The Atlanta Women’s Foundation does not provide direct services for women and girls in metro Atlanta. Our clients are nonprofit organizations that do provide services to individual women and/or girls.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Atlanta Volunteer Lawyers Foundation (AVLF) is a nonprofit that believes no one standing up for their rights should have to do it alone. AVLF is the largest provider of pro bono legal services in Atlanta. Every year, over 5,000 Atlantans receive free, first-rate legal services from our staff and the 500 professionals and students who volunteer with them.
AVLF provides services in the following areas:
- Domestic Violence/Intimate Partner Abuse
- Landlord/Tenant Problems
- Unpaid Wages
- Probate Issues
- COVID-19 Resources
Visit the AVLF website for more information and to connect with their resources: https://avlf.org/get-help/.
The City of Atlanta has a resource page listing city services and programs for women in the following categories: Gender-Based Violence, Economic Mobility, Housing, Health, Community Safety, Food Access, Other.
PAD ATL311 Community Referral Services
There’s now an alternative to calling the police in Atlanta for concerns related to mental health, substance use, or extreme poverty. The City of Atlanta and the Policing Alternatives & Diversion Initiative (PAD) have partnered together to create PAD ATL311 Community Referral Services. Residents can now make referrals to ATL311 for non-emergency quality of life concerns. A PAD team will conduct outreach with the referred individual and offer immediate support and connection to other resources.
To submit a referral, contact ATL311 Monday – Friday, 7 am – 7 pm by dialing (404) 546-0311 and select option 1.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
The City of Atlanta is divided into twenty-five (25) Neighborhood Planning Units (NPUs), which are citizen advisory councils that make recommendations to the Mayor and City Council on zoning, land use, and other planning-related matters. The NPU system is the official avenue for residents to receive updates concerning all functions of City government.
NPU-University are free courses open to Atlanta residents and business owners, including a series of courses on housing. There is no limit to the number of courses you can take.
Under Community Development, the housing courses include:
- Avoiding Housing Scams & Reducing Property Taxes
- Avoiding Foreclosure
- Housing Resources for Tenants
SVdP provides a variety of housing services including rental/mortgage/utility assistance, temporary housing, and transitional housing. In addition to housing assistance, SVdP also offers multiple services in the area of hunger, clothing and furniture, transportation, healthcare, and family support.
To get help, you must first call their help line at (678) 892-6163 to connect with your local conference or family support center.
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
A collaboration between Atlanta Volunteer Lawyers Foundation (AVLF) and Partnership Against Domestic Violence (PADV), the Safe Families Office is located in the Fulton County Courthouse. It’s Georgia’s only lawyer-staffed, courthouse-based resource for survivors of intimate partner abuse seeking to obtain temporary protective orders. To contact the Safe Families Office, call 404-612-4324.
For more information, visit the Frequently Asked Questions section of the Safe Families Office web page: https://www.safefamiliesoffice.org/.
Verizon guide is to help those who have experienced intimate partner violence understand how their abuser can utilize technology to perform these attacks, how to detect spyware on their phone, and ways to practice cell phone safety.
The key topics are:
- Stalkerware: How Abusers Are Utilizing Technology
- Recognizing the Presence of Stalkerware on a Device
- Behavioral Signs of Digital Stalking and Stalkerware
- How to Prevent and Escape Cyberstalking
- Seeking Outside Help
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
Allconnect has put together information and a guide about staying safe online when living in an unsafe home. The guide includes:
- What is technology-facilitated abuse
- Identify and understand the technology in the home
- Types of digital violence
- Where to get help
- Protecting yourself after leaving
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
Each fab'rik location currently partners with a local nonprofit in their area to bring clothing donations to. They accept dresses & skirts, jeans, sweaters/tops, jewelry & accessories, jackets & coats, athletic wear, and shoes. They especially need clothing sizes 12 and up.
You can reach out to your local fab'rik store to find out their needs and how to donate: https://freefabrik.org/.
SVdP accepts clothing, shoes, jewelry and accessories. There are drop-off locations throughout metro Atlanta. For more information and a complete list of drop-off locations, visit their website at https://www.svdpgeorgia.org/get-involved/ways-to-give/donate-items/.
Furniture & Household Items
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.
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.
SVdP accepts a variety of household goods and furniture including furniture and lamps, antiques and collectibles, books, dishes and glassware, utensils, cookware, and kitchen appliances, toys and games, DVDs, records, CDs, and tapes, linens, bicycles and sporting equipment, and small electronics.
For more information, to learn about large item pick-ups, and a complete list of drop-off locations, visit their website at https://www.svdpgeorgia.org/get-involved/ways-to-give/donate-items/.