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National Church Residences Accelerates Growth with the Opening of a New Regional Office in Atlanta

1/2/2019 | Recent News

National Church Residences, the nation’s largest not-for-profit provider of affordable senior housing opens a new regional office in Atlanta, Georgia. This new location will allow National Church Residences to better serve future partners and residents while maintaining the organization’s mission to provide high quality care, services and residential communities for all seniors.

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This new office at 260 Peachtree Street on the north side of downtown Atlanta will help support the organization’s growth strategy. “As we enter our third year of a five-year strategic plan, our Board is more committed than ever to our vision of Advancing Better Living for All Seniors, Enabling them to Remain Home for Life,” said Mark Ricketts, president and CEO of National Church Residences. “This means expanding services and senior housing in core markets, such as Atlanta, as well as serving more seniors “Staying Home” – whether that home is under one of our rooftops or in the community-at-large.”

National Church Residences owns/manages eight communities in greater Atlanta and offers a home to 1,230 Atlanta residents. The not-for-profit organization also serves six other communities in the Atlanta area with service coordination, as well as the 10 service coordinators working on their campuses.

Michelle Norris, executive vice president of external affairs & growth strategies, will be leading the strategic growth effort, along with a solid Atlanta leadership team: Sojourner Marable Grimmett, director of external affairs; Dennis Richards, director of finance for growth strategies; Jacque Thornton, director of population health; Derrick Jordan, senior project leader; and Amil Marchena, regional portfolio leader, as well as 40 mission-minded staff members in eight affordable housing communities – Lakewood Christian Manor, Trinity Towers, Baptist Tower, Baptist Garden, Betmar Village, Big Bethel Village, Panola Gardens and the Commons at the Imperial Hotel.

The Atlanta growth strategy includes growing National Church Residences’ affordable housing footprint, as well as introducing market-rate senior communities. National Church Residences also plans to expand its Home and Community Services, such as service coordination, in-home assistance, home health care, hospice, and population health management.

National Church Residences is committed to ensuring that all aging residents have access to critical resources needed to stay healthy and to remain independent and home for life.

For more information, please contact Sojourner Marable Grimmett, director of external affairs, Atlanta Region for National Church Residences at (404) 783-3522 or 

About National Church Residences

National Church Residences serves more than 42,000 seniors through its array of housing and health care services. The not-for-profit organization is driven by a vision of advancing better living for all seniors, enabling them to remain home for life. With 310 communities in 25 states and Puerto Rico, it is the nation’s largest not-for-profit provider of affordable senior housing and the largest manager of service coordinators. It also offers residential senior communities, home and community-based services, and permanent supportive housing for the formerly homeless and disabled. For more information, visit