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Georgia State and Local Level Referrals

When a disaster occurs, local governments often work together with community leaders and organizations to provide on-the-ground emergency management. You may also reference our national-level referrals list.

Please contact us with questions or corrections.

For reference, the local resources we list provide disaster recovery services in the categories noted below.

Access & DisabilitiesDisaster UnemploymentInsurance
Aging ServicesEnvironmentLegal Services
Agricultural AidEssential NeedsRoadside Assistance 
Animals/PetsFamily & Protective ServicesStudents
CitizenshipFinancial AssistanceTax Preparation
Consumer ServicesHealth Care ServicesVeterans Services
ContractorsHousingVital Statistics
Crisis CounselingIdentity TheftVolunteer

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Georgia State and Local Level Referrals

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CategoryEntityType of AssistanceTelephone Number
Access and Functional Needs and DisabilitiesGeorgia Vocational Rehabilitation AgencyHelps eligible individuals with physical and/or mental disabilities obtain and/or maintain employment in a competitive integrated work site844-367-4872, unable to verify phone number, music was all that played when I called.
Access and Functional Needs and DisabilitiesGeorgia Council for the Hearing Impaired, Inc.Provides links and information to programs and services to the death and hard of hearing community and individuals. 888-297-9461
Access and Functional Needs and DisabilitiesSoutheast ADA CenterProvides links and information to programs and services to the possibly assist individuals with a disability. 800-949-4232
Online directory of services
Access and Functional Needs and DisabilitiesBain, IncDedicated to promoting independence and improving the quality of life for individuals with disabilities in South Georgia.229-246-0150
Aging ServicesGeorgia Department of Human Services:  Division of Aging ServicesProvides information and services by assisting older individuals, at-risk adults, persons with disabilities, their families and caregivers to achieve safe, healthy, independent and self-reliant lives.866-552-4464  
Agricultural AidGeorgia USDA Farm Service AgencyProvides information on possible programs available during a presidential declaration.706-552-2517
Agricultural AidGeorgia USDA Rural Development Provides information on possible programs available to farmers, meat processsors, and individual with rural housing needs.800-338-5975  
Agricultural AidGeorgia USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service: NRCSProvides information on programs that may be available for natural resource conservation.706-546-2272
Animals/PetsGeorgia Department of AgricultureProvides protection to consumers, promote agriculture both locally and globally and assist our customers using education, technology and a professional workforce800-282-5852
Consumer ServicesOffice of the Attorney GeneralProvides information concerning consumer protection. 800-869-1123 
ContractorsGeorgia Secretary of State:  LicensingMay provide verification of licenses and consumer complaints.404-424-9966
Crisis CounselingGeorgia Collaborative: Crisis and Access Line Facilitates the delivery of whole-health, person-centered and culturally sensitive supports and services to individuals and their families throughout the state.Crisis Hotline: 800-715-4225, unable to verify phone number, no answer.  Customer Service:
855-606-2725
Crisis CounselingGeorgia Suicide & Crisis Hotlines - When You Feel You Can't Go On... Call a Suicide Hotline. / SuicideHotlines.com - Direction for immediate crisis intervention for the gravely suicidal & treatment for major clinical suicidal depression.Listing of Georgia suicide hotlines, community services, and service areas.1-800-784-2433, unable to verify phone number, no answer 1-800-273-8255, unable to verify phone number, no answer
Crisis CounselingLookout Mountain Community ServicesProvides services to anyone four years of age and older who lives in Catoosa, Chattooga, Dade, or Walker Counties and who are in need of Mental Health and Addictive Disease Treatment.Outpatient clinic listing Crisis Helpline: 800-715-4225, unable to verify phone number, no answer.  
Crisis CounselingWare County: Unison Behavioral HealthProvides behavioral health and developmental disability services to persons in Coffee, Atkinson, Bacon, Pierce, Ware, Clinch, Charlton, and Brantley counties. Originally Satilla Community Services.800-342-8168  
Disaster Specific  InformationTBD  
Disaster Unemployment AssistanceGeorgia Department of LaborThis assistance provides weekly benefit payments to those out of work. Disaster Unemployment Assistance (DUA) may be able to provide assistance to those that lost their job or self employed and were affected by a disaster.GDOL Service Directory providesseveral phone numbers based on the program and need.
EnvironmentGeorgia Environmental Protection DivisionProvides information concerning protecting Georgia's air, land, and water resources. 800-241-4113 
Essential NeedsGeorgia Division of Family and Children ServicesInvestigates reports of child abuse; finds foster and adoptive homes for abused and neglected children; issues SNAP, Medicaid and TANF; helps out-of-work parents get back on their feet; and provides numerous support services and innovative programs to help families in need.877-423-4746
Essential NeedsGeorgia Department of Health: Women, Infants and ChildrenProvides information on preventing disease, injury and disability; promoting health and well-being; and preparing for and responding to disasters from a health perspective.800-228-9173 Online intake form
Essential NeedsAtlanta Community Food Bank Search agency locator map for area food panties and community kitchens. Serving metro Atlanta area. Benefits screening available,Volunteer and donation opportunities available.211 , unable to verify the phone number.
404-892-3333
Essential NeedsFood Bank of Northeast Georgia Provides maps and resources that may be able to help with feeding.  Locator map for area food panties and community kitchens.Athens: 706-354-8191 Clayton: 706-782-0780
Essential NeedsAmerica's Second Harvest of Coastal Georgia May provide emergency food assistance with online locator by zip code or county.211 , unable to verify the phone number.  Provides several phone numbers to different locations.
Essential NeedsChattanooga Area Food Bank Provides possible resources that may help with food in northwest Georgia.211 , unable to verify the phone number.
706-508-8591
Essential NeedsGolden Harvest Food BankMay provide a safety net of Community Partners, programs and direct services to meet the needs of our neighbors who struggle with hunger across our 25-county service area. With a network of 175 Community Partner food assistance sites, we can get nutritious meals directly into the hands of those in need through agencies embedded in their communities.706-736-1199
Essential Needs Feeding the Valley Search for emergency food assistance in West Georgia: Calhoun, Chattahoochee, Clay, Dougherty, Harris, Lee, Marion, Meriwether, Muscogee, Quitman, Randolph, Schley, Stewart, Talbot, Troup, Terrell and Webster.211 , unable to verify the phone number. 706-561-4755
Essential NeedsUnited Way 2-1-1 of Forsyth County Search online list of food pantries and food banks in Forsyth County. "Familywize Prescription Savings Card", and information on free tax preparation.  Volunteer and donation opportunities available.211 , unable to verify the phone number. 770-781-4110
Essential NeedsUnited Way 211 of Northeast Georgia Search online by zip code or city or category for services available in Northeast Georgia. Serving Banks, Barrow, Clarke, Elbert, Franklin, Greene, Hart, Jackson, Madison, Morgan, Newton, Oconee, Oglethorpe, Stephens, and Walton County. Volunteer and donation opportunities available.
211, unable to verify phone number. 706-543-5254 
Essential NeedsUnited Way 211 of the Chattahoochee ValleySearch online by zip code or city or category for services available.  Information on Homelessness,"Familywize Prescription Savings Card", and information on free tax preparation. assistance.
Serving Chattahoochee, Harris, Marion, Muscogee, Stewart, Talbot and Taylor Counties in Georgia and Russell County in Alabama.  Volunteer and donation opportunities available.
211, unable to verify phone number. 706-327-3255
Essential NeedsUnited Way 211 of  Greater Atlanta Search online by zip code or city or category for services available.  Information on workforce development, financial education, homelessness, and health. Serving Atlanta area.  Volunteer and donation opportunities available.211, unable to verify phone number. From the Need Help there is an online chat and text options.  
Essential NeedsUnited Way 211 of Central GeorgiaSearch online by zip code or city or category for services available.  Information on GED preparation, "Familywize Prescription Savings Card",  health insurance, tax filing service, and dedicated services for veterans.  Serves Baldwin, Bibb, Crawford, Hancock, Houston, Jasper, Jones, Macon, Monroe, Peach, Pulaski, Putnam, Twiggs, Washington, and Wilkinson counties. Volunteer and donation opportunities available.211 , unable to verify the phone number. 478-745-4732
Essential NeedsUnited Way 211 of the Coastal EmpireSearch online by zip code or city or category for services available.  Serving Bryan, Chatham, Effingham, and Liberty counties.  Volunteer and donation opportunities available.211, unable to verify the phone number.  
Essential NeedsUnited Way 211of the CSRASearch online by zip code or city or category for services available.  Serving Richmond, Columbia, Burke, Lincoln, Wilkes, Taliaferro, Glascock, and communities in Warren, Jefferson, Emanuel, Jenkins, and McDuffie counties. Services also extend to communities in three South Carolina counties including Aiken, Edgefield and McCormick.  Volunteer and donation opportunities available.211, unable to verify phone number.  706-826-1495
Family & Protective ServicesGeorgia Division of Family & Children ServicesIndividuals concerned with children at risk for abuse and neglect.  Listing for county Department of Social Services offices.855-422-4453  
Family & Protective ServicesGeorgia Division of Aging Services Individuals concerned with possible elder abuse, neglect, or exploitation.  Listing for county Department of Social Services offices.866-552-4464  
Financial AssistanceGeorgia Division of Family and Children ServicesInformation on  Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) which is the monthly cash assistance program. Listing for county Department of Social Services offices.800-436-7442  877-423-4746
FraudOffice of the Attorney GeneralOnline consumer complaint form, scam alerts, consumer education and protection.800-869-1123  
Health Care ServicesGeorgia Department of Community Health: MedicaidGeorgia's Medicaid  program by which the federal and state governments share the cost of providing medical care for needy persons who have low income.877-423-4746  
Health Care ServicesState of Georgia:  PeachCare for Kids Georgia's  State Children's Health Insurance Program (S-CHIPS) which provides free or low cost medical insurance for children.  877-427-3224
HousingGeorgia HUD: Public and Indian Housing Georgia HUD topics such as Homeownership, Rental Help, Homeless Resources, Housing Counselors, and contact information for local offices.800-225-5342
HousingGeorgia USDA Rural Development: Single Family HousingUSDA Rural Development provides low interest mortgages, guaranteed mortgages, 1% interest mortgages for seniors, loans for repairs and mortgage payment assistance for families living in rural areas. 800-338-5975  TDD: 706-456-2034
HousingSocial Serve.com - Housing Resource HelplineSocialserve.com is a non-profit organization that assists tenants and agencies in finding affordable housing for callers free of charge.  Trained, bilingual call center specialists to find available housing. Online housing search available.877-428-8844  Relay:  711
HousingShelter Plus Care | Georgia Department of Community AffairsThe Shelter Plus Care (S+C) program provides permanent housing in connection with supportive services to persons who have a disability and are experiencing homelessness.888-858-6085, bad number, though it is on the website.
HousingJust PeopleHousing for people with limited income who are developmentally disabled, mentally ill or have a head injury who need a home, providing safe, friendly and affordable housing. 770-441-1188
HousingSOWEGAC Council on AgingSystem of services that promote the well-being and independence of older and disabled Georgians, helping them achieve healthy and self-sufficient lives. SOWEGAC has RSVP Ramp Team that help to build accessibility ramps for those without the means to afford it themselves.800-282-6612 
HousingCaringWorksCaringWorks is a nonprofit 501(c)3 agency working to end homelessness. We go beyond one-size-fits-all housing and services to provide care that is carefully tailored to each client, respecting their dignity and seeing their inherent potential for success.404-371-1230
HousingAvita Community PartnersAvita Community Partners is a resource for individuals and families in northeast Georgia experiencing the disabling effects of mental illness, developmental disabilities, and addictive diseases. Our goal is to assist in the development of safe, stable, meaningful lives for all. One of their services is to assist with increased housing stability.800-525-8751  
HousingWalton Foundation for IndependenceRichmond, Aiken, Edgefield, Columbia Counties. Walton Community Services, which offers 15 fully accessible independent living communities for persons with disabilities and for seniors. 706-823-8584
HousingLawrenceville Handicapped HousingGwinnett County. Supportive housing for disabled persons, 40 accessible units and Project-Based rental assistance. 770-806-8156
Identity TheftIdentity Theft Resource CenterThe Victim Assistance Call Center provides no-cost case mitigation to victims and consumer education and awareness in the understanding of identity theft, data breaches, cyber security, scams/fraud and privacy issues. Provides Resource information888-400-5530
Live Chat available
Identity TheftGeorgia Office of Attorney GeneralOnline consumer complaint form, scam alerts, consumer topics,  consumer education and protection.404-651-8600  800-869-1123  
InsuranceInsurance | Georgia Department of RevenueGeneral insurance information, consumer services,  and online Consumer Complaint portal.800-656-2298
404-656-2070  Consumer Complaint Portal
Legal ServicesAtlanta Legal Aid SocietyOffering free civil legal aid for people with low income.  Additional projects for Seniors, Disability Integration, Health law, Kinship Care, and the Home Defense Program for homeowners who are facing the loss of their homes. Serving Fulton, DeKalb, Cobb, Gwinnett, and Clayton counties.Atlanta: 404-524-5811  Clayton County:  404-669-0233  Cobb County:
770-528-2565  DeKalb County: 404-377-0701  Gwinnett County:  678-376-4545
Legal ServicesGeorgia Legal ServicesAttorneys offer free civil legal services for clients with low incomes in cases related to housing, consumer practices, school discipline and access to education, domestic and sexual violence, family law issues, public benefits like food stamps and disability, healthcare access, probate of wills and estates, farmworker rights, and more.800-498-9469
Roadside Assistance 511 GA511 traffic information, traffic map application, construction, and hazard information.511, unable to verify phgone number. 877-694-2511 
Tax PreparationGeorgia Dept of RevenueState tax information for individuals and businesses, forms, property taxes, and estate tax.877-423-6711  
Veterans ServicesGeorgia Department of Veterans ServiceInformation regarding veteran benefits including pensions, medical care, home loans, burial, and life insurance.404-656-2300
Vital StatisticsGeorgia Department of Motor Vehicles: Driver ServicesOnline driver services, replacement drivers licenses, registrations, and auto titles.  Directory of Customer Service Centers.678-413-8400 678-413-8500
678-413-8600  Chat available
Vital StatisticsGeorgia Department of Vital StatisticsInformation on how to request replacement vital records, fees, and ordering information.404-679-4702

Referrals Last Updated: April 2021

Last updated November 9, 2021