- The Atlanta Community Food Bank connects public benefits to families and individuals who qualify through its Benefits Outreach Program, helping them secure assistance with food, healthcare, childcare and more. The Benefits Outreach team can assist individuals with navigating the new rules regarding SNAP in order to access SNAP benefits. Click here for some important updates about benefit programs from the Atlanta Community Food Bank. Click here for more information on the Benefits Outreach Program.
- Aunt Bertha is a Social Care Network that connects people seeking help with verified social care providers that serve them. Thousands of nonprofits and social care providers serve their communities. But for most people, navigating the system to get help has been difficult, time consuming, and frustrating. Too many Americans are suffering, and they don’t need to. The online service makes it easy for people to find social services in their communities, for nonprofits to coordinate their efforts, and for customers to integrate social care into the work they already do. The nationwide service provides the opportunity to find social care providers by zip codes including those serving in the Atlanta region. Click here to learn more.
- Empowerline provides a front desk for people who need help navigating life changes and surprise obstacles in their homes, with their health, and in their communities. The service, powered by the Aging and Independent Services Group of the Atlanta Regional Commission, helps connect people with private and publicly funded resources from more than 26,000 community based providers. Empowerline is part of Georgia’s Aging and Disability Resource Connection (ADRC) network, a No Wrong Door access point for information requests and assistance. Together, we work to simplify complex program offerings, identify long-term services and support solutions, and reduce caregiver burden. Click here for a flyer. Click here for more information.
- The Georgia Department of Early Care and Learning is maintaining an updated listing of child care centers that are still open during the COVID-19 outbreak. This information is especially helpful to support essential workers who need child care support. Click here to learn more.
- Georgia Public Broadcasting is maintaining a list of school districts that are providing pick-up school meals for children in their districts while schools are closed. Click here to learn more.
- Tommy Nobis Center is an authorized Medicaid Waiver program provider. Medicaid Waiver is a federally funded program that helps provide services to people who would otherwise be in an institution, nursing home, or hospital to receive ling-term care in the community. Tommy Nobis offers three types of Medicaid waiver programs: Community Access, Pre-vocational and Supportive Employment. Community Access Individual and Group Services are designed to help participants acquire, retain or improve self-help, socialization and adaptive skills required for active participation and independent functioning outside the home. Prevocational Services prepare participants for paid or unpaid employment and include teaching concepts such as task completion, problem solving, attendance and safety. Supported Employment Group/Individual Services enable participants, for whom competitive employment at or above the minimum wage is unlikely absent the provision of supports, to work in a regular work setting. Contact Denitra Parker at 770-427-9000 ext. 5153 or Denitra.Parker@TommyNobisCenter.org for additional information.
- Tommy Nobis Center is an authorized Ticket to Work provider and is accepting applications. Ticket to Work is a federally-funded employment program designed for people who want to improve their earning potential and are committed to preparing for long-term success in the workplace. The service is free for individuals age 18 through 64 who receive Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) or Supplemental Security Income (SSI). We are now serving Cobb, Fulton, Paulding, Cherokee, Douglas, and DeKalb county residents. Contact Denitra Parker, Program Manager, at 770-427-9000 ext. 5153, firstname.lastname@example.org or click here for more information. Click here for the flyer.
- United Way of Greater Atlanta continues to provide the Atlanta region’s most comprehensive resource for information and referral services through its online 2-1-1 Contact Center. The digital platform connects families with community resources that enables them to thrive – resources like food pantries, job search and placement agencies, and financial emergency assistance agencies. This help is provided so that families can recover and become sustainable once again. There are more than 5,000 agencies listed in the 2-1-1 database. 2-1-1 is free, confidential, and available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, in over 140 different languages. Click here to learn more.
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