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Cherokee County salvation Army assistance programs.

The Salvation Army has an extensive operation in Georgia, including in Cherokee County and Canton. They provide assistance to those who are struggling, including the elderly, unemployed, and others who are facing an emergency. The non-profit can provide for basic needs such as food, groceries, meals, and clothing. Other aid can including financial, but that is limited. Or contact the Canton location for self-sufficiency and employment type programs.

One of the primary resources offered is Project SHARE. This is offered in partnership with many businesses, non-profits, and charities in Georgia. For example, Georgia Power is one of the founding members of the resource and they helped create it along with the Salvation Army. Other companies and agencies that participate include Georgia Electric Membership Corporations and several other natural gas and municipal utilities.

Tens of thousands of people from across the state receive help from it every year. The focus is on assisting families who are facing a crisis, such as senior citizens or maybe an individual with an unexpected job lose or medical bills.

While much of the funding from the Project SHARE is used to help people either pay energy bills or get their service turned back on, funding and grants can be used for other reasons too. It can help with preventing homelessness in Cherokee County and the cash paid from the program can often help prevent eviction. Any funds paid out are for limited and are intended to serve as temporary assistance. Some of what the Cherokee Salvation Army can provide for as part of this resource includes the following.

  • Short term financial aid which is really intended to provide time. For example, if you are starting a new job and need a few dollars before your first paycheck, then SHARE may help with bills.
  • The funds can allow clients time to avoid more serious or catastrophic consequences and reestablish normal means of support.
  • Another situation it can help in is when a client needs additional time to apply for necessary government entitlements or other sources of income to pay their bills.




This resource is offered across the entire state and in Cherokee County due to the partnerships mentioned above. The level of financial assistance paid out is based on need, available grants and funds. Case managers will determine what it will take to resolve the crisis. Administration is from an office at 121 Waleska St, Canton, GA 30114. Call (770) 720-4316.

Preventing homeless is a focus too. So the Salvation Army administer emergency housing eviction prevention and even so called Rapid Re-Housing Programs (for those who are currently homeless). They also work with other organizations in the Canton area such as the Local Community Action Agency, DHS and Homeless Shelters. Any type of housing or rent assistance will be provided by referral only from social service organizations.

Other basic needs offered can include free clothing, furnishings, personal hygiene items and miscellaneous household goods to families and individuals at discounted and affordable prices. Please donate goods or volunteer if you can.

Some examples of other resources offered by the Salvation Army Cherokee County Service Center includes clothing, emergency food, lodging, transportation, supplies for infants, rent and utility bill assistance, counseling, prescription vouchers, and referrals to other more comprehensive Georgia government and federal programs. They also have information, if needed, on additional Salvation Army crisis centers if you have a more serious crisis.

Another key service in Cherokee County is Project Hope. This may be able to help individuals and families in Georgia who have been overwhelmed by a house fire, illness, a layoff, flood, hurricane or any other verifiable catastrophic event.

Last, but not least, holiday assistance is offered from the Angel Tree program. It will provide clothing and toys for children at Christmas time, and the items are offered at no cost to them.




By Jon McNamara

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