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.
DCM offers three programs for those experiencing homelessness or are on the verge of homelessness. The first is Hagar's House, an emergency night shelter and assessment center with support services for women with children. The shelter offers at least 30 nights of short-term housing and has room for up to 30 guests. For more information and to determine eligibility, click here. You can also call the program manager at (404) 370-0914 between 12:30 pm and 6:00 pm, Monday through Friday, to find out if spaces are available.
The second program is Family House, which provides housing and support services to move families from homelessness to self-reliance in about 6 months. For more information and to determine eligibility, click here. Or call (404) 377-5365, extension 4, between 9:00 am and 5:00 pm, Monday through Friday.
The final program is Project Take Charge, a homelessness prevention program that provides emergency assistance with rent, mortgage, utilities, and food, as well as case management and financial education. The program serves DeKalb County residents who are in danger of eviction, foreclosure, or disconnection of utility service. It also provides food through a food pantry and operates two food cooperatives to offer permanent food security to selected low-income households. For more information and to determine eligibility, click here.
Or call the Project Take Charge office at (404) 284-4411 between 9:00 am and 5:00 pm, Monday through Friday. Listen to the menu and select the option(s) for the type of assistance you need. Leave a message with:
- Your name
- Your telephone number
- Your need
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.