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.

 

Abraham’s House
Description

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:

Impact Kidz features programs designed to curve and eliminate youth violence, teen pregnancy, drug use and school dropout rate are currently in place:

G.A.M.E. Changers 

Real Girls, Inc.

Tutoring by appointment

Special Programs and Workshops

For additional information about Abraham’s House programs go to their website.

Phone Number
404-274-1810
Address
1517 Ralph David Abernathy Road, Atlanta, GA
30310
Atlanta Mission
Description

OUR MISSION:  We transform, through Christ, the lives of those facing homelessness.

SERVICES:

Food and Shelter
Critical Needs
Addiction Recovery
Job Attainment
Counseling
Spiritual Recovery
Educational Services

For additional information about Atlanta Mission go to their website.

Phone Number
1-404-588-4000
Address
2353 Bolton Rd. NW, Atlanta, Georgia
30318
Central Outreach and Advocacy Center
Description

WE OPEN DOORS TO OVERCOME AND PREVENT HOMELESSNESS

We still require masks when indoors, practice social distancing, and sanitize all surfaces between guests. Our current schedule is as follows:
Services:
Monday – Thursday, 9:00am-12:30pm

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
SSI/SSDI applications (3rd Wednesday of each month)
Housing Assessments available periodically based off availability and eligibility.

Main Frame Job Readiness:
The Main Frame Program, under the leadership of our Direct Service Advocate, Sonja Hodges, assists those experiencing homelessness with resume building, computer literacy, job searching, financial literacy, and much more.

*1st come; 1st served

For additional information about Central Outreach and Advocacy Center go to their website.

Website Address
Phone Number
(404) 659-7119
Resource Type
Address
201 Washington Street, SW
Atlanta, GA
30303
Community Concerns, Inc.
Description

 

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.

Phone Number
404-659-3390
Address
276 Decatur Street SE, Atlanta, GA
30312
Covenant House
Description

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.

CRISIS SHELTER

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.

Phone Number
Youth Direct Line: 404-713-0954
Address
1559 Johnson Rd NW, Atlanta, GA

30318
Gateway Center Atlanta
Description

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.

Phone Number
404-215-6600
Address
275 Pryor Street SW Atlanta, GA
30303
House of Cherith
Description

SAFE HOUSE

General Description

The primary goal of the Safe House is to place women in a long-term recovery program (whether it be HOC Program II or another program). The stay is intended to be a time of respite, reflection, recovery, and restoration, providing a safe and comfortable environment coupled with activities to help guide residents through the process of determining healthy next steps for their journey to full recovery.

Strategic Goal

Deliver safe and sustainable emergency housing and support services where women are able to make clear, conscious, and sober decisions about taking the next steps in their life beyond exploitation.

Long Term CARE

General Description

In the 12–15-month Long-Term phase of Program II, women are provided case management and comprehensive support to become healthy emotionally and physically, maintain sobriety, and secure employment. When ready, women graduate to the 6–9-month Transitional phase of the program where their focus is to transition from program dependence to self-sufficiency.

Strategic Goal

Deliver safe and sustainable long-term and transitional housing and support services where women are able to recover from their trauma and prepare to live a self-sufficient lifestyle.

For Emergencies call our 24/hour phone line: 404-655-0024

For additional information about House of Cherith go to their website.

Website Address
Phone Number
404.874.2241
Address
1300 Joseph E. Boone Blvd. NW
Atlanta Georgia
30314
Lutheran Community Food Ministry
Description

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.

Website Address
Phone Number
404-874-8664
Resource Type
Address
731 Peachtree Street NE
Atlanta, GA
30308
Mental Health America of Georgia (MHAG)
Description

Mental Health America of Georgia (formerly known as the National Mental Health Association of Georgia) is a non-profit organization dedicated to improving the lives of individuals with mental health challenges as well as promoting mental wellness throughout Georgia. Mission: to enhance the mental health and wellness of Georgians through education, outreach, and advocacy.

Youth Programs:

Kids on the Block (KOTB) is an educational puppetry program that uses life-sized, multicultural puppets to promote mental wellness for children. The presentations are designed to help children understand their feelings and encourage communication of problems or stressors that affect them at home, school, and in other venues. KOTB serves as a non-threatening vehicle through which children can articulate issues that they might otherwise feel uncomfortable talking about.

Leadership Empowerment and Access Program (LEAP) a pilot model designed through Mental Health America of Georgia’s Youth Programs. This program provides peer development to support young people, 16-26- at risk of behavioral health challenges or managed behavioral health conditions prepare for employment opportunities in various workforce industries. LEAP will support participants by providing tools and skills to gain self-empowerment, personal growth, and life-skills on their journey to achieve or maintain either full-time employment or entrance into a post-secondary education opportunity.

For additional information about MHAG go to their website.

Phone Number
770-741-1494
Address
P O Box 15399
Atlanta Georgia
30333
Nicholas House
Description

What We Do
Nicholas House is a nonprofit agency that operates an emergency shelter as well as scattered apartment sites for homeless families of any composition. We assist homeless families in making the transition from homelessness to self-sufficiency in a structured but home-like environment through one of several housing programs. Nicholas House is committed to assisting its families attain three goals that form the basis of self-sufficiency:

Earn a living wage.
Maintain the physical, mental, and social health of parents and children.
Maintain safe and stable housing.

HOUSING:

Nicholas House provides four housing programs along with supportive services to meet the various levels of need that homeless families in Atlanta face. In all four of our housing models, we provide case management and goal-setting guidance with a strong emphasis on accountability. We work with each participant to address the root causes of homelessness through programs to help with employment, money management, family skills and more.  Our housing programs include:
Boulevard Shelter
Our emergency shelter located in Grant Park is for homeless families without income needing a place to stabilize and gain employment. It can accommodate about 50 individuals, including 12 different families at any given time.  Families can be as small as 2 individuals or as large as 12.
Homeless to Homes (H2H)
This is an apartment-based rapid rehousing program for homeless families with some income, but not enough to pay full rent. Participants lease an apartment in their own name and start paying 30% of their income toward rent while Nicholas House subsidizes the rest. These families work with a case manager to increase their income and the proportion of rent they pay over the course of a year, with the goal being to renew their lease and pay full rent on their own by the end of the year long period.
Home Again
This is a rapid rehousing + homelessness prevention program for homeless families with enough income to pay rent, but who are in need of initial help. We assist with leasing advocacy or homeless prevention assistance due to temporary crisis. Nicholas House provides upfront support with application fees, utility and rental deposits, moving costs, initial month’s rent, and other cost barriers to help these families establish stable housing. We can even assist with back rent payments to prevent eviction. The goal of this program is to allow families to maintain long-term housing on their own based.
New Horizons
This program is a permanent supportive housing program for chronically homeless families with no income, plus additional barriers in the form of a disability. We place families into immediate permanent support housing in the form of apartments leased by Nicholas House. New Horizons families often come directly from street outreach teams or emergency shelters. Once families are settled in, case managers provide additional services that incorporate best practices based on national research, including harm reduction and motivational interviewing techniques.

If you are looking for more information about qualifying for any of these Nicholas House programs, visit the Get Help page on the website.
Adult Education and Training
Our Adult Education and Training programs help families create a new future by defining goals and providing the educational training and support to make their dreams a reality.
Youth Services Program
70% of the homeless people housed by Nicholas House are children. Just like adults, each child receives specific program attention to address their unique needs. We evaluate each child’s academic, physical, social and emotional well-being. Nicholas House staff works with parents and children to develop programs that address their needs.

Youth Services program includes an After-School Program, evening activity hours, and free summer camp. The focus of our Youth Services Programs is on establishing educational and life-long personal skills that will create a healthy, productive, and self-sufficient adult.

Visit Nicholas House Youth Services page on the website for more information about these programs.

Phone Number
404-622-0793
Address
P.O. Box 15577, Atlanta, GA

30333
Project Community Connections, Inc (PCCI)
Description

Project Community Connections, Inc (PCCI)

 

OUR MISSION

To permanently rehouse individuals and families experiencing homelessness into decent, affordable places to live and thrive. To offer housing options and collaborate with community and human service organizations to provide ancillary services that promote personal and economic self-sufficiency.

Our Services:

Housing Assessment
Housing Counseling
Housing Advocacy
LandLord Liaison Service
Financial Assistance
Case Management

Project Community Connections, Inc.
Re-Housing Opportunity Center
By Appointment Only
For additional information about PCCI go to their website.

Phone Number
404-588-9511
Address
302 Decatur Street SE
Atlanta Georgia
30312
Sconiers Homeless Preventive Organization
Description

Our mission is to help break the cycle of poverty and illiteracy by improving the educational opportunities for Georgia’s low-income families by integrating technology, entertainment, education, and business into unified literacy programs.

Programs:

R.O.P.E. I

Rental, Outreach, Public Education

R.O.P.E II

Rental, Opportunity, Prosperity, Economics

R.O.P.E. III

Rental, Ordinance, Policy, Environment

SHPO Community Food Hub Network

Locations: Clayton, Butts, Cobb, DeKalb, Henry, Fulton, South Fulton, City of Atlanta, Fayetteville, Fort Valley & Gwinnett County.

For all inquiries, please call our main reception between 7.30am- 9.00pm: 404-454-3554

We serve the following counties:

Clayton, Butts, Cobb, DeKalb, Henry, Fulton, South Fulton, City of Atlanta, Fayetteville, Fort Valley & Gwinnett County.

For additional information about Sconiers Homeless Preventive Organization go to their website.

Website Address
Phone Number
404-454-3554
StandUp for Kids
Description

Mission

Ending the cycle of youth homelessness.

Programs:

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.

Phone Number
1-800-365-4KID (1-800-365-4543)
Address
200 Nelson Ferry Road, Suite B
Decatur Georgia
30030
The Open Door Community
Description

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.

Phone Number
706-323-5518
Address
2405 2nd Avenue
Columbus Georgia
31901
Trinity Community Ministries
Description

Our Mission

Helping homeless men reclaim their lives and return to their families and communities as mentors and leaders.

The Trinity House-Big Bethel and Trinity Living are tough programs for tough times. Our residents can stay up to two-years while helping individuals live a life substance-free, get connected to benefits, gain employment, and obtain permanent housing.  Through group counseling, individual counseling, case management, and peer to peer support, we specialize in helping individuals who struggle with drug and alcohol addiction get reconnected with their families.  If you or someone you love is

having problems with addiction, we are here to help.

In order to come into the Trinity House-Big Bethel program you must have the following items:

Referral Letter or Homeless Verification Form
Current TB Test and RPR
A desire to stay clean

If you are ready to change your life, please contact our Lead Case Manager Ali Wilson at 404-222-0553 ext. 2400 or clydew@tcmatlanta.org

For additional information about Trinity Community Ministries go to their website.

Phone Number
404.222.0553
Address
21 Bell Street NE
Atlanta Georgia
30303
Young Adult Guidance Center, Inc.
Description

National Runaway Safeline – 1-800-RUNAWAY

The Young Adult Guidance Center, Inc.’s (YAGC) mission is to empower young people to be great. YAGC effectuates this mission by providing young people with prevention, intervention, and educational/training offerings that aim to comprehensively address their individual needs.

Programs

Second Chance for Success Mentoring Program – The Second Chance Program engages juvenile offenders by pairing them with a positive, adult mentor who serves as a role model and a source of guidance.
Supportive Services Outreach Center (SSOC) – The SSOC provides assistance to homeless or at-risk young people in need of transitional services and guidance.

For additional information about YAGC programs visit their website.

Website Address
Phone Number
404-257-6412
Address
250 Georgia Avenue, Suite 203 Atlanta Georgia
30312

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