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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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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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National Action Network Holds 5th Annual Toy & Book Drive

As the holidays are fast approaching, many families do not have the means to provide gifts for their kids. Join the National Action Network in extending the gift of giving for their 5th annual Toy […]

WAOK-AM–12/04/2013

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NAACP Atlanta Emancipation Proclamation Celebration Of Freedom

The Atlanta NAACP will hold its annual Jubilee Day in observance of the Emancipation Proclamation on Wednesday, January 1, 2014, at 11:00 a.m. at Cascade United Methodist Church, 3144 Cascade Road SW, Atlanta, GA. The […]

WAOK-AM–12/04/2013

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RE2URRECTION Fashion Event

The Goodwill of North Georgia and The2econdFloor will present “RE2URRECTION,” a fashion cocktail event hosted by radio personality Cynthia Mallard Sunday December 8th. This Fashion forward event will be held at The W Atlanta Downtown […]

WAOK-AM–12/03/2013

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Atlanta Symphony Orchestra And Georgia Humanities Council Present “Georgia Roots Music Festival”

The Atlanta Symphony Orchestra and the Georgia Humanities Council, in partnership with the Smithsonian Institution and University of West Georgia Center for Public History, will present the Georgia Roots Music Festival on Saturday, January 18, […]

WAOK-AM–12/03/2013

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Come Stand Against Georgia’s Stand Your Ground Law

Please join state Senator Vincent Fort for a town hall meeting on Repealing Georgia’s Stand Your Ground Law. The town hall meeting will be at the First Iconium Baptist Church, 542 Moreland Ave., Southeast in […]

WAOK-AM–12/03/2013

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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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