Brookdale Resource Center

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Brookdale, Today

Brookdale serves as a transitional housing and resource center for homeless people in Central Georgia. Brookdale Resource Center's 90-day program focuses on equipping residents with the skills necessary to achieve financial stability and obtain a home. Each resident at Brookdale has a caseworker who tailors their program to meet their specific needs. They assist with enrollment in school, obtaining vital documents such as birth certificates and registering residents for government benefits. 

Brookdale served over 1,100 people in its first year including 57 families with 158 children. Services and programs are continually expanding. Brookdale Resource Center received a $3,741,517 grant from the state of Georgia to increase its capacity to assist people experiencing homelessness. The grant dollars will support hiring more staff, setting up an in-house dental center, and upgrading the gymnasium to accommodate short-term residents and provide resources for individuals not enrolled in the 90-day program. 

Need Help?

Intake assessment for potential residents occurs 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. every Monday through Friday. 

Please call prior to arriving to determine eligibility for the program. We want to ensure we can assist with your needs and that we have open availability/space.

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3600 Brookdale Avenue Macon, GA 31204

478-292-5123

 admin@brookdalerc.org


“In order to sustain a project like this for many, many years- touching many lives of people in our community, we had to have the funding. So, we set up the Brookdale Resource Center Board between Macon-Bibb County and United Way. The rest is history. It took that type of collaboration to get the attention of state officials,” said Mayor Lester Miller.

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Brookdale's Story

Brookdale Resource Center (previously known as Brookdale Warming Center) opened in January of 2021 following the tragic discovery of two homeless men frozen to death on Christmas morning in 2020.

The consolidated government of Macon-Bibb County and various community organizations turned the former Brookdale Elementary School into a 24-hour facility that provided food and shelter to the homeless population during the winter months. It was evident that Brookdale Resource Center would still be needed once the cold weather subsided. Mayor Lester Miller approached the United Way of Central Georgia about taking over the operations and continuing the program.

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Volunteer

Brookdale Resource Center utilizes volunteer daily for its operations. Volunteer opportunities at Brookdale include but are not limited to serving meals, sorting donations, facility upkeep, and assorted projects.

If you are interested in volunteering, follow this link to view Brookdale’s current volunteer needs and sign up for shifts: Brookdale Volunteer Opportunities

For volunteer groups and/or specialized projects, contact Charlee Coker at ccoker@unitedwaycg.com or 478-621-7802.

Donate

View Brookdale's current Donation List for in-kind donations by clicking the button below. Donations can be dropped off on site at Brookdale Resource Center.

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Ship donations directly to Brookdale by purchasing items on their Amazon Wishlist.

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