Community Partners – Homelessness

Community Partners – Homelessness

Atlanta Center for Self Sufficiency

100 Edgewood Ave NE, Suite 700, Atlanta GA 30303
Volunteer Coordinator: Janay Boyer, 404-874-8001, Ext. 1408, or
The Atlanta Center for Self Sufficiency, Inc (ACSS) is committed to breaking the cycle of homelessness in metro Atlanta and beyond. The nonprofit was created from a merger of two innovative and powerful organizations with similar missions – Samaritan House of Atlanta and Atlanta Enterprise Center. Programs include Café 458 providing a fine dining lunch experience for homeless men and women Monday-Friday. Café 458 also opens to the public for Sunday brunch with all proceeds going toward ACSS programs. Other programs include Clean Street Team Cleaning Services which is a janitorial service for businesses and events that provides transitional employment and training for homeless veterans.

Atlanta Mission

2353 Bolton Road, NW, Atlanta, GA 30318
Administrative Office: 404-588-4000
The Shepherd’s Inn (TSI) Atlanta – Men’s Services
Contact Peter Flaaen at 404-367-2496,
My Sister’s House (MSH) – Women and Children’s Services
Contact Don Wilkinson at:
The Potter’s House (TPH) Jefferson – Men’s Services
Contact Zakiya Mims at:
Atlanta Union Mission is a Christian ministry that brings Christ’s healing power to any person in crisis through programs of rescue and recovery. The Mission serves as many as 1,070 men, women and children every day of the year with emergency shelter, residential recovery and transitional housing. Submit volunteer application to appropriate Volunteer Manager of site.

Covenant House Georgia

1559 Johnson Road, NW Atlanta, GA 30318
Covenant House Georgia is the only crisis facility for youth and young adults between the ages of 17 and 21. Covenant House assists homeless youth in need of immediate housing and crisis intervention. The shelter provides housing, food, clothing and other necessities for up to 30 days. After 30 days, some youth transition to the Rights of Passage program that provides apartment style housing for up to 24 months along with opportunities for building self-sufficiency and leadership skills. Volunteers can assist with tutoring, mentoring or answering help lines. Community outreach volunteers canvas the community in an outreach van to provide homeless youth with meals and hygiene items on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 3 p.m.-6 p.m. and 6 p.m.-9 p.m. Volunteers may also be needed for special events.

Feed My Lambs

560 North Fairground Street NE Marietta GA 30060
Maggie Bridges 770-795-9349,
Feed My Lambs, Inc. provides tuition-free pre-schools and grade schools for children living in impoverished areas of Atlanta, Georgia; in Liberia, Africa; and in Piedras Negras and Nava, Mexico. It is our mission to open academies in high-risk communities to educate the children and their families about a better way of life.

Foster Care Support Foundation, Inc.

115 Mansell Place Roswell, GA 30076
Provide free clothes and toys plus safe infant equipment to thousands of foster children throughout the state of Georgia’s foster homes. Volunteers are needed at FCFS Center on Mansell Place Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays, 10am-2pm or Wednesdays and Fridays, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Email your availability to begin volunteering. Go to and click on Volunteer to learn more about volunteer duties. Volunteer time to help at the Fostering Hope Bargain Resale Mon-Sat 10 a.m.-5 p.m. at 608 Holcomb Bridge Rd, Roswell GA 30076 suite 210 to help organize, tag, hang and place items for sale to the public that cannot be used at the distribution center.

Hands on Atlanta

600 Means St, Suite 100. Atlanta, GA
Natarsha Miller, Discovery Program Coordinator: 404-979-2830;
Hands On Atlanta helps individuals, families, corporate and community groups strengthen Greater Atlanta through service at more than 400 nonprofit organizations and schools. Hands On Atlanta volunteers are at work every day of the year tutoring and mentoring children, helping individuals and families make pathways out of poverty, improving Atlanta’s environment, and more. Hands On Atlanta is an affiliate of the HandsOn Network, an association of 250 volunteer service organizations across 16 countries.

Love and Grace Ministry, Inc.

P. O. Box 655
East Ellijay, GA 30539
Dedra Key de Chavez 829-409-8123

Love and Grace Ministry, Inc. evangelizes, educates, empower, and eradicates hunger one lift at a time. Following the tragic earthquake of 2010 in Haiti, Dedra Key de Chavez founded Love and Grace Ministry as a Christian humanitarian organization dedicated to working with children, families, and their community in Ounaminthe, Haiti, to reach their full potential by addressing the causes of poverty and injustice. With one main school and four satellite schools, they currently provide 570 children with a Christ-centered education along with warm, nutritious meals and access to medical care and clothing. The organization strives to provide two to three meals per week, depending on donations, to the children while they are at school.

MUST Ministries

MUST Ministries is dedicated to providing services to persons and families in crisis while maintaining their dignity. Volunteers are needed to assist with MUST Ministries’ services, including food and clothing donations, employment and educational workshops, and a summer lunch program. Visit Must Ministries to view a list of volunteer opportunities. Send an email to The Volunteer Center at to be connected with a volunteer project in Cobb or Cherokee county. Be sure to include your county preference in the email.
Coordinator: Mellisa Cooper
For Cherokee Program Services please email or call 770-721-2927.
For the Elizabeth Inn campus, please email or call 678-218-4536.
For Marietta Program Services, please email or call 678-218-4536.
For Smyrna Program Services, please email or call 678-218-4502.

Save it Forward (formerly Alive Ministries)

The Save it Forward program is a division of MUST ministries. Their goal is to eliminate hunger for at risk students and families so they mane have a greater opportunity for success. Food is collected, sorted, then dispersed to several local schools.

The main office is located at 1395 S. Marietta Pkwy, Building 900, Suite 904 in Marietta, GA.

The food pantry in their main office is open every Monday from 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., and service students are encouraged to participate during this time, as there is no preregistration required.

Email: if you need to complete service hours outside of the Monday time frame.

Phone: 678-302-2077

Serenity House

Fax Number: 770-696-4928
Serenity House of Atlanta Ministries is an 501c non-profit organization that provides housing and comprehensive support services to the homeless and people at risk in order to facilitate changes in their lives.

The Center for Children & Young Adults

221 Austell Rd Suite A Marietta, GA 30008
Kimie Tinsley, 770-485-1627,
The Center for Children & Young Adults is dedicated to providing a safe and nurturing environment with comprehensive services for homeless youth and young adults who have been abused, abandoned, neglected or are at risk. Volunteers are needed for facilities and maintenance projects; to teach classes at the center including building a budget, gardening and physical fitness; to help with administrative projects such as mass mailings, and fundraising; to bring in meals; to supervise court-ordered family visitation.

The Center for Family Resources

995 Roswell St. Marietta GA 30060
Jennifer Cain 770-428-2601 ext 242
Alicia Ferguson 770-428-2602
To strengthen individuals, families, and communities by providing: temporary financial assistance to stabilize families in crisis, housing for low-income and homeless families in a safe and secure environment, and education and training to individuals and communities to increase economic capacity and personal growth. Volunteers must complete a volunteer application available at under the Volunteer tab.

The Hope Center and Seeds Thrift Store

295 Molly Lane, Woodstock, GA 30189
Volunteer Coordinator: Maria Douglas, 770-924-0864,

The Hope Center provides help, hope, and healing to individuals facing pregnancy or relationship issues. Service learning opportunities vary depending on your course criteria, but this would be a good fit for nursing and education majors. There is a background check and the center is on a CCT line and the Xpress GA bus.

Seeds Thrift Store is a non-profit established to filter funding to The Hope Center. Students are asked to commit to an internship, even if it is one day a week, for a full semester. Students can attain experience with design, establish great career references, and assist The Hope Center through their service.