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.
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.
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