Most homeless people are either temporarily homeless, as the result of a crisis such as loss of a job, or persistently homeless, due to chronic disabilities such as substance abuse and mental illness. The persistently homeless present our society with one of the most vexing, difficult and expensive problems to solve. Their chronic disabilities render many of them unemployable, except for occasional day labor jobs. We are mostly an all-volunteer, faith based, non-profit, 501c3 agency. We are an Economic Opportunity Authority, Agency. But Congress just cut the funding for the poor and homeless. We are only 1 of 9 Homeless Day Centers in the country. We are doing the best we can.
To off-set our costs, we operate a thrift store located in the old Castleberry’s plant on Wrightsboro Road. We are very proud to be “the largest thrift store in the state of Georgia.”
If you can name it, we probably have it in the store. We are open six days a week. We accept drop-off donations and will make arrangements pick up your household items.
Our programs are generated out of the needs of the people we serve. We network with churches,non-profits and government agencies to meet the diverse needs of Augusta's homeless and poor. There is very little duplication to the services we provide. Jesus said "the poor you will always have..." some can be helped to a better place and some cannot and we can choose to reject or love and care for them.