Cold Weather Resources

This page contains information related to cold weather resources in Athens-Clarke County.

For general winter weather preparations, including information on creating a ready kit for your home, visit the Winter Weather Preparations page.

Emergency Shelter Resources

Bigger Vision of Athens

  • Services: Emergency shelter for individuals (Call at 4:00 PM to reserve a bed)
  • Phone: 706-340-6062
  • Address: 95 North Ave, Athens, GA 30601
  • Website: https://biggervisionofathens.org/

Salvation Army

  • Services: Emergency shelter for families and individuals
  • *Men’s shelter is currently closed for renovations. Serving women, non-binary people, and families with children only.
  • Phone: 706-543-5350
  • Address: 484 Hawthorne Ave, Athens, GA 30606
  • Website: https://salvationarmygeorgia.org/athens/

Athens Area Homeless Shelter

Family Promise of Athens


Other Resources - Holiday Schedule

The Sparrow’s Nest 

  • Services: Homeless support services, free meals, clothes closet, showers, laundry
  • Phone: 706-549-6693 
  • Address: 745 Prince Ave, Athens, GA 30606
  • Website: https://www.sparrowsnestathens.org/
  • Holiday Schedule: Open 9:00 AM – 2:00 PM Wednesday 12/21 – Thursday 12/23; Closed Friday 12/24 – Monday 12/26 

Advantage Homeless Day Service Center

  • Services: Homeless support services, showers, laundry
  • Hours: Monday thru Friday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Phone: 706-354-1154
  • Address: 240 North Ave, Athens, GA
  • Website: https://www.advantagebhs.org/clarke-county.cms
  • Holiday Schedule: Closed Friday 12/24 – Monday 12/26 

Athens-Clarke County Library

  • Holiday Schedule:
    Friday, Dec. 23: Opening at 1:00 PM
    Saturday, Dec. 24 - Monday, December 26: Closed