About Us

OUR STORY

Atlanta Dream Center

 

In the 21st century, far too many people are trapped in the darkness of sex trafficking and homelessness. Atlanta Dream Center, a Christian-based non-profit headquartered in the heart of Atlanta, serves on the frontlines every day rescuing men and women out of sex trafficking and homelessness and preventing vulnerable children from falling victim.

Founded in 2003 by Pastor Paul Palmer and his wife Patty, Atlanta Dream Center began with a heart for the frontlines – always seeking to find a need and meet it. Since incorporating in 2010, Atlanta Dream Center has assisted nearly 1,500 victims out of sex trafficking and transitioned over 1,000 men, women, and children out of homelessness. In 2018, the organization added youth prevention to its mission and has provided prevention programming to more than 600 youth facing adversity in overlooked communities throughout Metro Atlanta.

Atlanta Dream Center has developed a prototype for outreach, rescue, and emergency safe housing in the fight against sex trafficking that is sought after nationally. The organization has provided training to law enforcement, fire departments, emergency rooms, and judges; helped lead anti-trafficking efforts around large events including the Super Bowl in numerous cities; and advocated for state legislative and policy changes that have seen Georgia rise from the grade of a “C” to having the 4th best laws in the nation, according to Shared Hope International. Atlanta Dream Center holds a Platinum Level ranking from GuideStar, the world’s largest source of information on nonprofit organizations, and serves under the leadership of an 11-member Board of Directors comprised of business leaders throughout greater Atlanta.

OUR MISSION

In the 21st century, far too many people are trapped in the darkness of sex trafficking and homelessness.

Atlanta Dream Center is on the frontlines every day rescuing these individuals and preventing the most vulnerable in society, our children, from falling victim.

LEADERSHIP TEAM

Atlanta Dream Center

Atlanta Dream Center

Dan Palmer
CEO

Elyssia Pribble
COO

Atlanta Dream Center

Jeff Shaw
Executive Director

Anna Oakley
Youth Prevention Dept. Director

Kourtney Ezeamuzie
CMO

Mel Meyer
Anti-Sex Trafficking Dept. Director

Andrew Lallerstedt
Homelessness Dept. Director

Kirk Plaisance
Missions Dept. Director