Resources for Metro Atlanta residents who are being negatively affected or are in a position of need due to the coronavirus crisis

Housing and Food Assistance:

Atlanta COVID-19 Emergency Housing Assistance Program. Provides assistance with rent. This program includes support for artists and those who participate in cultural/creative work.

Crossroads Community Ministries
https://crossroadsatlanta.org/programs/
Crossroads provides emergency housing assistance that includes rent, utilities, food and transportation to qualified individuals in Fulton County.

Feeding GA Families
https://www.feedinggafamilies.org/
Feeding GA Families provides food services to families in need, with the food pantry service facility located in Fairburn, Georgia.

United Way of Greater Atlanta
https://www.unitedwayatlanta.org/need-help/
United Way of Greater Atlanta provides of broad range of services, including housing, food, and career support.

Atlanta Community Food Bank – Food Pantry Map Locator  or text “FOODFIND to 1-888-976-2232 to find a pantry near you.

Companies Adjusting Payments:

Atlanta Gas Light
AT&T
Charter Communications – Call 1-844-488-8395
Clayton County Water Authority
Comcast Cable
Georgia Power
Verizon

Resources from AARP:

Facebook: AARP will host a weekly live Coronavirus Information Tele-Town Hall on Thursdays at 1 pm (ET). The next call will be on Thursday, March 19, at 1 pm (ET). Government officials will answer your questions about avoiding coronavirus scams and providing resources for family caregivers. Call toll-free 855-274-9507 to join the live event. You can also listen to the live stream using the link below during the event. Please join us each week for the latest information on the coronavirus. Visit https://www.aarp.org/health/conditions-treatments/info-2020/tele-town-hall-coronavirus.html?intcmp=ALRT-VIRUS-TOWN-HALL to learn more.

Twitter: AARP will host a weekly live Coronavirus Information Tele-Town Hall. The next call will be on March 19, at 1 pm (ET). Government officials will answer your questions about avoiding coronavirus scams and providing resources for family caregivers. Visit https://www.aarp.org/health/conditions-treatments/info-2020/tele-town-hall-coronavirus.html?intcmp=ALRT-VIRUS-TOWN-HALL

AARP Website: You can find AARP’s coronavirus resources at www.aarp.org/coronavirus. We also point you to www.cdc.gov/coronavirus, and your local health agency for the latest information.

Mental Health and Substance Abuse Support:

  • GA CARES Warm Line: 1-844-326-5400 Assistance with Substance Abuse
  • Peer2Peer Warm Line: 1-888-945-1414 Mental Health support
  • The Summit Wellness Group – Comprehensive resource guides on a range of personal wellness topics, as well as Georgia Mental Health support
  • SAMHSA’s Treatment Locator – National database of approved Substance Abuse and Behavioral Health treatment centers
  • Detox Local – Features information for Substance Abuse recovery, as well as a directory of licensed detox centers