RESOURCES IN RESPONSE TO COVID-19
Dekalb County School District (Students)
The DeKalb County School District (DCSD) will expand the number of meal sites per region. This will allow more students to receive meals within each Region. DCSD meal service will be available for students in 21 locations and in conjunction with DeKalb Government afternoon snack sites, food will be available in a total of 30 sites.
Georgia WIC is open and available for Women, Infants, and Children during the COVID-19 Pandemic. Contact your local WIC office for adjusted COVID-19 services available in your area.
Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)
Effective Monday, March 23, DFCS offices are temporarily reducing in-person operations to prevent the spread of COVID-19. As a result, we encourage you to use self-service options during this time. Click for more.
Atlanta Food Bank
Helping vulnerable neighbors to find the food they need through both web- and text-based pantry locator tools. Individuals can text "FINDFOOD" for responses in English or "COMIDA" for responses in Spanish to 888-976-2232. Users are prompted to enter their zip code or address to enable location services for nearby food pantries. Those seeking help can also find available pantries using the COVID-19 Help Click for more.
No-contact drive through service providing free diners and snacks for children 0-18 & adults. M-F, 2pm-4pm. Click for more.
Dekalb County Recreation Center
Recreation Centers are open as a resource for students to pick up snacks from 3:30PM-4:30PM, Mondays through Fridays. Click for more.
Open: M/W/F 11a.m. - 2p.m. Make an appointment to pick up food or household supplies at our Dunwoody campus or delivery is available. To make an appointment call us at: 770.677.9389 or visit online.
The Giving Kitchen- Food Service Workers click for more.
Jewish Family & Career Services of Atlanta click for more.
The county’s 317 Meals on Wheels clients will continue to be served as normal.
The North DeKalb, South DeKalb, DeKalb-Atlanta and East DeKalb (Bruce Street) senior centers will be open to distribute meals to their 559 customers only. Seniors will be able to pick up their meals between 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. Monday through Friday. Senior customers of these centers who do not have transportation should call 770-322-2950 from 9 a.m to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.
Empower Line (Seniors)
Emergency Financial Assistance
- Latin American Association
- Empower Line (seniors)
- Salvation Army
- United Way
- Dekalb County Rent/Mortgage Assist :UPDATED 9/9/2020
- DeKalb County Resources
- ClearPoint, a national, nonprofit credit counseling agency at 800-251-2227 (866-559-8198 for Spanish) or visit ClearPoint’s website.
LIHEAP The Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program is a federally funded energy assistance program that helps low- and fixed-income families meet their energy needs during the heating season. Eligibility is based on several factors, including fuel type, geographic region, household size and income. Call 404-657-3426 or 877-423-4746.
Atlanta Gas Light offers a Senior Citizens Discount Program Customers 65 years of age or older who have a total annual combined household income of $25,520 or less are eligible for up to a $14 monthly discount on their base charge. Natural gas service must be in the customer's name to be eligible. Get the online application through our website at.
H.E.A.T. Heating Energy Assistance Team 678-406-0212 (option 1) [email protected]
Project Share of the Salvation Army, call 800-257-4273 or visit the website.
St. Vincent DePaul Society, call 770-458-9607 or visit the website.
Free internet for low-income households - enables free Xfinity wifi hot spots around the county and has no disconnections or late fees for 60 days.
AT&T is not terminating any wireless, home phone or broadband service, is waiving late payment fees, removing data caps and is keeping wifi hotspots open for free.
Georgia Emergency Management and Homeland Security has compiled in regards to utility payment postponement. It is subject to change:
- AT&T – 60 days from March 13
- Atlanta Gas Light – Until April 13
- Georgia Power – 30 days from March 14
- North Georgia EMC – Until further notice
- Planters Electric Membership Corporation – Until April 15
- Scana Energy – Until April 13
- Southern Company – Until further notice
- U.S. Department of Housting and Urban Development – 60 days from March 18
- Walton EMC – Until further notice
- Windstream – Until May 12
- Xfinity/Comcast – 60 days
The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) has designated all counties in Georgia eligible for low-interest federal disaster loans for working capital to small businesses suffering substantial economic injury as a result of the Coronavirus (COVID-19). Georgia small businesses impacted by COVID-19 are now eligible to apply for Economic Injury Disaster Loans (EIDL). Please note the deadline is December 18th, 2020.
Apply online, receive additional disaster assistance information and download applications or call SBA’s Customer Service Center at (800) 659-2955 or email [email protected] for more information. Individuals who are deaf or hard of hearing may call (800) 877-8339.
Federal loan interest and payments waived for at least 60 days, details on how to apply will be posted on the U.S. Department of Education Coronavirus Website.
Mental Health Resources
The outbreak of COVID-19 may be stressful for many people and communities. This time can bring about strong and or overwhelming emotions in all of us. If you need to talk to someone, these resources are confidential and available for free 24/7
- National Suicide Prevention Life Line or call 1-800-273-8255
- Text HOME to 741-741 for Crisis Text Line
- Disaster Distress Hotline or call 1-800-985-5990 or text TALKWITHUS to 66-746
- The Trevor Project (LGBTQ youth) or call 1-866-488-7386 or Text START to 678-678
- The National Domestic Violence Hotline or call 1-800-799-7233 or text LOVEIS to 22-522
Childcare for First Responders
YMCA branch locations will deliver childcare for thousands of healthcare workers and emergency responders on the frontlines of COVID-19. This program allows hospitals and emergency services to remain fully staffed in order to protect and care for our community. Online Registration for First Responders, Hospital Staff and Frontline Workers
Participating hospitals post daily shifts open to meal donations and local restaurants providing take-out meals. You can donate meals and help generate needed business for restaurants and feed our brave healthcare workers.
DeKalb County and City of Stonecrest police officers, firefighters, and emergency medical service workers as well as Emory Hillandale Hospital staff will receive lunch for free March 30th and 31st from 1PM-5PM.