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.  

Address: 4625 Ben Hill Road, College Park, GA
30349
Description:

Ages: 10-17

Length of stay: 24-hour emergency shelter and temporary housing for up to 21 days

Phone Number:
404-559-9297
Description:

Lifeline is a free government benefit program that lowers the monthly cost of a phone and internet

Address: 2585 Chantilly Drive NE, Atlanta, GA
30324
Description:

LGBTQ Friendly

Ages: 13-25

Phone Number:
678-856-7825; Hotline 678-856-7824
Resource Type:
Address: 731 Peachtree Street NE, Atlanta, GA
30308
Description:

Breakfast

Days and Times: Mondays-Fridays 10:30AM-11:00AM

Phone Number:
404-874-8664
Address: 200 Hannover Park Road, Atlanta, GA
30350
Phone Number:
770-642-5500
Address: 2250 N Druid Hill Rd. NE, Suite 275, Atlanta, GA
30329
Description:

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.

Website Address:
Phone Number:
770-741-1481
Fax:
404-741-0869
Address: 424 Decatur Street SE, Atlanta, GA
30312
Phone Number:
678-843-8506
Resource Type:
Address: 477 Peachtree Street NE, Atlanta, GA
30308
Phone Number:
404-787-5826
Description:

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 1-800-799-7233 for TTY
Resource Type:
Description:

This program provides funding and assistance to victims of human trafficking.  Available 24/7 and confidential

Live Chat available on the website. 

Phone Number:
Program Contact: 1-888-373-7888 | TTY:711 | Text 233733
Resource Type:
Address: 2727 Bouldercrest Road, Atlanta, GA
30316
Description:

Lunch

Days and Times: Mondays-Saturdays 12:30PM-1:30PM

Phone Number:
404-622-9935
Description:

Helpline for Unaccompanied Alien Children or Sponsors

(800) 203-7001 | information@ORRNCC.com

 

Resource Type:
Address: 603 Pine Avenue, Albany, GA
31701
Description:

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.

Website Address:
Phone Number:
229-405-8882 – Intake for youth under age 22
Address: 514 Henry Street
Savannah, GA

31401
Description:

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.

 

Phone Number:
(912) 234-4048
Address: 2480 Briarcliff Rd NE
Suite 6-252
Atlanta, GA

30329
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.

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.

Phone Number:
404-730-1600 & 1-866-488-7386
Address: 321 West Hill Street #3, Decatur, GA
30030
Phone Number:
404-588-9511
Description:

Free government benefit program

Website Address:
Address: 3427 GA-120, Duluth, GA
30096
Description:

Individuals and Families

Ages: 18+

Phone Number:
770-497-1888
Address: 89 Ellis Street NE, Atlanta, GA
30303
Description:

Lunch and Dinner

Phone Number:
404-523-2221
Description:

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.

 

Phone Number:
Crisis Line: 866-487-7233 (4UR-SAFE)
Address: 4401A Connecticut Avenue NW, #145, Washington, DC
20008
Description:

“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

Resource Type:
Address: 126 Highway 138, Riverdale, GA
30274
Description:

Is a non-profit advocacy 501(c)3 organization for the homeless and low to moderate income serving as a gate keeper for youth, adults, families, and veterans, and citizens.

Phone Number:
404-454-3554
Address: 600 Main Street, Atlanta, GA
30058
Phone Number:
Men:678-231-4002 Women: 404-538-1361
Address: 236 Forsyth Street Suite 204, Atlanta, GA
30303
Phone Number:
678-921-2706
Address: 83 Walton Street Suite 300, Atlanta, GA 30303
Description:

Ages: 13-25

Phone Number:
800-365-4543
Address: P.O. Box 2096
Woodstock, GA

30188
Description:

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.

Website Address:
Phone Number:
770-354-7616
Description:

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

Address: 1773 Hawthorne Avenue, College Park, GA
30337
Description:

Teen moms Friendly

Second Chance Homes and Transitional Living Program

Phone Number:
404-767-5580
Address: 48 Martin King Jr. Drive SW, Atlanta, GA
30303
Description:

Breakfast

Phone Number:
404-521-1866
Description:

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

Description:

 

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
Address: 910 Ponce De Leon Avenue NE, Atlanta, GA
30306
Phone Number:
404-874-9652
Address: 2049 Perkerson Road SW, Atlanta, GA
30310
Description:

Ages: 18+, No Children, Friendly to ex-offenders

Phone Number:
404-549-9327
Address: 655 Potter’s House Road, Jefferson, GA
30549
Description:

Chemical Addiction help provided

Ages: 18+

Length of stay: Long-term Residential options available

Phone Number:
706-543-8338
Address: 400 Luckie Street NW, Atlanta, GA
30313
Phone Number:
404-486-2700
Address: 1605 Peachtree Street NE, Atlanta, GA
30309
Phone Number:
404-873-1731
Resource Type:
Description:

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.

Phone Number:
1-866-488-7386 or text START to 678678
Address: 250 Georgia Avenue SE Suite 305, Atlanta, GA
30312
Description:

Lunch

Day and Time: 12:30PM-2:30PM

Phone Number:
404-577-6651
Address: 220 Auburn Avenue NE, Atlanta, GA 30303
Description:

Ages: 18+

Phone Number:
404-827-9707
Address: 21 Bell Street NE, Atlanta, GA
30303
Phone Number:
404-577-6651
Tags:
Description:

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

Phone Number:
1-800-GEORGIA; (+1-800-436-7442)
Resource Type:
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.  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:
Resource Type:
Description:

COVID-19 Update

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.

Website Address:
Phone Number:
Crisis Line: 404-688-9436 Community Office: 404-370-7670
Address: 5680 Fulton Industrial Blvd. SW, Atlanta, GA
30336
Phone Number:
866-968-2828
Resource Type:
Address: 1230 Hightower Road NW, Atlanta, GA
30318
Description:

HIV/AIDS friendly; Emergency Shelter, Housing, and Independent Living program

Ages: 15-21

Phone Number:
404-792-7616
Address: 250 Georgia Avenue, Suite 203
Atlanta, Georgia

30312
Description:

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.

Website Address:
Phone Number:
404-257-6412
Address: 4315 Cowan Road, Tucker, GA
30084
Description:

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.

Phone Number:
770-744-4050
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