Inform Women

The City of Atlanta is proud to partner with the Carter Center for their global Inform Women, Transform Lives Campaign aimed at raising awareness about women’s right to information in 13 inaugural cities: Amman, Jordan; Atlanta, USA; Buenos Aires, Argentina; Cape Town, South Africa; Chicago, USA; Colombo, Sri Lanka; Dhaka, Bangladesh; Dublin, Ireland; Guatemala City, Guatemala; Kampala, Uganda; Lima, Peru; Monrovia, Liberia; and São Paulo, Brazil.

Women around the world are the least likely to demand and receive access to information yet are the most in need of this powerful tool. Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms is committed to ensuring that all women in Atlanta receive key information from the City in equitable ways to live safe, prosperous lives, and to strengthen their communities.

To learn more about the campaign launched on March 8th and concluding on September 28th, click here.

To receive updates on the campaign, text “info4women” to 888777.

Learn more about the services and programs the City provides below.

City of Atlanta Services and Programs divided into the following categories: Gender-Based Violence, Economic Mobility, Housing, Health, Community Safety, Food Access, Other

 

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Gender-Based Violence

SafeSPOTS (Safe Place off the Streets) is a program designed to provide immediate assistance to individuals and families facing child and/or domestic violence at any time the need arise. The firefighters of Atlanta Fire Rescue Department (AFRD), within the confines of Fire Stations, will utilize its facilities as a “SafeSPOT” for: Abandoned Infants, Abused Children, Victims of Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children, Victims of Sexual Assault, and Victims of Domestic Violence.
For additional information contact:
Name: Deputy Chief Glen Riley, Field Operations
Phone: (404) 556-7249
Email: griley@atlantaga.gov
Website: https://atlantava.org/be-a-survivor/domestic-violence

Welcoming Atlanta Victim Services Program works to ensure that Limited English Proficient and foreign-born victims of crime in the City of Atlanta receive equitable access to services and protections under the law. We provide victims of crime with referrals to culturally competent legal and social services providers, assist victims to obtain police reports, provide information about rights and resources, and advocate on behalf of victims to ensure that the concerns of Atlanta’s diverse immigrant communities are heard and incorporated into existing and future programming.
For additional information contact:
Name: Holly Malerba, Victim Services Program Manager
Phone: (470) 571-6313
Email: hsmalerba@atlantaga.gov

Economic Mobility

WorkSource Atlanta is responsible for programs and services within the City of Atlanta which are funded under the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act of 2014 (WIOA) through the U.S. Department of Labor. WorkSource Atlanta partners with federal, state, and local governments, colleges, schools, and community and faith-based organizations to deliver comprehensive workforce development services. WorkSource Atlanta staff are available Monday through Friday from 8:15 a.m. to 5 p.m. to assist with your employment needs.
818 Pollard Blvd., SW Atlanta, Georgia 30315
Contact: Roscell Hall-Partners, Coordinator
Phone: (404) 546-3000 or (404) 494-0171
Email: rohall@atlantaga.gov

Bank On Atlanta is a collaboration between financial institutions, community-based organizations and local government to ensure that all residents have the opportunity to be financially healthy. Together, we are working to connect people to safe, affordable, and certified banking accounts. Our members also offer services and educational resources that help empower individuals and families to improve their financial capability, health and independence.
Address: 55 Trinity Ave SW, Suite 2400, Atlanta, GA 30303
Email: bankon@atlantaga.gov
Website: https://bankon.atlantaga.gov/

Invest Atlanta’s COVID-19 Recovery & Relief Resource Center is actively consolidating COVID-19 resources from local, state, and national organizations.
Website: https://www.investatlanta.com/covid-19-resources

Women’s Entrepreneurship Initiative (WEI) serves to provide unprecedented access to the human, educational and financial capital critical to empowering early stage company-building entrepreneurs, who just so happen to be women. While we recognize and diligently work to revolutionize the economic and social inequities faced by women business owners, we also stand firm in our belief that being a women and an entrepreneur can mutually coexist, and marginalizations based on gender must be minimized, in order for talent to be maximized.
Address: 84 Peachtree St. NE, 11th Floor, Atlanta, GA 30303
Phone: (470) 553-3059
Email: info@weiatlanta.com
http://www.weiatlanta.com/

Women Export University (WEU) – WEU is a capacity building program that equips female micro-entrepreneurs with the necessary tools and resources to become globally competitive. The WEU curriculum includes virtual workshops, one-on-one consultations, insights and training on export strategies, tools and resources to enter new markets, insights on how to build an export-friendly digital presence, and guidance on package flows. A partnership with UPS, WEU aims to increase the participation of women-owned business in international trade and create more opportunities for women entrepreneurs to achieve economic equality.
Contact: Cesar Vence, Deputy Director, Mayor’s Office of International Affairs
Email: cvence@atlantaga.gov
Phone: (404) 558-9483
Website: https://www.atlinternationalaffairs.com/women-export-u

Housing

The city, county, state and federal governments have all passed emergency response policies to provide financial assistance and housing stability to residents during the Coronavirus health pandemic. The City of Atlanta has read and summarized the various housing related policies to help you better understand what you need to know to stay in your home.

The United Way of Greater Atlanta is administering ATL Strong’s rental assistance funds. If you or your tenant are in need of emergency rental or utility assistance, please contact the United Way of Greater Atlanta by calling 2-1-1 or clicking here.
Website: https://atlstrong.org/housing-information/

Owner-Occupied Rehab Program: Atlanta Housing, Invest Atlanta and the City of Atlanta have launched a deferred forgivable loan program that provides up to $70,000 in federal funds to eligible Ashview Heights and Atlanta University Center homeowners for exterior health and safety repairs on their home.
Contact the Choice Neighborhoods Exterior Owner-Occupied Rehab Program Manager, Meals On Wheels Atlanta at info@mowatl.org or call 404-351-3889.
Website: https://www.investatlanta.com/homebuyers/owner-occupied-rehab

Delivering Affordable Apartments: Explore the properties offering affordable living within the City of Atlanta. Please contact the property manager for each property for more information on availability and income qualification guidelines.
Website: https://www.investatlanta.com/renters/explore-affordable-apartments

Health

Mayor’s Virtual Emotional Wellness Summit for Women, Prioritizing Mental Health Through Crisis, welcomed all people that identify as women and their allies to discuss the importance of mental health during this time of global crisis. We talked openly and honestly about racial injustice, health disparities, social and financial inequities, the impact of COVID-19 on our communities, and what women need to invest in their own mental health. The discussion was specific to Atlanta and highlighted local resources available for women and their families.
POC: Sissy Weldon, Project Manager, Mayor’s Office of One Atlanta
Phone: (404) 693-1214
Contact: sissyweldon@atlantaga.gov
Website: https://atlstrong.org/wellnesssummit/

Community Safety

Policing Alternatives & Diversion Initiative (PAD) – ONLY AVAILABLE IN ZONES 4, 5 & 6
City of Atlanta is partnering with the Policing Alternatives & Diversion Initiative (PAD) to facilitate outreach to individuals experiencing quality of life concerns related to mental health, substance use or extreme poverty. PAD responds to the following concerns: disturbances (such as someone yelling outside a business), public indecency (such as someone without clothes on in a public place), welfare (such as someone asking for food), mental health (such as someone who appears disoriented or talking to themselves), substance use (such as someone drinking liquor at a park bench), basic needs (such as someone in need of shelter), and public health (such as someone eating out of a dumpster).
Contact: PAD accepts community referrals through the City of Atlanta 311 non-emergency city services line for quality-of-life concerns.
Phone: 311
Website: https://www.atlantapad.org/

Atlanta Community Emergency Response Team (ACERT): The Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) program helps train people to be better prepared to respond to emergency situations in their communities. When emergencies happen, CERT members can give critical support to first responders, provide immediate assistance to victims, and organize spontaneous volunteers at a disaster site. CERT members can also help with non-emergency projects that help improve the safety of the community.

The course runs one-day a week (currently on Tuesday) for six weeks. Must be 18 years or older. Should be able to pass a background check to obtain a training completion certificate.
Phone: (404) 538-7112
Website: https://www.atlfrf.org/acert

Atlanta Smoke Alarm Program (ASAP): The Atlanta Fire Rescue Department wants to ensure each home in the City of Atlanta has a working smoke alarm.  Why do our volunteers enjoy working with the Atlanta Fire Rescue Department’s Smoke Alarm program…Smoke Alarms Save Lives!  Our volunteers receive a tremendous feeling of accomplishment knowing how they helped keep another City of Atlanta resident safe from fires.
Name: Claudie Nash
Phone: (404) 392-0040
Email: CNash@atlantaga.gov
Website: https://www.atlfrf.org/atlanta-smoke-alarm-program-asap

Child Seat Safety Program: Provides child safety seat educational services to parents and caregivers at 33 stations across the city; also provides child safety seats to low-income families.
Name: William Hutchinson
Phone: 678-643-4318
Email: AFRCarSeats@AtlantaGa.Gov
Website: https://www.atlantafirerescue.com/programs/car-seat-program

Code Enforcement for Residential Tenants: The Bureau of Code Compliance process is a system for constituents to file complaints regarding violations of the Atlanta Housing Code, the Graffiti Ordinance, and/or the Commercial Maintenance and Industrial Code.
818 Pollard Blvd. SW Atlanta, GA 30315
Phone: (404) 546-3800
Email: codesrequests@atlantaga.gov
Website: https://www.atlantapd.org/services/community-services/office-of-code-enforcement

Street Light Bulb Replacement or Street Light is Out/Missing
Call: 311
Website: https://www.atl311.com/?page_id=115&atlId=1-3JRE2&_crauth=bf062e22fc

Street Light Bulb Replacement
Call: 311
Website: https://www.atl311.com/?page_id=115&atlId=1-3JRE2&_crauth=7b03a4a975

Emergency Sign and Pole Repair/Replacement
Call: 311
Website: https://www.atl311.com/?page_id=115&atlId=1-3JRD7&_crauth=7b03a4a975

Non-Emergency Sign Repair, Replacement or Installation
Call: 311
Website: https://www.atl311.com/?page_id=115&atlId=1-3JRD2&_crauth=7b03a4a975

Food Access

Atlanta Department of Parks and Recreation
Grab and Go Meal Program is providing children ages 5-18 with free, hot, grab and go meals, Monday through Friday from 4:00pm to 6:00pm at local recreation centers throughout the city. Sign up for free at your local recreation center.
Website: https://www.atlantaga.gov/government/departments/parks-recreation/office-of-recreation/grab-and-go-meal-program

Other

iSpeakATL: The Language Access Plan, known as iSpeakATL, offers free, timely, and efficient language services to the City’s Limited English Proficient (LEP) population. Constituents will be able to receive excellent service in all City buildings and offices, no matter what language they speak.
Phone: (404) 865-8813
Email: welcomingatlanta@atlantaga.gov
Website: https://www.welcomingatlanta.com/ispeakatl/

Human Relations Commission: The City of Atlanta has established a Human Relations Commission (HRC) to promote mutual respect and understanding within the city of Atlanta. The HRC investigates and hears complaints regarding discrimination, makes recommendations on how to resolve such complaints, and initiates activities in keeping with its mission. The HRC is the vehicle for addressing illegal discrimination in public accommodations, private employment, and housing within the City. The prohibited forms of discrimination involve race, color, creed, religion, sex, domestic relationship status, sexual orientation, national origin, gender identity, age, and physical disability.
Contact Info: Office of Constituent Services, 55 Trinity Avenue, Atlanta, Georgia 30303
Phone: (404) 330-6023
Email: svoelkel@atlantaga.gov

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