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Cobb, Gwinnett Clayton and DeKalb County region transitional housing programs.

Short term housing and other assistance is available across the counties of Gwinnett, Clayton, Cobb, and the DeKalb Georgia region. Qualified low income clients will be provided a place to stay, including shelter, and also information on or access to transitional units. A number of other services are available to clients.

The main goal of the transitional housing assistance programs are to help people get back on their feet and regain self-sufficiency. So to this end, the people who stay at the centers will be able to attend various classes and workshops. This can include budgeting classes, job training, and other life skills. In addition to the housing, other basic needs can be met and families will receive meals, clothing, and more. This is all in addition to the housing units.

The leading agencies to call for low income housing are below. They cover the regions of Butts, Cherokee, Clayton, Cobb, Coweta, Dawson, DeKalb, Douglas, Fayette, Forsyth, Gwinnett, Hall, Henry, Paulding, and Rockdale. While some non-profits may focus on veterans or providing shelter to single parents, others are available for the general public. If a transitional housing program can’t meet your needs then ask for referrals.

Fortress Women's Facility, Inc.
Acworth - Cobb, Georgia 30101
Dial (770) 544-7676
They run a transitional shelter for women with children in Cobb County. The person staying there will need to pay a portion of the rent, and that is based on the income level of the women. The client needs to be working as well.

Open Arms, Inc. - The Bridge
420 Pine Ave.
Albany, GA 31701
Telephone: (229) 431-1121
The non-profit assists Dougherty County residents. They offer emergency shelter for people impacted by domestic violence or abuse. Receive free shelter, education, clothing, food mental health assessments, counseling, and other support.




Athens Area Homeless Shelter - Clarke County
Location is 620 Barber St.
Athens, Georgia 30601
Telephone number is (706) 354-0423

Reentry Project, Inc.
P.O. Box 52
Austell, Georgia 30168
(888) 973-3687
Housing, job placement, transportation and counseling is offered for first time offenders.

Survivors Outreach Center, Inc.
4700 Austell Rd.
Austell, GA 30106
Main phone number is (404) 532-9016
(404) 610-4541
Transitional housing is offered in Cobb County. Food, clothing, job training, and other case management is offered too.

Community Share Ministries
910 S. Main St.
Cedartown, GA 30125
(678) 901-3033
Provides shelter and other aid in Polk County Georgia.

Will of the Father Ministries, Inc.
Main address is 1412 Old McDonough Hwy., SE
Conyers, Georgia 30094
(770) 728-2341
A program known as Partners for Progress operates in Rockdale County. It provides transitional housing for recovering substance abusers as well as male ex-offenders. Clients will also be offered educational resources, job readiness training, employment assistance, financial coaching and other support.

Initiative for Affordable Housing, Inc.
1434 Scott Blvd.
Decatur, GA 30030
(404) 299-9979
The organization provides transitional housing and other guidance and support services. This includes permanent housing search assistance. Get help in locating affordable housing in single and multi-family units. Also get help in applying for emergency rental assistance.





New Way of Life Ministries, Inc. of Dekalb County
3065 Midway Rd.
Decatur, GA 30032
Main phone number is (404) 934-3176

Quilt Transitional Services, Inc.
Decatur, GA 30032
Telephone number is (404) 297-8321

United Methodist Children's Home - Decatur Office
500 S. Columbia Dr.
Decatur, Georgia 30030
Telephone number is (404) 327-5872
Administers short term and temporary housing for homeless families with children 17 years of age and younger. Eviction prevention and financial assistance for rent or deposits may also be offered.

Interfaith Outreach Home, Inc.
Main address is 5200-A Buford Hwy.
Doraville, GA 30340
(770) 457-3727
This Dekalb County agency operates a transitional home for families with children that are homeless or recently evicted. Case managers also offer other supportive services while families transition to self-sufficiency. Access career counseling, job training, assistance in finding permanent housing, and other support.

Hope Atlanta Programs of Travelers Aid of Douglas County
8473 Duralee Ln.
Douglasville, Georgia 30134
(770) 947-7418
Help is offered for stranded, disabled, mentally-ill travelers, runaways, low-income newcomers, homeless and at-risk residents in crisis.

Asian American Resource Foundation, Inc.
3635 Peachtree Industrial Blvd. Ste. 450
Duluth, GA 30096
Telephone number is (770) 270-0663
This non-profit organization strengthens the Asian American community in Gwinnett County. A temporary transitional shelter with a maximum stay of 2 years for single women with children is available. Also get help in applying for government benefits such as section 8 vouchers.

Rainbow Village, Inc.
Main address: 3247 Duluth Hwy. 120
Duluth, Georgia 30096
(770) 497-1888
The goal of this non-profit, community based agency is to transform lives for homeless families with children of north metro-Atlanta. They provide local families with a community based transitional housing program that promotes self-sufficiency among the low income.

Rock Church of Atlanta of Clayton County
4815 Courtney Dr.
Forest Park, GA 30297
(404) 635-9967
A local church offers a short term, transitional shelter for males.

Maranatha House Ministries, Inc.
Suwanee, GA 30024
Phone - 678-200-4683

Gainesville City Baptist Rescue Mission
669 Main St., SW
Gainesville, GA 30501
(770) 287-9700
This Hall County agency offers a shelter to homeless men. Other assistance includes free food, clothing, and other basic needs.

Good News at Noon Men's Shelter
Address: 979 Davis St.
Gainesville, GA 30501
Main phone number is (770) 503-1366

Restoration 4 U Ministries
Loganville, GA 30052

My Sister's Place
Location is 610 Davis St.
Gainesville, Georgia 30501
Call the center at (770) 532-5111
The center helps homeless women and children. Among other programs, they provide meals, shelter, housing, and more. Also get help in finding a job and budget counseling.





Auntie Honey's House - Honey's Women & Children, Inc.
Main address is 8375 San Jose Trail
Jonesboro, Georgia 30236
Main phone - (678) 768-6114

Faith Project, Inc. of Clayton County
Jonesboro, Georgia 30238
(770) 609-7226

Fresh Start Services, Inc.
Jonesboro, GA 30238
Main phone number is (404) 573-7852
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Low cost transitional housing is offered for families, women with or without children and childless couples.

House of Dawn, Inc.
Jonesboro, GA 30236
(770) 477-2385
This Clayton County agency provides housing and support to pregnant teenagers and teenage mothers. They can also get assistance in the form of educational opportunities and life training skills.

Family Promise of Gwinnett County, Inc.
3495 B Sugarloaf Pkwy.
Lawrenceville, GA 30044
(678) 376-8950
This non-profit organization provides shelter for Gwinnett County families with children. They also work with local churches and faith communities. Shelter, transportation, hot meals and other supportive services are offered. Even other programs are offered in addition to housing, including free computer usage, job training, day care assistance, and budgeting classes.

Momentemps Ltd, Inc.
Lithonia, GA 30038
(770) 873-3775
Housing, both transitional and access to longer term support, is available for veterans and males.

Patron Helping Hands, Inc.
Lithonia, GA 30058
Dial the non-profit at (770) 755-1394

Tranquil Lane Community and Support Services, LLC
Lithonia, Georgia 30058
Call (678) 977-2763 for intake
This agency offers transitional housing in DeKalb County.

Center for Children and Young Adults
Address: 2221 Austell Rd. Ste. 100
Marietta, GA 30008
(770) 333-9447

Center for Family Resources
995 Roswell St., NE Ste. 100
Marietta, GA 30060
(770) 428-2601
The homeless in Cobb County can get help. In addition, the agency serves homeless and low-income families in the region and will encourage them to gain self-sufficiency. Services offered by case managers include financial assistance, a food pantry, and of course low priced transitional housing for up to 2 years.

Cobb Street Ministry, Inc.
Main address: 1750 Powder Springs Rd. Ste. 190
Marietta, GA 30064
Telephone - (770) 939-9280
Transitional housing program for single parents, women who are pregnant and/or have children under 10 years of age. A thrift store named Angel Closet is located on site too.

Quinn House
Location is 120 S Perry St
Lawrenceville, GA 30046
(770) 962-0470

Forever Free Outreach Ministries, Inc.
2592 Sandy Plains Rd. Ste. 2400
Marietta, GA 30061
(770) 971-7471
Offers recovery residences for males and females with substance or drug abuse issues. Veterans from the region can also access transitional housing programs.

Hope Cobb County Programs of Travelers Aid
Location of housing program is 995 Roswell St. Ste. 308, Center for Family Resources
Marietta, GA 30060
Dial (770) 428-1883

Phoenix Rising Center, Inc.
Marietta, GA 30062
(770) 875-3968 Main Client Number
Provides transitional housing for homeless veterans in Cobb County. Clients and residents are referred via the SATP, VA STAR or Homeless Veteran Program.

40 Technology Prkwy. South Ste. 180
Norcross, GA 30092
Main phone - (678) 808-4477
The recently evicted or homeless can receive up to 24 months of low income housing and supportive services. Case management, life skills training, job training, budgeting/financial training, mental health/parenting counseling and credit counseling is also offered for the poor and indigent.







Living Promises Community Developers
Riverdale, Georgia 30296
Call (678) 933-6372 for information.

Zion Keepers, Inc.
2270 Flat Shoals Rd.
Riverdale, GA 30296
Dial (678) 698-5087

Open Hearts Youth Shelter
Redan, GA 30074
Number - 770-912-2972

Kindred Spirit, Inc.
Smyrna, GA 30080
(678) 315-5037
Offers a wide array of services based. Most of the help is for pregnant teens. The non-profit will also coordinate access to prenatal care, birth and parenting classes, educational support, life skills, and other support.

House of Grace, Inc.
302 S. Goodman St.
Sparks, GA 31647
(229) 549-6744
Assists homeless men. Social workers will also educate them for job readiness, addressing mental illness, abuse and even help address addiction issues.

Morning Glory Transitional Home, Inc.
803 S. Hairston Rd.
Stone Mountain, Georgia 30083
Phone: (678) 628-3830

Step Up In Georgia, Inc.
Stone Mountain, Georgia 30088
(404) 399-1843
The center provides a wide range of services including transitional housing for single women without children. Other training available focuses on the knowledge and skills that residents may need to live independently and pay the rent on their own in the future.

Bonner Brothers Transitional Housing
Lithonia, GA 30038

Elizabeth Inn Emergency Shelter (Marietta)
55 Elizabeth Church Road
Marietta, GA 30060
Meals, case management, and lodging is available.

Salvation Army - Thomas County Service Unit Shelter
Main location of the office is 208 South St.
Thomasville, GA 31792
Dial (229) 226-3772 to apply.
This is the local branch of the nation agency. It provides emergency assistance to persons in a crisis situation in the areas of short term shelter, food, clothing, lodging, rent and even utility bill assistance. Also get free referrals to other local comprehensive crisis centers.

Brother Charlie's Rescue - Tift County
326 Beech St.
Tifton, GA 31794
(229) 382-0577
Numerous services are available to the homeless. They include a community shelter, transitional housing, counseling, clothing for men, and a food pantry. People need to work around the shelter/housing facility.

Wellspring Living, Inc.
140 Howell Rd.
Tyrone, Georgia 30290
Dial (770) 631-8888 for intake.

By Jon McNamara

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