Information and Resources for Our Community
This page is intended to deliver useful information and relevant community resources to benefit the neighborhoods we serve.
Fulton County Board of Health has created an information hotline to answer general questions about the novel coronavirus (COVID-19). Call 404-613-8150 between the hours of 9AM and 5PM to get your questions answered.
Good Samaritan Health Center has a helpline designed to provide health assistance and information (in English and Spanish). Call 404-523-6571 Monday through Thursday, 8AM-4PM, and Friday and Saturday 8AM-noon. Click here to learn about what services Good Samaritan offers patients.
Westside Empowerment Center is offering free wellness and self-care advice via phone to help individuals manage stress and anxiety during this time. Call 470-426-4559 to speak to Ms. Daeisha Fowler.
Atlanta Community Food Bank has launched a “Text for Help ” platform to assist children, families and seniors who need access to food. Text “FINDFOOD” for responses in English or “COMIDA” for responses in Spanish to 888-976-2232 to get locations near you. Standard carrier message and data rates may apply, based on your cell phone carrier. For help with the system, please text HELP to 888-976-2232.
The At-Promise Center is distributing food to residents Monday-Friday from 11AM-2PM at the Center (740 Cameron Madison Alexander Blvd NW, at the corner of Cameron Alexander and Griffin).
Atlanta Public Schools is distributing food via its bus routes Monday-Friday from 10AM to noon. Click here for a list of distribution sites and times.
The At-Promise Center in English Avenue is also coordinating food and medication deliveries for seniors over 60. For information, call: 470-346-2693.
Wholesome Wave Georgia continues to provide SNAP Enrollment Assistance - For over-the-phone SNAP/EBT assistance, call (678) 631-7101 to speak with Georgia SNAP Connection manager, Sarah Moore.
United Way of Greater Atlanta’s 2-1-1 Contact Center provides information and referrals to essential health and human services. Call 2-1-1 for assistance. NOTE: The United Way advises, due to extremely heavy call volumes, that you access 2-1-1 online or by texting “211od” to 898-211.
Atlanta Volunteer Lawyers Foundation will continue to assist Westside residents with eviction and landlord/tenant issues through their Standing With our Neighbors program. For assistance, call Westside Staff Attorney, Darrius Woods at 404-576-7332 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
AT&T is committed to keep Americans connected by waiving late fees and keeping public hotspots free until at least, May 13th, 2020. Read more about AT&T’s COVID-19 response here.
Atlanta Gas Light and Georgia Power have announced they will not terminate services for customers due to nonpayment amid COVID-19 concerns. Read more here.
Atlanta Public Schools has compiled resources for accessing the internet; several internet providers have special offers at this time. Read more here.
Atlanta Public Schools Coronavirus Updates + Alerts
YMCA of Metro Atlanta Meal service for school-aged children due to unanticipated school closures
Project Healthy Grandparents offers assistance to grandparents raising grandchildren. Call 404-413-1125 for more information.
Khan Academy Daily schedules to keep children ages 3-18 learning during school closures.
Goodwill of North Georgia continues to operate our workforce development job training programs and connect individuals with employers who are hiring. Call 1-844-344-WORK to speak directly to Goodwill’s Career Services staff. Click here for information on how to connect online.
The Georgia Department of Labor is providing online access to unemployment and reemployment services. Click here to file unemployment and other claims.
On the Rise Financial Center has prepared tips for Westside residents on how to access Federal coronavirus tax relief and how to file unemployment. Click here to learn more.
Invest Atlanta has established a Business Continuity Loan Fund (BCLF) for Atlanta businesses affected by COVID-19. Email email@example.com with questions.
The Russell Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship is supporting Westside entrepreneurs and small business owners through its Stakeholder Support Portal. The Center is offering 1:1 small business counseling, assistance with SBA, ACE, and Invest Atlanta applications, and more. Email all questions and requests for support to: firstname.lastname@example.org
The United States Small Business Administration (SBA) is offering low-interest disaster loans to help businesses recover.
Help Atlanta Public Schools deliver food to Washington Cluster families. Click here to learn more and sign up.
Volunteers are needed to package and deliver groceries to westside residents on Thursday, April 2 from noon – 4pm. Interested volunteers should register on our website or email email@example.com
Out-of-School Meal Donations
Food donations are needed to support a lunchtime meal service for westside youth. Items needed are chips, fruit, snack bars, juice boxes, bread, cheese, sandwich meats, peanut butter, jelly and paper lunch bags.
Donations can be delivered to Simpson St. Church at 810 Joseph E Boone Blvd NW, on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 9:30am – noon. Contact Greg Crawford at 404-234-9749.