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Resource List

This page provides a non-exhaustive list of resources within the community, for those who could use support (see “Resource List” below). It also provides a list of civic organizations seeking volunteers, for those seeking to support others (see “Volunteering in the Community” below).

DISCLAIMER: listing here is NOT an endorsement of any organization – OR a candidate endorsement by any organization. Check with each organization to see if you qualify. Government-run programs are listed first, in italics.

Resource Helplines/Referrals


General Assistance/Programs


Children and Families

  • Georgia Department of Early Care and Learning: 1-877-255-4254, qualityrated.org (referrals to child care)

  • Georgia Division of Family and Children Services: (678) 518-5600, dfcs.georgia.gov (adoption, foster care, child abuse, Medicaid/SNAP/TANF benefits)

  • Peachcare for Kids (see Healthcare Assistance)

  • Home of Hope, (678) 546-8770, homeofhopegcs.org (shelter)

  • Ninth District Opportunity (see General Assistance/Programs)

  • Ser Familia: (678) 363-3079, serfamilia.org (Latinx-oriented)

Commercial/Small Business Development


Disasters (for imminent emergency, call 911)


Domestic Violence/Sexual Assault & Abuse/Trafficking

  • Georgia Cares Hotline: 1-844-8GA-DMST, gacares.org (child sexual exploitation & trafficking, 24 hours/7 days)

  • Atlanta Legal Aid, Gwinnett Family Violence Project (see Legal)

  • Caminar Latino: (404) 413.6348, or if need immediate help, 1-800-334-2836, caminarlatino.org (Latinx-oriented)

  • Center for Pan Asian Community Services, Crisis Line: (678) 824-6189, cpacs.org (24 hours/7 days)

  • Home of Hope (see Children and Families)

  • Mosaic Georgia, Crisis Line: 1-866-900-6019, mosaicgeorgia.org (24 hours/7 days)

  • National Human Trafficking Hotline: 1-88-373-7888, or text 233733, humantraffickinghotline.org

  • Noor Family Services: (470) 589-775, noorfamilyservices.org (immigrant/refugee-oriented)

  • Out of Darkness Hotline: (404) 941-6024, outofdarkness.org (trafficking, 24 hours/7 days)

  • Partnership Against Domestic Violence Crisis Line: (404) 873-1766, padv.org (24 hours/7 days)

  • Rainbow Village (see General Assistance/Programs)

  • Raksha: 1-866-725-7423, raksha.org (South Asian-oriented)

  • Street Grace: 1-888-373-7888, streetgrace.org (child sexual abuse and exploitation)

  • Women’s Resource Center to End Domestic Violence: (404) 688-9436, wrcdv.org


Food & Nutrition

  • USDA National Hunger Hotline: 1-866-3-HUNGRY, or 1-877-8-HAMBRE (Spanish), hungerfreeamerica.org

  • Norcross Cooperative Ministry (see General Assistance/Programs)



Healthcare (for emergencies, call 911)




Housing and Home-Related




Mental Health and Substance Abuse (inc. Crisis Help)

  • Georgia Crisis & Access Line: 1-800-715-4225, dbhdd.georgia.gov (24 hours/7 days)

  • Georgia Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities, Region 3 Field: (404) 244.5050, dbhdd.georgia.gov/region-3-field-office

  • National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-8255, or 1-888-628-9454 (Spanish)

  • Crisis Text Line: text HOME to 741741

  • The Trevor Project: 1-866-488-7386, or text START to 678678 (LGBTQ youth-oriented)


Multicultural/Immigrant & Refugee-Oriented

  • Asian Americans Advancing Justice-Atlanta: (404) 585-8446, advancingjustice-atlanta.org

  • Asian American Resource Center: (770) 270-0663, aarc-atlanta.org (ESL/civics)

  • Atlanta Legal Aid, Hispanic Outreach Law Project (see Legal)

  • Catholic Charities Atlanta, Immigration Legal Services (see Legal)

  • Center for Pan Asian Community Services: (770) 936-0969, cpacs.org

  • Good Shepherd Services: (770) 455-9379, goodshepherdatl.org (Asian refugee/immigrant-oriented)

  • Latin American Association, Norcross Outreach Center: (678) 205-1018, thelaa.org

  • New American Pathways: (404) 299-6217, newamericanpathways.org (refugee-oriented)

  • Noor Family Services: (470) 589-775, noorfamilyservices.org (immigrant/refugee-oriented)

  • Raksha: 1-866-725-7423, raksha.org (South Asian-oriented)

  • Tapestri: (404) 299-2185, tapestri.org (refugee-oriented)








Volunteering in the Community

(see also organizations under “Resource List”)

(last updated 8/12/19)

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