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Each year, The Salvation Army provides over 10 million nights of shelter to those in need

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there's no such thing as 'no place to go'

Each year, The Salvation Army provides over 10 million nights of lodging to those in need. Our group homes, emergency shelters, and transitional living centers provide housing, food, and overnight lodging for varying amounts of time to destitute families, the homeless, the displaced, and to youth where family care is undesirable or unavailable. Through our holistic approach to serving the whole person, we supplement every shelter service with emotional and spiritual support.

housing and homeless services

There are a lot of reasons people need help with housing. Sometimes, life doesn’t turn out the way we planned. Other times, we experience unexpected circumstances in life, such as job loss or debt following a medical emergency. With one in six people living in poverty today, homelessness is not predictable or exclusive to a certain “type” of person – it could happen to anyone.

Whether you need a roof over your head for the night or you’re looking for an affordable place to call home for years, The Salvation Army has a number of transitional and permanent options in centers throughout Georgia that can help. Thousands of people sleep safely every night because of these programs.

The Salvation Army of Athens Shelter:

  • Center of Hope (Emergency Shelter):  The Salvation Army of Athens Center of Hope has a total of 74 beds (32 regular beds + 4 veterans beds for men; 26 women's beds + 2 family units (6 beds each). Weekly Fee: $5. Monthly Fee: $20, after the first month.

  • Pathway of Hope: Contact us for more information or call (706-543-5350). 

Donations Needed for The Center of Hope:

  • Now accepting donations for the Center of HOPE Emergency Shelter:
  • New/Gently used bath towels and washcloths
  • New/Gently used twin-sized fitted and flat sheets
  • New/Gently used blankets (sizes twin to queen)
  • Toiletries (shampoo, conditioner, lotion, shaving cream, razors, deodorant, toothpaste, toothbrushes, combs, brushes, and soap)
  • Diapers (all sizes)
  • Feminine hygiene products
  • Backpacks or suitcases
  • Containers (105 quarts or larger)
  • Detergent and dryer sheets for washer/dryer
  • Laundry baskets

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