Families in Need


Our school staff strives to help families in need every day. That’s why dozens of schools have food and clothing pantries on campus. Our staff knows that caring for the whole child extends to providing supports to the child’s entire family. That’s why our social workers often work one-on-one with individual families to find the resources they need for their family’s specific needs, whether that is finding reliable transportation, permanent housing, or help with funding for childcare.

When a crisis strikes, our team of dedicated staff members doesn’t stop caring. In fact, they are even more committed to helping our Cobb families in need.

Our team has compiled a list of resources to help our families looking for help, and our staff will continue to be available as we all work together to support each other during this unprecedented time.

Need More Support? 

Heating Assistance Program

LIHEAP Appointments are available!  A limited number of appointments are available for the LIHEAP Heating Assistance Program. Assistance is available only for families who have not received heating assistance this program year which began November 1, 2020. Families may schedule an appointment online at www.tallatoonacap.org or by calling (770) 817-4666, select option 2.  For more information, click here.

Rental / Mortgage Assistance

For Cobb County - COVID-19 Financial Relief Community Resources, click here.

Mental Health Resources

Emergency Mental Health Services - Website

The Coalition of Treatment Providers is comprised of therapists and treatment centers that provide a one time free assessment to Cobb students and/or employees, and their family members. The coalition meet twice per school year to discuss current trends regarding mental health as well as prevention and intervention services and programs being offered in the Cobb County School District and/or the surrounding community.

Coalition Application

Coalition List (PDF)

Coalition List (Excel Document)

Willowbrooke @ Tanner - Website

Services Offered: Mental Health

Phone: 770-456-3266

Address: 20 Herrell Road, Villa Rica, GA 30180

Ridgeview Institute (Behavioral Health) - Website

In-patient psychiatric hospital that serves adolescents and adults. It also offers inpatient, partial and day programs and treatment for a variety of issues including addiction, eating disorders and other mental health disorders. Free assessment 24 hours a day. Accepts private insurance and Medicaid. Follow up support groups provided.

Services Offered: Counseling Agencies/Treatment Facilities, Mental Health, eating disorders, drug assessment/treatment

Phone: 770-434-4567 or 800-329-9775

Address: 3995 South Cobb Drive, Smyrna, GA 30080

Peachford Hospital Psychiatric Facility - Website

In-patient psychiatric hospital that has child, adolescent and adult units. Takes children age 4 and older. They will do a free assessment 24 hours a day. Takes both private insurance and Medicaid.

Services Offered: Counseling Agencies/Treatment Facilities, Mental Health, drug assessment/treatment

Email Address: Erica.collins@uhsinc.com

Contact: Erica Collins 770-455-3200

Phone: 770-455-3200 or 770-454-2302

Address: 2151 Peachford Rd, Atlanta, GA 30338

Low-Cost or Free Internet Plans

Comcast - Website

Comcast is offering an internet essentials package FREE for 60 days. Click here for more information.

Comcast Internet Essentials:

  • Anyone who signs up for Internet Essentials will receive two free months of Internet service. We are also increasing the speed of the program to 25 Mbps downloads, and 3 Mbps uploads for all new and existing customers.
  • After first two free months expire, you can either cancel the service (which you can do at any time) or keep it as a regular paying Internet Essentials customer. You will receive an easy to use self-install-kit that includes a cable modem (to receive service at your home) with a WiFi router (to connect your devices without wires). There is no term contract or credit check and no shipping fee for equipment.

Call: No direct number for this program; must log in to enter a phone number and receive a call from an agent.

Spectrum - Website

Spectrum Internet Assist – provides affordable high-speed internet connection to low-income families, students and seniors for just $14.99 per month.

  • Free Internet modem
  • High-speed Internet at 30 Mbps
  • No data caps & No contracts
  • Optional in-home WiFi service at $5/mo
  • One or more members of your household must be a recipient of one of the following assistance programs:
  • National School Lunch Program (NSLP)
  • Community Eligibility Provision (CEP) of the NSLP
  • Supplemental Security Income (for applicants age 65+ only)

PCs for People - Website

A nonprofit organization that provides low-cost computers and free or affordable internet connection for low-income households.

  • Potential recipients must be living below the 200% poverty level and currently enrolled in a government assistance program.
  • PC for people offers high-speed internet for only $11.25 per month with no credit check or hidden fees.
  • You will also be eligible to receive affordable PC or laptop repair for as low $25.
  • For purchases in store or online, you must have…
  • Photo ID
  • Eligibility document dated within the last six months (unless it is an annual document)

Access by AT&T - Website

A low-cost wireless home internet plan for low-income households.

  • With at least one resident who participates in the U.S. Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) and
  • With an address in AT&T’s 21-state service area, at which we offer wireline home Internet service, and
  • Without outstanding debt for AT&T fixed Internet service within the last six months or outstanding debt incurred under this program.

Phone: 855-220-5211

EveryoneOn - Website

Affordable Internet & Computer Devices through partnerships with local Internet service providers. Comprehensive list of plans can be found here: https://www.everyoneon.org/lowcost-offers

For a specific partnership with Cobb County School District, the enrollment process is:

URL is www.everyoneon.org/cobbk12

username: cobbk12 password: password

Phone: 1-855-EVRY1ON

No Income Requirements

Georgia Department of Community Affairs – Broadband Deployment Initiative COVID-19 - Website

Cobb County Public Library - Website

The library “Connect Cobb” program allows patrons to checkout the Internet to residents. These hotspots can be taken home for one week and enable patrons to attach their devices over Wi-Fi to the internet. http://www.cobbcat.org/using-the-library/connecting-cobb-checkout-the-internet/

  • Hotspots checkout for 7 days.
  • Residents in Cobb County who are authorized to access the internet with their library cards can checkout hotspots.
  • Overdue fines are $1/day. Hotspots are not renewable.
  • Connect up to 10 devices at a time. (Share with your friends and neighbors!)
  • Up to 12mbps of download speed.
  • 6 hours of battery life before recharge.

Crisis Resources


georgiacrisisline.pngA free 24/7 helpline providing mental health crisis assistance and access to mental health resources throughout the state of Georgia1-800-715-4225 or mygcal.com
911image.pngFor emergencies in which law enforcement may be called, ask for a Crisis Intervention Team (CIT) officerDial 9-1-1
crisistextline.pngReach a trained counselor by text message. Youth and teens are especially welcome.Text "GA" to 741-741
suicideprevention.pngSuicide Prevention Lifeline1-822-273-TALK or 1-800-SUICIDE

Food Resources

Food Finder
United Way 211
24/hr line: 404-614-1000
100 Edgewood Ave NE, Atlanta, GA 30303
Hope Atlanta
404-817-707034 Peachtree St NW, #700, Atlanta, GA 30303
Center For Family Resources
770-428-2601400 Franklin Gateway SE, Suite 250, Marietta, GA 30067
Georgia Gov/Food Stamps
877-423-4746325 Fairground St SE, Marietta, GA 30060
Family Life Restoration
770-944-10666105 Mableton Pkwy, Mableton, GA 30126
First Christian Church of Marietta
770-428-3125569 Frasier St, Marietta, GA 30060
Heritage Presbyterian Church
770-926-3558 x2125323 Bells Ferry Rd, Acworth, GA 30102
Milford Baptist Church
770-435-87201030 Milford Church Rd, Marietta, GA 30060
Mount Zion AME church
770-499-81264163 Wade Green Rd, Kennesaw, GA 30144
Must Ministries/Marietta
770-427-98621407 Cobb Pkwy, Marietta, GA 30062
Must Ministries/Smyrna
770-436-9514460 Pat Mell Rd, Smyrna, GA 30080
Powder Springs First United Methodist
770-943-51304329 Marietta St, Powder Springs, GA 30127
Papa’s Pantry
770-591-47076551 Commerce Parkway, Woodstock, GA 30189
Ray Thomas Memorial Pres. Church
770-998-9321 x2214644 Sandy Plains Rd, Marietta, GA 30066
Salvation Army
770-724-1640202 Waterman St, Marietta, GA 30060
Simple Needs
St. Joseph’s Church Food Bank
770-422-563387 Lacy St, Marietta, GA 30060
Storehouse Ministries
770-428-84101348 Canton Rd NE, Marietta, GA 30066
Sweetwater Mission
770-819-06626130 Hotel St., Austell, GA 30106
Reflections of Trinity - Community Food Bank
770-222-65114037 Austell Powder Springs Rd SW, Powder Springs, GA 30127
Lakeview Seventh-day Adventist Church
770-222-15114001 Macedonia Rd, Powder Springs, GA 30127
(Across street from Tapp Middle)
McEachern United Methodist Church
770-943-30084075 NewMacland Rd, Powder Springs, GA 30127

Cobb County Learning Sites /Childcare

These Virtual Learning Sites / Childcare are being offered throughout Cobb County in order to support parents and ensure our younger students have a safe place to complete their academics. The list will provide parents with locations times and dates and resources being offered.

  • Childcare Scholarship for Virtual Learning Centers   A scholarship is now available for low-income Georgia families to pay for virtual learning centers. The scholarship application begins September 1.  Families who qualify will be covered under the scholarship for three months and can seek an extension if virtual classes last longer than three months. To be eligible, children ages 5-12 must be enrolled in a Georgia school district that is only offering virtual learning. Parents must be working, attending school or both.  A family’s income must not exceed 85% of the state median annual income, roughly $44,000 for a single parent with one child or just under $65,000 for a family of four.  SOLVE APPLICATION
  • Georgia Statewide Afterschool Network 2020-2021 School Day Support - The Georgia Statewide Afterschool Network (GSAN) has collected information on afterschool and child care programs that are offering full-day, in-person programming during the 2020-2021 school year. This guide can be used to help families find programs and services in their local communities, especially if schools are not open in person. It will be updated on a regular basis with program information across Georgia, so please continue to check for the most up to date information.

Acworth United Methodist Church - Website

4340 Collins Circle Acworth, GA 30101



Service Offered: WiFi access, Learning pods – children must bring their own devices

Days/Hours Available: M/Tu/Th/F 8am-12pm (nature walk until 1pm) Wed 8am-3:15pm – Tours of Faith. Enrichment Activities on M/Tu from 1pm-3:15pm

Ages Served: KK-3rd

Is there a fee involved? $100/week $50 registration fee (goes towards 1st week of tuition)

Boys and Girls Club (Anderson) - Website

529 Manget Street Marietta, Georgia 30060


Service Offered: Please Contact Directly for Details

Days/Hours Available: Please Contact Directly for Details

Ages Served: Please Contact Directly for Details

Is there a fee involved? No charge for members; fees are on a sliding scale and range from $60 to $135 per semester based upon household size and annual income

Brookwood Children's Academy - Website

1400 Barrett Corners Drive Kennesaw, GA 30144


Service Offered: Digital Learning Center – will assist with all assignments. Six children per grade level classroom. Breakfast/Snack/Lunch provided.

Days/Hours Available: M-F 8am-5pm

Ages Served: Grades K-&

Is there a fee involved? $200 per week

Cedarcrest Church - Website

4600 Cobb Parkway, NW, Acworth, GA 30101


Service Offered: Adult Supervision/Learning Lab

Days/Hours Available: Monday – Friday, 7:30am-2:30pm

Ages Served: K-5

Is there a fee involved? No Fee

Destiny Christian Academy - Website

7400 Factory Shoals Rd. Austell, GA 30168

Krisandra Lee

770-948-0200 / klee@destinyworldchurch.org

Service Offered: Access to WiFi, meals and snacks available, skilled educators to assist

Days/Hours Available: M-F 6:45 AM – 4:30PM extended care until 5:30

Ages Served: K – 8th

Is there a fee involved? $100 a week, $125 for extended care

First Baptist Christian School - Website

2958 N. Main Street Kennesaw, GA 30144


Service Offered: WiFi access/Supervision/Learning Labs

Days/Hours Available: Monday-Friday 8am-3pm

Ages Served: PreK 2 years to 8th Grade

Is there a fee involved? Yes, contact school for additional information

Girls, Inc. - Website

461 Manget St SE, Marietta, GA 30060

Kenya Turner

770-422-0999 ext. 206/ kturner@girlsincatl.org

Days/Hours Available: Weekdays 7:30am to 6:00pm https://www.girlsincatl.org/programs/university/ *Refer to this website for details*

Ages Served: Girls grades K-8

Is there a fee involved? Yes – depending on option chosen by family. Refer to https://www.girlsincatl.org/programs/university/ for pricing

Green Acres Baptist Church - Website

591 Pat Mell Road SE, Smyrna, GA 30080

Ask to speak with a pastor about virtual learning


Service Offered: Space/WiFi/Learning

Days/Hours Available: M-Th 7:30am – 2pm and additional hours on T/W 4pm-7pm

Ages Served: Elementary grades K – 5

Is there a fee involved? No Cost

Kennesaw Teen Center - Website


Alois Johnson

678-208-3179/ onlinetutoring.ktc@gmail.com

Service Offered: Free online one-to-one tutoring in Math, ELA, Social Studies, Science, Spanish

Days/Hours Available: Monday – Thursday 4pm-8pm

Ages Served: 13-18

Is there a fee involved? Free

Kicking For Kids @ North Metro Martial Arts - Website

3791 South Cobb Drive Suite J, Smyrna, GA 30080


Service Offered: Monitored Virtual Learning

Days/Hours Available: Virtual School Only M-F 7:45am-2:45pm and Virtual School and ASP M-F 7:45am-6:00pm

Ages Served: Elementary Students

Is there a fee involved? $175 for Virtual School and $200 for Virtual School and ASP

Kiddie College

2000 Lower Roswell Rd, Marietta, GA 30068

Ms. Allison


Kiddie Kollege on Facebook

Service Offered: Wifi and a certified teacher and assistant

Days/Hours Available: M-F 6:30-6:30

Ages Served: 5-12

Is there a fee involved? 150 a week

Kingsley Village Apartments 

595 Riverside Parkway Austell, GA 30168

Monica DeLancy


Service Offered: WiFi connectivity while on the property, learning lab 1 day a week

Days/Hours Available: Learning lab: Wednesdays from 4-7 starting August 19th

Ages Served: All ages – children in grades K-5 must have a parent present when they go to the learning lab

Is there a fee involved? No cost

La Petite Academy Marietta - Website

1805 Williams Dr, Marietta, GA 30066

Mrs. Tammy

770-428-1516/ email: 7413@lapetite.com

Service Offered: Structured programming, Wifi Access, Learning Lab, Homework support, Weekly STEM projects

Days/Hours Available: 7-6pm

Ages Served: ages 5 to 12

Is there a fee involved? Yes, contact the school to obtain fees

Lifebridge Church - Website

3102 Loring Road, Kennesaw, GA 30152

Michelle Ladner and Ben Ladner


Service Offered: Space/Wifi access/learning lab/adult supervision

Days/Hours Available: Monday-Friday 8am-4pm

Ages Served: Grades K-5th

Is there a fee involved? Registration Fee- $50 per family, Full Day (7am-4pm) $150/Week, Half Day (7am-12pm) $100/Week, Daily Fee Full Day (7am-4pm)$35/day, Daily Fee Half Day (7am-12pm) $25/day

Mars Hill Community Church - Website

109 Mars Hill Road

Kirk Pratt-678-643-3586 (kirk@marshillcc.com) & Andrew Guerrier-305-345-1025 (andrew@marshillcc.com)

Service Offered: Weekly on-site learning lab to serve single parent and dual working parents to support your child’s public school virtual learning for grades Kindergarten-5th grade. We will provide academic support and Wi-Fi access in a safe and Christ-centered environment. All Learning Lab staff are screened and background checked.

Days/Hours Available: M-F, 7:00 AM-4:00 PM

Ages Served: Kindergarten- 5th grade

Is there a fee involved? Yes. Half-Day Weekly (7am-12:30pm)- $75/week & Full-Day Weekly (7am- 4pm) $100/week. Financial Assistance available

McCleskey-East Cobb Family YMCA - Website

1055 E. Piedmont Rd, Marietta, GA 30062

Program Lead: Katie Block-Furlough and/or Program Registrar: Irene Cataldo

KatieB@ymcaatlanta.org and/or IreneC@ymcaatlanta.org

Service Offered: Learning Support/WiFi access

Days/Hours Available: M-F 8am-4pm with before care starting at 7am and after care ending at 6:30pm if needed (no additional cost)

Ages Served: KK-6th grades

Is there a fee involved? • YMCA Facility Members: $39 per day • YMCA Program Members: $44 per day

Northeast Cobb Family YMCA - Website

3010 Johnson Ferry Rd, Marietta, GA 30062

Program Lead: Katie Block-Furlough and/or Program Registrar: Irene Cataldo

KatieB@ymcaatlanta.org and/or IreneC@ymcaatlanta.org

Service Offered: Learning Support/WiFi access

Days/Hours Available: M-F 8am-4pm with before care starting at 7am and after care ending at 6:30pm if needed (no additional cost)

Ages Served: KK-6th grades

Is there a fee involved? • YMCA Facility Members: $39 per day • YMCA Program Members: $44 per day

Shallowford Church - Website

3662 Shallowford Road, Marietta, GA 30062

Jonny Day

jonny@shallowford.church/(770) 565-7468

Service Offered: Space & WiFi Access Only (No supervision)

Days/Hours Available: Monday-Friday (Morning, Afternoon, & Evening hours available)

Ages Served: K-6th

Is there a fee involved? No Fees

Sparkles - Hiram - Website

4054 Jimmy Lee Smith Pkwy Hiram, GA 30141


Service Offered: Instruction & lunch served

Days/Hours Available: 8am-2:30pm & 7:30 – 6pm

Ages Served: 1st – 6th grade

Is there a fee involved? weekly $165 – 8am-2:30pm ; $200 – 7:30 – 6pm

Sparkles - Kennesaw - Website

1000 McCollum Pkwy NW Kennesaw


Service Offered: Monitored Virtual Learning

Days/Hours Available: M-F 8 am – 2:30 pm

Ages Served: 1st – 6th grades

Is there a fee involved? $165/week

The YMCA - Website

Several Metro Locations – click on the website provided

Service Offered: Learning Support/WiFi access

Days/Hours Available: M-F 8am-4pm with before care starting at 7am and after care ending at 6:30pm if needed (no additional cost)

Ages Served: KK-6th grades

Is there a fee involved? • YMCA Facility Members: $39 per day • YMCA Program Members: $44 per day

Walton Village

2281 Akers Mill Road SE

Angie Smith

678.779.0244 / asmith@mission127.ngo

Please Contact Directly for More Information