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!


Christmas at Clifton

Caroling with our Guests and neighbors on December 10th, 11th and 12th on the cornet of McLendon and Connecticut at  7 PM. Followed by hot chocolate and cookies. All are welcome!

Our annual Christmas Celebration will be on Sunday, December 14th at 3 PM; followed by a scrumptious Christmas buffet. Entertainment, lessons and music provided by our guests. There is no better way to welcome the Christmas season.

Click here for more information and our Christmas Wish List


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news and notes

  • Each year we assemble a gift box for each of our guests at Christmas. Our wish list or 2014 appears below. If you are able to help please bring one or more of the following items to the staff office at the shelter, 369 Connecticut Avenue, between now and the 22nd of December. We provide […]

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  • 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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