Get Help – Eligibility

CAC provides emergency assistance to residents of Sandy Springs, Dunwoody and the part of Doraville served by Dunwoody schools.  Assistance of food, clothing and emergency financial assistance are available to those who qualify.

To qualify families must live within the CAC service area in these zip code areas:
30327  – 30328  –  30342  –  30350  – 30338  –  30346  –   30360

Applicants seeking assistance must make an appointment, to do so submit a Request for Assistance Form or call the Helpline (770) 552-4015 and leave a message with your contact information. The following documents must be provided:

  • Identification
    Social Security card or picture ID
  • Proof of Residency
    Copy of current apartment lease or mortgage
    Adults not named on the lease must provide proof of address
  • Documentation for all Residents Living at a Given Address
    Social Security cards or picture IDs or for children, proof of school enrollment or birth certificate
  • Proof of Income
    May be provided by a pay stub, IRS tax documentation, or AFDC/Food stamp letter

Applicants seeking Emergency Financial Assistance must provide all of the above plus the following:

  • Proof of Loss of Income or Financial Need
    For example, separation notice, medical bills or payment receipts, etc. Client’s name must appear on the bill being submitted for documentation
  • Financial Assistance will ONLY be considered for clients who have not already received financial assistance from CAC in 2020.
  • People who already received financial assistance from CAC in 2020 please contact United Way for other assistance options, call 211 or search online at,