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Atlanta Center for Self Sufficiency Inc

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Causes: Employment Preparation & Procurement, Homeless & Housing, Homeless Centers, Human Services, Job Training

Mission: ACSS empowers homeless individuals to achieve economic self-sufficiency and their ultimate potential to thrive in life.

Target demographics: Homeless adult men and women.

Programs: Our programs include CareerWorks, a job readiness training and placement program; Veterans Employment Assistance Program, a targeted initiative aimed at helping veterans re-integrate into the workforce; the ACSS/Gateway Recovery Program, a transitional housing program that provides substance abuse treatment to adult men in recovery; Café 458, a life stabilization program and restaurant for homeless adults with mental and physical disabilities; and an 8-Week Computer Training Program. Additionally, ACSS operates social enterprise ventures – Café 458 Weekend Brunch and CST Janitorial Services – which provide unrestricted revenue for the agency and job opportunities for homeless individuals.

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2 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Client Served

Rating: 4

ACSS has enlightened me greatly with tools to be successful and self sufficient. The classes are AMAZING and the knowledge is priceless. As a graduate of the program *COHORT 40*, I am very pleased to have been a part of this program and would recommend to anyone in need of personal affirmation and self sufficiency.

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Client Served

Rating: 2

I utilized their service. I went through the program because I was told that they would help me find a job. However, I was disappointed in that I was given no job leads and even when I shared information with them regarding the places where I was job hunting (and they had contacts there), they would not contact the company on my behalf. I primarily performed my own job search and located my own job. The marta cards that they provided were very helpful and allowed me to travel around and search for work.