Our school staff strives to help families in need every day. That’s why dozens of schools have food and clothing pantries on campus. Our staff knows that caring for the whole child extends to providing supports to the child’s entire family. That’s why our social workers often work one-on-one with individual families to find the resources they need for their family’s specific needs, whether that is finding reliable transportation, permanent housing, or help with funding for childcare.
When a crisis strikes, our team of dedicated staff members doesn’t stop caring. In fact, they are even more committed to helping our Cobb families in need.
Our team has compiled a list of resources to help our families looking for help, and our staff will continue to be available as we all work together to support each other during this unprecedented time.
For any organization that would like to participate in meeting the needs of our school community, please reach out to the Cobb Schools Foundation or go here to learn how to make a donation to Cobb Students in need.
Emergency Mental Health Services:
Please consult your school social worker or school counselor to receive resources for local mental health providers.
WILLOWBROOKE @ TANNER: 52-bed psychiatric hospital in Villa Rica, GA. On the website, look in the behavioral health section.
Services Offered: Mental Health
Web Site: www.tanner.org
Contact Information: 770-456-3266
Agency Address(es): 20 Herrell Road Villa Rica, GA 30180
RIDGEVIEW INSTITUTE (PSYCHIATRIC HOSPITAL): In-patient psychiatric hospital that serves adolescents and adults. It also offers inpatient, partial and day programs and treatment for a variety of issues including addiction, eating disorders and other mental health disorders. Free assessment 24 hours a day. Accepts private insurance and Medicaid. Follow up support groups provided.
Services Offered: Counseling Agencies/Treatment Facilities, Mental Health, eating disorders, drug assessment/treatment
Web Site: www.ridgeviewinstitute.com
Agency Phone Information: 770-434-4567 or 800-329-9775
Agency Address: 3995 South Cobb Drive Smyrna, GA 30080
PEACHFORD HOSPITAL PSYCHIATRIC FACILITY: In-patient psychiatric hospital that has child, adolescent and adult units. Takes children age 4 and older. They will do a free assessment 24 hours a day. Takes both private insurance and Medicaid.
Services Offered: Counseling Agencies/Treatment Facilities, Mental Health, drug assessment/treatment
Web Site: https://peachford.com/
Email Address: Erica.email@example.com
Contact Information: Erica Collins 770-455-3200
Agency Phone Information: 770-455-3200 or 770-454-2302
Agency Address(es): 2151 Peachford Rd Atlanta, GA 30338
Low-Cost or Free Internet Plans:
Comcast is offering an internet essentials package FREE for 60 days. Click here for more information.
- Comcast Internet Essentials: Offers affordable home internet service for just $9.95 per month– with no contract, credit check or installation fees. You automatically qualify for the Internet Essentials package if your child participates in the school lunch program, you are receiving HUD housing assistance, a low-income senior, a community college student in Colorado or Illinois or a verified low-income veteran. You will also have the option to purchase a laptop or desktop computer for only $149.
- Go to: https://internetessentials.com/
- Call: No direct number for this program; must log in to enter a phone number and receive a call from an agent
Spectrum Internet Assist provides affordable high-speed internet connection to low-income families, students and seniors for just $14.99 per month.
PCs for People: A nonprofit organization that provides low-cost computers and free or affordable internet connection for low-income households. Potential recipients must be living below the 200% poverty level and currently enrolled in a government assistance program. PC for people offers high-speed internet for only $11.25 per month with no credit check or hidden fees. You will also be eligible to receive affordable PC or laptop repair for as low $25. Visit Spectrum.com to learn more or call 1-855-243-8892
Access by AT&T: A low-cost wireless home internet plan for low-income households. Access by AT&T provides high-speed internet service for $5-$10 per month. At least one person of your household should receive SSI or SNAP benefits to be qualified. Visit www.att.com or call AT&T at 855-220-5211
Everyoneon.org – no income requirements EveryoneOn is a national nonprofit working to eliminate the digital divide by making high-speed, low-cost Internet service and computers, and free digital literacy courses accessible to all unconnected Americans. We work with device refurbishes, so individuals and their families can purchase discounted devices, including $150 tablets and $199 laptops. By calling 1-855-EVRY1ON or visiting everyoneon.org, users can discover the closest class in their communities. Go to https://www.everyoneon.org/find-offers?partner=cobbk12 to find resources in the area by zip code.
Cobb County School District’s Enrollment Partner Code & URL
- URL is www.everyoneon.org/cobbk12
- Partner Code is: cobbk12
- Please note: The partner code (everyoneon.org/*partnercode) is case-sensitive. To access the portal, visit www.everyoneon.org/portal and enter the credentials below:
- username: cobbk12 password: password
Food Resources for Those in Need:
|Agency||web site||email address||Phone|
|United Way 211||http://211online.unitedwayatlanta.org/||404-527-7200||100 Edgewood Ave. NE, Atlanta, GA 30303|
|Hope Atlanta||hopeatlanta.org||info@HOPEatlanta.org||404-817-7070||34 Peachtree St. NW, ste. 700, Atlanta, GA 30303|
|Center For Family Resourcesfirstname.lastname@example.org||770-428-2601||995 Roswell St., ste. 100, Marietta, GA 30060|
|Georgia Gov/Food Stamps||gateway.ga.gov/access/||877-423-4746||325 Fairground St. SE, Marietta, GA 30060|
|Family Life Restorationemail@example.com||770-944-1066||6105 Mableton Pkwy, Mableton, GA 30126|
|First Christian Church of Mariettafirstname.lastname@example.org||770-428-3125||569 Frasier St. Marietta, GA 30060|
|Heritage Presbyterian Church||www.heritagepres.com||770-926-3558 x212||5323 Bells Ferry Rd. Acworth, GA 30102|
|Milford Baptist Church||milfordbaptistchurch.com||770-435-8720||1030 Milford Church Rd. Marietta, GA 30060|
|Mount Zion AME church||mtzionamekennesaw.org/food-clothing-pantry||770-499-8126||4163 Wade Green Rd. Kennesaw, GA 30144|
|Must Ministries/Marietta||www.mustministries.org||770-427-9862||1407 Cobb Pkwy, Marietta, GA 30062|
|Must Ministries/Smyrna||www.mustministries.org||770-436-9514||460 Pat Mell Rd. Smyrna, GA 30080|
|One Harvest Food Ministries||psfumc.org||770-943-5130||4329 Marietta St. Powder Springs, GA 30127|
|Papa’s Pantryemail@example.com||770-591-4730||500 Crisler St. Canton, GA 30114|
|Ray Thomas Memorial Pres. Church||www.rtmchurch.org||770-998-9321 x221||4644 Sandy Plains Rd. Marietta, GA 30066|
|Salvation Army||salvationarmyatlanta.org/Marietta-corps-community-center||770-724-1640||202 Waterman ST. Marietta, GA 30060|
|St. Joseph’s Church Food Bank||770-425-5158||87 Lacy St. Marietta, GA 30060|
|Storehouse Ministries||www.noondayba.org||770-428-4810||1348 Canton Rd. NE Marietta, GA 30066|
|Sweetwater Missionfirstname.lastname@example.org||770-819-0662||6289 Veterans Memorial Hwy, Bldg. 12, Austell, GA 30168|
|Reflections of Trinity||Community Food Bank||770-222-6511||4037 Austell-Powder Springs Rd.|
|Lakeview Seventh-day Adventist Church||Across street from Tapp Middle||770-222-1511||4001 Macedonia Rd. Powder Springs, GA 30127|
|McEachern United Methodist Church||770-943-3008||4075 New Macland Rd. Powder Springs, GA 30127|
Additional Food Resources:
Heritage Presbyterian Church has updated its hours of operation. Emergency food distribution will be given on a first-come, first-served basis, so come as early as possible.
Location: Heritage Presbyterian Church, 5323 Bells Ferry Road, Acworth, GA
Tuesday, March 17 – 1:00-3:00
Thursday, March 19 – 1:00-3:00
Tuesday, March 24 – 1:00-3:00
Thursday, March 26 – 10:00-12:00
Sweetwater Mission will offer an express service for those in need. Their doors won’t be open as normal, but those in need can drive up, fill out brief paperwork, drive around to the back of the building and they will provide families with a 50lb box of food. Families can take advantage of this service once a month.
Location: 6105 Hotel Street, Austell, Georgia 30106