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Resource Guide

Resource TypeNameLocationContact InformationDescription of Services
Assistance with Home   Energy BillsGeorgia Regular Home   Energy Assistance Program (EAP)To find local   community action agency:http://dfcs.dhs.georgia.gov/energy-assistance

General Information:   1-800-869-1150

Provides financial   assistance by issuing checks directly to home energy suppliers; must   typically apply through a local community action agency.
Child Care and   DevelopmentHead StartVariesApplication:  http://georgiaheadstart.org/programs/General   Information:


Available to   qualifying households with preschool-aged children.
Child Support   EnforcementChild Support   Services, Department of Human Resources2 Peachtree St.Atlanta, GA  30303404-657-3851Provides assistance to   locate absent parents, establish paternity and enforce support obligations.
Children’s Health Care   CoverageGeorgia PeachCareApplication:  http://www.peachcare.org/Guidelines.aspxGeneral Information:


Provides health care   coverage for children through the age of 18 who do not qualify for Medicaid   and who live in households that meet certain criteria.
Children’s Resources












The Boys & Girls   ClubsVarieshttp://www.bgca.orgProvides young people   with a safe place to learn, cultivate relationships with caring adult   professionals, as well as programs that enhance character development.
Domestic ViolenceWomen’s Resource   Center to End Domestic ViolenceP.O. Box 171Decatur, GA  30031404-370-7670Crisis hotline:


Provides services to   victims of domestic violence and to victims’ children.  The center has a 24-hour crisis hotline, as   well as a confidential emergency shelter.    There are also support programs, including peer groups, as well as   parenting classes and other community support programs offered.
Employment AssistanceGeorgia’s Job   Information Systemhttp://www.dol.state.ga.us/js/job_info_system.htmProvides a listing of   the Georgia Department of Labor’s job openings by location, category and job   type.
Employment Assistance,   Coping with Job Loss and Financial Management CounselingGeorgia Department of   Labor: Career Center Networkhttp://www.dol.state.ga.us/find_career_centers.htmProvides customized   services to job seekers at no cost, including employment counseling,   workshops on employment-related topics such as job search skills,   interviewing, resume development, coping with job loss and financial   management.
Family Health Care










Mercy Care ServicesVarious Atlanta   locationshttp://www.mercycareservices.orgProvides primary   medical care for adults and children, dental health care and social services   for those meeting certain criteria amongst the uninsured, underinsured and   low income families.
Family Health CareHealth Resources and   Services AdministrationVarieshttp://findahealthcenter.hrsa.gov/Search_HCC.aspxProvides for   qualifying individuals: health care services, including check-ups, treatment,   pregnancy care, immunizations for children, dental care, prescription drugs   and substance abuse care.  Payment is   based upon income.
Federal Student   Financial Aid for Higher EducationFederal Student Aid   (U.S. Department of Education)http://studentaid.ed.govProvides information   on tuition assistance, grants and federal loans.
Food AssistanceGeorgia Food Stamps   Program (Division of Family and Children Services)1-800-869-1150Application:https://compass.ga.gov/selfservice


General   Information: http://dfcs.dhs.georgia.gov/food-stamps

Provides monthly   benefits to qualifying households to help pay for the cost of food.
Free Computer Access   for Job SeekersGeorgia Department of   Labor: Career Center Networkhttp://www.dol.state.ga.us/find_career_centers.htmProvides access to   free word processing software and internet usage for job seekers.
General Needs   Assistance: Food, Housing, Employment, Health Care, Counseling and Related   ServicesUnited Way of Greater   AtlantaAtlanta, GA211 (Call “2-1-1” from   service area) or404-614-1000



Provides a   confidential connection for callers to information regarding health and human   services available in the following Georgia counties:  Butts, Cherokee, Clayton, Cobb, Coweta,   Dawson, DeKalb, Douglas, Fayette, Forsyth, Fulton, Gwinnett, Hall, Henry,   Paulding and Rockdale Counties.
Georgia Unemployment   BenefitsGeorgia Department of   Labor – Online Unemployment Insurance Claim Applicationhttps://www.dol.state.ga.us/WS4-MW5/cics.jsp?TRANSID=UCI1&FRMNAME=UCI1SProvides temporary   financial assistance to workers who are unemployed through no fault of their   own while seeking employment.
Government BenefitsBenefits.govwww.benefits.govProvides easy, online   access to government benefit and assistance programs.  The site provides an easy-to-complete   confidential questionnaire that will evaluate the applicant’s eligibility for   over 1000 federally-funded assistance programs with the appropriate steps to   follow to apply for each type of program.
Health Care Coverage




Georgia Medicaidhttp://dch.georgia.gov/00/channel_title/0,2094,31446711_31944826,00.htmlProvides health care   coverage for Georgia residents that meet certain criteria.









Continuum of Care   Homeless Assistance Programhttp://www.hudhre.info/coc/index.cfmProvides assistance to   move into transitional or permanent housing for qualifying families who are   at risk of losing housing.
HousingHUD Public Housing ProgramApplication:http://www.hud.gov/offices/pih/pha/contacts

General   Information:


Provides rental   housing for eligible families meeting certain criteria.
Job Search and   Education/Training Resources


American Job Centerhttp://jobcenter.usa.govProvides job listings   for current seekers.
Nutritional Assistance   for ChildrenGeorgia School   Breakfast and Lunch ProgramApplication:http://archives.gadoe.org/ReportingFW.aspx?PageReq=211&PID=61&PTID=67&CTID=217&SchoolId=ALL&T=0&FY=2011

General   Information:



Provides low-cost or   free meals to school children of qualifying households.
Nutritional Assistance   for Children











Georgia Summer Food   ServiceApplication:http://decal.ga.gov/Nutrition/Search.aspx?source=green

General   Information:


Provides reimbursement   for nutritious meals and snacks for children 18 and under who live in   qualifying households.
Nutritional Assistance   for Women and ChildrenWIC (Women, Infants   and Children)Application:http://health.state.ga.us/wic_clinics/clinic_lookup.aspx

General   Information:



Provides supplemental   food and referrals to health care for qualifying women and children.
Temporary Financial   AssistanceGeorgia Temporary   Assistance for Needy Families (TANF)Application:http://dfcs.dhs.georgia.gov/how-apply-tanf

General   Information:


Provides monthly cash   assistance for qualifying families with children under 18.  Provides temporary assistance to facilitate   parents with job preparation, work opportunities, child support enforcement   and other support services to assist the parents to become self-sufficient.
Transit/Transportation   (Metropolitan Atlanta)Georgia Regional   Transportation Authority245 Peachtree Center Ave.   NESuite 800Atlanta, GA  30303404-463-0309www.grta.orgProvides regional   transit options to major employment centers in metro Atlanta.


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