Covenant House Georgia
Homeless Shelter in AtlantaVisit shelter homepage
Crisis Care Information1559 Johnson Rd. NW
Atlanta, GA 30318 Phone: 404-589-0163
In 2000, Covenant House Georgia opened its doors to provide shelter and services to Atlanta’s homeless and runaway youth. The guiding principle is unconditional love and a door that’s open 24/7. More than 15,000 youth have received support from CHGA since 2000. A variety of services assist our youth to self-sufficiency. Covenant House Georgia offers s 46-bed crisis shelter where youth are given the opportunity to achieve stability, work with a case manager and develop a plan for the future. Additionally, we provide unique housing and supports through our independent living programs and Rights of Passage programing. These programs are designed to help our youth to achieve their goal of living independently and self-sufficiently.
All services are free of charge. No youth who comes to our door is ever turned away without loving help. We are never too full to welcome them in, and we are never too busy to talk.
Year Founded: 2000
Number of Beds: 86
Youth Served Every Year: 1380Visit Shelter Homepage
Since 2000, Covenant House Georgia has been a source of unconditional love and support to all those who need it. Our homeless shelter in Atlanta is driven by the results of helping at-risk youth discover their own potential. For those who have endured trauma and fear throughout their experience with homelessness, a stable and loving environment has inestimable value. Looking beyond broken pasts, CHGA knows that each of our youth can have a bright future, and everything we do is in effort to make sure they know it, too.
Covenant House Georgia aims to provide both short-term care and long-term support for homeless youth. As is the case for many at-risk teenagers, a stay at our Atlanta homeless shelter is not enough to ensure an independent future. To thoroughly address the immediate and future needs of homeless youth, Covenant House Georgia offers classes in general education, GED and college preparation, job readiness, hygiene, and more. With access to educational, vocational, and transitional living programs, Atlanta’s homeless youth can create a self-sustaining life for themselves beyond our care.
Many homeless kids have a history of trauma and abuse that led them to the streets, only to find more trauma at the hands of another abuser. Covenant House Georgia staffs our Atlanta homeless shelter with an experienced team of mental health professionals. Trauma-informed care at CHGA includes access to individual and group counseling to help kids create bonds of trust and sharing, as well as experiential therapy to heal wounds of the past. Through these services and more, it is our hope that once kids leave our roof, they can do so with the utmost confidence in themselves and optimism for the future.