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    Cluster Resource Guide



    Department of Family and Children Services

    Division of Family and Children Services Offers Virtual Assistance
    For families in need of SNAP, Medicaid or TANF benefits, below is information to access services virtually as shared by the Division of Family and Children Services (DFCS).

    Apply for Food Stamp and Medicaid Benefits
    Visit: gateway.ga.gov (verification documents can also be uploaded, and case status info is available for all benefits)

    Download an Application:

    Electronic Benefits Transfer (EBT)
    Visit: https://www.connectebt.com/gaebtclient  or call 888-421-3281 for updates

    Please feel free to share this information with those without internet access.  They can contact the DFCS Customer Contact Center at 877-423-4746 for additional information or to request a paper application. Once completed, applications and any required verification can be mailed back to your local county DFCS office.  County office locations are available online at  https://dfcs.georgia.gov/locations or click here for more information:   https://www.connectebt.com/gaebtclient/index.jsp.


    Free Internet Through Comcast 

    Comcast is offering families two months of FREE INTERNET SERVICE and then service at a reduced rate, for eligible applicants. 


    Click here for more information (ENG/SP)


    Georgia Crisis and Access Line

    Access to Crisis Services

    For immediate access to routine or crisis services, please call the Georgia Crisis and Access Line (GCAL) at 1-800-715-4225. GCAL is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and 365 days a year to help you or someone you care for in a crisis.


    Mental Health Service Providers



    United Way


    Simply put, United Way of Greater Atlanta’s 2-1-1 Contact Center connects families with the community-based resources they need to thrive – resources that can put food on tables, sharpen and edit resumes, keep lights on or even provide clothes after a house fire. This help is provided so that families can keep moving forward.

    Those who reach out to 2-1-1 are connected to trained, bilingual Community Connection Specialists who provide information on services and referrals to programs aligned with the individual’s specific needs.

    More than 3,500 programs, faith-based institutions and other organizations are listed in the 2-1-1 database. Those resources provide an average of over 46,000 people a month with the help they needed last year.

    United Way’s 2-1-1 is free, confidential and available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, in 140 different languages.