Kings Manor Emergency Shelter
The primary goal of the Emergency Shelter is to provide temporary shelter and counseling services to youth, under the age of 18, who have left home without permission of their parents or guardians, have been forced to leave home, or other homeless youth who might end up in contact with law enforcement or in the child welfare, mental health, or juvenile justice systems.
The Kings Manor Emergency Shelter offers shelter and support for boys and young adult males ages 10-17. During this program, our clients are also partnered with Community medical and mental health services to ensure a healthy future.
One on One Counseling, Group Counseling, and Family Counseling services are offered to all clients in this program.
Life Skill Programming
The Kings Manor Emergency Shelter also offers Employment readiness, Grooming and Hygiene, HIV/AIDS Awareness, Basic budgeting, Anger and Stress Management programming.
High School, GED and Vocational programs
Joseph Daniels serves as the Shelter Director. Mr. Daniels has over 30 years of communications and management experience. He has coached teams in major corporations to succeed in meeting sales and service objectives. Mr.Daniels served in the U.S. Army National Guard for six years and honorably discharged as a 2nd Lieutenant. He has the ability to create an environment that encourages open communication, engagement and best practices.
William J. Russell Ph.D
William J. Russell Ph.D serves as the Shelter's Program Coordinator/Director of Case Management. Dr. Russell attended Ohio University and holds a Ph.D in clinical psychology with a focus on counseling and forensics. Dr. Russell is also the president of Russell Consulting and Behavioral Strategies, which serves various U.S. government agencies. He has also served as the Lead Youth Care Specialist with Youth Connections Inc. He has appeared as a guest contributor on WAOK 1380 AM Radio Atlanta as a youth advocate. Dr. Russell has over 20 years experience working with youth and young adults. He also serves as our organization liaison to Fulton County Ga Juvenile Court. He brings passion and commitment to our organization.
Safe House Transitional Living Program
GACYE Transitional Living Program provides long-term residential services for homeless youth ages 16-22 while building a safety net and strong emotional support system to assist them with transitioning into self-sufficiency. GACYE will operate a 4-bed TLP supportive housing using the Group Home model that will provide oversight of clients 24/7. During their stay at the shelter, youth will be provided/assist youth in obtaining:
Cornelius Harper serves as the Project Director for the Transitional Living Program. Mr. Harper has a Bachelor’s degree in Sociology from LaGrange College. Mr. Harper has over 6 years of experience in non-profit work; mentoring, coaching, leadership development, life coach, life skills development, and helping youth get accepted into a post-secondary education. Mr. Harper is a former case manager that worked with Fulton County inside their high schools and taught high risk juniors and seniors about post-secondary opportunities. Mr. Harper vast experience and partnerships with school systems has greatly prepared him to lead the program in the right direction and help every youth he encounters.