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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:

Family and Children Services Division (DFCS)    |    Aging Services Division (DAS)

Child Support Services Division (DCSS)    |    Residential Child Care Office (RCC)

Also check out this website for general info: www.dhr.ga.gov

UPCOMING EVENTS AND NOTICES:

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Henry Town Hall Meeting Set For Jan. 25

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 [...]

WAOK-AM–01/15/2014

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Fayetteville Hosts MLK Parade And Program

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. [...]

WAOK-AM–01/15/2014

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The King Center Kicks Off King Day Observance Festivities

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 [...]

WAOK-AM–01/10/2014

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Gwinnett Emergency Volunteer Course Available

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 [...]

WAOK-AM–01/08/2014

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Friends Of Dunwoody Library Host Book Sale

Friends of Dunwoody Host book sale will be held Jan 23-27 at the library at 5339 Chamblee Dunwoody Rd. A special preview for members is 1pm January 23. The sale will be open to the [...]

WAOK-AM–01/08/2014

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Friends of Dunwoody Library Host Book Sale

Friends of Dunwoody Host book sale will be held Jan 23-27 at the library at 5339 Chamblee Dunwoody Rd. A special preview for members is 1pm January 23. The sale will be open to the [...]

WAOK-AM–01/08/2014

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Peach Drop Underground Atlanta Ushers in 2014

Peach Drop 2014 at Underground Atlanta will take place Tuesday, Dec 31 11:00a. The 800-pound peach celebrates its 25th descent this year as hordes of revelers gather to festively segue into 2014. Organizers expect more [...]

WAOK-AM–12/26/2013

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Troops Free Fitness Classes

Atlanta’s Department of Parks and Recreation Kicks-Off Coca-Cola’s Troops for Fitness Program City of Atlanta to employ military veterans to lead free fitness and health classes at select Atlanta recreation centers. The City of Atlanta’s [...]

WAOK-AM–12/26/2013

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Kwanzaa Celebration Shrine of the Black Madonna

Happy Kwanzaa 2013. The social action committee of Atlanta and co-host will host artist, exibitions, entertainment, cultural markets and vendors for a celebration of the spiritual holiday from December 26 through January 1st at the [...]

12/26/2013

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BOBBY TILLMANS FAMILY (BFAM INC) PRESENT THE 4TH ANNUAL YOUTH AGAINST VIOLENCE WINTER CLOTHING DRIVE

Bobby Tillmans Family (BFAM Inc) present the 4th Annual Youth Against Violence winter clothing drive Saturday December 14th, 2013 from 1pm- to 6pm. Enjoy Music, Free Food and holiday cheer at Douglasville police station community [...]

WAOK-AM–12/04/2013

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