With commitment and dedication, many individuals contribute to the day-to-day and ongoing work of our shelter. Take a moment to get to know our people, our operations, and the love we share for our children and their families.

History

1986The Atlanta Children’s Shelter was established in 1986 by members of the Junior League of Atlanta in response to the growing number of homeless families with young children in the Metro Atlanta area.  Initially, ACS was established as a centrally located childcare facility where homeless parents could bring their children while they searched for employment opportunities within the community.  In 1996, the Atlanta Children's Shelter made the decision to dramatically overhaul its entire service model in an effort to become more responsive to the unique needs and barriers of homeless families.  In addition to an evolved service model, the Atlanta Children's Shelter also received a new home thank to the very generous donation of the North Avenue Presbyterian Church.


Since its inception, the Atlanta Children’s Shelter has successfully assisted in stabilizing nearly 5,000 homeless families and over 8,000 homeless children by transitioning homeless families into stable housing and sustainable employment.


For more information on the Junior League of Atlanta and the North Avenue Presbyterian Church please visit thie websites below.


Visit the Junior League of Atlanta web site.                    

Visit the NAPC web site.