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1300 Joseph E. Boone Blvd.
Atlanta
Georgia 30314
USA
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Programs: The City of Atlanta has more homeless women with children than beds are available for them to use. Families have been forced to sleep on the floor of shelters and outside. City of Refuge has partnered with the City of Atlanta to help alleviate this problem. Restoring lives, redeeming women and returning families home is the mission of Eden Village at City of Refuge, a unique haven for homeless women and children in Atlanta, Georgia. Eden Village opened its doors in December 2008 and is experiencing full capacity serving 40 women and 82 children. The women and children who come to Eden Village are referred by Gateway 24/7 to Fulton County and then Fulton County completes the intake process, City of Refuge accepts the families who pass Fulton County's admission criteria. The criteria screens for families who are ready to accept the responsibility of changing behavior to achieve the goal of permanent housing. Eden Village’s exceptional facilities and intense support services include:

  • 40 individual hotel style units
  • Indoor playground
  • Child care facility managed by City of Refuge partner Feed My Lambs, Inc.
  • 5 Case workers overseeing the mental health needs and substance abuse treatment programs
  • Three meals a day are provided by City of Refuge’s 180 Degree Kitchen
  • Classes include: Life skills training, job training, GED classes, job placement, cooking classes, anger management and exercise classes.
  • Security, Utilities, Insurance
  • 24/7 house management staffing

 The Eden Village program lasts for 120 days at which time each family who successfully completes the program will be given assistance with apartment rental, furniture and utilities for an additional 90 days.   A great emphasis is placed on locating the cause of homelessness. Whether the root of the problem is lack of education, job training, anger management or substance abuse, our program focuses on working with the women individually to provide the needed resources to solve that issue. The goal is to move the women and children from homelessness to a personal residence in seven months. 

Mission:
City of Refuge, Inc. is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization that offers life saving resources and life building tools to individuals and families in Atlanta who are living in poverty. The goal is to provide the best possible opportunities for success to those who are willing to work hard to change their lives.
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01/04/13
City of Refuge provided my family with a comfortable place to live, great food service, daycare for my chldren, counseling, and opportunities to prepare myself for life after living in Eden Village. The staff were helpful and my family is doing great now. Thanks to all the people who work at City ... more »
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10/19/12
I resided at COR for a year and received no help outside of a place for myself and my children to rest in the evenings. The onsite case managers were very rude, insensitive, and overall uncaring unless someone they needed to impress was around. Donations meant for families in need were taken home by... more »
05/17/11
City of Refuge is an amazing organization in the heart of Atlanta. They serve individuals and families experiencing poverty. Each year Peachtree Christian Church invites other denominations in our congregation to volunteer at City of Refuge for More Hands for God Day in October. We have 200 ... more »
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