GA and General Resources:
City of Atlanta COVID-19 timeline, resources, and testing information for Atlantans.
Georgia Department of Public Health COVID-19 page and State of Georgia Hotline (844) 442-2681
Georgia Legal Aid resources for help with unemployment, housing, etc.
GA Companies who are hiring during the pandemic.
The Emmaus House in Atlanta offers food pickups to those who need it every two weeks. If you are a GACHEP program participant in Metro Atlanta and cannot get to Emmaus House, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org so we can help to arrange a pick-up for you.
COVID-19 and Prisons Resources:
Ameelio: A free platform for loved ones of people in prison to send them messages and photos during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Georgia DOC website with updates about COVID-19 in State prisons.
Toolkit for Families of Incarcerated People from the Illinois Prison Project
Handbook for navigating COVID-19 while incarcerated from the Southern Center for Human Rights
The Justice Collaborative COVID-19 responses and resources.
SBA Stimulus Loans: information on applying for loans from the Small Business Administration with a criminal record.
Emergency Relief Fund:
The Georgia Coalition for Higher Education in Prison is raising funds to provide emergency support to former students and current reentry participants of higher ed in prison programs in Georgia during the COVID-19 crisis. During this pandemic, people who have left prisons face new challenges to securing housing, employment, food, healthcare, childcare, and transportation . The fund provides direct assistance to students, alumni, community members, and friends who have chosen to seek higher education under some of the most adverse circumstances, so that they can have the security to continue to pursue the opportunities that matter most to them.
This May, GACEHP raised money to provide direct cash assistance to twenty-five current and former participants in the Georgia State University Prison Education Project, Reforming Arts, Common Good Atlanta, Emory University's Certificate in Theological Studies Program, the Chillon Project at Life University, and the Inside-Out Program at the University of Georgia. While we have committed our existing funds to these first twenty-five applicants, we will to continue to raise funds in order to provide more emergency relief to those who need it in the coming months. If you are interested in donating to this effort, please click the link directly below: