Community Concerns, Inc.

at 276 Decatur St SE, Atlanta, 30312 United States

Community Concerns, Inc. is a private, (501c3) non - profit ,social service organization that meets the needs of the homeless.

Community Concerns, Inc.
276 Decatur St SE
Atlanta , GA 30312
United States
Contact Phone
P: (404) 659-3390


Hello! Thank you for your time to view this message and our website as a whole. I appreciate your concern for those who are experiencing homelessness. This year marks our 25th anniversary of providing housing, counseling, food and financial assistance to those who are on the journey from homelessness to a better life. Today the demographic of those experiencing homelessness has changed dramatically. Whereas, twenty-five years ago we were inundated with single adult males, today we have directed most of our resources towards single women, women with children, and married couples with children. Each night, more than one hundred (100) children sleep in homes provided by our organization, Community Concerns, Inc. The majority of them reside in Odyssey Villas, whose thirty-two (32) intact families reside in permanent housing with supportive services on site. We continue to be grateful to our funding sources: The Georgia Department of Community Affairs; The City of Atlanta; Georgia Department of Human Services; The Federal Emergency Food and Shelter Program; Zion Hill Baptist Church; The Chapel of Christian Love Baptist Church; The Community Church of God; Delta Air Lines; The Coca Cola Company; and many more individuals, religious and corporate organizations. Thank you for all you do to insure the continued success of our mission.

General Info

Community Concerns, Inc., through its flagship program, Odyssey III, has carefully crafted a complete program for addressing the needs and concerns of area homeless citizens. Beginning with a competent staff of professionals, residents meeting the required criteria are offered the following services to assist them on "the journey" from homelessness to permanent housing and self-sufficiency: Emergency Shelter for Single Women - Odyssey III's Transitional Housing Program for Single Adult Women with Substance Abuse requires that clients provide: * Proof of Homelessness (with shelter or other verification letter) * Must be 21 years of age or older * Must provide substance abuse history * Must be able to pass an alcohol/drug screening * Must have negative TB test * Must be able and willing to work a full-time job * Should have a valid state ID/License * Must have a Social Security Card. The Rapid Re-Housing Program for Single Women and Children * Homeless with shelter or other verification letter * Must be able to pass an alcohol/drug screening * Must have proof of income (check stubs, child support, food stamps SSI/SSDI * Must produce bank statements * Must have housing and utility approval letter (on company letterhead) * Rent may not exceed 33-1/2 % of total income * Must have a valid State Issued ID * Must have Birth Certificate and Social Security Cards for all family members * Must have legal custody of children Odyssey Villas - Permanent Housing Program for Married Couples (husbands/wives) with Children * Homeless (with shelter or other verification letter) * Provide valid Marriage License with a State Seal * Provide Birth Certificates and Social Security Cards for all family members * Provide valid State ID (for adults) * Pass a criminal background check for all persons 18 years old and over * Must be able to pass an alcohol/drug screening * Must have a negative TB test (adults) * Provide proof of current immunizations records for children * One adult must be currently working 35+ hours weekly or receiving some source of income * Must be able to get electrical utilities turned on in own name and pay the bill monthly Odyssey Oasis - Affordable single room occupancy, furnished units located on the Odyssey III campus. Clients must be single and employed with a source of income.

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CCI will be holding it's Annual Golf Tournament on Wednesday, September 17, 2014 at Brown's Mill Golf Course - 480 Cleveland Ave., SW, Atlanta, GA 30316. Please come out and support us! Share this with your friends!

Published on 2014-07-31 17:05:22 GMT

Being materially wealthy does not mean that one has escaped an impoverished state of mind. Being aware of your true worth is priceless, whereas being "rich" (financially) is always relative.

Published on 2014-07-01 17:14:52 GMT

The more you begin to recognize the rest of humanity as an extension of yourself...the easier it is to care about others.

Published on 2014-06-20 16:38:27 GMT

Yesterday was the first meeting of the official Faith Advisory Board for Community Concerns, Inc. We appreciate all those pastors who offered the support of their congregations, and all donations. We look forward to great success in meeting the needs of our community together!

Published on 2014-06-20 16:27:30 GMT

The experience of homelessness is traumatic in itself. The impact that it has on individuals is often clouded by the behaviors used to cope...people don't just start using drugs for no reason! Before you judge, consider if you would fair any better in the same situation.

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