Check out Georgia’s newest online resource center that addresses the real needs of real people across the state by linking those seeking help with appropriate supportive services via an online, user-friendly platform.
Find Help Georgia (FHGA) is the customized adaptation of the national findhelp platform a widely-used social care network. In Georgia, the platform already boasts over 1,350 resources in each and every county. By engaging with nonproﬁts, state, and community organizations in Georgia, there are now more than 7,892 programs (and growing!) listed in the FHGA network. FHGA is a collaboration between Prevent Child Abuse Georgia, the Georgia Department of Early Care and Learning, and the Technical College System of Georgia.
The customized platform for Georgia help-seekers, FindHelpGA.org, will serve residents via a user-friendly website, mobile app, as well as additional support provided by resource specialist through an online chat feature or by phone at 1-800-244-5373, formally referred to as the 1-800-CHILDREN Helpline. Organizations are encouraged to visit FindHelpGA.org to make sure their programs are listed so that they can be easily found by those seeking help. Organizations can also “claim” their listing to give and accept referrals along with utilizing other free workflow tools.
Who is best served by Find Help Georgia? “Everyone!” asserts Jennifer Stein, Executive Director of Prevent Child Abuse Georgia. “Everyone needs help, and no one is immune to the demands of navigating life’s complications. Find Help Georgia simply makes ﬁnding that help easier. Helping families meet their needs, before those needs rise to the level of crisis or their inability to provide for their children,” she continues, “is one of our greatest eﬀorts in preventing child abuse and neglect.”
FHGA makes community-based organizations accessible, connecting Georgians to supportive services that range from housing, medical care, parent support, legal services, job training and more. A Georgia mother of three shared her experience : “I was drowning, and the Find Help Georgia resource specialist gave me what I needed to keep swimming. I couldn’t even think when I called. But the resource specialist’s patience, calmness and knowledge was extremely helpful.”
The pandemic has further impacted Georgia residents. Through FHGA, Georgians have access to a variety of resources to meet their basic needs —as well as additional resources to help them thrive. “Linkage to resources through the Find Help Georgia helpline creates a bridge that connects families in need to their local services to ensure safety, positive development, and cohesive family systems in GA.”- Yaa Agyeiwaa, Call Center Manager, Healthy Mothers, Healthy Babies.
Learn more about Find Help Georgia’s FREE powerful service provider tools and referral system by registering for a 2-hour training below. Three business days prior to attending a training you will need to complete these three steps.
JUNE:16th (Thurs) 10am l 24th (Fri) 9:30 l 27th (Mon) noon
Find more details and provider resources HERE.