Central Night Shelter (CNS) Director
Ana Bailie is a 17-year volunteer of CNS. In addition to the role as Executive Director of CNS, Ana is a registered nurse employed by the Atlanta Regional Commission working the aging and disabled access services.
The Central Night Shelter opened on January 14, 1981. It was housed in the fourth-floor gymnasium of Central Presbyterian Church but run by an ecumenical group of volunteers concerned about the growing problem of homelessness in Atlanta. Originally serving men, women, and children, Central Night Shelter has evolved into a winter night shelter for approximately 90-100 men, located jointly in the gymnasium of Central Presbyterian Church (capacity of 65-70) and the Church Hall of the Catholic Shrine of the Immaculate Conception (capacity of 25-30). The shelter is governed by an ecumenical group of volunteers, directed by Ana Bailie, a member of the Catholic Shrine of the Immaculate Conception, and supported by the staffs of Central and the Shrine.
One Ministry - Two Locations
The Central Night Shelter is a ministry of hospitality and compassion to homeless men in downtown Atlanta. It occupies space in two churches, Central Presbyterian and the neighboring Catholic Shrine of the Immaculate Conception.
The shelter is open seven nights a week, beginning at 7 PM EST, from November 1 to March 31 and offers its guests a hot meal, a warm, safe place to spend the night, medical and foot care, and the fellowship of caring volunteers.
CNS Site Locations
CNS Mailing Address
2107 N Decatur Road, Suite 479, Decatur, Georgia 30033
2107 N Decatur Road, Suite 479, Decatur, Georgia 30033 | CNSATLANTA.ORG
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