MFB Georgia partner helping people in need
Located at 1017 Hank Aaron Dr. SW, Atlanta, GA 30315, Emmaus House has been a pillar of support for over 50 years, primarily serving the Peoplestown community and its surrounding areas. Here is a look at their essential work and their partnership with Midwest Food Bank Georgia.
Who Does Emmaus House Serve and How?
Emmaus House offers crucial services to families and individuals in need, including:
Food Pantry: Providing meals to combat food insecurity.
SNAP Benefits Assistance: Helping clients access nutritional support.
Financial Assistance: Offering support during difficult times.
Medical Co-Pay Assistance: Easing medical expenses.
Social Security Benefits Assistance: Navigating complex systems.
GA ID Voucher Assistance: Facilitating identification document procurement.
Mail Services: A lifeline for those without a fixed address.
MARTA Assistance: Enabling access to public transportation.
Impact on the Community
Emmaus House serves around 500 clients monthly across their programs, making a tangible difference in the lives of many. Ten dedicated volunteers play a crucial role in ensuring the agency's programs run smoothly.
What Sets Emmaus House Apart?
Emmaus House's exceptional community spirit and a legacy of over five decades define their work. They love hearing stories from parents who once received support and now bring in their children.
While respecting privacy, Emmaus House has countless stories of transformed lives. One such example is Shermain.
Shermaine, who worked in construction, faced unemployment for several months due to a family tragedy, resulting in an impending eviction notice. With the responsibility of his 5-year-old nephew on the Autism Spectrum and his 6-year-old niece following his sister's passing, he turned to Emmaus House for assistance. Utilizing emergency assistance funds, Emmaus House collaborated with Shermaine's landlords to clear his overdue rent, enabling him and his family to avoid eviction. Since then, Shermaine has secured a new job and regained financial stability, ensuring their continued safe housing.
Midwest Food Bank Partnership
Emmaus House's partnership with Midwest Food Bank Georgia is instrumental. Monthly food distribution from Midwest Food Bank helps nearly 200 neighbors relying on the client choice pantry, expanding food options, and addressing food insecurity.
MFB Georgia is blessed to work with over 200 nonprofit partner agencies. Emmaus House's commitment to the Peoplestown community exemplifies how organizations can make a meaningful impact. They are creating a brighter future for their community.
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