We’ve all experienced moments in life where we have needed help – but didn’t always have the strength to ask for it. Sometimes it’s emotional support, other times it’s financial or medical assistance. On the flip side, maybe you have weathered a big storm, and are looking for ways to offer the same charitable support to others.
Whether you have a heart for service or are in need of aid, there is a wealth of charitable support for you in Atlanta.
Atlanta Center for Self Sufficiency – Here you’ll find CareerWorks, aimed at training and job placement, as well as financial coaching services.
Catholic Charities – Parenting support services are available for moms in need, including monthly home visits and referrals to additional resources.
Center for Black Women Wellness – There are a variety of benefits here, including a Women’s Economic Self Sufficiency Program, the Atlanta Healthy Start Initiative for pregnancy and postpartum, as well as therapy sessions.
Center For Family Resources – Services here are specifically for residents of Cobb County and include rental assistance, groceries, transportation, and housing.
City of Refuge – Located in Atlanta’s Westside, they provide transitional housing for single women and women with children, as well as a Tech Academy and Job Training programs for all.
Covenant House – Primarily for homeless youth in crisis, this organization also provides a safe place for young mothers to gain the tools they need for successful parenting.
Dress for Success – In addition to providing women with professional clothing for interviews, this group also offers skill-building workshops, networking, and career centers to empower women to become economically successful.
Helping Mamas – A Baby Supply Bank with every essential item under the sun, as well as menstruation products. They hold distribution events all over town.
Homes for the Holidays – Former Falcons player Warrick Dunn has created, among other things, a “Home for the Holidays” program for single parents and their children. This includes down payments, furnishing, essential supplies, food, and more. The goal is to make a “house a home.”
Ispeak ATL – Free language services for citizens who need help engaging with city services.
Must Ministries – You name it, they can help with it – food, housing, jobs, clothing, and healthcare, with locations in Cobb county.
My Sister’s House – This is an overnight shelter for women and children experiencing homelessness. They provide meals, counseling, life skills class, medical assistance, and more.
Partnership Against Domestic Violence – A variety of services for victims of domestic violence are available here, including housing, legal help, and support groups.
PERIOD Atlanta – Female-led, this team hosts menstrual product distribution drives, and plans to also hold workshops, panel discussions, and more featuring local medical professionals and menstrual health advocates.
SafeHouse Outreach – Two stand-out services for moms include their free Reinvention Career Symposiums and a more intensive Career Development Program.
Sheltering Grace – A maternity home that serves the needs of homeless pregnant women and prepares them for life with a newborn.
Simple Needs GA – Another Cobb county non-profit, they provide support for families emerging from homelessness, including donating household furnishings and items not covered by food stamps, birthday and Christmas gifts for kids, new clothing and shoes, school uniforms, and more.
Women’s Resource Center To End Domestic Violence – Similar to the Partnership Against Domestic Violence, this agency provides victims with their Safe House for Survivors, a
24-hour hotline, different types of advocacy, legal assistance, and support groups.
YWCA Atlanta – This association is committed to helping medically under-served women receive quality care, including breast and cervical cancer screenings. They also host a digital skills academy just for women.
These are just a few of the charitable support resources available in Atlanta. Please let us know if we missed any!
Looking for more ways to help out other moms? Be sure to check out this list of places to donate gently used items in and around the Atlanta area.