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Young Men, Trust God, & make the Future Bright with Blessing

Rita's Helping Hand provides love and support to males who need mentoring. Our program is designed to support boys who are aging out of the foster care system with enrichment resources and opportunities for a better future. Rita is dedicated to supporting young men with  resources for employment, housing, income stability, and sources to stop recidivism, . Together, we can achieve great things. 

Mental Health

Georgia Crisis & Access Line: (800) 715-4225
Georgia offers a statewide toll-free call center for individuals to access services.  The call center operates 24/7 and has the capacity to screen and assess callers for intensity of service response.

Individuals determined to be in immediate danger are “warm transferred” to the local 911 service in the area where the individual is located. Call center staff do not leave the call until they have confirmation that 911 responders are on site with the caller.

Job Training

WIOA is designed to help job seekers access employment, education, training, and support services to succeed in the labor market and to match employers with the skilled workers.

  1. Determine if you are applying as adult or dislocated worker.

  2. Complete required documents. 

  • Citizenship & Employment

  • Age/DOB

  • Social Security Number

  • Selective Service (Males born after 1960)

  • Adult Low Income Status OR Dislocated Worker

  • Register on the WorkSource Georgia Portal.​

Final: Upload completed documents to the worksorce portal. 

Stop Recidivism

F.R.E.S.H Start Youth Initiative

The Georgia Department of Juvenile Justice (DJJ) F.R.E.S.H (Focusing Resources Effectively to Sustain Hope) Start Youth Initiative provides current and former DJJ youth supervised in the community with career opportunities. 

For more information on the F.R.E.S.H Start Youth Initiative, contact Cathy Smith-Curry, Director of Reentry Services, at 404-491-6106 or via email at

Truck Driving Program

Homeless Youth


KLLM Driving Academies across the country offer a 22-day Class-A Commercial Driver’s License (CDL-A) Course (18 days for permit holders) where you earn your permit and Class-A CDL through classroom instruction and on-the-road training. You learn and train on the exact equipment you’ll be using upon upgrading to your own truck as a professional truck driver with KLLM.

Recruitment | 800-925-5556
General Switchboard | 800-925-1000

Covenant House opens doors of opportunity and hope to youth experiencing homelessness and escaping trafficking. 

Youth Direct Line: 404-713-0954

Break Through Recovery Outreach

Treatment is tailored to teens and young adults age 13-28, who are seeking recovery from substance abuse, mental health challenges, trauma, anxiety, social challenges and behavioral issues. Our addiction and behavioral specialists, work together to design an individualized approach to meet treatment goals.

Phone: (770) 493-7750

If you didn’t finish high school, by taking the HiSET®, you can earn a state-issued high school equivalency credential allowing you to advance your career, join the military, begin a training program or continue your education.

  • HiSET preparation classes are free. Classes are not required for anyone 18 years or older.

  • Scholarships are available to assist with HiSET testing fees for students enrolled in preparation classes. 


At Rita’s Helping Hand, we honor the legacy of Justin, a young father, brother, son, and friend who cared deeply for his family and the less fortunate. We strive to embody his spirit by advocating for those in need and providing support to young men who seek guidance. Justin was a smart, handsome, and happy young man who valued the importance of protecting his loved ones and giving back to his community. Join us in continuing his legacy through our non-profit organization.

Special thanks to Justin Cole immediate family for allowing me to continue the legacy by honoring my cousin with a program through my non profit.​

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