CDPH, the Center for Family Resources and Ser Familia partner on program to support people affected by COVID-19

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Cobb & Douglas Public Health issued the following press release, describing a partnership between CDPH, The Center for Family Resources (CFR) and Ser Familia to provide support for people affected by COVID-19.

The press release is reprinted in its entirety below:

CDPH Partners with CFR and Ser Familia to Support People Affected By COVID-19

Cobb & Douglas Public Health(CDPH) has partnered with The Center for Family Resources (CFR) and Ser Familia, Inc. to support individuals directly impacted by the COVID-19 outbreak. Cobb & Douglas Public Health Case Investigators and Contact Tracers will refer those in need to Resource Specialists stationed at CFR and Ser Familia, Inc. Resource Specialists will evaluate the circumstances and connect individuals with the appropriate community services such as housing, food or financial assistance. Individuals can self-refer for these services as well by simply calling these agencies or visiting their websites.

“Many individuals who are required to isolate or quarantine during this pandemic face significant burdens. Many families are also facing severe financial hardships due to the outbreak. These Resource Coordinators will help expand the capacity of these two agencies, who are known for their expertise in this area of service,” says Lisa Crossman, Deputy Director, Cobb & Douglas Public Health. Funding for these positions is being provided by the CDC Foundation and the Georgia Department of Public Health. Our community partners have also teamed up to provide increased COVID-19 testing sites in highly impacted areas throughout Cobb and Douglas County. Anyone can be tested for free, regardless of symptoms. Please click the links below for more information: 

About Cobb & Douglas Public Health:
Cobb & Douglas Public Health, along with the Georgia Department of Public Health, has been committed to the mission of “Healthier Lives. Healthier Community. since 1920. We are dedicated to improving our residents’ quality of life by tracking and preventing the spread of disease, promoting health and safety, providing exceptional medical services, and ensuring that our community is prepared for public health emergencies. For more information, visit www.cobbanddouglaspublichealth.org.

About Ser Familia:

Ser Familia, Inc. is an organization dedicated to strengthening Latino families through programs that empower them to thrive and enjoy a healthy family environment. Ser Familia, Inc. achieves this through educational programs that increase family members’ communication skills and decrease risky behaviors, assisting families in crisis, serving as advocates for Latino families, and supporting other organizations who wish to serve Latinos in a culturally competent manner.

About The Center for Family Resources:

The Center for Family Resources is a nonprofit organization that helps stabilize low-income families by providing temporary financial, food, and housing assistance along with employment, education and life skills training to increase economic capacity and persona growth . The staff at the Center for Family Resources is committed to breaking the cycle of poverty by “empowering families to help themselves,”  helping them acquire the resources they need to become independent and self-sufficient.

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