AIDS and their children. The children may or may not be HIV+.

Scattered Site I Program

Serves individuals who are homeless with HIV/AIDS and/or homeless families where at least one of the adult parents (caretakers) has HIV/AIDS.

Scattered Site II Program

Serves individuals who are homeless or low-income with HIV/AIDS and/or homeless or low-income families where at least one of the family members has HIV/AIDS.

New Horizons Program

Serves individuals who are low-income with HIV/AIDS.  For the New Horizons rental subsidy program, obtain an application by calling (678) 846-5505 or emailing TBRA@jerusalemhouse.org. Please note that our rental subsidy is not emergency assistance, and anyone obtaining the subsidy must be enrolled in our New Horizons program.

How to Apply

To enter a Jerusalem House program, you must have an HIV/AIDS diagnosis, complete a supportive housing application with a referring agency, and be referred to us. Contact Hope Atlanta to begin the referral process.

 

 

 

Phone Number
(404) 350-1633
Fax
(404) 351-4816
Lifeline Universal Service Administrative Co.
Description

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).

Eligible Consumers

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.

Eligible Services

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.

 

 

 

 

Lost N Found Youth
Description

Mission:  To end homelessness for all LGBTQ youth by providing them with the skills and support needed to live independently.

Crisis Support

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 Talk & Text Hotline

678-856-7825

Thrift Store Hours

10:00AM to 7:00PM
Monday through Saturday

10:00AM to 4:00PM
Sunday

Administrative Hours

9:00AM to 5:00PM
Monday through Friday

Phone: 678-856-7824

 

 

 

 

Website Address
Phone Number
678-856-7825; Hotline 678-856-7824
Lutheran Community Food Ministry
Description

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 hot 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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Website Address
Phone Number
404-874-8664
Mary Hall Freedom House
Description

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.

SUPPORTIVE HOUSING

EMERGENCY HOUSING

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. The DCW provides a much-needed service in the Westside community including comprehensive assessments, case management, counseling, mental and behavioral health services, job readiness, and life skills training. Equipped to serve up to 40 residents, the DCW offers solutions for immediate needs as well as resources to help reach short-term goals and to feel empowered as they work toward long-term success.

VETERANS TRANSITIONAL HOUSING

MHFV is grateful to partner with the Veterans Administration (VA) to provide housing to veterans and their families. Veterans Transitional Housing is composed of Elizabeth’s Place (EP) and Veterans Independent Path (VIP) which allows veterans the opportunity to regain what’s needed to live independently and successfully.

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.

Phone Number
(678) 786-7240, (678) 786-7241, (855) 851-FREE
MaxSip Empowering Communication
Description

FREE ANDROID PHONES & TABLETS, WITH FREE SERVICE FOR 5 YEARS, SEE IF YOU QUALIFY!

You or your household qualifies if you or they receive:

SNAP/ Food Stamps
WIC Benefits
Medicaid
 SSI
Low Income
Tribal ID
Federal Public Housing Assistance
Veteran’s & Survivors Pension Benefits
Free Reduced School Lunch

Phones & Tablets have 32 GB of FREE

MONTHLY INTERNET

Your first 15 GB will be high speed data
You must use your devices at least once a month to continue free service

**This opportunity is available as part of the Federal Affordable Connectivity Program. Free monthly internet will be provided as long as the ACP continues.
Phones are free • Tablets require a one-time $20 activation fee Contact Email: maxsiptelecomatl@gmail.com

Phone Number
1-470-387-9990
Mental Health America of Georgia (MHAG)
Description

Mission: to enhance the mental health and wellness of Georgians through education, outreach, and advocacy.

Youth Programs

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.

 

Phone Number
770-741-1481
Fax
404-741-0869
Mercy Care
Description

“We believe everyone deserves exceptional medical care regardless of insurance or income status.” Through a network of clinics and outreach programs, patients can access an array of medical and social services, delivered with compassion.

Services and Programs:

Primary Medical Care

Pediatric Primary Care
Behavioral Health and Psychiatry
Case Management
Dental Care
Vision Care
Health Education
HIV Integrated Treatment
Breast and Cervical Cancer Program
Outreach
Pastoral Care
Recuperative Care

Phone Number
1-678-843-8506
Fax
1-(678) 843-8501
National Domestic Violence Hotline
Description

Mission: We answer the call to support and shift power back to those affected by relationship abuse.

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.
Everyone deserves healthy relationships.
For any victims and survivors who need support!  If you’re unable to speak safely, you can log onto thehotline.org or text LOVEIS to 22522.

 

Phone Number
1-800-799-7233 or 1-800-787-3224 for TTY
National Human Trafficking Victim Assistance Program
Description

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.

Call 1-888-373-7888 ( TTY: 711)|*Text 233733 |Live Chat

En Españo

 

 

 

 

 

Phone Number
Program Contact: 1-888-373-7888 | TTY:711 | Text 233733
Nicholas House
Description

Nicholas House’s mission is to help homeless families achieve self-sufficient.

Nicholas House provides four housing programs along with supportive services to meet the various levels of need that homeless families in Atlanta.

Boulevard shelter: our emergency shelter located in Grant Park for homeless families without income needing a place to stabilize and gain employment.  Can accommodate about 50 individuals from 12 different families at any given time.  Families can be as small as 2 individuals or as large as 12.

Homeless to Homes (H2H): an apartment-based rapid rehousing program for homeless families with some income, but not enough to pay full rent.

Home Again: a rapid rehousing / homelessness prevention program for homeless families with enough income to pay rent but needing initial help, leasing advocacy or homeless prevention assistance due to temporary crisis.

New Horizons: a permanent supportive housing program for chronically homeless families with no income plus additional barriers in the form of a disability.

Phone Number
404-622-0793
Fax
404/622-0388
Open Arms, Inc.
Description

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. 

Street Outreach:

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

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. 

 

Website Address
Phone Number
229-405-8882 – Intake for youth under age 22
Our House
Description

Our Mission

End the cycle of homelessness for families.

Housing Services

The cornerstone of our Housing Services program is our shelter for homeless families with newborns. Located in the City of Atlanta, the shelter provides homeless families with up to six months of emergency housing in a safe and caring environment.

To qualify for services:

Families must have at least one infant child, six months old or younger.

Parents must submit a background check.

Families must complete the “Get Help” and “Background” forms click link to forms: Our Programs | Our House (ourhousega.org)

The Housing Services program accepts new families based on availability of space.

 

 

Website Address
Phone Number
404-522-6056
Park Place Outreach, INC.
Description

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
Crisis Intervention
24 Hour Telephone Crisis Line
Individual, Family, and Group Counseling
3 Meals and 3 Snacks Daily
Continuing Schooling
After School Tutorial and Drop In Center
Weekly Life Skill Groups
Recreational Services
Curfew Violator Program
After-care Services
Runaway Prevention Program
Dobransky Outreach Center

Open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week

 

Phone Number
(912) 234-4048
Fax
(912) 651-3621
PFLAG
Name
Description

PFLAG Atlanta promotes the health and well-being of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people, their families, and friends through support, education, and advocacy. 

SUPPORT GROUP MEETINGS

Click link to find a group: Meetings | PFLAG Atlanta
RESOURCES
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

Phone Number
404-730-1600 & 1-866-488-7386
Project Community Connections, Inc (PCCI)
Description

Project Community Connections, Inc (PCCI)

 

OUR MISSION

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.

Our Services:

Housing Assessment
Housing Counseling
Housing Advocacy
LandLord Liaison Service
Financial Assistance
Case Management

Project Community Connections, Inc.
Re-Housing Opportunity Center
By Appointment Only

Phone Number
404-588-9511
Fax
404-215-9393
Q Link Wireless
Description

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.

Click  the link below to signing up for service:

Contact Q Link Wireless Support Department

Rainbow Village
Description

Help. Hope.
Housing. Healing.

Transforming the lives of families experiencing homelessness.

Rainbow Village is not an emergency shelter.

Programs:

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
 

 

Phone Number
770-497-1888
SafeHouse Outreach
Description

IMPACT Meals:  is [SHO] first step in relationship development with our clients. SafeHouse Outreach [along] with volunteer groups host hot meals and cool drinks each evening at 5:30 pm for any individual seeking food, comfort, and outreach mentoring.

Atlanta Guardian is a mobile crisis support program for those experiencing homelessness.

Services Include:

Outreach: focuses on community engagement & marketing the services we provide by meeting the immediate needs of the individuals we serve.  Need Help? Visit Atlanta Guardian’s website to see how they can help you. www.ATLGuardian.com

Strategic Life Program: drafting strategic life plans for participants that agree to work together to meet their personal goals.

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.

Services Include:

Clothing (Seasonal): SHO provides clean and comfortable clothing to those in need.

Mail Services: Individuals are provided a secure mailing address.

Medical Services: Through a partnership with faculty members and students attending

Georgia State University’s School of Nursing and Mercy Care, basic medical services, including foot maintenance and blood pressure screening, is offered twice each week.

Shelter from Elements: SHO is a Warming Center that welcomes those living on the streets whenever the temperature drops below 45 degrees. If it is raining outside, SHO affords guests a dry and safe place to stay, with restroom facilities.

Referrals: SHO makes referrals to other social service organizations to include medical or psychological, shelters, ID’s, and other documentation so that they are able to apply for public assistance.

 

Phone Number
404-523-2221
SchoolHouse Connection
Description

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 \\ jordyn@schoolhouseconnection.org

Jillian Sitjar \\ Senior Program Manager, Higher Education \\ (574) 252-6021 \\ jillian@schoolhouseconnection.org

Phone Number
202-364-7392

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