Food & Shelter

Below are organizations and places that may be able to help you find food and keep you in your home with your power on, water flowing and connected to the internet.  For help with these things, you may also call United Way of Greater Atlanta’s Contact Center , which can connect you to the resources below and others at any time.  Search their list of providers, email them, download their 211 app, text your zip code and need to 898.211, or call 211. 

Food Assistance:  

For families with children:

Housing Assistance: 

Utility Assistance:

Atlanta Gas Light, AT&T, Georgia Power, and other local utility providers are dedicated to continuing their services during this time by promising not to suspend services, offering discounts and working with you on payments.  Check DeKalb County’s Help for Citizens for other local utility assistance and updates.  For additional assistance:

Internet Assistance: 

Staying connected is important during these uncertain times.  If you have broadband at home or telephone services, the Federal Communications Commission is working to help with their pledge to Keep America Connected.  If you don’t have broadband or access to the internet at home, here are some resources to help you get online:  

  • Wireless access is available from all DeKalb County Public Library branches during the hours the library would typically be open.  Please follow any government orders to stay at home.  If you do visit a branch, practice physical distancing by being at least 6 feet away from others.  
  • Georgia Broadband Deployment Initiative
    • Search for public wifi or learn more about getting the internet at home as  many internet service providers are offering help during this time. 
  • Xfinity Wifi
    • Locate free wireless hotspots Xfinity has made available to support the community during this time.

Assistance for Seniors: