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Atlanta Mission transforms, through Christ, the lives of those facing homelessness.


Atlanta Mission is the city’s largest and longest-running provider of services to homeless men, women and children. Established in 1938, this Atlanta nonprofit organization provides emergency shelter, temporary shelter, recovery program’s, job attainment and transitional housing to more than 950 men, women and children daily. Atlanta Mission is a 501(c)3 organizational funded primarily by individual donations.

Statistics (FY 2017)

  • More than 593,487 meals served
  • More than 248,095 nights of shelter provided for individuals
  • 8,613 men, women, and children served

Women's and Children's Services

My Sister’s House:
Capacity: 276 beds for women and children in emergency shelter and residential transformation services: counseling, vocational training, life skills classes, spiritual development, and more.
921 Howell Mill Road, Atlanta, Georgia 30318

The Atlanta Day Shelter for Women and Children (ADS):
We are excited to share an important milestone as we prepare for the construction of Restoration House, our new low-barrier shelter for women and children, located on our current Ethel Street facility, The Atlanta Day Shelter for Women and Children (ADS).

The last day for services at ADS will be Thursday, March 5, 2020. Day services will be closed from Friday, March 6, 2020 through Sunday, March 22, 2020, while the team dedicates this time to moving, training, and team building so we can ensure that we are fully prepared and equipped to provide the best possible care to everyone that comes through our doors during the transition.

Effective Monday, March 23, 2020, and until further notice, day services for women and children will be located at My Sister's House. We anticipate construction will continue until spring 2021 when the new Restoration House building will open on Ethel Street with enhanced day services and overnight shelter for around 100 women and children.

Men's Services

The Shepherd’s Inn:
Capacity: 340 beds for men in emergency shelter and residential transformation services: counseling, vocational training life skills classes, spiritual development, and more.
156 Mills Street, Atlanta, Georgia 30313

Fuqua Hall: 
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

Thrift Ministry

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:

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