Office Hours

M-F

404-792-7616

INFORMATION

The Young Adult Guidance Center, (YAGC) is an accredited, community-based, 501 ©(3), non-profit organization dedicated to improving the lives of runaway, homeless, displaced, and other “at-risk” youth and young adults through the provision of a broad array of services and supports. Located in Northwest Atlanta, Georgia, YAGC serves approximately 500 youth and young adults each year through its various programs and initiatives.

The emergency shelter/ transitional living program services homeless, runaway, and displaced young males, ages 14-24 throughout the Atlanta Metropolitan area. This program serves as a cornerstone—reuniting our youth with their families and helping them attain the necessary skills to en-ter society and be self-sufficient. In 2015, YAGC provided over 70 health re-ferrals and over 500 hair cuts to these consumers.

The DFCS/DJJ youth housing program provides room and board, structure, and a goal-oriented environment to youth under custody of the Department of Family and Children Services and the Department of Juvenile Justice equipping them with the necessary tools to enter the workforce and/or pursue a college education.

House of Pride is an independent living program for homeless LGBTQ youth ages 18-22. The program creates an environment where residents have an increased sense of safety; improved well being; improved self-sufficiency; and increased number of long term relationships. With housing services, youth are also provided with wrap around services including case management and referral access to social services, welfare, legal ser-vices, medical and mental health care, and HIV/STD prevention and consolation.

It is always amazing to see how youth excel when provided the opportunity. Our programs do just that - allow youth to excel.

09:00 am - 05:00pm

Upcoming Events:

Emergency/Transitional Housing

Watchful Oversight (DFCS/DJJ)

Independent Living Program

KidsLink Behavioral Health Program

KidsLink provides Mental health services for youth with behavioral health issues; services include initial assessments, crisis intervention, community support intervention, and group, individual, and family therapy..