WellCare Health Plans provides basic information and services to those who qualify for Medicare and/or Medicaid. WellCare shares information about various programs such as Extra Help and/or Medicare Savings to those who qualify. This information can impact the quality of life for those we serve.
Benefits such as dental, vision, hearing, transportation, and over the counter items can sometimes be added to existing plans with no additional costs.
WellCare can provide seminars and information sessions.
The Outreach Specialist for WellCare is Joseph Thigpen.
State health officials launched a new mobile app Thursday that offers free and confidential access to people suffering from mental illness, substance abuse and other issues.
The My GCAL app, which works on Apple and Android phones, caters to younger Georgians who are more comfortable sending texts than picking up the phone.
It’s run by the Georgia Crisis and Access Line, which has long operated a full-time hotline for people in need of mental health treatment. But officials worry that they’re missing some Georgians, particularly those under 25, who would rather chat online.
Coordinated Entry (CE) is a community-wide process to match people experiencing homelessness to housing resources that are the best fit for their situation.
• Homeless households in the community work with four Points of Entry, located at various social service organizations, to complete a standard assessment that identifies the best type of services for the household.
•Assessments are housed in the HMIS, which scores them and places the household on the appropriate ByName wait list for the type of housing needed.
Households are prioritized by level of vulnerability. When a housing project has a vacancy, the Coordinated Entry Specialist, housed at MUST Ministries, then makes a referral to a housing project as appropriate.
• The housing projects participating in CE no longer maintain their own waitlists and do not have to recruit households for their programs. They are able to serve the most vulnerable households in the community, and households no longer must advocate for themselves at multiple agencies to access housing programs.
Points of Entry:
The Center for Family Resources 995 Roswell St., Suite 100 Marietta, GA 30060
MUST Ministries Elizabeth Inn Outreach Building 55 Elizabeth Church Road Marietta, GA 30061
Sober Living America
Learn more here.
The mission of the Latin American Association (LAA) is to empower Latinos to adapt, integrate and thrive. Our vision is ‘Opportunity for All.’
Founded in 1972, the LAA has grown over the past four decades to become the region’s leading agency representing Georgia’s Latino issues. The LAA offers a targeted menu of direct services that helps Latino individuals assimilate and become contributing members of Georgia’s community.
The LAA achieves its mission through five (5) focus areas: Culture & Engagement, Economic Empowerment, Education, Family Well-Being and Immigration. Each focus area includes a targeted menu of direct services, large-scale events and advocacy to realize significant community impact and affect systems level change.
Apply at 2750 Buford Highway
Atlanta Georgia 30324
Right in the Community wants to be your Developmental Disability Resource.
We keep up with trends, changes, and new programs, and stand ready to help families find their way along the path to services.
We can meet with you and discuss your needs and help find the appropriate programs and services. We have lists of doctors, dentists, psychologists and psychiatrists, residential programs, day programs, camps, and other resources to share with families. Resource information is maintained and updated so that we can provide the most current names and numbers.
Our staff is always willing to help families complete paperwork such as SSI applications, transit program applications, and waiver applications. We are also here to help them understand the maze of paperwork required for many of these programs.
Because we have been helping families for over 60 years, we have a helping history. We know most of the providers and the agencies and are able to network in the disability community and find the appropriate services and programs and help families obtain services with a minimum of delay.
We are your resource for services in the community.