April Resource Guide
Resource List for April
Please see food, housing, and other resources below.
State of Georgia Homeless Resources
State of Georgia resources
More Covid resources
United Way: http://211online.unitedwayatlanta.org/
Georgia Rental Assistance: https://georgiarentalassistance.ga.gov/
Coastal Georgia Area: https://www.coastalgacaa.org/
The Camden Hunger Hotline: https://helpingneighbors.weebly.com/ (912) 552-0621
Ravens of Elijah: http://ravensofelijah.org/
Calvary United Methodist (which is at 1471 Ralph D. Abernathy Blvd., SW, Atlanta, GA 30310, dial (404) 753-8151), sometimes also have members of the parish that tithe money for people in poverty. The funds, when available, may be for paying certain bills. It may be homeless prevention (so pay rent or electric bills), or maybe to buy a box of food or pay medical bills. These funds, when available, will only be for members of the Fulton County Georgia community where the church is based
Saint Joseph's Mercy Care Services, Inc.:
This facility offers numerous medical programs including primary health and dental care, free pediatric service and checkups for children who do not have health coverage, dental assistance, and referrals. Dial (678) 843-8600, or learn about other free health care programs.
More information about Mercy Care:
- works with families with limited to no income. Provide a "sliding scale" based on appointments.
- Assist with: Behavioral health, family health, pulmonary, primary care, etc. DO NOT provide care for cardiology. However, families can book appointments and if a referral is needed, families can be referred to specialists.
- Do take Medicaid insurance
- Website: https://mercyatlanta.org/services/
Buckhead Christian Ministry, Inc.
Rent Payment Assistance
2847 Piedmont Rd., NE
Atlanta, GA 30305
Frontline Response: https://www.frontlineresponse.org/
Family Life Helps: http://www.familylifehelps.org/ -- provides food boxes, toiletries, hygiene kits
Guardian Angel Social Service Agency, Inc. /GASSA
Rent Payment Assistance
3235 Satellite Blvd,
Duluth, GA 30096
HomeFirst : http://www.homefirstgwinnett.org/home-2/
MUST ministries: https://www.mustministries.org/housing // 770-790-3926 or 770-790-3927
Neighborhood Cooperative Ministries: https://www.ourncm.org/how-we-help/emergency-housing/
The Soul Factory - https://www.thesoulfactory.com/
Open on: Wednesday 11:00AM- 1:00PM & Saturday 8:00AM-12:00PM
Ark of Jackson County
243 Washington Street
Jefferson, GA - 30549
Financial Help Provided: Emergency financial assistance for utilities, rent, prescriptions, medical supplies
Hours: The Ark of Jackson County is open on Wednesdays from 9 -10:30 A.M.
It is located in the fellowship hall at the rear of the Jefferson Presbyterian Church (243 Washington St., Jefferson, GA 30549.)
Clayton County Community Services Authority: https://claytoncountycsa.org/rent-mortgage-assistance
Clayton County Department of Family and Children Services: Call (770) 473-2339
Hosea Helps: https://4hosea.org/
Salvation Army - Metro Atlanta Area Command
Salvation Army - Clayton and Fayette Counties Service Unit
Rent Payment Assistance
130 Spring St.
Jonesboro, GA 30236
D & E, A Financial Education and Training Institute is another non-profit credit and housing counseling agency to contact for help. This non-profit agency offers HUD approved counseling agencies, mortgage delinquency and default resolution counseling, as well as information on federal government as well as state of Georgia housing programs.
Staff also help with personal finances/budget counseling, predatory lending awareness programs, eviction prevention, and give out free individual counseling in Clayton County. They also offer help getting out of a title loan. There is also housing down payment loans/grants, debt management, and senior housing information and referral. Phone - (770) 961-6900
Website : https://www.depower.org/
The Tender Foundation is driven by the desire to cultivate a community of care.
"We aim to support the mothers we serve, shift out of “survival mode”.Tender’s stabilization program bridges the financial gap and provides a safety net for single moms living on the margins in Atlanta. We provide emergency bill pay assistance with rent + utilities, grocery store gift cards, and we operate a diaper bank. We believe a little tender loving care can go a long way for our families".
Take A Village Transportation
Bridging the gap between families, schools, and programs one safe ride at a time. Our goal is to increase student engagement, helping our youth grow from idle time to sharper minds to building healthier, stronger communities together.
Safe Children and Family Transportation
Take A Village Transportation
2400 Herodian Way, Suite 220, Smyrna, GA 30080
Monday- Friday 6:00 am – 6:00 pm
https://helpingmamas.org/mobile-distribution/ --- Great resource for parents and students with babies - Organization provides diaper bags, diapers, wipes, period items
Offering dedicated opportunities throughout the academic year for cultural and learning experiences. ASCEND Scholars are expected to actively participate in ASCEND and remain committed to actively participate for this academic year.
Faculty, Staff and Community Members can help make this experience at KSU even better by adopting a student's move-in wishes and/or their campus rent. For more information, CLICK HERE
What We Do
As TSLs, we serve:
GCA participates in the education of displaced students by providing specific support and supplies to help with their education. A “displaced” student is any student who lacks a fixed, regular, and adequate nighttime residence. This could mean that a child is sharing the housing of other persons due to loss of housing or economic hardship; is living in motels, etc. due to the lack of alternative accommodations; is living in emergency or transitional shelters; or is awaiting foster care placement. If you are currently experiencing homelessness and are in need of assistance, please contact our Transitional Student Liaisons, Ja’Net Crayton (firstname.lastname@example.org),
GCA participates in the Migrant Education Program (MEP). Migrant students in GCA are also provided additional support and supplies to help with their education. Additionally, please contact your Transitional Student Liaisons for more information.
Please submit all enrollment documents as soon as possible. You will not be able to re-register for the next school year and secure a seat if these documents are not submitted.
Please remember that we can provide refills on printer ink cartridges. Contact your TSL if this or other resources are needed.
Interim Assessment (IA) 6 will be May 9th-13th
Last Day of school: May 19th
Senior Graduation: May 21st
Georgia Milestones Assessments - April 28 – May 6, 2022 Georgia Milestones - Georgia Cyber Academy
GCA offers TutorMe which is a free online 24/7 online tutoring service that covers 300 plus areas. This online platform allows students to connect with a live tutor right from their home. TutorMe’s network of over 10,000 verified tutors are ready to help with any academic question, no matter how big or small. To access TutorMe, log into Clever and find the TutorMe icon under District Apps.
Hello I am Ja’Net Crayton and I work as a Transitional Student Liaison (TSL) for Georgia Cyber Academy. I am a wife and proud mom of six children who love sports and technology. I have been employed by the state of Georgia for many years serving families and helping children prepare for a brighter future. I graduated from Bridgewater State University with a Bachelor’s degree in Communications and a minor in Social Work. I also have a Master’s Degree in Psychology with a concentration on Conflict Resolution from The University of the Rockies. To me, family is everything, and helping others during difficult times is rewarding. I truly enjoy this role and look forward to growing, providing and building lasting relationships with our families.
My name is Michelle Dalton and I am one of your Transitional Student Liaison (TSL) at Georgia Cyber Academy. I have over 15 years of experience in the Social Work field and enjoy working alongside the TSL team to provide support and resources to our GCA families. I graduated from Texas State University with a Bachelor’s degree in Social Work, and I also have a Master’s Degree in Counseling from Norfolk State University. I am inspired daily by my husband and 4 sons. In my free time, I enjoy working out, spending time with my animals, watching movies and traveling.
My name is Sophia Sutherland. I am a Transitional Student Liaison (TSL) with Georgia Cyber Academy. My background is working with Family and Children, which brings fulfillment to my career. I enjoy interacting with my families and helping to break barriers that they might be facing. I obtained a bachelor’s degree in Social Work from Georgia State University. I enjoy working with my colleagues and sharing new ideas. In my spare time I love spending time with my grandson and family members.
Hi! My name is Mia Lewis, the Transitional School Social Worker here at Georgia Cyber Academy (GCA)! Nice to meet you! Here at GCA, my role entails assisting families who are currently experiencing displacement/ homelessness. Moreover, I perform this role by connecting internal stakeholders with community organizations, building community partnerships and closely partnering with both the Counseling and Federal Programs departments here at GCA to assist families with their specific concerns. When I am not working, I enjoy serving at my church and trying new restaurants with friends and family. Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions!