Our school staff strives to help families in need every day. That’s why dozens of schools have food and clothing pantries on campus. Our staff knows that caring for the whole child extends to providing supports to the child’s entire family. That’s why our social workers often work one-on-one with individual families to find the resources they need for their family’s specific needs, whether that is finding reliable transportation, permanent housing, or help with funding for childcare.

When a crisis strikes, our team of dedicated staff members doesn’t stop caring. In fact, they are even more committed to helping our Cobb families in need.

Our team has compiled a list of resources to help our families looking for help, and our staff will continue to be available as we all work together to support each other during this unprecedented time.

Health Resources

Emergency Mental Health Services

The Coalition of Treatment Providers is comprised of therapists and treatment centers that provide a one time free assessment to Cobb students and/or employees, and their family members. The coalition meet twice per school year to discuss current trends regarding mental health as well as prevention and intervention services and programs being offered in the Cobb County School District and/or the surrounding community.

Coalition Application

Coalition List (PDF)

Coalition List (Excel Document)

Willowbrooke @ Tanner

Services Offered: Mental Health

Phone: 770-456-3266

Address: 20 Herrell Road, Villa Rica, GA 30180

Ridgeview Institute (Behavioral Health)

In-patient psychiatric hospital that serves adolescents and adults. It also offers inpatient, partial and day programs and treatment for a variety of issues including addiction, eating disorders and other mental health disorders. Free assessment 24 hours a day. Accepts private insurance and Medicaid. Follow up support groups provided.

Services Offered: Counseling Agencies/Treatment Facilities, Mental Health, eating disorders, drug assessment/treatment

Phone: 770-434-4567 or 800-329-9775

Address: 3995 South Cobb Drive, Smyrna, GA 30080

Peachford Hospital Psychiatric Facility

In-patient psychiatric hospital that has child, adolescent and adult units. Takes children age 4 and older. They will do a free assessment 24 hours a day. Takes both private insurance and Medicaid.

Services Offered: Counseling Agencies/Treatment Facilities, Mental Health, drug assessment/treatment

Email Address: Erica.collins@uhsinc.com

Contact: Erica Collins 770-455-3200

Phone: 770-455-3200 or 770-454-2302

Address: 2151 Peachford Rd, Atlanta, GA 30338

Low-Cost or Free Internet Plans


Comcast is offering an internet essentials package FREE for 60 days. Click here for more information.

Comcast Internet Essentials: Offers affordable home internet service for just $9.95 per month– with no contract, credit check or installation fees. You automatically qualify for the Internet Essentials package if your child participates in the school lunch program, you are receiving HUD housing assistance, a low-income senior, a community college student in Colorado or Illinois or a verified low-income veteran. You will also have the option to purchase a laptop or desktop computer for only $149.

Call: No direct number for this program; must log in to enter a phone number and receive a call from an agent


Spectrum Internet Assist provides affordable high-speed internet connection to low-income families, students and seniors for just $14.99 per month.

PCs for People

A nonprofit organization that provides low-cost computers and free or affordable internet connection for low-income households. Potential recipients must be living below the 200%   poverty level and currently enrolled in a government assistance program. PC for people offers high-speed internet for only $11.25 per month with no credit check or hidden fees. You will also be eligible to receive affordable PC or laptop repair for as low $25.

Access by AT&T

A low-cost wireless home internet plan for low-income households. Access by AT&T provides high-speed internet service for $5-$10 per month. At least one person of your household should receive SSI or SNAP benefits to be qualified.

Phone: 855-220-5211


EveryoneOn is a national nonprofit working to eliminate the digital divide by making high-speed, low-cost Internet service and computers, and free digital literacy courses accessible to all unconnected Americans. We work with device refurbishes, so individuals and their families can purchase discounted devices, including $150 tablets and $199 laptops.

Phone: 1-855-EVRY1ON

No Income Requirements

Crisis Resources

Food Resources

Agency Website Email Phone Address
Food Finder Website Email 770-622-7887
United Way 211 Website 404-527-7200 100 Edgewood Ave NE, Atlanta, GA 30303
Hope Atlanta Website Email 404-817-7070 34 Peachtree St NW, #700, Atlanta, GA 30303
Center For Family Resources Website Email 770-428-2601 995 Roswell St, #100, Marietta, GA 30060
Georgia Gov/Food Stamps Website 877-423-4746 325 Fairground St SE, Marietta, GA 30060
Family Life Restoration Website Email 770-944-1066 6105 Mableton Pkwy, Mableton, GA 30126
First Christian Church of Marietta Website Email 770-428-3125 569 Frasier St, Marietta, GA 30060
Heritage Presbyterian Church Website 770-926-3558 x212 5323 Bells Ferry Rd, Acworth, GA 30102
Milford Baptist Church Website 770-435-8720 1030 Milford Church Rd, Marietta, GA 30060
Mount Zion AME church Website 770-499-8126 4163 Wade Green Rd, Kennesaw, GA 30144
Must Ministries/Marietta Website 770-427-9862 1407 Cobb Pkwy, Marietta, GA 30062
Must Ministries/Smyrna Website 770-436-9514 460 Pat Mell Rd, Smyrna, GA 30080
One Harvest Food Ministries Website 770-943-5130 4329 Marietta St, Powder Springs, GA 30127
Papa’s Pantry Email 770-591-4730 500 Crisler St, Canton, GA 30114
Ray Thomas Memorial Pres. Church Website 770-998-9321 x221 4644 Sandy Plains Rd, Marietta, GA 30066
Salvation Army Website 770-724-1640 202 Waterman St, Marietta, GA 30060
Simple Needs Website Email 678-266-3344
St. Joseph’s Church Food Bank 770-425-5158 87 Lacy St, Marietta, GA 30060
Storehouse Ministries Website 770-428-4810 1348 Canton Rd NE, Marietta, GA 30066
Sweetwater Mission Website Email 770-819-0662 6289 Veterans Memorial Hwy, Bldg 12, Austell, GA 30168
Reflections of Trinity - Community Food Bank 770-222-6511 4037 Austell Powder Springs Rd SW, Powder Springs, GA 30127
Lakeview Seventh-day Adventist Church 770-222-1511 4001 Macedonia Rd, Powder Springs, GA 30127
(Across street from Tapp Middle)
McEachern United Methodist Church 770-943-3008 4075 NewMacland Rd, Powder Springs, GA 30127