Coronavirus (COVID-19) List of Resources

Schools, Food, Counseling, Health Department Updated December 18, 2020

By Diana Friedman Cole, Owner Publisher Editor Sandy Springs Dunwoody Macaroni Kid December 18, 2020

School Sites

DeKalb County School

DeKalb County School District Virtual Learning Resource Website  

DeKalb County School District YouTube Video for Accessing VERGE 

Fulton County Schools

Fulton County Remote Learning Site The Remote Learning Hotline is open 9:00 AM-3:30 PM Monday - Friday 470-254-2300.

Private Schools
Health Department

Center for Disease Control and Prevention

DeKalb County Board of Health 

Fulton County Board of Health

Georgia Department of Health  24/7 Public Health Emergency Line 1-866-PUB-HLTH (1-866-782-4584)

World Health Organization


Children’s Hospital of Atlanta 

Northside Hospital Atlanta 

Emory Saint Joseph's Hospital

Health Resources 

 Healthy Children (American Academy of Pediatrics)

Strong for Health

Autistic Children and Their Families with New COVID-19 Resources

List of Meal Sites

Family Life Ministries
612 College St. Hapeville
Daily 9-11
Providence Baptist Church
1773 Hawthorne Ave College Park
Saturday Food Giveaways

College Park Elementary School
2075 Princeton Ave, College Park, GA 30337
(470) 254-8040
Through Land of Promise Program
Atlanta, GA 30336

Community Assistance Center
1130 Hightower Trail, Sandy Springs, GA 30350
(770) 552-4889
North Fulton Community Charities
11270 Elkins Rd, Roswell, GA 30076
(770) 640-0399

Buckhead Christian Ministry
2847 Piedmont Rd NE, Atlanta, GA 30305
Jewish Family Services
4549 Chamblee Dunwoody Rd, Atlanta, GA 30338

COR at Carver
(404) 802-4405 
55 McDonough Blvd SE, Atlanta, Georgia 30315
Meals by Grace
432 A Canton Road Cumming, GA 30040

St. Vincent de Paul Society
725 Spalding Drive
Atlanta, GA 

The Sandy Springs Charter Middle School PTO found a way to help Sandy Springs Cluster Families get free groceries during the COVID-19 school shutdown crisis. They have set up a location near the school at a restaurant called SAMAD GRILL at 8897 Roswell Road on the other end of the Stars and Strikes shopping center.  

If you are a Sandy Springs Cluster Family (or anyone else) who can donate non-perishable goods, please drop groceries, lunch supplies, canned goods, toiletries, paper goods etc to the boxes located inside Samad between the hours of 11 am and 3 pm.  

If you are a Sandy Springs Cluster Family who is in need of groceries, breakfast or lunch supplies, or for any reason at all need help feeding your family, please visit SAMAD GRILL and take what you need from the boxes. No questions asked, and everything is free. The hours of the pickup are 11 am and 3 pm.  

If you have any questions, please email the PTO Foundation.

Lunch-4-Our Bunch 

If you are a family with students in the Dunwoody High School (DHS) Cluster (Dunwoody High, Peachtree Charter Middle, Austin Elementary, Chestnut Elementary, Dunwoody Elementary, Hightower Elementary, Kingsley Elementary, Vanderlyn Elementary) and you are in need, the Dunwoody community and other organizations have come together to help make sure that none of our children go hungry while school is closed.

Wednesdays – Malachi’s Storehouse in partnership with the Dunwoody Community is offering prepackaged lunch items and a food pantry.
Patrick’s Church 4755 N Peachtree Rd, Atlanta, GA 30338

Thursdays - Dunwoody CAC Food Pantry.
5 Dunwoody Park South, Building 5, Suite 113, Dunwoody GA 30338

Government  Sites

USDA Food and Nutrition Service - US Department of Agriculture Find Meals for Kids When Schools are Closed.

The USDA National Hunger Hotline remains a helpful resource for people seeking food assistance. The hotline, operated by Hunger Free America, can be reached Monday through Friday between 7 a.m. to 10 p.m at 1-866-3-HUNGRY (1-866-348-6479) or 1-877-8-HAMBRE (1-877-842-6273) (for Spanish).

Parent Resources to Access Aid

To limit the spread of COVID-19 and protect the public, the Division of Family and Children Services (DFCS) encourages families to access self-service options online during this period.

Self-service options include:
  1. Apply for Food Stamp and Medicaid Benefits
    Visit (verification documents can also be uploaded and case status info is available for all benefits)
  2. Download an Application.
  3. Visit Electronic Benefits Transfer (EBT) or call 888-421-3281 for updates.
  4. Those without internet access can contact the DFCS Customer Contact Center at 877-423-4746 for additional information or to request a paper application. Once completed, applications and any required verification can be mailed back to your local county DFCS office.  

County office locations are available online at the Division of Family and Children Services (DFCS).

Counseling Resources (English/Spanish)

Counseling Resources * Spanish speaking therapist available

Georgia Crisis & Access Line
Este número / sitio web está disponible para cualquier persona en crisis o si
necesita información o una referencia a una agencia de salud mental
Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta (Solo para emergencias)
1001 Johnson Ferry Rd NE
Atlanta, GA 30342
(404) 785-5437

Atlanta Psychological Services
2308 Perimeter Park Drive, Suite 100
Atlanta, Ga. 30341
The Atlanta Network
1864 Independence Square, Suite A
Dunwoody, Ga. 30038

Better Home Healthcare of Georgia*
4250 Perimeter Park S #101
Atlanta, GA 30341
(In-home counseling services available)
Caminar Latino (Se especializa en violencia doméstica)*

Care and Counseling Center of Georgia*
1814 Clairmont Rd
Decatur, Ga. 30033
Catholic Charities Atlanta* (trabaja con familias sin seguro)
Chamblee Office
3669 North Peachtree Road
Chamblee, Ga. 30341

Center for Pan Asian Community Services
3510 Shallowford Road NE
Atlanta, GA 30341
CEPTA (Se especializa en trabajar con la comunidad latina.)*
6020 Dawson Boulevard, Suite I
Norcross, GA 30093

Chris 180*
1017 Fayetteville Road, Suite B
Atlanta, Ga. 30316
DeKalb County Community Service Board (Oficina principal en Decatur)*
Central Access Line Call 404-892-4646 para cita
North DeKalb Mental Health Center
3807 Clairmont Road NE
Chamblee, GA 30341

Decatur Office
4298 Memorial Drive
Decatur, GA 30032

Families First Counseling Center*
Gwinnett Office
5360 Old Norcross Road
Norcross, GA 30071

Family Ties (Servicios a domicilio disponibles)
270 Carpenter Drive NE, #400
Sandy Springs, Ga. 30328
Fulton County School Community Resources

Georgia Health Partners (Servicios a domicilio disponibles)
5280 Snapfinger Park Drive
Decatur, Ga. 30035
Jewish Family & Career Services of Atlanta, Inc.
4549 Chamblee Dunwoody Road
Atlanta, GA 30338

Lakeview Behavioral Health Hospital
1 Technology Pkwy S
Norcross, GA 30092
Life Changing Solutions, LLC (Servicios a domicilio disponibles, solo Medicaid)
5825 Live Oak Parkway, #2B
Norcross, Ga. 30093

The Link Counseling Center (Se especializa en dolor y pérdida / muerte de un ser querido.)
Sandy Springs Office
348 Mt. Vernon Highway NE
Sandy Springs, Ga. 30328
Mental Health Comprehensive Services
3006 Clairmont Road, Ste 115
Atlanta, Ga. 30329

Mercy Care – Chamblee (trabaja con familias sin seguro)*
5137 Peachtree Road
Chamblee, GA 30341
Berman Center
1200 Ashwood Parkway Suite 400
Atlanta, GA 30338

Modern Path
(Se especializa en individuos que se identifican como parte de una minoría de estructura de género, sexualidad o relación. (GSRM)
3720 Chamblee Dunwoody Road
Chamblee, GA 30341
120 East Trinity Place
Decatur, Georgia 30030
(Servicios de asesoramiento a domicilio disponibles.)

Positive Growth
(Servicios a domicilio disponibles, (Seguros privados, Medicaid y escala móvil.)
945 North Indian Creek Drive
Clarkston, Ga. 30021
(Private insurance, Medicaid and sliding scale)
Transitional Family Services
2302 Parklake Dr.
Suite 350
Atlanta, Ga. 30345

Peachford Hospital
2151 Peachford Road
Atlanta, Ga. 30338
Trinity Social Services
3390 Peachtree Rd, Suite 100
Atlanta, Ga. 30326
(Servicios a domicilio disponibles)

Summit Counseling
1805 Old Alabama Rd., Suite 230, Roswell, GA 30076
(678) 893-5300
RiverWood Behavioral Health
223 Medical Center DriveRiverdale, GA 30274

Ridgeview Institute
3995 S Cobb Drive
Smyrna, Ga. 30080
Grady Hospital Psychiatric Emergency Clinic
80 Jesse Hill, Jr. Drive
Atlanta, GA 30303

Psychology Today (referral site)
Click “Find a Therapist” tab to search for a variety of therapy options close to your home
Road to Recovery Behavioral Health Services*
3155 Presidential Drive Suite #104
Atlanta, Ga. 30340
Nationwide Hotlines

1-800-SUICIDE (800-784-2433)

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline 800-273-8255

Local Crisis Access/Hotlines

DeKalb Resource List 

Fulton County School 

"Text4HELP" - is a crisis support line in FCS middle and high schools in partnership with the Fulton County Board of Commissioners. Students who use Text4Help can be connected anonymously to a licensed mental health professional for immediate mental health resources and referrals, 24 hours a day/7 days a week.

Georgia Crisis and Access Line Behavioral Health Link – Single Point of Entry 75 Piedmont Ave., NE Ste. 256 Atlanta, GA 30303  1-800-715-4225.

The Summit Wellness Group - Comprehensive suicide prevention guide that features over 40 different support resources.

Suicide Prevention Awareness Warning Signs & Resources.

Georgia Coalition Against Domestic Violence (GCADV)  24 Hour Georgia Statewide Domestic Violence Hotline 800.334.2836

Georgia Division of Family and Children Services  855.422.4453

Teens who are experiencing Domestic Violence Text 706.765.8019

Criminal Justice Coordinating Council: Community Resources Directory for Victim Assistance Programs

Georgia COVID-19 Emotional Support Line - Provides 24/7 free & confidential assistance 866-399-8938

Peer2Peer Warm Line 888-945-1414

CARES Warm Line Substance Abuse Challenges 844-326-5400 Call or text every day of the year 8:30 AM – 11:00 PM

The Georgia Overdose Prevention Project - An advocacy and prevention organization that provides information on Georgia's amnesty laws when it comes to helping an overdose victim as well as providing free naloxone kits to Georgians through the mail.

National Institute on Drug Abuse - Helpful suggestions and resources on finding addiction treatment centers for friends or family members struggling with addiction.

SAMHSA's Treatment Locator - National treatment locator that lists approved treatment centers.

Detox Local - Comprehensive, medically reviewed guides about the detox and withdrawal process from dozens of different drugs and alcohol as well as a local detox locator tool.

Georgia Crisis & Access Line (GCAL) 800-715-4225 Available 24/7 to help you or someone you care for in a crisis.

Suicide Prevention Awareness
  - Warning Signs & Resources

Help with Bills

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