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How to Get Loans Under The CARES Act: The Paycheck Protection Program

The CARES Act (Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act), passed the U.S. Congress and was just signed into law. Among many other things, the Act amends the Small Business Act to create a new Paycheck Protection Business Loan Program. For a limited time, the Small Business Administration (SBA) will provide 100% federally-backed loans to…

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Atlanta Speech School Operating Preschool Online

Check out this note from the Atlanta Speech School! During this crisis, schools are closed, and families like yours are having to find new ways to keep learning at home. We know it’s not easy, and we’re here to help. While a virtual hug is no match for the relationships and connections between children and…

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Using Technology to Assist with At-Home Learning

Screen time is a touchy subject for a lot of families, but that doesn’t mean technology is all bad. In fact, when it comes to reinforcing classroom learning, iPads and other tablet computers work wonders for students with ADHD. Read the full article by clicking on the link below!

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Find Food UPDATED

Resources for individuals and families living in the Atlanta, GA, area. Click to see the full expanded spreadsheet.

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SNAP, Medicaid, TANF, Unemployment Eligibility

Legal Aid Cobb is still able to assist people with claiming unemployment, SNAP, etc. if they are having issues accesses resources. They must meet the eligibility. General intake line is 770-528-2565. Call for assistance with civil legal matters. NEW Information for filing for unemployment, mandatory filing by employers for partial claims, and reemployment services from…

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LEGAL ALERT

Families First Coronavirus Response Act: New Family Leave and Sick Leave Obligations for Employers Signed into LawThe Families First Coronavirus Response Act (the “Act”) was signed into law on March 18, 2020 and goes into effect on April 2, 2020. This law is a financial aid package intended to address the Coronavirus outbreak.  It includes…

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Cobb County Community Services Board is still open

Cobb County CSB has 24-hour behavioral health services at our Behavioral Health Crisis Center at 1758 County Services Parkway, and the Outpatient Clinic is still operating M-F, with CDC guidelines and recommendations in place for screening of those receiving services and required protections for individuals and staff.

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16.7% of Households Have Responded to the 2020 Census

To increase response to the 2020 Census across the country, the Census Bureau is challenging communities nationwide to complete the census online, by phone or by mail. The online toolkit includes ideas for community leaders to encourage people to beat their 2010 Census self-response rate. Read the full article here.

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Important Resources and Updates from the Collaborative

Mind Your Mind In a time of uncertainty and crisis, it can be easy to become overwhelmed with anxiety. Changes to your normal schedule, or even a lack of financial stability, can cause added stress to an existing mental health condition. Many individuals will feel the effects of anxiety, even if they have never struggled…

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Childcare services

For families in communities looking for child care at this time, please visit the qualityrated.org website, or call the 1-877-ALL-GA-KIDS phone number. On the website, families can look for quality rated child care in the counties and communities. By dialing the phone number, families can talk to someone that will help them navigate and find child care…

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