- 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.
- The Atlanta COVID-19 Emergency Rental Assistance Program, coordinated through the United Way of Greater Atlanta and City of Atlanta, provides funds to City of Atlanta residents to cover past due rent, utilities, and move-in deposits as a result of impending eviction. Click here to learn more.
- The Atlanta Regional Commission has allocated $1.9 million in Families First Coronavirus Response Act funds to provide meals to older Atlantans at risk for food insecurity. Older adults across metro Atlanta can receive meal deliveries from ARC partner providers. Click here to learn more and to see a list of the partner providers.
- 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.
- The Center for Black Women’s Wellness provides Screening Mammograms for uninsured women 40 years or older. Transportation is available through Rideshare or MARTA. Appointment is required. Click here for a flyer. Call 404-688-9202, extension 13, for more information.
- 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 Community Affairs administers the State of Georgia Rental Assistance Program (GRA). The State of Georgia received $989 million from U.S. Treasury’s Federal Emergency Rental Assistance Program to provide relief to individuals, families, and landlords whose finances have been negatively impacted since March 13, 2020, the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. The funds will be used for rental and utility payments, including other associated expenses. The Georgia Department of Community Affairs (DCA) administers this program which opened in March 2021. The money is distributed directly to landlords and service providers, where applicable, and eligible applicants will receive up to 18 months of payment relief. Individuals must qualify for unemployment or have experienced a financial hardship since March 13, 2020; demonstrate a risk of experiencing homelessness or housing instability; and have household income at or below 80 percent of the area median income (AMI). Click here to learn more.
- 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.
- The Georgia Department of Human Services, Division of Family and Children Services has created Georgia Gateway to make it easier to access social services benefits online. Individuals can apply for benefits and learn the latest on SNAP, TANF, Medicaid, PeachCare for Kids and other benefits. Click here to access.
- The Georgia Department of Public Health is working to expedite and facilitate WIC services in light of the current COVID-19 pandemic. Georgia WIC is open for women, infants, and children. 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 two types of Medicaid waiver programs: Community Access, and Pre-vocational. Contact Yovani Stephens at 770-427-9000 ext. 5124 or Yovani.Stephens@TommyNobisCenter.org for additional information.
- United Us is a network of health and social care providers that communicate and track outcomes together. The group seeks to align all stakeholders from healthcare, government, and the community around a shared goal to improve health. Click here to learn more.
- 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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