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To find out more about critical health and human services available in Georgia, residents can contact dial2-1-1 from any Georgia based telephone number (including Georgia based cell phone numbers). While services offered through 2-1-1 vary from community to community, 2-1-1 offers information about and access to services and resources concerning basic human needs, (food, clothing and shelters), physical and mental health, employment support, support for older Americans and persons with disabilities, and support for children, youth and families.
Some Georgians may also be eligible to receive benefits through the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families Program (TANF). TANF provides SNAP (food stamps), financial assistance, job training, child care, educational benefits, and assistance in obtaining a job. In Georgia, this program is administered through the Georgia Department of Human Services' Division of Family and Children Services (DHS-DFCS). To inquire about TANF benefits in Georgia, visit http://www.dfcs.dhr.georgia.gov/ or call 1-(800)-869-1150.
If you served in the U.S. Armed Forces, you may be eligible for additional benefits based on your status as a Veteran. To learn more about additional assistance for veterans, please visit the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs online at http://www.va.gov/ or call 1-(800)-827-1000.
As you look for work, one of the best way to fill gaps on your resume while contributing to your community is through volunteerism. The federal government operates domestic and international volunteer programs: