Female with Children Shelters
Mission: Action Ministries mobilizes communities to address the challenges of poverty by focusing on hunger relief and housing.
If you are need of rapid rehousing, please consider the following qualifications: (1) must be an individual, family or unaccompanied youth in need; (2) at imminent risk of becoming homeless or who is currently homeless; (3) 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.
Partnering with clients at risk of becoming homeless or are 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.
In addition to securely housing families, Action Empowers helps house individuals and youth, providing intensive case management and individualized coaching designed to address unique barriers to self-sufficiency, implementing vital resources like counseling, educational enhancement, employment and career services, life skills classes, and more.
Action Thrives ensures that men and women who are currently homeless and have a disability are given access to stable housing, case management and the resources necessary to live as independently as possible. We recognizes that some of our neighbors who are disabled need financial and relational support indefinitely. Our services empower people who have complex challenges to manage their lives with greater stability, autonomy, and dignity.
Our hunger relief programs are uniquely tailored to the communities we serve. Action Ministries’ 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 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 (Map)
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
Transforming the lives of families experiencing homelessness.
Rainbow Village is not an emergency shelter.
The ASPIRE program provides safe, stable housing and supportive services for families experiencing homelessness for up to two years.
The THRIVE Alumni program provides an additional three years of supportive services to families after completing the ASPIRE program.
The ACADEMY provides academic enrichment and afterschool programming for children of ASPIRE and THRIVE participants.
Hours of Operation
Monday through Friday
9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. EST