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This Week in GeorgiaGov: Assistance for Needy Families
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.
Georgia's food stamp recipients can double their dollars at participating local farmer's markets.
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?
Starting today, all recipients of unemployment insurance will get benefits electronically, either through direct bank deposit or debit card.
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.