Homeless Referral Services



Referral Sources for Food and Shelter Homeless Services Provided by The River


Food Service

  • Mercy Church –  serves lunch each day at noon in the Rite Aid parking lot on the corner of Ponce and Barnett
  • Action Ministries – Women’s Community Kitchen serves lunch each day for women and kids at 458 Ponce de Leon
  • Midtown Community Assistance – sandwiches and snack packs during office hours. Located under First Methodist Church at the corner of Peachtree and Ivan Allen
  • Redeemer Lutheran Church – lunch each day at 11:00; corner of Peachtree and 4th Street
  • Loaves and Fishes – breakfast each day at 543 Cherokee Avenue (Grant Park)
  • Safe House – dinner each night at 6:00 in the parking lot at Ellis and Courtland (downtown)
  • First Presbyterian Church – men’s breakfast each Sunday at 6:30 at Peachtree and 16th Street


Women’s Shelter Options  (almost all of these require one form of ID and a TB test result documentation)

  • City of Refuge – near downtown near Mercedes Benz Stadium 404-577-7764; ask for Sonya Glass
  • Trinity Night Shelter – near State Capital; 404-577-6651
  • My Sister’s House – 921 Howell Mill; 404-367-2465
  • Calvary Refuge – in Forest Park;  404-361-5309
  • Rebecca’s Tent – near VHC, but only open from November through March; 404-873-3147
  • Solomon’s Temple – 404-762-4872
  • Task Force for the Homeless – access point for various shelters   404-447-3678
  • Ethel Street Day Shelter – Atlanta Day Shelter for Women and Children; access point for other shelters, and it is women’s day shelter at 655 Ethel Street; be there in person by 8:00 a.m. to get priority for that night’s shelter beds at above locations; 404-588-4007
  • Community Friendship – access to shelter beds and longer term assistance for those with mental health issues; 85 Renaissance Parkway;   404-875-0381


Men’s Shelter Options (same ID and TB test requirements as above, in most cases)

  • Gateway Center – 277 Pryor Street   404-215-6600
  • Atlanta Mission – 404-367-2493
  • Trinity Night Shelter – 404-577-6651
  • The Evolution Center – 404-481-5800


Teens (up to 21 years old)

  • Lost ‘n Found – LGBTQ teens; 678-856-7824
  • Covenant House – located in NW Atlanta; 404-589-0163



  • Zaban Center – 1605 Peachtree; open from April through October; 404-872-2915


Feel free to refer to David Gillespie at 404-849-7351