Resources

  • United Way of Greater Atlanta‘s 2-1-1 Contact Center 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. You will be connected to trained, bilingual center agents who provide information on services and referrals to programs aligned with the individual’s specific needs.Dial 2-1-1 from your home or mobile phone.From your mobile phone text your zip code & need to 898-211.
  • Decatur Cooperative Ministry– This Resource Guide offers at-a-glance information on emergency services and resources in the Greater Decatur and DeKalb County area. It was created by Decatur Cooperative Ministry (DCM) to enable the members and staff of DCM congregations to help individuals and families seeking food, housing, and financial assistance.
  • Latin American Association– Help Latinos overcome challenges so they can be all they can be. They offer Latino women, men and children the tools and resources they need — including immigration legal services, English classes, emergency assistance and computer literacy courses in Spanish, among many others – to achieve their fullest potential, ultimately empowering them to become self-sufficient and thrive.
  • Center for Pan Asian Community Services (CPACS)– Promotes self-sufficiency and equity for immigrants, refugees, and the underprivileged through comprehensive health and social services, capacity building, and advocacy.
  • WorkSource DeKalb– The overall purpose of WSD is to provide a collaboration of service organizations providing unified education, training and employment programs for job seekers, and workforce development services to businesses. WSD is a comprehensive one — stop center with a host of partnering agencies.
  • Goodwill of North Georgia– At career centers throughout North Georgia, Goodwill offers job-search resources, helps with writing a professional résumé and cover letter, provides access to employment opportunities, delivers hands-on skill training, and so much more.
  • Georgia Department of Human Services– Provides list of resources and services that are available statewide or countywide; including financial, health, and social services available for grandparents raising grandchildren provided by the Department of Human Services Divisions and Offices.
  • AARP– Guide to assist grandparents who are raising grandchildren.
  • Georgia Department of Human Services’s Division of Aging Services– Ensures that services are properly and effectively administered to meet the needs of older adults and people with disabilities.
  • Medicare Rights Center– National, nonprofit consumer service organization working to ensure affordable healthcare for older adults and people with disabilities.
  • DeKalb County Senior Services– Senior Services is dedicated to providing opportunities that enrich the lives of seniors and encourage them to engage in healthy activities, manage their wellness, have access to resources, and become socially involved. Providing adequate resources ensures community members can benefit from the contributions and experiences of older adults.
  • Atlanta Legal Aid– Support and contact information for seniors and grandparents wishing to adopt.
  • Georgia Division of Family and Children Services (DFCS) investigates reports of child abuse; finds foster and adoptive homes for abused and neglected children; issues SNAP, Medicaid, TANF and child care assistance to low-income families; helps out-of-work parents get back on their feet; and provides numerous support services and innovative programs to help families in need.
  • DeKalb County Public Library is a place to grow. The library enlightens and enriches the people of DeKalb County by providing responsive, dynamic services that meet the changing informational needs of a diverse population. Through a trained, service-oriented staff, partnerships, and ready access to both print and electronic resources, the library is committed to superior service that promotes a strong, literate DeKalb community and enhances the quality of life.
  • DeKalb County Child Advocacy Center provides legal representation and ongoing advocacy for children in foster care. Our goal is to protect the legal rights of child-clients, advocate for resources that improve their well-being outcomes and provide them with permanent, safe and stable homes.
  • UGA Extension DeKalb County works through a unique partnership through state and local county government, the University of Georgia and the US Department of Agriculture. Extension strives to enrich the lives of its constituents through education programming in many different program areas including: Agriculture and the environment, 4-H and youth programming and development, Food, health and families and Fresh on DeK.
  • DeKalb County Board of Commissioners serves as the legislative branch of the DeKalb County government. The Board is comprised of seven part-time commissioners, all elected to a four year term. DeKalb County is divided into five districts with one commissioner serving each district. There are also two “super districts,” one on the east end of the county and the other on the west end, each making up about half of the county population. Each super district is served by one commissioner. Therefore, every citizen of DeKalb County is served by two commissioners, one with the district and one with the super district.
  • DeKalb County Recreation Centers– Encourages all members of the community to join in promoting active and healthy lifestyles through participation in parks and recreational activities. The recreation centers, parks and the Porter Sanford III Performing Arts and Community Center offer great activities for ages 3 to 55+.
  • DeKalb Mobile Farmers Market– The mission of the DeKalb Mobile Farmers Market is to provide access to healthy, affordable food. The market makes stops throughout the county bringing fresh regionally grown fruits and vegetables to low income communities. The Mobile Market accepts EBT (SNAP benefits), credit cards, checks, and cash. The DeKalb Mobile Farmers Market is a program of DeKalb County Extension.
  • DeKalb County Voter Registration– Serves the public and register all eligible citizens to vote.Assigns voters to respective precincts in accordance with state and federal laws.Maintain accurate registration records.Conduct all primaries and federal, state, county and municipal elections with integrity, and in accordance with Georgia election code. Serve candidates and the public by providing information regarding elected officials, election districts, election statistics, and other registration/election related matters. Operate all polling locations including advance voting locations and an absentee poll, for federal, state, county and municipal elections.