Assistance programs in Bullock, Butler, Covington, Crenshaw, Dale, and Lowndes.

Help for paying bills, rent, and financial assistance

Organized Community Action Program supports all of the counties in the area. The phone numbers and contact information is below. The non-profit organization provides various forms of financial assistance programs to the disabled, low-income, working poor, elderly and unemployed families and individuals. The aid provided is intended to help people fulfill their basic needs when they have no other available means for themselves.

Some of the assistance offered by the community action agency includes free food, gently used or discounted clothing, shelter, utility and energy assistance, referrals to other OCAP program and referrals to other agencies, such as local charities and non-profits, when OCAP does not meet their needs.

All funding is limited, so some other conditions of any aid from the non-profit includes the fact that Organized Community Action may occasionally need to issue loans in counties such as Butler. Case managers also try to end homelessness in the area, so they refer people to low income apartments in Lowndes or Dale, and also help clients process applications for either security deposits or first months rent due for a new home.

In addition to the grants and possible financial assistance, various workshops and counseling services are provided to help low to moderate income persons make better use of their available income and other resources that they can turn to for help. For example, the federal government created Head Start Program provides underprivileged and special needs children of preschool age with nutrition, medical and dental services, and education.

Many other resources are available. Contact a center at the following numbers, or find more details on assistance from Organized Community Action Program.

  • Bullock County - Union Springs. Phone (334) 738-3848
  • Butler County - Greenville. Phone (334) 382-2351
  • Covington County - Opp. Dial 334-428-2660
  • Crenshaw County - Luverne. Call (334) 335-3910
  • Lowndes County - Hayneville. Phone (334) 548-2768






Bullock County Food Pantry can provide food assistance. Call (334) 738-2720

Southside Baptist Church - A program they offer provides assistance for utilities to those in need up to once every 6 months. (334) 222-4300

Salvation Army, which can be reached at (334) 445-3070, runs an assistance program that may be able to provide financial assistance and help to those in need. Services offered by the local branch of the Salvation Army include clothing, free food and/or groceries, transportation, medicine, health care, utility bill assistance as well as rental and mortgage assistance, emergency housing, foreclosure counseling, burial, and other emergency needs.

First United Methodist Church - This church runs a financial assistance program that provides utility and energy bill assistance to those in need of help on a first come, first serve basis in the Andalusia area. (334) 222-5018

St. Vincent Depaul is always one of the leading charities/non-profits to call when an individual or family needs help. They can oftentimes refer people to financial assistance and grant programs, federal government services, and programs that can help people pay their rent, get energy bill help, or receive foreclosure counseling. Their charity is located in Andalusia and can be reached at (334) 222-4858.





Food assistance locations

First Missionary Baptist Church of Union Springs Alabama offers food, groceries, and other goods to people in need of help. Call (334) 738-3317

Christian Service Center of Opp Alabama can offer food and clothing. Call (334) 493-4244

Food distribution centers - Other locations to call for free food, groceries, or other assistance include St. Francis Apostolistic Church of God ((334) 563-7474) and Mount Elam Baptist Church ((334) 563-7876).

Community and dental clinics

Get information on clinics in Bullock, Butler, Covington, Crenshaw, Dale, and Lowndes Alabama below, or click here for more information on federal government supported community clinics.

Red Level Medical Center is a federal government funded community clinic. It provides medical and dental help to people without insurance, and who have limited incomes.

Health Services, Inc. - This center serves offers primary health and medical care, preventive health services, and the promotion of healthy lifestyles. Services offered by the clinic include medical, dentistry, pharmacy, and social services, as well as information on government programs. Specialized services include family medicine, pediatrics, internal medicine, medications, and obstetrics/gynecology. (334) 548-2516 Hayneville Alabama.

Newton Family Health Clinic - This center is a full service family practice medical clinic that offers medical care on a reduced priced rate. (334) 299-3592







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