Interested in learning more about homelessness? These websites are a great place to start:
How to Help:
The Housing and Homeless Council does not provide direct services, all of our funding is directed to the grants we award to organizations across north Georgia. For links to the organizations we have partnered with, click here.
Homeless Information Hotline: 877.540.4671 (Mon-Fri 9am-6pm)
Gwinnett Helpline: 770-995-3339
Central Outreach and Advocacy Center, 404-659-7119; Supportive Services (ID, food pantry, eye clinic, etc), Job Readiness programs, etc.
Our House, Inc., 404-522-6056; Our House provides services to families experiencing homelessness in metro Atlanta, including a shelter for families with infants 6 months or younger, early childhood education for children ages 6 weeks to 5 years, a Child Development Associate job training program, and family advocates who provide comprehensive support services.
Gilgal, Inc., 404-305-8007; Gilgal provides food, clothing, shelter, and supportive services for women over the age of 18 who are homeless as a result of their struggle with drug/alcohol addiction. Gilgal is located in the city of Atlanta and serves women who reside throughout the state of Georgia.
Cherokee County: Bethesda Community Clinic, 678-880-9654; Bethesda Community Clinic provides free primary care health services to the homeless population.
Hall County: Habitat for Humanity of Hall County (678-450-5998) can help with furniture and household goods for those in need in Hall County.
When Helping Hurts: How to Alleviate Poverty Without Hurting the Poor and Yourself by Steve Corbett and Brian Fikkert
Toxic Charity: How Churches and Charities Hurt Those They Help by Robert Lupton
A Framework for Understanding Poverty by Ruby K. Payne
God So Loves the City: Seeking a Theology for Urban Mission by Charles Van Engen and Jude Tiersma