Rockdale County assistance programs.

The Partnership for Community Action is a place to turn to if you are struggling with the weak economy and poor job market. They have several programs that may be able to help families. Some of the programs offered include the Family Support program. This helps people with job counseling and skills training. They also offer people looking for work additional aid. Including they will review your resume, provide you with interview skills, and even have relationships with the government and some private employers so they may be able to place you in a few from those groups.

They also run the federal government funded weatherization programs. A free, full review of the home is conducted to determine the energy improvements needed for each home, and what improvements will save the most money. Weatherization services, which are free, can save a homeowner hundreds of dollars per year on their energy bills. Some of the significant improvements that can be completed include installing additional wall and attic insulation, replacing or repairing appliances, add weather-stripping and air sealing measures to the home to improve the draftiness and circulation, and other upgrades are done to help low and moderate income household’s save money on their energy bills.

In addition, the offer a program to help people who are interested in launching a business, and they can help you coordinate with local agencies for housing and rent assistance.

The community action agency is also a great place to call for rent help, energy bill assistance, and referrals to Georgia and federal government assistance programs. Other resources that may be available at the partnership includes information on food pantries and resources for seniors that live in Rockdale County.

Their local office is at 957 Bank Street in Conyers Georgia. 404-929-2500. Continue reading.

RER - Rockdale Emergency Relief Fund provides financial assistance, food, medications, referrals and more. The goal is to help struggling families in a crisis. Using donations from the community, the organizations does its best to help, but there are n guarantees.

Grants may be issued to pay for these expenses, such as rent to stop an eviction. Or they offer referrals to LIHEAP for paying utility bills or free food pantries. There are also school supply programs for children, holiday meals and gifts, vouchers for local transportation, and information on housing and security deposit assistance. More on Rockdale Emergency Relief Fund.

 

 

 

Free food pantries are operated by churches and charities in Rockdale County. There are locations in Conyers, such as Kingdom Builders Covenant Church, and other such as Fish and Loaves that feed the hungry and less fortunate. They may offer the following.

  • Boxes of canned groceries.
  • Christmas and holiday meals or gifts.
  • Some have clothing closets or thrift stores for household goods and more.
  • Many other services are available. Read Rockdale County food banks.

Free legal advice

Rockdale and Conyers Georgia residents can receive free legal aid. All sorts of legal questions can be answered by lawyers and other professionals. Best of all, even those people without questions may want drop in for support, even if only to make sure they are accessing all the rights available to them under the Georgia state law.

The program works as follows. Walk-in sessions with an attorney are available from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Rockdale Emergency Relief and 2 to 5 p.m. at the Rockdale County Courthouse the first Tuesday of every month.

The free legal help program, which applies only to civil legal matters and not criminal acts, is a service of Georgia Legal Services Program. The Atlanta-based nonprofit law firm was founded to provide legal assistance to low-income individuals and other qualified people throughout the state.

 

 

 

Currently, the greatest demand is for foreclosure and eviction prevention assistance. Unemployment compensation also stood out as the subject drawing the most inquiries and requests for service. Click here to read more on the legal programs.

 

 

 

 

 

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