Calalus is a direct-service, non-profit organization committed to helping all homeless people with a focus on homeless veterans. We believe that affordable housing, sufficient food, and the chance to work for a living wage are fundamental human necessities in today’s society. Since inception, Calalus has worked through litigation, public education, and direct services to ensure these needs are made available to the homeless.


The organization was founded in 2015 by a group of volunteers from Metro Atlanta who responded to the needs of individuals being released from the Military that ended up homeless. Volunteers provided street outreach, crisis intervention, and benefits advocacy to the emerging homeless population. Founding Board Members raised money to pay the first project and the organization was incorporated.


Calalus will continue to expand and meet the needs of the homeless by providing emergency shelters, transitional housing, education and employment programs, family and child development services, health and mental health care programs, leadership development and organizing initiatives, re-entry initiatives, and more.


We can make a difference.

We have to! 


Calalus's "Services First” approach focuses on long-term recovery and life improvement. This approach involves providing our homeless with supportive services such as basic personal care and healthcare on-site with our mobile units. The secondary goal is working to move them directly into subsidized housing and ultimately into permanent housing. Research studies show the majority of long-term homeless people that move into permanent housing remain stable and experience significant improvements in their health. This approach is less costly than emergency and institutional care, such as shelters, hospitals, and correctional facilities.


The fundamental cause of homelessness is the widening housing affordability gap. To address Atlanta’s affordability gap, the Federal, State and City governments should increase investments in affordable rental housing, with a significant portion targeted to the homeless. Additionally, strengthening rent regulation laws would preserve affordable housing and protect tenants, allowing them to keep their homes.

By supporting Calalus Community Charities with your generous cash donations, we can invest in our initiatives and meet our core mission goals.


We can make a difference.

We have to!