Hello Guild Members,
At the end of this post is a button that will take you to the Charity Survey. Our Charity Committee has complied detailed information about each charity so please read each description prior to completing the survey. Please complete the survey before our next meeting on April 18th.
As always, please contact me if you have any questions.
1.) My Sister’s House
Atlanta Mission Women’s and Children’s services are provided at My Sister’s House, a 264 bed facility that offers overnight shelter and residential discipleship programs for homeless women and women with children. Loving people back to the life God designed for them to live starts with providing a safe, secure environment where a woman and her children’s basic needs are met. My Sister’s House also provides counselors, referrals to job training programs, and help in finding housing, medical and legal resources. For hurting mothers, My Sister’s House has a fully developed childcare facility staffed with a behavioral specialist and social workers.
2.) Atlanta Children’s Shelter
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 care for almost 8,000 children and provided services for more than 5,000 families.
3.) Stand Up for Kids
The mission of StandUp For Kids is to help homeless and street kids. This mission is carried out by a national volunteer force whose on-the-streets outreach efforts find, stabilize and assist homeless and street kids in their efforts to improve their lives. The organization’s mission is furthered through deterrence and resource programs provided in schools and via the internet. All facets of this mission are guided by the mandate that our volunteers tell kids they care about them and then, at every turn, prove it.
4.) Atlanta Day Shelter for Women and Children
The Atlanta Day Shelter for Women and Children, Incorporated is an ecumenical ministry whose mission is to ease the burden of homelessness for women and children, and assist in establishing self-sufficiency by providing comprehensive education and supportive services in a manner that respects human dignity.
5.) Shepherd Center
Shepherd Center, located in Atlanta, Georgia, is a private, not-for-profit hospital specializing in medical treatment, research and rehabilitation for people with spinal cord injury and brain injury. Shepherd Center is a 152-bed facility. Last year Shepherd had 965 admissions to its inpatient programs and 571 to its day patient programs. In addition, Shepherd sees more than 6,600 people annually on an outpatient basis.
6.) The Garden
The Garden also serves as a home for women and children 7 nights a week. Currently they house 65 women and 35 children that come from all walks of life but are all in need of Spiritual Recovery. They intend to disciple the women and children who and pour the love of Jesus on they as the Lord ministers to their hearts. They also have Bible study three times a day every day of the week in order to further promote understanding of the Gospel. The Garden is open to the public and welcomes volunteers to help drive, cook, serve meals and teach. The Garden believes through faith for God to pay the bills every month and provides the food needed to serve. The Garden welcomes donations such as food, prepared lunches, blankets, hygiene kits, clothing or other items.
7.) The Good Samaritan Health Center
The Center offers a comprehensive range of services to adults and children who are without health insurance or the means to afford care. Atlanta’s homeless and those with no income make up about 24% of patient visits, the working poor 69%, and those who are Medicaid/Medicare eligible compose 7% of our visits. Patients pay on a much reduced sliding fee scale based on income. The Center’s vision is to create a dependable, full-time, comprehensive healthcare home for Atlanta’s working poor and homeless. The Center offers medical, dental, health education, and mental health services to patients. Most importantly, the Center provides a comfortable environment for our patients, where all people are treated with dignity and respect. Services are provided regardless of race, ethnicity, or religion.