History

  • 1938

    Atlanta Union Mission is established on Crew Street as a soup kitchen to feed homeless men displaced by The Great Depression.

  • 1947

    1947

    Atlanta Union Mission gains 501(c)(3) status and is inducted into the community as a non-profit organization.

  • 1967

    1967

    Atlanta Union Mission expands its services to offer recovery services to men facing homelessness. The Potter's House, a 550-acre farm opens in Jefferson, Georgia offering long-term residential recovery programs for men who are homeless due to addiction.

  • 1967

    1969

    Atlanta Union Mission opens a facility on Ponce de Leon, becoming the first entity in the city, and the United States, to offer services to homeless women.

  • 1967

    1982

    Atlanta Union Mission’s Women’s Services facility moves to current Howell Mill Road location. Originally named Dorcas’ House, it was renamed My Sister’s House.

  • 1967

    Late 1980s

    Atlanta Union Mission moves its emergency shelter services for homeless men to its current location on Ivan Allen Jr. Blvd.

  • 1967

    1996

    Fuqua Hall given to Atlanta Union Mission as a transitional housing facility for homeless men.

  • 1967

    2003

    My Sister’s House expands its facilities, providing emergency services and long-term residential recovery care to 264 women (with and without children) each day.

  • 1967

    2008

    The Shepherd’s Inn expands to include a community center, and can now serve 1,000 meals and provide shelter to 450 men every day.

  • 1967

    2010

    Atlanta Union Mission changes its name to “Atlanta Mission.”

  • 1967

    July 2013

    Atlanta Mission acquires The Atlanta Day Shelter for Women and Children.

  • 1967

    October 2014

    The Atlanta Day Shelter for Women and Children adds new programs to meet unique needs of homeless women, based on relationships and customized assessments.