The Soul Supplies Mission
Building bridges through backpacks to ease the burden of homelessness.
Homelessness in downtown Atlanta is a widespread and drastic issue, as there are over 3,000 people experiencing homelessness in the City of Atlanta alone. This includes 1 in 10 being a veteran or survivor of domestic abuse; 2 in 3 dealing with a serious mental illness or substance abuse issue; and a significant number being families and youth.
The statistics only show half the issue. The statistics don’t show those experiencing homelessness suffering on the street corner without any help. The statistics don’t show the mothers crying because they can’t provide shelter or a meal for their children. The statistics don’t show the man and his dog sleeping on the street being walked over and ignored daily. This is the reality of homelessness, and this is why Soul Supplies provides valuable and necessary services to people to ease their burden. We provide that next meal for those who haven't eaten all day. We connect the mother and her children with shelter for the night. We distribute hygiene products, so people can prepare for their job interview the next day. We assist our homeless neighbors with their social security forms so that they can get the money and housing they deserve.
There will always be a large need for organizations that assist and
serve people experiencing homelessness in Atlanta, and we do as much as we can to meet that need.