Cathryn Vassell, LCSW


Cathryn Vassell has dedicated her career to working with individuals experiencing homelessness and individuals living in marginalized communities for over 25 years.   She currently serves as the Chief Executive Officer of Partners for HOME, where she creates and executes the strategy and vision for ending homelessness in the City of Atlanta.  Prior to joining Partners for HOME, Cathryn served concurrently as the Legal, Policy and Compliance Officer for St. Joseph’s Health System, and the Behavioral Health Coordinator for Mercy Care, Inc.  There, she was instrumental in the development and management of a holistically integrated medical and behavioral health care program across 13 clinic sites.  Cathryn has also served as the Program Director for City of Refuge, a shelter for women and children experiencing homelessness.  

Cathryn was admitted to the Georgia Bar in 2012 and is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) as well as an Advisory Board member for HouseATL and the Justice Policy Board. 


Juris Doctor


Georgia State University


Social Work

Hunter College


Anthropology/Social Welfare

University of Wisconsin

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