All People are Self-Sufficient

For most adults and families, self-sufficiency means being able to meet their basic needs with minimal public assistance or private assistance. However, we acknowledge that there are times at which families and individuals will find themselves in a vulnerable situation and lose their ability to be self-sufficient. It is Fulton County’s responsibility to connect our residents to the right resources at the right time to ensure these periods of dependency are rare, brief, and non-recurring. For those most vulnerable in our society, seniors and intellectually and developmentally disabled (IDD) persons, self-sufficiency means being able to age in place and avoid institutionalization. Fulton County is responsible for providing a safe space where our most vulnerable populations can receive the care and community support they need.

All People are Self-Sufficient

The sponsors for the All People are Self-Sufficient priority area provide the vision and leadership needed to develop and drive the initiatives aimed at ensuring the residents of Fulton County are Self-Sufficient.
County Commissioners
Emma I. Darnell, Commissioner , District 6
“We can help people who are making every effort to meet their basic needs with dignity and respect. These needs include food, affordable housing, education and transportation.”
Chief Officers for Priority Area Departments
Todd Long
As COO, Mr. Long runs all day-to-day operations of Fulton County’s citizen-facing departments and is ultimately responsible for citizen satisfaction with services and improving efficiency in operations. Departments reporting to Mr. Long include Community Development and Senior Services.

Department Heads
Dr. Pamela Roshell, Director, Senior Services Department
"It is our commitment to you to provide Legendary Service. Each day we deliver important services to seniors through staff, volunteers, community partners and contractors. Our goal is to achieve positive, memorable results which impact the lives of older adults residing in Fulton County."
Frankie Atwater, Director, Community Development
The mission of the Department of Housing and Community Development is to create strong, sustainable and inclusive communities, and to alleviate the causes and conditions that lead to homelessness in Fulton County.