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Community COVID-19 Resources

Basic Needs (Financial Assistance, Food, Shelter & Transportation)

Community Helping Place (CHP) - Food pantry is open Mon, Wed, and Fri from 10:00 am - 1:00 pm to anyone needing assistance. CHP also helps with rent/utilities assistance for Lumpkin County residents. Contact Debi Holloway at 706-867-9621 for more information.

The Compass Center helps individuals and families navigate existing services and providers throughout Gainesville and Hall County.

Division of Family & Children Services - How to apply for food stamps (SNAP)

Enterprise - College Student Travel Assistance waiving its young renter fee and reducing its minimum age to rent a vehicle to 18-years old in response to college and university campus closures.

Feed America - Find your local food bank

Georgia Department of Labor - Applying for unemployment if job is lost as a result of COVID-19

Gainesville Housing Authority

Good News at Noon (Gainesville)

LC Family Connection (Lumpkin county) - Providing utilities assistance up to $200. Contact Brigette Barker 706-864-6189 ext. 5 and leave a message or email at

U-Haul - Offers 30 Days Free Self-Storage amid Coronavirus Outbreak for College Students

United Way 2-1-1 - A free and confidential service that helps people across North America find the local resources they need 24 hours a day, 7 days a week (including food/paying bills). Simply dial 2-1-1. More information on the United Way of Greater Atlanta Contact Center page.


Open Childcare Facilities

Dahlonega Country Day Care - 619 Buckhorn Tavern Road, Dahlonega. Call (706) 867-6290

Mental/Physical Health Resources

Care for your Coronavirus Anxiety

CARES Warm Line - (1-844-326-5400) - Substance Abuse Challenges: Call or Text  every day of the year – 8:30 a.m. -11:00 p.m. 

CDC COVID-19 Stress and Coping Resources

COVID-19 Hotline - (1-844-442-2681) - The State of Georgia has a new COVID-19 hotline. If you believe that you are experiencing symptoms of COVID-19 or have been exposed to the novel coronavirus, please contact your primary care doctor or an urgent care clinic. Please do not show up unannounced at an emergency room or health care facility.

Georgia COVID-19 Emotional Support Line - (866-399-8938) - The Georgia COVID-19 Emotional Support Line provides 24/7 free and confidential assistance to callers needing emotional support or resource information as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. The Emotional Support Line is staffed by volunteers, including mental health professionals and others who have received training in crisis counseling

Georgia Crisis and Access Line

National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI)

United Way of Hall County - List of Mental & Behavioral Health Resources

Technology Resources

John Burton Advocate for Youth is offering free laptops, cellphone, and other resources for college students who have experienced foster care.

One Simple Wish is providing laptops to college students who experienced foster care.

Resource pages and announcements from a selection of our 30-county service area.

State & Federal Resources

COVID-19 Resources

Learning Resources

  • Keep Learning USG - designed to support student as they make the shift to virtual learning.
  • USG Learning Everywhere - designed to provide educational experiences for all learners, anytime, anywhere. Built on the foundations of the College 2025 initiative, this site brings together openly available educational resources, courseware and free courses from across the system into one easily navigated place.

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