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In these difficult economic times, all of us at some point in our lives need help for our families. In Atlanta, there are resources available to help you in your time of need.

If you are hungry or otherwise in need of assistance, please call United Way's 211 "First Call for Help" (Dial 2-1-1 or, if you are outside metro Atlanta, call 404.614.1000) for a listing of organizations in your area. Or you can visit United Way Atlanta 211 on-line for more information and helpful resources.

United Way Atlanta 211

In addition, the APC works in cooperation with a network of partner agencies and United Way, which provide service and resources for our neighbors in need of assistance. Many of these agencies are on the 2-1-1 network.

If you answer “yes” to any of these questions, then assistance is available to you.

 

 

In addition, the APC works in cooperation with a network of partner agencies and United Way, which provide service and resources for our neighbors in need of assistance. Many of these agencies are on the 2-1-1 network.

If you answer “yes” to any of these questions, then assistance is available to you.
 

Do you need financial assistance with rent, mortgage, utilities, transportation, and or medical expenses?

Many of us have life situations that force us to make tough decisions. These situations make it difficult for us to pay some of our monthly bills. You may even be just one paycheck away from losing your home. If you are having difficulty keeping up with paying your rent, mortgage, utilities, and other basic living expenses, these agencies provide direct financial aid for qualified households. They also provide financial education classes to help you on the road to self-sufficiency.

Because funds are limited, the listed agencies may only accept applications for assistance at certain times. In addition to direct financial assistance, these agencies will provide you with one-on-one and group counseling to help you work through your crisis.

The Sullivan Center
643 Dill Ave, SW
Atlanta, GA 30310
www.thesullivancenter.org
(404) 753-0531
Provides financial assistance for rent, mortgage, utilities, and transportation to residents of Fulton and DeKalb Counties.
St. Vincent de Paul
2050-C Chamblee Tucker Road
Atlanta, GA 30341
www.svdpatl.org
(770) 458-9607
Provides financial assistance for rent, mortgage, utilities, food, transportation, and medical expenses to residents of central and north Georgia.
Catholic Charities
680 W. Peachtree St NW
Atlanta, GA 30308
www.cssatlanta.com
(770) 216-9420
Provides financial assistance for rent, utilities, and food to residents of Georgia. 
Norcross Cooperative Ministries
2275 Mitchell Road
Norcross, GA 30071
www.norcrossco-op.org
(770) 263-8268
Provides financial assistance for rent, utilities, food, and prescription medication to residents of Norcross and the Gwinnett County side of Tucker and Doraville.
North Fulton Community Charities
11270 Elkins Road
Roswell, GA 30076
www.nfcchelp.org
(770) 640-0399
Provides financial assistance for rent, utilities, food, transportation, and prescription medication to residents of North Fulton County.
Center for Family Resources
995 Roswell Street, NE
Suite 100
Marietta, GA 30060
www.thecfr.org
(770) 428-2601
Provides financial assistance for rent, utilities, prescriptions, transportation, and food to residents in Cobb County.
Traveler’s Aid of Metropolitan Atlanta
75 Marietta Street
Suite 400       
Atlanta, GA 30303
www.travelersaidatlanta.org
(404) 817-7070
Provides rent, security deposit, and utility assistance for households that are new to Atlanta.
Jewish Family and Career Services
4549 Chamblee-Dunwoody Road
Atlanta, GA 30338
www.jfcs-atlanta.org
(770) 677-9300
Provides financial assistance for rent and utilities to residents of the metro-Atlanta area.
Zion Hill CDC
2741 Bayard Street  
East Point, GA 30344
www.zionhillcdc.org
(678) 318-1969
Provides financial assistance for rent and utilities to residents of Fulton County.
Community Action Center
1130 Hightower Trail
Sandy Springs, GA  30350
www.ourcac.org
(770) 552-4015
Provides financial assistance for rent and utilities to residents of north Fulton County.
Asian-American Resource Center
5680 Peachtree, Parkway
Suite D1
Norcross, GA 30092
www.aarc-atlanta.org
(770) 270-0663
Provides emergency financial assistance to the Asian-American population of metro-Atlanta.

 

Do you need help with your family budget?

Many of us have life situations that force us to make difficult decisions. These situations make it difficult for us to pay some of our monthly bills. You may even be just one paycheck away from losing your home. If you are having difficulty keeping up with paying your rent, mortgage, utilities, and other basic living expenses, these agencies provide extensive counseling services that can help you set up a budget to manage your money.

Center for Working Families
477 Windsor Street 
Suite 101 
Atlanta, GA 30312
www.tcwfi.org
(404) 223-3303
Provides financial planning education classes and housing counseling programs to residents of NPU-V (which includes Adair Park, Capitol Homes, Mechanicsville, Pittsburgh, Peoplestown, and Summerhill). They also provide counseling about protecting yourself from predatory lenders and helping you to prevent foreclosure.
Women’s Economic Development Agency
675 Metropolitan Pkwy
Suite 2026
Atlanta, GA 30310
www.weda-atlanta.org
(678) 904-2201
Provides wealth building programs and educational programs to help women plan for the future and develop strong financial and credit skills.
St. Vincent de Paul
2050-C Chamblee Tucker Road
Atlanta, GA 30341
www.svdpatl.org
(770) 458-9607
Provides financial counseling to residents of central and north Georgia. They also provide counseling about protecting yourself from predatory lenders and helping you to prevent foreclosure.
Catholic Charities
680 W. Peachtree St, NW
Atlanta, GA 30308
www.cssatlanta.com
(770) 216-9420
Provides financial counseling to residents of central and north Georgia. They also provide counseling about protecting yourself from predatory lenders and helping you to prevent foreclosure.
The Sullivan Center
643 Dill Ave, SW
Atlanta, GA 30310
www.thesullivancenter.org
(404) 753-0531
Provides financial counseling and planning to residents of Fulton and DeKalb Counties.
Norcross Cooperative Ministries
2275 Mitchell Road
Norcross, GA 30071
www.norcrossco-op.org
(770) 263-8268
 
Provides financial planning education classes and housing counseling programs to residents of Norcross and the Gwinnett County side of Tucker and Doraville. They also provide counseling about protecting yourself from predatory lenders and helping you to prevent foreclosure.
The Impact! Group
1255 Lakes Parkway,
Building 100, Suite 110
Lawrenceville, GA 30043
www.theimpactgroup.org
(678) 808-4477
Provides financial education programs that can help you budget your household expenses and help identify ways to save money.
Jewish Family and Career Services
4549 Chamblee Dunwoody Road
Atlanta, GA 30338
www.jfcs-atlanta.org
(770) 677-9300
Provides financial counseling to residents of the metro-Atlanta area.
Center for Family Resources
995 Roswell Street, NE
Suite 100
Marietta, Georgia 30060
www.thecfr.org
(770) 428-2601
Provides financial planning education classes and housing counseling programs to residents of Cobb County. They also provide counseling about protecting yourself from predatory lenders and helping you to prevent foreclosure.
Atlanta Urban League
100 Edgewood Avenue, N.E. Ste. 600.
Atlanta, GA 30303
www.atlul.org
(404) 659-1150
Provides a wide range of financial education programs that can help you budget your household expenses and help identify ways to save money. They also provide counseling about protecting yourself from predatory lenders and helping you to prevent foreclosure.
CredAbility
100 Edgewood Avenue
Atlanta, GA 30303
multiple locations, check website or call for location nearest to you
www.credability.org
(800) 251-2227
Provides an extensive array of counseling services, including credit and debt counseling, foreclosure prevention, bankruptcy, and budgeting. If you have unpaid bills, CredAbility can help you set up repayment plans.

 

Are you in danger of losing your home through foreclosure, bankruptcy, or some other reason?

In today's economy, many families are struggling to pay their mortgage payments on their home. As a result, they may be in danger of losing their home to foreclosure. If you are experiencing difficulty with your home mortgage, one of the following agencies may be able to help you.

Center for Working Families
477 Windsor Street 
Suite 101 
Atlanta, GA 30312
www.tcwfi.org
(404) 223-3303
Provides financial planning education classes and housing counseling programs to residents of NPU-V (which includes Adair Park, Capitol Homes, Mechanicsville, Pittsburgh, Peoplestown, and Summerhill). They also provide counseling about protecting yourself from predatory lenders and helping you to prevent foreclosure.
St. Vincent de Paul
2050-C Chamblee Tucker Road
Atlanta, GA 30341
www.svdpatl.org
(770) 458-9607
Provides financial counseling to residents of central and north Georgia. They also provide counseling about protecting yourself from predatory lenders and helping you to prevent foreclosure.
Catholic Charities
680 W. Peachtree St, NW
Atlanta, GA 30308
www.cssatlanta.com
(770) 216-9420
Provides financial counseling to residents of central and north Georgia. They also provide counseling about protecting yourself from predatory lenders and helping you to prevent foreclosure.
Norcross Cooperative Ministries
2275 Mitchell Road
Norcross, GA 30071
www.norcrossco-op.org
(770) 263-8268
Provides financial planning education classes and housing counseling programs to residents of Norcross and the Gwinnett County side of Tucker and Doraville. They also provide counseling about protecting yourself from predatory lenders and helping you to prevent foreclosure.
The Impact! Group
1255 Lakes Parkway,
Building 100, Suite 110
Lawrenceville, GA 30043
www.theimpactgroup.org
(678) 808-4477
Provides housing counseling and first-time homebuyer education classes. They also provide counseling about protecting yourself from predatory lenders and helping you to prevent foreclosure.
Center for Family Resources
995 Roswell Street, NE
Suite 100
Marietta, Georgia 30060
www.thecfr.org
(770) 428-2601
Provides financial planning education classes and housing counseling programs to residents of Cobb County. They also provide counseling about protecting yourself from predatory lenders and helping you to prevent foreclosure.
Atlanta Urban League
100 Edgewood Avenue, N.E. Suite 600.
Atlanta, GA 30303
www.atlul.org
(404) 659-1150
Provides a wide range of housing counseling and first-time homebuyer education classes. They also provide counseling about protecting yourself from predatory lenders and helping you to prevent foreclosure.
CredAbility
100 Edgewood Avenue
Atlanta, GA 30303
multiple locations, check website or call for location nearest to you
www.credability.org
(800) 251-2227
Provides an extensive array of counseling services, including credit and debt counseling, foreclosure prevention, bankruptcy, and budgeting. If you have unpaid bills, CredAbility can help you set up repayment plans.

 

Do you need assistance in accessing public benefits, such as Food Stamps, PeachCare for your children, TANF, etc?

You may be eligible for a wide range of federal, state, and local benefits that you are not even aware of. Most families are aware of food stamps, but there is a long list of other benefits available to eligible households in Georgia. The difficulty is knowing how to access them. And, the application process can be very time-consuming and complicated as well.

EarnBenefits on-line provides a full list of benefits that families in Georgia may be eligible for. Or, you may go directly to these links:

The state of Georgia has a new website http://compass.ga.gov/selfservice/, which allows Georgians to quickly and easily apply on-line for food stamps, and other public benefits.

However, if you need assistance, the following agencies will be able to screen you for eligibility and help you apply for the benefits for which you are eligible.

The Sullivan Center
www.thesullivancenter.org
643 Dill Ave, SW
Atlanta, GA 30310
(404) 753-0531
St. Vincent de Paul
www.svdpatl.org
 
2050-C Chamblee Tucker Road
Atlanta, GA 30341
(770) 458-9607
(770) 458-9607
Catholic Charities
www.cssatlanta.com
 
680 W. Peachtree St., NW
Atlanta, GA 30308
(770) 216-9420
North Fulton Community Charities
www.nfcchelp.org
 
11270 Elkins Rd.
Roswell, Georgia 30076
(770) 640-0399
Community Action Center
www.ourcac.org
 
1130 Hightower Trail
Sandy Springs, GA  30350
(770) 552-4015
Southwest Ecumenical Emergency Assistance Center
www.sweeac.org
 
1040 Ralph David Abernathy Blvd
Atlanta, GA 30310
(404) 756-1699
Atlanta Workforce Development Agency
www.atlantaworkforce.org
 
818 Pollard Blvd, SW
Atlanta, GA 30315
(404) 658-9675
Center for Working Families
www.tcwfi.org
 
477 Windsor St.
Suite 101
Atlanta, GA 30312
(404) 223-3303
Sheltering Arms
www.shelteringarmsforkids.com
multiple locations throughout Atlanta
(404) 230-7132
 
ACE Development Center
www.acedevelopment.org
215 Lakewood Way
Suite 104-B
Atlanta, GA 30315
(404) 627-5920
Greater Deliverance Baptist Church
www.gdbchurch.com
705 Joseph E. Lowery Blvd, NW
Atlanta, GA 30315
(404) 881-6700
The Impact! Group
www.theimpactgroup.org
1255 Lakes Parkway,
Building 100, Suite 110
Lawrenceville, GA 30043
(678) 808-4477
SPARC
www.singleparent411.org
182 Hunter St.
Norcross, GA 30071
(678) 253-0162
Asian-American Resource Center
www.aarc-atlanta.org
5680 Peachtree, Parkway
Suite D1
Norcross, GA 30092
(770) 270-0663
Agape
www.agapecc.org
 
2353 Bolton Rd NW
Atlanta, GA 30318
(404) 367-3947
Helping In His Name
www.helpinginhisname.org
85 Bellamy Place
Stockbridge, GA 30281
(678) 565-6135
Traveler’s Aid of Cobb
www.travelersaidatlanta.org
995 Roswell St
Suite 308
Marietta, GA 30060
(770) 428-1883
Traveler’s Aid of Metro Atlanta
www.travelersaidatlanta.org
75 Marietta St
Suite 400
Atlanta, GA 30303
(404) 817-7070
GA Law Center for the Homeless
www.galawcenter.org
100 Edgewood Ave, NE
Suite 1625
Atlanta, GA 30303
(404) 681-0680
The Community Impact Center, New Birth South
www.newbirthsouth.org/impactcenter.aspx
 
2450 Mt. Zion Pkwy
Jonesboro, GA 30236
(678) 422-4787
Communities in Schools of Marietta/Cobb
marietta.communitiesinschools.org
316 Alexander Street, Ste. 5
Marietta, GA 30060
(678) 503-0902
Sweetwater Valley CAMP
www.svcamp.org
6289 Veterans Memorial Hwy BL # 12
PO Box 802
Austell, GA 30168
(770) 819-0662
Zion Hill CDC
www.zionhillcdc.org
2741 Bayard St
East Point, GA 30344
(404) 766-3141
Homestretch
www.homestretch.org
89 Grove Way
Roswell, GA 30075
(770) 642-9185
HOPE Through Divine Intervention
www.htdi.org
2189 Verbena St
Atlanta, GA 30314
(404) 794-5134
Fugees Family
www.fugeesfamily.org
3519 W. Hill St
Clarkston, GA 30021
(678) 358-0547
Gate City Day Nursery Association
www.gatecitykids.org
2080 Cascade Rd, SW
PO Box 42467
Atlanta, GA 30311
(404) 753-1172

Do you need food for your family?

Are you having difficulty putting nutritious food on the table for your family? If so, one of these agencies may be able to help you.

If you do not live near one of these agencies, you can contact the United Way helpline, at 211 or (404) 614-1000. They have a complete listing of over 800 agencies throughout North Georgia that provide food assistance.

The Sullivan Center
643 Dill Ave SW
Atlanta, GA 30310
www.thesullivancenter.org
(404) 753-0531
Provides a food pantry several days per week. Food is available to residents that live in zip codes 30310, 30311, and 30315.
St. Vincent de Paul
2050-C Chamblee Tucker Road
Atlanta, GA 30341
www.svdpatl.org
(770) 458-9607
Provides a food pantry several days per week.
Catholic Charities
680 W. Peachtree St., NW
Atlanta, GA 30308
www.cssatlanta.com
(770) 216-9420
Provides a food pantry several days per week.
Norcross Cooperative Ministries
2275 Mitchell Road
Norcross, GA 30071
www.norcrossco-op.org
(770) 263-8268
Provides a food pantry several days per week to residents of Norcross and the Gwinnett County side of Tucker and Doraville.
North Fulton Community Charities
11270 Elkins Rd.,
Roswell, Georgia 30076
www.nfcchelp.org
(770) 640-0399
Provides a food pantry several days per week to residents of North Fulton County.
Community Action Center
1130 Hightower Trail
Sandy Springs, GA  30350
www.ourcac.org
(770) 552-4015
Provides a food pantry several days per week to residents of North Fulton County.
Senior Connections
5238 Peachtree Road
Chamblee, GA 30341-2718
www.srconn.org
(770) 455-7602
Provides a meal-on-wheels program for senior citizens in DeKalb County, with limited service to seniors in Gwinnett and Fulton Counties.
Southwest Ecumenical Emergency Assistance Center
1040 Ralph David Abernathy Blvd
Atlanta, GA 30310
www.sweeac.org
(404) 756-1699
Provides a food pantry, serving residents in the West End Mall area.

 

Do you need family (or individual) counseling?

Many families face internal crises that are preventing them from becoming stable. For instance, your family may be having difficulty coping with life's unexpected and sometimes tragic twists and turns (such as divorce, domestic violence, illness, drug and alcohol abuse, parent-child conflicts, HIV/AIDS, or the death of a loved one). You may just need a professional counselor to help you work through these situations.

The following organizations provide professional counselors that may be able to help you in your time of need. All services are confidential.

Families First
1105 West Peachtree St NE
P.O. Box 7948, Station C
Atlanta, GA  30357
www.familiesfirst.org
(404) 853-2800
Provides an extensive array of family counseling and educational programs. They offer individual and family counseling, as well as a family violence intervention program.
Jewish Family and Career Services
4549 Chamblee Dunwoody Road
Atlanta, GA 30338
www.jfcs-atlanta.org
(770) 677-9300
Provides guidance and support in the areas of mental health and lifecycle concerns. Individual, couple, family and group therapy is available, as well as support groups for issues of bereavement, divorce, cancer sufferers and families of cancer patients. They also offer a full range of psychological testing, as well as psychiatric assessments and medication management.
Center for Pan-Asian Community Services
3510 Shallowford Road NE
Atlanta, GA 30341
www.icpacs.org
(770) 936-0969
Provides guidance on spouse/partner abuse, substance abuse, and family counseling. They serve Cobb, DeKalb, Fulton, and Gwinnett counties. 

 

Do you have legal issues or IRS issues that you need help with resolving?

Do you have a legal issue that you help with? Have you received a notice from the IRS and do not know what to do? Help is available. Contact one of the agencies listed below.

Atlanta Legal Aid Society
151 Spring Street, NW
Atlanta, Georgia 30303
www.atlantalegalaid.org
(404) 524-5811
Provides legal advice to residents of the metro Atlanta area. They provide counseling regarding housing, consumer fraud, public benefits, employment, education, health, spouse abuse and child custody cases. They represent those who are low-income, elderly, disabled, mentally ill or who have AIDS, cancer or ALS.
Georgia State Low-Income Taxpayer Clinic
140 Decatur St. SE
Room 161
Atlanta, GA 30303
http://law.gsu.edu/taxclinic/
(404) 413-9230
Provides free legal advice and representation before the IRS or the U.S. Tax Court.
IRS Taxpayer Advocate
401 W. Peachtree St., NW  Stop 202-D, Room 510
Atlanta, GA 30308-8099
www.irs.gov/uac/Taxpayer-Advocate-Service-6
(877) 777-4778
Provides a service to help resolve problems with the IRS. If IRS actions are preventing you from providing housing, transportation, or food for you family, then call the Tax Advocate.

 

Are you interested in establishing a relationship with a bank or credit union (for instance, do you want to open a checking or savings account)?

Having a relationship with a bank is very important if you want to have good credit. This relationship can be as simple as a checking or savings account. Savings accounts can also help families to start building up personal wealth.

However, many of us may not have a relationship with a bank, for various reasons, and as a result are considered "unbanked." The following organizations can help you open up bank accounts, and work with you to clear up any past issues you may have.

CredAbility
100 Edgewood Avenue
Atlanta, GA 30303
multiple locations, check website or call for location nearest to you
www.credability.org
(800) 251-2227
Provides an extensive array of counseling services, including credit and debt counseling, foreclosure prevention, bankruptcy, and budgeting. They also provide educational programs on how to clear up past banking situations. If you have unpaid bills,CredAbility can help you set up repayment plans.
Center for Family Resources
995 Roswell Street, NE
Suite 100
Marietta, Georgia 30060
www.thecfr.org
(770) 428-2601
Provides financial counseling and education to residents of Cobb County through partnerships with local banks.
Center for Working Families
477 Windsor Street 
Suite 101 
Atlanta, GA 30312
www.tcwfi.org
(404) 223-3303
Provides financial counseling and education programs to residents of NPU-V (which includes Adair Park, Capitol Homes, Mechanicsville, Pittsburgh, Peoplestown, and Summerhill).
Atlanta Workforce Development Agency
818 Pollard Blvd, SW
Atlanta, GA 30315
www.atlantaworkforce.org
(404) 658-9675
Provides financial counseling and education programs to residents of the city of Atlanta.

Atlanta City Employees Credit Union
670 Metropolitan Pkwy
Atlanta, GA 30310
www.cuatlanta.org
(404) 658-6465

Provides Share Savings and Checking Accounts, loan options, and many other services. 
Bond Credit Union
433 Moreland Ave NE
Atlanta, GA 30307
www.bondcu.com
(404) 525-0619
 Provides Share Savings and Checking Accounts, Direct Deposit, ATM and Debit Cards, and many other services.

Heritage Bank
101 N. Main St
Jonesboro, GA 30236
www.heritagebank.com
(770) 478-8881

 Provides Free Checking, Savings Accounts, Online Banking, Telephone Banking, IRAs, CDs, and many other services.

 

Are you looking for an apartment to rent?

Are you looking for an affordable, long-term place for you and your family to live? Do you need assistance in finding a rental apartment for you and your family? If so, one of the following organizations may be able to assist you.

Georgia Housing Search
www.georgiahousingsearch.org
Provides website links to affordable rental listings throughout the state of Georgia, and is sponsored by United Way of Metropolitan Atlanta and the Georgia Department of Community Affairs.
Resources for Residents and Communities
100 Flat Shoals Ave.
Atlanta, GA 30316
http://rrc-atl.org/
(404) 525-4130
​RRC is dedicated to providing affordable, high quality rental housing. The objectives of RRC with its rental housing are to:
* promote to residents a sense of ownership in the property,
* empower residents to play an active part in their living situations,
* promote a sense of community, and
* encourage residents to improve their financial situation and achieve long term financial goals.
The Impact! Group
1255 Lakes Parkway,
Building 100, Suite 110
Lawrenceville, GA 30043
www.theimpactgroup.org
(678) 808-4477
Provides affordable rental apartments in Gwinnett County. They also provide services to residents to help them improve their financial situation.
Atlanta Urban League
100 Edgewood Avenue, N.E., Ste. 600.
Atlanta, GA 30303
www.atlul.org
(404) 659-1150
Provides education and assistance in locating rental housing.
Center for Family Resources
995 Roswell Street, NE, Suite 100
Marietta, Georgia 30060
www.thecfr.org
(770) 428-2601
Provides affordable rental housing in Cobb County. They also provide services to residents to help them improve their financial situation.
The Atlanta Development Authority
86 Pryor Street
Atlanta, GA 30303
www.atlantada.com
(404) 880-4100
Provides information for residents in the city of Atlanta to find affordable housing units in the city (for rental and homeownership).  This site offers local housing with available apartment developments and includes prices and contact information.

Are you interested in purchasing your first home?

Buying your first home can be a very overwhelming and complicated process. However, there are several organizations around Atlanta that are able to help you purchase a home through homebuyer education programs. Some of these organizations even provide downpayment assistance for qualified first-time homebuyers.

Click here for an additional list of Downpayment Assistant Programs that may be able to help you.

If you are interested in purchasing your first home, the following organizations may be able to assist you.

The Atlanta Development Authority
86 Pryor Street
Atlanta, GA 30303
www.atlantada.com
(404) 880-4100
Provides information for residents in the city of Atlanta to find affordable housing units in the city (for rental and homeownership).  This site offers local housing with available apartment developments and includes prices and contact information.
Georgia Department of Community Affairs
www.dca.state.ga.us/
(404) 679-4847
Provides sponsorship of a program called Georgia Dream. The Georgia Dream program provides downpayment assistance, as well as housing counseling educational programs at partners throughout the metro area.
United Way IDA Program
www.unitedwayatlanta.org/OurWork/Income/Pages/IDAPROGRAM.aspx/
(404) 527-3549
Provides sponsorship of the Individual Development Account (IDA) Program for first-time homebuyers. The IDA Program provides up to a 5 to 1 match on the money you save for a downpayment. United Way partners with several organizations in the metro area to provide this program.
Center for Working Families
477 Windsor Street 
Suite 101 
Atlanta, GA 30312
www.tcwfi.org
(404) 223-3303
Provides housing counseling, first-time homebuyer education classes, and access to affordable mortgages through local mortgage partners. These programs are only available to residents of NPU-V (which includes Adair Park, Capitol Homes, Mechanicsville, Pittsburgh, Peoplestown, and Summerhill).
Resources for Residents and Communities
100 Flat Shoals Ave.
Atlanta, GA 30316
http://rrc-atl.org/
(404) 525-4130
Provides housing counseling, first-time homebuyer education classes, and access to affordable mortgages through local mortgage partners. They also provide counseling about protecting yourself from predatory lenders.
Habitat for Humanity
519 Memorial Drive
Atlanta, GA 30312
www.atlantahabitat.org
(404) 223-5180
Provides working families, sponsors and communities throughout Atlanta with support to build affordable quality homes and to provide support services that promote successful home purchase and ownership. New homebuyers must complete 250 hours of "sweat equity" in addition to paying for their homes, working side-by-side with sponsors and volunteers to help build their own and other Atlanta Habitat homes.
Atlanta Urban League
100 Edgewood Avenue, N.E. Suite 600
Atlanta, GA 30303
www.atlul.org
(404) 659-1150
Provides a wide range of housing counseling and first-time homebuyer education classes.
The Impact! Group
1255 Lakes Parkway,
Building 100, Suite 110
Lawrenceville, GA 30043
www.theimpactgroup.org
(678) 808-4477
Provides housing counseling, first-time homebuyer education classes, and access to mortgages through local mortgage partners.  They also manage their own mortgage company. They partner with Gwinnett County to offer the HOMEStretch program, which provides downpayment assistance for qualified homebuyers, who purchase in Gwinnett County.

Are you interested in learning new skills to find a job or start a new career?

Many of us wind up in jobs that we don't like, or feel that we don't have the opportunity for advancement. Many of us can't even find a job, or have recently lost our jobs, and we do not know where to turn.

Have you ever asked yourself one the following?

  • I want to learn a new skill so that I can get a new job
  • I want to go back to school so I can get a better job
  • I want to get my GED
  • I don't know what I should do in your life
  • I want to learn more about the computer, and how to use it

If you answered "Yes" to any of these questions, the following agencies may be able to help you.

Basic Job Skills/Development  
Goodwill of North Georgia
235 Peachtree Street
North Tower
Suite 2300
Atlanta, GA 30303
www.ging.org
(404) 420-9900
Provides a full range of career counseling and job skills training classes. These classes focus on workforce development, skills development, and economic development. They provide these services at 7 Career Centers throughout north Georgia. Services are open to the public and are free of charge.

New Hope Enterprises
970 Jefferson Street
Atlanta, GA 30318
www.newhopeenterprises.org p. 404.671.3560

The mission of New Hope Enterprises is to improve the quality of life for disadvantaged individuals and families of greater Atlanta by illuminating pathways out of poverty through educational and vocational programs, job-readiness and job-training programs, case-managed client services, and real employment opportunities.
Center for Family Resources
995 Roswell Street, NE
Suite 100
Marietta, Georgia 30060
www.thecfr.org
(770) 428-2601
Provides employment and educational programs to residents of Cobb County. These programs can help you gain the skills necessary to find and maintain sustainable employment.
Center for Working Families
477 Windsor Street 
Suite 101 
Atlanta, GA 30312
www.tcwfi.org
(770) 428-2601
Provides employment and educational programs to residents of NPU-V (which includes Adair Park, Capitol Homes, Mechanicsville, Pittsburgh, Peoplestown, and Summerhill). These programs can help you gain the skills necessary to find and maintain sustainable employment. They also partner with local technical colleges to offer specific skills training.
Atlanta Workforce Development Agency
818 Pollard Blvd, SW
Atlanta, GA 30315
www.atlantaworkforce.org
(404) 658-9675
Provides an extensive array of employment and educational programs to residents of Atlanta. These classes focus on workforce development and skills development. AWDA staffs certified career advisors to help you identify your needs and help you through the process. Their programs can help you gain the skills necessary to find and maintain sustainable employment.
The Sullivan Center
643 Dill Ave SW
Atlanta, GA 30310
www.thesullivancenter.org
(404) 753-0531
Provides employment and educational programs to residents of Fulton and DeKalb Counties. Programs include job readiness, resume writing, and career counseling.
St. Vincent de Paul
2050-C Chamblee Tucker Road
Atlanta, GA 30341
www.svdpatl.org
(770) 458-9607
Provides career counseling and computer training to help you gain the skills needed to find and maintain a job.
Catholic Charities
680 W. Peachtree St NW
Atlanta, GA 30308
www.cssatlanta.com
(770) 216-9420
Provides career counseling for refugees and computer training to help you gain the skills needed to find and maintain a job.
Jewish Family and Career Services
4549 Chamblee Dunwoody Road
Atlanta, GA 30338
www.jfcs-atlanta.org
(770) 677-9300
Provides career counseling, interviewing techniques, and computer training to help you gain the skills needed to find and maintain a job. They also can assist you with assessment testing to determine your optimal skills and abilities.
Atlanta Urban League
100 Edgewood Avenue, N.E.
Suite 600
Atlanta, GA 30303

www.atlul.org
(404) 659-1150
Provides a wide range of job skills training and employment opportunities.
Ben Hill United Methodist Church
2099 Fairburn Road
Atlanta, GA  30331
www.benhill-umc.org
(404) 344-0618
Provides assistance with resume writing, interviewing, networking, using the Internet, and what employers are seeking. Human Resources professionals are available to help get your concerns and questions answered. Open to the public.
Community Action Center
1130 Hightower Trail
Sandy Springs, GA  30350
www.ourcac.org
(770) 552-4015
Provides educational programs to help families achieve economic stability.  They help families in north Fulton County.
Job Corps
239 Westlake Ave NW
Atlanta, GA 30314
atlanta.jobcorps.gov/
(404) 873-1318
Provides a no-cost education and vocational training program administered by the U.S. Department of Labor that helps young people ages 16 through 24 get a better job, make more money, and take control of their lives. 
Center for Pan-Asian Community Services
33510 Shallowford Road NE
Atlanta, GA 30341
www.icpacs.org
(770) 936-0969
Provides a number of programs and services targeted at the Asian/Asian-American community. Programs include but are not limited to spouse/partner abuse, substance abuse, and family counseling, English As a Second Language instruction, breast examinations, study skills assistance and job search assistance and placement.  They serve Cobb, DeKalb, Fulton, and Gwinnett counties. 

 

High School GED Classes  

Atlanta Workforce Development Agency
818 Pollard Blvd
Atlanta, GA 30315
www.atlantaworkforce.org
(404) 658-9675

Provides GED instruction along with providing job training and access to job fairs creating a single point of entry for workforce information.

Atlanta/Fulton Public Library System
One Margaret Mitchell Square Atlanta, GA 30303
http://www.afplweb.com/
(404) 730-1940
Call the GED Information Line at (404) 730-1837

Provides a GED class and instruction.  A valid State of Georgia ID is needed for placement.

Fulton Atlanta Community Action Authority
1690 Chantilly Dr
Atlanta, GA 30324
www.facaa.org
Buckhead location: (404) 320-0166
S. Fulton location:  (404) 559-6040

Provides GED preparation along with other educational opportunities including Adult Basic Education (ABE), Tutoring College Preparation, Entrepreneurial Training, and Office Skills.
Georgia Dept. of Education, Fulton County
786 Cleveland Ave, SW
Atlanta, GA 30315
www.fultonschools.org
(404) 756-5153
Provides educational alternatives for adult students who were unsuccessful in meeting academic requirements in traditional school settings.  They help increase opportunities for adult students to receive their GED Diploma.  They have multiple class locations throughout Fulton County.
St. Vincent de Paul
2050-C Chamblee Tucker Road
Atlanta, GA 30341
www.svpdatl.org
(770) 458-9607
 Provides GED preparation along with other educational opportunities.
Literacy Action, Inc
100 Edgewood Ave
Suite 650
Atlanta, GA 30303
www.literacyaction.org
(404) 818-7323
Provides classes in GED and remedial education for adults looking to obtain a GED. Services include resume writing, computer classes, and life skills training. They serve males and females 18 years of age and above who are currently not attending school.   
Center for Family Resources
995 Roswell Street, NE
Suite 100
Marietta, GA 30060
www.thecfr.org
(770) 428-2601
Provides GED classes to residents of Cobb County. 
Job Corps
239 Westlake Ave NW
Atlanta, GA 30314
atlanta.jobcorps.gov
(404) 873-1318
Provides a no-cost education and vocational training program administered by the U.S. Department of Labor that helps young people ages 16 through 24 get a better job, make more money, and take control of their lives.  Along with training, a GED course is offered.  
Georgia Dept. of Education, Dekalb County
3770 N. Decatur Rd
Decatur, GA 30032
www.dekalb.k12.ga.us
(678) 676-1200
Provides GED classes for residents living in Dekalb County. 

 

Computer Training  
Atlanta Center For Self Sufficiency
75 Peachtree Place, NW
Atlanta, GA 30309
atlantacss.org/
(404) 874-8001
Provides computer training along with various employment services, career counseling and mental health support groups to the homeless, indigent and unemployed individuals and ex-offenders. 
Atlanta/Fulton Public Library System
One Margaret Mitchell Square Atlanta, GA 30303
www.afplweb.com/
(404) 730-1940
Provides free computer classes for the general public.
Fulton Atlanta Community Action Authority
1690 Chantilly Dr
Atlanta, GA 30324
www.facaa.org
(404) 320-0166
Provides programs to city of Atlanta and Fulton County residents to help them achieve self-sufficiency.  Computer classes are one of the programs they offer. 
Literacy Action, Inc
100 Edgewood Ave
Suite 650
Atlanta, GA 30303
www.literacyaction.org
(404) 818-7323
Provides services include resume writing, computer classes, and life skills training.
Catholic Charities
680 W. Peachtree St NW
Atlanta, GA 30308
www.cssatlanta.com
(770) 429-2369
Provides computer classes and other services including referral services, counseling, and immigration legal services.
Jewish Family and Career Services
4549 Chamblee Dunwoody Rd
Atlanta, GA 30338
www.jfcs-atlanta.org
(770) 677-9441
Provides computer classes and other services include career counseling, interview training, job readiness preparation, vocational rehabilitation, resume preparation, computer classes and senior employment programs. 

 

English as a Second Language  
Atlanta/Fulton Public Library System
One Margaret Mitchell Square
Atlanta, GA 30303
www.afplweb.com/
(404) 730-1940
Provides ESL classes that are offered during the week.
North Fulton Community Charities
11270 Elkins Rd.,
Roswell, Georgia 30076
www.nfcchelp.org
(770) 640-0399
Classes en Español: Designed to help immigrants living in the North Fulton area improve family life and civic understanding, workshops and classes are offered for personal and job related enrichment. Classes include English as a Second Language, Budgeting and Credit Counseling, Steps to Citizenship, Parenting, Health and Wellness.
Community Action Center
1130 Hightower Trail
Sandy Springs, GA  30350
www.ourcac.org
(770) 552-4015
We offer life skill classes such as personal money management, English for Successful Living (ESL) and Citizenship Preparation. Job skill courses include interview skills, Intro to Computers, Excel and QuickBooks.
Fulton Atlanta Community Action Authority
1690 Chantilly Dr
Atlanta, GA 30324
www.facaa.org
(404) 320-0166
Provides ESL programs to city of Atlanta and Fulton County residents to help them achieve self-sufficiency. 
Catholic Charities
680 W. Peachtree St NW
Atlanta, GA 30308
www.cssatlanta.com
(770) 429-2369
Provides ESL classes, in addition to, information and referral services, counseling, and immigration legal services. 
Atlanta Workforce Development Agency
818 Pollard Blvd
Atlanta, GA 30315
www.atlantaworkforce.org
(404) 658-9675
Provides ESL classes as one of the services offered to help prepare people for the workforce. 
Latin American Association
2750 Buford Hwy
Atlanta, GA 30324
www.latinamericanassoc.org
(404) 638-1800
Provides comprehensive transitional services, such as ESL classes, for Latinos as they strive for self-sufficiency and an enhanced quality of life.
St. Vincent de Paul
2050-C Chamblee Tucker Road
Atlanta, GA 30341
www.svdpatl.org
(770) 458-9607
Provides ESL classes along with other educational opportunities.
Center for Pan-Asian Community Services
3510 Shallowford Road NE
Atlanta, GA 30341
www.icpacs.org
(770) 936-0969
Provides a number of programs and services targeted at the Asian/Asian-American community. Programs include but are not limited to spouse/partner abuse, substance abuse, and family counseling, English As a Second Language instruction, breast examinations, study skills assistance and job search assistance and placement.  They serve Cobb, DeKalb, Fulton, and Gwinnett counties. 
Asian-American Resource Center
5680 Peachtree, Parkway
Suite D1
Norcross, GA 30092
www.aarc-atlanta.org
(770) 270-0663
Provides ESL classes, as well as other programs, to the Asian-American population of metro-Atlanta.
Jewish Family and Career Services
4549 Chamblee Dunwoody Rd
Atlanta, GA 30338
www.jfcs-atlanta.org
(770) 677-9441
Provides ESL classes along with other educational opportunities , such as career counseling, interview training, job readiness preparation, vocational rehabilitation, resume preparation, computer classes and senior employment programs.

Are you interested in starting your own business?

Many of us have great ideas and want to start our own business. Do you have an idea, but do not know where to turn or how to start your own business? If so, one of these organizations may be able to help you.

Agency Description

Resources for Residents and Communities / Atlanta Micro Fund
100 Flat Shoals Ave.
Atlanta, GA 30316
http://rrc-atl.org/
(404) 525-4130
(678) 539-6900

Provides training and educational classes on starting a new business, including technical assistance. They help their clients get the necessary training and develop the skills needed to write a business plan, build their credit history, and run their own business. They also provide low-interest loans to help you get your new business started.
ACCION USA
Peachtree Center
North Tower
235 Peachtree St.
Suite 2000
Atlanta, GA  30303
www.accionusa.org
(404) 521-0594
Provides training and educational classes on starting a new business, including technical assistance. ACCION helps its clients get the necessary training and develop the skills needed to write a business plan, build their credit history, and run their business. ACCION also provides low-interest loans to help you get your new business started.
Women’s Economic Development Agency
675 Metropolitan Pkwy,
Ste. 2026
Atlanta, GA 30310
www.weda-atlanta.org
(678) 904-2201
Provides help to emerging and new women entrepreneurs with business development and technical assistance to start and manage a successful business.
Goodwill of North Georgia
235 Peachtree Street
North Tower, Suite 2300
Atlanta, GA 30303
www.ging.org
(404) 420-9900
Provides through its BusinessNOW program, training and educational classes on starting a new business, including technical assistance. They help their clients get the necessary training and develop the skills needed to write a business plan, build their credit history, and run their business. Services are open to the public.

Do you need to get around Atlanta, but do not have transportation?

Atlanta is not a very easy city to get around, especially if you do not own your own car of truck. However, the city does have a good transportation system. Below are the links to the various metro Atlanta transportation systems.

Agency Description
MARTA
www.itsmarta.com
(404) 848-5000
Rail and bus service; Fulton and DeKalb counties 
Cobb Community Transit (CCT)
www.cobbdot.org/cct.htm
(770) 528-1600
Cobb County with service into Fulton County
Gwinnet County Transit (GCT)
www.gctransit.com
(770) 822-5010
Gwinnett County with service into Fulton County
Buckhead Uptown Connection (Buc)
www.bucride.com
(404) 812-7433
Free shuttle servicing Buckhead area and connects to MARTA’s Lenox and Buckhead Stations
Xpress
www.xpressga.com
(404) 463-4782
Suburban commuter coach service connecting to MARTA rail stations
Cherokee Area Transportation System (CATS)
www.cherokeega.com/CATS/
(770) 345-6238
Cherokee County
Atlantic Station Shuttle
www.asap-plus.com/transit
Free shuttle from the Arts Center MARTA station to Atlantic Station
Ridesmart
www.myridesmart.com
(877) 433-3463
Links commuters to potential carpool partners and/or vanpools

Does you or someone in your family have a disability, and you do not know where to turn?

If you or someone in your family has a disability, the state of Georgia has an organization called The Center for Financial Independence and Innovation that can help you. The Center is dedicated to helping individuals with disabilities and their family members advance their financial independence and security. Contact them at 888-541-2344, or at info@thecfii.org. Their web address is www.thecfii.org.

 

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