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.
The goal of the Family Well-Being focus area is to foster stable, healthy Latino families.
This goal is advanced through:
- Direct Services
- Partnerships & Events
This work includes the Latino Basic Needs Program, events including the annual Hispanic Health Expo (From 2015 to 2018), La Feria de Recursos Hispanos (2019) and advocacy to address Housing, Health and Hunger for Latinas. Through the direct services of the Latino Basic Needs Program, the LAA empowers low-income Latino individuals and families in need to achieve stability and long-term self-sufficiency.
Monday through Friday – 8:30am-5pm
Due to the high volume of families that come to consult with us, we have designed the Walk-In and Appointment System to assist you better.
Please be advised that each outreach center works differently.
For more information, see below.
2750 Buford Hwy NE
Atlanta GA 30324 – 1rst Floor
Tel. (404)638-1800/1839 from 9-12pm
Fax: (404) 638-1891
How we served the public?
Mornings: First-come, first-served basis (especially for benefits enrollments)
Afternoons: By appointments
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. to make the appointments.
This office offers all programs and services, plus translations.
308 North Clayton St.
Lawrenceville, GA 30046
Financial Assistance: 770.676.2852
Public Benefits: 404.565.4844
How we served the public?
8:30 – 12:00pm
Closed – 12:00-1:00pm – Lunch Time
Open 1:00 – 5:00pm
Walk-in all day and if you need to schedule an appointment please call:
Tel. (678) 205-1018
This office offers all programs.
508 E Morris St. Dalton, GA 30721
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.
The work of the Family Well-Being focus area includes the Latino Basic Needs Program, the annual Spirit of Giving, and advocacy to address Housing, Health and Hunger for Latinas.
Atlanta Outreach Center
For SNAP and Medicaid appointment – 404.638.1839
For Financial assistance – 404.638.1839 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Lawrenceville Outreach Center
Rent and Utility assistance – 678-205-1018
Food Stamp and Medicaid assistance – 678-205-1018
Dalton Outreach Center
For assistance, call 706.272.1995
SNAP and Medicaid – 706.272.1997 or 706.272.1998
Financial Assistance – 706.272.1996
To contact the Division of Family & Children Services, please call their general information number 1.877.423.4746. If you need access to resources immediately, please contact United Way at 211. If you have an emergency call 911. For Domestic Violence cases, please call 800.334.2836.
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