Founded in 1893, Holy Comforter Episcopal Church is a diverse worshiping community in the heart of Atlanta that seeks to restore the human dignity of every person.If you are visiting or if you have been here for years, thank you for being a part of this community, you are welcome here. Call us, email us, or visit us.
About 60% of the congregation live with mental illness. This diverse community gathers for the Friendship Center on Tuesdays and Thursdays, for a healing service and a community dinner on Wednesday evenings, and for Holy Eucharist on Sundays.
Holy Comforter is supported by the Episcopal Diocese of Atlanta and by various parishes, foundations, and individuals. The Georgia Mental Health Consumers' Network provides funds for our art and gardening programs, and Woodland Hills Baptist Church provides space for our art studios.
The Friendship Center
Through the Friendship Center, Holy Comforter offers day programs for persons with mental illness or other disabilities. These programs include a variety of activities, such as painting, music and movement, ceramics, weaving, woodworking, gardening, and games, as well as breakfast and lunch.
Holy Comforter opened the Friendship Center in 1997 in response to reduced availability of day programs for people living with mental illness. It now serves from 90 to 125 people each Tuesday and Thursday.