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: Action Ministries mobilizes communities to address the challenges of poverty by focusing on hunger relief and housing.
If you are in need of rapid rehousing, please consider the following qualifications:
1. Must be an individual, family or unaccompanied youth in need.
2. Must be in imminent risk of becoming homeless or are currently homeless.
3. Must be between the ages of 18-24.
To learn more or to find out if you are eligible, please call (404) 881-1991 ext. 5608 or (888) 206-7372. Please leave a voicemail and your call will be returned in queue.
Trinity Assessment Center
HUNGER RELIEF PROGRAMS:
Action Ministries’ hunger relief programs are uniquely tailored to the communities it serves. It’s network of volunteers, food pantries, community kitchens, and childhood feeding programs improves access to fresh meat and produce, prepared meals and pantry foods in our local metro communities.
Women’s Community Kitchen
Monday, Wednesday, and Friday
9:00am and 12:00pm
458 Ponce de Leon Ave.
Atlanta, GA 30308 (Map)
* Serving women and children only
12:30pm to 2:00pm
Trinity United Methodist Church
265 Washington Street SW
Atlanta, GA 30303 (Map)
Bagwell Food Pantry
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday
10:00m to 11:30am
The Faith Center Warehouse
207 E 19th Street (See Map on Website)
For additional information about Action Ministries go to their website.
Building B, Terrace Level
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.
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.
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.
Our mission at Decatur Cooperative Ministry is to help families facing homelessness settle into safe, stable homes and build healthy lives filled with peace, hope and opportunity.
The following programs help us address homelessness from all angles:
Hagar’s House offers emergency night shelter and assessment to homeless families with children. The 5-room 30-bed shelter provides safe, comfortable accommodations for up to 90 days. While enrolled, families have access to daily showers, a tech center, laundry facilities, and two meals a day.
Our Family House program offers up to six months of transitional housing for homeless families with compound barriers to housing stability. We operate four single-family houses and apartments throughout DeKalb County. Families stay in these houses without paying rent or utilities; they are encouraged, however, to save 30% of their income to assist in the transition from homelessness to permanent housing.
Our Family Success program offers permanent supportive housing to chronically homeless families (i.e., those with extensive histories of homelessness who have at least one member with a diagnosed disability). These families receive long-term support and services, ensuring lasting housing stability.
Project Take Charge
Through Project Take Charge, DCM offers homeless prevention services to low-income and at-risk seniors, Veterans, and families. Clients with a documentable threat of eviction, foreclosure, or utility disconnection may receive financial assistance to cover rent, mortgage, and utilities. PTC also offers food security to low-income families through the operation of a food pantry and three food cooperatives.
All clients who receive financial assistance attend a three-part financial management course. Culminating with a one-on- one budgeting consultation, the course offers participants the knowledge and skills needed to achieve long-term financial stability.
For additional information about Decatur Cooperative Ministry go to their website.
Community Ministry Services
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we are currently operating on an abbreviated schedule and providing the following limited services. We are open Mondays – Thursdays from 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. Access for all services is at the front of the church on the Peachtree Street entrance.
Sunday Morning Prayer Breakfast
Each Sunday morning at 6:30 a.m., we welcome all guests for a to-go breakfast served in Fifield Hall.
REQUIREMENTS FOR SERVICE
Everyone is welcome.
Public Benefits Applications Assistance
We assist individuals to apply and submit food stamp applications and social security card applications. This service is available Mondays – Thursdays from 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
REQUIREMENTS FOR SERVICE
Social security number
Men’s Clothing Closet & Shower
The Men’s Clothing Closet provides individuals experiencing homelessness with the opportunity to receive clean clothing. Service is available Mondays and Wednesdays from 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Additional services are available check the website on FPC’s FPC Community Ministries — First Presbyterian Church of Atlanta (firstpresatl.org) page on the website.
HomeStretch guides working homeless families toward permanent housing and lasting stability.
We help families achieve:
Who We Serve
To be eligible for the HomeStretch Supportive Housing programs, you must:
Be homeless or imminently homeless
Be employed full-time – documented with pay stubs showing at least 37.5 hours worked per week
Have custody of minor child(children) in residence
Have a connection to the greater north metro Atlanta area such as employment or school
How to Apply
If you, or someone you know, meets the above criteria, contact us for a confidential phone interview.
Email us using our contact form
Call 770-642-9185 Extension 112
Additional assistance may be available to you and your family from these organizations.
What to Expect
Confidential Application Process
If you are eligible for the HomeStretch Supportive Housing program, here’s what the process will look like:
Step 1: Telephone interview with a staff social worker
Step 2: In-person interview – a written application and a criminal background check will be required.
Step 3: Acceptance – you will sign a program agreement that outlines participation requirements for regular meetings with staff social workers and assigned mentors, and participation in LifeSkills classes. In addition, temporary housing will be provided, and a sliding scale rent will be determined. At move-in, you will pay a security deposit and pro-rated rent.
For additional information about HomeStretch go to their website.
Mission: HOPE Atlanta seeks to help Georgians avoid homelessness and hunger through a comprehensive approach that equips them with the tools for lifelong stability.
A housing-first approach.
Stable housing is paramount to a person’s ability to thrive. For each client we serve, our priority is securing housing—both temporary and more permanent solutions.
Permanent Supportive Housing
Many clients, including those with disabilities or substance abuse issues, need ongoing support after being placed in permanent housing. We provide that support system, assisting with everything from medical appointment transportation to grocery shopping and learning to budget.
Special Needs Housing
HIV/AIDS cases have continued to spike in Atlanta, particularly among homeless communities. Our dedicated Special Needs Housing team ensures that this population’s needs are met.
For many, a bit of bad luck can spell disaster. A missed paycheck. A health crisis. A violent storm. For many, hard times can easily lead to homelessness. We’re here when they need a shoulder to lean on.
Rapid Re-Housing, when someone experiencing homelessness reaches out, our goal is to get them off the streets as quickly as possible. We help cover rent, security deposits and moving costs to get them back on their feet.
Reunification Program, we help stranded people without means return to their home communities and support systems, covering transportation costs and coordinating with loved ones.
Trinity Assessment Center, partners with clients who are at risk of becoming homeless or currently experiencing homelessness, archway housing programs like Trinity Assessment Center (TAC) identify safe, secure, and affordable options, providing clients with long-term, wrap-around support to provide and preserve the sustainable housing necessary to regain self-sufficiency.
WALK-IN OFFICE HOURS:
Mon/Tues/Wed – 9am-5pm
Thurs – 9am-2pm
Additional support is available on their website.
Building B, Terrace Level
Open Arms, Inc. began in 1991 in response to a Grand Jury’s recommendations to fight child abuse. It is the mission of Open Arms, Incorporated to bring healing, hope, and help to children, adults, and their families in need of support, intervention, and prevention as a result of child abuse and homelessness, in all its forms.
Runaway and Homeless Programs
The purpose of the Runaway and Homeless Youth Program is to reduce the number of runaway and homeless youth on the street or in crisis and to reduce the numbers of children reported to or taken into the custody local law enforcement and child protective service agencies due to youth being in crisis situations, familial dysfunction/poor family relationships, and non-compliant behavior.
Transitional Living Program:
Transitional Living Program (TLP) is for TLP youth to successfully transition from their state of being a runaway or homeless youth to being a positive, self-sufficient, and productive citizen in our community.
Through this program, Open Arms, Inc. conducts outreach designed to build relationships between our staff and homeless street youth. The goal of these efforts is to help young people leave the streets.
HUD Street Outreach:
HUD Street Outreach Program provides essential services necessary to reach out to unsheltered homeless people of all ages, prioritizing youth; connecting them with emergency shelter, housing, or critical services; and provide urgent, non-facility‐based care to unsheltered homeless people who are unwilling to exit the streets at the time of contact.
Maternity Group Home:
The Maternity Group Home (MGH) Program is a supervised scattered-site apartment design that houses and supports up to four youth at a time, with a maximum of two children each. Services are provided for up to 21 months, or until a youth turns 18 years old, if they enter a program at age 16.
Rapid Re-Housing Program provides short-term rental assistance and services, with services ending once rental assistance terminates.
Emergency Shelter (DCA): Provides immediate shelter for individuals or families (youth are prioritized) that are literally homeless (e.g., living on the streets, in cars, places not meant for habitation, etc.). With an average stay of 30 days, clients stay in our shelter and their basic needs are met.
The Bridge: Accommodates children from birth to 18 years of age. During their time at the Bridges all of their necessities are provided: food, clothing, shelter, recreation, job training, advocacy, education, as well as counseling by a staff therapist.
Go to Open Arms, Inc. website for additional information about their housing options.
The mission of Park Place Outreach Youth Emergency Shelter is to provide services to at-risk youth and their families, increase their functional level, and reunify families whenever possible.
Youth Emergency Shelter
The Basic Center (also designated as a Child Caring Institution by the state) provides temporary shelter, typically up to 3 weeks, to run away and homeless youth (“RHY”), victims of sexual exploitation and trafficking, and other youth in crisis, as well as referrals from Division of Family and Children Services (“DFCS”) or Department of Juvenile Justice (“DJJ”) as an alternative to foster placement or detention, for children ages 11-17.
Services provided include:
Center is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week
24 Hour Telephone Crisis Line
Individual, Family, and Group Counseling
3 Meals and 3 Snacks Daily
After School Tutorial and Drop In Center
Weekly Life Skill Groups
Curfew Violator Program
Runaway Prevention Program
Dobransky Outreach Center
Open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week
Go to Park Place Outreach, Inc. website for additional information on their services.
Project Community Connections, Inc (PCCI)
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.
LandLord Liaison Service
Project Community Connections, Inc.
Re-Housing Opportunity Center
By Appointment Only
For additional information about PCCI go to their website.
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.
Rental, Outreach, Public Education
Rental, Opportunity, Prosperity, Economics
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.
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.