Help with Immediate Needs

Counseling Services

Smoke Rise Baptist Church continues to host a professional counseling services provider, and we continue to connect with and make referrals for counseling services during the COVID-19 crisis.  Mounting tensions due to fear of the virus or unemployment, social isolation, and disrupted routines within our families can lead to substance abuse, suicide, child abuse, chronic anxiety, and depression. Chris 180 (formerly the Georgia Care and Counseling Center) is here to help you and your loved ones cope.

During the current state of social isolation, counselors are accessible for you via tele-health, providing the same counseling hour and fee structure via phone or video instead of face-to-face appointments. You are not alone. For counseling services, reach out to Chris 180 at 404-636-1457, or to make an appointment, call the Chris 180 intake desk, at 470-728-5981 or via email at intakeccdekalb@chris180.org.

Community Resources

Lilburn Co-op

As a Christian ministry, Lilburn Co-op helps meet these needs for families and individuals in Lilburn, Stone Mountain (ZIP Code 30087) and the Gwinnett County part of Tucker (ZIP Code 30084) that is located below Lawrenceville Highway. We also provide service to all members of supporting churches. Lilburn Co-op is a local non-profit organization that is funded through your tax-deductible donations and sales of donated goods at Lily’s Cloak, our thrift store.

NETWorks Co-op

NETWorks is a cooperative of churches in Northlake, Embry Hills, and Tucker. Our mission is to respond with the hospitality of Christ to the food and financial needs of residents and to partner with them to find long-term solutions to poverty.

Atlanta Food Bank

If you and your family are facing difficult decisions, the Atlanta Community Food Bank would like to help. Your family’s health is your first priority during this time; making sure they have plenty of healthy food is a huge part of that. As soon as you think you might need some help, we would like to encourage you to reach out to us. With the help of our community partners, we are here for you in several ways:

– Text “FindFood” or “Comida” to 888-976-2232 to find local food partners in your area

– Our COVID-19 Help Map for an interactive map listing all our food partners, including food pantries, school pantries and Georgia Department of Early Care and Learning meal sites.

-Call (678) 553-5917 Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. for help applying for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), a federal program that helps millions of Americans put food on the table. You can use SNAP to purchase food from your local grocery store and participating farmers’ markets. You may also apply online for SNAP here: https://dfcs.georgia.gov/food-stamps

United Way 2-1-1

We are an information and referral service. We gather information on community resources and refer you to the resource best suited to meet your needs. Currently, our digital platforms will give you the fastest service. You can search here online, or download our 2-1-1 app to access our searchable database of resources. You can also text GACovid19 to 898-211 to receive a list of available resources or text 211od to 898211 to receive a list of referrals based on your zip code.

File for Unemployment

If your job has been impacted by COVID-19 and you need to file for unemployment or need to check your claim status…start here.

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