Open 365 days a year, the Clifton Sanctuary is the oldest house-of-worship shelter operating in Atlanta. The staff, volunteers, board of directors, and our guests invite you to become acquainted with our ministry through this web site, and we hope you will be moved to action and become a part of this ministry.

changing the face

One man at a time, we are working to show that homelessness is not helplessness, and disability is not inability.

Why Clifton?

Find out more about what makes us thankful for Clifton and why we help. Clifton is an emergency shelter with over 70% success rate for its guests (including those who do not graduate). It is this kind of personal attention to the individuals in our community that changes not only homelessness, but the face of homelessness. We want each person to value themselves as God sees them, to know that we are all creating beauty on our journey, and that homelessness is not helplessness. Find out more as we continue updating our website and social media pages — and contact us to join our mailing list!

Honoring those who served

Honoring those who served

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Georgia Gives Day

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news and notes

  • This Veterans Day we at Clifton honor veterans across the nation who have served our country in the armed forces. And we’re pleased to announce a new partnership with the VA serving homeless veterans in the Atlanta area. In conjunction with this VA program and with this year’s Georgia Gives Day, we are raising funds […]

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  • This year the Graduation Celebration will have a new look and time. Rather than a dinner we are inviting everyone to a reception on the grounds at Clifton Sanctuary. The date and time will be on Saturday, September 27th from 4 PM to 6 PM. We will have plenty of food, drinks and desserts for […]

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  • The law firm of Gaslowitz Frankel LLC celebrated 25 years in business by asking each employee to designate a charity they volunteer with. Deanie Quillian is a member of Northwest Presbyterian Church and has been the evening host at Clifton for years. On July 23rd Deanie presented a check for $500 to Executive Director Alice […]

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  • This Father’s Day why not remember the fathers in your life with a gift to Clifton Sanctuary Ministries. In honor of Father’s Day we have made a limited edition card to recognize the important man or men in your life. Make a donation with the special button at the bottom of this page and we […]

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