These community resources are available to help families with a variety of needs. For more information or help with these resources, please get in touch with the Family Engagement office at the Atlanta ISD administration building at 903-796-4194.
Atlanta ISD operates a Pop-Up Shop for free clothing and other school items. Families may shop during regular business hours or make an appointment through our Family Engagement department at 903-796-4194.
During homecoming and prom season, formal attire is available for these special occasions. Dresses, coats, ties, shoes and accessories are all FREE.
WIC is a federal supplemental nutrition program for women, infants and children. The program offers food, nutrition counseling, recipes, nutrition classes, breastfeeding support, health and immunization screenings, cooking demonstrations, personalized support and children’s activities. Those on Medicaid, TANF or SNAP already qualify.
For more information, call 800-942-3678 or visit TexasWIC.org.
The Texarkana Adult Education and Literacy program at Texarkana College offers free classes for High School Equivalency (GED), English as a Second Language and College and Career Readiness. The program includes morning and evening classes as well as some financial assistance.
For more information, call 903-823-3460 or visit the Texarkana College Adult Education website.
Housing & Utility Assistance
The Texas Homeowner Assistance program provides grants to qualified Texas homeowners who are behind on their mortgage, home-related expenses and utility bills due to COVID-19.
Visit the Texas Homeowner Assistance website to apply.
Texas Health Insurance Pool: The Texas Health Insurance Pool is an individual health insurance program created by the Texas Legislature to provide health insurance to Texas residents who either (i) cannot obtain adequate health insurance coverage as a result of their medical conditions, or (ii) are considered “Federally Eligible Individuals,” as defined by the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996, commonly referred to as HIPAA.
Children’s Health Insurance Program: CHIP provides low-cost health coverage to children in families that earn too much money to qualify for Medicaid. In some states, CHIP covers pregnant women. Each state offers CHIP coverage and works closely with its state Medicaid program.
The Atlanta Public Library resources include job search and unemployment help, computers and Internet, Spanish materials and programs for children.
The library is located at 101 W. Hiram Street. For more information, call 903-796-2112 or visit atlantalib.com.
Youth Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) is an evidenced-based training course that teaches participants about mental health and substance-use issues, such as depression and mood disorders, anxiety disorders, trauma, psychosis and substance-use disorders. The program is sponsored by Community Healthcore, which serves as the mental health and intellectual disability governing authority for Bowie, Cass, Gregg, Garrison, Marion, Panola, Red River, Rush and Upshur counties.
For more information, call or email MHFA Outreach worker through Community Healthcore: 903-234-9200, etc. 2241, firstname.lastname@example.org.