Ark United Ministry Outreach Center

610-A Barber Street | Athens, GA 30601

(706) 548-8155


Hours: M-F 9:00 am – 12:30 pm


Additional Info: The Ark assists neighbors with payment of electric/gas/water bills and or rent/mortgage. Regular grants are provided to neighbors who, for reasons beyond their control, have suffered verfiable loss or reduction of income or encountered a major unexpected expense. An interview with an Ark volunteer is involved; grants range from $50 to $250. 



Athens Area Homeless Shelter

620 Barber Street | Athens, GA 30601

(706) 354-0423


Hours: M-F 8:00 am – 5:00 pm

Additional Info: This shelter has programs for Women and Children, Rabid Rehousing for anyone, Job training and referrals, and Financial Education.



Interfaith Hospitality Network

393 W Hancock Avenue #1 | Athens, GA 30601

(706) 425-1881


Hours: M-F 8:00 am – 5:00 pm


Additional Info: The Interfaith Hospitality Network of Athens strives to provide immediate shelter and guidance to homeless families with children, due to the impact of misfortunes upon their lives. The Hancock House Day Center is where the needy and homeless may receive assistance with employment, childcare assistance and transportation options. The guests also have access to laundry facilities, showers, telephones, computers and are able to send and receive mail.


The Potter's House

655 Potter’s House Road | Jefferson, GA 30549 

(706) 543-8338


Additional Info: Potters House is a drug or alcohol rehabilitation center with a primary focus on substance abuse treatment.

The Light Community Outreach Center

80 King Street | Winder, GA 30680

(678) 963-0790


Additional Info: This shelter is committed to its efforts to serve the community through its wide range of programs and services to aid those in need.

Salvation Army

484 Hawthorne Avenue | Athens, GA 30606

(706) 543-5350


Hours: M-F 9:30 am ­– 5:30 pm, Saturday 10:00 am – 4:00 pm


We work in full cooperation with all area assistance organizations. If you have information on an organization that provides housing services and you do not see their name on this list, please email us at