Right in the Community

Atlanta, GA

We are committed to promoting opportunities for all people with developmental disabilities by providing full time and weekend residential opportunities, an occupational shredding program, and workshops on Medicaid waivers, SSI, and guardianship. We serve as the central resource for assistance on all social programs related to the developmentally disabled.

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  • Phone: 770-427-8401
  • Executive Director: Debbie Day
  • EIN
    EIN: 237162002
  • Organization Description:

    Right in the Community (formerly Arc Cobb) has been developing, finding, and supporting family-focused services and programs that meet the real needs of the developmentally disabled citizens in the Cobb County community for over 60 years, including: affordable and accessible group housing; community-centered respite care; caregiver workshops and assistance; and finding and providing job opportunities.

  • CCIG Recipient:

    2017, 2016, 2015

  • Form 990s

1830 Water Place, Suite 120
Atlanta, GA 30339
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Financial Needs

Industrial Shredder for Special Needs Vocational Program

Industrial shredders are needed (7) to equip the vocational training program we established in 2009 for developmentally disabled individuals.This program provides on-the-job training and basic skills such as getting to work on time and acting appropriately. It builds self-confidence and self-sufficiency so that these individuals can add to the community, be less dependent, and contribute to society. For more information on our organization and how we address the needs of the special needs population, go to

$$2073.95 per shredding machine
Flooring for our Respite House

Right in the Community established Cobb County's only facilities-based respite home in 2001 as a weekend getaway for special needs children and adults. Providing a period of relief for both the developmentally disabled and their caregivers, the clients enjoy a warm, home-style atmosphere and a private bedroom. Due to the special requirements for this population, the current flooring presents both a health and a safety issue. Replacing the current flooring with luxury vinyl planks is a long-term, sustainable solution to this problem. For more information on how Right in the Community is Cobb's Developmental Disabilities Resource, please see our website,

Roof for Grindle House

Right in the Community has been Cobb County's Developmental Disabilities Resource since 1956. We operate 22 Group Homes and 1 Respite House for special needs individuals. The Grindle House, one of our oldest homes, was built in 2003 and is in need of a new roof. For more information on RitC's commitment to the special needs community, please visit our website,

Mercy Fund

This grant will fund emergency daily or weekly respite care for the developmentally delayed. Examples of emergency needs for respite care include necessary travel by the primary caregiver(s) due to a family illness or death, or even the unexpected death of the caregiver without a succession residential plan. We currently average 1 request per week. Our increased Hispanic population has also resulted in an increased need for program literature, and there is also a general need for funding for birthday and holiday gifts for the 13 orphans in our group homes.

Utility Bill Assistance Needed

Right in the Community has 22 special needs group homes in Cobb which are at capacity. Help with utility bills would be a blessing!


Goods & Services

Needed: Shredding Machine Repair

We are need of repairing 7 commercial shredding machines we use in our vocational shredding program for the developmentally disabled. The disabled individuals utilize these machines in our offices Monday - Thursday. We need your repair expertise!

Needed: Adopt a Home

We currently operating 22 Group Homes (permanent homes for over 90 special needs individuals) and the only facility-based Respite House in Cobb County. We need help making the homes hospitable and welcoming to our special needs clients! Adopt one of our group homes and help us fill the home needs with colorful flowers, landscaping including shrubbery, pine straw, patio furniture and accessories, and last but not least, pressure washing of the home's exterior!


Exterior Painting

Right in the Community, Cobb's oldest non-profit geared to special needs, has a wonderful group project available for you! Choose an exterior painting project from one of our 122 1-story group homes that are in need of painting. We can supply the paint, or we can provide you with the paint specifications. Help make a home cheerful and bright for these residents!