The city of Atlanta is a vibrant hub of local and global companies, host to a growing international community and home to several major universities. With more than 100 languages spoken in Atlanta alone, it is a melting pot of cultures, food and communities. Being an urban powerhouse, Atlanta is also unfortunately saturated with ongoing issues with pervasive poverty and housing insecurity.
Just outside Atlanta, the city of Clarkston—affectionately called “the Ellis Island of the South—is home to one of the most diverse populations in America. In Clarkston, 60-70% of the population is foreign-born, meaning more than 50 countries and 100 ethnic groups all reside within the same 1.4 square miles. It is in this city that refugees can find a friendly face and helpful services at Send Relief’s ministry center. The center provides services to refugees and international families through strategic relationships with churches and other ministries, including Family Heritage Foundation, which is featured in the video below. Through these important relationships, we can help provide people with better access to English classes, job skills training and more helpful resources as they navigate a new country and culture.
Our Atlanta Ministry Center is a place of social and economic impact where the church interacts with the community so that more may experience the love of Christ.