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Created in 1963, the Metro Atlanta office was the first branch of Action Ministries. In the beginning, Atlanta’s Methodist congregations joined together to start a grassroots effort to directly address the economic problems of many in the area. First called Urban Action and later Atlanta Urban Ministries, the original organization evolved into a family of programs spanning across Georgia. The organization has grown over the years to meet the needs of the community.
- 1963: Action Ministries Atlanta established as emergency aid and empowerment program
- 1984: Women’s Community Kitchen and Action Ministries offices open at Grace United Methodist Church
- 1988: Children’s Program launches to address the educational needs of children who are homeless and struggling with generational poverty
- 2005: Mental health services are offered
- 2017: Smart Kid After-School program opens in Roswell