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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:

Atlanta Religious Leaders Tell Elected Officials That Voting Is Sacred

African-American and white clergy in Atlanta held a prayer vigil and news conference on Thursday, September 18, 2014, at the Martin Luther King, Jr. National Historic Site. They called on Georgia Governor Nathan Deal, Secretary of State Brian Kemp and State Senator Fran Millar to “honor the legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr. by immediately […]

09/18/2014

“Selma” Movie

  (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 Mark Friedberg says much of the work will be around the Edmund Pettus Bridge, where voting rights marchers were beaten […]

06/20/2014

Arts Alliance to Host Business Owner’s Talk

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. Harp is the owner of Alan Harp Design. He will speak on how to use Facebook to attract new business […]

02/05/2014

Animal Shelter Posts Monthly Gain

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, which includes hiring a private welfare group to run the shelter where more than 60 percent of animals taken annually […]

01/17/2014

Hire Heroes USA Awarded Grant

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 2,700 unemployed veterans in finding jobs. Information: http://www.hireheroesusa.org

01/17/2014

Young To Speak At King Observance At KSU

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 Center, Campus Loop Road on the KSU campus. The event is free but tickets are required to attend. Information: http://www.ticketing.kennesaw.edu

01/17/2014

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 address by commission chairman Tommy Smith and a separate discussion of the housing market by a real estate expert. Information: […]

01/15/2014

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 and disaster simulation from 8am to noon on Saturday March 15. Information ema@gwinnettcounty.com

01/08/2014

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 public 4 to 8 pm. Most books are prices 25 cents to 2 dollars. For Details call 770-512-4640

01/08/2014

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 public 4 to 8 pm. Most books are prices 25 cents to 2 dollars. For Details call 770-512-4640

01/08/2014

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