ESTABLISHED 1987

A Community Resource for Sandy Springs and Dunwoody

Community Assistance Center provides basic needs assistance for neighbors to prevent homelessness and hunger while promoting self-sufficiency and empowering them to thrive.

Get Assistance

CAC assists individuals and families experiencing unexpected financial crisis from situations such as a job loss or other reduction of income, illness, medical emergency, divorce or catastrophic situations such as fire or flood.

Get Involved

CAC brings the community together to provide compassionate assistance to neighbors facing times of need who have nowhere else to turn for help. Your donations of time, treasure and talent make it possible.

Get Assistance

CAC assists individuals and families experiencing unexpected financial crisis from situations such as a job loss or other reduction of income, illness, medical emergency, divorce or catastrophic situations such as fire or flood. 

Get Involved

CAC brings the community together to provide compassionate assistance to neighbors facing times of need who have nowhere else to turn for help. Your donations of time, treasure and talent make it possible.

2021 IN REVIEW

CAC Annual Report

CAC continues to improve the lives of neighbors in Dunwoody and Sandy Springs. 

As we look back at 2021, we celebrate the positive changes that CAC has created in our community. From maintaining high standards of fiscal responsibility to carrying out renovations funded by our capital campaign, we’re in a great position to continue helping our neighbors. Our variety of essential programs all continued to improve their services, resulting in thousands of lives changed for the better. Watch the video to learn more!

SANDY SPRINGS AND DUNWOODY

Helping Neighbors in Need

CAC is a cornerstone of the human services network in the northern Perimeter area.

CAC plays 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 through adult education and career counseling efforts.

5,600

Individuals helped annually

20,000

Households assisted since 1987

856

Families saved from eviction in 2021

News & Events

6 Ways to Maximize your Dollar

6 Ways to Maximize your Dollar

Inflation is rising, and the costs of basics are going up: food, rent, utilities, etc. Now’s the time to maximize your dollar and make sure your budget covers everything you need. CAC has experience when it comes to making every dollar count, and we’ve got some tips to help you use your dollars wisely to take care of yourself and your family.

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CAC Career Center and Goodwill Combat Cost of Living

CAC Career Center and Goodwill Combat Cost of Living

The Community Assistance Center (CAC) and Goodwill of North Georgia have joined forces to provide jobseekers in Sandy Springs and Dunwoody with expanded career services offerings. Additional opportunities will include connecting job seekers to high demand careers through job training and credential attainment through Goodwill.

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This place is spectacular. The food is high quality, and they even have food for people with special needs, like Diabetes. I received vitamins for my son. The staff is very polite. The discount store that has furniture and clothes should be visited, the clothes are in good condition. Furniture etc. It is a blessing that Sandy springs has this community outreach center.

-PAULA C.

I have nothing but “GREAT” things to say and share about this nonprofit organization. When you’re at your lowest, the help, compassion and kindness that I received was a blessing! I am the one who normally donated to CAC. However, I fell on bad times and they treated me as a human, not a vagrant! EVERYONE from those in the financial office, food bank, and clothing facility was absolutely phenomenal! I sincerely thank you ALL! I wish more people would give to this non-profit organization! THEY ARE SO WORTHY OF BEING BLESSED ABUNDANTLY, FOR HOW THEY TREAT AND HELP PEOPLE! Thank you kindly.

-DEE R.

Дякую за можливість вчити англійську мову!

(Thank you for the opportunity to learn English!)

-ILONA C.

Visit or Contact Us

FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE OFFICE

(770) 552-4015
info@ourcac.org

1130 Hightower Trail
First Floor
Sandy Springs, GA 30350
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Open by Appointment

CLIENT CHOICE MINI-MARKET FOOD PANTRY

(770) 552-4015 ext. 500

8607 Roswell Road
Sandy Springs, GA 30350
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Monday – Friday • 9:30 am – 12:30 pm |
The first three Saturdays of each month •
9:30 am – 12:00 pm

UPSCALE THRIFT STORE

(770) 552-4015 ext. 400
thriftshop@ourcac.org

8607 Roswell Road
Sandy Springs, GA 30350
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Monday – Friday • 9:30 am – 3:00 pm |
The first three Saturdays of each month •
9:30 am – 12:30 pm

EDUCATION CENTER

(770) 552-4015 ext. 239
education@ourcac.org

1130 Hightower Trail
Second Floor
Sandy Springs, GA 30350
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Open to Registered Students Only

CAREER CENTER

(770) 552-4015 ext. 240
careercenter@ourcac.org

1130 Hightower Trail
Ground Floor
Sandy Springs, GA 30350
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Open by Appointment

ADMINISTRATION OFFICE

(770) 552-4889

1130 Hightower Trail
Sandy Springs, GA 30350
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Open by Appointment

DUNWOODY BRANCH

(770) 552-4015 ext. 701

5 Dunwoody Park South
Building 5, Suite 113
Dunwoody, GA 30338
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Food Pantry
Tuesday, Thursday • 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

Financial Assistance Interviews by Appointment

SOUTH SANDY SPRINGS BRANCH

(770) 552-4015 ext. 701

120 Northwood Drive
Suite 150
Sandy Springs, GA 30328
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Food Pantry
Monday, Wednesday, Friday • 9:30 am – 1:00 pm

Financial Assistance Interviews by Appointment