Covid-19 Information & Resources

Covid-19 Information & Resources

DeKalb County District 5 Commissioner Mereda Davis Johnson has appropriated $1,000,000 to aid families who have been impacted by the COVID – 19 pandemic. Allocations have been made to community-based organizations in District 5 to provide financial assistance to families who have been economically impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. The allocations will also cover a public outreach campaign to educate the public on the coronavirus and encourage social distancing and the wearing of masks.

The community-based organizations will be able to provide food, rental, mortgage, and utility assistance to individuals who have lost wages or employment, or who have been financially impacted by the pandemic with the funding.

“People are worrying about what they will eat, where they will lay their heads, and how they will make it day to day,” Commissioner Davis Johnson said.
The funding nonprofits who will receive the funding include the following:

Tabitha’s House
(678) 804-8823
The Hank Stewart Foundation
(404) 247-4661
First African CDC
(404) 343-6861
KES Day Inc.
(770) 484-2112
Greater Piney Grove CDC
(404) 377-0561, ext.238
DeKalb County NAACP
(404) 241-8006
Berean CDC
(770) 323-1747
African American Churches Transforming Society
(404) 792-5664
SCLC Women Inc.
(404) 584-0303
Center for Community
(404) 243-9336

Empowerment
Transforming CDC
(678) 548-8267
City of Hope Inc.
(770) 696-5100
Georgia Piedmont Technical College Foundation
(404) 297-9522
FBC Family Life Center, Inc.
(770) 482 – 7660
Be Ruth, Inc.
(404) 941 – 0633
Atlanta Missions, Inc.
(404) 588 – 4000
Harvard Diversity Project, Inc.
(678) 322 – 8057
Peace on The Move
(347) 309-7686
The People’s Agenda
(404) 653-1199
Women Moving On, Inc.
(404) 370-7670
Mother’s Rebuilding America, Inc.
(678) 698 – 8829
Tabitha’s House
(678) 804-8823
The Hank Stewart Foundation
(404) 247-4661
First African CDC
(404) 343-6861
KES Day Inc.
(770) 484-2112
Greater Piney Grove CDC
(404) 377-0561, ext.238
DeKalb County NAACP
(404) 241-8006
Berean CDC
(770) 323-1747
African American Churches Transforming Society
(404) 792-5664
SCLC Women Inc.
(404) 584-0303
Center for Community Empowerment
(404) 243-9336
Transforming CDC
(678) 548-8267
City of Hope Inc.
(770) 696-5100
Georgia Piedmont Technical College Foundation
(404) 297-9522

 

DeKalb County – COVID-19 Citizen Assistance Program
Administered by Non-Profits
Head of Org/Agency
Title
Street Address
Suite
City
State
Zip Code
Phone
Web
Funding
Service Categories
1
Innovative Solutions for Disadvantage and Disability, Inc.
Rainie B. Jueschke
Executive Director
4282 Memorial Drive
Suite B
Decatur
GA
30032
404-600-3332
https://www.isdd-home.org/
$14,400
Rent/Mortgage, Utility, Food, Emergency
2
Diabetes Association of Atlanta, Inc.
Karla Hooper
Executive Director
75 Marietta St NW
Suite 304
Atlanta
GA
30303
404-527-7150


$100,000
Food and Emergency Assistance
3
Family Heritage Foundation, Inc.
Bennett Ekandem
Executive Director
3895 Church Street
Clarkston
GA
30021
404-299-7766


$100,000
Rent/Mortgage, Utility, Food, Emergency
4
Nicholas House, Inc.
Dennis Bowman
Executive Director
PO Box 15577
Atlanta
GA
30333
404-622-0793


$100,000
Rent/Mortgage, Utility, Food, Emergency
5
Open Hand Atlanta, Inc.
Matthew Pieper
Executive Director
181 Armour Drive, NE
Atlanta
GA
30324
404-872-6947


$50,000
Food
6
National Church Residences Foundation
Mark Ricketts
President and CEO
260 Peachtree Street,
Suite 1203
Atlanta
GA
30303
800-388-2151
https://www.nationalchurchresidences.org/#
$86,602
Rent/Mortgage, Utility, Food, Emergency
7
New Life Community Ministries, Inc.
Michael Bryant
Executive Director
3592 Flat Shoals Road
Decatur
GA
30034
404-381-6731
https://www.newlife-atl.org/community-center/
$100,000
Rent/Mortgage & Utilities
8
Atlanta Legal Aid, Inc.
Steve Gottlieb
Executive Director
54 Ellis Street NE
Atlanta
GA
30303
404-377-0701


$100,000
Emergency – Legal – increased evictions
9
Catholic Charities Atlanta
Vanessa Russell
Chief Executive Officer
2401 Lake Park Drive, SE
Suite 150
Smyrna
GA
30080
678-222-3920


$75,000
Rent/Mortgage
10
Community Assistance Center, Inc.
Tamara Carrera
CEO
1130 Hightower Trail
Sandy Springs
GA
30350
770-552-4889


$51,000
Rent/Mortgage, Utility
11
Decatur Cooperative Ministry, Inc.
Marlene White
Executive Director
115 Church Street
Decatur
GA
30030
404-284-4411


$100,000
Rent/Mortgage, Utility
12
Positive Growth, Inc.
Joseph Arnold
CEO
945 N. Indian Creek Drive
Clarkston
GA
30021
404-298-9005
https://www.positivegrowthinc.org/
$65,000
Rent/Mortgage, Utility, Food, Emergency
13
Women Moving On, Inc.
Jean Douglas
Executive Director
PO Box 171
Decatur
GA
30030
· 404-370-7670
https://www.wrcdv.org/contact
$100,000
Rent/Mortgage, Utility, Food, Emergency
14
Green Forest CDC, Inc.
Gayle Young
Director
3250 Rainbow Drive
Decatur
GA
30034
404-486-1120
https://www.greenforest.org/
$100,000
Rent/Mortgage, Utility, Food, Emergency
15
Inspiritus, Inc.
John R. Moeller
Chief Executive Officer
731 Peachtree Street NE
Suite B
Atlanta
GA
30308
404-875-0201
https://weinspirit.org/
$100,000
Rent/Mortgage
16
Buckhead Christian Ministry, Inc.
Keeva Kase
President and CEO
2847 Piedmont Road, NE
Atlanta
GA
30305
404-239-0058


$48,000
Rent/Mortgage
17
YMCA of Metro Atlanta, Inc.
Lauren Koontz
President and CEO
569 Martin Luther King Jr. Drive
Atlanta
GA
30314
404-588-9622
https://www.ymcaatlanta.org/
$50,000
Food
18
Step Up Pathways, Inc.
Tod Lipka
CEO and President
1989 N Williamsburg Dr
Decatur
GA
30033
310-394-6889


$60,000
Rent/Mortgage, Utility, Food, Emergency
19
The Salvation Army
Sgt. Janeane Schmidt
Director
469 Marietta Street
Atlanta
GA
30313
404-486-2700


$100,000
Rent/Mortgage & Utilities
20
DeKalb for Seniors, Inc.
Marcia Glenn Hunter
President
2538 Panola Road
Lithonia
GA
30058
770-322-2932


$30,000
Rent/Mortgage, Utility, Food, Emergency
21
Scottdale Early Learning, Inc.
Maryum Gibson
President and CEO
479 Warren Avenue
Scottdale
GA
30079
404-294-8362
https://scottdale.org/
$100,000
Emergency Assistance
22
Star-C Corporation, Inc.
Audrea Rease
Executive Director
400 Colony Square 1201 Peachtree St.
Suite 1110
Atlanta
GA
30361
404-698-3781


$100,000
Rent/Mortgage
Organization

 

YOUR EMOTIONAL AND MENTAL HEALTH DURING COVID-19

As the COVID-19 pandemic has everyone adjusting to life with social distancing and self-isolation, our emotional well-being can be affected.

CIGNA’s leadership in whole person health has already examined the impact of stress and loneliness.  Cigna’s ongoing commitment to help people, families and communities be healthy in both body and mind now turns to the Covid-19 pandemic.  The link below will connect you to Cigna’s Coronavirus Resource Center, Cigna.com/COVID19, which includes mental health and well-being resources.

https://www.cigna.com/coronavirus/mental-health-wellness

This information is being provided as a courtesy resources only.  Consult with a licensed medical professional for treatment.


New Birth does not endorse nor claim responsibility for the information presented by the organizations and agencies listed.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention:  https://www.cdc.gov/

Department of Public Health:  https://dph.georgia.gov/

State of Georgia COVID-19 Hotline: (844) 442-2681

***If you believe that you are experiencing symptoms of COVID-19 or have been exposed to the novel coronavirus, please contact your primary care doctor, an urgent care clinic, or your local federally qualified healthcare center. Please do not arrive unannounced at an emergency room or health care facility.

New Birth Support Services

If you need assistance during the pandemic please contact:

Prayer Ministry – Prayer@newbirth.org 770-484-7113

Member Care – MemberCare@newbirth.org 770-696-9600 x5090

Health Ministry – HealthMinistry@newbirth.org770-696-9600 x5121

Counseling Ministry – Counseling@newbirth.org770-696-9600 x1051

The King’s Table Food Ministry – TheKingsTable@newbirth.org 770-696-9600x1008

Employment Network – EmploymentNetwork@newbirth.org 770-696-9600 x5091

GENERAL HELPLINES

United Way, First Call for Help @ 404.614.1000 (Financial assistance, housing, and resources for food)

National Suicide Prevention Hotline @ 800.273.8255

Georgia Crisis & Access Line @ 800.715.4225 (Psychological and psychiatric emergencies)

Women’s Resource Center @ 404.688.9436 (Domestic violence)

HEALTH & WELLNESS 

Center for Disease Control COVID-19 Fact Sheets:

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/communication/factsheets.html

What to do if you’re sick:

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/if-you-are-sick/steps-when-sick.html 

CVS: Waiving home delivery fees & 30 day refill limit on certain medications

https://cvshealth.com/newsroom/press-releases/cvs-health-announces-additional-covid-19-resources-focused-patient-access

Old Fourth Distillery: giving away free hand sanitizer during their business hours. Bring your own container and make a donation

https://o4d.com/

Stress & Coping:

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/daily-life-coping/managing-stress-anxiety.html 

Mental Health Services:

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1mcmuJralTP_oPB-PF3siEeJV8yiG6vuXtjHx1_4mu48/edit?fbclid=IwAR0-_pk9tRrGZdrSz9ZNWDz-D1hMYyNnNNBZ9ZeegVld4Xk6tFyZK7uwaSg

Coping during COVID-19

https://childmind.org/coping-during-covid-19-resources-for-parents/

Help Your Family De-Stress During Coronavirus

https://www.commonsensemedia.org/blog/help-your-family-de-stress-during-coronavirus-uncertainty

Mental Health Apps

https://www.commonsensemedia.org/lists/apps-to-help-with-mental-health

Apps for Kids

https://www.commonsensemedia.org/lists/meditation-apps-for-kids

FINANCIAL & TAX INFORMATION

Stimulus Package Info:
https://www.nytimes.com/article/coronavirus-stimulus-package-questions-answers.html

New Federal Tax Deadline July 15th:

https://www.wsj.com/articles/u-s-extends-individual-tax-filing-deadline-to-july-15-11584713903

GA State Tax Deadline July 15th:

https://www.ajc.com/news/state–regional-govt–politics/georgia-like-feds-will-move-tax-day-from-april-july/jjYrFFntaF7l76zNWIGA0I/ 

Halting federal student loan payments and interest for 60 days:

www.politico.com/amp/news/2020/03/20/trump-coronavirus-student-loan-payments-139056

Financial Planning Association: Pro Bono Financial Planning

https://www.onefpa.org/Pages/ProBonoPlanning.aspx

EMPLOYMENT RESOURCES

US Federal Government Unemployment:

https://www.dol.gov/newsroom/releases/eta/eta20200312-0

Georgia News on Unemployment for Employers & Employees:

https://dol.georgia.gov/blog/new-information-filing-unemployment-partial-claims-and-reemployment-services

Georgia Unemployment Application:

https://www.dol.state.ga.us/public/uiben/internetclaim/requirementPinSetup?fbclid=IwAR0wlSrYe22iD38uiXLulUlXJwc9-AgKuFUkjQEZYDvPJvuXWe8P9PJ8R2Q

SMALL BUSINESS GUIDANCE & RELIEF

Informational Links

https://www.sba.gov/page/coronavirus-covid-19-small-business-guidance-loan-resources

https://www.uschamber.com/report/covid-19-emergency-loans-small-business-guide

Application Link 

https://www.sba.gov/disaster-assistance/coronavirus-covid-19

UTILITIES AND BILLS

Mortgage relief news:

https://www.forbes.com/sites/brendarichardson/2020/03/13/mortgage-relief-options-are-available-to-homeowners-affected-by-coronavirus-safety-measures/#a6c363c53ab7

https://www.washingtonpost.com/business/2020/03/18/hud-orders-60-day-foreclosure-moratorium-homeowners-affected-by-coronavirus/

No Atlanta Evictions for Next 60 Days:

https://www.fox5atlanta.com/news/atlanta-mayor-calls-on-temporary-halt-on-evictions-during-coronavirus-outbreak

Just Shelter: List of organizations working hard to preserve affordable housing and prevent eviction

https://justshelter.org/community-resources/

List of Banks Offering to Help Customers:

https://www.aba.com/about-us/press-room/industry-response-coronavirus

Comcast: No disconnects. Free hotspots. Low-income households get 2 months free service

https://corporate.comcast.com/covid-19

AT&T: No disconnects for 60 days, waiving late payment fees. Unlimited data
https://about.att.com/pages/COVID-19.html

Verizon: No disconnects for 60 days, waiving late payment fees

https://www.verizon.com/about/news/update-verizon-serve-customers-covid-19

Sprint: No disconnects for 60 days, waiving late payment fees. Unlimited data

https://www.sprint.com/en/landings/covid-19.html

T Mobile: No disconnects for 60 days, waiving late payment fees. Unlimited data

https://www.t-mobile.com/brand/ongoing-updates-covid-19

Georgia Power: No disconnects

https://www.georgiapower.com/company/news-center/2020-articles/georgia-power-assures-customers-safe-and-reliable-service-will-continue-during-covid-19-pandemic.html

Atlanta Watershed: Suspending all water shut offs during this time

https://www.atlantawatershed.org/customer-service/

GEICO: Pausing cancellation of policies due to non payment or policy expiration until April 30th

https://www.geico.com/about/coronavirus/

SPECIFIC INDUSTRY FUNDS

The Giving Kitchen: For food service workers needing financial assistance

https://thegivingkitchen.org/

Creator Fund: Freelancers/Creators, get up to $500 to help with groceries, medical bills, housing, etc

https://creatorfund.ck.page/

Resources for Artists:

https://creative-capital.org/2020/03/13/list-of-arts-resources-during-the-covid-19-outbreak/

FOOD

Atlanta Community Food Bank:

https://www.acfb.org/local-impact-map?fbclid=IwAR2Dxlt2bke70dsSct8FqCSAM2A5XvMpCMKWZqjDkjU-RplKzfsWgLFK-XY

Atlanta Survival Program: Free grocery delivery

https://atlsurvival.org/

Free Meals for Atlanta Public School Students:

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1hpQ2DP-MOyTzwQRlZW8iHKCxGz7u7JMx/view

Uber Eats: Waiving all delivery fees

https://www.boston.com/food/restaurants/2020/03/16/uber-eats-waives-delivery-fees

TRANSPORTATION

MARTA Public Transportation 

https://www.itsmarta.com/MARTA-service-modifications.aspx 

EDUCATION, MEDIA & ENTERTAINMENT

Scholastic: Free education for Pre K – grade 6+

https://classroommagazines.scholastic.com/support/learnathome.html

Adobe Photoshop: Free for students until May

https://www.techradar.com/news/adobe-gives-students-free-home-creative-cloud-access-heres-how-to-get-it

Adobe Creative Cloud: People with Adobe can get 2 months free

https://petapixel.com/2020/03/18/adobe-is-giving-everyone-2-months-of-free-creative-cloud-heres-how-to-get-it/ NASA Media Library:

https://www.diyphotography.net/nasa-makes-entire-media-library-publicly-accessible-copyright-free/

Peloton Workout App: Free 90 day trial

https://www.theverge.com/2020/3/16/21182267/peloton-workout-app-trial-at-home-subscription

Free books, movies, software, music, etc:

https://archive.org/

Free Ivy League courses:

https://www.freecodecamp.org/news/ivy-league-free-online-courses-a0d7ae675869/

Free Online Museum Tours:

https://www.travelandleisure.com/attractions/museums-galleries/museums-with-virtual-tours

Free National Park Tours:

https://www.travelandleisure.com/trip-ideas/national-parks/virtual-national-parks-tours

No Entrance fees to National Parks:

https://www.cnn.com/2020/03/18/politics/national-parks-service-coronavirus/index.html

NPR: Free virtual concerts

https://www.npr.org/2020/03/17/816504058/a-list-of-live-virtual-concerts-to-watch-during-the-coronavirus-shutdown

Paris Opera: Free live performances

https://www.vogue.fr/fashion-culture/article/paris-opera-broadcasting-screening-performances-online-for-free-2020

Center of Puppetry Arts: Free tours and performances

https://puppet.org/center-for-puppetry-arts-home/

Might Could Studiomates: 1 month free trial

https://might-could.com/studiomates/

Museum Tours:

https://artsandculture.google.com/partner?hl=en

Movement Apps, Games & Websites 

https://www.commonsensemedia.org/lists/movement-apps-games-and-websites

Download Free Coloring Books:

http://www.openculture.com/2019/02/download-free-coloring-books-from-113-museums.html

Coloring pages: 

http://preventchildabuse.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/02/PinwheelColoringSheet_National.pdf

Healthcare Worker Test Sites:

Information below is for sites providing FREE testing for Health Care Workers and First Responders:

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