MISSION: To heal children, strengthen families and build community.
Our work has always been underscored by our belief in acceptance and equity, that everyone deserves the support needed to change the direction of their lives. CHRIS 180 is the first and largest nonprofit organization in Georgia to openly celebrate and serve LGBTQ+ youth. Serves foster and at-risk teens and young adults ages 17-21.
Safe Housing Options:
Summit Trail Apartment Community: To help young adults, ages 17-24, better prepare for self-sufficient lives after foster care, we opened the Summit Trail Apartment Community to provide supervised living for those who are homeless, parenting, leaving juvenile justice and/or mental health systems. This supportive housing community helps young adults learn the skills necessary for productive adulthood in a supervised environment.
JourneyZ group homes program provide safe and stable housing, specialized counseling, and individualized life/financial skills training and support services to high needs children in Georgia’s foster care system.
Gateway Foster Home program: Our Gateway Foster Home program provides safety and stability within a supportive, therapeutic family environment for children and sibling groups, ages birth to 17, while preparing for adoption.
We believe that access to health care for the medically underserved is fundamental to empowering people and restoring communities.
On Site at Shelters – Overcome barriers of transportation by providing care on site
Walk In Appointments – Increase access through flexible scheduling
Free of Charge – Provide quality care regardless of ability to pay
Mental Health Care
Referrals & Case Management
Clinic Locations & Hours – CAPN Clinics – Community Advanced Practice Nurses, Inc.
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.
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.
“We believe everyone deserves exceptional medical care regardless of insurance or income status.” Through a network of clinics and outreach programs, patients can access an array of medical and social services, delivered with compassion.
Services and Programs:
Primary Medical Care
Pediatric Primary Care
Behavioral Health and Psychiatry
HIV Integrated Treatment
Breast and Cervical Cancer Program
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.
“PrEP” stands for Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis
HIV Testing & STI Testing
Behavioral Health Program
Free Safe Sex Kit link here: SafeSexKit – Someone Cares Atlanta (s1catl.org)
Phone: (678) 921-2706
1950 Spectrum Circle, Suite 200 Marietta, GA 30067
Phone: (404) 355-5044
236 Forsyth St., Suite 201 and 204 Atlanta, GA 30303
LGBT Resource Center
Phone: (470) 384-9282
Ending the cycle of youth homelessness.
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.