With 20 years of experience and 20,000 lives transformed, City of Refuge is a leader in the business of social transformation via on-campus interventions and programs. Their mission is to transform and revitalize the city of Atlanta. While this may sound like a lofty goal, the staff, volunteers, and residents witness miracles on a daily basis at City of Refuge. Their goal is to partner with individuals and families in crisis to clear a pathway out of poverty and into a thriving community. This similar focus makes for an ideal affiliation and partnership between our two organizations.

Atlanta VA Medical Center (VAMC), a Joint Commission and Magnet®-designated medical facility sits on 26 acres in Decatur, Georgia—just minutes from downtown Atlanta. The main medical center is a level 1A tertiary care facility providing patient-centered healthcare via an array of comprehensive medical, surgical, geriatric specialty services, as well as state-of–the-art diagnostic testing throughout 14 sites of care. With 466 inpatient beds, including a 120-bed Community Living Center, a 40-bed domiciliary, and a 21-bed Residential Treatment Program, the Atlanta VAMC is uniquely positioned to serve the healthcare needs of more than 130,000 enrolled Veterans living in 50 counties across northeast Georgia. The Medical Center, also a teaching hospital, provides hands-on and state-of-the-art technology, education and research to residents in collaboration with Emory University School of Medicine and Morehouse School of Medicine.

My Sister’s Place provides a nurturing home, transportation assistance, nutritious meals and other basic necessities to the single women and mothers with children whom we serve. While they are with us, we provide: life skills workshops, case management, counseling and tools to help them to be in a better position when they leave than they were in when they arrived.

Since 1993, HomeStretch has been guiding working homeless families toward increased self-reliance and stability. Our mission is to provide supportive housing and programs that equip working families to regain and sustain permanent housing.

The Drake House provides a short-term crisis and an affordable housing program for homeless single mothers and their children in North Metro Atlanta. Our educational, empowerment, and mentoring programs assist families in becoming financially self-sufficient and contributing members of the community.

The Drake House is the only agency in the area offering an emergency residential program, serving approximately 50 families with 100 children per year.

The mission of Mary Hall Freedom House is to empower women to break the cycle of addictions, poverty and homelessness for themselves and for their children.

Mary Hall Freedom House, Inc. was founded in June 1996 to address the need for residential substance treatment services for women in the Metro-Atlanta area. In 1998 we also began providing housing to homeless women and their children.

Since its humble beginnings of one apartment and two women, Mary Hall Freedom House’s current capacity can provide housing and services to over 200 single women and over 75 children on any given day, restoring over 500 lives annually, and has served more the 5,000 women since 1996.

The Atlanta Recovery Center, a 501 (c) (3) non- profit organization that is a 175 bed transitional housing unit for men. Established in 1969 and located at 169 Trinity Ave, Atlanta GA is the first established, fully self supported facility of it’s kind in Georgia.

Volunteers can bring prepared meals to serve to adult men residing in Atlanta Recovery Center’s transitional program. Donations of clean clothing sorted by size and gender are also accepted. Volunteers must be over 18 years old.

NFCC is a leader in North Fulton offering assistance to over 4,200 families. Annually, food is distributed over 23,000 times, over 1,300 families utilize clothing vouchers, and $1.2 million dollars is expended for direct aid to our clients in need of financial assistance. Our Education Center offers an array of classes and opportunities to help 1,200 adults move toward financial stability and self-sufficiency.

Although the demand for these services has increased significantly since its founding, NFCC continues to help hands-on, one family at a time.

Since 1977, PADV has worked passionately and tirelessly to end the crime of intimate partner violence and empower its survivors. This year they commemorate 40 years of service provision to women and children in Georgia. Join them as they continue to work to combat and educate about abuse or let them know how they can serve you as you seek safety.

The Georgia Vocational Rehabilitation Agency operates five integrated and interdependent statutory programs that share a primary goal – to help people with disabilities to become fully productive members of society by achieving independence and meaningful employment. The largest of the programs are Vocational Rehabilitation (VR) Program, Disability Adjudication Services, and Roosevelt Warm Springs/Cave Spring Center. Two other unique programs serve consumers with visual impairments: the Business Enterprise Program and Georgia Industries for the Blind.

Personnel and Human Resources

The attorneys assigned to the Personnel and Human Resources Division provide representation to a number of Fulton County offices and departments including: Personnel, Human Services, Atlanta-Fulton County Library System, Office of Equal Employment Opportunity, Arts Council, Health and Wellness, Ryan White Program, Mental Health, Developmental Disabilities and Addictive Diseases, Medical Examiner, and Animal Control. The Personnel Division also assists in providing representation to the County’s District Attorney, Public Defender, Solicitor, Juvenile Court, and the Fulton County Superior and State Courts. The attorneys defend the County, departmental officials and employees in state and federal employment discrimination litigation, as well as advise and consult on day-to-day operational and administrative matters, including, but not limited to, reviewing contract for services, negotiating contracts, providing advice in personnel matters and drafting and interpreting ordinances, regulations and resolutions.

United Way of Greater Atlanta brings together people and resources to tackle complex issues and drive sustainable positive change to help our community thrive.

For individuals and organizations that want to help improve the health of their community – United Way is the platform that enables individuals, groups and companies to make a difference – individually and collectively – in whatever way they wish to contribute their time, talent and treasure.

The Georgia Division of Family and Children Services (DFCS) investigates reports of child abuse; finds foster and adoptive homes for abused and neglected children; issues SNAP, Medicaid, TANF and child care assistance to low-income families; helps out-of-work parents get back on their feet; and provides numerous support services and innovative programs to help families in need.

The Sandy Springs Perimeter Chamber’s mission is to serve as the champion for a prosperous economic environment that enriches our businesses and communities. They strive to achieve this goal in three ways; promoting, preserving and prospering.

As one of the most influential business advocacy organizations in Georgia and one of the top three chambers in the nation, the Cobb Chamber is the only organization in Cobb County dedicated to bringing the community and its leaders together to create jobs and strengthen the economy and quality of life so businesses and the community can achieve more. The Chamber achieves this by creating jobs and driving economic development; strengthening the community and the region; growing member businesses and nurturing leadership; and connecting businesses, government and the community.

North Fulton InterAgency Council

The North Fulton InterAgency Council is a group of 25 organizations collaborating in providing emergency and supportive services to individuals and families in North Fulton in a coordinated way that addresses the interrelated needs of each family. Specifically, the group works together to strengthen individuals and families in North Fulton by providing services to assist them in becoming self-sufficient and able to meet their own basic needs.

The group’s members are also committed to working together to assess the needs of at-risk individuals and families, identify gaps in service and advocate for affordable, accessible services in North Fulton; and further, to gather all resources in the community, including public, private, corporate, civic, religious and community groups to effect systematic change.