The Atlanta Women’s Foundation does not provide direct services for women and girls in metro Atlanta. We support and work with the nonprofits that do provide services. If you are seeking assistance such as emergency or permanent housing, health services, or a domestic violence shelter, or if you are looking to donate items like clothing, furniture, or personal care products, we have listed several organizations below that provide those services or accept donations. Please contact the organization directly for more information.
United Way of Greater Atlanta's 2-1-1 Contact Center connects families with community resources that enable them to thrive—resources like food pantries, job search and placement agencies, and financial emergency assistance agencies. This help is provided so that families can recover and become self-sufficient once again.
City of Refuge provides housing for single women and mothers with children at Eden Village. This expansive center features 32 hotel-style rooms designed exclusively for mothers with children and 80 beds for single women. The facility accommodates residents for up to 180 days if needed. In addition to housing, Eden Village offers medical, vision, dental, and mental health care through Mercy Care. For help, contact City of Refuge at firstname.lastname@example.org or (404) 564-7764.
Decatur Cooperative Ministry offers homelessness alleviation and prevention services to at-risk and homeless residents of DeKalb County, Georgia. Access to all of DCM’s programs is through a community-wide coordinated entry system; this helps to ensure that you are matched to the most appropriate program for your needs.
If you live in DeKalb County, you may contact any DeKalb-area homeless agency and request a coordinated entry pre-screen. You may receive this pre-screen from DCM by calling their client help line at (404) 284 4411.
PADV implements a holistic approach to ending intimate partner violence which not only supports survivors once abuse has occurred but also strives to prevent future violence. They do this by offering the following array of programs and services: emergency safe houses, 24-hour crisis lines, legal support (e.g. temporary protection orders), supportive housing, and support groups for women.
PADV's 24-Hour Crisis Lines
Fulton County: (404) 873-1766 V/TTY
Gwinnett County: (770) 963-9799 V/TTY
WRCEDV strives to meet the immediate and long-term needs of the diverse community of battered women and their children with programs that promote safety, compassion, connection, advocacy, and prevention. Their services include safe housing program, 24-hour domestic and dating hotline, legal support, consultations with volunteer attorneys, domestic violence support groups, and a financial strategies program.
24/7 HOTLINE: (404) 688-9436
NONPROFITS ACCEPTING DONATION OF GOODS
Dress for Success Atlanta accepts seasonal, interview appropriate clothing that is in style, on hangers, and ready to wear to an interview. Clothes must be no older than 2 years old.
Clothing/Personal Care Items
IRC – Atlanta accepts new and gently used items for men, women, children and home. Items always in demand include clothing, winter coats, household and kitchen items, toiletries, towels and linens, non-perishable food items, strollers, book bags, and school supplies.
City of Refuge is happy to accept donations of gently used items. They ask that all donations be clean and in good condition when they are donated. Items accepted include clothing, shoes and boots, and personal hygiene items.
Furniture & Household Items
The Furniture Bank recycles gently-used furniture by collecting it from the community and giving it to individuals and families moving out of homelessness and fleeing domestic violence, as well as countless others struggling to make ends meet.
The Atlanta Habitat for Humanity ReStore accepts furniture, appliances, lawn & garden items, building materials and more. All donations must be in excellent physical and working condition whether new or gently used.