Atlanta Mission assistance programs.

Short term housing and shelter from the Atlanta Mission is for the homeless and families facing a crisis. They run both overnight accommodations and provide shorter term housing units as well to residents from Fulton County that qualify.

When someone, or a guest, stays at their housing center, they will be provided access to case management as well to address the underlying cause of their distress or financial struggles. The goal is to end the clients homelessness, place them into transitional or permanent housing, and get them back on track to stability. A plan is created, and often the case managers will provide referrals to various assistance programs and government benefits.

Employment resources from the Atlanta Mission includes a job attainment program. The goal is to help people become employed over the mid to long term. It also serves as a type of  pre-transitional housing program. Working towards self-sufficiency and employment can help clients access and enroll into their lower cost transitional housing programs which are offered at Fuqua Hall in Atlanta.

Basic needs from the non-profit Atlanta Mission can include clothing, free food, meals, and shelter. All of this, and more, is offered free of charge to those living in the facilities and who meet other qualifications.

The main location to contact for help is below. There are a few different locations and shelters in the greater Atlanta Area. You can even call on behalf of a family member. Contact Shepherd’s Inn, Fuqua Hall, My Sister’s House, or the Potter’s House. A counselor if available, and all support and information is confidential.

For those from the area that need emergency overnight shelter or shorter term, temporary shelter, you will need to visit the center(s) for intake and an assessment. Some of the sites will coordinate long-term residential recovery and other social service programs.

  • The Shepherd’s Inn is located at 156 Mills Street NW, Atlanta, Georgia. Call 404-588-4015. This is for men over the age of 18.
  • My Sister’s House is based at 921 Howell Mill Road NW, Atlanta, Georgia, 404-367-2465. Both women age 18 and older and their children can get help. The children must be 16 years of age or even younger.




  • The Potter’s House, 655 Potter's House Road, Jefferson, Georgia 30549, call (706) 543-8338
  • Atlanta Day Shelter for Women and Children, 655 Ethel Street, Atlanta, Georgia 30318, telephone (404) 876-2894
  • Fuqua Hall is located at 144 Mills Street, Atlanta, Georgia 30313. Dial (404) 350-1300

The Atlanta Rescue Mission also runs thrift stores for the needy, including moderate income families too. The ministry and the store is used a major funding source for the various assistance programs offered. The local thrift stores are also ministry centers that serve low to moderate income people, the homeless, seniors, and others in their communities.

The sites are open to the public. Basic needs can be met by the sites. In many cases, the rescue mission thrift stores work with local charities, churches and community action agencies to provide clothing vouchers for low-income individuals and families. Those looking to go to an interview may obtain work clothing, or children may acquire supplies for school. Furniture, household supplies, and maybe even Christmas toys are available. Many other items are offered from the thrift stores.

The Atlanta Mission and their thrift ministry program is a unique and special opportunity to help residents that live outside of the greater downtown Atlanta area. It can assist people in surrounding areas such as Fulton County who are of the greatest need. Call 404-367-2289 or 706-354-5576 for more details. Or the main sites are listed below.




Atlanta Mission Administrative Offices, 2353 Bolton Rd, Atlanta, Georgia 30318, main number for information (404) 588-4000
Athens Thrift Store, 2415 Jefferson Road Suite D, Athens, Georgia 30606, (706) 357-9240
Gwinnett Thrift Store, 1630 Pleasant Hill Road, Duluth, Georgia 30044, (404) 367-3932
Winder Thrift Store, 141 West May Street, Winder, Georgia 30680, dial (706) 357-9243
Marietta Thrift Store, 1140 Roswell Rd SE, Marietta, Georgia 30062, call (404) 367-3920
Commerce Thrift Store, 1416 South Broad Street, Commerce, Georgia 30529, (706) 357-9241
Gainesville Thrift Store, 328 Oak Street, Gainesville, Georgia 30506, main number is (678) 420-0240


By Jon McNamara

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