Each day, Buckhead Christian Ministry (BCM) intervenes in the lives of individuals and families in crisis to provide them with basic needs, such as food, clothing, hygiene kits, and financial assistance. Through our longer-term programs, BCM also provides supportive housing, financial education, debt remediation, and savings matches.
Buckhead Christian Ministry (BCM) provides life-changing services for individuals and families experiencing various stages of hunger or homelessness in Atlanta.
A community free of hunger and homelessness.
In 1987, local-area churches recognized the need for provision of coordinated, professional emergency assistance for Atlantans experiencing financial crises. To address this need, they united and formed BCM, which launched the C. Spencer Godfrey Food Pantry and Buckhead THRIFTique to provide food and clothing to its clients.
As the organization grew, it became evident that, for many, financial stability warranted a continuum of services. This prompted the development of the Transitional Housing Program, later renamed Foundation 3. The program helped homeless families transition into permanent housing by paying rent and utilities for up to 18 months, coupled with weekly career-based education and employment case management services.
In 2005, BCM launched Budget for Life™, which began under the name of The 70/30 Project. Budget for Life™ provides a comprehensive package consisting of financial assistance, a savings match, case management, and money management education for low-income workers at risk of eviction. Today, BCM is supported by more than 30 churches, more than 600 volunteers, and diverse community and corporate partners.