Dream Connect Resource Directory Category: Youth with Disability

Youth with Disability

Name
Excerpt
Description
Website Address
Phone Number
Fax
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 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.

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

 

Phone Number
404-274-1810
Atlanta Mission
Description

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

SERVICES

Services we provide:

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

Our facilities

MEN’S FACILITIES
The Shepherd’s Inn
165 Ivan Allen Blvd NW Atlanta, Georgia 30313
Phone: 404.367.2493
Fuqua Hall
144 Mills Street
Atlanta, Georgia 30313
Phone: 404.367.2492
The Potter’s House
655 Potter’s House Road
Jefferson, Georgia 30549
Phone: 706.543.8338

WOMEN AND CHILDREN’S FACILITIES
My Sister’s House
921 Howell Mill Road
Atlanta, Georgia 30318
Phone: 404.367.2465
Coming 2021
Restoration House
655 Ethel Street NW
Atlanta, Georgia 30318
THRIFT STORES
Athens Thrift Store
2415 Jefferson Road Suite D
Athens, Georgia 30607
Phone: 706.357.9240
Winder Thrift Store
141 West May Street
Winder, Georgia 30680
Phone: 706.357.9243

Commerce Thrift Store
1416 South Broad Street
Commerce, Georgia 30529
Phone: 706.357.9241
Gainesville Thrift Store
328 Oak Street
Gainesville, Georgia 30506
Phone: 678.420.0240

Phone Number
1-404-588-4000
Central Outreach and Advocacy Center
Description

WE OPEN DOORS TO OVERCOME AND PREVENT HOMELESSNESS

Services:

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 afoster@centraloac.org or (404) 601-3146.

 

Website Address
Phone Number
(404) 659-7119 (Phone lines currently closed due to COVID-19.)
Community Concerns
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)

 

 

 

Phone Number
404-659-3390
Fax
(404) 659-2108
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.

Phone Number
Youth Direct Line: 404-713-0954
Fax
Fax: 404-832-1282
Gateway Center Atlanta
Description

Mission: To connect people experiencing homelessness with the support necessary to become self-sufficient and find a permanent home.

Programs:

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.

Phone Number
404-215-6600
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.

Website Address
Phone Number
For Emergrncies call 24/7 : 404-655-0024
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 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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Website Address
Phone Number
404-874-8664
Mental Health America of Georgia (MHAG)
Description

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.

 

Phone Number
770-741-1481
Fax
404-741-0869
Nicholas House
Description

Nicholas House’s mission is to help homeless families achieve self-sufficient.

Nicholas House provides four housing programs along with supportive services to meet the various levels of need that homeless families in Atlanta.

Boulevard shelter: our emergency shelter located in Grant Park for homeless families without income needing a place to stabilize and gain employment.  Can accommodate about 50 individuals from 12 different families at any given time.  Families can be as small as 2 individuals or as large as 12.

Homeless to Homes (H2H): an apartment-based rapid rehousing program for homeless families with some income, but not enough to pay full rent.

Home Again: a rapid rehousing / homelessness prevention program for homeless families with enough income to pay rent but needing initial help, leasing advocacy or homeless prevention assistance due to temporary crisis.

New Horizons: a permanent supportive housing program for chronically homeless families with no income plus additional barriers in the form of a disability.

Phone Number
404-622-0793
Fax
404/622-0388
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

Phone Number
404-588-9511
Fax
404-215-9393
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.

 

 

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.

Phone Number
1-800-365-4KID (1-800-365-4543)
Supplemental Security Income (SSI) Benefits
Description

 

The Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) programs provide assistance to people with disabilities.

SUPPLEMENTAL SECURITY INCOME (SSI) FOR CHILDREN

Click link to know WHO IS A “CHILD” FOR SSI?: Understanding SSI – SSI for Children (ssa.gov)

Apply for Social Security Disability, Application Help (applyfordisability.ws)

Check The Status

You can check the status of your application online using your personal my Social Security account. If you are unable to check your status online, you can call us 1-800-772-1213 (TTY 1-800-325-0778) from 8:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m., Monday through Friday.

If you have children or grandchildren under age 19 who are not covered by health insurance, there is a Children’s Health Insurance Program that may help. To find out more, you can look on the Internet at www.insurekidsnow.gov or call toll free, 1–877–KIDS–NOW (1–877–543–7669). The number connects you to your State program.

 

Phone Number
1-800-772-1213, 8:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m., Monday through Friday.
The Open Door Community
Description

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.

 

Phone Number
706-323-5518
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 

 

Phone Number
404.222.0553
Young Adult Guidance Center, Inc.
Description

Mission: 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.

Additional Resources

National Runaway Safeline – 1-800-RUNAWAY

 

Website Address
Phone Number
404-257-6412
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