Resident Resources

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Food Assistance

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Family Assistance

Athens Area Homeless Shelter

Athens Area Diaper Bank

Family Promise

Financial Assistance (Rent, Utilities, Mortgage)

The Ark

  • 706-548-8155
  •  Monday - Friday from 9:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. 
  • https://www.athensark.org/
  • Eligibility: Athens-Clarke County resident, low income, COVID-related need
  • Documentation Needed: Proof of income/Loss of income, evidence of expenses (lease, utility bill, proof of mortgage payment)

Athens Land Trust

  • 706-431-3157
  • athenslandtrust.org
  • Athens Land Trust’s COVID-19 Assistance Program is designed to provide relief for those experiencing a loss of income due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • Download the application
  • Applications can be emailed to housing@athenslandtrust.org or sent to their office at 685 N. Pope St. (by mail or through the secure drop-box at the office).
  • Additional Assistance Programs: Healthcare, childcare, COVID-related emergency expenses
  • Eligibility: Athens-Clarke County resident, low income, COVID-related need
  • Documentation Needed: Proof of income, information on unemployment/job disruption
  • Download the application here.

Georgia Rental Assistance Program

Homeless Assistance

Athens Area Homeless Shelter

People Living in Recovery

Additional Hotlines/Warm Lines

Georgia COVID-19 Emotional Support Hotline – 866-399-8938

  • The Georgia COVID-19 Emotional Support Line, staffed by mental health professionals and trained crisis counselors, provides 24/7 free and confidential assistance to callers needing emotional support or resource information as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Georgia Crisis and Access Line (GCAL) – 1-800-715-4225

  • GCAL is available 24/7, 365 days a year, to help you or someone you care for in a crisis.

CARES Warm Line – 1-844-326-5400

  • Available for call or text every day from 8:30 a.m. - 11:00 p.m. for help with substance abuse challenges.

COVID-19 Hotline – 844-442-2681

  • The State of Georgia has a COVID-19 hotline. If you believe that you are experiencing symptoms of COVID-19 or have been exposed to the novel coronavirus, please contact your primary care doctor or an urgent care clinic. Please do not show up unannounced at an emergency room or health care facility.

Peer2Peer Warm Line – 888-945-1414 (Statewide)

  • The warm line provides Georgians the opportunity to receive peer support over the phone 24 hours a day.