ATLANTA — Just one year after its launch, Find Help Georgia has connected 25,679 people from across the state with financial assistance, food pantries, medical care, child care, job training and other free or reduced-cost services through its website and mobile app (powered by findhelp).
Find Help Georgia is a partnership among Prevent Child Abuse Georgia, which is housed in the Georgia State University School of Public Health, the Georgia Department of Early Care and Learning, and the Technical College System of Georgia.
“We are so pleased with the first year of this vital initiative for Georgia families,” said Executive Director of Prevent Child Abuse Georgia Jennifer Stein. “We look forward to continuing to expand its reach.”
FindHelpGA.org is a customized platform that serves residents via a user-friendly website, mobile app and additional support provided by resource specialists through an online chat feature or by phone at 1-800-244-5373. There are nearly 8,000 resources listed, and they can be found in each of Georgia’s 159 counties.
Organizations are encouraged to visit FindHelpGA.org to make sure their programs are listed so they can be easily found by those seeking Help. Organizations can also claim their listing to give and accept referrals and gain access to other free workflow tools. More than 6,000 community organizations and nonprofits are listed in the Find Help Georgia network. Additionally, there are nearly 5,000 claimed program locations in Georgia.
“What’s wonderful about Find Help Georgia is how easy it is to search and self-navigate for resources, even without creating an account. It’s also simple, and free, for helpers and organizations to keep up with the resources shared with the individuals and communities they serve,” said Prevent Child Abuse Georgia Training and Resource Coordinator Kimberly Stewart-Lucas. “Linking families with concrete supports can prevent the stress that often precipitates child maltreatment and helps prevent unintended neglect that occurs when families lack essential resources, which has increased due to the pandemic.”
The partners will host an annual forum Oct. 31 at the GSU College of Law in which organizations can learn more about the initiative and how it connects people to free and reduced-cost services available in their communities. Anyone interested in attending training can visit findhelpga.org/about/#Training.