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Old 01-19-2007, 10:55 AM
 
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In the original post you stated that she received assistance--single mother and expecting another child.

Before moving to Georgia be forewarned that the prevailing attitude is 'Do It For Yourself'.

The State has been aggressive in providing PreK programs and the Hope Scholarship program affords opportunities for college but that is where tax $$ go.

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Old 01-19-2007, 10:59 AM
 
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thanks so much for the info bhs119. I will look into for her as well.
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Old 01-19-2007, 11:34 AM
 
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Would the father of those two children be moving to Georgia as well? If so, does he have any leads on a job here?
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Old 01-19-2007, 11:41 AM
 
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I am not sure what you are looking for in this forum, but it sounds like you have not lived here long enough to be able to provide your sister with any good suggestions. Maybe you can start with your own employer to see if he / she has openings? Or maybe she can work a different shift than you at a local retailer / restaurant and you could babysit. If she has a degree she should be fine. If not, I would suggest you contact a temp agency that might be able to find her a temp to perm job. Good luck.
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Old 01-19-2007, 12:26 PM
 
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frigement 07, thanks. Her Childrens father/husband was killing when a drunk man ranned into his parked car.
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Old 01-19-2007, 12:29 PM
 
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whispering, she does not like my line of work (telecommunications) I have suggested that to her several times. She does has an high school dip. w/ 2 yrs of college under her belt (criminal law). Married yound/ housewife, until husband death. Do you know of any local temps angency in the Lawrenceville or Duluth area?

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Old 01-19-2007, 12:36 PM
 
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Very, very sorry to hear that, Barbie.

My sympathies to all of you. No wonder she wants a fresh start and to be with her family.

Your sister could and should be receiving Social Security benefits provided for the minor children of a deceased parent.

As a widow, she could be eligible for some benefits based on the previous earning of her deceased husband.
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Old 01-19-2007, 12:41 PM
 
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The temp agencies around this area place just about everywhere from my experience. I know of one, Johnson, and they have found folks I know some jobs. If she has some law she may want to contact a small law firm seeking an entry-level paralegal or maybe an admin to start.
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Old 01-19-2007, 01:24 PM
 
Location: Atlanta, GA
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Hey Barbie

You may want to consider putting the horse before the cart. What I mean is, first get yourself employed out here (if not already) then find an apartment or house to rent that you'll be able to afford on one salary.

It sounds so simple, but it can be a burdensome chore to get done. Once you're settled, then maybe have your sister come out and stay with you for a while. It'll be hard; and yes, she may have to get some public assistance for the short term. The good thing is that Atlanta is a great place for those who want work. Your sister may have to find a job outside of her educational background, but at least it'll be an income to get her on her feet (and her financial contribution will make everyone happi(er).

I think some of the folks who jumped down your throat may have been a little premature, but probably didn't mean anything personal.

Things will happen the way they're supposed to, and you and your sister will come to enjoy your life here.
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Old 01-19-2007, 01:41 PM
 
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What she is recieving from SS does not cover all expenses to raise her children.
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