Georgia’s Latino population has exploded over the past 20 years, with Hispanics now representing 11 percent of the residents of metro Atlanta. As the number of Latinos in the state continues to grow, so do the socio-economic disparities that exist for Latino families. One-third of Latinos in the Atlanta region, for instance, live in poverty, and thousands of Latino families face hunger.
Our Family Well-Being department professionals work closely with families to meet their basic needs and assist them in times of crisis so that they can achieve stability and self-sufficiency.
Our experienced social workers, all of whom are bilingual, meet with clients face-to-face and follow up with them periodically for up to 90 days to ensure they have access to the tools they need to succeed. The department also provides community referrals and resources to our clients, as well as hosts partners on an almost daily basis to talk to our families about various topics, including family planning, financial literacy and child development. We also offer free parenting classes.
Family Well-Being opens Monday to Friday at 8:30 a.m., and clients are seen on a first-come, first-served basis. If you are unable to come in the morning, please call (404) 638.1839 from Monday to Thursday between 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. People without appointments should visit the Family Well-Being department before 8:00 a.m.
To set-up a financial assistance pre-screening appointment, please call (404) 638-1839, Monday, Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 9am -11:30am. For public benefits enrollment, please visit the Family Well-Being department weekdays before 8:30am.
We offer Family Well-Being services in our Atlanta and Lawrenceville offices.
Latino Basic Needs Program
For older first-generation and retired Latinos, it can be hard to find social groups where they can interact with folks who speak Spanish. Our Club de la Tercera Edad was founded decades ago with these individuals in mind, and it’s still going.
Support Group, Community Partnerships and Resources
We partner with community organizations, health care providers, nonprofits and government agencies to offer our clients information, referrals and services that are beyond our scope of work.
Latino Housing Summit (details forthcoming)
Latino Health Summit (details forthcoming)
Upcoming Classes, Workshops and Support Groups
To be announced.