Special Needs Cobb

Marietta, 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:

    Special Needs Cobb, formerly Right in the Community 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

  • Organization's Contact Person:

    Debbie Day

  • Organization's Contact Email:

Special Needs Cobb
550 Kennesaw Avenue
Marietta, GA 30060
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All Programs

No programs for this organization

Financial Needs

Flooring for 12 Homes

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. We are in need of donations of Aqua Guard, 12MM, Coco colored flooring with Sentinel Eco Underlayment and Quarter Round for 12 of our 24 homes.

$Cash donation or flooring donation
Roof for 10 Homes

Special Needs Cobb is Cobb County's Developmental Disabilities Resource since 1956. We operate 22 Group Homes and 1 Respite House for special needs individuals. We need to replace the roof on 10 of our 24 homes. Items needed: Shingle Brand-Owens Corning or something comparable Shingle Color-Williamsburg Gray Shingle Style-3 duration tab shingle

$Cash donations or Roofing Materials/Work
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.

Bathroom Renovation

We are in need of renovating a bathroom in one of our homes. Items needs: Backsplash: Artisan Oyster Ceramic Tile, 3x12, Grout: Mapei 39 Ivory FlexColor CQ, Flooring Color: Cream Blend Matte 2in.Hexagon Porcelain Tile, 12x12, Flooring Grout: Mapei 19 Pearl Gray FlexColor CQ, Fixture: Thomas Lighting-Triton 2 light Sable Bronze Bath Fixture

$Cash donations or materials & labor to complete renovation
Kitchen Renovation

We need kitchen renovations in 5 of the 24 homes. Items needed: Kitchen Cabinetry Paint Behr Weathered White HDC-NT-21 Cabinet Knobs Liberty Contempo 1-1/2 in. 38mm Bronze with Copper Highlights Round Laminate Countertops 30 ft. with right and left miter Hampton Bay/ Bianco Romano

$Cash donations or materials & labor
HVAC and Water Heaters

We need 20 HVAC systems and 35 Water Heaters in our homes. Items needed: AC Unit-Amana 2.5-ton 14 SEER Condensing Unit Furnace-60K btu Gas Furnace and evaporator coil Water Heater-Rheem 40-gallon natural gas

$Cash donations or materials & labor

Goods & Services

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

Special Needs Cobb, 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!