Athens Area Homeless Shelter


Providing collaborative, comprehensive services to homeless individuals and families working toward sustainable independence.

Our Programs:

The Almost Home program provides safe, comfortable living space with trained and compassionate staff for up to six mothers with children–on average 20 people. Families are provided private rooms and bathrooms for an average of nine months. All of our moms are working, in school, or in training.  JobTREC (Job Training, Referral, Education, and Case Management) assists Almost Home clients in overcoming barriers to employment. JobTREC works with clients on resumes, interviewing, and job-seeking skills, as well as financial assistance for transportation, uniforms, and training certifications.

Going Home is a rehousing program that provides case management, budgeting training, rental and utility assistance to homeless families ready for permanent housing. We provide scaled support, with clients gradually increasing their level of responsibility until they are fully independent.

A financial education program, All My Money offers group classes and one-on-one counseling and resources to persons experiencing or at risk of homelessness. We work with clients on budgeting and savings skills, opening bank accounts, accessing and understanding credit history, and other skills that lead to financial literacy and stability.

AAHS recently secured funds to begin a Human Trafficking Victim Services program for foreign born survivors of labor and sex trafficking.  Future plans include expanding these services to domestic survivors as well.

For more information about our services or to contact us directly, please visit our website.