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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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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

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Dekalb County Domestic Violence Prevention Fair

Dekalb County is hosting a resource fair on domestic violence prevention in downtown Decatur. Sherry Boston, Dekalb County Solicitor, will host the event from 8 am to 12:30pm in the Maloof Auditorium  at 1300 Commerce [...]

WAOK-AM–10/18/2013

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Dekalb County Offers A Mental Health Training Course

The Dekalb Community Service Board is offering a daylong program deigned to identify and help people in crisis. The course will provide education in mental health first aid at Richardson Health Center in Decatur on [...]

WAOK-AM–10/18/2013

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A Peachtree City Firehouse Gets Haunted

The Peachtree City Volunteer Firefighters Association is preparing a thrill for its annual Haunted House. The thrills and chills start Friday, October 25th and Saturday, October 26th at the Leach Fire Station on GA Hwy. [...]

WAOK-AM–10/18/2013

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Season Of Giving: Donate To The American Red Cross

Every nine minutes the American Red Cross gives help and hope to those in need. Unfortunately, the need for help does not take a holiday. So this holiday season give something that means something.  To [...]

WAOK-AM–10/15/2013

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CDC Recommends Immunization For Flu Season

It’s that time again when back to school season turns into Flu season. The CDC wants all children to have the recommended immunizations before the Flu season starts. There are specific immunizations for various ages [...]

WAOK-AM–10/15/2013

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The Ryan Cameron Foundation’s Put Your Heart & Sole Into It Walk & Fun Run

The Ryan Cameron Foundation’s Put Your Heart & Sole Into It Walk & Fun Run is a family friendly event open to all ages. This 1.2 mile walk will be held Saturday, November 2, 2013 [...]

WAOK-AM–10/15/2013

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The Lupus Foundation of America Georgia Chapter Is Holding Their Night Of Hope Gala 2013

The Georgia Chapter of the Lupus Foundation of America is holding their Night of Hope Gala 2013 on Friday November 1, 2013 at the Mason Murer Art Gallery. The Gala will honor Pat and Sherry [...]

WAOK-AM–10/15/2013

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Pit Bull Dogs Being Spayed and Neutered For Free

Atlanta (WAOK/AJC) — Dekalb County Animal Services is currently providing free spaying and neutering procedures to pit bull terriers and pit bulls mixes owned by Dekalb County residents. The Free Pit Fix program aims to [...]

WAOK-AM–10/10/2013

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