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Community Page

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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Help Ahimsa House Fight Domestic Violence

Are you or anyone you know a victim of Domestic violence? If so, is there a household pet? Many are not aware that pets are victims of domestic violence too. Ahimsa House is a nonprofit [...]

WAOK-AM–12/03/2013

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Start The Season With Toys For Tots

It’s that time of the year when Toys for Tots helps spread the Christmas spirit to children all over the world. This year help spread a little holiday cheer to children in the Metro-Atlanta area. [...]

WAOK-AM–12/03/2013

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GEORGIA STATE UNIVERSITY JAZZ COMBOS

Georgia State University Jazz Combos  8 p.m. December 3- April 15 Georgia State University School of Music students perform jazz standards, contemporary and Latin jazz in different combos at the  Florence Kopleff Recital Hall Cost: FREE and open to [...]

WAOK-AM–11/27/2013

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Kwanzaa Explosion 2013 – From Africa to Hip Hop Ignites the Holiday Season @ Southwest Arts Center

On Saturday December 28, 2013 Total Dance Dancical Productions, Inc. will ignite the holiday season with their 17th annual Kwanzaa Celebration at the Fulton County Southwest Arts Center, 915 New Hope Road, S.W., Atlanta, GA [...]

WAOK-AM–11/27/2013

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Center For Family Resources Holiday Food Drive

The Center for Family Resources will collect food and grocery store certificates Thursday November 21, 2013 at Jim R. Miller Park, 2245 Callaway Road, Marietta. The social service agency hopes to raise $75,000 for the [...]

WAOK-AM–11/20/2013

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Roswell’s Tellabration

The annual Roswell “Tellabration” will be held at 7:30 p.m. November 22 at the Roswell Adult Recreation Center, 830 Grimes Bridge Road. Tellabration celebrates and brings together regional storytellers to captivate and mesmerize the audience. [...]

WAOK-AM–11/20/2013

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Adopt-A-Senior Program

Looking for a way to give back this holiday season? The Henry County Council on Aging and Henry County Senior Services is looking for volunteers who want to adopt a senior for the holidays. The [...]

WAOK-AM–11/20/2013

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Cartlanta Recycling

The city of Atlanta is going green! As residents of this great city you can help lend a hand by participating in the residential recycling program Cartlanta. Remember to: place only acceptable items in your [...]

WAOK-AM–11/20/2013

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The North and Central Georgia Chorale Christmas Concert

The North and Central Georgia Concert Chorale, formerly known as The Cobb County Mass Choir, will be holding its Christmas Concert Sunday, December 15, 2013 at 5:00 pm. Come join in the celebration of the [...]

WAOK-AM–11/20/2013

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Zoo Atlanta Holds 100th Day Naming Ceremony For Twin Panda Cubs

The names of the twin Giant Panda cubs at Zoo Atlanta were revealed today in the 100th Day Naming Ceremony. The 100th Day Naming Ceremony is a milestone date in the Chinese tradition when pandas are [...]

WAOK-AM–10/23/2013