Each day, Buckhead Christian Ministry (BCM) intervenes in the lives of individuals and families in crisis. Through our longer-term programs, BCM provides supportive housing, financial education, debt remediation, and savings matches.
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.
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.