Atlanta Union Mission Corp.

Rating: 4 stars   12 reviews

Issues: Mental Health, Homeless & Housing, Human Services

Location: 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
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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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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  

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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Rating: 5 stars  

4 people found this review helpful

I have served at the Mission for over 10 years and it has enriched my life. The people we serve have no place else to go and generally no one else who cares. They are truly saving and changing lives everyday one life at a time. The Mission provides $10,000,000 worth of shelter and recovery sevices to the City of Atlanta every year. The Mission raises all of it own funds with very little goverment funding. It is truly an amazing group of people.

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

The greatest pleasure is the opportunity to pay it forward and see lives that are being changed everyday.

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: 4 stars  

4 people found this review helpful

I have volunteered with the Atlanta Union Mission-Village Atlanta Transitional Home for women and children for over 13 years. This Christian program has touched many lives and enabled many families to get back on their feet and live productive, healthy, Christian lives. Each year my co-workers, family, friends and church provide a Christmas party for all of the residents so that the Holiday is happy for them even though their circumstances may not be perfect. Typical comments from the residents both young and old are "that this is the best Christmas they ever had." I hope to continue this tradition as long as possible.

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

provide on-site daycare and after school program for the families. This type of assistance would be extremely helpful to the mothers that are trying to get back on their feet and want to keep their families together.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every six months

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-12-01

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