Atlanta Union Mission

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Atlanta Union Mission was established in 1938 as a refuge for homeless and hungry individuals displaced by the Great Depression. Over the years, the Mission has grown from a single shelter in downtown Atlanta to six facilities, which provide emergency food and shelter, residential recovery programs and transitional housing.

Emergency Services

Atlanta Union Mission provides emergency shelter to as many as 354 men, women and children at two separate campuses. Guests of the shelters are provided hot showers, clean clothes, nutritious food and a safe place to sleep.


Atlanta Union Mission provides residential recovery and transitional housing programs to as many as 716 men, women and women with children. The residential recovery program offers a six to 12-month Christian curriculum with individual and group counseling, life skills training, work therapy and spiritual guidance. The 18-month transitional housing program continues the healing process. Clients live in a supportive, drug-free environment while working or pursuing further education as they transition to independent living.

Thrift Ministry

Atlanta Union Mission's Thrift Ministry collects donated goods to sell in the Mission's thrift stores at a low cost to the community. All of the sale proceeds go directly into the Mission's programs. The thrift ministry also provides job training to men in recovery at the Mission's North Georgia campus, and it gives merchandise to needy families in the community. Thrift store locations:
(FY 2005)

2,300 meals served daily
306 graduates from residential recovery program
117 graduates from transitional housing program
79.6 percent of every dollar goes to programs for the homeless & addicted
80.2 percent of income from donations

Women and Children's Services

Howell Mill Road Campus:
Capacity: 264 women and children
Emergency Shelter
Residential Recovery

College Park Campus
Capacity: 60 women and children
Transitional Housing

Men's Services

Downtown Atlanta Shelter:
Capacity: 316 men
Emergency Shelter
Residential Recovery (First Phase)

Bolton Road Campus:
Capacity: 162 men
Residential Recovery and Transitional Housing

North Georgia Campus:
Capacity: 180 men
Residential Recovery and Transitional Housing

Downtown Transitional Facility:
Capacity: 88 men
Transitional Housing

(404) 669-0138
Organizational Email:
3965 Roosevelt Hwy
college park, GA 30349
Mission Statement: 


Atlanta Union Mission is a Christian ministry that brings Christ's healing power to any person in crisis through programs of rescue and recovery. The Mission serves as many as 1,070 men, women and children every day of the year with emergency shelter, residential recovery and transitional housing.

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