The Everyone Eats! Program
The Everyone Eats! Program is a human/social service program aimed at preventing malnourishment and hunger in the metro-Atlanta area. We receive donations from Panera Bread weekly and on occasion from local organizations and companies such as Clifton Glen Apartments, Ingles Markets, Sprouts, Kroger, Publix, Goodr, and Walmart. Once a week and sometimes more, our volunteers deliver food to local homeless hot spots in Dekalb and Fulton County as part of our food outreach mission.
We are currently raising money and applying for grants to renovate our office closet into a state-approved food pantry storage area
When am I able to get food?
Weekdays by appointment.
What if I have special dietary needs?
We will do our best to accommodate guests with special dietary needs, however, choices will be based on current inventory.
How many times can I come and get food?
Guests will be allowed to get food up to two times per month.
Where does the food come from?
Donations are collected from private and public donors and purchased at local grocery stores and food banks.
Do I have to pay for the food?
No, you do not have to pay for food at CFTH. We do not resale donations. Donations are distributed freely to those we serve.
Can I pick up food on any other day besides Saturday?
Yes, we provide emergency food distribution, by appointment only. Please contact us to schedule a pickup time.
Where is CFTH located?
We are located at 5481 Memorial Dr. Suite G4, Stone Mountain GA 30083.
How do I contact CFTH?
Please leave us a message here or call (404) 749-0192.
CFTH's Community Garden
The CFTH Community Garden is a community project under development with our community partners Brantland and The Brantley Foundation. Space located in Stone Mountain, Georgia has already been awarded to this project by The Brantley Foundation and plans are underway to start this project upon receiving grant funding. This program will allow those who participate in the project to harvest garden produce at no cost and if there is additional produce left over it will be donated to our food outreach mission and sold to the public at affordable rates to raise money for our programs.
Our Youth Programs
Clean The Block - Keep Dekalb Beautiful
Earlier this year, CFTH joined Dekalb County's "Keep Dekalb Beautiful" program and adopted the area at the intersection of Memorial Drive and Village Square Lane in Stone Mountain, Georgia near our office. Every 3rd Saturday from 9 am - 12 noon, volunteers from the community come together to clean the block and keep our community beautiful. Refreshments are donated by community supporters and area businesses. Sponsors are always welcomed and appreciated.
Youth Mentoring Programs
The Center for Truth and Healing (CFTH) strongly believes the only way to ensure our future is to empower our youth. It is our vision to provide a safe environment that enables them to reach their full potential by educating them and encouraging their talents. This year, CFTH and The Brantley Foundation teamed up to sponsor The Phenomenal Girls Group Home (PGGH), a 12-week mentoring program for youth girls ran by Mrs. Ella Gray. The PGGH curriculum will expose many disadvantaged and at-risk girls to new career opportunities, teach them about self-confidence, depression, self-care, and more. The program is weekly on Saturdays and starts Oct. 26, 2019, and is open to young ladies 13-17 years old. For more information or to sign up, visit pggh.org.
Summer Food Program
The Center for Truth and Healing (CFTH) wants to make sure that every child eats, especially in the summer when they are out of school and parents are working. Soon we will complete the application to be a Sponsor of the Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) administrated by the USDA for the 2020-2021 year. Our acceptance into this program, will garner CFTH funding to feed up to 1,000 children in the Stone Mountain community.
CFTH's Back-to-School Community Jam
We strive to make sure each child in the metro-Atlanta area has the supplies they need to be successful in school. This year we raised funds and collected enough donations locally from area businesses to fill 50 book bags with supplies and distribute to area families.
The Winter Fun Festival
This is CFTH's BIG end-of-the-year finale! Hundreds of kids and their parents fill The Atrium Event Center in Stone Mountain, Georgia every year for winter holiday family fun. Guests are treated to live entertainment, special guests, concession stand, games, toys, and more. This event is sponsored by our key event supporters The Marine Foundation's Toys for Tots, The Atrium Event Center, Dynasty Entrepreneur Development Inc., Funntasik Parties, Prothro Productions, and other private and public donors and is open to all families in need in the metro-Atlanta area.
Rosebuds Transformation Program aka "Rosebuds"
Our Rosebuds Program is a transitional program for adults eighteen years of age or older. To qualify for this program, applicants must be referred by one of our local partners or complete our online application process. This program is designed for clients who exhibit a strong will, desire, and commitment to overcome their struggles and do whatever is necessary to guarantee their success.
Our program is currently run by volunteers dedicated to restoring our communities. We understand that in order for our community to be fully restored, we must focus on restoring the people in the community. The Rosebuds Transformation Program assesses each person individually to evaluate their needs and develops an Individual Program Plan (IPP). To hold our clients accountable, each person is assigned a Client Case Manager (CM) that will serve as a life coach, mentor, and friend. The CM will work closely with assigned clients to help them achieve set goals and obligations and will be responsible for maintaining client records and reporting progress during program participation. Program participation times will vary from three months to two years based on evaluations.
What services are provided?
CFTH offers program participants assistance with rent/mortgage, utility payments, security deposits, tuition and book fees, transportation, food, clothing, shelter, counseling, job skills training, entrepreneur empowerment, hair care services, health care referral services, holistic and spiritual wellness services, and more.
Who can apply?
Anyone 18 years of age or older who are experiencing any type of abuse, homelessness, hopelessness, depression, financial crisis, or other negative experiences that are preventing you from reaching your full potential and living within your purpose. Unfortunately, due to funding, everyone that applies will not be accepted. If you are accepted, you will be contacted by one of our volunteers.
How much does it cost?
This is a free program that is funded by private donations, grants, our partners and by volunteers.
How do I apply for this program?
To apply for The Rosebuds Transformation Program, click here.