DEAM Services

DEAM provides food; financial assistance for utilities and prescriptions; clothing; and referral services for qualifying Decatur area residents as described below. Using Internet Explorer or Firefox, click  here (Service Area Map) to see DEAM service area, and locate your address on the map.

Emergency Food and Health Supplies
DEAM provides emergency food and basic health supplies 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 month. Basic health supplies include soap, toothbrushes, toothpaste, toilet paper, feminine hygiene supplies and diapers, and are dependent on current pantry supply.

Food Pantry Locations and Schedules
All clients must apply in-person at the main DEAM office at Holy Trinity Episcopal Church, Mon-Fri, 9-11:30AM, before receiving food from one of the two food pantries listed below.

Mon, Wed, Fri   9-11:30AM
DEAM Main Office
Holy Trinity Episcopal Church
515 E. Ponce de Leon Ave (DEAM entrance around corner on Sycamore Pl.)
Decatur, GA 30030

Tues & Thurs, 12-1:00PM
DEAM Office (at Avondale First Baptist)

Avondale First Baptist Church
47 Covington Road
Avondale Estates, GA 30002


DEAM helps prevent cut-off of water, gas and electicity services by providing financial assistance to qualifying residents once/year to help pay gas, electricity and water bills. Effective February 28, 2017 we can only assist with the past due/previous service amount on the utility bill. We cannot assist with current bills. The maximum assistance is $125, but cannot exceed the past due amount. 
Utility bill assistance is by appointment only. Call (404)373-2300 on Mondays or Thursdays at 11 AM to request an appointment time. We currently have funds for approximately 15 appointments per week, so please understand that not everyone seeking assistance will be able to get an appointment.

  If requesting financial aid for utilities, bring current bill showing a past due amount.



DEAM provides financial assistance to qualifying residents for prescriptions. Applicants should bring pharmacy phone number for verification and price check.


DEAM provides new and gently used clothing for children and adults, including summer and winter wear. Qualified residents select clothes from one of two Clothes Closets at Avondale First Baptist Church and Decatur First Baptist Church.


DEAM serves Decatur and Avondale Estates-area, Georgia residents who live in the geographical area bounded by I-285 on the east, Glennwood Road on south, Moreland and Briarcliff on west, and LaVista Road on the north.

Click  here (Service Area Map) to see DEAM service area, and locate your address on the map.