Resources: Financial and Legal

Financial and Legal Resources

  • Antioch Urban Ministries Inc.: distributes funds from Fulton Country COVID19 Relief to assist with a mortgage, rent, and utilities among other services, and has an Emergency Relief Fund.
    For more information: Click here
    Address: 466 Northside Dr, Atlanta, GA 30318
    Call: (404) 524-9775
     

  • The Assistance Fund: is for those who qualify for financial support, their service provides patient advocates to assist in securing financial assistance for co-payments, prescriptions, deductibles, premiums and medical expenses.
    For more information: Click here
    Call: (855) 845-3663
    Hours: Monday through Friday, 8:00am – 7:00pm
     

  • Atlanta Housing: Provides information on Emergency Housing Vouchers, which assist individuals and families 1) who are experiencing homelessness; 2) at risk of experiencing homelessness; 3) fleeing, or attempting to flee, domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, stalking, or human trafficking; or 4) were recently homeless and for whom providing rental assistance will prevent the family’s homelessness or having high risk of housing instability.
    For more information: Click here
     

  • Atlanta Volunteer Lawyers Foundation: offers legal representation free of change, including representing families and individuals at risk for eviction and people break free from intimate partner abuse.
    For more information: Click here
    Call: (404) 521-0790
    Hours: Monday through Thursday 9:00am - 1:00pm
    NOTE: applications are currently closed for emergency financial assistance
     

  • Buckhead Christian Ministry: supports families in crisis through supportive housing, financial education, debt remediation, and savings matches.
    For more information: Click here
    Address: 2847 Piedmont Rd NE, Atlanta, GA 30305
    Call: (404) 239-0058
    Hours: Monday-Friday 8am-4pm
     

  • CareerWorks: through the Atlanta Center for Self-Sufficiency, CareerWorks uses a four-step model to help individuals reach economic self-sustainability.
    For more information: Click here
     

  • Everyone On: Connects people with low-cost internet service and computers, as well as digital learning programs, particularly through the Affordable Connectivity Program.
    For more information: Click here
    To access the ACP directly: Click here
     

  • Family Advancement Ministries: provides financial assistance to families as well as other supports for the children (clothing, car seats, diapers etc.)
    For more information: Click here
    Call: (478) 745-7165 to determine if you qualify for the financial assistance program
     

  • Findhelp.org: is an online resource that connects users to free and reduced cost local resources such as medical care, food, housing, transportation and much more.
    For more information: Click here
     

  • Free Clinic Directory: offers free clinic treatment locater by zip code for medical/non-mental health services (children’s health care, dental care, eye care, women’s health).
    For more information: Click here
     

  • Georgia Department of Community Affairs: The Georgia Rental Assistance Program can provide up to 18 months of rental and utility assistance, paid directly to participating landlords and service providers on behalf of tenants. In order to qualify, you must have proof of a financial hardship since March 13, 2020.
    For more information: Click here
    Phone: 833-827-7368
     

  • Georgia Legal Services: provides free legal services to low-income or senior-aged Georgians.
    For more information: Click here
    Phone: 1-833-457-7529
     

  • Get Your Refund: provides free tax filing assistance from trained, IRS-certified volunteers to families earning less than $66,000 a year.
    For more information: Click here
     

  • Help For Felons: help felons, inmates, and ex-offenders with jobs, reentry, legal matters, financial matters, housing, and more.
    For more information: Click here

  • Help When You Need it or 211: call 211 to conduct a zip-code-based search for local resources including food pantries, stores that accept food stamps, assisted living facilities, domestic violence and homeless shelters, mental health & substance use treatment, free clinics, legal and financial assistance. For more information: Click here or here
     

  • Help with Bills: provides information about government programs that help with bill payment, temporary assistance, jobs/unemployment, credit, etc. Current programs on the page include help with home energy bill, COVID-19 rental assistance, help with medical bills, TANF, telephone service help, and prescription drug costs.
    For more information: Click here
     

  • Job Accommodation Network: provides free and confidential guidance on workplace accommodations and disability employment issues through chat, e-mail, or voicemail.
    For more information: Click here
    To Contact: Click here
    Call: (800) 526-7234
    Hours: Monday through Friday 9am-6pm EST
     

  • Lambda Legal in Atlanta: provides legal assistance to LGBT+ people and anyone living with HIV.
    For more information: Click here
    Call: (404) 897-1880
    Address: 1 West Court Square, Suite 105, Decatur, GA 30030
     

  • Legal Aid Atlanta: offers free civil legal aid for low income individuals across metro Atlanta through housing, consumer, family, and health related issues.
    For more information: Click here
    To Get Help: Click here and find the contact information for the office closest to you.
     

  • Macon Bibb EOC: provides community support through community services block grants, employment services, low income home energy assistance program, HS/EHS, housing services, income management, transportation services, and volunteer services.
    For more information: Click here
    Office: (478) 738-3240
    Community Outreach Center: (478) 750-8689
     

  • Need Help Paying Bills: provides information on assistance programs, charity organizations, and resources that provide help paying bills, mortgage and debt relief (financial, rent and government assistance).
    For more information: Click here
     

  • Policing Alternatives & Diversion Initiative Community Referrals: helps with connecting you to short-term care and support, as well as referrals to other service providers.
    For more information: Click here
    Call: 311 or (404) 546-0311
    Hours: M-F 7am-7pm
     

  • The Re-Entry Connection: provides resources to people who used to be incarcerated.
    For more information: Click here
    Call: (470) 827-8843 

  • Grady's Trauma Recovery Center: Grady’s Trauma Recovery Center provides patients at Grady Memorial Hospital with 16 weeks of free psychotherapy and supportive case management services. They offer services for patients 13 years or older who are DeKalb/Fulton county residents and have experienced any of the following within the last three years: burns, domestic violence, firearm violence, human sex trafficking, motor vehicle collision, physical assault, sexual assault, stabbing. They can help connect you to services including primary medical care, assistance with finding emergency/safe housing, case management and assertive outreach, individual and group psychotherapy, legal and financial assistance referrals and advocacy, medication management and support, and self-care education and emphasis.

           Email: traumarecoverycenter@gmh.edu

           For more information: Click Here.

  • STAR-C: helps to cover a portion of your apartment rent, though you must apply with landlord, and serves all metro Atlanta counties.
    For more information: Click here
    Call: (404) 698-3781
    NOTE: not currently accepting new tenant applications, recommends reaching out to the Georgia Department of Community Affairs at (833) 827-7368
     

  • Unemployment Information: provides information on Georgia Unemployment Insurance in general and in terms of the COVID-19 pandemic
    For more information: Click here
     

  • U.S. Small Business Administration: provides resources for available federal SBA loans and debt relief options.
    For more information: Click here
    NOTE: currently not accepting new COVID-19 related applications but are still offering PPP loan forgiveness and EIDEL loans
     

  • WorkSource DeKalb: is a federally funded program that helps individuals find the right job or career training at no cost to the individual. Services include job training, leadership development, supportive services, financial literacy education, and more.
    For more information: Click here
    Address: 774 Jordan Lane, Building 4, Decatur, GA 30033
    Call: (404) 687-3400
    Hours: Monday through Friday 8:30am-5pm
    NOTE: building is currently closed to the public
     

  • Zion Hill Community Development Corporation: provides furniture, financial assistance, and financial counseling.
    For more information: Click here
    Address: 2741 Bayard St, East Point, GA 30344
    Call: (404) 766-3141