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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:

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. New unwrapped toys can be dropped in the donation box located at the Concierge Desk at Tishman Speyer or bring […]

WAOK-AM–12/03/2013

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 the general public 10 Peachtree Center Ave. NE, Atlanta (404) 413-5901 http://www.music.gsu.edu

WAOK-AM–11/27/2013

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 30331. The evening will feature: the Kwanzaa Village, unique gifts and crafts; Kwanzaa Ceremony, join the ritual and share the […]

WAOK-AM–11/27/2013

Center For Family Resources Holiday Food Drive

The Center for Family Resources will collect food and grocery store certificates Thursday November 21, 2013 at Jim R. Miller Park, 2245 Callaway Road, Marietta. The social service agency hopes to raise $75,000 for the holiday program and help 1,200 low-income families. For more information visit http://www.thecfr.org.

WAOK-AM–11/20/2013

Roswell’s Tellabration

The annual Roswell “Tellabration” will be held at 7:30 p.m. November 22 at the Roswell Adult Recreation Center, 830 Grimes Bridge Road. Tellabration celebrates and brings together regional storytellers to captivate and mesmerize the audience. Tickets can be purchased at the door for $5 per person. For further information call (770)640-3253.

WAOK-AM–11/20/2013

Adopt-A-Senior Program

Looking for a way to give back this holiday season? The Henry County Council on Aging and Henry County Senior Services is looking for volunteers who want to adopt a senior for the holidays. The Adopt-A-Senior program gives a lonely senior citizen a chance at a better holiday. A volunteer can buy gifts, donate cash, […]

WAOK-AM–11/20/2013

Cartlanta Recycling

The city of Atlanta is going green! As residents of this great city you can help lend a hand by participating in the residential recycling program Cartlanta. Remember to: place only acceptable items in your blue cart, DO NOT contaminate your recycling by placing items such as trash or food in your cart, keep it […]

WAOK-AM–11/20/2013

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 birth of the Savior in song. Join Rev. Elington I. Bates and his congregation in showing praise at Mount Olive […]

WAOK-AM–11/20/2013

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 named. The ceremony was broadcast live by Good Morning America. Their names were among five other choices that were voted […]

WAOK-AM–10/23/2013

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 Drive and will include a free breakfast. Attendees are asked to bring used cell phones to donate if possible. You must register […]

WAOK-AM–10/18/2013

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