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Assistance programs in Barbour, Geneva, and Coffee County Alabama

Get a listing of non-profits, charities, and government programs (both Alabama and federal) that can help the low income.

Housing, rent, energy, and food assistance in the region

The community action agency of Barbour, Coffee, and Geneva areas of Alabama is Human Resources Development Corporation. It is a non-profit agency that provides the low to moderate income as well as the working poor with financial help with paying for and meeting their basic emergency needs. Some of the aid offered by the non-profit include funds to pay your rent or mortgage, utility bill assistance, and free food. Qualified low to moderate income households in the region are provided financial assistance in the form of cash payments and grants that are made directly to Alabama utility vendors and companies for utility assistance.

Rent and mortgage assistance, as well as emergency food and/or shelter services are available to eligible individuals through the FEMA program. In addition, Human Resources Development Corporation partners with the Wiregrass Area Food Bank through its Brown Bag Program. They also offer emergency food to individuals and families in need through local food banks, pantries, and other non-profits. Dial (334) 347-0881 for help.

Christian Mission Centers, Inc. of Enterprise Alabama (call (334) 393-2607) offers a few different services. Among them include provided a small amount of rent/mortgage assistance when a client has received an eviction notice. Get up to $50 for housing expenses. Access medications that can help with medication for Heart, Blood Pressure, and Insulin. Food is offered to help those in need of food until they receive their food stamps from the government. A thrift store is also on site. Call the Enterprise Alabama agency at (334) 393-2607.

Coffee County Salvation Army of Ozark Alabama ((334) 445-3070) runs a program that may be able to offer access to an assistance program that can provide help and guidance to the low income and those in need of help in Coffee. Some of the services and resources offered include free food, clothing, transportation, prescription medicines, funds for paying utility & rental/mortgage assistance, shelter, emergency housing, burial, thrift store, and other emergency needs.




Local churches offer a multitude of assistance programs, primarily for utilities and free food. First United Methodist Church of Enterprise ((334) 347-3467), First Baptist Church of Elba ((334) 897-2246), and Covenant Community Church ((334) 897-2288).

Family Service Center of Barbour - A few programs can provide financial assistance to help people pay rent, get back on track with their mortgage, pay their energy and light bill, gas bill, and/or water bill. Prescription medications as well as vision and eye care is also offered. In total, any type of assistance is currently limited to one months worth of bills or expenses, and at most a  one time yearly emergency occurrence in household that prevents client's ability to pay their monthly bills. Eufaula Alabama. (334) 687-2896

Health and dental clinics in Coffee, Barbour, and Geneva

Clayton Family Health Center of Clayton Alabama is a federal government funded community clinic/health center that provides care for you, even if you have no health, dental or medical insurance. Patients of the center will only need to pay what they can afford to pay based on their medical bills, based on their income. Call (334) 775-3235.

Slocomb Family Health Center is another Federal Qualified Health Center that also has rural health programs for those who need medical care in eligible areas. (334) 886-3023

Housing, foreclosure prevention, and debt programs

In addition to the programs and services above, Human Resources Development Corporation (find phone number above) either offers or can refer people to debt, foreclosure, and credit repair services. A program and various housing and credit counselors provide free foreclosure counseling and intervention services that may assist consumers in buying a home, saving it from default, or in general improving their housing conditions.





HRDC provides home pre-purchase education on subjects that include financial literacy, budgeting, credit repair, and debt reduction. Also get referrals to such places as Alabama HUD counseling agencies and mortgage assistance programs in AL.

Places for free food

A number of churches, food banks, soup kitchens, and pantries offer food to the needy. They include: Elba Church of Christ ((334) 897-2057), Good Samaritan Helping Hands (food, clothing, transportation, medical support, toys/stuffed animals for nursing home (334) 477-3816), Hillcrest Baptist Church ((334) 347-2516), Winegrass Area United Way Food Bank ((334) 347-0881), and Hartford First United Methodist Church ((334) 588-2255)

By Jon McNamara














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