Atlanta — Dec 09, 2020
The Atlanta Regional Commission (ARC) announced today that it has updated its Empowerline website to provide new ways for older persons, individuals with disabilities, and caregivers to access critical services.
The website, Empowerline.org, now enables users to search a free consumer-friendly database of thousands of services in the region, from caregiving and financial assistance to healthcare and legal help. Consumers can search by type of service, look up a particular provider name, and filter results by county. The database is continually updated and vetted by ARC as the Atlanta Area Agency on Aging.
For those who aren’t sure of the kind of services they might need, Empowerline continues to offer certified, trained counselors to help consumers navigate their options via live chat or message at Empowerline.org, or by calling (404) 463-3333.
“We’re constantly looking for ways to ensure that Empowerline is easy to use, so that older adults and individuals with disabilities can access the trusted services and supports they need to thrive as independently as possible,” said Becky Kurtz, managing director of ARC’s Aging and Independence Services.
Empowerline serves the 10-county Atlanta region and features the most comprehensive database of local services and supports available for older persons and individuals with disabilities. Certified professionals and online resources are available seven days a week at Empowerline.org or by calling (404) 463-3333.
Empowerline’s information and referral services are provided at no cost through the federally authorized network of Aging and Disability Resource Centers (ADRCs).
The Atlanta Regional Commission (ARC) is the official planning agency for the 10-county Atlanta Region, including Cherokee, Clayton, Cobb, DeKalb, Douglas, Fayette, Fulton, Gwinnett, Henry, and Rockdale counties as well as the City of Atlanta and 73 other cities. The Atlanta Regional Commission serves as a catalyst for regional progress by focusing leadership, attention, and planning resources on key regional issues.
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