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!


Graduation & Retirement Party
October 25, 2015

This year’s Graduation Dinner will be held on Sunday October 25th. We will gather at 4 PM on Sunday afternoon. The official program will begin at about 4:30 in the backyard. Dinner will be served at 6 PM inside. This is a free event, all our friends and neighbors are invited. If you would like to help with the planning please call the office.

At this year’s dinner we will celebrate the retirement of Prince Davies-Venn, who has served our guests for the past 15 years. Watch this space and your email for more details in the coming days. Please join us on this special day for our graduates and our special friend and servant Prince.



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news and notes

  • Wow! Motivational Monday takes on a whole new meaning after seeing the hardwork of such amazing volunteers? this past Saturday. Thank you HomeAid Atlanta along with DH Pace / Overhead Door Company of Atlanta and Southern Waste and Recycling for donating your time, energy and resources to make Clifton Sanctuary Ministries a better place for […]

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  • A few weeks back the Rev. Dr. Russ Weekley, pastor at Good Shepherd, provided the answer to a biblical question we have all struggled with. The answer was $53.46/hour. The question, how much did the disciple Philip make? What prompted this question was the reading of John 6: 1-15; where Jesus feeds the 5,000. The […]

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  • So, our fiscal year ended May 31 – yes, we know it’s a little strange but one of those “we’ve always done it that way” things. Anyway, stunning news regarding our food budget and the frugalness of our staff and volunteers…..we provided approximately 32,000 meals during this fiscal year for a total expenditure of $3,038.63. […]

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  • Long time volunteer and former board member Katharine “Kathy” Heath Woods, 65, of Decatur, GA, passed away early Monday, May 25, 2015, at her home in Coventry Place. Her children, Ashley & Chris Feddern, were by her side. Kathy was born to Katharine and Dudley LS Woods Jr. on January 9, 1950 at John Hopkins […]

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