Welcome to DCM

2,100 school-age children and their families are homeless in the City of Decatur and DeKalb County this year.

We believe there is a light at the beginning, middle, and end of the tunnel through homelessness, and we want to help shine that light. By offering comprehensive services and partnering with other mission-minded people and organizations, DCM helps families prevent, endure, and overcome homelessness.

Introductory Video

Please view our new introductory video, donated to us by a member congregation.

Success Stories

Housing Assistance

We offer:

  • Emergency shelter for women with children
  • Long-term transitional housing for families with children
  • Bill payment to prevent eviction, foreclosure, or utility cut-off
  • Food for households at risk of hunger

Donations

Support our efforts to alleviate homelessness in our community through your gifts of cash, food, supplies, and other assets.

Learn more about donating.

Volunteers

Find meaningful ways to help families in danger of experiencing homelessness or hunger.

Learn more about volunteering.

End Veteran Homelessness

DCM is proud to be a part of the U. S. Department of Veterans Affairs Plan to End Veteran Homelessness. In October, DCM and its partner, Project Community Connections, Inc. (PCCI) launched a Supportive Services for Veteran Families (SSVF) program that will help 205 Veterans and their families over the next year. In collaboration with each family, our dedicated SSVF staff members address personal needs and set realistic goals to put households on a path to stability, peace, hope and opportunity. By empowering Veteran families, we are committed to serving those who served us and advancing housing permanency within our Veteran community.

For more information

  • Call the Veterans Assistance Line at 404-371-9334
  • contact Dimethia Hasan at Dimethia at decaturcooperativeministry.org
  • or Kenneth Zakee at Kenneth at decaturcooperativeministry.org.
US Dept of Veteran Affairs

About DCM

DCM brings people together to serve the community. Founded in 1969, DCM is a faith-based nonprofit organization supported by over 35 congregations from 14 denominations. People and congregations of all faiths are welcomed as partners.

DCM works in conjunction with schools and educational institutions, government agencies, businesses, civic organizations, and community groups.

Services, employment opportunities, and volunteer opportunities are open to all qualified applicants. Contact us.

DCM does not practice or tolerate any form of discrimination based on religion, race, national origin, physical ability, gender, sexual orientation, or age.

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