COVID-19 Resources

This page is a central location for us to share resources related to the COVID-19 pandemic, and will be updated regularly. You can quickly find specific resources by using the Find in Page command, or ctlrl+F on many devices, then typing a keyword for the type of resource you need.

Are we missing a resource that you think we should have? Contact the web mistress at jbaldwin@nwgacil.org .

Need more information or resources? You can call us at 706-314-0008 or at info@nwgacil.org .

Statewide Resources

Assistive Technology Industry Association

ATIA maintains on this link a list of ongoing assistive technolgy webinars and courses.

United Way COVID-19 Community Economic Relief Fund

Help with rent, bills, food, etc. Call 866-211-9966, provide your zip code and you will be directed to specific agencies to assist you.

GA Dept of Family & Children Services Assistance Self-Service Options

Apply for Food Stamp and Medicaid Benefits
Visit: gateway.ga.gov (verification documents can also be uploaded and case status info is available for all benefits) 

Download an Application:
https://dfcs.georgia.gov/services 

Electronic Benefits Transfer (EBT)

Visit: https://www.connectebt.com/gaebtclient  or call: 888-421-3281 for updates 

Those without internet access can contact the DFCS Customer Contact Center at 877-423-4746 for additional information or to request a paper application. Once completed, applications and any required verification can be mailed back to your local county DFCS office.  County office locations are available online at https://dfcs.georgia.gov/locations.

Georgia COVID-19 Emotional Support Line

866-399-8938

The Georgia COVID-19 Emotional Support Line provides 24/7 free & confidential assistance to callers needing emotional support or resource information as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. The Emotional Support Line is staffed by volunteers, including mental health professionals and others who have received training in crisis counseling.

For mental health crisis, call the Georgia Crisis and Access Line (GCAL) 800-715-4225.

For substances abuse support, the CARES Warm Line is available by call or text at 844-326-5400.

For the Peer2Peer Warm Line, call 888-945-1414.

GA Dept of Public Health COVID-19 Hotline

844-442-2681

The State of Georgia has a new COVID-19 hotline. If you believe that you are experiencing symptoms of COVID-19 or have been exposed to the novel coronavirus, please contact your primary care doctor or an urgent care clinic. Please do not show up unannounced at an emergency room or healthcare facility.

Northwest Georgia Resources

COVID-19 Testing

Free COVID-19 testing is now available in Northwest Georgia. NW Georgians with symptoms of coronavirus disease (COVID-19), such as fever, dry cough or shortness of breath, may receive free testing provided by public health. The following people without symptoms may also be tested:

–Healthcare workers, first responders and other critical infrastructure workers that have been exposed to COVID-19.

–Residents of a long-term care facility or other group residential setting experiencing an outbreak of COVID-19.

Call 706-802-5329 from 830am-5pm Monday through Friday and from 830am to noon Saturday to be screened for testing.

Tallatoona CAP Energy Assistance Program

Due to health and safety concerns related to COVID 19, appointments for assistance will be completed remotely by telephone.

April 1, 2020 at 8:30am, Tallatoona will begin accepting appointments for the LIHEAP cooling program for Senior Households 65 years of age and older. Appointments for the General Public will be accepted beginning May 1, 2020 at 8:30am. To schedule an appointment click here or call 770-817-4666, extension 2.

Floyd County/Rome Resources

Rome City/Floyd County Food Assistance

Action Ministries Regional Office/Rome   706-291-7731

–Hours for their Food Pantry Network:

Bagwell Food Pantry – Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday: 10am-1130am

Cancer Navigators Food Pantry – Monday & Thursday: 10am – 12pm

Journey Evening Pantry – Thursday: 4:30pm-6pm

Community Kitchen   706-622-2097

Floyd County Baptist Association   706-291-0904

Good Neighbor Ministries    706-291-0556

Metropolitan United Methodist Church   706-291-8660

North Broad Baptist Church (Quarterly Meal)   706-295-2100

Salvation Army Rome    706-291-4745

Pop-Up Food Market at Grizzard Park – April22 3:30-5:30 pm
This is the form to register for the event. Google Doc Registration Form    Please refer to Floyd County Schools, Georgia Facebook Page for more information.

Floyd County Emergency Community Shelter

Floyd County has opened a new emergency community shelter, which holds 50 cots and rooms to accomodate single women and families. For information on the shelter, please contact the Davies Shelter at 706-512-1152. Rome News-Tribune has an article on the shelter with more information at this link.

Gordon County Resources

Gordon County Food Resources

Free Hot Meals–VAC Community Kitchen: 343 South Wall St at the Voluntary Action Center. Meals served Monday – Friday, 11am – 1230pm

Blewer Food Pantry, 373 Morrow Rd   706-629-5407  By appointment on M, W &F from 10am to 12pm. Income based and available one time monthly. Call for appointments.

Grace Church, 401 Peters St   706-629-0949  Food pantry, clothing closet and hot meals each Sat from 830am – 11am.

Ray of Hope, 685 New Town Rd   706-844-7442  Food pantry available. Call for appointments between 8am – 5pm, Mon-Fri

Seventh Day Adventist Church, 1411 Rome Rd   706-609-5080  Food pantry available Mon, Tues & Thurs from 930am-12pm. Income based, avaialble one time monthly, no appointment required.

St Clements Catholic Church, 875 Hwy 53   706-629-2345  Food pantry available 2nd & 4th Wednesday from 930m-1130am or 4th Thursday from 930am-12pm. Income based, available one time monthly, no appointment required.

Concord Baptist Church, 9414 Fairmount Hw SE  803-349-5767  Food pantry available, every 3rd Saturday of the month from 9am-11am

Voluntary Action Center, 343 South Wall St   706-629-7283   Food pantry available Monday-Friday 9am-2pm. Income based, available on time monthly, no appointment required. Must provide picture ID, proof of income and proof of Gordon County address.