Georgia Appleseed Response to COVID-19

Georgia Appleseed supports public health efforts to protect our community from COVID-19, and we are following the CDC’s guidance regarding public gatherings and social distancing.

In the meantime, our work to improve the lives of Georgia’s most vulnerable children continues (PDF). Georgia’s children still need our support, perhaps now more than ever. The pandemic will not affect all children in the same way—children already confronting poverty, disabilities, and systemic bias and racism will need their schools, communities, and governments to provide them equitably with the right resources and supports.

We are working with government agency leaders, peer organizations, fellow coalition members, and other partners to determine where we can have the best, most meaningful impact in the days and weeks to come.

For updates and resources, which we will be sharing periodically, please follow our social media channels: Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn.

Below are a handful of resource lists gathered by trusted partners, which we hope will help connect people to the resources they need at this time:

Important message from DFCS: Access SNAP, Medicaid or TANF info using student devices

To limit the spread of COVID-19 and protect the public, the Division of Family and Children Services (DFCS) encourages families to access self-service options online during this period. They are requesting that Superintendents work with their Information Technology offices to ensure that these sites can be accessed from student devices, and if necessary, provide access when needed.

Self-service options include:

If you have questions, please contact Denise Wells: Denise.Wells@dhs.ga.gov; Phone: 470-259-6130