Community Support

Westside Empowerment Center

In 2019, the Westside Empowerment Center (WEC) opened to extend access to behavioral health services and trauma-informed care to Westside residents. The center provides individual and family therapy for children and adults, couples counseling, and individualized treatment approaches. The goal of WEC is to make counseling and wraparound services more accessible and to equip more families with the tools and resources to cope with challenging and difficult situations.

WEC addresses barriers to social determinants of health and healthcare services by providing support to improve our client’s quality of life. WEC primarily serves residents of Westside Atlanta and Fulton County who reside in in zip codes 30310, 30311, 30312, 30314, 30316 and 30318.  CHRIS 180 can refer clients that are not in our service area to other community-based organizations.

Services Offered

Therapy and Counseling Services (Individual, Family & Group)

Health Coaching

Fitness Training

Medical Connections

Healthcare System Navigation

Medicaid Application Assistance

Support Services Referrals

Transportation Assistance

Monday Curb Markets

Thanks to the generosity of local partners, the Westside Empowerment Center hosts a weekly curb market for those in need.

Distribution begins at Noon each Monday (closed on national holidays)



Westside Connect Helpline
(404) 481-5790

At-Promise Community Centers for Youth

CHRIS 180 staff are placed in support roles across the city within three At-Promise Centers, an initiative operated by the Atlanta Police Foundation. We envision a place where youth and young adults are embraced and provided with positive opportunities throughout the city of Atlanta. We believe the At-Promise model will create pathways to success for youth and reduce the number of young people who negatively experience the criminal justice system.

Services Offered

Specialized programming for ages 12-24


  • GED preparation & testing
  • High School Credit Recovery
  • Tutoring
  • STEM programs
  • Academic Success & Cultural Enrichment


  • Arts and Crafts
  • Team Sports and Clubs
  • Music Studio
  • Gardening & Agriculture
  • Media & Video Production


  • Character & Leadership Development
  • Healthy Lifestyles
  • Cultural Enrichment
  • Social Recreation


  • Clinical assessments
  • Individual therapy
  • Child, family & group counseling
  • Music & Art therapy
  • Wraparound Services

Workforce Development

  • Career Readiness
  • Employment & Internship Placements
  • Vocational Classes

Programs Offered:

Atlanta Police Department

With the support of the Fulton County Juvenile Court system, a young person who has committed a minor offense, may be referred to the At-Promise Center at the discretion of the Atlanta Police Department. With parental authorization, a professional assessment will be performed to determine the most effective treatment interventions necessary to best meet the needs of each young adult.

Atlanta Public Schools

A student who attends an Atlanta Public School can be referred to the At-Promise Center for out-of-school treatment services that are beyond the scope of the school system or the youth can walk-in on his or her own to get services from the center.

Fulton County Juvenile Court

Westside youth who have prior misdemeanor convictions or who are currently serving a probation sentence will be referred to the At-Promise Center.

At-Promise Center Village

It takes a village to raise a family, and this network is made up of concerned community members who want to see our young people succeed. With parental consent, the village can refer youth to the At-Promise Center for drop-in services or membership to any of the in-house service providers.

At-Promise Youth & Community Center – West
740 Cameron Madison Alexander Blvd NW, Atlanta, GA 30318

At-Promise Youth & Community Center – South
836 Metropolitan Parkway, Atlanta, GA 30274

At-Promise Youth & Community Center – Southwest
2220-B Campbellton Rd. SW Atlanta, GA 30311