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

All DEAM services are provided by appointment only. Please call between 8:30 and 11:30 on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday or Friday. The phone number for utility assistance is 404-373-2300. The phone number for food assistance is 404-373-9283.

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.

PLEASE NOTE: Our map is currently unavailable. Please call our office at 404-373-2300 or email us at, and we will check the address for you. If you are NOT in our service area click HERE to see additional resources where you may be able to receive help.

As of July 12, 2021 all assistance is handled by appointment only.

Call 404-373-2300 on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays or Fridays from 8:30am til 11:30 am to request utility assistance. Call 404-373-9283 for food pantry appointments. If requesting utility assistance, please have your utility account number available.

See items to bring and office location information below.

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 (30306, 30307, 30316, 30317, 30032 and 30033). Call for details: 404-373-2300

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:

Residents must provide an ID and be at least 18 years old

  1. 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.
  2. Must bring some form of identification for all family members (birth certificates for children under 18) seeking assistance.
  3. If requesting financial aid for medical prescriptions, please provide pharmacy phone number for verification and price check.
  4. If requesting financial aid for utilities, please provide your utility bill account number. The current bill must have past 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?
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DEAM Services Offered

Click here to see eligibility requirements.

The DEAM office is open Mon, Tues, Thurs, and Fri, 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 week. Basic toiletries  include soap, toothbrushes, toothpaste, toilet paper, feminine hygiene supplies and diapers, and are dependent on current pantry supply.

Food Pantry Location and Schedule:

All clients must schedule an appointment to visit our client choice pantry located at the DEAM office at Holy Trinity Episcopal Church. To schedule an appointment please call 404-373-9283. Appointments will be scheduled on Mon, Tues, Thurs and Fri (closed Wed) , between 9:00-11:30am. Clients are asked to arrive promptly for their scheduled appointment.

DEAM Main Office
Mon, Tues, Thurs, and Fri.
Holy Trinity Episcopal Church (Entrance around corner on Sycamore)
515 E. Ponce de Leon Ave. 
Decatur, GA 30030


Prescription Needs

DEAM provides financial assistance to qualifying residents for prescriptions. Applicants should have the pharmacy phone number available for verification and price check. We do not help with prescription eye glasses.

All clients must first call 404-373-9283 on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday or Friday to receive assistance with prescription medication.

DEAM Main Office
Mon, Tues, Thurs and Fri (closed Wed)
Holy Trinity Episcopal Church (Entrance around corner on Sycamore)
515 E. Ponce de Leon Ave. 
Decatur, GA 30030

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 provided over the phone. Call 404-373-2300 on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays or Fridays from 8:30 AM - 11:30 AM only.  Please have the current bill available when you contact DEAM.

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.

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Serving All of Dekalb County
Housing Assistance: 404.687.3500
(For Dekalb County residents who need emergency housing, rent or utility assistance)
Food Assistance : 404.284.4411
(please leave a voicemail, you will be contacted to set an appointment)
All other inquiries: 404-377-5365 (General Office)

Nearby Food Pantries

St. Peter and Paul Catholic Church
2560 Tilson Rd
Decatur Ga. 30032

Greater Fellowship Outreach and Development Services
3274 Rainbow Dr.
Decatur, Ga 30034

Joseph's Storehouse Emergency Food Pantry
6788 Rockbridge Rd
Stone Mountain, Ga 30087

Episcopal Church of the Holy Cross
2005 South Columbia Place
Decatur, Ga 30032

Hillside Presbyterian Church
1879 Columbia Dr.
Decatur, Ga 30032

Columbia Drive United Methodist Church
2067 Columbia Dr.
Decatur, Ga. 30032

Greenforest Social Ministry
3260 Rainbow Dr.
Decatur, Ga. 30034

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

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

Threshold Ministry
Decatur Presbyterian Church
205 Sycamore St.
Decatur, Ga 30030

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

DEAM Office Closings

DEAM is closed on Wednesdays

Inclement weather: 

If City Schools of Decatur are closed or delayed due to inclement weather, the DEAM office will be closed. School closings are updated on WSB radio,, 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
  • Juneteenth
  • Labor Day
  • Wed before Thanksgiving, Thanksgiving Day & Friday after
  • Christmas break (last two weeks of the year)