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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:

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 than 100,000 guests to attend, some arriving as early as 11 a.m. The celebration kicks off with family-style activities, from […]

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 Office of Recreation will employ military veterans to lead residents in active lifestyles through Coca-Cola’s Troops for Fitness program. Through […]

WAOK-AM–12/26/2013

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 Shrine of the Black Madonna at 944 Ralph David Abernathy Blvd. SW West End Atlanta. Speakers include Joe Beasley, President […]

12/26/2013

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 center at 2083 Fairburn road in Douglasville, GA 30135

WAOK-AM–12/04/2013

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 & Book Drive on December 20, 2013 at 632 Peeples St. Atlanta, Georgia 30310. This has been a successful and […]

WAOK-AM–12/04/2013

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 Atlanta NAACP branch will be honoring Reverend Dr. Preston W. Williams, a community champion for human rights, for his life […]

WAOK-AM–12/04/2013

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 from 5:30P to 7:30P. Local designers will breathe new life into formerly owned clothing selected from Goodwill of North Georgia […]

WAOK-AM–12/03/2013

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, 2014, from noon to 6:30 p.m. at the Woodruff Arts Center. This free, one-day event celebrating Georgia’s extensive and diverse […]

WAOK-AM–12/03/2013

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 Atlanta on Dec. 10th at 7:00pm. Come gather information and raise awareness to make sure that Trayvon Martin did not […]

WAOK-AM–12/03/2013

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 organization that recognizes the link between domestic violence and animal abuse. Ahimsa House dedicates themselves to helping both human and […]

WAOK-AM–12/03/2013

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