Atlanta Center for Self Sufficiency
458 Edgewood Avenue Atlanta GA 30312
Alison Smith 404-446-4680
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.
Covenant House Georgia – www.covenanthousega.org
1559 Johnson Road, NW Atlanta, GA 30318
Kaylah Walker, firstname.lastname@example.org, 404-589-0163, extension 108
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.-9p.m. Volunteers may also be needed for special events.
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 www.mustministries.org/BeHelp to view a list of volunteer opportunities. Send an email to The Volunteer Center at email@example.com to be connected with a volunteer project in Cobb or Cherokee county. Be sure to include your county preference in the email.
The Big Kitchen Soup Kitchen
285 Victory Drive, Marietta, GA 30060
Pam Lightburn, firstname.lastname@example.org, 404-277-7072
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
Kimberly Tinsley 770-333-9447 ext 103 email@example.com
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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 www.thecfr.org under the Volunteer tab.