Covington Citizens' Assistance & Resources

There are moments in life when we need help, but do not know where to look for assistance. This page is a list of local, state and national organizations that could be a resource in times of need.

  • HEAT (Heating Energy Assistance Team): 678-406-0212 - The Heating Energy Assistance Team ("HEAT") program is administered by the Georgia Department of Human Resources statewide through Community Action Agencies.

  • State of Georgia Public Service Commission: Utility Assistance Programs List

  • Salvation Army (Covington): 770-786-2107 - Located at 5193 Washington Street, 30014

  • DFCS (Division of Family & Children Services): 770-784-2490 - Located at 4117 Mill Street NE, 30014

  • Newton County FaithWorks: 770-784-1884 - Located at 7129 Turner Lake Circle SW, 30014. Email:

  • LIHEAP (Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program): 404-537-4300 - Learn more about LIHEAP here.

  • DHS (Dept. of Human Services): 1-877-423-4746 for questions regarding Food Stamps, Medicaid, or TANF

  • Partnership for Community in Action: 404-929-2500

  • USDA Home Repair Loan and Grant Program Fact Sheet:


The City of Covington is proud to offer its customers the Gas Advantage Rebate Program. By offering rebates toward the purchase and installation of various gas appliances, the city is making the difficult decision about energy choice easier for its customers. The city offers the following rebates to qualified customers:

  • Gas Water Heaters, Tankless Gas Water Heaters, or Gas Generators… $300
  • Gas Range, Gas Clothes Dryer, Gas Logs, Gas Lights, or Gas Grill… $50

To qualify, customers must meet the following criteria:

  1. The property at the address of installation must currently have natural gas service provided by the City of Covington Natural Gas Distribution System, or it must have City gas lines adjacent to the location so new service can be installed.
  2. Must be the owner of the property on which the new appliances will be installed.
  3. Must be either a new installation or an alternate fuel to gas conversion (i.e., propane or electric water heating/ cooking to natural gas water heating/ cooking, etc.)
  4. Installations must meet local code and must pass inspection by a City or County inspector.
  5. All utility payment must be current with a utility payment history in good standing (must not have had a service interruption due to non-payment of bill during the last twelve months).
  6. A completed, signed application (including inspector’s signature) must be received at City Hall by the expiration date found on Part II of the application.

Once the application is approved, a rebate check will be mailed no more than ten business dates from the date of approval. For more information, please call Stacy Walden at 770-385-2027.

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The City of Covington is proud to offer its customers On Bill Financing options for certain energy-efficient gas and electric appliance purchases for 60 months at zero percent interest. Gas appliance purchases are limited at $7,500, and electric appliance purchases are limited at $5,000 (note electric AC units must be rated 16 seer or higher). There is a $3/ month administrative fee. For more information, please reach out to customer service at 770-385-2000.

Don't suffer alone or in silence. If you or someone you know is seeking resources, please consider checking out the list below. 


Crisis Hotlines 



Local Addiction Support 

  • Alcoholics Anonymous in Georgia - Resource for finding in-person and virtual AA meetings throughout the state.  

  • Gran Recovery Center - Free and sliding scale treatment provider located at 215 Kirkland Rd, Covington, GA 30016. You can call them at (678) 209-2770. 

  • St Jude’s Recovery Center - Intown provider of free and low-cost treatment services. They are located at 139 Renaissance Pkwy NE, Atlanta, GA 30308. For admissions information, call them at 404-874-2224. 

  • The Summit Wellness Group - Joint Commission Accredited drug rehab center located at 996 Huff Rd NW, Suite C, Atlanta, GA 30318. This family-run treatment program also provides a number of full and partial scholarships. They have a 24/7 helpline at 678-705-8762. 

  • Recovery in Georgia - Locally run independent addiction recovery resource that features treatment centers, support meetings, and prevention resources located throughout Georgia. 



Overdose Prevention 

  • - Features harm reduction strategies and provides information to help people identify, respond, and prevent overdoses. 

  • Opioid Overdose Rescue - Outlines 3 simple steps to save a life in the event of an opioid overdose. Includes helpful reference videos. 


Treatment Center Information

 Live Another Day - - Features culturally competent resources for people of color and an editorially curated list of the top-rated rehab centers in Georgia.