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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Homeless & Housing, Homeless Centers, Homeless Shelters, Human Services, Mental Health, Substance Abuse Dependency, Prevention & Treatment, Thrift Shops

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

Programs: Provided emergency shelter services, including nutritious meals, hot showers, clean clothing and warm safe beds, to homeless men, women and children. For those individuals willing to commit a minimum of six months to recover from life controlling issues such as drug and alcohol addiction, domestic violence and codependency issues, atlanta mission provides residential recovery programs and transitional housing. Recovery program services include individual and group counseling, life skill and self-esteem courses, work therapy, spiritual guidance and job search preparation. Childcare services include pre-school and after-school programs for children whose mothers are guests in both the emergency shelter and long-term recovery programs. Atlanta mission served over 829,000 meals and provided in excess of 284,000 nights of shelter.

donated merchandise to the public or sold at discount prices through seven thrift stores as a service to the community and to support the exempt purposes of the organization. Contributed a portion of the donated merchandise directly to men, women and children staying at the mission as well as to needy individuals in the community.

Community Stories

8 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Merry McCall W.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Wonderful place that I now call home on Tuesday nights. I volunteer with the children weekly and love hearing their stories of how Atlanta Mission has helped them and their moms have a place to stay.

Review from Guidestar

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Great ministry! Love serving for this place. I truly believe this place is making difference in people and to the community.

Review from Guidestar

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I've volunteered here numerous time and it is really cool to see the changes they are having on the lives of the people they serve. The men at the shelter are super appreciative and love the volunteers. The organization seems great and really serve a need in the city

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Volunteer

Rating: 2

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!

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

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.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

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.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

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.

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Volunteer

Rating: 4

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.