Local Mission

As disciples of the Risen Christ, we are called to attend to the poor, break the chains of the oppressed, and advocate for a just and peaceful society. God calls the church to carry our faith into the world through lives of service and partnership with our neighbors.

As a church that strives for discipleship through engagement and advocacy in the city of Atlanta, we give our time and energy to multiple mission areas including fighting racism and inequality, ending homelessness, and supporting LGBTQIA initiatives.


    The Central OAC works in partnership with individuals and families to assist them in avoiding or overcoming homelessness and to advocate on their behalf. To donate or volunteer, go to centraloac.org
  • BASHOR HOMELESS MEN’S NIGHT SHELTER |  centralnightshelter.org.
    Formerly known as the Central Night Shelter

    This men’s night shelter is a volunteer-governed,  non-profit organization that is open seven nights a week from November 1 to March 31 at Central Presbyterian Church and the Shrine of the Immaculate Conception.  To volunteer, donate, or find more information, go to centralnightshelter.org

    Each Sunday morning volunteers offer a light breakfast to our neighbors experiencing homelessness. Volunteers prepare, serve, and provide hospitality. To volunteer visit:  https://www.signupgenius.com/go/9040a4caeab2fa02-central

    Questions? Contact Kathy Harben at kharben@mindspring.com

  • CARING WORKS  |   http://www.caringworksinc.org

    Central Presbyterian Church has partnered with Caring Works to help end homelessness in Greater Atlanta. This non-profit organization provides comprehensive services and resources to people needing access to housing, mental health care, addiction treatment, and employment assistance. It offers both permanent and temporary supportive housing facilities, including Hope House. 

  • HOPE HOUSE    |    https://www.caringworksinc.org/programs/short-term-housing/

    Located in downtown Atlanta 1.5 blocks from Central Presbyterian Church, Hope House is a 70-bed residential facility that provides quality housing and structured support to adult men who have experienced homelessness and are in recovery from substance addiction. Hope House is a ministry of Caring Works.






    GJP is a nonprofit organization that seeks to strengthen our community by advocating and providing legal representation for marginalized and economically vulnerable people in the Atlanta area. GJP has also been instrumental in drafting much of Georgia’s recent criminal justice reform legislation.



    GFADP is committed to ending the death penalty in the state of Georgia. This non-profit organization provides community and support to incarcerated individuals and their families. GFADP, along with other partners, hold vigils at the state Capitol each time someone is scheduled for execution. They also offer educational events. For additional information, see gfadp.org.




    NEW HOPE HOUSE      |     http://www.newhopehousega.org

    Central Presbyterian works in partnership with New Hope House (NHH), a non-profit organization located near Jackson, GA, that offers ongoing support to Georgia’s death row prisoners and their families. NHH also works to abolish the death penalty. Central members can participate by corresponding with prisoners, preparing meals for families, or helping to maintain NHH facilities. For additional information, visit their website or contact Lee Carroll at LCarroll@ix.netcom.com


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    GIPL works with communities of faith to cultivate care for creation. They focus on environmental justice and education in Atlanta and beyond. They also offer technical support to congregations on energy conservation and efficiency.



    PBG is a partnership of Presbyterian Church (USA) congregations, non-profit organizations, and individuals that seeks (a) to educate members about effective public policy advocacy and (b) to advocate for public policies in the State of Georgia that support our most vulnerable neighbors. Current legislative priorities are health care for all citizens and increasing support for people experiencing homelessness. Central members attend meetings that provide legislative updates and meet with legislators in support of these priorities.  

  • EMMAUS HOUSE     |     https://www.emmaushouseatlanta.org/

    Emmaus House works to improve the economic and social well-being of Peoplestown and surrounding neighborhoods. Central Presbyterian works in partnership with Emmaus House by providing meals for residents and periodically restocking their food pantry. Sign up to purchase a weekly food bag by going to  https://form.jotform.com/201474723493053 

  • COVENANT NETWORK OF PRESBYTERIANS  | covnetpres.orgCovenant Network is an organization that works toward the full inclusion of LGBTQIA people in the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.). They work with member churches to educate congregations and individuals and advocate in presbyteries and the General Assembly.

  • ATLANTA PRIDE | atlantapride.org

    Each year, Central members show support for the LGBTQIA community by marching in the annual Atlanta Pride Parade. We also support initiatives that affirm our LGBTQIA siblings within the city and in our community.

  • Through the generosity of Central Presbyterian members of years past, the congregation annually offers modest monetary grants to support local non-profit organizations that work for equality, social justice, and tangible transformation in marginalized communities. Priority is given to organizations or projects in the city of Atlanta that have relatively small budgets and who work with impoverished or marginalized communities. For information, contact David Enniss at dpenniss@gmail.com or the Rev. Jasiel Hernandez at jhernandez@cpcatlanta.org.  
    To apply for these grants, go to https://cpcatlanta.org/pollard-grant/ Partner mission organizations receiving grants in 2021 are: 

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