Atlanta and Fulton County Salvation Army assistance programs.

A number of emergency assistance and social service programs are provided by Salvation Army centers in the Atlanta and Fulton County area. Preventing homelessness, ensuring families have food, Christmas and back to school help, and also stopping evictions (by offering help for rent) are some of the main crisis resources provided by the Salvation Army to families in the Atlanta region.

Many of the Salvation Army locations in the Fulton County Georgia region are first and foremost a church that allow local residents a place to worship during the week and on Sundays. A secondary mission is to offer those in need access to a wide variety of local assistance programs for seniors, adults, low income families with children, and youth. So this can range from emergency financial assistance and social services to recreational programs, after-school programs for youth, employment and job finding services and more.

Many individuals and families in Atlanta face a crisis or financial hardship on a monthly basis. Recent studies indicate that about 15% of residents have not had enough money to buy food or groceries for their family at some point over the last year. Many more people are faced with evictions and homelessness, or a disconnection of their utilities. The Salvation Army can provide help for all of these issues, and many others.

As funding allows, programs can help people get food in order to keep their refrigerator or pantry full. Emergency financial assistance may be paid out to pay rent for people who are faced with medical bills or other unexpected expenses. Families facing a disconnection of their utilities due to a hardship may be able to receive cash assistance for paying energy bills.

The Salvation Army Financial Emergency Services Centers in Metro Atlanta help the needy every day. They provide emergency rent/mortgage funds, life-sustaining assistance by offering food, clothing, aid for utilities, furniture, and school supplies to individuals and families facing a financial crisis.

Project SHARE is also available for occasional emergency situations. When citizens in Fulton County Georgia have a hard time acquiring medical supplies, groceries, food, shelter, clothing, or even paying their utility bills, then the Salvation Army Project Share program is there for the needy and low income.





Georgia Power and the Salvation Army have partnered together to create Project SHARE. It offers assistance in a crisis to help with basic necessities, such as food, housing, medical and dental care and utility services. Priority is given to the disabled, elderly, the unemployed, the sick and others who are experiencing financial hardship or an emergency. Find more on Georgia Power energy assistance programs.

Critical assistance is provided through an array of public aid, referrals, social service-based programs and similar services. Many Atlanta Salvation Army locations operate clothing and local food pantries. Other aid offered to qualified low income families can include emergency housing and financial assistance, including money for rent and utility bills.

After all, combating hunger and preventing homelessness in the community will ensure that children of low income families can learn and grow. Parents and adults will be provided employment opportunities and guidance, as well as civic participation.

While maybe not critical, there are other assistance programs available for basic needs for students. One of the main ones is the back to school supply drive. This will give Atlanta Georgia kids uniforms, notebooks, clothing, backpacks, and more. The school supply service relies on donations. Read more on free school supply programs.

Thousands of families live in poverty or difficult living conditions. So the Salvation Army in the Fulton County Georgia area will provide for and support greater stability through a range of emergency financial assistance services. The resources are provided at local Social Services offices that are located throughout the Fulton County area. Call them for Eviction Prevention, whether rental or mortgage assistance, food (access to a pantry or non/perishable food), or utility prevention and emergency funds.

If an individual is faced with a disaster, such as a fire, all of the Salvation Army centers participate in times of these manmade or natural disasters to help local communities recover from their devastating effects. Shelter, short term housing, food, and guidance is all provided.

Angel Tree allows the less fortunate children and seniors in Atlanta to receive gifts, toys, and meals around Thanksgiving and Christmas. Qualified applicants can get personalized gifts and necessities, and aid is for the low income who would otherwise get very little or nothing during the holiday season. Children and the Elderly in Fulton County Georgia can receive a variety of holiday assistance from Angel Tree.




Transitional housing programs are offered for single parents and young mothers with children. Housing and case management may be able to help them break free from unemployment and chronic homelessness. Housing is provided from the Turning Point Center for Women and Children and Cornerstone Transitional Housing. The centers offer shelter, self-sufficiency and other aid for qualified women. In addition, clients can receive life skills training, such as help finding a job, credit repair, budgeting, and similar skills. The main goal of the Life Skills program is to help people become self-sufficient and get back on their feet.

Salvation Army Centers in Atlanta region

Atlanta covers several counties in Georgia. The Salvation Army supports all of them. Some of the locations in the region, including Fulton County, include the following. Whether it is a cash grant, free groceries from a food bank, one time rent or utility bill help, or a thrift store, resources are available.

400 Luckie Street, Atlanta, GA 30313, 404.486.2710

967 Dewey Street, Atlanta, Georgia 30310, phone 404.638.7195

777 Donald Lee Hollowell Parkway Northwest, Atlanta, dial (404) 873-2631

1379 Holly Lane Northeast, Atlanta, call (404) 728-1357


By Jon McNamara

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