Community Resources Directory
The Directory provides a list of local and national resources for vulnerable and homeless teens and young adults living in the Atlanta Metro Area. To access the resources, scroll down, choose a category, then click on your choice, a list will appear, then click the name of the listing to reach a detailed description with a map below.
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 or check out the website.
For additional information about Atlanta Community Food Bank go to their website.
Community Ministry Services
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we are currently operating on an abbreviated schedule and providing the following limited services. We are open Mondays – Thursdays from 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. Access for all services is at the front of the church on the Peachtree Street entrance.
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
We assist individuals to apply and submit food stamp applications and social security card applications. This service is available Mondays – Thursdays from 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
REQUIREMENTS FOR SERVICE
Social security number
Men’s Clothing Closet & Shower
The Men’s Clothing Closet provides individuals experiencing homelessness with the opportunity to receive clean clothing. Service is available Mondays and Wednesdays from 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Additional services are available check the website on FPC’s FPC Community Ministries — First Presbyterian Church of Atlanta (firstpresatl.org) page on the website.
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.
We’re open Tuesday through Saturday.
11:00 AM to 5:00 PM
*Note that offices may be closed on event days.
For additional information about HOSEA HELPS: Feed the Hungry and the Homeless go to their website.
The Morning Sandwich and Snack Ministry: provides a basic breakfast of sandwiches, snacks, water and a cup of coffee to those in need. Our guests are served from the Parish Hall, at the MLK entrance, each weekday from 10:00 AM to 10:30 AM.
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 Bashor 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 on the website.
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:
The guests are invited in at 10:00 AM. They enter through the door located on the Martin Luther King Boulevard side of the Shrine. They each receive a meat and cheese sandwich, bowl, cup, spoon and napkin. Once the guests are seated, the volunteers serve the soup from large pitchers. Each person is fed until they have their fill and then they leave through the door on the parking lot side of the church. As each guest leaves, they are given desserts. After each group of guests leaves, the next group is let in. The kitchen stays open and serves soup and sandwiches until 12:00 noon when clean up begins.
For additional information about The Catholic Shrine go to their website.