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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Emergency Assistance, Human Services

Mission: MAC provides emergency assistance to low-income working families in the downtown Atlanta area to prevent homeless and hunger during periods of temporary financial crisis.

Results: From 10/09 - 9/10 Midtown Assistance Center provided $517,387 of assistance in 5,518 emergency situations. During that period, Midtown Assistance Center: Prevented eviction or homelessness of 697 families Prevented disconnection of utility service in 652 households Distributed food to 1,534 families Provided 1,372 transportation passes to job seekers and the newly employed Provided work clothing to 653 men

Target demographics: MAC assists low-income working families in zip codes 30303, 30308, 30309, 30312, 30313, 30314

Direct beneficiaries per year: Over the past 5 years, Midtown Assistance Center, with the support of donors and volunteers, has distributed 2.5 million dollars in assistance. Comparing fiscal year 2010 with 2009, MAC increased rent assistance by 13.5% and utility assistance by 48%.

Programs: MAC assists with rent and utility bills, provides food, and distributes transportation passes to new employment and job interviews.

Community Stories

3 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters


Rating: 5

Midtown Assistance Center (MAC) is a fantastic nonprofit. They have been around for 30 years serving low-income residents of Atlanta. The staff and volunteers are friendly and welcoming. This is an agency worth visiting and learning more about.


Rating: 5

This organization is truly committed to coming to the aid to people in need , and they do a GREAT JOB. Both staff and volunteers alike work together in treating those in need with respect, dignity, and truly go the extra mile to helping individuals get back on their feet. Over and over again, clients have told me how thankful they are for the Midtown Assistance Center, and how much MAC has helped them financially and emotionally.
Due to illness in my family, I have not been able to volunteer in recent months, but I consider MAC to be the premier organization in Atlanta, and I very much look forward to returning to MAC.
Martha Miller, Marietta, Georgia


Rating: 4

MAC is a an organization comprised of caring and knowledgeable people, both employees and volunteers, who seek to assist those who are unemployed or underemployed. Over the past three years I've volunteered on many occasions and can't express how it warms my heart to see the appreciation on clients' faces as they receive rent and utility assistance or groceries. MAC has succeeded in keeping many residences of Atlanta from being homeless and hungry. They are truly a blessing to many, many Atlanta residents.