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 [email protected] or 404-872-2915. 

Zaban Paradies Center

1605 Peachtree St NE 
Atlanta, Georgia 30309