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 Union 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.

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.

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.

The Big Kitchen Soup Kitchen

285 Victory Drive, Marietta, GA 30060
Volunteer by calling Robin Moody at 404-274-2801 or email
The Big Kitchen Soup Kitchen provides meals to people in need on Sundays and Thursdays. Volunteers are needed to help with cooking, cleaning, serving and socializing with guests. The Big Kitchen is located in a building next to the Marietta Christian Church. Volunteer hours on Sundays are noon-4 p.m. and on Thursdays 2:30 p.m.-6:30 p.m.

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
Sarah Tonsmeire 770-428-2602, Ext. 264, (Main Contact)
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.

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.



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