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Honoring Our Moms!

Every year, we host our Mother’s Day Luncheon to treat our amazing moms and let them know how celebrated they are! This year’s event was hosted by Weston Cox of the Celebratory Story. The Celebratory Story also sponsored the event with $5,000! Wow! See our list of amazing event features below! Special Gifts for Moms A variety of high quality skincare and self-care products provided by The Celebratory Story and Martin Brower Featured books focusing on motherhood and self-worth provided by the Celebratory...

Our 2024 Legacy Builders Celebration!

We had an incredible night, celebrating Shaquira, our Legacy Honoree along with revealing our new name, our new brand, and our new Strategic Plan! Thank you to our incredible presenting sponsor, KBP Brands! Scroll down to see the photos below of Shaquira with her family, our amazing keynote speaker, Ann Cramer, our wonderful event guests, and so much more! ...

Something Different — Ciera’s Story

Ciera wanted something different for her family: “Throughout my life, my surroundings have always been unstable, and I didn’t want that for my kids.” Her two sons, Ja’Karri and Londyn, were toddlers when she arrived at Atlanta Children’s Shelter, and already, Ciera was committed to making a better life for them. Ciera just wants “to keep my children in a stable, structured environment and to be the best mom I can be.” ...

Client Spotlight

  Twenty-two year-old Ms. Marion was referred to ACS after she called a helpline. Ms. Marion was nervous dropping off her daughter for the first time. “I had never been away from my baby,” she says. Over time, however, Ms. Marion grew more confident in ACS, noting a difference in how her daughter socializes. Ms. Marion even notes the impact ACS has had on herself. Not only did ACS provide her with childcare so she could work and provide for her daughter,...

Stephanie’s Story

  Stephanie felt a wave of relief when she first came to Atlanta Children’s Shelter, saying, “Before coming here, I was concerned about having to roam the streets with a newborn and no money. I was afraid I’d never be able to work.” ACS gave Stephanie free quality childcare and access to comprehensive support services as she worked to recover from homelessness. She says, “ACS saved my life and gave me absolute peace in knowing my sweet baby will be safe, secure,...

Atlanta Children’s Shelter Announces Leadership Transition

 The Atlanta Children’s Shelter Board of Directors today announced Sandra Holiday will resign as Executive Director effective Nov. 11 after more than 12 years of service with the organization.  “Sandy’s leadership will have a lasting impact on the lives of countless individuals and on the Shelter for years to come,” said Board Chair Alison Chiock. “We will be forever grateful and wish her the best in her future endeavors.”  Holiday led the Shelter through the expansion of adult mental health services and...

Atlanta Children’s Shelter to Host Annual Women’s Giving Luncheon on May 11th

The Atlanta Children’s Shelter (ACS) will host its annual Women’s Giving Luncheon on Wednesday, May 11, 2022 from 11:30 am- 1 pm. The luncheon connects, empowers, and inspires executive leaders in Atlanta’s business community to make an impact through philanthropy. This year, the event will be held in person at Magnolia Hall in Piedmont Park. The event’s theme is “All Roads Lead Home” and will highlight how the ever expanding Keys to Independence Program has created a foundation for ACS...