Frequently asked questions about the ZPC Short-Term Residential Program for couples

What is the Zaban Paradies Center?

  •  The Zaban Paradies Center is a residential shelter with capacity for 20 couples that offers on-site economic stability support, connections to housing, and links to services that empower couples experiencing homelessness to become self-sufficient.
  • The program is a part of the Atlanta Continuum of Care which promotes a community-wide commitment to the goal of ending homelessness. 

Who can stay at the Zaban Paradies Center?

The Center serves couples over the age of 21. 

All potential residents must schedule a residential assessment by calling 404-872-2915 or completing the online form.

Minimum requirements for program intake consideration include: 

  • Valid state ID (required before intake) 
  • TB (required before intake; please note that results take up to 3 days), RPR, and HIV test (with results) within the last 12 months
  • Certification of homelessness or imminent homelessness from community services provider, shelter, church, or landlord (required before intake) 
  • Social Security Card
  • Birth Certificate
  • If diagnosed with a mental or physical disability, a diagnosis in writing from a physician or hospital
  • Written documentation of SSI/SSDI, General Assistance or Food Stamps 

What are the hours of the Zaban Paradies Center?

The Center is on a reservation basis and does not provide walk-up services. 

What’s it like at the Zaban Paradies Center?

  • 20 private bedrooms with shelving and a desk 
  • Clean and sober environment
  • Restrooms, showers, and laundry facilities
  • Continental breakfast and dinner provided daily. 

What additional services are provided by the Zaban Paradies Center?

  • Housing-focused support: 1:1 and group support to set short-term and long-term housing goals and overcome housing barriers.
  • Employment and benefit attainment assistance  
  • Wellness services: 1:1 and group support to connect residents to alcohol and drug treatment, mental health treatment, and primary care services.
  • Life skills: 1:1 and group support to set short-term and long-term goals that assist with overcoming housing barriers such as financial management and anger management. 

Are pets welcome?


What are the rules?

Be Respectful 

  • Be a good neighbor 
  • Disruptive, threatening, and disrespectful behavior will not be tolerated
  • No racism, sexism, homophobia, transphobia, hate-speech 

Be Safe 

  • No smoking inside; smoke only in designated outdoor areas 
  • No possession or use of alcohol, drugs or weapons 

Be Kind 

  • Don’t steal, destroy property or litter in or around the shelter 
  • Repeat rule violations and situations resulting in a 911 police call may result in exclusion 

How can the community get involved?

  • Donations are welcome and appreciated! See zabanparadiescenter.org/donate for current wish-list items. 
  • Providing meals is a rewarding hands-on experience for a group of friends, coworkers, family, or neighbors! Meal providers plan, purchase, cook and serve a meal to shelter residents.
  • Special opportunities: There are many ways for volunteers to support the program including group facilitation, resident events coordination, and residence refresh.

To get involved, sign up online or please contact us at volu[email protected] or 404-872-2915. 

Zaban Paradies Center

1605 Peachtree St NE 
Atlanta, Georgia 30309