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ATLANTA UNION MISSION BUYS BOLTON HOSPITAL FOR EXPANSION OF SERVICES TO THE HOMELESS

 ATLANTA, March 18 /PRNewswire/ -- The Atlanta Union Mission has purchased Bolton Hospital in northwest Atlanta from Bolton Road Partners to expand its rehabilitation and other services for the homeless.
 Bolton Hospital, formerly known as Physicians and Surgeons Community Hospital, is a 122,000-square-foot facility on six acres of land off Bolton Road. The building has been vacant since April 1991.
 "This purchase will enable the mission to increase the number of individuals served in both its short-term shelter and longer-term rehabilitation programs," said Thurman Chambers, executive director of The Atlanta Union Mission.
 The mission plans to move its Men's Division Personal Development Program, currently located at 165 Alexander St., to the Bolton facility this fall and expand enrollment from 67 to 100 individuals. The program provides drug and alcohol treatment, counseling, educational classes and vocational training to homeless men.
 The facility also will offer transitional housing for up to 50 individuals who have completed the program.
 After the move, the overnight shelter on Alexander Street will accommodate up to 400 homeless men.
 The Atlanta Union Mission, a 55-year-old, non-denominational, non- profit organization, serves 600,000 meals a year and provides shelter, substance abuse rehabilitation and educational training to thousands of people. All funding for the organization comes from private donations.
 Since The Atlanta Union Mission was founded in 1938, it has assisted nearly 6 million men, women and children.
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 /CONTACT: Tiffany Brott of The Atlanta Union Mission, 404-588-4017/


CO: The Atlanta Union Mission; Bolton Hospital ST: Georgia IN: SU: TNM

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