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This Week in GeorgiaGov: Assistance for Needy Families

Help for the Homeless in Georgia

August 4, 2016

Georgia's home to nearly 14,000 homeless individuals throughout the state. However, there are a number of programs that offer assistance and care that can better their lives and the lives of the families. Funding and programs that reach homeless individuals with disabilities, AIDS, veterans and their families are available through the Georgia Department of Community Affairs. 

Using COMPASS

October 14, 2015

Learn more about getting health benefits online in Georgia.

Doubling Food Stamp Benefits at Georgia Farmer's Markets

August 20, 2015

Georgia's food stamp recipients can double their dollars at participating local farmer's markets.

Affordable Care Act Information Available at healthcare.gov

November 5, 2013

If you need health insurance and want to apply for coverage through the Affordable Care Act, go to healthcare.gov, the main website for the federal program.

SNAP Benefits Decreasing Today

November 1, 2013

The extra funding added in 2009 to the SNAP benefits ends today.

Applying for Food Assistance with WIC

June 24, 2013

Among the public safeguards against hunger, the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children helps low-income families with infants and toddlers eat well and stay healthy.

Lawyers Fight Hunger with the Legal Food Frenzy

April 17, 2013

Did you know that nearly 60% of Georgia’s public school students are eligible for either a free or reduced lunch at school each day? So where do these children go for a complete and balanced meal during the summer months when they are at home?

Sponsors Needed for Summer Food Service Program

February 15, 2013

Yesterday, President Obama highlighted Georgia's pre-Kindergarten program. DECAL administers the program and works to meet the needs of Georgia’s children and their families.

Unemployment Insurance Benefits Move to Electronic Delivery

November 2, 2012

Starting today, all recipients of unemployment insurance will get benefits electronically, either through direct bank deposit or debit card.

Applying for Child Care Assistance

August 13, 2012

To ensure that children around the state are well taken care of, the Childcare and Parent Services (CAPS) program offers low-income families subsidies to pay for quality child care. CAPS covers costs for children 12 and younger; it also assists parents with special needs children up to age 17.

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