In this health crisis there are many people of all ages who need help - City of Smyrna staff put together this list of many organizations that provide assistance to those in need (if you know of an organization not listed that may be helpful to those in need please comment and we will add it).
The organizations listed have their own criteria, policies, and procedures for services. This list is provided as a resource and is not a guarantee of services or outcomes:
Atlanta Legal Aid
The Center for Family Resources
995 Roswell St NE #308, Marietta, GA 30060
Assistance Provided: Food pantry; Rental assistance and Short Term Housing for families with minor children in the home.
Better Business Bureau (BBB) - focused on serving the business community and consumers throughout the pandemic.
- Consumer information: BBB.org/coronavirus
- Business information: BBB.org/coronavirus-business
- BBB’s Resource Page for Georgia: bbb.org/article/news-releases/21882-coronavirus-covid-19-resources-for-georgia
- Report a Scam: BBB.org/scamtracker/
- To report Price Gouging: BBB.org/adtruth
Assistance Provided: Credit counseling and education including foreclosure prevention.
Cobb County Community Services Board
Assistance Provided: Access Center & Crisis Hotline; Public mental health & substance abuse treatment for individuals with or without insurance substance abuse services, covering 21 counties.
Family Life Restoration Center
6105 Mableton Pkwy, Mableton, GA 30126
Assistance Provided: Food Pantry. Bring picture id, social security card and current lease or mortgage statement.
Assistance Provided: Downloadable app to locate food pantry locations.
Georgia Crisis & Access Line
Assistance Provided: 24/7 Helpline accessing mental health services in Georgia.
Georgia Department of Community Affairs
Website: https://www.dca.ga.gov/safe-affordable-housing Assistance Provided: Mortgage and affordable housing assistance.
Georgia Housing Search DCA
Assistance Provided: Affordable rental housing tool and resources.
Georgia Senior Legal Hotline
Operating Hours: Monday-Thursday from 9:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.
Assistance Provided: A service intended to increase access to legal advice and assistance for older Georgians, particularly those who are socially or economically needy.
Assistance Provided: Rental Assistance, Eviction Prevention, Transportation
HOPE for Homeowners HUD
Must Ministries Smyrna
460 Pat Mell Road, Smyrna, GA 30080 Phone: 770-436-9514
Website: www.mustministries.org/smyrna Assistance Provided: Food Pantry
NAMI Cobb: (404) 695-5333
NAMI Georgia Crisis Line: (770) 408-0635 Assistance Provided: Mental health support NW Metro Atlanta Habitat for Humanity
Phone: 770-724-1640 Main Number
Phone: 770-724-1649 Rent or utility assistance. Assistance Provided: Rent, utilities, and food.
Assistance Provided: Food and utilities
St. Vincent de Paul Society
St. Thomas the Apostle
4300 King Springs Rd SE, Smyrna, GA 30082 Phone: 770-268-0996
Assistance Provided: Rental Assistance
6130 Hotel Street, Austell, GA 30106
Assistance Provided: Food, clothing and hygiene items.
Housing & Utilities Assistance
Phone: 211 or 404-614-1000
During High Call Volume Assistance Can Be Reached at http://211online.unitedwayatlanta.org/
Assistance Provided: United Way helps low-income families with all sorts of help ranging from putting food on the table, to providing clothes to people in need to housing and utility assistance
Verizon helps eliminate worry for customers during time of great need.
Reinforces pledge to Keep Americans Connected and goes further to protect most vulnerable
● Will waive overage charges and late fees to support customers who may be financially affected by the COVID-19 crisis
● Announces two months waived internet and voice service charges for current Lifeline customers and new affordable internet option for low-income households
● Adds 15GB of high speed data for wireless consumer and small business customers to be automatically applied with no customer action necessary
● Verizon provides first responders with priority and preemption abilities for voice and data
● Consumer and small business Fios and DSL broadband internet plans have no data caps