Atlanta and Fulton County Salvation Army assistance programs.

A number of emergency financial assistance and social service programs are provided by Salvation Army centers in the Atlanta and Fulton County area. Preventing homelessness, ensuring families have food, free Christmas toy and back to school help, and also stopping evictions (by offering funds to help for rent) are some of the main crisis resources provided by the Salvation Army to families in the Atlanta region.

Many of the Salvation Army locations in the Fulton County Georgia region are first and foremost a church that allow local residents a place to worship during the week and on Sundays. A secondary mission is to offer those in need access to a wide variety of local assistance programs for seniors, adults, low income families with children, and youth. So this can range from emergency financial assistance and social services to recreational programs, after-school programs for youth, employment and job finding services and more.

Many individuals and families in Atlanta face a crisis or financial hardship on a monthly basis. A number of families are faced with evictions and homelessness, or a disconnection of their utilities. The charity also gives out free food, meals to the poor, clothing, as well as basic needs. The Salvation Army can provide help for all of these issues, and many others.

Food, emergency financial help, and Salvation Army resources for bills

As funding allows, programs can help people get food in order to keep their refrigerator or pantry full. Emergency financial assistance may be paid out to pay rent for people who are faced with medical bills or other unexpected expenses. Families facing a disconnection of their utilities due to a hardship may be able to receive cash assistance for paying energy bills.

The Salvation Army Financial Emergency Services Centers in Metro Atlanta help the needy every day. They provide emergency rent/mortgage funds, life-sustaining assistance by offering food, clothing, aid for utilities, furniture, and school supplies to individuals or families facing a financial crisis. The Fulton County Salvation Army can also help residents with medical needs, including prescription drug vouchers for medications or referrals to free clinics in Atlanta area.

 

 

 

 

Thousands of families live in poverty or difficult living conditions. So the Salvation Army in the Fulton County Georgia area will provide for and support greater stability through a range of these emergency financial assistance services. The resources are provided at local Social Services offices that are located throughout the Fulton County area. Call them for Eviction Prevention, whether rental or mortgage assistance, food (access to a pantry or non/perishable food), or utility prevention and emergency funds.

Project SHARE is also available for occasional emergency situations. When citizens in Fulton County Georgia have a hard time acquiring medical supplies, groceries, food, shelter, clothing, or even paying their utility bills, then the Salvation Army Project Share program is there for the needy and low income.

Georgia Power and the Salvation Army have partnered together to create Project SHARE. It offers assistance in a crisis to help with basic necessities, such as food, housing, medical and dental care and utility services. Priority is given to the disabled, elderly, the unemployed, the sick and others who are experiencing financial hardship or an emergency. Find more on Georgia Power energy assistance programs.

 

 

 

 

Transitional housing as well as free homeless shelter programs are offered for single parents and young mothers with children. Housing and case management may be able to help them break free from unemployment and chronic homelessness. Housing is provided from the Turning Point Center for Women and Children and Cornerstone Transitional Housing.

The centers offer shelter, self-sufficiency and other aid for qualified women. In addition, clients can receive life skills training, such as help finding a job, credit repair, budgeting, and similar skills. The main goal of the Life Skills program is to help people become self-sufficient and get back on their feet.

Critical assistance in the form of referrals is provided through an array of public aid, referrals, social service-based programs and similar services. Many Atlanta Salvation Army locations operate clothing and local food pantries in partnership with local churches or the United Way. Other resources offered to qualified low income families by case managers given referrals can include emergency housing and financial assistance, including money for rent and utility bills.

After all, combating hunger and preventing homelessness in the community will ensure that children of low income families can learn and grow. Many groups with the Salvation Army to make this happen. Parents and adults will be provided employment opportunities and guidance, as well as civic participation.

Salvation Army Fulton County free basic needs as well as seasonal help

While maybe not critical, there are other assistance programs available for basic needs for students. One of the main ones is the free back to school supply drive. This will give Atlanta Georgia kids uniforms, notebooks, clothing, backpacks, and more. The school supply service relies on donations. Read more on free school supply programs.

If an individual is faced with a disaster, such as a fire, all of the Salvation Army centers participate in times of these man-made or natural disasters to help local communities recover from their devastating effects. Shelter, short term housing, food, and guidance is all provided.

Angel Tree as well as Adopt a Family from the Salvation Army in Fulton County allows the less fortunate children and seniors in Atlanta to receive gifts, toys, and meals around Thanksgiving and Christmas. Qualified applicants can get personalized gifts and necessities, and aid is for the low income who would otherwise get very little or nothing during the holiday season. Children and the Elderly in Fulton County Georgia can receive a variety of holiday assistance from Angel Tree.

 

 

 

 

Salvation Army Centers in Fulton County and Atlanta region

Atlanta covers several counties in Georgia. The Salvation Army supports all of them. Some of the locations in the region, including Fulton County, include the following. Whether it is a cash grant, free groceries from a food bank, one time rent or utility bill help, or a thrift store, resources are available.

Fulton County is supported by the Atlanta Red Shield & Harbor Light Corps. The Social Service address is 469 Marietta Street NW, Atlanta, GA 30313. Call 404-486-2700.

 

By Jon McNamara

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