ESTABLISHED 1987

A Community Resource for Sandy Springs and Dunwoody

Community Assistance Center provides basic needs assistance for neighbors to prevent homelessness and hunger while promoting self-sufficiency and empowering them to thrive.

Get Assistance

CAC assists individuals and families experiencing unexpected financial crisis from situations such as a job loss or other reduction of income, illness, medical emergency, divorce or catastrophic situations such as fire or flood.

Get Involved

CAC brings the community together to provide compassionate assistance to neighbors facing times of need who have nowhere else to turn for help. Your donations of time, treasure and talent make it possible.

Get Assistance

CAC assists individuals and families experiencing unexpected financial crisis from situations such as a job loss or other reduction of income, illness, medical emergency, divorce or catastrophic situations such as fire or flood. 

Get Involved

CAC brings the community together to provide compassionate assistance to neighbors facing times of need who have nowhere else to turn for help. Your donations of time, treasure and talent make it possible.

SANDY SPRINGS AND DUNWOODY

Helping Neighbors in Need

CAC is a cornerstone of the human services network in the northern Perimeter area.

CAC plays a vital role in the cities of Sandy Springs and Dunwoody by preventing hunger and homelessness, providing assistance for basic needs such as utilities, food and clothing, and actively engaging clients to work towards greater self-sufficiency through adult education and career counseling efforts.

8,600

individuals helped annually

33,000+

Households assisted since 1987

962

families saved from eviction in 2023

News & Events

Huge Seasonal Sale at CAC Canopy Thrift

Huge Seasonal Sale at CAC Canopy Thrift

CAC Canopy Thrift is getting ready for warmer weather with a huge Winter Clothing Sale starting on February 27, with clothes, shoes, and purses moving from 50% off at the beginning of the sale, to $1 starting February 29. Visit on March 5 to see our big Spring Reveal!

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Sandy Springs Career Expo Returns on March 13

Sandy Springs Career Expo Returns on March 13

The CAC Career Center is partnering with the City of Sandy Springs and the Sandy Springs Perimeter Chamber (SSPC) to connect skilled individuals with career tracks offering competitive salaries, benefits, and room for growth on Wednesday, March 13 from 11:00am-2:00pm.

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CAC rebrands its thrift shop as Canopy Thrift

CAC rebrands its thrift shop as Canopy Thrift

“Yes, we sell high-quality clothing and household items,” shares Francis K. Horton III, CEO of CAC; “…but more than that, we use every dollar from sales to better our community and keep families in their homes with food on the table. We facilitate community. ”

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This place is spectacular. The food is high quality, and they even have food for people with special needs, like Diabetes. I received vitamins for my son. The staff is very polite. The discount store that has furniture and clothes should be visited, the clothes are in good condition. Furniture etc. It is a blessing that Sandy springs has this community outreach center.

-PAULA C.

I have nothing but “GREAT” things to say and share about this nonprofit organization. When you’re at your lowest, the help, compassion and kindness that I received was a blessing! I am the one who normally donated to CAC. However, I fell on bad times and they treated me as a human, not a vagrant! EVERYONE from those in the financial office, food bank, and clothing facility was absolutely phenomenal! I sincerely thank you ALL! I wish more people would give to this non-profit organization! THEY ARE SO WORTHY OF BEING BLESSED ABUNDANTLY, FOR HOW THEY TREAT AND HELP PEOPLE! Thank you kindly.

-DEE R.

Дякую за можливість вчити англійську мову!

(Thank you for the opportunity to learn English!)

-ILONA C.

CAC es muy importante. Hay muy buenas personas muy amables y nos ayudan mucho. La comida está bien buena y la ropa, pero sobre todo las personas que trabajan allí son muy amables.

(CAC is very important. There’s a lot of good, friendly people and they help us a lot. The food is really good, and the clothing, too, but above all, the people that work there are very kind.)

– CAC Client, February 2024 

Visit or Contact Us

FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE OFFICE

(770) 552-4015
info@ourcac.org

1130 Hightower Trail
First Floor
Sandy Springs, GA 30350
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Open by Appointment

MINI-MARKET FOOD PANTRY

(770) 552-4015 ext. 500

8607 Roswell Road
Sandy Springs, GA 30350
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Monday – Friday • 9:30 am – 1:00 pm |
The first three Saturdays of each month •
9:30 am – 12:00 pm

CANOPY THRIFT STORE

(770) 552-4015 ext. 400
thriftshop@ourcac.org

8607 Roswell Road
Sandy Springs, GA 30350
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Shopping and Donation Hours:
Monday – Friday • 9:30 am – 4:00 pm
Saturday • 9:30 am – 12:30 pm

EDUCATION CENTER

(770) 552-4015 ext. 239
education@ourcac.org

1130 Hightower Trail
Second Floor
Sandy Springs, GA 30350
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Open to Registered Students Only

CAREER CENTER

(770) 552-4015 ext. 240
careercenter@ourcac.org

1130 Hightower Trail
Ground Floor
Sandy Springs, GA 30350
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Open by Appointment

ADMINISTRATION OFFICE

(770) 552-4889

1130 Hightower Trail
Sandy Springs, GA 30350
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Open by Appointment

DUNWOODY BRANCH

(770) 552-4015 ext. 701

5 Dunwoody Park South
Building 5, Suite 113
Dunwoody, GA 30338
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Food Pantry
Tuesday, Thursday • 9:30 am – 1:00 pm

Financial Assistance Interviews by Appointment

SOUTH SANDY SPRINGS BRANCH

(770) 552-4015 ext. 701

120 Northwood Drive
Suite 150
Sandy Springs, GA 30342
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Food Pantry
Monday, Wednesday, Friday • 9:30 am – 1:00 pm

Financial Assistance Interviews by Appointment