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.
Located in the West End Community of Atlanta, Abrahams House, Inc. works with other community partners to provide the basic essentials of food, clothing, and shelter to assist in rehabilitating lives. At the same time, Abrahams House, Inc. provides families with crisis management, counseling, and referrals through its Manna From Heaven Program. This program offers a place of community and hope to those who feel isolated and overwhelmed.
Manna From Heaven Program:
TAKE-OUT MEALS STILL AVAILABLE EACH WEDNESDAY!
A collaborative partnership to provide a weekly hot meal served every Wednesday from 11:30 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. Pickup meals are available or can be delivered to those meeting a specified criterion. Other services are available to patrons including counseling, support groups, and referrals from 11:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m.
Community Closet: provides free clothing to those that are in need for more information contact us at 404-274-1810.
Bountiful Blessings: Provides free healthy food items to families in need. Check the website for next distribution.
Impact Kidz features programs designed to curve and eliminate youth violence, teen pregnancy, drug use and school dropout rate are currently in place:
Real Girls, Inc.
Tutoring by appointment
Special Programs and Workshops
For additional information about Abraham’s House programs go to their website.
OUR MISSION: We transform, through Christ, the lives of those facing homelessness.
Food and Shelter
For additional information about Atlanta Mission go to their website.
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.
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.
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.
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.
For additional information about City of Refuge go to their website.
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)
For additional information about Community Concern, Inc. go to their website.
Gateway Center’s provides a trauma informed and a client-centered environment where individuals can receive the tools, they need to end their homelessness and achieve self-sufficiency. To ensure the alignment of services, Gateway Center has focused our efforts into our Five Keys to Success (1) Housing Placement and Stability, (2) Health and Wellness, (3) Family and Community Engagement, (4) Job Skills Training and Placement, and (5) Adult & Financial Literacy.
For additional information about Gateway Center go to their website.
Lutheran Community Food Ministry
The Lutheran Community Food Ministry (LCFM) serves our Midtown neighbors experiencing food insecurity and/or confronting unstable housing options. We provide a meal in a safe and friendly environment to anyone in need. The LCFM is open every Monday through Friday from 10:30 am until 11:30 am. You’ll find our entrance off 4th Street–just look for the big red wooden doors and the big sign over them. If you have questions about the LCFM, email us at LCFM@redeemer.org.
For additional information about Lutheran Community Food Ministry go to their website.
IMPACT Meals: Five nights a week at SafeHouse we host our Impact Service. Local churches, community organizations, and businesses join the SHO team to serve a meal to people living in extreme poverty in the downtown area.
Atlanta Guardian is a mobile crisis support program for those experiencing homelessness.
Next Level: helps those from diverse backgrounds by employing a comprehensive approach in case management to assist program participants with employment, housing, and behavioral health needs.
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.
For additional information about SafeHouse Outreach 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.
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.
Open Door Community House
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.
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.
For additional information about Open Door Community House, Inc go to their website.