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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Community & Neighborhood Development, Economic Development, Emergency Assistance, Human Services, Thrift Shops

Mission: Assist individuals experiencing documented financial crisis.

Programs: Assist households in financial crisis to prevent eviction by helping pay rent and utility expenses.

provided tax preparation assistance, food, child care, holiday items, school supplies, and adult education for people in need.

Community Stories

3 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Board Member

Rating: 5

Community Action Center, Inc officially changed its name to Community Assistance Center, Inc. in Jan. 2012.

I have been practicing law for 35 years, but the past seven have included volunteer work for the Community Assistance Center (CAC), a non-profit that serves people who are experiencing unexpected financial crises. I served on the Board of Directors during that entire time and moved into the position as President of the Board of CAC in 2012. I give from my resources so that the CAC can continue to help families who are experiencing job loss, wage reduction, high medical expenses, family separation or illness.

I have always had empathy for my clients, but seeing them in the office is much different from seeing them come to the CAC for the necessities of life. Watching the faces of the children when they receive Christmas or holiday presents or the parents when we provide Thanksgiving food baskets and gift cards, is very fulfilling. It's a privilege I had never experienced before in my life.

CAC is managed by a small staff and operated by hundreds of volunteers. They work daily to meet the basic needs of their clients by providing food (around a million pounds annually), shelter (helping individuals and families stay in their homes with rent and utility assistance), clothing, and education (offering classes in Citizenship, Excel, QuickBooks, computer use, ESL, etc.).

Shelly D.

Board Member

Rating: 5

Prior to sitting on the board of CAC I donated to their annual fund raising event and was proud to affiliated with such a wonderful and effective organization. As a board memebr, I now get to see first hand the impact that CAC makes in the live of those they serve and in the community as a whole. CAC is a well run organization which goes above and beyond in prodving assistance and services to those in need. The organization not only helps when times are tough but offer training and development to its clients so that they can build themselves up impoves all aspects of their lives. With a strong and dedicated team of volunteers and staff, CAC is making a positive difference in the community!

Board Member

Rating: 5

I have been associated with CAC for 8 years and currently serve as VP of the Board. This is a compassionate organization that serves residents of Dunwoody and Sandy Springs who are in emergency situations. The hard working staff is complemented by over 200 volunteers and supported by 28 congregations. It is well run, efficient, and produces amazing results. CAC is worthy of your support!