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Atlanta Union Mission Corp.

Rating: 4.2 stars   15 reviews 2,916

Address:

2523 Bolton Road, NW Atlanta GA 30318 USA

Mission:

Atlanta Union Mission is a non-denominational Christian ministry that provides a continuum of addiction recovery and emergency services to as many as 1,100 homeless and addicted men, women, and children every day of the year. Established in 1938 as a shelter for hungry and homeless individuals displaced by the Great Depression, the Mission has grown to six facilities. The Mission provides emergency food and shelter, residential addiction recovery programs and transitional housing.

Results:

FY 2009: 908,709 Meals Served (2,400 daily) 332,742 individual bed nights provided 257 Graduates from residential recovery program 74% of graduates clean & sober six months later 83% of cash donations go to programming

Geographic areas served:

Atlanta, North Georgia

Programs:

Provided emergency shelter services, including nutritious meals, hot showers, clean clothing and warm safe beds, to homeless men, women and children. For those individuals willing to commit a minimum of six months to recover from life controlling issues such as drug and alcohol addiction, domestic violence and codependency issues, atlanta mission provides residential recovery programs and transitional housing. Recovery program services include individual and group counseling, life skill and self-esteem courses, work therapy, spiritual guidance and job search preparation. Childcare services include pre-school and after-school programs for children whose mothers are guests in both the emergency shelter and long-term recovery programs. Atlanta mission served over 829,000 meals and provided in excess of 284,000 nights of shelter.

donated merchandise to the public or sold at discount prices through seven thrift stores as a service to the community and to support the exempt purposes of the organization. Contributed a portion of the donated merchandise directly to men, women and children staying at the mission as well as to needy individuals in the community.

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404-588-4000
http://www.atlantaunionmission.org

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Reviews for Atlanta Union Mission Corp.

Rating: 5 stars  

Wonderful place that I now call home on Tuesday nights. I volunteer with the children weekly and love hearing their stories of how Atlanta Mission has helped them and their moms have a place to stay.

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

Great ministry! Love serving for this place. I truly believe this place is making difference in people and to the community.

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

I've volunteered here numerous time and it is really cool to see the changes they are having on the lives of the people they serve. The men at the shelter are super appreciative and love the volunteers. The organization seems great and really serve a need in the city

 
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Rating: 1 stars  

1 person found this review helpful

Despite numerous attempts I cannot get the Atlanta Mission to remove me from their mailing list. I made a small donation to them a few years ago on behalf of a third party and now receive on average a mailing a week. They've long ago eaten up any money I donated and refuse to stop sending additional solicitations despite multiple emails and phone calls.

Was your donation impactful?

No

How likely is it that you would recommend that a friend donate to this group?

No

How likely are you to donate to this group again?

No

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

 
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Rating: 2 stars  

1 person found this review helpful

Definitely think leader of this non profit is out of touch with the true issues of homelessness. All of the money is NOT going to this charity!

Would you volunteer for this group again?

No

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

A little

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Badly

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

No

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

 
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Role: General Member of the Public
Rating: 1 stars  

The leader of this organization seems out-of-touch with the real needs of the people; Too much funding going into a few people pockets and not enough into the program. There needs to be a leader who understands social problems and who are in touch with the challenges of poor people.

Will you volunteer or donate to this organization?

Unlikely

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Some

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

6 people found this review helpful

I have been taking a group of men down to the AUM to serve b'fast every other Thursday for the last year. I sit with the men and listen to their situation. I try to encourage them with prayer and a kind word. It is more of a blessing for me than it is for them. The staff are individuals going through the progam. They are empathetic and responsive to the needs of the folks just joining the program. I see God at work at the Mission in so many different ways. All are blessed who come in contact with the program.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

that I have been volunteering to serve breakfast for about a year.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

pay the staff more.

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

getting to know the men in the program. I learn so much from them.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

positive individuals working on their own spiritual walk.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

reach more folks, expand staff and improve programs.

Ways to make it better...

I had more money to give the organization.

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

raising awareness and funds.

One thing I'd also say is that...

I am so glad that the leadership is so dedicated in what they do.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-12-01

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

6 people found this review helpful

I have been involved with AUM for over a decade. It is truly hard to explain the sense of fullfillment that I receive when I hear the testimony of those men and women who have fallen through societies' saftey net and were in dispair until their life was turned around because they encountered Christ through AUM. They know that they are loved and worthwhile. This changes everything. AUM provides emergency relief,but even more important, hope

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

visiting the various centers for men and women has given me a chance to meet the clients and talk to them to discover just how critical the AUM is to helping the most needy in our society

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

expand the program scope to provide assistance to families. Today the facilities only accomodate Men in certain facilities and Women and children in the others

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

Meeting the clients, learning their story, and being blessed by the experience

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

great Christians who consider their roll to be not just a job, but a calling from God to help others. They are dedicated and competent.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

could help a lot more people. The organization has capital needs to improve programs. It also could use capital to grow the Thrift stores business which would generate program income for many years to come

Ways to make it better...

I spent more time in volunteer activities. My experience is always positive. I always receive more than I expect in terms of blessings. Perhaps the best way to to enhance the experience would be to devote more time to AUM

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

The challenge for AUM is to get the message out that while they do give emergency care to the clients, they are even more involved with helping the clients break the chains of addiction and reenter society as productive citizens

One thing I'd also say is that...

The Mission is a good steward of the gifts and support that the people of Atlanta and Georgia provide to them. There is very little govenment suport. This is truly supported through the generosity of the good people of Georgia.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-12-01

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

2 people found this review helpful

I began by serving on the Atlanta Union Mission Board in 1976 with the idea that I could provide assistance as a physician to the new influx of clients with mental illness. Since that year I have been on the Board in one capacity or another, however not in the role as physician. My involvement became much deeper with service on committees, to providing gifts for clients, to raising money, and even to chairing the Board. Whenever I think that I might have completed my service over 33 plus years I am convinced and compelled to remain as a volunteer and Board member, hoping that I can contribute in any other or new way to this fine organization.

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

the personal gratitude I receive in trying to help folks less fortunate than I, and the satisfaction I feel in trying to help Atlanta become a better city.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-1-01

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

9 people found this review helpful

My husband and I have been blessed by serving at Atlanta Union Mission for the last 26 years. We began with what we thought was a one time volunteer painting day and we have never looked back. We have watched so many lives saved from addition and homelessness through the love of the caring staff. It is indeed a privilege to serve the Lord by ministering to the men and women of Atlanta Union Mission.

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

seeing that lives can truly be changed for the better.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

very kind and compassionate towards all the clients at the mission.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

expand to the point that hopefully anyone in Atlanta who wanted to be free from addition and could not afford treatment, could start a new life.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-12-01

 
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