Dream Connect Resource Directory Category: Female Shelters

Female Shelters

Name
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Description
Website Address
Phone Number
Fax
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
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 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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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)
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.
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
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
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