Community Resources Directory

 The Community Resources Directory offers listings of local and national resources for at-risk and homeless teens and young adults.

Click the Dream Connect Resource Directory button below for  instructions to use the directory.

 

Serenity House of Atlanta Ministry
Description

Serenity House of Atlanta Ministries is a place where clients can come together and rebuild their lives.

Our mission is to help them regain their independence and dignity and break the cycle of self-destructive patterns to recreate productive lives. As life coaches, we provide transitional housing for hard to place clients such as, the Homeless, and the mental ill.

Serenity House of Atlanta Ministries, Inc. Program Services:

24hr/7 days a week monitoring by staff

Random Drug Screens

Referral to Anger Management classes

Group sessions

Referral to physician/psychiatrist

GED assistance

Phone Number
1-844-4SERENITY (844-473-7364)
Address
600 Main Street, Atlanta, GA
30058
Resource Type
Someone Cares
Description

Someone Cares engages, educates, and empowers individuals living with HIV/AIDS and other health disparities to achieve better health outcomes by eliminating barriers to culturally sensitive services, building a network for underserved groups, and increasing client resiliency.

Services Offer:

“PrEP” stands for Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis
HIV Testing & STI Testing
Hormone Therapy
Behavioral Health Program
Opioid Program
Free Safe Sex Kit link here: SafeSexKit – Someone Cares Atlanta (s1catl.org)

Marietta Location
Phone: (678) 921-2706
1950 Spectrum Circle, Suite 200 Marietta, GA 30067
Atlanta Location
Phone: (404) 355-5044
236 Forsyth St., Suite 201 and 204 Atlanta, GA 30303
LGBT Resource Center
Phone: (470) 384-9282

Website Address
Phone Number
678-921-2706
Address
236 Forsyth Street Suite 204, Atlanta, GA
30303
StandUp for Kids
Description

Mission

Ending the cycle of youth homelessness.

Programs:

Street Outreach – counselors go on the streets and try to reach homeless kids. The single greatest need for homeless and street kids is continuous caring and real support.
Outreach Centers – provide safe and protective environments for homeless and at-risk youth. spaces where youth can drop-in to rest, receive a hot meal, receive healthcare, meet with our volunteer counselors, and receive help with applications for housing, school, and/or citizenship. Some locations also accommodate shower and laundry facilities.
Mentoring – we conduct mentoring in school, after school, and in our Outreach Centers.
Housing – Help homeless kids build stable homes.

Phone Number
1-800-365-4KID (1-800-365-4543)
Address
200 Nelson Ferry Road, Suite B, Decatur, GA
30030
Suicide Prevention Action Network, Georgia (SPAN)
Description

Mission: Our organization was created to raise awareness, build political will, and promote the call for action with regard to creating, advancing, implementing, and evaluating a state strategy to address suicide in Georgia.

 

 

Website Address
Phone Number
770-354-7616
Address
P.O. Box 2096, Woodstock, GA

30188
Supplemental Security Income (SSI) Benefits
Description

 

The Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) programs provide assistance to people with disabilities.

SUPPLEMENTAL SECURITY INCOME (SSI) FOR CHILDREN

Click link to know WHO IS A “CHILD” FOR SSI?: Understanding SSI – SSI for Children (ssa.gov)

Apply for Social Security Disability, Application Help (applyfordisability.ws)

Check The Status

You can check the status of your application online using your personal my Social Security account. If you are unable to check your status online, you can call us 1-800-772-1213 (TTY 1-800-325-0778) from 8:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m., Monday through Friday.

If you have children or grandchildren under age 19 who are not covered by health insurance, there is a Children’s Health Insurance Program that may help. To find out more, you can look on the Internet at www.insurekidsnow.gov or call toll free, 1–877–KIDS–NOW (1–877–543–7669). The number connects you to your State program.

 

Phone Number
1-800-772-1213, 8:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m., Monday through Friday.
Address
1100 West High Rise ,6401 Security Blvd., Baltimore, MD
21235
Resource Type
The Catholic Shrine
Description

Night Shelter 

Each year from November 1 to March 31, The Shrine ministers to a small portion of the homeless along with numerous organizations and churches by being a part of the Central Night Shelter. The Shrine hosts 30-35 of the 100+ guests and by providing sack lunches, dinner, and overnight assistance for approximately 30 of the 150 nights.

Our signup each season begins in September with several Sign-up Sundays held after the Masses. If you want to check out our schedule, click the Shrine Night Shelter Schedule.

Foot Care Night

Shelter Footcare is an opportunity to be with guests at our Shelter and respond to the Gospel’s call to be in the company of and serve the poor. This very rewarding experience is available on Wednesday nights, November 1 through March 31. Some required training is provided so that volunteers can take care of guest’s weary feet.

St. Francis Table also offers a Food Pantry and a Morning Sandwich Ministry.

St. Francis Table | Catholic Shrine Atl (catholicshrineatlanta.org)

Food Pantry

The Food Pantry is scheduled from 10:00 AM – 10:45 AM on Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday. Written referrals are required from participating agencies to receive food from the pantry. Some of the referring agencies include Atlanta Outreach Project, Living Room, Making a Way, Mercy Care, Quest 35, Quest Village, Veteran’s Empowerment Organization, and Welcome House.

Morning Sandwich Ministry

The Morning Sandwich Ministry is open from 9:00 AM to 9:30 AM on Monday through Friday.

No referrals are required for the Morning Sandwich Ministry.

 

 

Phone Number
404-521-1866; office hours: M-F 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Address
48 Martin King Jr. Drive SW, Atlanta, GA
30303
The National Center for Homeless Education
Description

 

The National Center for Homeless Education (NCHE) operates the Department’s technical assistance center for the federal Education for Homeless Children and Youth (EHCY) Program.

For assistance with an issue related to the education of a child or youth experiencing homelessness, contact the NCHE homeless education help toll-free number.  Assistance is available in English and Spanish.

Website Address
Phone Number
800-308-2145
Fax
Fax: 336-315-7457
Address
5900 Summit Avenue #201, Brown’s Summit, NC

27214
The Open Door Community
Description

Open Door Community House/ tag Shelter, female, Unaccompanied female

The mission of Open Door Community House, Inc. is to empower impoverished people in our community to realize their full potential as children of God by creating long-term solutions to poverty.

Homeless Ministries of Open Door:

Welcome Home: a rapid rehousing program for homeless women and families
Showering Program for the Homeless: a unique ministry in our area offering unsheltered homeless persons a place to shower, a change of clothing, hygiene items, and a place to do laundry.
Virginia D. Jackson Home for Women: Unaccompanied homeless women may stay for up to twelve months and are required to be working, looking for work, attending school, or participating in a day treatment program for substance abuse issues.

 

Phone Number
706-323-5518
Address
2405 Second Avenue, Columbus, Georgia

31901
The Salvation Army
Description

Our mission – to feed, to clothe, to comfort, to care. To rebuild broken homes and broken lives. By walking with the addicted, we can lead them to recovery. In fighting hunger and poverty, we can feed and nurture the spirit. And, in living and sharing the Christian Gospel by meeting tangible needs, we give the world a lasting display of the love behind our beliefs.

HOUSING AND HOMELESS SERVICES

There are a lot of reasons people need help with housing. Sometimes, life doesn’t turn out the way we planned. Other times, we experience unexpected circumstances in life, such as job loss or debt following a medical emergency. With one in six people living in poverty today, homelessness is not predictable or exclusive to a certain “type” of person – it could happen to anyone.

Whether you need a roof over your head for the night or you’re looking for an affordable place to call home for years, The Salvation Army has a number of transitional and permanent options in centers throughout Georgia that can help. Thousands of people sleep safely every night because of these programs.

Salvation Army programs and services vary with local needs. For information on specific programs and locations, contact your local Salvation Army Corps Community Center.

Phone Number
(770) 441-6200
Address
1000 Center Place, Norcross, GA
30393
The Trevor Project
Description

The mission of The Trevor Project is to end suicide among gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, queer & questioning young people.

Our trained counselors are here to support you 24/7.  If you are a young person in crisis, feeling suicidal, or in need of a safe and judgement-free place to talk, call TrevorLifeline now at 1-886-488-7386.

Phone Number
1-866-488-7386 or text START to 678678
Trinity Community Ministries
Description

Our Mission

Helping homeless men reclaim their lives and return to their families and communities as mentors and leaders.

The Trinity House-Big Bethel and Trinity Living are tough programs for tough times. Our residents can stay up to two-years while helping individuals live a life substance-free, get connected to benefits, gain employment, and obtain permanent housing.  Through group counseling, individual counseling, case management, and peer to peer support, we specialize in helping individuals who struggle with drug and alcohol addiction get reconnected with their families.  If you or someone you love is

having problems with addiction, we are here to help.

In order to come into the Trinity House-Big Bethel program you must have the following items:

Referral Letter or Homeless Verification Form
Current TB Test and RPR
A desire to stay clean

If you are ready to change your life, please contact our Lead Case Manager Ali Wilson at  404-222-0553 ext. 2400 or clydew@tcmatlanta.org 

 

Phone Number
404.222.0553
Address
21 Bell Street NE Atlanta, Georgia
30303
Description

Our Mission

Helping homeless men reclaim their lives and return to their families and communities as mentors and leaders.

The Trinity House-Big Bethel and Trinity Living are tough programs for tough times. Our residents can stay up to two-years while helping individuals live a life substance-free, get connected to benefits, gain employment, and obtain permanent housing.  Through group counseling, individual counseling, case management, and peer to peer support, we specialize in helping individuals who struggle with drug and alcohol addiction get reconnected with their families.  If you or someone you love is

having problems with addiction, we are here to help.

In order to come into the Trinity House-Big Bethel program you must have the following items:

Referral Letter or Homeless Verification Form
Current TB Test and RPR
A desire to stay clean

If you are ready to change your life, please contact our Lead Case Manager Ali Wilson at  404-222-0553 ext. 2400 or clydew@tcmatlanta.org 

Phone Number
404.222.0553
Address
21 Bell Street NE Atlanta, Georgia
30303
Description

 

If you are homeless, 18 or older you can register to vote in Georgia through Secretary of State’s office.

Register Online

Register to vote online through the Secretary of State’s online voter registration system.

Register by Mail

Download and complete the postage-paid voter registration application and mail it to the Secretary of State’s office.

Telephone: https://georgia.gov/call

Chat: http://georgia.gov/chat

 

 

Phone Number
1-800-GEORGIA; (+1-800-436-7442)
Fax
+1-404-656-0513
Address
2 MLK Jr. Dr. S.E. – Floyd W. Tower, Suite 814, Atlanta, GA
30344
Resource Type
Warmlines
Description

 

A warm line is an alternative to a crisis line that is run by “peers,” generally those who have had their own experiences of trauma that they are willing to speak of and acknowledge.

Unlike a hotline for those in immediate crisis, warmlines provide early intervention with emotional support that can prevent a crisis. The lines are typically free, confidential peer-support services staffed by those who have experienced mental health conditions themselves. If you are outside of the State of Georgia use the link below:

Cares Warmline (844) 326-5400  Daily, 8:30am-11pm       National

You can locate a warmline nearest you in Georgia below:
Georgia

Decatur Peer Support, Wellness and Respite Center
888-945-1414; Warmline: (404) 371-1414
Operates 24 hours a day

Cartersville Peer Support, Wellness and Respite Center
(770) 276-2019
Operates 24 hours a day

Cleveland Peer Support, Wellness and Respite Center
(855) 482-2933; Warmline: (706) 865-3601
Operates 24 hours a day

Moultrie Peer Support, Wellness and Respite Center
(229) 873-9737
Operates 24 hours a day

Georgia Crisis and Access Line
(800)715-4225
Operates 24 hours a day

Website Address
Phone Number
Cares Warmline (844) 326-5400
Women’s Resource Center To End Domestic Violence
Description

Mission: . . . to create a society in which domestic violence no longer exists.

We strive to meet the immediate and long-term needs of the diverse community of battered women and their children with programs that promote safety, compassion, connection, advocacy, and prevention.
If you need help immediately, please dial 911 or call our 24-hour hotline at 404-688-9436.
COVID-19 Update
The DeKalb County Superior Courthouse is closed to the general public. Temporary Protective Orders can still be filed electronically. If you need to file a protective order, please call us at (404) 370-7670 to speak with a legal advocate. Forms can be found here: http://dksuperiorclerk.com/tpo/. In order to e-file, you must have access to a computer or smartphone with video capability. Please be advised that your safety may be compromised if someone else has access to your email account.

Website Address
Phone Number
Crisis Line: 404-688-9436; Community Office: 404-370-7670
Young Adult Guidance Center, Inc.
Description

Mission: The Young Adult Guidance Center, Inc.’s (YAGC) mission is to empower young people to be great. YAGC effectuates this mission by providing young people with prevention, intervention, and educational/training offerings that aim to comprehensively address their individual needs.

Programs

Second Chance for Success Mentoring Program – The Second Chance Program engages juvenile offenders by pairing them with a positive, adult mentor who serves as a role model and a source of guidance.
Supportive Services Outreach Center (SSOC) – The SSOC provides assistance to homeless or at-risk young people in need of transitional services and guidance.

Additional Resources

National Runaway Safeline – 1-800-RUNAWAY

 

Website Address
Phone Number
404-257-6412
Address
250 Georgia Avenue, Suite 203, Atlanta, Georgia

30312
Zaban Paradies Center
Description

The mission of the Center is to keep couples together as they moved from being homeless to finding permanent places to live.

The Zaban Paradies Center provides year round support for homeless couples but opens its door for its residential season from mid-October through the end of April.

Programs:

Short-Term Residential Services Program – Our Short-Term Residential Program provides a safe, temporary home and services for participants in our 20-room Center during their transition out of homelessness. Our program is housing-focused with the goal of helping residents to have a brief, yet sustainable, transition. Residential services occur from September 15 through May 15. To access our residential services, please contact us by email at patterson@zabanparadiescenter.org or call 404-872-2915.
Day Resource Center – Our Day Resource Center provides limited year-round support to couples and their families, including access to laundry and shower services, the computer lab, and to-go lunches. Support groups and workshops are offered on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 12 PM – 2 PM. Services are provided by appointment only. Please contact us by email at tammy.patterson@zabanparadiescenter.org or call 404-872-2915.
FCUS (Family and Couples Stabilization Services) – Our FCUS program provides limited year-round support to couples and families experiencing economic instability.

The goal of FCUS is to link families with resources, community networks, and, when possible, emergency assistance. Families must live in Fulton County.  Services include support groups, computer lab access, and budget/credit counseling.  Services are provided by appointment only. Please contact us by email at tammy.patterson@zabanparadiescenter.org or call 404-872-2915.

Phone Number
(404) 872-2915
Address
1605 Peachtree Street NE, Atlanta, GA
30309
Resource Type

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