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Home  Georgia The Homeless Metro Atlanta


Homeless (or Soon To Be Homeless) Assistance Directory (Georgia)
Are you about to be homeless? This site lists homeless assistance resources by Georgia, such as:

Homeless Prevention and/or Rapid Re-Housing
Emergency Shelter
Transitional Housing
Permanent Supportive Housing (for people with disabilities)
Domestic Violence
Additional Information

The Achor Center (404) 752-5654
Fee based transitional housing for women and their children that can house 72 families for up to a year. It is located on 1332 Metropolitan Parkway. right off University avenue. (Take bus #95 from the West End MARTA station).

Requirements: Adults must be employed or in school and students must have a source of income. Families with non-school age children must be receiving assistance under the Georgia Peach Program. A $50 security deposit is required and families must pay 30% of their gross monthly earnings for rent. Center hours are Monday-Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Call after 2 p.m. to schedule an appointment.

Cross Roads Community Ministries  404-873-7650
Their Empowering Women of Atlanta, program provides special supportive services to women and children. All participants are also given food, medical help, job assistance.

Children's Restoration Network (770) 649-7117
Can refer women and children to 55 shelters around the metropolitan Atlanta area. They provide programs and services to these shelters, which are often on a shoe string budget. When people leave these shelters, The Network can assist them with rent, utilities, job assistance and household needs such as bedding and furniture. Hours are from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Friday, and 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday.

830 Boulevard (404) 622-8196
Fee based, emergency shelter for families. Located on 830 Boulevard near Grant Park, they can house 12 families for up to 90 days.  Shelter is provided for single women with children, single men with children and married couples with children. Married couples must show their marriage certificate.  Adults must already have employment and pay 30% of their monthly earnings for rent. Intake is done by appointment. Upon leaving the shelter, families receive 25% of their money back.

Nicholas House (404) 633-8386
Transitional housing for families for up to two years. The Nicolas house has the same intake requirements as 830 Boulevard and is located on 1790 La Vista Rd NE.

Travelers Aid Of Metropolitan Atlanta (404) 817-7070 
Offers free resettlement services for battered women with children who have been in metro Atlanta 30 days or less. Located on 828 W. Peachtree St, NW. Provides newcomer families and the disabled with first month's rent for their apartment or house, MARTA cards and other financial assistance.  They also assist stranded travelers and battered women who are in danger and must leave Atlanta.

Zaban Night Shelter For Homeless Couples (404) 872-2915
Open from October 15th to April 30th from 6 p.m. to 6:30 a.m.  Provides food and shelter and works with other social service groups to help the homeless solve problems, find affordable housing and lead productive lives.

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Veterans Empowerment Organization-VEO (404-889-8710) (GA)
Provides unconditional immediate supportive housing & specialized social services to underserved veterans in Greater Atlanta. Help includes immediate and long-term housing, treatment and recovery for addiction, healthy meals, basic necessities, and clothing, as well as medical care, mental health counseling, life-skills training and workforce development support.

Atlanta Community Food Bank (404) 892-9822
970 Jefferson Street (off Howell-Mill?)
Usually drops food off at shelters but sometimes feed individuals.  

Atlanta Inner City Ministry (404) 622-7931 (Spanish Speaking Too)

Buckhead Christian Community Ministry (404) 239-0038
They have a food pantry open Mon-Fri from 10 am to 4:30 pm and are located on 2461 Peachtree Road. Call two days in advance for an appointment/interview. People who don't schedule an appointment can expect to wait several hours for assistance.

Cafe 458 (404) 572-9000
Sponsored by the Samaritan House, this free restaurant has been serving homeless people since 1988. Cafe patrons are served by a waitperson and get to choose from a menu. Service coordinators work closely with each Cafe guests to set goals and develop plans for overcoming homelessness.

Carpenter's House (404) 350-9691
Food. 2355 Bolton Rd. NW.

Central Presbyterian Church Outreach Center (404) 659-7119
Will help walk-ins with food, phone calls.
201 Washington St., SW Across the Street from the Capital.

Clairmont Hills Baptist Church (404) 634-6231
1995 Clairmont Rd, off intersection of Clairmont & N.Druid Hills. The homeless can receive a bag of groceries from their food pantry on the 2nd and 4th Wednesday of each month. The food pantry operates between the hours of 1 p.m. and 3 p.m.

Crossroads Community Ministries (Formerly St Lukes) (404) 873-7650 
435 Peachtree Street. 
Provides phone calls, MARTA tokens for job interviews, drug and alcohol treatment and legal assistance for the homeless. They also serve morning meals for first 400 at the side of the building facing Cortland Street, behind Peachtree.   

Intown Community Assistance (404) 872-7644

Mount Paran Safehouse (404) 523-5758 (89 Ellis St. (Downtown)
Inner city Christian ministry offering a variety of programs for the poor.  They also provide hot meals on Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday.

Odyssey III (404) 659-3390 
276 Decatur Street.

Open Doors (404) 874-9652
910 Ponce DeLeon. Offers breakfast Monday-Friday and showers and change of clothes and Bible Study.

Safehouse Outreach Program (404) 523-2221 (89 Ellis St.)
Ministers to prostitutes, drug addicts, runaways and the  homeless. Services offered include a preschool, pregnancy center, a runaway shelter and a soup kitchen for the homeless. Contact: Pastor Philip Bray.  

Salvation Army (Also Holiday Meals (404) 352-3597
This is the main # for all locations.

St. Vincent de Paul Society, Inc. (770) 457-9798

Travelers Aid Of Metro Atlanta (404) 817-7070 ext. 25

Gives food and shelter to low income newcomers in Atlanta.

North GA. Community Action Inc. (Jasper GA) (706) 692-5644

United Way Help Line 211 or (404) 614-1000
Help directory staffed 24 hours a day, 7 days/week that will direct you to organizations providing food, clothing and shelter.

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Legal Help

GA Law Center of Poverty & Homelessness (404) 681-0680 They deal with matters such as eviction, denial of benefits/denial of public housing and other issues facing the homeless. With several lawyers on staff, they can represent the homeless in court or make referrals to other attorneys.

Georgia Justice Project (404) 827-0027  
This organization defends the homeless in criminal court and will help them adjust to society.  G.J.P. staff and volunteers assist clients in all areas of their lives in addition to legal representation.  This includes group and individual counseling, financial counseling, education, job training and securing employment.  

For More Help, See Lawyers, Courts & Self Help

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Medical Assistance

Free and Low-Cost Prescription Drugs (For All States)
See page 4 for how to get free or low cost medicine.
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Cross Roads Community Ministries  404-873-7650
When a homeless person comes to us, he or she is enrolled in a three-month program - the Renewal Project- that provides both immediate safety and security and the tools people need for long term self-sufficiency Services include
food, medical help, job assistance, etc.

Ben Massell Dental Clinic (404) 881-1858

Central Health Center (404) 659-0117

The Georgia Partnership For Caring Foundation (404) 982-7535

Good Samaritan Health Center (404) 523-6571

Lions Lighthouse (404) 325-3630
For Eye Treatment

Morehouse Family Practice (404) 756-1200

Physician Care Clinic (404) 501-7940

Southside Health Care (404) 688-1350

St. Joseph's Mercy Mobile Health Center (404) 249-8600 (Midtown) (404) 659-0117 (Downtown)
Their mobile vans go to specific areas to provide poor people with health care. Bilingual Hotline (Spanish) (404) 851-7777

West End Medical Center (404) 752-1400

Hospitals In Metro Atlanta (With links)

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Internet Resources

United Way Of Metropolitan Atlanta(404)614-1000
Use their social service search engine to find the appropriate help agency. 

Pathways Community Network, Inc. (770)584-6591 ext. 301
This nonprofit organization offers an Internet-based system allowing agencies and caseworkers to share information to better serve the homeless. They provide data on general demographics and outcomes of people treated by the various agencies that serve the homeless.

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24 Hour Referral Agencies

United Way Help Line 211 or (404) 614-1000
Help directory staffed 24 hours a day, 7 days/week that will  direct you to organizations providing food and shelter.

Task Force For The Homeless (800) 448-0636 (404)589-9495
For a list of shelters, soup kitchens drug treatment centers and other helpful agencies through out Georgia.

Toll-Free Directory 1-800-555-1212
Use this free directory service to see if your help agency has a toll-free number.

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Regular Business Hour Referral Agencies

Community Friendship Inc. (404) 875-0381Helps people find housing and assists them with obtaining Social Security and other benefits.

Hands On Atlanta (404) 872-2252
Improves the lives of Atlantans in need through extensive    volunteer programs. Can refer you to places that help the homeless.

FOR MORE ON HOMELESS SHELTERS look  under "Social Services" in the Yellow Pages.

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(Limited number of MARTA tokens and cards for job interviews, jobs, and medical appointments.)

Central Presbyterian Outreach Center (404) 659-7119

Family Life Ministries (404) 761-6302

Intown Community Assistance (404) 872-7644

Midtown Assistance Center (404) 681-5777

St. Vincent de Paul Society, Inc. (770) 458-9607

The Sullivan Center, Inc. (404) 753-0535

United Way Of Metropolitan Atlanta(404) 614-1000
Use their social service search engine to find the appropriate help agency.