SOUTH ATLANTA// RESOURCE MANUAL DISTRIBUTED BY THE SOUTH ATLANTA CIVIC LEAGUE//SUMMER 2012

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1 SOUTH ATLANTA// RESOURCE MANUAL DISTRIBUTED BY THE SOUTH ATLANTA CIVIC LEAGUE//SUMMER 2012

2 INTRODUCTION// Greetings and welcome to Historic South Atlanta! My name is Russell Hopson and I am the president of the South Atlanta Civic League. As your new neighbor I would like to thank you for deciding to become a part of our wonderful community. As your civic league president I d like to offer you all of the resources at our disposal to make your transition and participation in our neighborhood as seamless and smooth as possible. South Atlanta and The South Atlanta Civic League have a rich history of community involvement, outreach and neighborhood pride. We are all mutually invested in the betterment and progression of our neighborhood, and you choosing this place to call home means the world to us. Please feel free to reach out to me, your neighbors and The South Atlanta Civic League with any of your neighborhood questions or concerns. We meet on the first Monday of every month at The Bethlehem Center (87 Thayer Avenue). We can be found online at and & (search South Atlanta ). Once again, welcome home to South Atlanta. Warmest Regards, Russell Hopson President - South Atlanta Civic League m: e: 2 South Atlanta Resource Manual

3 INDEX// Abuse Atlanta Volunteer Lawyers Foundation (AVLF) Domestic Violence Hotline GA Coalition Against Domestic Violence Men Stopping Violence Partnership against Domestic Violence Prevent Child Abuse Georgia Women s Resource Center to End Domestic Violence Addiction Alcoholics Anonymous Atlanta Crystal Meth Anonymous Atlanta Harm Reduction Coalition Atlanta Mission Catholic Charities Fulton County Alcohol & Drug Treatment Center Georgia Area Cocaine Anonymous Georgia Crisis & Access Line Governor s Hotline Narcotics Anonymous Recovery Consultants of Atlanta, Inc. (RCA, Inc.) Saint Jude s Outpatient Center Adult Literacy Atlanta-Fulton Public Library System Instructional Learning Center Atlanta Job Corps Center Atlanta Workforce Development Agency, The (AWDA) After-School Tutoring Boys & Girls Club (Joseph B. Whitehead) Community Study Hall City of Atlanta Atlanta City Integrity Line Number City Council Representative City of Atlanta Fire Department City of Atlanta Police Department Code Enforcement Neighborhood Deputies (NDs) Pothole Posse Trash Collection & Recycling Information Watershed Management, Department of Zoning Enforcement Babies/Children/Youth Babies Can t Wait Bethany Christian Services Boys & Girls Club (Joseph B. Whitehead) Children s at Egleston Children s at Hughes Spalding CHRIS Kids, Inc. Community Study Hall Babies/Children/Youth (continued) Mount Pleasant Baptist Church: Social Services Ministry Moving in the Spirit SafeHouse Outreach Villages at Carver Family YMCA, the Community Life Community Grounds Coffee Shop Community Clean-Up Neighborhood Deputies (NDs) Neighborhood Planning Units South Atlanta Neighborhood Schools Villages at Carver Family YMCA, the Discount Stores Atlanta Habitat for Humanity/ReStore Kamileon s Kloset Nearly New Shop Salvation Army, The South Atlanta Marketplace Domestic Violence Atlanta Volunteer Lawyers Foundation (AVLF) Domestic Violence Hotline GA Coalition Against Domestic Violence Domestic Violence: SAFE Men Stopping Violence Partnership against Domestic Violence Women s Resource Center to End Domestic Violence Education Atlanta Public Schools Atlanta Public Schools Board of Education Atlanta Public Schools System Directory Information Atlanta Public Schools Family Involvement Center Atlanta Public Schools - Homework Hotline GED (FREE) Practice Websites SafeHouse Outreach Save money for college in Georgia South Atlanta Neighborhood Schools Emergency Financial Assistance Atlanta Urban Ministry Domestic Violence Hotline Food Stamp Information Fulton Atlanta Community Action Authority Midtown Assistance Center Partnership against Domestic Violence Salvation Army, The Sullivan Center, The

4 INDEX// Emergency Assistance/Services City of Atlanta Fire Department City of Atlanta Police Department Georgia Crisis & Access Line Georgia Suicide And Crisis Hotline (Fulton County) Crisis Counseling Employment Atlanta Job Corps Center Atlanta Workforce Development Agency Catholic Charities Center for Black Women s Wellness Georgia Department of Labor Goodwill Career Center Jewish Family & Career Services Kamileon s Kloset SafeHouse Outreach Sullivan Center, The Urban League of Greater Atlanta Family Bethany Christian Services Families First Project Healthy Grandparents (PHG) Financial Assistance/Resources Atlanta Micro Fund Catholic Charities Consumer Credit Counseling Service of Greater Atlanta Food Stamp Information Fulton Atlanta Community Action Authority SafeLink Wireless Sullivan Center, The Food Community Grounds Coffee Shop Atlanta Community Food Bank Food Stamp Information GA Citizens Coalition on Hunger Mount Pleasant Baptist Church: Social Services Ministry Senior Citizen Services Fulton County Fulton Atlanta Community Action Authority Fulton County Alcohol & Drug Treatment Center Fulton County Animal Services Fulton County Commissioner Fulton County Tell Line Trash Collection & Recycling Information Health Services Care and Counseling Center of Georgia Center for Black Women s Wellness GeorgiaCares Good Samaritan Health Center Atlanta Grant Park Clinic PeachCare for Kids SafeHouse Outreach Saint Joseph s Mercy Care Services Saint Jude s Outpatient CenterSaint Jude s Outpatient Center Homeless Services Atlanta Center for Self Sufficiency Atlanta Mission Crossroads Community Ministries Fulton Atlanta Community Action Authority Gateway: 24/7 Homeless Services Center Genesis Shelter Home Depot Clinics Initiative for Affordable Housing Lowes How-To Clinics Midtown Assistance Center SafeHouse Outreach Travelers Aid of Metro Atlanta Home Maintenance Atlanta Habitat for Humanity/ReStore Home Depot Clinics Lowes How-To Clinics Senior Citizen Services Southeast Energy Assistance Hospitals Children s at Egleston Children s at Hughes Spalding Emory University Hospital Midtown Good Samaritan Health Center Atlanta Grady Memorial Hospital Housing Atlanta Habitat for Humanity/ReStore Center for Family Resources, The Charis Community Housing Genesis Shelter GlenCastle Transitional Apartments HomeSafe Georgia Initiative for Affordable Housing Individual Development Accounts Atlanta Micro Fund United Way of Atlanta, The

5 INDEX// Informational Resources Community Housing Resource Center Small Business Administration United Way of Atlanta, The Legal Services Atlanta Legal Aid Society Atlanta Volunteer Lawyers Foundation (AVLF) Southside Legal Center Neighborhood Concerns Code Enforcement Community Clean-Up Neighborhood Deputies (NDs) Pothole Posse Zoning Enforcement Neighborhood Organizations Neighborhood Planning Units South Atlanta Civic League Parenting Catholic Charities Center for Black Women s Wellness Jewish Family & Career Services SafeHouse Outreach South Atlanta Resources Adopt-A-Grandparent Bethlehem Senior Center Community Grounds Coffee Shop Community Study Hall Metro Merge Mount Pleasant Baptist Church South Atlanta Civic League South Atlanta Marketplace South Atlanta Neighborhood Schools Villages at Carver Family YMCA, the Transitional Housing Center for Family Resources, The Genesis Shelter GlenCastle Transitional Apartments Initiative for Affordable Housing Utilities Brinks: Home Security Catholic Charities Georgia Natural Gas Georgia Power SafeLink Wireless Southeast Energy Assistance Trash Collection & Recycling Information Pregnancy Atlanta Care Center Atlanta Pregnancy Resource Center Babies Can t Wait Care Net Pregnancy Resource Center of Atlanta Center for Black Women s Wellness SafeHouse Outreach Prostitution (Prevention and Wellness Recovery) Atlanta Harm Reduction Coalition Self-Employment Resources Center for Black Women s Wellness Small Business Administration Senior Citizens Adopt-A-Grandparent Bethlehem Senior Center Community Housing Resource Center Intergenerational Resource Center, Inc. Jewish Family & Career Services Project Healthy Grandparents (PHG) Senior Citizen Services Senior Connections Southeast Energy Assistance

6 A// Adopt-A-Grandparent 750 Glenwood Avenue SE (P) Adopt-A-Grandparent brings adults into healthy relationships with seniors, who need and desire a supportive relationship with caring volunteers. Alcoholics Anonymous (P) Atlanta Care Center 1718 Peachtree Street, Suite 496 (P) Hotline: CARE National Hotline: HELP Mon - Thurs 9:30 AM 5 PM Sat 9:30 AM 1 PM The Atlanta Care Center helps women facing unplanned pregnancies. The Center provides free medical quality pregnancy tests, as well helps explain to you every option you have if you really are pregnant. All services are confidential and free of charge. Atlanta Center for Self Sufficiency 75 Peachtree Place NW (P) AM to 12PM Walk-In Services 2 PM to 4 PM By Appointment Only The ACSS transforms lives by helping homeless men and women gain self-sufficiency through personalized employment readiness and life-stabilization programs. Programs and services include: Café 458, a life stabilization program; the EDGE an employment readiness program; Community Voic , as well as the Clean Street Team. Café 458 (Life Stabilization Program) (P) The EDGE (Employment Readiness Program)/Clean Street Team (P) Atlanta City Integrity Line Number (P) Calls are answered by an independent hotline provider, which increases confidentiality and neutrality. Callers are issued a case number and, within 24 hours, a written report is sent to the City where the case is assigned to an ethics, audit, or compliance investigator. Appropriate hotline complaints include theft and fraud; accounting and audit irregularities; misuse of city property; inappropriate gifts and gratuities; improper dealings with customers and vendors; illegal harassment and discrimination; and threats or violence. 1 South Atlanta Resource Manual//

7 A// Atlanta Community Food Bank 732 Joseph E. Lowery Blvd. NW, Atlanta, GA The ACFB Community Garden Initiative assists predominately low-income neighborhoods with planning and organizing community gardens. Atlanta Crystal Meth Anonymous atlantacma.org Crystal Meth Anonymous is a fellowship of people for whom crystal meth has become a serious problem. The only requirement for membership is a desire to stay clean and lead a sober life. There are no dues or membership lists; each group is self-supporting through its own contributions. The members of Crystal Meth Anonymous meet regularly to share support and fellowship, and create a safe environment to stay clean. The fellowship advocates complete abstinence from crystal meth, alcohol, inhalants, as well as all other mind-altering substances. Atlanta-Fulton Public Library System Instructional Learning Center 1 Margaret Mitchell Square (P) Mon Thurs 9AM to 8PM The Atlanta-Fulton Central Public Library provides study materials, free registration booklets, language, literacy & ESL services, computer classes, and GED classes in its Instructional Learning Center. Adults, who need help learning how to read, are matched with volunteer tutors. Instructional Learning Center Location: 4th Floor of Central Library (P) Atlanta Habitat for Humanity/ReStore 519 Memorial Drive SE (P) Office hours Mon - Fri 8:30AM to 5PM ReStore hours Tues-Sat 9AM to 4PM The ReStore sells quality new building materials, tools, hardware, fixtures, and various other home renovation supplies. The merchandise is marked down at least 50-75% off retail prices. It is open to the general public. South Atlanta Resource Manual// 2

8 A// Atlanta Harm Reduction Coalition 472 Paines Avenue NW (P) The Atlanta Harm Reduction Coalition, Inc. is a Prevention and Wellness organization. Our mission is to empower adults currently engaged in high-risk lifestyles. This includes those who are active or chronic relapse substance users, alcoholics, sex workers and/or homeless. They provide them with choices to make safer life decisions. Atlanta Job Corps Center 239 W. Lake Avenue NW, Atlanta, Georgia (P) (P) atlanta.jobcorps.gov A free education and career training program for people between the ages of to learn career skills, earn their high school diploma or GED, and gain the confidence necessary to begin a successful career. Individuals can apply online to participate with Job Corps. Ninety percent of students enrolled in Job Corps are residential students. Each of the 19 centers in the Atlanta Region provides dorms on campus, and students live with roommates. Atlanta Legal Aid Society 151 Spring Street, NW (P) The Atlanta Legal Aid Society works to help their clients deal with some of life s most basic needs a safe home, enough food to eat, a decent education, protection against fraud, and personal safety. They provide representation in civil (non-criminal) matters. Atlanta Micro Fund Lang-Carson Community Center, 100 Flat Shoals Avenue (P) The Atlanta Micro Fund (AMF) provides funding and business management assistance to micro businesses located in metropolitan Atlanta. The organization operates a micro loan, Individual Development Account (IDA), and business management assistance program. Atlanta Pregnancy Resource Center 3983 LaVista Road, Suite 108, Tucker, Georgia HELP Atlanta Pregnancy Resource Center seeks to serve and care for women and families in pregnancy-related circumstances. The center offers the following services FREE of charge: pregnancy testing, ultrasound, 3 South Atlanta Resource Manual//

9 consultation with trained volunteers regarding pregnancy options, post-abortion recovery and support, material assistance and resources, emotional support throughout the pregnancy, as well as healthcare referrals that support life. Atlanta Public Schools Atlanta Public Schools Board of Education (P) Atlanta Public Schools System Directory Information (P) Atlanta Public Schools Family Involvement Center 130 Trinity Avenue, SW (P) A// The Atlanta Public Schools Family Involvement Center (FIC) helps parents to enhance parenting skills and encourages active involvement in their child s education through the following services: counseling, social work, psychological and health services. The FIC assists parents with challenges in the following areas: health, alcohol/drug abuse, teenage pregnancy, family crisis intervention, and underachieving students. The Family Involvement Center offers Wonderful Wednesday Workshops each month at the Howard Building. The one-hour workshops are conducted by FIC staff or leading consultants in the field, and begin at 11 a.m. Topics of particular interest to parents are presented over a light lunch. The FIC also holds parent workshops in the schools. Announcements will be sent out about seminars to be held in your area. If you need help, call the Family Involvement Center. Atlanta Public Schools - Homework Hotline (P) Homework Hotline is available Monday through Thursday, 3:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m., except during holiday and semester breaks. The Homework Hotline service is FREE. Before calling, you should have the following items: Textbook (if available) Homework assignment Paper Pen or pencil Calculator (if needed) Information you ll need... You will be asked to give your first name, grade level and name of school. Also give the textbook title, and description of homework problem or assignment. South Atlanta Resource Manual// 4

10 A// Atlanta Mission (P) The Atlanta Mission runs substance abuse recovery programs, offering residential care to hundreds of men, women, and women with children free to those in need. Programs are faith-based. The average stay is 18 months. The Shepherd s Inn (P) The Shepherd s Inn provides emergency shelter for men. Guests of the shelter are provided hot showers, clean clothes, nutritious food and a safe place to sleep. Guests also have access to social workers who make referrals to community resources for those seeking health care, addiction recovery or job health. The Potter s House (Northeast Georgia Campus) (P) , ex 5103 The Potter s House is a Christ-centered, Bible-based residential recovery program for chemically addicted men who express a sincere willingness to change. My Sister s House 921 Howell Mill Road NW, Atlanta, Georgia (P) My Sister s House is a Christian crisis emergency shelter and long-term residential recovery program for women suffering with addiction issues, alcohol & drugs, codependency, as well as for women fleeing abusive relationships. It also serves as a therapeutic child development center for the children of women residing at My Sister s House. Fuqua Hall (P) Fuqua Hall offers affordable, transitional housing for men who have completed Atlanta Mission Shelter or Recovery Programs. Fuqua Hall consists of 92 single unit apartments for clients who volunteer, work fulltime and/ or attend school. The transitional housing program is a minimum of six months and graduation depends on successful completion of client and program goals. Individuals coming out of homelessness are often overcoming tragic losses, difficult circumstances or destructive lifestyles. Transitional Housing programs provide extended support that help men navigate the immediate transition to independent living. 5 South Atlanta Resource Manual//

11 A//B// Atlanta Urban Ministry 458 Ponce de Leon Avenue, NE, Atlanta, Georgia (P) The ministry provides emergency assistance to people who need help with rent, utilities, food, counseling and referrals. Eligible families can call for direct assistance or be referred by our partner agencies. Documentation must be provided to verify address, source of income, income amount and number in family. Atlanta Volunteer Lawyers Foundation (AVLF) Suite 1750 North Tower, 235 Peachtree Street, NE, Atlanta, Georgia (P) ALVF represents residents of Fulton County or those who have cases that can be resolved in a Fulton County Court. Eligibility is determined in a number of ways, including case type consumer issues, domestic violence, divorce arising from a violent relationship, wills & advance directives, Chapter 7 Bankruptcy, and special education - and household income. ALVF is a leading legal advocate for victims of domestic violence in the metropolitan Atlanta area. ALVF coordinates the provision of FREE legal services for low-income Fulton County residents by private lawyers. Atlanta Workforce Development Agency, The (AWDA) 818 Pollard Boulevard, SW Hours of Operation: Monday Friday, 8 AM 5 PM Client Orientation of Services: Monday Thursday, 8:30 AM The AWADA is a bureau of the City of Atlanta. Its primary purpose is to administer employment and training programs to the citizens of Atlanta. It offers: Job Seeking Services, Training Services, Literacy Services, a Resource Library, Computer Labs, Career Counseling, Job Fairs, Labor Market Information, and Agency Referrals. Every Tuesday from 8 AM 11 AM, the Atlanta Workforce Development Agency (AWDA) hosts a job fair at its headquarters located at 818 Pollard Boulevard, Atlanta, Georgia The sign-in desk for the job fair closes promptly at 11 AM, so arrive early; some companies will interview applicants until noon. All job candidates are asked to dress in business attire and bring multiple resume copies. For more information, visit Babies Can t Wait Babies Can t Wait Program Manager Suite , Peachtree Street, NW, Atlanta, Georgia Babies Can t Wait provides early intervention services to families who have children from birth to age 3 experiencing developmental delays or disabilities. Service fees are based on a sliding fee scale. South Atlanta Resource Manual// 6

12 B// Bethany Christian Services 6645 Peachtree Dunwoody Road, NE, Atlanta, GA (P) Bethany Christian Services is the nation s largest adoption agency, and they also care for women facing unplanned pregnancies. Their comprehensive services include adoption, temporary foster care, counseling, training, and family support. Intensive Family Intervention (IFI): provides services for children and youth with behavioral, emotional, and/or mental health problems. Safe Families: provides temporary childcare for families in crisis. (P) FRAME-Works: Family Relationships Anchored in Marriage Education FRAME FRAME-Works teaches relationship building and communication skills to couples who are not married and are expecting a child together or have a child 3 months or younger together. Birthparent Counseling: offers free pregnancy counseling to birth parents and pregnant women. Bethlehem Senior Center 87 Thayer Avenue, SE, Atlanta, GA (P) Weekday programming is provided for independent seniors 60 and above who have limited resources. From 10 AM to 2 PM Monday through Friday the Bethlehem Senior Center provides fellowship, meals, arts and crafts, fitness and health programming, music, cultural activities, seasonal events, education on consumer matters and personal safety, as well as spiritual enrichment and counseling. Boys & Girls Club (Joseph B. Whitehead) 1900 Lakewood Avenue, SW, Atlanta, GA (P) From games and athletics to drug prevention workshops, Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Atlanta offers young people a range of fun and productive activities. Clubs are open each day after school from 3 p.m. to 9 p.m., when research has shown children to be most vulnerable to gangs, violence and other risky behaviors. In the summer, Clubs and special summer-only sites open their doors all day to young people with nowhere else to go. A trained, caring staff implements proven youth development strategies and creates a stable, supportive environment for children and teens ages six to 18. Specially designed programs concentrate on developing job readiness, study skills, leadership, self-esteem, good health and social responsibility among Boys & Girls Club members. 7 South Atlanta Resource Manual//

13 B//C// Brinks: Home Security (P) Care and Counseling Center of Georgia 1814 Clairmont Rd, Decatur, GA (P) Mon Thurs 8AM to 7PM Fri 9AM to 4PM The Care and Counseling Center of Georgia is a nonprofit, ecumenical organization offering counseling, pastoral care and education to individuals, couples, families and organizations. Care and Counseling is built upon a strong foundation: a union of two established counseling programs formerly known as the Georgia Association for Pastoral Care and The Verdery Center for Pastoral Care and Counseling of the Georgia Baptist Health Care System. Care Net Pregnancy Resource Center of Atlanta 100 Edgewood Avenue, Suite 1650, Atlanta, GA Care Net is committed to helping women and men positively deal with an unexpected pregnancy by providing practical assistance during and after the pregnancy, as well as emotional support. They have trained advocates who work with each client to provide accurate information and education concerning all options. We offer a safe, loving and non-judgmental environment. Care Net offers the following free and confidential services at their center: free pregnancy tests, abortion alternatives, community referrals, mentoring, post abortion counseling, social services referrals, housing referrals, physician and clinic referrals, as well as sensitive and confidential counseling. Forth coming services include: ultrasounds, STD testing, parenting classes, abortion recovery program, abstinence classes, Earn While You Learn program, as well as a baby and maternity clothing store. Catholic Charities 680 W. Peachtree Street, NW, Atlanta, Georgia (P) (P) Direct line for the financial assistance for rent, utilities, and/or food. Tues/Thurs 10AM to 5PM The last week of every month is dedicated to administrative work. They will not be providing employment services during that week. The staff works directly with individuals, who currently are looking for employment. A full assessment of the individual s interests and employment skills is completed and matches are made using available job vacancy information. Individuals also may be assisted in participating in computer classes, mock interviews, resume building and training programs. The staff assists individuals with finding and securing suitable employment at a livable wage, and also follows up and provides support to insure that individuals are able to maintain their employment. South Atlanta Resource Manual// 8

14 C// Parenting Services (P) Provides: Parent-Talk, parent education and support; Home visitation and modeling; Mentor relationships through the Catholic Services Atlanta WINGS Program; and FREE baby supplies/ layettes. Pregnancy Services (P) For pregnant women, who are in crisis about their pregnancy, homeless or in an unstable living situation, or are undecided about their future plans, Catholic Charities Atlanta provides FREE, professional counseling to assist the women and their families with decision making, problem solving, and goal setting. Village of St. Joseph Counseling Services, The 600 W. Peachtree Street, NW, Suite 600, Atlanta, Georgia (P) The Village of St. Joseph Counseling Services offers individual, couples, family, children, adolescent and group counseling provided by highly qualified, professional counselors. Problems that are routinely addressed and resolved include marital and family conflict, adolescent issues, depression, anxiety and stress as well as the difficulties that are encountered in different life stages. Programs offered include: parent education, couples communication, substance abuse groups. A standard fee is charged. However, adjustments may be made on the basis of personal financial need. Heal insurance may also apply. Nobody will be turned away for financial reasons. Center for Black Women s Wellness 477 Windsor Street, Suite 309, Atlanta, Georgia (P) The Center for Black Women s Wellness (CBWW) is a non-profit organization that provides free and lowcost services to empower black women and their families toward physical, mental and economic wellness. CWWW offers preventative health services, maternal & child health services, mental health screening & referrals, as well as self-employment training. Center for Family Resources, The 995 Roswell Street, NE, Suite 100, Marietta, GA (P) The Center for Family Resources offers affordable housing in individual apartment homes. Charis Community Housing 750 Glenwood Avenue, SE, Atlanta, Georgia chariscommunity.org/ 9 South Atlanta Resource Manual//

15 C// Children s at Egleston 1405 Clifton Road NE (P) Located on the Emory University campus, Children s at Egleston offers many services including and Emergency department and cardiac and transplant centers. Children s at Hughes Spalding 35 Jesse Hill Jr. Drive (P) Located in downtown Atlanta, Children s at Hughes Spalding features 24-hour emergency care, an in-patient unit, radiology services, and specialty care outpatient areas among its pediatric services. Thousands of children in metro Atlanta are treated for allergies, asthma, diabetes, seizures, feeding disorders, sickle cell, autism, cerebral palsy and many other pediatric conditions each year. CHRIS Kids, Inc Clairmont Rd NE, Suite A (P) CHRIS (creativity, honor, respect, integrity and safety) Kids, Inc is an agency that provides programs for children in foster care with mental health and other therapeutic needs. Its mission is to heal children, strengthen families and build community. City Council Representative District 1 (South Atlanta Neighborhood) 55 Trinity Avenue, SW (P) Your councilmember is a part-time legislator. As the Legislative Branch of City Government, Council s responsibilities are limited by the City Charter to establishing policy and enacting laws. City of Atlanta Fire Department Station 2 (South Atlanta Neighborhood) 1568 Jonesboro Road, SE The City of Atlanta Fire Department provides and installs free smoke detectors for any home in Atlanta. City of Atlanta Police Department Zone 3 Precinct Headquarters 880 Cherokee Avenue South Atlanta Resource Manual// 10

16 C// Code Enforcement (P) Call to report the following violations of the Housing Codes: open & vacant buildings fire damaged buildings dilapidated buildings (roof caving in, walls leaning, etc.) general housing problems (structural electrical, etc.) yard violations (overgrown, old furniture, appliances, junk, trash, and debris) junk cars Community Grounds Coffee Shop 1297 Jonesboro Road, Atlanta, GA (P) A neighborhood coffee shop and gathering place, Community Grounds exists to provide an amazing cup of coffee in an atmosphere that stimulates conversations, inspires creativity, encourages unlikely connections, and builds lasting community in the neighborhoods of South Atlanta and Lakewood Heights. We are a part of FCS Urban Ministries, Community Economic Development program. Community Clean-Up Keep Atlanta Beautiful (P) One of the greatest means to fight crime is to create a sense of community and to connect with your neighbors. Community clean-ups are one means of doing this. The City of Atlanta s Keep Atlanta Beautiful Program will deliver and remove for FREE a 20 or 40 yard roll-off container, which are scheduled on a first-come, first-served basis, and will supply other materials. The roll-off containers are available from 7:30 AM to 11 AM. Anything accumulated after the removal of the container will be collected during the week. You will need to give the following information when you call for supplies: The names of the streets to be impacted by the clean-up Types of materials to be picked up/cleaned up Date of the event A contact person. Community Garden America the Beautiful Fund Department N, 219 Shoreham Building, Washington, DC Send a self-addressed and stamped envelop to the America the Beautiful Fund, Department N, 219 Shoreham Building, Washington, DC to receive a grant for free seeds to start a community garden. 11 South Atlanta Resource Manual//

17 C// Community Housing Resource Center 659 Auburn Avenue, NE, Studio 153, Atlanta, Georgia (P) The Community Housing Resource Center is perhaps the best place to inquire about low or no-cost home maintenance and repair services in the City of Atlanta. It s not the place to find a contractor, but the place to find a volunteer project or non-profit organization specializing in home repair. CHRC exists in large part to provide information. Use it! Home Repair Program: Owner-occupied home repair service for seniors. To contact the repair team call ext Accessibility Inspections: Home inspection service focusing on long-term accessibility. Safe Homes for Seniors: A service combining minor home repair providers with in-house healthcare providers. Community Study Hall 124 Thirkield Avenue, SE, Atlanta, GA (P) A volunteer-led after-school tutoring program for the children of the South Atlanta Neighborhood staffed by residents of South Atlanta. The program is run on Tuesdays and Thursdays in the basement of Henry M. White United Methodist Church. Consumer Credit Counseling Service of Greater Atlanta 100 Edgewood Avenue, Suite 1800, Atlanta, Georgia (P) CCCS (2227) Free Budget Counseling. CCCS professional counselors offer individual, confidential advice for developing budgets, managing money, using credit wisely and building a savings plan. Our advisors will review your current situation and collaborate with you to determine the best possible financial strategies, offering solutions to your current financial problems as well as personalized plans for preventing financial pitfalls in the years to come. The counseling service also is offered online. Debt Management & Repayment Plans. This program is a systematic way to pay down outstanding dept through monthly deposits to CCCS, which in turn distributes these funds to creditors. CCCS works with clients and creditors alike to design a debt repayment program that will minimize monthly payments, interest and related fees, providing a manageable, tailored plan for each client. The counseling service also is offered online. South Atlanta Resource Manual// 12

18 C//D//E//F// Crossroads Community Ministries 420 Courtland Street NE, Atlanta, Georgia (P) The mission of Crossroads is to empower people who are homeless to move to economic and personal self-sufficiency. Crossroads has 3 programs. The point of entry through which most of their homeless guests enter is Clyde s Kitchen which provides them with a hot, nourishing meal. From there their guests participate with either the Renewal Project or Angels over Atlanta. The Renewal Project is a 90-day stabilization program. Angels over Atlanta provides support for those with mental and/or physical disabilities. Domestic Violence Hotline (P) SAFE (P) Help is available to callers 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Hotline advocates are available for victims and anyone calling on their behalf to provide crisis intervention, safety planning, information and referrals to agencies in all 50 states, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Assistance is available in English and Spanish with access to more than 170 languages through interpreter services. Emory University Hospital Midtown 550 Peachtree St NE (P) Staffed exclusively by School of Medicine faculty who also are members of The Emory Clinic, the hospital is renowned as one of the nation s leaders in cardiology and cardiac surgery, oncology, transplantation and the neurosciences. Families First Counseling Services (P) Mon Thurs 9AM to 9PM Fri 9AM to 5PM Families First counseling programs help people cope with life s unexpected and sometimes tragic twists and turns. Staff members provide individual, group and family counseling services to assist them with problems like divorce, domestic violence, serious illness, drug and alcohol abuse, parent-child conflicts, HIV/ AIDS, and the death of a loved one. Food Stamp Information Atlanta Food Stamps 47 Trinity Avenue, SW, Atlanta, Georgia (P) Fulton County Food Stamps 515 Fairburn Road, SW, Atlanta, GA (P) South Atlanta Resource Manual//

19 F// Fulton County Food Stamps 1658 Willingham Drive, College Park, Georgia (P) Fulton Atlanta Community Action Authority (P) East Atlanta facaa.org Fulton Atlanta Community Action Authority Authority provides energy assistance to prevent disconnection; assistance to avoid evictions and foreclosures; resources and benefits to ensure shelter or housing with goal-orientated case management; as well as emergency food assistance. Fulton County Alcohol & Drug Treatment Center (P) :00 AM 3:00 PM Monday Friday Call for an appointment. Fee: Sliding Scale Accepts Medicaid, Medicare, Private Insurance Fulton County Residents Only. Fulton County Animal Services (P) Fulton County Animal Services provides animal and rabies control services to unincorporated Fulton County and the incorporated limits of the city of Atlanta. Regular field operation service is Monday Friday from 7 AM to 10:30 PM and Saturday 8 AM 5 PM. Limited and emergency animal control also is provided after hours, on Sundays and on holidays. Problems with barking dogs are a violation of the noise ordinance that is enforced by the local police department; however, we can provide information on how pet owners can address this problem. Fulton County Commissioner District 6 (South Atlanta Neighborhood) While each county elected official performs the duties of their individual elective office, the board of county commissioners performs administrative and fiscal duties that coordinate total county operations. Fulton County Tell Line (P) TELL The Fulton County Tell Line responds to citizen complaints that pertain to code enforcement, erosion control, water bans, water quality, scrap tire and other environmental issues of unincorporated Fulton County. South Atlanta Resource Manual// 14

20 G// GA Coalition Against Domestic Violence (P) HAVEN The Georgia Coalition Against Domestic Violence brings together member agencies, allied organizations and supportive individuals who are committed to ending domestic violence. GA Citizens Coalition on Hunger 9 Gammon Avenue, SE, Atlanta, GA (P) Call Mon - Fri 10:30 AMto 4:30 PM Hotline for food and bill assistance. Gateway: 24/7 Homeless Services Center 275 Pryor Street SW, Atlanta, Georgia (P) The Gateway Center is the centerpiece of the Regional Commission on Homelessness effort to impact chronic homelessness. The Gateway Center is the point of entry the gateway to the community s continuum of care created to help homeless individuals move out of dependency. The Gateway Center offers homeless individuals an opportunity to disconnect from the issues that contributed to their homelessness by connecting them with the specific services they need to move toward self-sufficiency. GED (FREE) Practice Websites Genesis Shelter 173 Boulevard NE, Atlanta, GA (P) Genesis Shelter accepts homeless families with at least one young child up to 2 years old. Georgia Area Cocaine Anonymous (P) Cocaine Anonymous is a fellowship of men and women who share their experience, strength and hope with each other so that they may solve their common problem and help others to recover from their addiction. The only requirement for membership is a desire to stop using cocaine and all other mind-altering substances. There are no dues or fees for membership; we are fully self supporting through our own contributions. Our primary purpose is to stay free from cocaine and all other mind-altering substances, and to help others achieve the same freedom. 15 South Atlanta Resource Manual//

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