Coronavirus Resources

How You Can Help

We are requesting OUR community’s support in helping OUR citizens during this challenging time. To assist us in our efforts, Gateway Center is in need of the following items:

Hand Sanitizer*
Hand Soap*
Disinfectant Wipes
Tissue*
Masks
Wand Thermometers
Bottled Water

* Travel sizes preferred. All are accepted.

In addition to these supplies, Gateway Center is collecting financial donations to assist for the provision of transportation to medical services for testing and subsequent follow-ups. We want to thank you in advance Atlanta for all that you continue to do to support those experiencing homelessness.

Please donate here.

Mail items to:
275 Pryor Street SW
Atlanta, Ga 30303

COVID-19 COMMUNITY RESOURCES

Similar to many healthcare workers our team can’t stay home. Gateway Center has over 400 residents in our on-site residential programs. Housing stability is key to ensuring that we can level off the spread of COVID-19. Those we serve are depending on our staff to help educate them on safety practices to reduce the spread of virus, provide updates on testing and accessing healthcare, provide for their basic needs such as food and housing, and to provide the support and coaching needed to achieve their goals of becoming stably housed. GWC has implemented the use of safety practices and equipment to support our team and keep them safe while serving.

Gateway Center has designed this page to serve as information hub for our guests and our partners regarding COVID-19. During this time of crisis, it is critical that everyone can easily identify resources and information that may be helpful as we are learning more about COVID-19 daily.

 

The Basics:

Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) is an infectious disease caused by a new virus.

The disease causes respiratory illness (like the flu) with symptoms such as a cough, fever, and in more severe cases, difficulty breathing. You can protect yourself by washing your hands frequently, avoiding touching your face, and avoiding close contact (1 meter or 3 feet) with people who are unwell.

 

How it Spreads:

Coronavirus disease spreads primarily through contact with an infected person when they cough or sneeze. It also spreads when a person touches a surface or object that has the virus on it, then touches their eyes, nose, or mouth.

 

Resources and Updates Regarding COVID-19:

Partners for Home Resources

Worker and Employer Resources

Current COVID-19 Situation in the U.S.

Key Facts about COVID-19

COVID-19 Information and Resources

Latest Updates from the World Health Organization

City of Atlanta Response to COVID-19

Information about HIV and COVID-19

Information from Grady Hospital

AARP COVID-19 Information

 

Resources for Utilities and Bills:

Georgia Power COVID-19 Response

Mortgage relief news:

No Atlanta Evictions for Next 60 Days

List of Banks Offering to Help Customers

Comcast: No disconnects. Free hotspots. Low-income households get 2 months free service

AT&T: No disconnects for 60 days, waiving late payment fees. Unlimited data

Verizon: No disconnects for 60 days, waiving late payment fees

Sprint: No disconnects for 60 days, waiving late payment fees. Unlimited data

T Mobile: No disconnects for 60 days, waiving late payment fees. Unlimited data

Auto Insurance Companies: A lot of companies giving percentages off auto insurance during April and May

 

Resources for Business / Employment:

Disaster Assistance

Information on Employee Rights

Families First Coronavirus Act

Stimulus Package Info

New Federal Tax Deadline July 15th

GA State Tax Deadline July 15th

Halting federal student loan payments and interest for 60 days

US Federal Gov Unemployment

Georgia News on Unemployment for Employers & Employees

Georgia Unemployment Application

 

Resources for Food:

Atlanta Public Schools

Clayton County Schools

Cobb County Schools – The district is partnering with MUST Ministries to provide food for students. Family food boxes will be distributed soon. Learn more HERE.

Decatur City Schools

Dekalb County Schools

Douglas County

Gwinnett County Schools

Fayette County Schools

Fulton County Schools

Henry County Schools

Marietta City Schools

Atlanta Community Food Bank

 

Specific Industry Funds:

The Giving Kitchen: For food service workers needing financial assistance

Bartender Fund

Resources for Artists

 

Miscellaneous:

Mental Health Services

Financial Planning Association: Pro Bono Financial Planning

CVS: Waiving home delivery fees & 30 day refill limit on certain medications

Old Fourth Distillery: Giving away free hand sanitizer during their business hours. Bring your own container and make a donation

Uhaul: 1 free month storage units for students needing to move asap

 

Free Media & Entertainment:

Scholastic: Free education for Pre K – grade 6+

Adobe Photoshop: Free for students until May

Adobe Creative Cloud: People with Adobe can get 2 months free

NASA Media Library

Peloton Workout App: Free 90 day trial

Free books, movies, software, music, etc

Free Ivy League courses

Free Online Museum Tours

Free National Park Tours

No Entrance fees to National Parks

NPR: Free virtual concerts

Paris Opera: Free live performances

Center of Puppetry Arts: Free tours and performances

Might Could Studiomates: 1 month free trial

Download Free Coloring Books

 

Resources for Insurance Companies:

 

Resources from ATL Strong: