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Our Mission

Compelled by faith in Jesus Christ and God's call to do justice, Central Outreach & Advocacy Center works in partnership with individuals and families to assist them to avoid or recover from homelessness and to advocate on their behalf.

Our Vision

Central Outreach & Advocacy Center seeks to be a passionate and well-respected voice in the community on behalf of the homeless and is committed to collaborating with area service providers to significantly reduce the risk and prevalence of homelessness in Atlanta.

Rooted in Central Presbyterian Church's long history of responding to neighbors in great need, Central OAC was incorporated in 1997 as an independent nonprofit with a separate board and a broader base of public support. Our mission remains true to the congregation's heritage of compassion, hospitality and respect for the dignity of each person.

Each year, we help more than 8,000 people overcome their barriers to stability and self-sufficiency.


Central OAC opens its doors each weekday to serve men, women and children who are homeless or near-homeless. One-on-one, we offer crisis assistance that meets the basic needs of our guests. We also provide innovative, transformative programs that help our guests overcome barriers to stable income and a permanent place to live.

For more information, contact Kimberly Parker at (404) 601-3149.


Guided by our guests' experiences, Central OAC engages in education and coalition building that calls our community to build better structures of care and dismantle systems that cause and prolong homelessness.

For more information, contact Renée Snead at (404) 601-3147.



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