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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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Christmas Boxes For Soliders

Unity North Atlanta Church is collecting items to send to our homesick soldiers. Sallye Nagley is coordinating a program to send Christmas boxes to oversea soldiers to show our appreciation. Collections will be accepted through [...]

WAOK-AM–10/08/2013

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VOICE Today Hosts 3rd Annual Prayer Breakfast

VOICE Today will be holding their 3rd Annual Prayer Breakfast on Saturday, October 26 from 8:30 am – 11 am at the Johnson Ferry Baptist Church Magnolia Room located at Johnson Ferry Road Marietta, GA. [...]

WAOK-AM–10/01/2013

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YWCA Women’s Health Expo

The YWCA Women’s Health Expo will be held on October 19 at the Phylliss Wheatley Building located at 599 Tatnall Street Atlanta, GA from 10am – 2pm.  This event is open to women of all ages to take [...]

WAOK-AM–10/01/2013

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Paychecks for Patriots

The Georgia Department of Labor will sponsor Career Conferences and Hiring events for veterans on Thursday, Oct 17. in five cities across the state. Paychecks For Patriots will be the first initiative of its kind to [...]

WAOK-AM–10/01/2013

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P.U.S.H Non-Profit Organization Is Looking For Volunteers

P.U.S.H Non-Profit Organization is a non-profit organization focused on bettering and providing help for low income families and individuals experiencing hardships. The organization is based on the belief that our community’s needs are of the [...]

WAOK-AM–10/01/2013

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Gwinnett Adopt-A-Road Wants You

Gwinnett County Clean and Beautiful and the Gwinnett Department of Transportation is asking more residents to join the Adopt-A-Road program to help reduce trash and illegal signagealongsixe county roads. For more inforcall 770-822-5187 or log [...]

WAOK-AM–09/30/2013

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Fulton County H.Y.P.E. 2013

The Fulton County Sheriff’s Office will hold H.Y.P.E. 2013 the fourth annual youth conference on Saturday October 12 at Atlanta Metropolitan College.

WAOK-AM–09/30/2013

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2nd Annual Shoe Showcase

3D Girls Incorporated will host its free 2nd Annual Shoe Showcase Saturday October 5th from 6pm to 9pm. This year’s theme is P.U.M.P.E.D (Pretty, Unique, Motivated, Powerful, Educated, Divas) where we will be celebrating the [...]

WAOK-AM–09/30/2013

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Pitbull Awareness At Piedmont Park

Friends to the forlorn pitbull rescue  is hosting National  Pitbull Awareness day’s first annual “Light For The Lost”  candlelight vigil on October twenty-sixth at eight  thirty in Piedmont park. Candles will be sold to raise  [...]

WAOK-AM–09/30/2013

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Funk Heritage Center Holds Cherokee History Conference

Funk Heritage Center of Reinhardt University will hold a free conference September 21. The conference topic will be the History Beneath Our Feet: Archaeology and the Cherokee Trail of Tears.  Audiences will get the chance [...]

WAOK-AM–09/19/2013