Area Churches Together Serving, or ACTS, is an organization made up of almost 30 churches. Financial aid for paying utility bills, free food, clothing, and more may be available. 130 East Thompson St., Watkinsville, Georgia 30662, dial (770) 725-2330.
Safe House Ministries in Elberton (call (706) 213-7657) runs a short-term emergency shelter for homeless individuals. The non-profit also runs a free food pantry and clothing bank/thrift store. Also receive case management and help in finding a new home.
Salvation Army has several social service centers in northern and eastern Georgia. Programs include emergency assistance from the Food & Nutrition Programs, financial assistance for utilities, rent, clothing, food, and prescription costs, Christmas assistance, and more. Locations are in Jackson, Barrow and other counties and towns too. In Barrow and Jackson Counties, dial 770-534-7589. In Elbert County call (706) 283-1804. Find Salvation Army centers in Northeast Georgia.
Jackson County Senior Center provides low cost congregate meals, free home-delivered meals, telephone reassurance, information on health care, transportation services, and recreational activities. 151 General Jackson Dr, Jefferson, Georgia 30549, call (706) 367-5101.
Rural Outreach Center is a non-profit resource for locating housing for low income individuals. A food pantry is run and also get help in locating emergency financial assistance, government benefits, and the site also serves as a referral center. 245 North Street, Crawford, GA 30630, call (706) 743-3800
A Hope For Tomorrow is a charity mission is to help low income people. It can provide support such as utility bill assistance, free food, prescriptions and holiday assistance. Address is 137 Rockwell Church Road NW, Winder, Georgia 30680, call (404) 579-0447 for intake.
Church of The Month may have basic needs such as food and school supplies. Funds for paying rent, utilities, and other bills may be offered too. (770) 868-4253
Greene County Christian Outreach in Greensboro is a non-profit that operates a thrift store and a clothing bank. It may have furniture, household goods and clothing discounted and free to those eligible. Emergency financial aid for bills, housing, and other critical expenses may be offered. (706) 454-0250
Department of Family & Children Services operates in most counties. They mainly focus on processing applications for and administering government aid. This includes food stamps, or the main federal government program designed to supplement the grocery budget for eligible families. Apply for TANF, or the monthly cash assistance program for low income families with children under age 18. Medicaid and burial assistance may be offered too, as well as rental assistance, section 8, and housing programs. More details rent help.
Ark of Jackson County, Inc. can assist with transportation for medical appointments and also provide financial assistance for paying utilities, rent, heating bills, prescriptions, medical supplies, and other needs. 243 Washington St., Jefferson, Georgia 30549, call (706) 367-8365.
There is a regional community action Infoline to call for referrals. The center has information on several offices in the area that administer resources for the working poor, low income, and disabled, among others. The main resources are below. The hotline will give referrals to those that need them.
Senior Care can help with basic needs such as providing bags of groceries and assisting with minor household tasks. There is also information on loan programs for home repairs, rent, and other costs.
Child Development Center, including processing applications for government programs such as Head Start. Children and young students can get free meals, snacks, educational opportunities and other support.
Weatherization, including basic Emergency Home Repair Program is focused on providing safe, affordable and energy efficient housing. An audit of your home will take place, then staff will address energy efficiency and safety of the home, for free or low cost. This can include items such as roof replacement, extra insulation, minor plumbing or electrical repair, flooring, and similar improvements.
The There are also a number of HUD certified housing agencies in Northeast Georgia, including Barrow and Jackson County. Counselors are dedicated to assist families and individuals maintain housing. Services include free foreclosure prevention, home maintenance education, first time home buyer assistance, rental counseling, and programs for the homeless, such as security deposit help. Other services are budgeting, credit repair, and debt reduction. Click more.
Community Services, including assistance for basic needs and case management. The goal is to help families and residents break the cycle of poverty and focus on longer-range goals. Some of what may be provided by Action Inc. includes emergency food, help with mortgage and rent payments, and energy bill assistance as well.
The Opportunities Now program is another tool to use. Case managers from the community action agency will assist clients in obtaining housing, food, clothing and medical care. Enroll into financial literacy and credit repair training. ACTION Inc. will arrange and provide for tutors for educational assistance when needed. Other assistance includes job search and training programs that operate across northeastern Georgia.
LIHEAP is the main government low income energy bill assistance program. It provides qualified households with a one-time cash grant/payment to assist low-income families with home heating and utility bills. It normally opens up for applications during the fall months, and a number of conditions will need to be met.
There are centers and non-profits all across Northeastern Georgia. Some are churches or financial aid or food can be provided by charities as well. The towns supported include the following. Or click more information.
There are several churches, pantries, and charities in the region for the less fortunate in northeast Georgia. They may have free food, groceries, meals, and other basic needs. Some holiday programs may be administered too.
County Health Departments can assist the low income, poor, and uninsured in northeastern Georgia. Some of what is offered includes free hearing/visions/dental screenings, physicals, Immunizations, Health screening, Pediatric assessment, and family planning.
MedLink - Offers free medical care for families, including the indigent. Receive Chronic disease management, Laboratory tests and EKGs, preventive health screenings, treatment for Acute health problems, and referrals as needed.
Teen Matters offers free basic health care, education, and pregnancy counseling for teenagers. (706) 795-2506
TenderCare Community Health Center provides variable rate billing for medical care. Assistance offered includes family practice, child health, obstetrical care, free dental care, pharmaceuticals, hypertension management, laboratory & radiology, diabetic care, immunizations, and newborn & well baby care. Other services may be available too. 803 S. Main Street, Greensboro, Georgia 30642, telephone number is (706) 453-1201
Health Source of Oconee provides Chiropractic care for children and adults, general health screenings and also pre-natal care. Main number is (770) 725-9188.
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