We provide Emergency Shelter for
thirty (30) days to families and individuals.
Emergency Shelter is provided for up to 30 days. We provide shelter 24 hours/day, 7 days/week. To be eligible, clients must be willing to follow all rules and regulations of the emergency shelter program, agree to take medications as prescribed by a doctor, attend classes/programs as outlined during intake (GED, Job training, budgeting, parenting, anger management, life skills, etc.).
Services provided under this program include, but are not limited to: single bed, locker/storage, three meals a day, shower, washer, dryer, recreation (TV and social activities).
There is a $15/day cost beginning on the first day of residence at the shelter. A client's inability to pay will not prevent access to services.
We provide Transitional Shelter for six (6)
months to a year to families and individuals.
Transitional Shelter is provided for up to 2 years. The same services are provided as outlined in the emergency shelter program.
One additional service is provided for transitional clients called "flex savings." The service is designed to help clients save for the down payment expenses of moving from transitional to permanent housing. Clients who save $50.o0 per month will be reimbursed $25.00 of every month paid ($75.00 total), that will go towards their deposit upon departure from the Garden of Gethsemane Shelter.
We provide Re-Entry Shelter for non-violent
offenders released from correctional institutions.
The Re-Entry Shelter is provided for up to 6 months. The same services are provided as outlined in the emergency and transitional shelter program.
The Garden of Gethsemane Shelter is a Certified Reentry Partnership Housing (RPH) Provider. The program provides housing to "qualified individuals under parole or probation supervision of the Georgia Department of Community Supervision (DCS) who do not have valid residence plans. These individuals may be released from prison or jail or are active participants in an Accountability Court (felony drug, mental health, veterans, or family)."
"The program is intended to provide a fresh start for returning citizens to help them become self-sufficient and link them with community resources."
Learn more about the RPH program on the Department of Community Affairs Website at
We provide support, services, and
resources to non-shelter residents.
The Garden of Gethsemane Homeless Shelter provides support and resources to non-shelter residents in need.
Support and resources include, but are not limited to:
Clothing, meals, rain gear (boots, raincoats, etc.), warm weather gear (gloves, hats, scarves, socks, etc.), sleeping bags, blankets, personal hygiene items, pillows, towels, referrals to other agencies, support in applying for SSI, food stamps, and other government assistance.
The shelter regularly distributes foods to other agencies that provide support to the poor and homeless members of our community.
Life Skills Classes
7:30 PM - 8:30 PM
11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
The Garden of Gethsemane Shelter serves hot mals to anyone experiencing homelessness, not only shelter residents.
The shelter has an exercise room, computer room/library, space for hair/barbering services, washers, dryers, and mail service.
The shelter accepts donated clothing, towels, and personal hygiene items which are distributed to residents during the intake process. Donations are tax deductible.
The Garden of Gethsemane Homeless Shelter is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.