Helping Neighbors in Need in Sandy Springs & Dunwoody since 1987.

Helping Neighbors in Need in Sandy Springs & Dunwoody since 1987.

Our Mission

CAC brings together the Sandy Springs and Dunwoody communities
to provide compassionate assistance to neighbors in need
by providing financial support, helping to meet basic needs and promoting self-reliance.

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Since 1987, CAC has played a vital role in the cities of Sandy Springs and Dunwoody by preventing hunger and homelessness, providing assistance for basic needs such as utilities, food and clothing, and actively engaging clients to work towards greater self-sufficiency. CAC is a cornerstone of the human services network in the northern Perimeter area.

The need for human services in the Sandy Springs and Dunwoody communities is real. In suburban neighborhoods across the Atlanta region, increasing numbers of families struggle to make ends meet. Like many communities across the country, they are experiencing new challenges related to suburban poverty.  Atlanta has experienced a dramatic demographic shift between 2000 and 2011 as the number of people living in poverty in the Atlanta suburbs grew by almost 160 percent. The need for assistance among residents of Sandy Springs and Dunwoody continues to increase as the cities grow and living expenses escalate.

Prevention is the single most effective intervention for homelessness and hunger. Every month, as many as 80 families will avoid eviction thanks to the work of CAC. That is more than two per day! Each eviction prevented brings hope and the opportunity to regain stability for the family and contributes to a stronger and more stable community through gains in individual productivity.

Hunger is a daily struggle for many families in our community and impacts the ability of adults to function effectively in the workplace and their children’s performance at school. Eighty percent of the individuals coming to CAC for the first time state they skip at least one meal a day and routinely do not have enough food to feed their families. CAC feeds between 50 and 80 families each day. Of the 5,600 individuals that CAC touches annually, 42 percent are children aged newborn to 19 years.

For anyone facing a crisis, knowing where to find help is often the biggest hurdle. CAC understands the unique challenges faced by lower-income families and is the first point of contact for Sandy Springs and Dunwoody residents in need. CAC provides resources and referrals to solve their problems and helps to stabilize the family while charting a course towards greater financial independence for their future.

Since 1987, CAC has helped more than 17,000 households cope with financial hardship.

Classes & Events

Jan
17
Thu
6:30 pm English/ESOL Levels 1, 2 & 3 PM
English/ESOL Levels 1, 2 & 3 PM
Jan 17 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm
English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) Session January – June 2019 Tuesdays & Thursdays 6:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. Textbooks cost $30. No classes on holidays. Martes y jueves de 6:30 p.m. a 9:00[...]
6:30 pm Power Point 2
Power Point 2
Jan 17 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Power Point 2: Design presentations using words and pictures. Classes are free and available to clients and the general public, space permitting.
Jan
21
Mon
6:30 pm English/ESOL Basic and Level 4
English/ESOL Basic and Level 4
Jan 21 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) Basic Level and Level 4 Session January – June 2019 Mondays & Wednesdays 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm Textbooks cost $30. No classes on holidays. Niveles Básico y[...]
Jan
22
Tue
9:30 am English/ESOL Levels 1, 2 & 3 AM
English/ESOL Levels 1, 2 & 3 AM
Jan 22 @ 9:30 am – 12:30 pm
English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) Registration Opens June 2018 Session July – December 2018 Tuesdays & Thursdays 9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Textbooks cost $30. Martes y jueves de 9:30 a.m. a 12:30[...]
6:30 pm Digital Life 1
Digital Life 1
Jan 22 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Digital Life 1 : Create your social media accounts. Classes are free and available to clients and the general public, space permitting.