General Economic Assistance

  • These agencies may help with utilities, rent, and/or other financial assistance on a limited basis. Please call the agency directly for more specific information. GCPS does not endorse or recommend any of these agencies, as this list is for informational use only. Any fees incurred are the responsibility of the parent and/or student. This is not a complete list of assistance resources in Gwinnett or the Metro Atlanta Area. Please check with other sources of information for additional resources.



    General Economic Assistance

    These agencies may help with utilities, rent, and/or other financial assistance on a limited or one-time basis. Please call each agency or check websites for more specific information.


    Lilburn Cooperative Ministry, Inc.  


    Lilburn Co Op.

    Ministry Hours: Mon., Wed, & Fri. 10am-2pm

    Lily’s Cloak Hours: Monday–Friday, 10am–8pm, Saturday 10am–5pm

    Food pantry, Funds for emergency needs, Clothing closet, Referrals for other clothing needs and household items, Referral information for other sources of assistance, Budget planning assistance, Employment resources and referrals, School supplies, Counseling referral, Follow up with clients for additional help.

    Must have a social security card for everyone receiving assistance in the home.


    Department of Family and Children Services

    To complete a child-care, TANF, Food Stamps, Medicaid application and/or to update information, go online to Compass GA

    1-877-423-4746—FOOD STAMPS, MEDICAID, TANF, and CHILDCARE (for reporting changes and asking general questions). Agents available 7:30 am – 2:00 pm, Monday – Friday; Automated Self-Service available 24/7.


    Partnership for Community Action  

    (404) 929-2502 Main Client Number 

    (404) 990-3070 LIHEAP Program

    Partnership for Community Action


    Gwinnett Office: Monday-Friday 8:00 a.m.-5 p.m. APPOINTMENT ONLY

    Agency services include Low income Energy Assistance Program (LIEAP), Employment Services, Microenterprise Development Program (to assist new and existing small businesses).

    Application for the LIEAP Resource is not open at this time. Please check the website regularly for details.

    Food, Clothing, Emergency Shelter and Homelessness Prevention are available to assist qualifying individuals with securing needed services through our Family Advocates.


    Salvation Army                       


    Salvation Army

    Individuals must schedule an appointment through the above number. Office is open M-F 9am-12pm & 1pm-4pm.

    (TIP: Families may want to call the number above and leave a message for an appointment much earlier than the 9 a.m. start time.)

    The Salvation Army Gwinnett County Financial Emergency Services Center provides emergency and life-sustaining assistance with food, clothing, rent/mortgage, utilities, school supplies and furniture to individuals and families facing a financial crisis. Please call above number to make an appointment and/or visit the website for more information.


    St. Vincent de Paul                


    St. Vincent de Paul

    Contact the main assistance line above for direct help.

    Family Support Center Programs and Services include Benefits Screening, Computer Lap, Client Choice Food Pantry, Journey Program.

    Direct aid assistance is the heart of the work of the local Conferences and Family Support Centers. The Society provides financial assistance for a range of needs including Rent and housing, Utilities, Food, Medical/Dental/Prescriptions, Counseling, Legal fees, Transportation, and Burials.


    Hope Atlanta Program (Travelers Aid)


    Hope Atlanta

    Hours: Monday/Tuesday/Thursday/Friday 8:30am–5:00pm, 2nd & 4th Wednesdays 8:30am–5:00pm, 1st & 3rd Wednesdays 1:00pm–5:00pm.

    Must meet eligibility and have certain documents. Please call first.

    Services include Shelter and Other Emergency Services, Transitional and Permanent Supportive Housing, Case Management, Street Outreach, Homeless Prevention, Domestic Violence Services, Veterans Services, HIV/AIDS services, Reunification, and Rapid Rehousing.


    General Help Lines/Numbers

    First Call for Help (United Way) 

    211 or 404-614-1000

    First Call for Help United Way

    Online database to search for help.


    Gwinnett Helpline                   


    Gwinnett Helpline

    Monday-Friday 9 a.m.-5 p.m.