The Atlanta Women’s Foundation does not provide direct services for women and girls in metro Atlanta. We support and work with the nonprofits that do provide services. If you are seeking assistance such as emergency or permanent housing, health services, or a domestic violence shelter, or if you are looking to donate items like clothing, furniture, or personal care products, we have listed several organizations below that provide those services or accept donations. Please contact the organization directly for more information.
We have created a special resource list of information and services in response to COVID-19 for individuals, nonprofit organizations, and small businesses. We will update as needed. If you have any resources you’d like to recommend, please send the information to firstname.lastname@example.org.
AWF grantee partner Access to Capital for Entrepreneurs’ (ACE) Women’s Business Center is offering one-on-one consultation via videoconferencing or telephone with their business consultants. To schedule an appointment, email them at email@example.com.
ACE also compiled a list of emergency resources for small businesses that we wanted to share as well:
Georgia small businesses impacted by COVID-19 are now eligible to apply for Economic Injury Disaster Loans. These are low-interest federal disaster loans for working capital to small businesses suffering substantial economic injury as a result of the Coronavirus (COVID-19).
SBA’s Economic Injury Disaster Loans (or working capital loans) are available to small businesses, small agricultural cooperatives, small aquaculture businesses and most private non-profit organizations.
Applicants may apply online, receive additional disaster assistance information and download applications at https://disasterloan.sba.gov/ela. Applicants may also call SBA’s Customer Service Center at (800) 659-2955 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information on SBA disaster assistance. Individuals who are deaf or hard‑of‑hearing may call (800) 877-8339. Completed applications should be mailed to U.S. Small Business Administration, Processing and Disbursement Center, 14925 Kingsport Road, Fort Worth, TX 76155
December 18, 2020 is the deadline to apply for these economic injury disaster loans in Georgia.
Facebook for Business is offering $100M in cash grants and ad credits to help during business during this challenging time. For additional information go to https://www.facebook.com/business/grants.
Grow with Google Remote Work hub includes resources and free tools to help your teams works smoothly, and help you stay connected to the communities you serve. You will find information on how to:
- Work from anywhere: Best practices for effective communication and collaboration while working remotely and meeting via video conferencing.
- Teach from anywhere: Support virtual learning and host workshops from anywhere using collaborative tools.
- Learn from anywhere: Share training content through digital resources so that the people in your community can access online courses and curriculum.
- New helpful site for small businesses with additional tips and recommendations to navigate during this time of uncertainty for their employees and customers.
AgLanta is the digital food hub for all things urban agriculture from the City of Atlanta’s One Atlanta Office and Department of City Planning. AgLanta.org serves as a portal to learn, share, and celebrate ways to collectively cultivate the urban ag community in Atlanta. Aglanta has put together a list of resources for free and reduced-price food access; paid options for food and grocery delivery; and information on Atlanta’s Farmers’ Markets.
Atlanta Community Food Bank
The Food Bank has launched a text to find food assistance resource. The Text for Help SMS function recognizes two keywords – ‘findfood’ (no space) in English or ‘comida’ in Spanish. Each keyword will activate automated responses in the relevant language.
When a person texts either keyword to 888-976-2232 (ACFB), they’ll be prompted for their zip code or address to enable location services for food pantries closest to them. Responses will include a list of three different nearby pantries and their contact information.
If no pantries are located within a 10-mile radius from the zip code entered, the program provides information on the nearest food pantries in neighboring zip codes.
Metro Atlanta Chamber's ChooseATL has created a resource page for job seekers impacted by COVID-19. They list companies currently hiring, available gig positions, and other resources to help those out of work.
GPBI has created a one-page info sheet about about Pandemic Electronic Benefit Transfer (P-EBT). From now until Sept. 25, families of school children who receive free and reduced-priced lunch can apply to get Pandemic Electronic Benefit Transfer (P-EBT). The info sheet explains what P-EBT is, who is eligible, and how to apply. Click here for the info sheet.
The Georgia Center for Nonprofits (GCN) has created a page to house all important resources and information for the duration of the outbreak, including updates on their own programs. For the complete list of resources and information, go to https://www.gcn.org/COVID-19-planning-guidance-resources-GCN-program-updates-0.
MAC has created a COVID-19 resource page for businesses of all sizes, including small businesses and B2B.
Whitefoord is offering COVID-19 screening and testing. If you are experiencing the following symptoms: Fever > 99.6 degrees, cough, sudden lost sense of taste or smell or shortness of breath, please call Whitefoord’s COVID-19 hotline: (470) 427-2634 ext. 123 immediately. After calling, you will be walked through a series of screening questions, and if needed, you will then be given specific information regarding a place and time to come for testing.
All testing is done in a drive-thru format in Southeast Atlanta close to Grant Park/I-20. As needed, patients are tested for the flu, strep throat and COVID-19, without leaving their cars. Our current turnaround time for COVID-19 test results is 1-2 business days. Whitefoord accepts most major insurances, Medicaid and Medicare. If you do not have insurance, services are provided on a sliding-fee scale based on your income.
United Way of Greater Atlanta's 2-1-1 Contact Center connects families with community resources that enable them to thrive—resources like food pantries, job search and placement agencies, and financial emergency assistance agencies. This help is provided so that families can recover and become self-sufficient once again.
City of Refuge provides housing for single women and mothers with children at Eden Village. This expansive center features 32 hotel-style rooms designed exclusively for mothers with children and 80 beds for single women. The facility accommodates residents for up to 180 days if needed. In addition to housing, Eden Village offers medical, vision, dental, and mental health care through Mercy Care. For help, contact City of Refuge at email@example.com or (404) 564-7764.
Decatur Cooperative Ministry offers homelessness alleviation and prevention services to at-risk and homeless residents of DeKalb County, Georgia. Access to all of DCM’s programs is through a community-wide coordinated entry system; this helps to ensure that you are matched to the most appropriate program for your needs.
If you live in DeKalb County, you may contact any DeKalb-area homeless agency and request a coordinated entry pre-screen. You may receive this pre-screen from DCM by calling their client help line at (404) 284 4411.
PADV implements a holistic approach to ending intimate partner violence which not only supports survivors once abuse has occurred but also strives to prevent future violence. They do this by offering the following array of programs and services: emergency safe houses, 24-hour crisis lines, legal support (e.g. temporary protection orders), supportive housing, and support groups for women.
PADV's 24-Hour Crisis Lines
Fulton County: (404) 873-1766 V/TTY
Gwinnett County: (770) 963-9799 V/TTY
WRCEDV strives to meet the immediate and long-term needs of the diverse community of battered women and their children with programs that promote safety, compassion, connection, advocacy, and prevention. Their services include safe housing program, 24-hour domestic and dating hotline, legal support, consultations with volunteer attorneys, domestic violence support groups, and a financial strategies program.
24/7 HOTLINE: (404) 688-9436
The moving resource website MYMOVE has created a resource guide for victims and survivors of domestic violence. The guide includes:
- Recognizing Red Flags and Barriers in Abusive Relationships
- Tips on Emergency Planning and Tech Safety for Victims Fleeing
- Support Services for Housing, Immigration, and Financial Independence
NONPROFITS ACCEPTING DONATION OF GOODS
Dress for Success Atlanta accepts seasonal, interview appropriate clothing that is in style, on hangers, and ready to wear to an interview. Clothes must be no older than 2 years old.
Clothing/Personal Care Items
IRC – Atlanta accepts new and gently used items for men, women, children and home. Items always in demand include clothing, winter coats, household and kitchen items, toiletries, towels and linens, non-perishable food items, strollers, book bags, and school supplies.
Furniture & Household Items
The Furniture Bank recycles gently-used furniture by collecting it from the community and giving it to individuals and families moving out of homelessness and fleeing domestic violence, as well as countless others struggling to make ends meet.
The Atlanta Habitat for Humanity ReStore accepts furniture, appliances, lawn & garden items, building materials and more. All donations must be in excellent physical and working condition whether new or gently used.