24/7 Gateway Center

With an overarching goal of ending chronic homelessness in metropolitan Atlanta, the 24/7 Gateway Center is scheduled to open in summer 2005. The Center will serve an estimated 500 individuals per day and provide a continuum of services to the homeless including:
• beds, showers, food, and storage
• reunification with family
• drug treatment and prevention
• mental health and medical services
• job training
The Atlanta Union Mission will manage the facility under a joint agreement with The United Way of Metropolitan Atlanta. Vince Smith, the Mission’s Director of Community Relations and Senior Chaplain, will direct the Center.
The United Way came aboard early in the process that led to creation of the Center. At the request of Mayor Shirley Franklin, the United Way formed a Commission of Atlanta leaders to study the problem of homelessness. The result is the Blueprint to End Homelessness in Atlanta in Ten Years. 24/7 Gateway is the flagship project under the Blueprint.
At the heart of the effort is collaboration among a number of regional organizations that recognize the need to aggressively address homelessness. The service providers, in addition to the Atlanta Union Mission, are Covenant House Georgia, GlenCastle Constructors, North Avenue Presbyterian Church, Project Open Hand/Atlanta, SafeHouse Outreach, Samaritan House/Café 458, Saint Joseph’s Mercy Care Services, The Atlanta Collaborative Kitchen/TACK, and Travelers Aid of Metropolitan Atlanta.
The Center will be housed in the former city pretrial detention facility at Garnett and Pryor Streets.
For additional information, contact Vince Smith, Executive Director at vince247@aol.com
Visit North Avenue Presbyterian's "The Cup & 24/7 center" web page
Visit United Way Atlanta's "Commission on Homelessness" web page
How to help: http://www.gatewayctr.org/donate.html

24/7 Gateway Center
275 Pryor Street
Atlanta, Georgia 30303

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