Are you eligible for assistance?

Service Area Map

DEAM provides emergency food and financial aid to those who meet eligibility requirements for residency, and can provide the necessary documentation.

Please enter your address into the map finder below to determine if you are in the coverage area for assistance. If you are NOT in our service area click HERE to see additional resources where you may be able to receive help.

All requests for client service must be considered in person at the DEAM office at Holy Trinity Episcopal Church, 9:00–11:30am, Monday-Friday except that Utility bill assistance is by appointment only. Call 404-373-2300 on Mondays or Fridays at 10:00 am to request an appointment time for utility assistance.

DEAM provides services to all qualifying residents without regard to race, gender, age, religion, or sexual orientation. Due to limited financial resources, unfortunately, it is  not always possible to help all qualifying residents.

Most requests for aid must be made in person at the DEAM office.  However there is one exception:

Utility bill assistance is by appointment only. Call 404-373-2300 on Mondays or Fridays at 10:00 am to request an appointment time for utility assistance.

Food and prescription assistance is provided in person on a first-come, first-served basis.

See items to bring and office location information below the map.

If you are unable to view the map below, click here.

Zipcodes served by DEAM

Below is a comprehensive list of zipcodes served by DEAM. Please use this guide to determine if you are eligible for services. If you discover your residence zip code is not included, please see the list of additional resources at the bottom of this page for organizations that might be able to assist you.

  • 30030
  • 30002
  • 30079
  • PORTIONS of a few other zip codes located inside the blue area outlined in the above interactive map.

If you are not eligible for DEAM services, click here for more resources.

Items to bring when requesting services

To request DEAM services, please read carefully. For all services:

  1. Verify residency eligibility by referring to Service Area Map above.
  2. Residents must be at least 18 years old
  3. Must bring proof of current residency, such as current utility bill , a recent piece of mail, or lease contract. Drivers license not accepted as proof of address.
  4. Must bring social security cards for all family members (birth certificates for children under 18) seeking assistance.
  5. If requesting financial aid for medical prescriptions, please bring pharmacy phone number for verification and price check.
  6. If requesting financial aid for utilities, must also bring current bill showing amount due for service at residence within the service area.

Office Location & Directions

DEAM Office
Holy Trinity Episcopal Church
515 E. Ponce de Leon Ave.
(DEAM office entrance is on Sycamore Place)
Decatur, GA 30030

Directions from Decatur MARTA Station

  • ‍Go left on Church Street.  
  • ‍At first intersection, turn right onto E. Ponce de Leon Ave. and go .3 mile/3 short blocks.  
  • ‍Turn right on Sycamore Place. 
  • Holy Trinity Church is on corner of E. Ponce de Leon and Sycamore Place
  • DEAM office entrance is at side of church, facing Sycamore Place

Other questions about DEAM services?
Refer to the FAQ tab or email us at info@deamdecatur.org.

DEAM Services Offered

Click here to see eligibility requirements.

The DEAM office is open Monday–Friday, 9:00–11:30am. Please see each service below for specific hours and instructions. See bottom of page for holiday closings.

Food Distribution

DEAM provides emergency food and basic toiletries to qualifying residents. Depending on food pantry stocks, DEAM can generally give out bags of groceries and supplies that will provide three nutritious meals/day for three days for all qualifying family members, once per month. Basic toiletries  include soap, toothbrushes, toothpaste, toilet paper, feminine hygiene supplies and diapers, and are dependent on current pantry supply.

Food Pantry Locations and Schedules

All clients must apply in-person at the main DEAM office at Holy Trinity Episcopal Church, Monday-Friday, 9:00-11:30am, before receiving food from one of the two food pantries listed below. Clients are asked to be at the office by 11:30am.

DEAM Main Office
Monday, Wednesday & Friday
9:00–11:30am
Holy Trinity Episcopal Church (Entrance around corner on Sycamore)
515 E. Ponce de Leon Ave. 
Decatur, GA 30030

 

DEAM Office (at Avondale First Baptist)
Tuesday and Thursday
Pick-up hours: 12:00–1:00pm
Avondale First Baptist Church
47 Covington Road
Avondale Estates, GA 30002

 

Prescription Needs

DEAM provides financial assistance to qualifying residents for prescriptions. Applicants should bring pharmacy phone number for verification and price check.

All clients must apply in-person.

DEAM Main Office
Monday, Wednesday & Friday
9:00–11:30am
Holy Trinity Episcopal Church (Entrance around corner on Sycamore)
515 E. Ponce de Leon Ave. 
Decatur, GA 30030

Clothing Assistance

DEAM provides new and gently used clothing for children and adults, including summer and winter wear. 

After making an appointment at the DEAM office at Holy Trinity Episcopal Church, Monday-Friday, 9:00–11:30am, qualified residents may select clothes from one of two clothes closets at Avondale Estates First Baptist Church and Decatur First Baptist Church.

Clothes Closet Locations 

Avondale Estates First Baptist Church
47 Covington Road
Avondale Estates, GA 30002

 

Decatur First Baptist Church
308 Clairemont Avenue
Decatur, GA 30030

Open Wed only from 10am til noon

 

Utility Continuation

DEAM helps prevent cut-off of water, gas and electricity services by providing financial assistance to qualifying residents  to help pay gas, electricity, and water bills.

Utility bill assistance is by appointment only. Call 404-373-2300 on Mondays or Fridays at 10:00 am to request an appointment time. If requesting financial aid for utilities, bring current bill showing amount past due for service to the DEAM Main Office.

Additional Resources

United Way
Dial 211 from any phone to be connected to the United Way 211 hotline. This excellent service provides links and contact information for many valuable services for the Decatur and greater Atlanta area, as well as nationally.

decatur cooperative ministry
(www.decaturcooperativeministry.org )

DCM Main office, call 404-377-5365

For Dekalb County residents who need emergency help with food and housing, call the Project Take Charge office at 404-284-4411 between 9:00 am and 5:00 pm, Monday through Wednesday, and between 9:00 am and 1:00 pm on Thursday.

SENIOR CONNECTIONS
770-455-7602

Senior Connections supports programs and services for seniors that maximize independence and enhance the quality of life of seniors throughout Metro Atlanta. These services include Meals on Wheels, Home Repair, In‐Home Care, Neighborhood Senior Centers, Transportation to doctors’ appointments, classes and senior excursions. 

The goal of Senior Connections is to provide seniors with the assistance they need to remain in their own homes as long as possible.

Nearby Food Pantries

St. Peter and Paul Catholic Church
2560 Tilson Rd
Decatur Ga. 30032
404-241-5862

Greater Fellowship Outreach and Development Services
3274 Rainbow Dr.
Decatur, Ga 30034
404-289-2271

Joseph's Storehouse Emergency Food Pantry
6788 Rockbridge Rd
Stone Mountain, Ga 30087
404-826-9316

Episcopal Church of the Holy Cross
2005 South Columbia Place
Decatur, Ga 30032
404-284-1211

Hillside Presbyterian Church
1879 Columbia Dr.
Decatur, Ga 30032
404-289-3092


Columbia Drive United Methodist Church
2067 Columbia Dr.
Decatur, Ga. 30032
404-284-4151

Greenforest Social Ministry
3260 Rainbow Dr.
Decatur, Ga. 30034
404-486-6771


Caring 4 Clarkston
Clarkston United Methodist Church
3919 Church St.
Clarkston, Ga 30021
404 508 1050

Nearby Service Referrals

Salvation Army
(Service area: DeKalb County)
3500 Sherrydale Lane
Decatur Ga. 30032
404-486-2714
Food/Utilities/Rent/Mortgage
/Prescriptions/Transportation

Stone Mountain Cooperative Ecumenical Ministry
(Service Area: 30083 and 30088)
5324 West Mountain St.
Stone Mountain, Ga 30083
770-879-5977

Threshold Ministry
Decatur Presbyterian Church
205 Sycamore St.
Decatur, Ga 30030
404-378-1777

St. Vincent de Paul
678-892-6163 Ext 149
Utilities/Financial Assistance/
Prescription/rent and Housing/
Food pantry

DEAM Office Closings

Inclement weather: 

If City Schools of Decatur are closed due to inclement weather, DEAM office will also be closed. School closings are updated on WSB radio, WSBradio.com, and other local TV, radio and internet media.

DEAM will be closed around Christmas, the week of July 4th in the summer and on the following holidays:

  • Martin Luther King Day
  • Good Friday
  • Memorial Day
  • Labor Day
  • Wed before Thanksgiving, Thanksgiving day & Friday after
  • Christmas break (last two weeks of the year)