Atlanta Mission

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Atlanta Mission is the city's largest and longest-running provider of services to homeless men, women and children.

Contact information

Mailing address:
Atlanta Mission
2353 Bolton Road NW
Atlanta, GA 30318


Phone: (404) 588-4000

Email: [email protected]

Organization details

EIN: 580572430

CEO/President: Tensley Almand

Chairman: William Holby

Board size: 23


Ruling year: 1947

Tax deductible: Yes

Fiscal year end: 06/30

Member of ECFA: Yes

Member of ECFA since: 1988


That those we serve and those that serve come to Know Christ, Walk with Christ, and Live for Christ

Our vision is a community united in ending homelessness, one friend at a time. Atlanta Mission provides emergency shelter, temporary shelter, recovery programming, job attainment and transitional housing for more than 950 men, women and children daily. We believe that a relationship with Christ is the key to restoration, redemption, and sustainable change for everyone. We invest in the spiritual, personal, and professional development of people, restoring and equipping them to intentional living. We believe that in empowering and coaching people toward excellence, we impact the quality of all we do.

Various factors lead to homelessness - job loss, eviction, family tragedy, addiction, domestic violence, a major health condition, and more. The common denominator is a major crack in their life foundation. Our programs are multi-pronged and multi-layered, designed to meet people where life has led them.

Mission statement

Atlanta Mission transforms, through Christ, the lives of those facing homelessness.

Statement of faith

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Financial efficiency ratings

Sector: Rescue Missions/Homeless Shelters

CategoryRatingOverall rankSector rank
Overall efficiency rating966 of 1112122 of 141
Fund acquisition rating824 of 1113109 of 141
Resource allocation rating938 of 1113116 of 141
Asset utilization rating697 of 111297 of 141

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Balance sheet
Receivables, inventories, prepaids$436,191$1,192,952$8,726,301$1,641,099$2,527,817
Short-term investments$21,390,094$21,627,196$17,030,992$17,452,123$17,485,452
Other current assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total current assets$31,066,923$32,456,636$37,824,393$24,679,258$22,733,244
Long-term investments$1,536$1,536$1,536$1,536$1,536
Fixed assets$17,273,147$17,001,078$19,970,319$22,571,977$19,271,173
Other long-term assets$12,543,878$12,563,742$50,792$50,792$50,792
Total long-term assets$29,818,561$29,566,356$20,022,647$22,624,305$19,323,501
Total assets$60,885,484$62,022,992$57,847,040$47,303,563$42,056,745
Payables and accrued expenses$768,615$727,104$1,315,613$686,370$700,042
Other current liabilities$741,171$764,874$2,448,241$482,323$487,373
Total current liabilities$1,509,786$1,491,978$3,763,854$1,168,693$1,187,415
Due to (from) affiliates$0$0$0$0$0
Other long-term liabilities$0$0$0$0$0
Total long-term liabilities$452,758$0$0$0$13,517
Total liabilities$1,962,544$1,491,978$3,763,854$1,168,693$1,200,932
Net assets20222021202020192018
Without donor restrictions$49,219,962$45,584,854$32,010,593$34,675,677$32,431,983
With donor restrictions$9,702,978$14,946,160$22,072,593$11,459,193$8,423,830
Net assets$58,922,940$60,531,014$54,083,186$46,134,870$40,855,813
Revenues and expenses
Total contributions$18,532,379$21,376,452$27,436,934$21,551,729$17,143,652
Program service revenue$2,308,897$2,425,054$2,333,662$2,618,835$2,618,265
Membership dues$0$0$0$0$0
Investment income$38,912$489,670($2,395,210)$878,740$1,558,446
Other revenue($375,358)($178,732)($648,528)($161,330)($247,763)
Total other revenue$1,972,451$2,735,992($710,076)$3,336,245$3,928,948
Total revenue$20,504,830$24,112,444$26,726,858$24,887,974$21,072,600
Program services$14,567,235$14,097,243$14,498,239$15,126,836$14,950,208
Management and general$2,524,617$1,790,323$1,986,425$1,925,790$1,734,059
Total expenses$20,277,476$19,062,451$19,027,751$19,674,198$19,429,491
Change in net assets20222021202020192018
Surplus (deficit)$227,354$5,049,993$7,699,107$5,213,776$1,643,109
Other changes in net assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total change in net assets$227,354$5,049,993$7,699,107$5,213,776$1,643,109


James H ReeseImm. Past Ceo/Officer and Director$378,454
Heather ClarsonChief Development Officer$241,180
Michael SouthernChief Financial Officer$184,183
James BarrellChief Information Officer$143,885
Daniel BalenaImm. Past Dir. of Development$133,826
Bryan WarrenController$133,550
Victoria OwensDirector of Human Resources$130,284
Shana DanielsDirector Thrift Ministries$120,812
Julie StokesImm Past VP Vocational/Client Support$119,926
Kimberly LivseyVP Women's Services$116,762

Compensation data as of: 6/30/2022

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The information below was provided to MinistryWatch by the ministry itself. It was last updated 5/1/2024. To update the information below, please email: [email protected]


Since its 1938 beginnings, this Christian nonprofit ministry has grown from a small soup kitchen to a multi-facility organization serving Metro Atlanta's large homeless population. In 1938, Atlanta Union Mission was established on Crew Street as a soup kitchen to feed homeless men displaced by The Great Depression. Today, Atlanta Mission provides emergency shelter, rehab and recovery services, vocational training, services, and transitional housing. We serve more than 1,000 homeless men, women, and children every day.


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