Social Services

Social Services

Overview

The Social Services department at CPACS recognizes that equitable access to public benefits and social services programs is vital to our immigrant, refugee and underserved communities in their paths toward self-sufficiency.

CPACS assists clients to access and navigate social services programs in a minimum of 7 languages, including but not limited to, Korean, Cantonese, Mandarin, Vietnamese, Spanish, Nepali, and Burmese. We have expanded to Farsi, East African languages, Swahili, Lingala, French, Laotian and Thai as newly-arrival refugees and immigrants seek in-language assistance at our office.

 

CPACS serves as an information and referral agency for issues of health, housing, medical, and financial services available to the Asian American community and beyond. Services include:

        • Providing instruction and assistance to immigrant and refugee families in accessing federal/state/local-funded programs:
                   • Food Stamps
                   • Medical Assistance (Medicaid, Peachcare for Kids
                   • Women, Infants, and Children (WIC)
                   • Energy Assistance (LIHEAP)
                   • Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF)
                   • low-income housing, childcare assistance
                   • community services
         • Assisting clients with information and referrals based on client’s need
        • Assistance in application completion and follow-up services
         • Relationship-building with immigrant and refugee networks and community members through outreach activities

Call for more information or to schedule an appointment:

  • CPACS Main Office: 770-936-0969
  • CPACS Gwinnett Office: 770-232-5200

Other Human & Social Services

        • Public notary

        • IRS / tax information assistance (VITA)

        • Homeless aid program

        • Business employment conflicts

        • Personal injury and social benefits

        • Low Income Home Energy Assistance (LIHEAP)

Our Programs & Services

SNAP Outreach

The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), formerly known as Food Stamps, is a federally-funded program that provides monthly benefits to low-income households to help pay for the cost of food. A household may be one (1) person living alone, a family, or several unrelated individuals cohabitating who routinely purchase and prepare meals together.

SNAP Brochures: English/ Spanish / Korean / Nepali / Burmese / Vietnamese

Call to see if you are eligible for SNAP or to schedule an appointment:

    1. CPACS SNAP HOTLINE: 678-824-6000
    2. CPACS Main Office: 770-936-0969
    3. CPACS Gwinnett Office: 770-232-5200

SNAP and Food Insecurity Advocacy

CPACS is part of the Georgia SNAP Work Group, a co-chair of the SNAP Limited English Proficient (LEP) subcommittee, and a Community Partner to the Division of Family and Children Services. CPACS continues to advocate for access to benefits and food security for vulnerable populations, such as households with an LEP or senior member, and provides in-language information and assistance by culturally informed staff who are also members of their respective communities.

Refugee Services

CPACS Refugee Services seeks to promote self-sufficiency and equity for the immigrant and refugee community through the provision of comprehensive social services, capacity building, and advocacy.

Domestic Violence

CPACS Domestic Violence (DV) program’s mission is to eliminate gender-based violence by creating comprehensive services to educate, outreach, and effectively empower AAPI immigrant and refugee families and communities.

Health Insurance Consultation & Enrollment

CPACS enrolled to become Certified Application Counselors (CACS). As a CAC organization, our bilingual staff and volunteers will help people understand, apply, and enroll for health coverage through the Marketplace.

Employment Training & Career

This program tries to provide all the necessary support and preparation to ensure employment for refugees, including job search coaching, resume preparation and assistance during onboarding. 

For more information, please contact Meron Tuccu at Meron.Tuccu@cpacs.org or call 770-936-0969 Ext. 140

Food Pantry

CPACS’s Food Pantry is a supplemental food program for low-income Asian American families in metro Atlanta. We also help those families who have come upon hard times and simply need temporary food assistance. Our philosophy is to provide caring, consistent quality services and an equitable distribution of available Pantry resources to all clients. Clients are often referred to additional community resources to meet the variety of needs clients have in addition to food.