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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 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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5K Walk & Roll for GBS/CIDP

Walk & Roll for GBS/CIDP – Gr. Atlanta is the new signature walk to support the mission of the GBS/CIDP Foundation International. The walk and roll will take place on Saturday, October 12th in Covington, [...]

WAOK-AM–10/08/2013

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Food Truck Tuesdays

Norcross Baseball and Softball Association is hosting Food Truck Tuesdays, every Tuesday in October. All proceeds will benefit the nonprofit Youth Baseball and Softball Association. The event will be held in Pinckneyville Park, 4758 S. [...]

WAOK-AM–10/08/2013

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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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