Caring is Doing for Others is providing Hygiene Clean Kits such as tooth brushes, tooth paste, deodorant, lotion, shampoo, conditioner, and soap to create a culture of personal hygiene for children and to minimize bullying and teasing in schools. We believe children should attend school feeling fresh and comfortable especially in the learning environment.

Caring is Doing for Others provides Adult Hygiene Clean Kits to homeless individuals quarterly.

Community Outreach: CIDFO's Community Education and Outreach program works to engage the general public in education and community action efforts against domestic violence.

Transportation: Survivors may set up appointments with the domestic violence program staff for transportation for domestic violence related appointments and emergencies.

Information and Referral: Program staff can provide information and refer you to local programs and providers in order to address any other specific needs (mental health, housing, etc.)

Economic Empowerment Workshop-Presented by Healing Finances
Abusers use money as a tool for power and control and it occurs just as frequently as physical and emotional abuse and can be an overwhelming hurdle for women wishing to lead violence-free lives. CIDFO aims to promote self-sufficiency through our financial literacy and economic empowerment workshops.

Just Write Workshop
The Just Write Workshop is facilitated by founder and best-selling author ( 8 books), speaker, and pillar in the community Dwan Abrams. Dwan has customized a workshop that focuses on expressive writing and its value in processing life experience, particular in trauma and transition. 

Workshop is free to survivors of domestic violence.

Women and Youth in Transition Services

Women and Youth in Transition assists women and children transitioning from shelters(90 days or more) or transitional housing with the following:

  • CIDFO Food Box Program-Email us for more information. Email
  • Clothing Closet-Gently used apparel, all we need is clothing size.
  • Household Items/Products (depends on inventory)
  • CIDFO staff and volunteers work to respond to children’s immediate crisis needs, such as food, clothing, and school supplies. When we discover a child is in need, we WILL provide!

***Items are available for current clients and individuals referred from other community agencies.***Children are an exception.

Safety Planning

CIDFO’s Temporary Assistance Programis temporary assistance for Domestic Violence Survivors.The program provides temporary financial help to support families whose safety is at risk due to domestic violence. Most often this is when the domestic violence survivor and the children are fleeing domestic violence or at risk of returning to an abusive situation.

What help does the program provide?
The program can help with up to $300 over a 45-day eligibility period. Payments are given directly to the landlord or other service providers.

  • The program can help with housing related payments when there is or has been a domestic violence situation. (including rents and utilities)
  • Relocation costs (including moving costs and other travel costs)
  • Replacement of personal or household items left behind when the victim and children have fled if items are not available from another source. (clothing, hygiene items, essential furniture items)
  • Purchase of items that help address safety. (including new locks, P.O. Boxes)
  • 1-3 day Hotel stay of agency’s choice up to $300.

Can you get help more than once a year?
You can get help more than once a year with food, clothing, hygiene items, essential furniture items only.
Who is eligible for the program?
A person fleeing domestic violence or trying to stay safe from domestic violence whose safety is at risk because of domestic violence or the threat of domestic violence. The person must also fit the following criteria:

  • Be a parent or relative caring for a minor child or a pregnant woman
  • Meet the income criteria for the program. (This program looks at income on hand that is available to meet any emergency needs. You may have to provide bank statement.)
  • Be a resident of Fulton and neighboring counties such as Cobb, Dekalb, Douglas, Fayette, and Clayton.
  • Provide police report

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