Mt Vernon Presbyterian Church is blessed to be a strong, constant presence both in our own community and across the world in Zambia.The congregation played a vital role in the founding of the Community Assistance Center (CAC), Los Ninos Primero, and Family Promise of North Fulton/DeKalb as well as the Garden Presbyterian School in Lusaka, Zambia. More recent endeavors include the Covid 19 Fund, providing more than $90,000 in support to our ministry partners to help meet the added challenges of the pandemic.

Family Promise

Family Promise of North Fulton/DeKalb, a nonprofit network of interfaith organizations, works together to end homelessness, one family at a time. Our network brings the faith community together to help homeless families regain housing, independence, and dignity in a time of need.

For four weeks every year, we host families at our church who would otherwise be homeless. A variety of volunteer opportunities is available including physical, on-site assistance (provide meals, host during dinner hour and overnight, set up and take down before and after each session) and helping to “stock the pantry” with food for breakfast and lunch.

Los Niños Primero (“Kids First”)

For twenty one years, Los Niños Primero has provided educational support for underserved, Latino preschool students, youth and their families. Programs are offered in Sandy Springs, Roswell, and Hapeville, Georgia. Los Niños Primero prepares children and families to flourish in the public school system through a rigorous summer academic program and year-round Saturday school sessions. Leadership and civic engagement programs are offered to youth and adults.

For more information, visit the Los Niños Primero website

Community Assistance Center (CAC)

The Community Assistance Center (CAC), founded on the MVPC campus in 1987 and housed here for its first 18 years, is now located in two buildings at 1130 Hightower Trail (business office and client services) and 8607 Roswell Road (food pantry and thrift store) in Sandy Springs as well as two smaller satellite locations in DeKalb County and south Sandy Springs.

CAC’s goal is to prevent hunger and homelessness by providing our vulnerable neighbors in the greater Sandy Springs/Dunwoody area with basic assistance such as food, clothing, and rent/utilities while actively engaging clients to work toward greater self -sufficiency.

For more information, including volunteer opportunities, please go to

Garden Presbyterian Church and School

and Alliance for Children Everywhere (ACE)

Lusaka, Zambia

Through its long-time affiliation with the Alliance for Children Everywhere (ACE), MVPC has supported various programs in Zambia including FaithWorks Schools, two crisis nurseries, and the Family Preservation and Empowerment Program. Through our church’s annual Outreach Budget, funding is provided for teachers’ salaries at the Garden Presbyterian School, and generous church members personally provide scholarships for students to continue their education through high school and college.

Mount Vernon Presbyterian Church | We are a Presbyterian Church in the Atlanta area filled with love and energy an inclusive congregation committed to spiritual growth through worship, study, fellowship, & service.


Mount Vernon Presbyterian Church | We are a Presbyterian Church in the Atlanta area filled with love and energy an inclusive congregation committed to spiritual growth through worship, study, fellowship, & service.

AMIS (Atlanta Ministry with International Students)

Befriend a foreign college or grad student for a year or host one in your home during Christmas vacation.

Stirred-Up Ministries

Stirred Up Ministries serves at-risk youth in inner-city Atlanta through summer sports camps, family counseling and empowerment, and mentoring and tutoring throughout the year. Their mission is to walk with these youth and to show them they are loved, they are worthy and have a reason to hope for the future.

MVPC provides financial support throughout the year and food for Thanksgiving baskets distributed to vulnerable families.


Clifton Sanctuary Ministries provides shelter, healing, and support for men seeking to overcome homelessness. Clifton is a Presbyterian-affiliated ministry and is the oldest house-of-worship shelter in Atlanta, operating 365 days a year.

In addition to preparing and serving dinner each 3rd Sunday of the month, MVPC provides financial support and donations (sandwiches/sack lunches, gently used clothing, and paper products/cleaning supplies) throughout the year.


The International Women’s House was established to provide shelter and support services for refugee and immigrant women and their children who are the victims of domestic abuse and now also serves young women who are the victims of sex trafficking.

MVPC provides financial support, donations of household goods and cleaning supplies, and holiday gifts for the children and their moms.