Neighborhood Survey – Expansion of PAD 311 Services in Your Area

The Policing Alternatives & Diversion Initiative (PAD) has recently expanded to accept community referrals through the City of Atlanta 311 non-emergency city services line for quality of life concerns related to unmet mental health needs, substance use, or extreme poverty. Typically, community members have been advised to call 911 for these type of concerns, but this new resource offers an alternative approach. When a community member makes a referral to 311, a PAD response team travels to the area to offer immediate assistance to the referred individual. These services are currently available in Atlanta Police Department Zones 1, 3, 4, 5 and 6, and will be citywide by this summer.

The success of this new resource depends on strong connections with community members. PAD wants to get to know the unique character of each neighborhood and partner with Atlanta residents to build a new approach to community safety and wellness. Your input will help shape their services and future engagement with our community. The survey will take 5-10 minutes to complete, and all responses are anonymous –PADNeighborhoodSurvey.

Housing Policy and Neighborhood Economic Development

Join for a conversation about how housing policies, like those in Atlanta City Design Housing, impact the economic development of our neighborhood business districts. You are practitioners in this work, and we want to hear from your perspective!

On Tuesday, May 4th from 6 pm to 7:30 pm, Department of City Planning’s Josh Humphries will moderate a discussion with LeJuano Varnell of Sweet Auburn Works, Pavan Iyer of eighvillage, and Jennifer Fine of Invest Atlanta followed by an interactive Q&A with those who attend.

Register for the Zoom link here:

Policing Alternatives & Diversion Initiative (PAD) Community Referral Services

The City of Atlanta and the Policing Alternatives & Diversion Initiative (PAD) have partnered together to bring you PAD ATL311 Community Referral Services. You can now make referrals to ATL311 for non-emergency quality of life concerns related to mental health, substance use or extreme poverty. PAD will respond to the referral request and offer individuals short-term care navigation, stabilizing supports, and warm referrals to other service providers.

PAD 311 Community Referral Services are currently available in Atlanta Police Department Zones 1, 4, 5 and 6 and will be citywide by the summer. To submit a referral, contact ATL311 by dialing 404-546-0311, option 1, Monday – Friday 7am – 7pm.