Community Resources

United Way Information 211


Catholic Social Services 404-885-7275
Families First 404-853-2800
Homes for GA Kids 877-210-5437

AIDS – See HIV/AIDS Services


(see also HOUSING for Code Enforcement)
American Lung Association of GA 770-434-5864
Childhood Asthma Foundation 800-373-5696
GA Asthma Advisory Council 404-657-0614

Child Abuse (Rape, Abuse & Incest)

Child Abuse Hotline, National 800-422-4453
DFCS Child Protective Services 404-651-9361
GA Center for Children, Fulton 678-904-2880
GA Center for Children, DeKalb 404-377-7005
National Sexual Assault Hotline 800-656-4673
Prevent Child Abuse GA 800-CHILDREN

Childcare for Special Needs Children

Adaptive Learning Center for Infants and Children 770-509-3909
Frazier Center 404-377-3836
Tender Healthcare 770-321-6600
  Or 404-469-0131

Children’s Well-Being

Adolescent Health and Youth Development 404-656-6679
Babies Can’t Wait 770-451-5484
Outside Metro Atlanta 800-229-2038
Child Abuse Hotline, National 800-422-4453
Child Support Services 404-463-8800
Outside Metro Atlanta 800-227-7993
GA's Subsidized Child Care Assistance Program Call your county DFCS Office
Girls and Boys Town Hotline 800-448-3000
Prevent Child Abuse Georgia 404-870-6565
Outside Metro Atlanta 800-CHILDREN
Quality Care for Children 404-479-4200
Resource Mothers (teen moms) 404-657-3143
Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) Call your county DFCS Office

Consumer Protection

Consumer Counseling Credit Svcs. 800-251-2227
Governor’s Office of Consumer Affairs 404-651-8600

Dental Services

Ben Massell Clinic 404-881-1858
Grant Park Family Health Clinic 404-627-4259
Georgia Mountain Dental 706-258-3384
Good Samaritan Center (X248) 404-523-6571
Medical College of Georgia School of Pediatric Dentistry Clinic 706-721-2716
Mercy Health Center 706-425-9445
Southside Healthcare 404-564-6801
Valley Healthcare Systems 706-322-9599
West End Medical Center 404-752-1400

Division of Family & Children’s Services (DFCS)

Locate your county DFCS by calling 404-651-9361 or visit web site

Disability Services (Physical and Mental)

Autism Resource Center at Emory 404-727-8350
Babies Can’t Wait 770-451-5484
Outside Metro Atlanta 800-229-2038
Brain and Spinal Injury Trust Fund 404-651-5112
Community Care Services Program 800-759-2963
Credit-Able (loan guarantee for home/vehicle modification, assistive technology) 770-922-6790
DisABILITY Link 404-687-8890
Dream House 770-717-7410
Easter Seals, Atlanta 404-943-1070
FOCUS (Families of Children Under Stress) 770-234-9111
  web site
Friends of Disabled Adults and Children, Too! 770-491-9014
GA Advocacy Office 404-885-1234
Outside Metro Atlanta 800-537-2329
GA Community Support and Solutions 404-634-4222
Governor’s Council on Developmental Disabilities 404-657-2126
Outside Metro Atlanta 888-275-4233
Institute on Human Development & Disability (IHDD) web site
JF&CS -Job development and coaching for adults with developmental disabilities 770-677-9450
Long-Term Care Ombudsman 888-454-5826
Marcus Institute 404-419-4000
Parent to Parent 770-451-5484
Outside Metro Atlanta 800-229-2038
Parents Educating Parents & Professionals 770-577-7771
Outside Metro Atlanta 800-322-7065
Jewish Family & Career Services – Respite Services for families with developmentally disabled children 770-677-9341
Shepherd Center’s Benefits (SSI and SSDI) Navigator Program 866-772-2726
Single Point of Entry for Developmental Disabilities DHR Division of Mental Health web site
 Region 1 (NW GA) 877-217-4462
 Region 2 (NE and E Central) 877-551-4897
 Region 3 (metro Atlanta) 770-414-3052
 Region 4 (W Central) 877-683-8557
 Columbus Community Svcs (SW) 800-579-7609
 Region 5 (SE) 800-348-3503
SSI (Supplemental Security Income) 800-772-1213
JF&CS Transition Services – help for adults with developmental disabilities to live in the community 770-677-9459

Domestic Violence

24 hr. Crisis Hotline 800-334-2836
Caminar Latino Hotline 404-413-1375
Men Stopping Violence 404-270-9894
Raksha, Inc. (SE Asian Community) 866-725-7423
TAPESTRI, INC. (Immigrant Communities) 404-299-2185
Women's Resource Center 404-688-9436


GA Advocacy Office 404-885-1234
  Or 800-537-2329
GA Department of Education 404-656-2800
Superintendent of Schools 800-311-3627
Jewish Family & Career Services – Psychoeducational and ADHD evaluation; learning disability assessment 770-677-9358
Team Child 404-524-5811
Atlanta Volunteer Lawyers Foundation 404-521-0790

Elder Issues

Long-Term Care Ombudsmen 888-454-5826
Senior Hotline 404-657-9915

English as a Second Language Programs

Catholic Social Services 404-881-6571
Cobb County Adult Education 678-594-8011
DeKalb Co Adult Education 404-297-9522
Gwinnett County ESOL 678-226-6401
Latin American Association 404-638-1800
Literacy Volunteers of America 404-239-9104

Family Intervention

Brightside Youth & Family Intervention Center 404-624-4346
Families First 404-853-2800
Healthy Families Georgia 404-870-6565
Project Healthy Grandparents 404-413-1118
Single Parent Alliance and Resource Center 678-253-0162


Self-Help Family Law Information  
DeKalb County Center 404-687-3990
Fulton County Center 404-335-2789
Gwinnett County Center 678-376-4545


Angel Food Ministries web site
Emergency Food (Contact for location of food pantries)  
Atlanta Community Food Bank 404-892-3333
GA Food Bank (Outside Atlanta) 770-574-9700
Food Stamps 404-657-9358
Outside Metro Atlanta 800-869-1150
Women, Infants & Children (WIC) 800-228-9173

Gay and Lesbian Resources

CHRIS Kids Rainbow Home 404-486-9034
YouthPride 404-521-9711
Youth Talkline 800-246-7743

Healthcare and Insurance

GeorgiaCares (provides education) 800-669-8387
GA Division of Public Health - Children with Special Needs 404-657-4855
GA Partnership for Caring (if don’t have any insurance) 678-578-2920
Outside Metro Atlanta 800-982-4723
Medicaid: See county DFCS Office  
PeachCare for Kids 877-427-3224
Powerline (finding healthcare) 770-451-5501
Powerline (outside Atlanta) 800-822-2539
SSI/SSDI 800-772-1213

HIV/AIDS Services

AID Atlanta, Inc. 404-870-7700
AID Gwinnett 770-902-8396
AIDS Treatment Initiatives 404-659-2437
AIDS Survival Project 404-874-7926
AIDS Legal Project 404-614-3969
GA AIDS Information Line 404-867-9944
GA AIDS & STD Info-line 800-551-2728
Grady Infectious Disease Clinic 404-616-2440
Jerusalem House, Inc. (Housing) 404-350-1633
Project Open Hand/Atlanta 404-872-6947
St. Joseph's Mercy Care Services 404-880-3551
The Living Room (Housing) 404-616-6332

Home Healthcare

Home Health Comparisons web site

Homelessness (See also Shelter Services)

24/7 Gateway Homeless Services Center 404-215-6600
Achor Center 404-699-5405
Crossroads Community Ministries 404-873-7650
GA Law Center for the Homeless 404-681-0680
IMPACT Group 678-808-4477
Metro Atlanta Task Force for the Homeless (24 hours/day) 800-448-0636
Salvation Army (Atlanta area) 404-688-2884
Statewide Information 770-441-6200
Samaritan House of Atlanta 404-523-1239


Georgia Hospice & Palliative Care Organization 877-924-6073
  web site


Atlanta Housing Authority 404-892-4700
GA Department of Community Affairs 404-679-4940
GA Dept. of Community Affairs – Automated Section 8 Housing Availability 888-858-6085
GA Landlord Tenant Hotline 404-463-1596
Metro Atlanta Housing Code Enforcement  
  Atlanta 404-330-6190
  Clayton County 770-477-3569
  Cobb 770-528-2180
  College Park 404-669-3762
  Decatur 404-377-9911
  DeKalb 404-371-2776
  East Point 404-765-3460
  Fulton County 404-730-8355
  Gwinnett County 770-822-7550
  Lawrenceville 770-963-2414
  Marietta 770-429-4253

Immigrants and Refugees

Catholic Social Services Immigration Legal Clinic 404-885-7454
Latin American Assoc. 404-638-1800
Refugee & Immigrant Family Svcs 404-299-6217
Resettlement Support for Refugees, Immigrants and Asylees 404-622-2235


GA Division of Public Health Immunization Program 404-657-3158

Interpreters and Translators

Atlanta Assoc. of Interpreters & Translators 404-729-4036
Eagle (Sign Language) Interpreting 678-427-7586
Sign Language Interpreting Services 770-531-0700
The Language Line 877-886-3885

Literacy Programs

Literacy Volunteers of America 404-239-9104
Literacy Volunteers of Atlanta 404-377-7323
State Office of Adult Literacy 404-679-1625

Medication Assistance

Partnership for Prescription Assistance 888-477-2669
  web site

Mental Health and Counseling Services

DHR Child & Adolescent Behavioral Health Services.
Crisis, Outpatient, day and residential services, family intervention available statewide. Visit web site and search for “Children and Adolescent”. Then find your county.
Families First 404-853-2844
GA Parent Support Network 404-758-4500
Grady Health System - Central Fulton Mental Health 404-616-4444

Sexual and Reproductive Health

FIRST Line (7-11 P.M. counseling) 404-659-4357
GA Family Planning Health Program 404-657-3143
Planned Parenthood of Georgia 404-688-9300
Centro International de Maternidad (CIMA) 770-246-4446
Centro Medico 770-452-7088
Centro Medical Latino Americano 404-321-5151

Sexual Crimes, Prostitution, Trafficking

Prevent Child Abuse Georgia 404-870-6565
Outside Metro Atlanta 800-CHILDREN
TAPESTRI (Immigrant Community) 404-299-0895
Outside Metro Atlanta 866-317-FREE

Shelter Services (See also Homelessness)

Atlanta Children’s Shelter 404-892-3713
Genesis (homeless families with newborns) 404-522-6056
International Women’s House (immigrants and refugees) 770-413-5557
Metro Atlanta Task Force for the Homeless (24 hours/day) 800-448-0636
Nicholas House - LaVista 404-633-8386
Nicholas House - Boulevard 404-622-0793
Salvation Army (Atlanta area) 404-688-2884
Women’s Day Shelter 404-876-2894

Substance Abuse

Alcoholics Anonymous 404-525-3178
Families First 404-853-2844
GA Dept. of Mental Health, Mental Retardation and Substance Abuse 404-730-1617
GA Drug Abuse Helpline 800-338-6745
Grady Health System - Central Fulton Mental Health 404-616-4444
Narcotics Anonymous 404-708-3219

Social Security Administration

SSA web site 800-772-1213

Suicide Hotline

National Crisis Helpline Hotline 800-784-2433
National Crisis Helpline Lifeline 800-273-8255
Tax Clinic, Georgia State Univ. 404-651-1412


Clifton Corridor (Decatur MARTA to Egleston Shuttle) 404-727-1829
MARTA Schedule Information 404-848-4711
Traveler’s Aid 404-817-7070

Utility and Fuel Assistance

Atlanta Gas Light Company 800-427-5463
BellSouth Lifeline Assistance 888-757-6500
Georgia Power 888-660-5890
Heating Energy Assistance Team 678-406-0212
Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (gas) 404-656-2323
Outside Metro Atlanta 800-869-1150
Salvation Army Project SHARE 770-441-6200
Outside Metro Atlanta 800-257-4273
SCANA Energy Regulated Div. (gas) 866-245-7742
United Way 404-614-1000
Weatherization Assistance 404-656-0938


Disability, compensation, pension, education and training, healthcare, vocational rehab, home loans 800-827-1000

Youth After School Alternatives

Big Brothers/Big Sisters of Metro Atl. 770-995-0100
Boys & Girls Clubs 800-854-2582