Changes Happening at The Atlanta Day Shelter for Women and Children
Last year, over 4,500 women and children sought shelter at Atlanta Mission. There are currently only 905 beds available for them in the city. For these women, finding shelter can represent the difference between life and death. There is a need for more shelter and security for these women and children, and meeting this need has been our top priority.
We’re reimagining our current Ethel Street property (The Atlanta Day Shelter for Women and Children) to create Atlanta’s first low-barrier shelter that includes innovative spaces and services specifically designed for women and children. The new Restoration House will expand our day services for women and children and create 100 new shelter beds for those in need. This facility will be built on the existing property.
That means that the current property has to come down as they build this new space. The last day of services at The Atlanta Day Shelter for Women and Children was March 5th. Day services will be closed until further notice. We will update this page once we offer day services again.
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.
This new shelter will not only provide more beds for the women and children experiencing homelessness in Atlanta, but will include new spaces both indoor and outdoor for kids to play, work through trauma, connect with their mom, and learn. They’ll also have increased security and staffing to provide the support needed to get through this time in their lives. We’re excited to see this new space come to life and give hope and a future to the women and children in Atlanta.
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