How & Where to Get Mental Health Services if Homeless or Indigent
 

Shelters, Transitional Housing, Permanent Housing

“There is widespread agreement that when housing is permanent and flexible, and individualized support services are available as needed, people with serious mental illnesses can achieve and maintain residential stability in the community. Housing without support services or support services without housing--for many, neither works well without the other.”

Importance of Housing Inormation
Because housing is so vital to an individual with mental illness, this directory is providing an array of information that may be helpful to individuals with mental illness and to those who are helping them. The goal is to match the level of housing support with each person's needs. The difficulty is finding, or having someone help you find, the right type of housing that is affordable and available.

What HUD and Commission on Homelessness Should Consider Doing
United Way will soon be able to provide more extensive housing information than ever before—in electronic and printed form as well as by telephone. This is great but there is still one major need--a central, accessible walk-in center where no-income and low-income people can get comprehensive housing information, referrals, and assistance. HUD and the Commission on Homelessness should make this a top priority.

Housing Information Helplines

Comprehensive Shelter, Transitional Housing, and Permanent Housing Information
For Fulton, Dekalb, Clayton, Gwinnett, and Cobb Counties is available In two ways:

1. Web Site: WWW.CHRCATLANTA.ORG
This web site contains extremely comprehensive listings of shelters (both emergency and transitional), low cost hotels and motels, rooms for rent, public housing, Section 8 housing information, subsidized and low cost permanent housing. The Community Housing Resource Center which produced this directory has transferred it to United Way which plans to make it available sometime in 2004 via its own web site as well as in printed form. At present, the complete directory is available only at the web site described above.

2. Telephone: The United Way now provides extracts from the web site directory to anyone who calls 211 (or 404-614-1000).

 

Other Housing Helplines

Atlanta Center for Homeownership - 404/588-3700, 8:30am-5pm Mon-Fri.
This is a joint effort of AHA and Atlanta Empowerment Zone. Its goal is to ensure that eligible families obtain the appropriate skill and resources to achieve homeownership.

Atlanta Housing Authority - 404/892-4700, 8:15am-5:15pm Mon-Fri.
Call this number for information on how to apply for regular or Section 8 housing. (For information about all other housing authorities in the metro Atlanta area, call United Way at 404-614-1000)

Atlanta Regional Commission - 888/767-0471, 8:30am-5 pm Mon-Fri.
Provides information and referral, follow up referrals to personal care homes, senior housing, nursing homes, senior centers, adult in-home services, home-delivered meals, adult day care, Medicaid and wavered programs.

Community Friendship, Inc. - 404/875-0381, 8:30am-5pm Mon-Fri.
Housing assistance to adults with mental illness.

Council on Aging- 404/523-5027,8:30am-5pm Mon-Fri.
Provides information and referral services for aging related services and issues, and door to door help for shut-in seniors.

Georgia Department of Community Affairs offers a web site for rental places: www.rentalaccessnetwork.org

Task Force for the Homeless - 1-800/448-0636 or 404/589-9495, 24-hours/7 days.
Provides information about men's, women's, and family emergency shelters, transitional shelters.

The Living Room - 404/616-6332, 9 to 5 Mon-Fri
Provides housing referrals and assistance for people who are HIV+ or have AIDS on a first come, first serve basis.

Traveler's Aid - 404/817-7070, 8:30am-5pm Mon-Fri.
Provides counseling, case management, crisis intervention, shelter information and housing referrals to newcomers who have been in Atlanta less than 30 days, transient individuals with mental illness, runaways, and resettling homeless.

Shelter and Housing Lists

Click on the link that applies to your interest:
Shelters for single men
Shelters for women and children
Shelters for Battered Women
Transitional shelters/housing
Transitional housing—special needs
Permanent housing—special needs

SHELTERS FOR SINGLE MEN
Call Task Force for the Homeless for information on men's shelters at 1-800/448-0636 or 404/589-9495

Atlanta City Baptist Rescue Mission
316 Peters St., Atlanta (about 1 mile west of Spring St./Garnett Marta Station)
404/577-3409
Intake: 5:30pm. Try to be there by 4:30pm if you can
Meals served: supper and breakfast
Capacity: 75 men

Atlanta Union Mission
156 Mills St., Atlanta (located near downtown off Techwood Dr.)
404/588-4005
Intake: 4:30pm. Try to be there by 3:30pm if possible
Meals served: supper and breakfast
Capacity: 180 men

Central Presbyterian Winter Shelter
Washington St. at MLK Jr. Dr (entrance on MLK) across from state capitol
404/659-7119
Open only during winter from November 1 to March 30
Admission: you must go to Central Presbyterian Church Outreach Office Mon-Fri 9am.
Try to be in the line as early as possible since only a few beds are available each day.
Only about 30-40 people will be seen each day.

Jefferson Place
1135 Jefferson St. Atlanta (about 4 - 5 miles from downtown) near Bankhead Marta Station
404/874-0412
Intake: 5:30pm. Try to be there by 4:30pm if possible
No food is served at this shelter
Capacity: 150 men

Peachtree-Pine Overflow Emergency Shelter
Corner of Peachtree St. & Pine St. (1 block from St. Luke’s) downtown Atlanta Call Taskforce for the Homeless for information at 1-800/448-0636 or 404/589-9495
Intake varies but usually is between 5 pm & 7 pm depending on the weather Capacity: 200+

Salvation Army Men's Overflow Emergency Shelter
Open only when temperature is below 40
Intake is at 4 PM
400 Luckie St., Atlanta
Shelters—Women and Children
Emergency Free Shelter for Single Women & Women with Children

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SHELTERS FOR WOMEN AND CHILDREN

Emergency Free Shelter for Single Women & Women with Children
Note: See the list of transitional shelters, some of which are free to enter. Also, the definitions of "emergency" shelter, "free" shelters, and "transitional" shelters differ greatly. Some free shelters have no time limits on length of stay and some transitional shelters have short time stays. Look at both lists for a complete picture of what is available.

These are free to enter shelters that admit single women and women with children who have no money at time of admission. Most are open all year and are on bus routes. Though there are numerous shelters, beds are extremely scarce so you may have difficulty finding a space. The first three shelters listed and the Task Force for the Homeless probably represents your best chances for finding shelter. You may call some of the shelters directly. A few shelters require you to go through the Task Force to be admitted but most allow you to call directly.You are not required to go through the Task Force for the Homeless but you may find it helpful to do so, especially after you have called the first three shelters on this list which represent the shelters most likely to have vacancies. Ellis Street, Calvary Refuge Shelter and Hagar House are the shelters you cannot call directly for admission. Only the Task Force can arrange for you to be admitted to these shelters. The advantage of your calling the shelters directly is that you can do so as early at 7 or 7:30 am when the beds for the day first become available. The Task Force does not generally accept calls for shelter until 9am or 9:30am. Often by 9:30am the few beds available are already gone. Some shelters are very difficult to reach by phone. Keep calling if you can.

Task Force for the Homeless
Call after 9am or 9:30am. 1-800-448-0636 or 404/589-9495. This office can locate available beds and arrange for you to be admitted to shelters that have vacancies and when all the shelters are full, can tell you about what they call “overflow” facilities where you can stay at night until a shelter bed is located.

United Way
Call 211 or 404-614-1000 provides information 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Shelter List:

Atlanta City Mission (Chrysalis Center)
You may call this shelter directly or go through the Task Force as you prefer. 202 Milton Ave. SE, Atlanta, 30315, 404/658-6300 Accepts single adult women and women with children (no boys over 12 years of age are admitted). It’s free and open year round. Capacity: 150. Intake hours:7:30 am to 6 pm Maximum length of stay: 90 days. Bus directions: take the MARTA train to Inman Park Station then catch # 48 Thomasville bus, or # 106 Glenwood bus, or the #34 Gresham bus.

Ellis Street
This is a city financed shelter located in downtown Atlanta and has no limit on how long you can stay. It accepts single women and women with children. The only way to be admitted is by calling the Task Force for the Homeless at 404-589-9495 or 1-800-448-0636 after 9 am seven days a week.

My Sister's House - Atlanta Union Mission for Women
You may call this shelter directly for admission if you wish though difficult to reach by phone. 921 Howell Mill Rd. NW, Atlanta, 30318, 404/532-1929 Accepts adult single women and women with children (no boys 12 and older are admitted) Open year round Admission: open 24-hours, but best time to call is before Noon Documentation Required: picture ID, B/C, or SS card Other requirements: no mothers under age 18, cannot return until after 6 months, must be at least 72 hours drug/alcohol free Maximum length of stay: 45 days Bus directions: Take #1 Coronet Way from GA State MARTA station

Salvation Army
Note: Only a few of the 56 beds for single women and a few of the family rooms are free. Need to call early each weekday morning around 7 or 7:l5 AM. 400 Luckie St. NW, Atlanta 303l3, 404/688-2884 Accepts single women and families (no unaccompanied teenagers are admitted; there is no age restriction for boys and girls accompanied by parents). Open year round Capacity: Most beds cost $12 for singles and $7 for families.Admission: 8am to 4pm Intake: 3 pm to 6pm Maximum length of stay: 90 days Bus directions: #1 Howell Mill Rd. bus from 5 Points MARTA Station. All free beds are for up to 7 nights. All transitional beds cost $7 for families and$12 for singles.

The following women and children's shelters are less likely than the ones listed above to have space. They may have space available so it may be worth the effort to call to confirm if they have any beds.

Alternate Life Paths
827 Pryor St. SW, Atlanta 30315, 404/688-1002 Accepts girls ages 13-17 in its emergency shelter program and girls ages 17 1/2 to 22 in its transitional living skills program Open year round. Capacity: 4 beds in the emergency shelter and about 16 beds in the transitional living skills program Admission/Intake: 9am-9pm Required documentation: ID, works with girls to obtain (if they don't have) B/C, SS card, Medicaid cards, etc. also, get a physical exam Maximum length of stay: in the emergency shelter 2 weeks, in the transitional living skills program up to 24 months Bus Directions: :#42 bus from 5 Points MARTA station, get off at corner of Pryor St. and Hendricks St.

Cascade House (YWCA)
1384 Ralph David Abernathy Blvd. SW, Atlanta 30310, 404/752- 6199 or fax 404/753-2666 Accepts women with children, pregnant women (but not single women if not pregnant and boys up to age 16). Entry into this shelter is not immediate. It’s a long- term transitional shelter. You must go through a screening process that may take several days. Open year round. Capacity: 25 including children. Admission/Intake: 24-hours a day. Documentation required: picture ID, SS cards for all, B/C for all, TB tests for all Maximum length of stay: 2 years. Bus directions: #71 Cascade Bus from West End Marta Station It is not handicap accessible

Elizabeth Inn
55 Elizabeth Church Rd. Marietta, 30060, 770/426-7667 Accepts single women, women with children (and men) & intact families in emergencies Open year round Admission: 9am-Noon, 1pm-4pm & 4:30pm-10pm Intake: 5:30pm. Documentation required: must summit picture ID or SSN after first day; also must find job within 7 days of admission. Breathalyzer test may be given daily Maximum length of stay: 6 weeks Bus directions: take Marta to Arts Center Station then catch CCT #10 bus, transfer to CCT #40 or 45 bus

First Presbyterian Church
1328 Peachtree St., NW, Atlanta, 30309, 404/228-7750 or fax: 404/898-9670 Accepts single women only Open year round. Capacity: 14. Admission/Intake: 9am-5pm. Documentation requirements: ID is not required and there are no other requirements. Maximum length of stay: no limit. Bus directions: only 1 block from Arts Center Marta Station or take #23 bus from this station if necessary. Not handicap accessible

Genesis Shelter, Inc.
1615 Peachtree St., Atlanta, 30309, 404/892-6131 Accepts newborns (under 3 months) & their families Open all year Capacity: 12 Admission: 7:30am-7pm Intake:9 AM to 12 noon Documentation requirements: no ID requirement, but must have an infant under 12 weeks of age Maximum length of stay: 90 days Bus directions: take #23 bus from the Arts Center Station

Sanctuary Family Night Shelter
1560 Memorial Dr. SE, Atlanta, 30317, 404/378-2990 Accepts only intact families (mother and father and children up to age 18 are admitted if still in school) Open all year and it’s free. Capacity: 5 families (or 23 individuals). Admission: 9am-3:30pm Intake: flexible but ideal time is around 5:30pm. Documentation requirements: must be referred by an agency or church, etc, be an intact family, have a job or be searching for a job, and understand that this is a Christian shelter. Maximum length of stay: 120 days. Bus directions: take #21 from either 5 Points or Kensington MARTA stations

Shearith Israel
1180 University Dr. NE Atlanta 30306, office 404/873-1743 shelter 404/873-3147 Open only during winter, from Nov. 15 to Mar 15 Accepts single women only. Capacity: 14. Admission: 9am-4pm Intake: call for directions before going to shelter Documentation requirements: no ID is required. Maximum length of stay: no limit, can stay entire time it is open. Call first

Temple Zaban Shelter
1605 Peachtree St. NE (near Spring St.) Atlanta, 404/872-2915 Open during winter only (Oct 15 to April 30) Accepts couples without children (must be age 21 or older). Capacity: 22. Admission: can call and leave message. No one is in office until 6:30pm. Intake: 6:30pm-7:30pm Documentation requirements: B/C, state issued ID or D/L Maximum length of stay: Oct 15 to April 30 Bus directions: take # 23 bus from Arts Center MARTA station

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BATTERED WOMEN'S SHELTERS
Note: addresses are not shown for the protection of residents. The shelters in this section all accept battered women and their children, and in some cases may even accept homeless women and children who are not battered. These shelters are open year round. Women whose only means of transportation is by bus may face difficulty in getting to a shelter that is not on a MARTA route. Women and children can be admitted to any of these shelters regardless of the county where they live if transportation can be arranged. For example, a woman who lives in Fulton County can be admitted to a shelter in DeKalb County.

Atlanta/Fulton County:
Partnership Against Domestic Violence 404/873-1766

Clayton County:
Fight Abuse in the Home (FAITH, Inc.) 770/961-7233

Cobb County:
YWCA of Cobb Co. 770/427-2902

DeKalb County:
International Women's House 404/299-1550
Women's Resource Center to End Domestic Violence 404/688-9436

Douglas County:
Share Transitional House 770/489-7513 (no public transportation)

Fayette County: 770/460-1604 (no public transportation)

Gwinnett County:
Partnership Against Domestic Violence 770/963-9799 (no public transportation)

Rockdale County: Project Renewal 770/860-1666 (no public transportation)

South Fulton County:
Women's Crisis Center 770/969-6423

You can also call the following number for all domestic violence shelters in Georgia:
1-800/33-HAVEN (1-800-334-2836) to speak to the domestic violence agency nearest you. You can call from anywhere in the state. They can give women and children a place to stay, Legal help and other resources. All services are free and confidential.
You are not alone!

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TRANSITIONAL SHELTER/HOUSING FOR MEN, WOMEN AND CHILDREN

Transitional shelters that don’t require money at time of admission
Note: Some of the shelters indicate that they charge 30% of income will admit the person without any charge, but once income is available then they will be charge based on their income.

ACHOR Center - 1332 Metropolitan Pkwy. SW, Ste. 206 Atlanta, 30310, 404/752-5654 Resident Qualifications: Single women & women w/children; NO pregnant women. Need ID, proof of income and SS card. Financial Obligations: Can enter for free under certain conditions, but must be prepared to pay after 30 days Sliding Scale - 30% of income; food is provided. Intake Process: call to set up an interview/application. Hours: 9am-5pm Mon-Fri. Area Served: metro Atlanta. Capacity: 70 residents, including children

Alternate Life Paths Program - 827 Pryor St., SW, P.O. Box 3164 Atlanta, 30302, 404/688-1002 Resident Qualifications: Single women with or w/out children 17-22 years old. ID is required. Financial Obligations: Can enter free - will be required to work and/or attend school. Will receive vocational and/or educational asst., if needed. Intake Process: call (staff or client) to set up interview. Application process: may have to be put on waiting list. Hours: 9am-5pm Mon-Fri, they do take calls from 9am-9pm for intake into other programs. It’s best to call before Noon Mon-Fri for transitional living program. Contact: “Residential Staff Coordinator” Area Served: metro Atlanta

Atlanta Recovery Center - 169 Trinity St. Atlanta, 30303, 404/577-3352 Resident Qualifications: Single males, must show 2 forms of ID Financial Obligations: $8/night or $53/week. Intake Process: call or walk-in. Hours: 24-hours/day - Intake starts at Noon and continues until full Area Served: metro Atlanta Capacity: 300 + beds in dormitory style. This is not really a “program” per say, If a client is newly in recovery or in need of supportive services, this place is not the best for him.

Atlanta Urban Ministry - 458 Ponce de Leon Atlanta, 30308, 404/881-6744 Resident Qualifications: Will take mental illness people if they can work. Also, accepts men or women w/children; intact families w/children; will consider pregnant women; NO couples w/out children. Must be employed or w/potential to work. ID is required, and marriage certificate for families/couples. Financial Obligations: 30% of income - will consider no income upon intake. Required savings plan once secure income. Food is NOT included. Intake process: Call or walk-in. Application required & interview with a case Manager, also background check. Capacity: 10 “units” of varying size (1 family per unit ) Hours: 9am-3:00pm Mon-Thurs; 9am-1:00pm Fri. Contact: Kelly Young (Case Manager) at Ext. 11 Area Served: metro Atlanta

Boulevard House - 830 Boulevard SE, Atlanta, 30312, 404/633-8386 or 404/ 622-0793/0388 Resident Qualifications: homeless families. Must show ID and birth certificate for all children. Financial Obligations: 30% of income. Intake Process: referral from agency, call for interview process. Hours: 24-hours/day. Area Served: metro Atlanta

Buckhead Christian Ministry - single-parent or two-parent households, or couples wit children. Must be employed 32-40 hours a week to be admitted. No charge for stay. Capacity is 10 families /26-385 persons, located in various sites. Phone # is 404/239-0038. P.O. Box 52900, Atlanta, Georgia 30355

Cascade House (YWCA) - 1384 Ralph David Abernathy Blvd. SW, Atlanta, 30310, 404/752-6199. Resident Qualifications: Women w/children only, no pregnant women. Must have ID, SS card, birth certificate, and TB test for ALL family members. Financial Obligations: Intake Process: call to set up interview. Intake: 24-hours/day. Admission: 8am-6:00pm Mon-Fri. Area Served: metro Atlanta

Cobb Family Resources - 377 Henry Dr. Marietta 30064, 770/428-2601 Resident Qualifications: Families residing in Cobb Co. for at least 2 months. ID & SS card (for ALL family members), and proof of income. Must be employed or in job training program. Financial Obligations: A percentage of income (individually determined). Intake Process: call or walk-in for interview. Hours: 8:30am-5pm Mon-Fri; No walk-ins after 4pm. Capacity: 35 individuals (includes children). Area Served: Cobb County

Cobb St. Ministry, Inc. - 1900 Macland Rd. Marietta, GA 3006, 4770/424-9154 Resident Qualifications: Single women & women w/children. Financial Obligations: can enter without money, although will be charge 30% of income once employed. Intake Process: Referral from agency, call for interview process Hours: vary, but able to leave message 24-hours a day. Capacity: 10-15 individuals (includes children) Area Served: Cobb County

Decatur Cooperative Ministries - P.O. Box 457 Decatur 30031, 404/377-5365 Resident Qualifications: Single women w/children, intact families w/children. Need SS card and birth certificate for ALL family members. Must show proof of income. All adults in family must be employed. Financial Obligations: $100/week-$75 goes to savings and $25 to program fee. Intake Process: call, written application, and interview. Hours: 9am-1pm Mon-Fri. Capacity: 5 houses for 5 families (varies in size) Area Served: metro Atlanta

D’Faith - single women and women with children. Women must be employed or looking for work. Once employed, pay $10 a night. P.O. Box 31082, Atlanta Ga. Takes referrals only from Taskforce for the homeless and churches.

Family Development Center - 2590 Jerome Rd. College Park, 30349 404/762-1231 Resident Qualifications: single women, never married, aged 17-26 yrs. with only 1 child (must be less than 1 yr. Old). Financial Obligations: Free to enter-program, offers assistance in job training, etc. Intake Process: Agency Referral Hours: 9am-5:30pm Mon-Fri. Capacity: 14 individuals (includes children Area Served: metro Atlanta)

Families First - 1105 W. Peachtree St., NE, Atlanta, 30357, 404/853-2844 Resident Qualifications: single pregnant women without other children, between 17-26yrs. old, who have never been married. Financial Obligations: free Intake Process: agency referral. Hours: 9am-5pm Mon-Fri. Area Served: metro Atlanta

Genesis Shelter - 1615 Peachtree Rd. Atlanta, 30309, 404/892-6131 Resident Qualifications: families with newborn under 3 months old. Must have SS card & TB/hepatitis test results. Financial Obligations: free Intake Process: referral, telephone-application/interview process Hours: no specific intake hours, but best to call between 9am-3:00pm Mon-Fri. Office: 8am-6pm Mon-Fri. Capacity: 12 individuals. Area Served: metro Atlanta

Gwinnett Housing Resource Partnership - 3453 Holcomb Bridge Rd. Norcross, 30092, 678-291-0305 Resident Qualifications: single men or women/children under 17yrs. Old. Must be employed and have own transportation. Financial Obligations: percentage of income (individually determined). Intake process: call for appointment, background & credit checks, application/interview process. Hours: 9am-5pm Mon-Fri Area Served: Gwinnett County

Hope - 4231 Old Dixie Highway Hapeville, 30354, 404/366-0210 Resident Qualifications: single women, women w/children, pregnant women, must be employed. Financial Obligations: $50/wk. Includes meals. Intake Process: agency referral, phone interview w/client then in person Hours: 8am-9pm Mon-Sat Capacity: 32 individuals (includes children) Area Served: metro Atlanta

Housing Initiative of North Fulton (Homestretch) - 89 Grove Way Roswell, 30075, 770/642-9185 Resident Qualifications:  Serves only families: women with children, and 2-parent families (couples must be legally married). Basic requirements for application are: have minor children, be working full time or have strong work history, be homeless, and be in the North Fulton area.  Financial Obligations: 30 % of income; must be responsible for own food. Intake Process: agency referral, telephone screening application and interview process. Capacity: 9 “properties”(2,3 bdrm. Apts. & duplexes) Area Served: Roswell/Alpharetta area-North of I-285.

Interfaith Outreach Home, Inc. - P.O. Box 48075 Doraville, 30362, 770/457-3727 Resident Qualifications: 2-parent homeless families with children. Financial Obligations: Free, upon admission will assist with job training/placement. Intake Process: agency referral, interview and application process. Hours: 9am-5pm Mon-Fri. Area Served: metro Atlanta. Capacity: 10 apt. units/2 bdrms.

Nicholas House - 1790 LaVista Rd., NE, Atlanta, 30329, This facility is operated by the same organization that operates Boulevard House (see listing above) and therefore, the resident qualifications are essentially the same. Nicholas House is a smaller house so their availability is more limited. They are difficult to reach, but do return calls. Resident Qualifications: all family types w/children, will consider pregnant women if already have another child. Must show 2 forms of ID (at least one w/picture) Must be employed or looking for work and have proof of income. Financial Obligations: 30% of income. If no income, then it is free until the resident has income. Intake Process: Referral from agency, call for an interview. Capacity: 12 families (or 50 individuals) Hours: 10am-4pm Mon-Thurs. Area Served: metro Atlanta

Odyssey III - 276 Decatur St. SE, Atlanta, 30312 404/572-9040 Resident Qualifications: single men employed (verification required), must be clean & sober for at least 30 days. Financial Obligations: $45/wk, Must be responsible for own food. Intake Process: agency referral, application, process/interview. Hours: new clients: 8:30am-11:30am Mon-Fri; returning clients: 1pm-3pm Mon-Fri. Capacity: 20 individuals (dormitory style). Area Served: metro Atlanta.

St .Vincent de Paul - 770/458-9607 Resident Qualifications: single women & men, must be employed or soon to be employed. No disabled clients. Financial Obligations: $60/week, many food items provided, although required residents to pay $15/wk to supplement. Savings plan is required. Intake Process: agency referral, client can call direct to set up interview process (2 separate interviews required) Hours: vary, must contact through Vicki. Area Served: metro Atlanta. Important to note: the women’s’ house is located in Dunwoody and the men’s’ house in Chamblee/Doraville.

Salvation Army - 400 Luckie St., NW Atlanta, 30313, 404/688-2884 Resident Qualifications: single men and women, families with children, special needs-need diagnosis verification. Will consider pregnant women in 1st trimester. Must show ID. Financial Obligations: $10/night for single men/women, $5/night for families with children. Families must participate in savings plan. Free for special needs. Intake process: agency referral, call or walk-in. Must have an agency referral for special needs. Hours: 8am-4pm Mon-Fri. Area Served: metro

Travelers’ Aid - single-parent head of household, male or female head of household, and two-parent head of household. Has apartments at various locations. 404/817-7070; suite 200, 60 Walton Street, 30303 in downtown Atlanta.

United Methodist Children’s Home - 500 Columbia Dr., Decatur, 30030 404/370-3130 or 3100 Resident Qualifications: single males or females with children, intact families with children. Financial Obligations: $40 deposit only. Intake Process: agency referral, call or walk-in to start interview process. Hours: 8:30am-5pm Mon-Fri. Area Served: metro Atlanta. This is considered EMERGENCY housing with a maximum of 30 day stay

Village Atlanta - College Park, 30349, 404/669-0138 Resident Qualifications: single women with children (maximum of 4) It’s targeted towards domestic abuse victims and addicts. Must be clean for 90 days or completed a 28-day detoxification program. Financial Obligations: $100 security deposit 20% of income (30% of that goes towards savings). Must have TANF and be responsible for own food. Intake Process: agency referral, application, interview process admission. Hours: 10am- 2pm Mon-Fri. Capacity: 12, 2-bdrm apts.: up to 12 families and/or 30 people in all. Area Served: metro Atlanta. This program has religious/recovery component

Weaver Gardens (formerly called Family Development Center) - -single women, age 17-26, never married with no more than 1 child. Who must be less than 1 year old- - 2590 Jerome Rd. College Park, 30349 404/762-1231. Financial Obligations: Free to enter-program, offers assistance in job training, etc. Intake Process: Agency Referral. On Back Side is a list of transitional shelters that charge at time of admission- - they are not free to enter.

Transitional shelters that do require money at time of admission
Note: These are transitional shelters that charge to be admitted. You may call these shelters directly if you prefer. However, you may find it helpful to callTaskforce at 1-800/448-0636 if you cannot find any that have space or if you do not have access to a telephone.

Atlanta City Mission (Milton Avenue) has transitional beds for single women and mothers with children who have been employed for 2months or longer. Takes 10 days to approve admission. Cost is $90 a week with $100 deposit payable at time of admission. 6 months commitment required. 212 Milton Ave. SE, Atlanta 30316, 404/658-6300 – MARTA train to Inman Park Station then catch # 48 , or # 106, or the # 34-No boys over 12.

Boulevard House - homeless families - 830 Boulevard SE, Atlanta 30312, 404/622-0793 Resident Qualifications:Must show ID and birth certificates of all children. Financial Obligations: 30% pf income. Intake Process: referral from agency, call for interview process. Hours: 24 –hours/day. Area Served: metro Atlanta

Cobb Family Resources - The Turning Point: for 36 single women and women with children residing in Cobb Co. for at least 2 months. 377 Henry Dr. Marietta 30064, 770/428-2601 Resident Qualifications ID & SS card (for ALL family members), proof of income. Must be employed or in job training program. Financial Obligations: A percentage of income (individually determined). Intake Process: call or walk-in for interview process. Hours: 8:30 am to 5:00 pm Mon-Fri: No walk-ins after 4:00 pm. Capacity 35 individuals (includes children) Area Served: Cobb County

Decatur Cooperative Ministries - Hagar House helps large families and women with children (boys 15 and under OK) P.O. Box 457 Decatur 30031, 404/377-5365 Resident Qualifications: Need SS card and birth certificate of ALL family members. Must show proof of income. All adults in family must be employed. Financial Obligations: $100/week - $75 goes to savings and $25 to program fee. Intake Process: Call, written application, and interview. Hours: 9:00 am to 1:00 pm Mon- Fri. Capacity: 5 houses of 5 families (varies in size) Area Served: metro Atlanta

Gwinnett Housing Resource Partnership - male headed households and female headed households with children under 17. 604 Beaver Ruin Rd., Norcross, Ga. 30092 678-291-0305 Resident Qualifications. Must be employed, and have own transportation. Financial Obligations: percentage of income (individually determined) Intake process: Call for appointment, background & credit checks, application/ interview process. Hours: 9:00 am to 600 pm Mon- Fri Area Served: Gwinnett County.

HOPE – single women, women w/children , pregnant women - 4231 Old Dixie Hwy Hapeville, 30354 404/366-0210 Resident Qualifications: must be employed. Financial Obligations: $50/wk. Includes meals. Intake Process: agency referral, phone interview w/client then in person. Hours: 8:00 am to 9:00 pm Mon-Sat Capacity: 32 individuals (included children) area served: metro Atlanta

Initiatives for Affordable Housing - DeKalb County - single-parent head of household, male or female head; two-parent head of household, and couples without children. There are 8 sites of transitional housing. Office is 1434 Scott blvd, Suite 200 Decatur Georgia 30033; phone 404/299-9979.

Jars of Clay - For families, single women men $49 a week for singles and $ 49 a week for families payable at time of admission. 404/586-9794 937 Sims St. Atlanta 30310. Take # 1193 bus from 5 points Station and exit at McDaniel St. at Mary St. and walk 3 blocks.

Housing Initiative for North Fulton (Homestretch) single men, women, and women with children, and intact families 89 Grove Way Roswell, 30075 770/642-9185. financial Obligations: 30% of income: must be responsible for own food. Intake Process: agency referral, telephone screening application and interview process. Capacity: 9 “properties” (2,3, bdrm. Apts & duplexes) Area served: Roswell/Alpharetta area- North of I-285.

Ministries United for Service and Training, Inc. (MUST) - Single-parent head of household, male or female head, and two-parent head or household. Marietta Ga. House at 307 North Marietta Pkwy for 18 persons and Morris Manor at 253 &263 Manget Street for 28 persons and Cantrell House in Acworth for 12 persons. Office at 55 Elizabeth Church Road, P.O. Box 1717, Marietta Georgia 30061. Phone 770/427-9862

Salvation Army - single men and women, families with children, special needs-need diagnosis verification. Will consider pregnant women in first trimester. 400 Luckie St. Atlanta, 30313 404/688-2884 Resident Qualifications: Must show ID. Financial Obligations: $10/night for single men/women, $4/night for families with children. Families must participate in savings plan. Free for special needs. Intake process: agency referral, call or walk-in. Must have an agency referral for special needs Hours: 8:00 am – 4:00 pm Mon – Fri. Area Served: metro Atlanta (Note: this facility is shown as transitional because it charges for almost all its beds).

United Methodist Children's Home - male headed households and female headed households with children under 17 or two-parents with children. 500 Columbia Dr. Decatur, 30030 404/370-3130 or 3100 Financial Obligations” $40 deposit only. Intake Process: Agency referral, call or walk-in to start interview process. Hours: 8:30 am to 5:00 pm Mon-Fri. Area Served: metro Atlanta. This is considered EMERGENCY housing with a maximum of 30 day stay.

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TRANSITIONAL HOUSING - PLACES OF INTEREST TO HOMELESS PEOPLE WITH A MENTAL ILLNESS

Aftercare Residential Rehabilitative Services, Inc.
Residential services and supports to Fulton County adults 18 years and older who have been diagnosed with a mental disability or co-occurring disorder of substance abuse.  Aftercare Residential operates two facilities.  The St. Therese House is a transitional program for homeless men only.  The Spalding House is a residential program for men and women.  Each facility is  staffed 24 hours a day, 7 days a week by trained professionals.  Referrals are accepted from community mental health programs, state hospitals, community mental health centers and programs serving people with mental disabilities.  Applicants must be ambulatory, have a primary psychiatric DSM IV diagnosis, be participating or willing to participate in a community mental health program, able to self administer their medication and have at least 6 months sobriety.  Applicants are accepted regardless of ability to pay. For more information and additional admission criteria, contact Mr. Larry McCaden, Program Manager at 678-587-0706 or 404-614-0109 M-F 8:30am-5:00pm

Clifton Sanctuary Ministries
369 Connecticut Avenue, Atlanta 30307 404/373-3253 This is short term housing for men only (from days to months depending on the circumstances of each individual). Only accepts referrals from agencies and only if the referring agency is willing to help the individual find alternative housing and/or other services needed. They accept men who have a physical or mental illness, the addicted (if not currently using) and the elderly (at least 50 or older). Their new transitional living house call Joe’s Place located across the street from the shelter is available to anyone who has stayed at the shelter, including people with mental illness. While the shelter is free, Joe's Place requires a fee of 30% of the income. Joe's Place has a capacity of 9 and the length of stay is anywhere from 1 year to 18 months. They require you to save 20% of your income and it's residents live in a three-apartment unit. Allison Jenkins is the director.

The Rock’s Odyssey III Safehaven Program
Single men only - 276 Decatur St., Atlanta, Ga., 30312. 404-659-3390. Hours: 8:30 am - 3:30 pm, Mon. - Fri.. Contact: J. Milner, II. Eligibility: Must have documented mental illness; Referring agency should verify psychiatric diagnosis; Must be able to live semi-independently and comfortably in a group residence; 30 days sobriety required and drug test administered; Negative TB screening required (test can be administered on site) and a $30 weekly program fee for clients with income; Clients without income admitted free. Safehaven is a 16 unit long term transitional supportive living facility.

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PERMANENT HOUSING - PLACES OF SPECIAL INTEREST TO HOMELESS PEOPLE WITH A MENTAL ILLNESS

For Disabled Men and Women who are not ready at this time to live independently in an apartment, room or house because they need assistance or support based on their physical or mental condition or age.

Bright Beginnings
Single men and single women--766 Confederate Ave., SE Atlanta 30312 404/ 627-1693 Hours: 10:00 am to 6:00 pm Mon-Fri Eligibility: homeless individuals with mental illness ( will accept single parents w/children); will accept dual diagnosis if primary illness is mental. Area Served: metro Atlanta. Service Description: residential psychiatric and addiction treatment program. Services for residents only: case management, psychosocial day treatment, employment assistance training, dual diagnosis treatment, crisis intervention, medical treatment, on site psychiatric treatment service, transitional and permanent housing, adult education services. Intake: telephone, referral by someone familiar with client's background. Fees: sliding scale. Medicaid: Yes Medicare: Yes Directions: 1 mile south of I-20 and Boulevard at the corner of Confederate and Ormewood Ave. This place is funded in part by government money and is obligated to take people without money at time of admission if otherwise qualify.

Community Friendship, Inc. (CFI)
Single men and single women85 -Renaissance Parkway, Atlanta 30308 404/875-0381 Hours: 8:30 am to 5:00 pm Mon-Fri and from noon to 3:00 pm on Sat. Eligibility: adults with a psychiatric disability. Service area: Fulton County. Services: psycho-social rehabilitation (pre-vocational and work adjustment services), work skills education/job placement, case management, social activities, HUD apartments, group homes, and semi-independent apartments. Services for residents only: low-demand housing programs for homeless and mental illness persons at the Phoenix House, O'Hern House, Presley Woods, group homes and transitional apartments (HUD). Intake: you can apply for yourself or have someone refer you by telephone, walk-in, appointment. Cost for housing (and related services) is 30% of individual's income.
Community Friendship manages all of the following 5 facilities: For information on any of this facilities please call 404/875-0381
1. Presley Woods Apartments - 40 fully furnished studio apartments located in DeKalb County for single adults.
2. Phoenix House Apartments - Located outside the Downtown near the Oakland City MARTA Station in Southwest Atlanta. The complex is made up of 35 studio apartments and 8 four-bedroom/two bath garden apartments, and one two-bedroom apartment designed for someone requiring wheelchair assistance.
3. O'Hern House - Located in a mixed residential and commercial neighborhood at the eastern edge of Downtown Atlanta. The 80-year old, 4-story building provides each resident with a simple room that is furnished with a bed and dresser, and most rooms have a private bath.
4. Group Homes CFI - operates 4 group homes. Our group homes provide a high degree of supervision and support. With 24-hours supervision, 7 days a week, the homes offer support and structure to enable each resident to reach their optimal level of functioning. Staff members teach and assist members in meal planning/preparation, housekeeping, money management, bus route training, shopping, medication monitoring and the utilization of community resources. Residents must have a daytime activity such as a day program, job, etc. Intensive case management services are provided for each resident and result in an individual service plan, which reflects the involvement of the consumer as well as the community mental health program.
5. HUD Apartments (Transitional Housing Leading to Independent Living) - CFI operates 2 HUD apartment complexes. These apartments are available to adults with persistent psychiatric disorders who have a goal of independent living. Each furnished apartment contains a living room, bedroom, bath and kitchen. Typically each apartment houses two persons. Staff is available 24-hours a day for routine maintenance and resident emergencies. Life Skills Trainers assist residents in shopping, preparing meals, apartment cleaning, budgeting, and planning recreational activities. Residents sign a lease agreement with certain rules/regulations to be followed. Individual service plans are developed with residents to address their goals/skills with input from significant others, such as therapist, rehabilitation services counselors, etc.

Imperial Hotel
Single men and single women-- 355 Peachtree St, Atlanta 30308 404/584-0550 Contact: Melissa Ward Eligibility: 35 rooms of the 120 total rooms in this hotel are set aside, under a HUD grant, as permanent supportive housing for the mentally ill homeless, and it is these units that are classified as homeless units. The rest of the facility is affordable rental housing but not homeless units.
Description: efficiency apartments and 1 bedroom for 1 or 2 persons. Some Section 8 apartments are furnished; there is a waiting list. Documentation: need ID and SS card to apply, background check of credit and rental history (up to management to consider).

Madison (formerly The Walton)
Single men, single women-- 87 Walton St. NW, Atlanta 30303 404/659-5831 Hours: 11:30 am-1:00 pm. Contact: Mr. Alexander. Can pick up applications 24/7. Eligibility: men and women, preferably with 6 or more months of steady employment and pass TB test, and credit/rental checks. Rooms are furnished, share bathrooms and kitchens but have own private room with private entrance. Financial obligations: There’s no application fee. Shared unit is $250-$270 a month (includes utilities), 1 bedroom is $350 a month with $100 deposit and pay own electric

Rosalynn Apartments
Single men or single women--2195 Dresden Dr. , Chamblee, Ga. 30341--404/325-4572 Has 48 beds for the chronically mentally ill and 8 beds for people with HIV/AIDS--30%of income--for information call Deborah Howard at Grady Hospital's Social Services Office at 404-616-4616 or Miata O'Neal .For Fulton or Dekalb Co. residents.

Santa Fe Villas
Single men, single women-- 2370 Metropolitan Pkwy. SW, Atlanta 30315 404/521-3959 Apply at City of Atlanta Bureau of Housing, Suite 1200, 68 Mitchell Street, 404-330-6410. Ask for Joyce Harris. Mary Kenyatta phone is 404-761-4521. Eligibility: single men and women who are disabled (including people with mental illness), or employed. Both transitional and permanent housing is provided. Capacity: 147 units of which 100 are Section 8 and 47 are market rate. Characteristics: furnished rooms with bed, dresser, sink, refrigerator, and microwave. Documentation: need statement of homelessness, current TB test, credit/rental/criminal checks (no felony convictions in last 7 years) and have a clean and sober drug test done before admittance. Financial obligations: Section 8: $50 deposit, $30 drug test, $10 background check and rent will be 30% of income.

Welcome House
Single men, single women--234 Memorial Dr. Atlanta, Ga. 30303 404/521-3959 Contact: Joe Illovsky. Eligibility: the disabled (including people with mental illness) and employed men and women. This is supportive housing, single room only, is permanent or transitional. Capacity: 209 units. Rooms are furnished with a bed, dresser, sink, small refrigerator. Residency requirements: Need to be employed for at least 3 months and a criminal/rental check (no credit check). Everyone needs ID and proof of income. Financial obligations: Shelter rate is $260 a months with $35 application fee and $50 deposit. Shelter+Care is 30% of income a months, $35 application fee. Standard rate is $325-$380 a months with a $35 application fee and a $50 deposit. Referrals: Shelter+Care is available through non-profit sites only and the shelter rates and standard rates can be done by walking in. Note: Shelter+Care MUST be case managed.

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