The below resources are intended to guide providers and community stakeholders on locations our vulnerable neighbors can sleep when the temperatures drop in the City of Atlanta. This page will be updated as new infomration is made available.

Salvation Army Cold Weather Program

  • Free and open to men, women and families experiencing homelessness.
  • Temperatures must be predicted to drop below 40 degrees from 9 p.m. and 4 a.m.
  • Sober participants can present for intake at 8:45 p.m.
  • Participants are asked to leave by 5 a.m. and are provided with lunch and list of community resources.
  • 20 men, 8 women and 2 families will be accepted on a first come, first served basis.
  • All participants will be provided with a mat and a blanket and required to sleep head to toe.
  • No participant with a history of violence can return.
  • All participants are searched for weapons and contraband.
  • COVID-19 protocols are strictly enforced (temperature check, face mask, hand sanitation).
  • Participants must provide proof of a “negative” TB and COVID-19 screening within seven days of their initial entry.
  • A referral to the Fulton County TB Clinic and/or Mercy Care will be given upon request.
  • Dates vary depending upon temperatures; between 11/13/2021 and 3/31/2022.

Atlanta Mission Cold Weather Beds

  • 20 beds available for men at The Shepherd’s Inn when temperatures are below 35 degrees.
  • Women and women with children will be taken at Restoration House starting 11/29/2021.
Gateway Center Warming Center
  • Open to individuals experiencing homelessness at 40 degrees and lower on weekends.
  • 35 single men; 5 single women; 2 families consisting of 3 individuals in each family.
  • Agencies looking for an update on availability can call 404-215-6600.
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