Who We Are
In 1985, a task force was formed to help members of the Atlanta community who were reaching out to area churches for assistance. Sister Marie Sullivan, Staff Associate for Community Ministries at the Christian Council of Metropolitan Atlanta, was brought in as a consultant and helped to develop a combined community ministry.
On March 2, 1987, Buckhead Christian Community Ministries (BCCM) opened its doors with Jackie Jenkins as its first director. With Matthew 2:37-40 as its guiding principle, BCCM focused on providing assistance and counseling in a caring manner that maintained an individual’s dignity and safeguarded their independence.
BCCM provided clients with financial assistance, emergency information (referrals to assistance programs as well as personal and financial counseling), a food pantry, and a clothes closet. The food pantry developed into the C. Spencer Godfrey Food Pantry and the clothes closet into The Buckhead THRIFTique.
As the organization grew, it evolved its brand to Buckhead Christian Ministry (BCM) and developed additional programs. In 2001, BCM launched the Transitional Housing Program which was renamed Foundation 3™ in 2014. Foundation 3™ helps working families achieve stability through housing, employment, and educational support reinforced with weekly case management.
In 2005, BCM launched the 70/30 Project which was renamed Budget for Life™ in 2017. Budget for Life™ focuses on helping participants build the skills, knowledge, and habits to become financially stable and make better economic decisions. Participants attend case management, financial coaching sessions, and financial education classes.
In 2021, BCM closed THRIFTique and the C. Spencer Godfrey Food Pantry to focus entirely on its core programs: Emergency Assistance, Supportive Housing, and Financial Education.
In 2022, BCM refreshed its brand to “BCM Georgia” and added a tag line Love Thy Neighbor to more accurately depict the geographic scale and programmatic scope of the ministry. Click here to learn more about the brand change.
Today, a diverse network of churches, foundations, civic groups, corporations, local governments, and donors support BCM Georgia’s vision of caring communities where everyone has a home and the opportunity to thrive.
Click here for BCM Georgia’s brochure.
We keep people from becoming homeless and work to elevate their possibilities for economic empowerment.
We envision caring communities where everyone has a home and the opportunity to thrive.