The Siemer Foundation seeks to increase academic success of homeless students by stabilizing their families. United Way has brought together community partners to provide wrap-around services to targeted families. The families must reside in the Clarkston/Stone Mountain area. Stabilizing the families includes:

1.       Housing – increase housing stability

2.       Education – improve academic success

3.       Income – increase financial stability

4.       Health – improve overall health

 

Eligibility requirements:

To be eligible for this FREE service, a family must:

1.       Have a child(ren) attending Clarkston High School and/or any of the feeder schools: Jolly Elementary, Indian Creek Elementary, Allgood Elementary, Dunaire Elementary, or Freedom Middle

2.       Be experiencing homelessness as defined by the Department of Education, McKinney-Vento Act. This definition includes families:

a.       Residing in extended-stay hotels

b.      “Doubling up” – living with other families/friends

c.       “Couch hopping” – temporarily staying with others

d.      Living in cars, parks or other non-permanent locations

3.       Have some income and/or public assistance

 

Contact Info:

Latanga Montgomery at Decatur Cooperative Ministry, (404) 377-5365 x113, or Cindy Preuett at Jewish Family & Career Services, (770) 677-9433.

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The Church at Chapelhill - Atlanta Campus Saturday, Dec. 19, 10a.m.-12. 
4330 Washington Road, Atlanta, GA

DeKalb County will host its latest free food distribution event this weekend, handing out a total of about 3,700 boxes of meat and produce to residents in need.

Each package of food will include a 20-pound box of fruit and vegetables and a bag of ground beef or chicken hindquarters.

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