Resources for Our Families in Need

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 Foundationor go here to learn how to make a donation to Cobb Students in need.  

Cobb Schools is also partnering with MUST Ministries to feed Cobb families in need while schools are closed 

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 Sitewww.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.collins@uhsinc.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  

  • username: cobbk12      password: password  

Food Resources for Those in Need: 

Agency web site email address  Phone  
Food Finder foodfinder.us info@foodfinderga.org 770-622-7887  
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 Resources www.thecfr.org info@thecfr.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 Restoration www.familyliferestorationcenter.org info@flrconline.org 770-944-1066 6105 Mableton Pkwy, Mableton, GA 30126 
First Christian Church of Marietta www.fccmariettaga.org fccmariettaga@comcast.net 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 Pantry  admin@papaspantry.org 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 
Simple Needs simpleneedsga.org info@simpleneedsga.org 678-266-3344  
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 Mission www.sweetwatermission.org jay@sweetwatermission.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 

Dates:

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