BCM services are available to people who are homeless, members of our partner churches and people who live in one of the ZIP codes listed to the left. For information about other agencies that can assist you, please call the United Way at 211 or (404) 614-1000.

Food or clothing (Walk-ins Welcome) – Please bring the following required documents:

1.  Proof of address:

One piece of “official” mail, such as a utility bill, with your name and address on it and either a copy of your apartment lease or mortgage documents.
OR
Two piece of “official” mail, such as a utility bill, with your name and address on it.

2.  Your picture ID and Social Security card.
3.  A picture ID and Social Security card for all other adults living with you.
4.  Social Security cards or birth certificates for children living with you.

Seasonal items, including school supplies and Thanksgiving gift certificates, are available on a walk-in basis; clients must provide the documents listed above. See below for more information about enrolling in Joyous Toys.


Employment Support (Walk-ins Welcome) – BCM can help you pay for things you need in order to start a new job – transportation, uniforms, tools, etc. BCM has computers available during business hours. Please bring the following documents.

1.  Proof of address:

One piece of “official” mail, such as a utility bill, with your name and address on it and either a copy of your apartment lease or mortgage documents.
OR
Two piece of “official” mail, such as a utility bill, with your name and address on it.

2. Your picture ID and Social Security card.
3.  A letter from your employer indicating the company phone number, your start date, the date of your first pay check and any items you are required to have on your first day of work.


Rent or Utility Assistance (By Appointment Only)Please call our helpline for an appointment, (404) 239-0038. We may be able to help you with a portion of your bill if you are unable to pay due to a crisis such as illness, job layoff, divorce, etc. When you make an appointment you will be told which documents you need to bring with you.

You need to meet the following minimum requirements in order to be given an appointment:

  • Live in one of the zip codes we serve, or be a member of a partner church.
  • Have paid rent or mortgage on your current residence for at least three months.
  • Have held a job within the past 12 months, or be unable to work due to age or disability.
  • Have experienced an emergency within the past 12 months.
  • If you need help with utilities, your rent must be paid in full.

PLEASE NOTE: You must make an appointment over the phone in order to receive financial assistance. BCM makes appointments EVERY business day of the month. If you get a busy signal or voicemail greeting, please hang up and keep trying.


The 70/30 Project (Application Process) – If you have had an appointment for rent or utility assistance, you may contact Mary Alvarez at 404-239-0058 ext. 117 to request an interview.

The 70/30 Project provides financial assistance in the form of graduated rent or mortgage and utility payments for six months, in addition to counseling and money management classes. Participants attend BCM’s Money Management Program, meet weekly with professional social workers, and allocate at least 30 percent of their income towards debt reduction or savings.

In order to be eligible:

  • You must have received financial assistance from BCM.
  • At least one adult living in the household must be working full time.
  • All adults must be drug free.
  • You must have some debt.
  • Be committed to attending all meetings and working to achieve goals.

The Foundation 3 Program (Application Process) – If you are a homeless person who has primary custody of children, and you have a job, you may apply for our Foundation 3 Program.

This program provides families with apartment homes for 12 months, as long as they are actively participating in the program. Participants receive support services from BCM’s social work team, and classes in budgeting, parenting skills and other life-skills. In order to be eligible:

  • At least one parent must be working.
  • You must have physical custody of your children.
  • All adults must be drug free.
  • Be committed to attending all meetings and working to achieve goals.

This program accepts families as space becomes available. If you think you might be eligible for the program, call Tarin Russell at 404-239-0058 ext. 123.


Snacks and Hygiene Kits for Homeless People (Walk-ins Welcome) – In order to receive snack bags or hygiene kits, please bring your picture ID.


Christmas gifts for Children/Joyous Toys (By Appointment Only) – If you have custody of at least one child under the age of 18, you may qualify to receive childrens’ gifts through Joyous Toys. You must make an appointment in order to shop at the Joyous Toys store. BCM will begin taking appointments the first Monday in October; please call the Helpline at (404) 239-0038 to make an appointment.

You must meet the following minimum requirements in order to be given an appointment:

  • Live in one of the zip codes we serve, or be a member of a partner church.
  • Have held a job within the past 12 months, or be unable to work due to age or disability.
  • You must have physical custody of your children.

Please bring the following documents with you to your appointment:

1.  Proof of address:

One piece of “official” mail, such as a utility bill, with your name and address on it and either a copy of your apartment lease or mortgage documents.
OR
Two piece of “official” mail, such as a utility bill, with your name and address on it.

2.  Your picture ID and Social Security card.
3.  A picture ID and Social Security card for all other adults living with you.
4.  Social Security cards or birth certificates for children you would like to shop for.
5.  Documentation of guardianship.


HMIS NOTICE TO CLIENTS: THIS AGENCY PARTICIPATES IN THE HOMELESS MANAGEMENT INFORMATION SYSTEM (HMIS). YOU MAY NOT BE DENIED SERVICES IF YOU CHOOSE NOT TO GIVE INFORMATION FOR HMIS. We are required to collect some personal information from you – with your signed authorization – to receive funding for the services we provide. Other personal information that we collect is important to: continue to get funding for homeless services, get more funding for services for homeless persons, and make it easier for homeless persons to get services, make services for homeless persons better and understand the needs of homeless persons better. Please ask us about how we keep your information confidential.