The Atlanta Mission, a Christian based organization, offers its services at four different buildings: The Shepherd’s Inn, The Potter’s House, My Sister’s House and Fuqua Hall. All four of these are notable homeless shelters in Atlanta, Georgia. Both the Potters House and Fuqua Hall are transitional houses.

  • The Shepherd’s Inn resides at 165 Ivan Allen Blvd NW in Atlanta, Georgia 30313. The Inn dedicates its efforts to assisting
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    men (over 18) and helping them get back on their own feet. The inn offers both overnight and temporary shelters. This facility offers both a place to sleep and a meal to all its guests. Different programs at this facility help men secure a job, locate a transitional housing facility/program, and find recovery programs. To receive shelter, inquire at the facility. For more information call (404) 588-4015.

  • My Sister’s House rests at 921 Howell Mill Road in Atlanta, Georgia 30318. This serves homeless women (over 18) and, if necessary, their children (under 16). This facility, which offers 264 beds, has both overnight and long term programs. In addition to a place to sleep, the shelter provides numerous resources including a bed, clothes, food, medical help, legal assistance, job training, employment searches, and assistance with finding a permanent residence. To receive shelter, inquire at the facility. For more information, contact the facility at (404) 367-2465.

Red Shield Service with the Salvation Army offers several different services including overnight shelter, long-term residence, and rehabilitation programs. Keep in mind this shelter requires at least one form of ID for each program.

  • The Cold Weather Program offers shelter for both single adults and adults with families when the temperature drops below 40 degrees. The facility provides both food and shelter for homeless sober individuals.


  • Emergency Assessment Program offers a few weeks shelter for both men and women. Any applying individual must present one form of identification to prove eligibility for this program. This facility permits only one stay (2 weeks for men, 3 weeks for women) during a twelve-month period.


  • Family Emergency Program offers 30 days shelter for intact families. The household head(s) must provide proof of custody and one form of identification.


Serenity House of Atlanta Ministry displays its Christian heart with every success story. At Serenity House, an individual can receive food and shelter for three months. This facility accepts individuals over 18 as long as they are not pregnant or a danger to themselves or others. The program helps individuals rebuild their lives with new personal and professional habits.


Youth Connections King’s Manor provides shelter for homeless male children ages 10-17 years. The facility delivers food, shelter, and counseling to its guests for up to 21 days. Visit the Manor at 818 Pollard Blvd in Atlanta, GA 30315. For more information call (404) 474-7479. The center has limited space. To ensure admittance, contact the Manor before arriving.



Open Hearts Youth Shelter offers safety to runaway, street, homeless, or sexually exploited youth ages 10-20 in the Atlanta metropolitan area. The facility offers safe and confidential shelter, meals, hygiene products, clothing, counseling, employment opportunities, health assistance, and education. This shelter cannot allow youth who are in DFCS or DJJ custody or have suicidal tendencies, psychotic or mentally disturbed history, violent behavior history, assault, arson or pyromania, traces of drugs or alcohol, or outstanding custody orders to stay overnight. However, they can participate in other programs offered by the facility. This facility located at 4315 Cowan Road in Tucker, Georgia 30084, is open 24/7 and can be reached by call or text at (770) 912-2972.


Gateway Center is located at 275 Pryor St SW in Atlanta, GA 30303. This facility, open to men and women over 18, offers program admission Monday through Friday from 7 A.M. to 4:30 P.M. This long-term refuge has a zero-tolerance policy for drugs and alcohol. This facility provides two meals a day, a place to sleep, assistance with job searches, and permanent residence searches for all admitted individuals. An 8P.M. curfew is in place for all residents. Reach this facility at (404) 215-6600.


The Trinity House Big Bethel Program provides food and clothing for homeless individuals. They also have a facility for rehabilitating men with substance abuse problems. Offering extensive counseling and other resources, the program lasts up to 12 months. This facility devotes itself to those who are actively searching for a permanent job and residence and provides a substance free environment. Visit the Big-Bethel program at 220 Auburn Ave NE in Atlanta, GA 30303. For more info call (404) 827-9707.


Metro Atlanta Taskforce for the homeless has both a Day center (open Monday through Friday 8:30 A.M. to 5 P.M.) and an overnight homeless shelter in Atlanta, GA. The Day Center offers assistance, referrals, and resources for everything from job searches to help with social security to finding medical attention or counseling. Drop by the Metro Atlanta Taskforce at 77 Peachtree Street in Atlanta, GA 30308. Reach the administration offices directly at (404) 230-5000 or call the hotline at (404) 447-3678.


The team at Genesis A New Life dedicates itself to the rehabilitation of homeless families with babies under the 6 months. This facility offers up to six months of residence for each family along with three meals a day, therapy and counseling services, financial management assistance, clothing for children and their families, and job attainment assistance. Find the shelter at 173 Boulevard NE in Atlanta, Georgia 30312. For more information call (404) 522-6056.