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.
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.
Jerusalem House is now Status: Home!
We have rebranded to Status: Home in honor of our continuing evolution, our mission, and the essence of what we’ve provided for more than 30 years – a place to call home for fellow Atlantans (individuals and families) who are impacted by HIV/AIDS.
At Status: Home, our mission is to provide homeless and low-income individuals and families (including children) impacted by HIV/AIDS in Greater Atlanta with a continuum of housing, healthcare resources, and supportive services that are critical to our residents’ survival and contribute to their overall self-sufficiency.
Locate Status: Home housing and support services on 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.