Ending family homelessness

Lift 2.0, a Housing Initiative

LIFT 2.0, a homeless response initiative aimed at housing 1,500 households by December 31, 2024, was launched in the summer of 2022 in the City of Atlanta. Thanks to investments from private entities, as well as City and State departments, the initiative is currently in progress. So far, over 820 households have been rehoused – over halfway towards the plan’s goal. Partners for Home, a nonprofit, is spearheading the execution of this initiative. In the process, Partners for Home has emphasized the...

Welcome H.O.M.E.

Recently, the City of Atlanta introduced the Welcome H.O.M.E. initiative, a streamlined and transparent system for permitting affordable housing projects. Streamlining the permitting system simplifies the process for developers, which in turn, makes affordable housing a more appealing investment. The City hopes to speed up the permitting process for affordable housing through new features such as a pre-submission program and a dedicated coordination team. For our families at Atlanta Children’s Shelter (ACS), affordable housing is one of the biggest barriers to breaking the cycle of...

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.” ...

“Anything is Possible” – Deasia’s Story

Discover the inspiring journey of Deasia, a single mother who found hope and support at ACS. Witness how ACS transformed her life through career training and provided a safe space for her daughter. Read about her accomplishments and dreams, and learn how you can empower more individuals like Deasia by donating to ACS. Join us in building a community where anything is possible! ...