Higher Education Resources:
Common Good Atlanta: Common Good Atlanta provides a weekly, free college course for people who have been previously incarcerated. If you complete the entire course of study, you will earn six academic credits from Bard College that can be transferred to another college. If you are interested, please let CGA know by filling out this form.
Life University: If you are interested in attending Life University, please contact Thomas Fabisiak to help you with the application process. Life U welcomes people who have been incarcerated to apply and enroll, but tuition is around 12,000/year. If you are admitted, Life U’s financial aid office will help you find options to pay for your education, but these will likely not cover the full cost.
Applying for financial aid with a criminal conviction.
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.
IMAN Atlanta: IMAN Atlanta’s Green ReEntry program offers a holistic regiment including transitional housing, spiritual development, basic education, life skills instruction, on-the-job construction training, and job placement support.
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.