Short-Term Assistance Services
Short term assistance includes a variety of social services provided by the government, non-profits, churches, and other community organizations to individuals and families who need extra help. These services should only be used while getting settled in the U.S. and in emergencies, such as the loss of a job. These services are temporary and are not long term solutions.
SHORT TERM ASSISTANCE SERVICES
GOVERNMENT ASSISTANCE SERVICES
Georgia Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)
Provides monthly food assistance to families with low incomes.
Summer Food Service Program (SFSP)
Provides children under 18 years old with free lunch during the summer.
Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF)
Provides monthly cash assistance to working families with children younger than 18 years old.
Women, Infants, and Children (WIC)
Provides a food program for women and children under 5 years old who are at risk of malnutrition.
61 Forsyth Street SW, Room 8T36, Atlanta 30303
COMMUNITY ASSISTANCE SERVICES
Child Restoration Network
Provides mentoring, school supplies, career training, and school scholarships to homeless women and children.
11285 Elkins Road, Suite C-4, Roswell 30076
Decatur Area Emergency Assistance Ministry
Provides free clothing, food, and health supplies. Must apply in person for services.
Holy Trinity Episcopal Church, 515 E. Ponce de Leon Avenue, Decatur 30030
Furniture Bank Atlanta
Provides free furniture. Case workers must call to make an appointment.
908 Murphy Avenue, Atlanta 30310
Initiative for Affordable Housing
Provides housing and support services to homeless individuals and families for up to 2 years.
1434 Scott Boulevard, Suite 200, Decatur 30030
Network Atlanta Community Technology & Clarkston Community Center
Provides low-cost computers for qualifying individuals, including refugees and recent immigrants, low income individuals and families, disabled individuals, senior citizens, and 501(c)(3) non-profit organizations.
3701 College Ave, Clarkston 30021
Provides emergency, short term housing and donations of food, clothing, furniture, school supplies, and money to individuals and families who are homeless or in a financial emergency.
3500 Sherrydale Lane, Decatur 30032; 404-486-2714
2090 North Druid Hills Road, Atlanta 30329; 404-486-2800
St. Vincent de Paul
Provides temporary housing to women and their children and emergency food services.
2050-C Chamblee Tucker Road, Atlanta 30341
United Way Hotline
Call to get help finding services in your area. All calls are confidential. Provides services in 140 languages.
24 hours a day, 7 days a week