Atlanta Children's Shelter - Atlanta, GA

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607 Peachtree St. NE
Atlanta, GA 30308
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Description: Founded in 1986 by the Junior League of Atlanta and located in the North Avenue Presbyterian Church, the Atlanta Children's Shelter provides free, quality day care, emotional support, an educational curriculum for homeless children, and focused social services for their families. Dedicated to helping families overcome the issues that contribute to homelessness, including domestic violence and job loss, the Atlanta Children's Shelter focuses on the long term self sufficiency of the family – which sets us apart from other Atlanta homeless shelters. Since 1986, the Atlanta Children’s Shelter has cared for almost 8,000 children and provided services for more than 5,000 families.

Transition to Permanent Housing
The ultimate goal for our families is to have them leave the shelter system and return to live in the community. Services provided to assist families with transitioning to permanent housing include:
    Credit Counseling: Bad credit can prevent a family from obtaining housing. The Atlanta Children’s Shelter has a partnership with CredAbility to provide our parents with money management workshops and individual credit counseling.
    The Sunshine Fund: Funded by private donations, the Sunshine Fund allows The Atlanta Children’s Shelter to provide rent and utility deposits for eligible enrolled families transitioning into permanent housing. Click here to donate.
    Furniture Referral: The Atlanta Children’s Shelter maintains a partnership with the Metro Atlanta Furniture Bank to provide referral for household furniture to transitioning families.
    Home Starter Kit: The Shelter accepts donations of household goods from individuals and groups in the community in order to provide newly housed families a “Home Starter Kit” containing linens, lamps, iron, dishes, eating utensils, toaster, and cleaning supplies.
    Transitional Childcare: Newly housed families are eligible for up to a year of extended childcare enrollment based on need, availability of spaces, and parent motivation.

Volunteers Requests by Atlanta Children's Shelter : Thank you for your interest in volunteering with the Atlanta Children’s Shelter! It has been said that a committed and energetic volunteer base is key to a successful organization. Our Volunteer Program provides both groups and individuals the opportunity to become involved in the mission and services of the Atlanta Children\\\'s Shelter. If you or your group are interested in volunteering your time, skills, and talents with the Atlanta Children\\\'s Shelter please contact us at

Donation Requests by Atlanta Children's Shelter : It helps provide free quality early childhood education and nutritional meals to homeless children as well as support services to their parents so that they can obtain stable employment and housing. You help give the gift of transition from homelessness to self-sufficiency which breaks the cycle of homelessness for children. LEVELS OF GIVING All financial gifts are acknowledged in the printed quarterly newsletter, on our website and in the annual report at the levels listed below. You may make a gift or a recurring monthly gift securely online or by mailing us a check or money order. Please feel free to call us at 404-892-3713 or send an email to our Development Office to discuss your wishes for the gift, to discuss the greatest needs of the families we support or to make an appointment to tour the Shelter. Humanitarian $25,000 - up Visionary $15,000 - $24,999 Champion $10,000 - $14,999 Benefactor $5,000 - $9,999 Nurturer $2,500 - $4,999

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