About BCM

Our Story

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.

View BCM’s Recent Financial Reports
2018 FORM 990 – Buckhead Christian Ministry
2019 Audit Report – Buckhead Christian Ministry

BCM Annual Report – 2019


We keep people from becoming homeless and work to elevate their possibilities for economic empowerment.


We envision caring communities where everyone has a home and the opportunity to thrive.

Our History

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.

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Dear BCM Community:

In response to the COVID-19/Coronavirus public health emergency, until further notice, all case management, emergency financial appointments, and education will take place virtually. The helpline will continue to operate. Budget for Life and Foundation 3 clients should work directly with their case managers on arranging virtual meetups.

In an abundance of caution and in keeping with CDC guidance, BCM will close both facilities during this time. This includes the food pantry. THRIFTique will also be closed for business and clothing certificates. Pantry and thrift donations will not be accepted during this time. Please call United Way at 211 for an updated list for food and clothing assistance.

How can you help BCM help our clients? We are requesting significant financial assistance so that we will be prepared for the coming months when out-of-work wage earners will be at most risk for evictions and homelessness. This is a time when we need to come together to support those most at risk. Click below to donate now.

Thank you,

Keeva Kase
President & CEO



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