Atlanta Center for Self Sufficiency (ACSS)
Tonight in metro Atlanta, more than 7,000 men, women and children will go to sleep in cars, under bridges, in shelters and on the streets. Homelessness is a nuanced and complicated issue, but for many, the most difficult obstacle, finding and sustaining employment, is the primary obstacle to establishing healthy independence.
Atlanta Center for Self Sufficiency was established in 2010, but our organization’s work started in 1982 with St. Luke’s Episcopal Church’s SLEDCO initiative that eventually became the Atlanta Enterprise Center. The other organization that would one day become ACSS, Samaritan House of Atlanta, was founded in 1988. In 2010 these two organizations joined forces to serve Atlanta’s homeless population in a more impactful way, and ACSS was born. Combining years of experience in homeless services and workforce development, ACSS offers homeless individuals with the knowledge, tools and resources required to obtain full-time employment and thrive in their own lives.
We are the largest and most successful provider of Workforce Development resources to homeless men and women in Atlanta. Since 2010, more than 1,700 people have been served by our programs and more than 1,300 have obtained full-time employment!