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: 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  

4 people found this review helpful

I was a resident at Atlanta Union Mission/Village Atlanta over 11 years ago. I had a wonderful experience. I did not complete the program for personal reasons. However; the tools I received in the Personal Development Program have kept me clean and sober these past 11 years. I have gone on to become a productive member of society, starting my own business and with a greater sense of self and belief in God. Everyday I thank God for allowing to have had the opportunity to have gone through the programs at Atlanta Union Mission. In turn I have sent a few of my willing clients to the program. To date I know of two who have sucessfully completed the program and are still clean and sober. Thank you Atlanta Union Mission

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

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in the Personal Development Program as a resident of Village Atlanta.

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

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would hire more people who had a testimony. It shows me that you have been through some thimgs.

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

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is the spiritual connection I have made with My Heavenly Father and the steps to sucess that I have learned while in the program.

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

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were kind, considerate and overall caring about me as a person, not as an ex addict or drunk.

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

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could help a lot more people who are where I use to be.

Ways to make it better...

My experience would have been better if my counselor at that time was a person who had on some point in her life walked in my shoes. Instead of having preconcieved notions of what an addict was.

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

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

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

One thing I'd also say is Thank you to every one at Atlanta Union Mission, My Sister's House and Village Atlanta-were it not for you I would probably be dead. Thank you.

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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