Community Resources Directory
Dream Connect Directory lists local and national resources for at-risk and homeless teens and young adults. The map provides the physical location of many of the resources listed in the directory. The Google Map works on your mobile devices and is best used for finding resources near you. The ATLMaps layer works on your desktops and laptops and can be combined with thousands of other layers of information about the city. Dream Connect also offers App’s for storing and scanning important documents, plus Apps’ to get an digital phone number and to keep up-to-date on the local weather.
- Child Abuse (2)
- Couples (1)
- Crisis Services (8)
- Domestic Violence (3)
- Ex-offender Friendly (1)
- Family Shelter (6)
- Female Shelter (27)
- Female with Children Shelter (3)
- Food Pantries (4)
- Free or Low-cost Internet/Phone (4)
- Healthcare (6)
- HIV/Substance Abuse Support Shelter (3)
- Homeless Youth Advocacy (10)
- Human Trafficking (6)
- LGBTQ Friendly Shelter (4)
- LGBTQ Programs and Services (4)
- Male Shelter (30)
- Meals (12)
- Men Only Shelter (11)
- Mental Health/Counseling (4)
- National Program (3)
- Newborns (2)
- Online Peer Support (1)
- Substance Abuse (2)
- Suicide Prevention (2)
- Suppelment Security Income (SSI) (1)
- The Georgia Food Stamp Program (1)
- Veterans (1)
- Voting (1)
- Women Only Shelter (7)
- Youth Advocate (1)
- Youth and Young Adult Shelter (20)
- Youth with Disability (2)
Lifeline is a free government benefit program that lowers the monthly cost of a phone and internet
Mental Health America 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. Mental Health America of Georgia believes that its essential for Georgians to have access to affordable mental health care throughout their lifespan. Through programs and materials they seek to connect as many individuals as possible with appropriate mental health services, to reduce and prevent the burden of mental illness in the state.
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.
This program provides funding and assistance to victims of human trafficking. Available 24/7 and confidential
Live Chat available on the website.
Helpline for Unaccompanied Alien Children or Sponsors
(800) 203-7001 | information@ORRNCC.com
Open Arms, Inc. began in 1991 in response to a Grand Jury’s recommendations to fight child abuse. The Bridge was opened as a temporary shelter for confirmed cases of child abuse and neglect. Since 1991, Open Arms has expanded to include other sheltering programs that broaden the availability of life-altering programs for children, youth, and families that are victims of child abuse, homelessness, and human trafficking. Open Arms, Inc is the umbrella organization which oversees 4 other sheltering programs. These programs are The Bridge, The Maternity Group Home, Transitional Living Program Shelter and Scattered-Site Apartments, and the Emergency Shelter for Unaccompanied Youth and Families. Additionally, we offer two Outreach Programs and Rapid Rehousing.
The mission of Park Place Outreach Youth Emergency Shelter is to provides services to at-risk youth ages 11-18 and their families, to increase their functional level, and reunify families whenever possible.
PFLAG Atlanta promotes the health and well-being of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people, their families, and friends through support, education, and advocacy.
Our major support activities include three facilitated monthly support groups. We provide education to enlighten the public through a Speakers Bureau and participation in Atlanta Pride. In partnership with national and local organizations we advocate to secure equal rights the LGBTQ community.
PFLAG provides opportunity for dialogue about sexual orientation and gender identity, and acts to create a society that is healthy and respectful of human diversity.
PFLAG Atlanta welcomes the participation and support of all who share in and hope to realize this vision.
Free government benefit program
Individuals and Families
This is a 24-hour crisis intervention line for people who are victims of relationship violence or sexual abuse. Emergency response is offered nationwide, and California residents may receive state-certified emergency shelter and other support services, free of charge.
“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.” SchoolHouse Connection, 2019
SPAN-GA is a Georgia non-profit 501c3 organization working in communities all throughout the state. Their focus is on supporting survivors of a loss by suicide, but their work also includes suicide prevention, intervention and aftercare.
The Supplemental Security Income (SSI) program pays benefits to disabled adults and children who have limited income and resources. To be eligible for SSI benefits, a child must be either blind or disabled. To determine if you qualify for SSI use this link: https://www.ssa.gov/ssi/text-child-ussi.htm
Teen moms Friendly
Second Chance Homes and Transitional Living Program
An online food stamps application can be completed by an applicant after he or she creates an online account. When applying for food stamps, an applicant should be prepared with the proper documentation and information that will be requested throughout the application process. Completing the food stamps application thoroughly and correctly is important to prevent delays in benefits and to ensure the proper monthly benefit allotment calculations. The GA food stamps application also asks a series of questions to determine if the applicant qualifies for expedited benefits. When applying for food stamps, households that can prove extremely low income and no access to resources may be able to obtain food stamps within seven days. The Department of Family and Children Services (DFCS) offers Georgia food stamps application translation services and assistance completing all forms and the entire application process at no charge to applicants who need it. Link to SNAP application here: https://dfcs.georgia.gov/food-stamps
The Trevor Project is the leading national organization providing crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer & questioning youth. If you are a young person in crisis, feeling suicidal, or in need of a safe and judgment-free place to talk, call the TrevorLifeline. Our trained counselors are here to support you 24/7.
If you are homeless and 18 or older you can register to vote in Georgia through Secretary of State’s office.
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. You can locate a warmline nearest you in Georgia below:
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
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
Operates 24 hours a day
Georgia Crisis and Access Line
Operates 24 hours a day
If you need support during this stressful time, you can reach us 24/7 on our domestic violence hotline at (404) 688-9436.
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.
The Young Adult Guidance Center, Inc. was started in 1986 by Marion L. Simpson, a career social worker. Having worked with youth in residential programs, Mr. Simpson noticed a critical service gap for older male youth. Males who were 16 or 17 could not accompany their families into family shelters because they were considered a safety risk. Although they were unable to be admitted into the family shelters, they were still too young to be admitted into adult shelters. There was also an entire population of young people, primarily males, who had aged out of the foster care and juvenile justice system. Once these young people turned 18, they were no longer in state custody and left without a support system or the tools needed for success. Mr. Simpson founded the Young Adult Guidance Center to fill this void.
Emergency Youth Shelter
Mission: to develop, implement, and provide programs that have a positive impact on youth ages 10-24 years old and their families who live in the Greater Atlanta metropolitan area.