Atlanta Mission transforms, through Christ, the lives of those facing homelessness. We are a community united to end homelessness . . . one friend at a time.
Atlanta Mission has been called by God to serve the city of Atlanta.
Atlanta Mission is the city’s largest and longest-running provider of services to homeless men, women and children. Since its 1938 beginnings, this Christian nonprofit ministry has grown from a small soup kitchen to a multi-facility organization serving Metro Atlanta’s large homeless population. Today, Atlanta Mission provides emergency shelter, rehab and recovery services, vocational training, services, and transitional housing. We serve more than 1,000 homeless men, women, and children every day.
Atlanta Mission meets each person where they are, in their unique circumstances, to provide customized services to help them overcome the cause of their homelessness.
We believe that a relationship with Christ is the key to restoration, redemption, and sustainable change for everyone. We invest in the spiritual, personal, and professional development of people, restoring and equipping them to intentional living. We believe that in empowering and coaching people toward excellence, we impact the quality of all we do.
Various factors lead to homelessness — job loss, eviction, family tragedy, addiction, domestic violence, a major health condition, and more. The common denominator is a major crack in their life foundation. Our programs are multi-pronged and multi-layered, designed to meet people where life has led them.
STATISTICS (FY 2016)
- More than 668,498 meals served
- More than 237,534 nights of shelter provided for individuals
- Ended Homelessness for 491 people
WOMEN’S & CHILDREN’S SERVICES
My Sister’s House:
Capacity: 264 women and children in Emergency Shelter, Temporary Shelter Programs and Residential Recovery
921 Howell Mill Road, Atlanta, Georgia 30318
Atlanta Day Shelter for Women and Children:
Capacity: 140 women and children in job readiness programs, education stipends, medical care, computer training, early education and teen programs, critical needs services, and mental health counseling
655 Ethel Street, Atlanta, Georgia 30318
The Shepherd’s Inn:
Capacity: 450 men in Emergency Shelter, Temporary Shelter Programs and Residential Recovery
156 Mills Street, Atlanta, Georgia 30313
Capacity: 92 men in Transitional Housing
144 Mills Street, Atlanta, Georgia 30313
The Potter’s House:
Capacity: 180 chemically addicted men in Residential Recovery and Transitional Housing
655 Potter’s House Road, Jefferson, Georgia 30549
Our Christian nonprofit organization collects donated goods to sell in our five thrift store locations at a low cost to the community. All of the net-sale proceeds go directly into Atlanta Mission’s programs. Our thrift ministry division provides job training to clients in recovery at Atlanta Mission’s facilities and also offers vouchers for merchandise to needy families in the community.
Thrift store locations include: