As part of our ongoing efforts to serve our clients, PCCI is providing daily briefings to staff and clients focused on resources and services designed to address housing stability and emergency household needs. Please note that these briefings are not intended to replace other COVID-19 related matters, nor provide health, safety and wellness resources.
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Scroll down for more information on the following:
- Clayton County Public Schools
- DeKalb County Schools
- Douglas County School System
- Gwinnett County Schools
- Fulton County Schools
- Henry County Schools
- Rockdale County Schools
- New Information for Filing for Unemployment
- DCA Housing Choice Voucher Program Information
- Information for Veterans
Clayton County Public Schools
The district will serve grab-and-go breakfast and lunch meals at 21 sites starting Wednesday. Students can now pick up both breakfast and lunch between 9 a.m. and 12 p.m. at the following sites:
Church Street Elementary, Fountain Elementary, Huie Elementary, King Elementary, Lee Street Elementary, Lovejoy High, Morrow Middle, Mt. Zion High, Pointe South Elementary, Tara Elementary, West Clayton Elementary, Edmonds Elementary, Jackson Elementary, Lake Ridge Elementary, Eddie White Academy, Rex Mill Middle, Kendrick Middle School, North Clayton Middle, Forest Park High, Mundy’s Mill High and Riverdale High. Mobile food pantries will also be available on March 20th at 4 p.m. at Forest Park Middle School and March 27 at 9 a.m. at King Elementary. Grocery services through the Atlanta Food Bank will also be available every Friday from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. at Huie Elementary, King Elementary, Lovejoy High, Tara Elementary and West Clayton Elementary.
DeKalb County Schools
The district expanded today to 30 meal distribution locations and said it will also begin bus distribution. All DCS student can get a free bagged lunch daily from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the following schools and recreation centers:
John R. Lewis Elementary School, Avondale Elementary School, Stepensen Middle School, Freedom Middle School, Miller Grove Middle School, Peachcrest Elementary School, Cedar Grove Elementary School, Cross Keys High School, Sequoyah Middle School, Idlewood Elementary School, Tucker Middle School, Lithonia High School, Marbut Elementary School, Clarkston High School, Jolly Elementary School, Chapel Hill Middle School, Narvie J. Harris Elementary School, Bethune Middle School, Canby Lane Elementary School, McNair Middle School, Early Learning Center, Gresham Recreation, Exchange Intergenerational, Redan Recreation, Tobie Grant RC, N.H. Scott RC, Lucious Sanders RC, Mason Mill RC, Hamilton RC and Midway RC.
The district announced Tuesday they will also add school bus deliveries for students in neighborhoods beginning March 23.
Douglas County School System
Beginning Wednesday, March 18, meals for children ages 0-18 will be distributed at the following high schools: Alexander, Chapel Hill, Douglas County, Lithia Springs and New Manchester High Schools. Douglas County School Nutrition will distribute breakfast and lunch for five days for children every Wednesday until school resumes. Children must be present in the car to receive the meals.
Gwinnett County Schools
68 schools will provide lunch for pick-up for kids 18 and under from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. through March 20.
In addition, school buses will deliver meals at bus stops between 11 a.m. and noon in the following clusters– Berkmar, Central Gwinnett, Discovery, Meadowcreek, Norcross, Shiloh, and South Gwinnett– and for the following schools– Alcova ES, Arcado ES, Berkeley Lake ES, Chesney ES, Duluth MS, Harris ES, Jackson ES, Knight ES, Lovin ES, McKendree ES, Northbrook MS, and Sycamore ES. The buses will be making stops at their regular bus stops between 11 a.m. and noon. Pick up-locations are at:
Alcova Elementary School, Alford Elementary, Anderson-Livsey Elementary School, Annistown Elementary School, Arcado Elementary School, Baggett Elementary School, Baldwin Elementary, Beaver Ridge Elementary School, Benefield Elementary School, Berkeley Lake Elementary School, Berkmar High School, Berkmar Middle School, Bethesda Elementary School, Britt Elementary School, Cedar Hill Elementary School, Centerville Elementary School, Central Gwinnett High School, Chesney Elementary School, Corley Elementary School, Discovery High School, Duluth High School, Duluth Middle School, Ferguson Elementary School, Grace Snell Middle School, Graves Elementary School, Gwinnett InterVention Education (GIVE) Center East, Gwinnett Intervention Education (GIVE) Center West, Harris Elementary School, Hopkins Elementary School, Jackson Elementary School, Jenkins Elementary School, Jordan Middle School, Kanoheda Elementary School, Knight Elementary School, Lawrenceville Elementary School, Lilburn Elementary School, Lilburn Middle School, Lovin Elementary School, Magill Elementary School, McKendree Elementary School, Meadowcreek Elementary School, Meadowcreek High School, Minor Elementary School, Moore Middle School, Nesbit Elementary School, Norcross Elementary School, Norcross High School, Northbrook Middle School, Norton Elementary School, Partee Elementary School, Paul Duke STEM High School, Peachtree Elementary School, Pinckneyville Middle School, Radloff Middle School, Richards Middle School, Rockbridge Elementary School, Rosebud Elementary School, Shiloh Elementary School, Shiloh High School, Shiloh Middle School, Simonton Elementary School, Snellville Middle School, South Gwinnett High School, Stripling Elementary School, Summerour Middle School, Sweetwater Middle School, Sycamore Elementary School and Winn Holt Elementary School.
Fulton County Schools
Families can drive through and pick up meals for children and their family members at these six schools from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Monday, Wednesday and Friday: Lake Forest Elementary School, Mimosa Elementary School, Haynes Bridge Middle School, Tri-Cities High School, Banneker High School, and Langston Hughes High School.
Henry County Schools
Henry County Schools and the School Nutrition Department will be offering free take-home meals during the current school closure. Starting Wednesday, March 18, families will be able to pick up lunch for that day and breakfast for the following morning for their student(s) (regardless of the school they attend in Henry County Schools) at one of the following locations from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.: Locust Grove Elementary, Hampton Middle School, McDonough Middle School, Stockbridge Middle School.
Rockdale County Schools
RCPS will deliver meals on weekdays starting Tuesday, March 17, 2020 to children age 18 and under in Rockdale County neighborhoods while school buildings are closed during the Independent Learning Days. Meals will be delivered between 10:50 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. via RCPS school bus. Look for the bus and listen for the horn! Be sure to let the lunch bus know of any food allergies. Meals must be picked up at one of the delivery locations (not at Heritage High or Salem High, where the meals are prepared) and must be picked up by the child or with a child present. If you are the parent of a child with special needs and have concerns about accessing meals, please contact us at 770-860-4258. If you have a specific delivery location (intersection or subdivision) to recommend adding to the routes, please email us at [email protected]
NEW Information for filing for unemployment
In response to the recent development of COVID-19, the Georgia Department of Labor (GDOL) is temporarily suspending in-person requirements for services provided by the agency. The GDOL is providing online access to unemployment services via their website at https://dol.georgia.gov/online-services
Georgia Department of Community Affairs (DCA) Housing Choice Voucher Program Information
If you are a current landlord or participant and have questions concerning your case, please contact your Housing Specialist by email. Click here for the list of Housing Specialists.
Information for Veterans
Until further notice, every Veteran who presents at the CRRC (building 128 at Fort McPherson) to leave their contact information (email if no phone) and someone will contact them and conduct a telephone screening/assessment to ascertain their needs and how we can assist.
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Please note that these briefings are not intended to replace other COVID-19 related matters, nor provide health, safety, and wellness resources.