Run entirely by volunteers, The Hope and Dignity Community Center serves one of the most economically challenged areas of the city. We opened in June 2019, with the building aptly named to provide hope and dignity to the wonderful people of west Atlanta. With about 1/3 of the community experiencing homelessness, it is all you can imagine a poor and struggling neighborhood to be—and it is also so much more!
The Hope and Dignity Community Center connects adults to necessary services such as housing assistance, medical and mental health care, substance abuse recovery referrals, birth certificate and ID attainment, employment training, and adult literacy programming. We also provide programming and resources for the many kids of the neighborhood looking for a safe space to learn and play.
Financial donations provide critical support to our operations and help cover the cost of the immediate needs of the community, like food, clothing, and client navigation staff, as well as laptops and programming support. We also have significant unanticipated needs, such as the devastating impact the COVID-19 pandemic has had on our community. Beyond financial support, we need volunteers! Every Saturday, we gather at the Center from 10:00am to noon to connect with the community. You can also follow us on Facebook to stay updated on what we're doing and how you can get involved.
Make a gift to support our work! Your contribution will allow us to continue providing for the immediate needs of the community, connect them to critical services, and offer a safe space for kids to learn and play.