Groups related to UMCH:
Division of Family and Children Services (DFCS)
Georgia Association of Homes and Services for Children (GAHSC)
United Methodist Association
North Georgia Conference of the United Methodist Church
Alliance for Children and Families
Interfaith Children’s Movement
For help with food, housing, financial aid, etc.:
United Way 2-1-1: This site offers referrals to agencies in Atlanta’s 13 counties that can provide help. 2-1-1 addresses areas of need from food to diapers, financial aid, health care, housing, etc.
Georgia Housing Search: This site is a service brought to you from a partnership between the United Way and Georgia Department of Community Affairs to bring Georgians a current listing of affordable rentals.
SafeLink Wireless: This site provides free cell phones and minutes to clients who meet certain eligibility requirements (e.g., receive food stamps and/or TANF, or government housing).This is great for those are seeking a job but have no phone, as a working telephone number greatly increases your ability to gain contact with potential employers.
Help for grandparents raising grandchildren:
The Georgia Department of Human Resources, Division of Aging Services
United Way 2-1-1
Grandparents as Parents: A Survival Guide for Raising a Second Family, Sylvie De Toleda, 1995. A guidebook for any grandparent who is raising a grandchild.
Grandparents’ Rights: With Forms, Traci Truly, 2nd Edition 1999. Simple, legal explanation of the law regarding grandparent custody and visitation rights. Includes legal forms and example cases.
Child Welfare League of America
National Center on Grandparents Raising Children
The Foundation for Grandparenting
For job seekers:
Georgia Department of Labor