Georgia - Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) cash assistance provides monthly cash benefits to very low-income families based on eligibility standards set by the states. TANF is not an entitlement program, meaning eligible families are not guaranteed benefits. One of the main goals of TANF is to transition recipients to employment, so that cash benefits are no longer necessary. Address: Two Peachtree Street, NW, Suite 29-250 Atlanta, GA 30303-3181 Phone: 1-800-869-1150
Govenor’s Office of Workforce Development The Governor’s Office of Workforce Development (GOWD) was created to improve the job training and marketability of Georgia’s workforce and drive future economic growth for the state. GOWD was established to implement state workforce development policy as directed by the Governor. Address: Two Martin Luther King, Jr. Drive 1408 West Tower Atlanta, Georgia 30334 Phone: 1-404-463-6030
Georgia Child Care Association (GCCA) GCCA is a non-profit membership organization serving as the voice of Georgia’s licensed child care providers within the halls of government and within the broader community of early learning professionals. Address: 5490 McGinnis Village Place, Suite 207 Alpharetta, Georgia 30005 Phone: 1-770-752-4117 Lean more from their website
Federal Resource - Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) WIC is a federally funded nutrition program for Women, Infants, and Children that helps families by providing financial assistance to purchase healthy supplemental foods from WIC authorized vendors. WIC also provides nutrition education, breastfeeding information and support as well as assisting in finding healthcare and other community services. Learn more from their website
Federal Resource - The Head Start Program Head Start programs support children’s growth and development in a positive learning environment through a variety of services, which include:
Early learning: Children’s readiness for school and beyond is fostered through individualized learning experiences. Through relationships with adults, play, and planned and spontaneous instruction, children grow in many aspects of development. Children progress in social skills and emotional well-being, along with language and literacy learning, and concept development
Health: Each child’s perceptual, motor, and physical development is supported to permit them to fully explore and function in their environment. All children receive health and development screenings, nutritious meals, oral health and mental health support. Programs connect families with medical, dental, and mental health services to ensure that children are receiving the services they need.
Family well-being: Parents and families are supported in achieving their own goals, such as housing stability, continued education, and financial security. Programs support and strengthen parent-child relationships and engage families around children’s learning and development.