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.
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 criteria. 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.
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
OUR MISSION: We transform, through Christ, the lives of those facing homelessness.
Services we provide:
Food and Shelter
The Shepherd’s Inn
165 Ivan Allen Blvd NW Atlanta, Georgia 30313
144 Mills Street
Atlanta, Georgia 30313
The Potter’s House
655 Potter’s House Road
Jefferson, Georgia 30549
WOMEN AND CHILDREN’S FACILITIES
My Sister’s House
921 Howell Mill Road
Atlanta, Georgia 30318
655 Ethel Street NW
Atlanta, Georgia 30318
Athens Thrift Store
2415 Jefferson Road Suite D
Athens, Georgia 30607
Winder Thrift Store
141 West May Street
Winder, Georgia 30680
Commerce Thrift Store
1416 South Broad Street
Commerce, Georgia 30529
Gainesville Thrift Store
328 Oak Street
Gainesville, Georgia 30506
WE OPEN DOORS TO OVERCOME AND PREVENT HOMELESSNESS
Monday – Thursday, 9:00am-12:30pm, beginning 6/7/21
Identification, birth certificates, and Social Security cards (Be in line at the gate by 7:00am to have the best chance of getting on the list to see a case manager.)
Homeless verification letters, TB test referrals (These can be done at the door and do not require you to see a case manager.)
Food stamp applications and renewals (Mondays, Tuesdays, and Wednesdays beginning 8/2/21)
Main Frame Job Readiness:
Tuesday-Thursday, 11am-12pm, every other week beginning 6/8/21
Three workshops per session (résumé building, job search, and interview skills)
Sessions will occur every other week beginning 6/8/21
Guests who attend a class session will be provided with a lunch and a round-trip MARTA pass.
Guests who complete all three sessions will be eligible to meet with our Main Frame coordinator for one-on-one instruction and use of our computer lab. They will also receive a 7-day MARTA pass and a certificate of completion.
Space is limited. Sign up in person or by contacting Ahren at email@example.com or (404) 601-3146.
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.
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)
Mission: To connect people experiencing homelessness with the support necessary to become self-sufficient and find a permanent home.
Housing Placement & Stability
New Beginnings – New Beginnings is for men needing housing and employment case management as they re-enter the workplace.
Coordinated Entry Services – Coordinated Entry Services provide a single point of access to the housing continuums for the City of Atlanta and Fulton County.
Family & Community Engagement
Hope Atlanta Traveler’s Aid – Reunification program that connects individuals to loved ones in other states.
Crossroads – Crossroads seeks to provide access to resources that empower people experiencing homelessness to progress on the road toward economic and personal stability.
Engagement Center (EC) – Public services available including showers, lockers, phones, clothing closet, restrooms, and laundry services
Caroline’s Kitchen – Gateway Center’s food service operations and training program.
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 hot 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.
IMPACT Meals: is [SHO] first step in relationship development with our clients. SafeHouse Outreach [along] with volunteer groups host hot meals and cool drinks each evening at 5:30 pm for any individual seeking food, comfort, and outreach mentoring.
Atlanta Guardian is a mobile crisis support program for those experiencing homelessness.
Outreach: focuses on community engagement & marketing the services we provide by meeting the immediate needs of the individuals we serve. Need Help? Visit Atlanta Guardian’s website to see how they can help you. www.ATLGuardian.com
Strategic Life Program: drafting strategic life plans for participants that agree to work together to meet their personal goals.
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.
Clothing (Seasonal): SHO provides clean and comfortable clothing to those in need.
Mail Services: Individuals are provided a secure mailing address.
Medical Services: Through a partnership with faculty members and students attending
Georgia State University’s School of Nursing and Mercy Care, basic medical services, including foot maintenance and blood pressure screening, is offered twice each week.
Shelter from Elements: SHO is a Warming Center that welcomes those living on the streets whenever the temperature drops below 45 degrees. If it is raining outside, SHO affords guests a dry and safe place to stay, with restroom facilities.
Referrals: SHO makes referrals to other social service organizations to include medical or psychological, shelters, ID’s, and other documentation so that they are able to apply for public assistance.
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.
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 Central 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.
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 also offers a Food Pantry and a Morning Sandwich Ministry.
St. Francis Table | Catholic Shrine Atl (catholicshrineatlanta.org)
The Food Pantry is scheduled from 10:00 AM – 10:45 AM on Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday. Written referrals are required from participating agencies to receive food from the pantry. Some of the referring agencies include Atlanta Outreach Project, Living Room, Making a Way, Mercy Care, Quest 35, Quest Village, Veteran’s Empowerment Organization, and Welcome House.
Morning Sandwich Ministry
The Morning Sandwich Ministry is open from 9:00 AM to 9:30 AM on Monday through Friday.
No referrals are required for the Morning Sandwich Ministry.
Open Door Community House/ tag Shelter, female, Unaccompanied female
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
Showering Program for the Homeless: a unique ministry in our area offering unsheltered homeless persons a place to shower, a change of clothing, hygiene items, and a place to do laundry.
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.