Taking Charge of Your Life

User Rating: 0 / 5

Star InactiveStar InactiveStar InactiveStar InactiveStar Inactive

Taking Charge of Your Life

This program may be useful to those in the Atlanta, GA area who are waiting for their Social Security Disability benefits to process: Applying for Social Security disability benefits can be a long process during which many individuals and/or families could face financial hardships. Project Take Charge is a homeless prevention program administered through the Decatur Cooperative Ministry. Through Project Take Charge, families or individuals at risk of an immediate eviction, foreclosure or disconnection of utility services are provided with emergency assistance for rent, mortgage, utilities and food. In addition to providing emergency assistance, Project Take Charge also provides participants with the knowledge and skills needed to achieve long-term financial stability. All individuals who receive financial assistance must attend a three-part financial management class that is designed to provide emotional support as well as money management skills. To be eligible for financial assistance through Project Take Charge individuals must:

  • Be a resident of DeKalb County, Georgia
  • Have a regular and verifiable source of income that normally meets your monthly expenses
  • Have a verifiable, temporary drop in income that has caused a financial emergency and prevented you from making rent, mortgage or utility payments
  • Have a dispossessory warrant from the DeKalb County Court if in danger of eviction, a cut-off notice if in danger of having utility services cut-off or a letter from mortgage company stating plans to foreclose if seeking mortgage assistance.
  • Be willing and able to attend the three-part financial management class

To be eligible for temporary food assistance, individuals must be a DeKalb county resident and be able to provide documentation of the number of family members in the household. In addition to Project Take Charge, the Decatur Cooperative Ministry also offers emergency shelter and long-term transitional housing for families. If you would like more information about the programs and services of the Decatur Cooperative Ministry, call (404) 377-5365. Having an experienced disability attorney can help streamline the application process for Social Security disability benefits. If you would like assistance in obtaining your Social Security benefits, contact The Cochran Firm Disability Lawyers at 1-800-THE-FIRM (1-800-843-3476). Click for more information about Social Security disability lawyers in Atlanta, Georgia.

There is no fee if you do not win your benefits!
Submit this form for a FREE evaluation.

Zip Code:
First Name:
Last Name: 
Phone Number: 
Email Address: 

By submitting your request, you grant the Cochran Firm Disability Lawyers permission to contact you using the phone and/or email address you provided. You agree that we may use an automatic telephone dialing system even if the number you provided is a wireless phone number.
These fields are present to prevent automated submission systems. If you see it, please do not fill in a value.