Welcome to DCM

DeKalb County has the fourth largest population of homeless individuals counted in the state of Georgia.

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
  • Permanent supportive housing for chronically homeless families
  • Financial assistance to prevent eviction or utility cut-off
  • Food for households at risk of hunger


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

Learn more about donating.


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 2012, DCM and its partner, Project Community Connections, Inc. (PCCI) launched a Supportive Services for Veteran Families (SSVF) to provide financial assistance and food support to low-income Veterans. Our dedicated SSVF staff works in collaboration with each family to address personal needs and set realistic goals to put households on a path to stability. By providing homelessness prevention services to Veteran families, DCM joins the nation in ending Veteran homelessness in the United States.

For more information

  • Call the Veterans Assistance Line at 404-371-9334
  • contact Dimethia Hasan at Dimethia at decaturcooperativeministry.org
  • or Joe Erkenbrack at Joe 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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