Genesis Shelter

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Grant: Services for homeless newborns and their families



To provide a supportive environment that enables homeless newborns and their families to achieve positive life outcomes for this generation and those to come. Genesis serves families with a baby under six months of age, with priority given to families with newborns.


How the Genesis Shelter benefits the community:

Genesis Shelter offers a wide range of programs and services to babies under six months of age and their families, all within the centrally-located 30,000 sq.ft. facility in downtown Atlanta.  These services include:

  • A safe, caring place to live for up to six months. This includes 18 private rooms with beds, cribs, chests of drawers, etc. for Genesis families.
  • A full-service kitchen serving three full, nutritious meals every day
  • A fully-stocked clothes closet for infants, children, and parents
  • An on-site licensed Child Care Center
  • 24 hour a day staff support and services
  • Financial Management including budgeting and Credit Counseling
  • Comprehensive life skills
  • Individual, group, families, and couple counseling
  • Play Therapy
  • Comprehensive nutrition, meal prep, kitchen hygiene and budgeting training
  • Parenting classes