Help for Homeless Families – Homestretch, located in North Metro Atlanta is a 501C3 non-profit organization that offers short term housing for those who are not able to afford housing for themselves and their families. Homestretch wants to provide families a stable home for their children to grow in. To qualify for Homestretch, one must have minor children, currently be employed full-time as well as drug and alcohol free. Visit their website homestretch.org for more information.
Need a State Service – If you need a state service but don’t know which state agency or person to call for help, dial 1.800.georgia (1.800.436.7442) for immediate assistance. In the Atlanta area, the number is 678.georgia (678.436.7442). Agents are on duty Monday-Friday, 8am-6pm (closed on state holidays).
Use these links for information on the following agencies:
Also check out this website for general info: www.dhr.ga.gov
UPCOMING EVENTS AND NOTICES:
(AP/WAOK) — Filming for the movie “Selma” is scheduled in Selma next week. Casting director Cynthia Stillwell tells the Selma Times-Journal (http://bit.ly/1uHjEgR ) that extras are being fitted for their costumes this week, and work should begin Monday in Selma. Production designer [...]
The Lilburn Arts Alliance will host a discussion by local furniture maker Alan Harp at 7 p.m. Feb. 12 at Lilburn City Hall, 76 Main St. The talk is free and open to the public. [...]
DeKalb County reduced the euthanasia rate at its county shelter to 13 percent in December, the lowest point ever for the facility. The gains are part of an overhaul of the county’s animal services department, [...]
Alpharetta-based nonprofit Hire Heroes USA is the recipient of a three-year, $550,000 grant from the Altria Group to fund its veteran career transition program and services. The grant will help Hire Heroes USA assist over [...]
Civil rights activist, former Atlanta mayor and one time diplomat Andrew Young will give the keynote address at Kennesaw State University’s annual Martin Luther King Jr. holiday celebration, 6 p.m. Sunday at the Bailey Performance [...]
Fayette County families interested in hosting foreign high school exchange students this fall are being sought by the group Student American International. The state-approved program places students in local schools and ensures that they have [...]
Henry County Commissioner Bruce Holmes’ first town hall meeting of 2014 is scheduled for 9 a.m. Jan 25, at the Fairview Recreation Center, 35 Austin Road, Stockbridge. It will feature a State of the County [...]
Fayette County Public Schools and the Fayette County Branch of the NAACP will host the 14th annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Birthday Celebration Parade and celebration from 8:45 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday in Fayetteville. [...]
The King Center is getting back to the roots of King Day. Dr. Bernice King – CEO of The King Center – in partnership with the city of Atlanta, Councilman Kwanza Hall and State Senator [...]
The Gwinnett County Office Emergency Management Respoinse Team Training is being held from 6:30 to 9:30 pm Tuesday January 28th. Participants will learn basic disaster response skills. Eight session will be provided. with a review [...]