Unhoused Youth Community Resources Directory
The Directory provides a list of local and national resources for unhoused youth 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.
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. CHRIS 180 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.
Go to CHRIS 180 website for information on how to access these housing options.
Our House, Inc. & CAPN Clinics Has Combine Operations
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
For additional information about CAPN go to their website.
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.
For additional information about Covenant House go to their website.
Our name is Mercy. Our spirit is compassion.
We strive to be no less than our name. Mercy Care can be described in many ways with many words, but our soul is best known through personal encounter. Ask a patient, client, staff member, board member or volunteer about Mercy Care. Better still, come see for yourself. Experience our values at work—compassion, commitment to the poor, excellence, integrity, justice, stewardship and reverence for the dignity of each person. We give people hope where before there was no hope. Maybe that’s the best medicine of all.
A federally qualified health center and Atlanta’s only healthcare for the homeless program (330h), Mercy Care accepts most insurances plans, Medicare and Medicaid and offers a sliding fee scale based on household income for the uninsured.
Mercy Care is a member of Saint Joseph’s Health System and Trinity Health.
For additional information about Mercy Care go to their website.
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 here: SafeSexKit – Someone Cares Atlanta (s1catl.org)
For additional information about Someone Cares go to their website.
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.
For additional information about Stand Up for kids go to their website.