Enrichment Services assistance programs.

The regional non-profit community action agency is known as Enrichment Services Program. They are involved in administering a number of community services and financial aid in the region. The non-profit also is a leading agency in running several government programs, such as Head Start, LIHEAP and Emergency Food and Shelter. The organization supports low income and otherwise qualified families in the Georgia counties of Clay, Chattahoochee, Harris, Muscogee, Talbot, Quitman, Randolph, and Stewart. More details on their resources, as well as phone numbers and addresses, are below.

Their Department of Early Childhood Services runs the federally funded Head Start as well as Early Head Start (EHS). They are both a form of school readiness program and of course offer children or infants with support. This includes comprehensive education, nutrition, health care and also usually require parent involvement. The main components are below.

Head Start staff and those with medical knowledge collaborate with families to ensure that children are healthy, including having their dental needs met. They also ensure that students are up to date on well-child check-ups such as immunizations and other shots.

Children that enroll into Head Start also receive free healthy meals, such as lunch. Parents from communities such as Muscogee and Muscogee County also learn how to buy healthy foods and groceries and prepare meals.

Education of course is available and is a focus. The all so important educational resources from the component known as Enrichment Services Program are designed to meet each child’s individual needs and to promote positive outcomes in their lives.

Children with Mental Health or Disabilities get priority and can also benefit from Head Start. The program also focuses on promoting positive self-worth for them as well.

Health and Dental Services from Head Start are available. The program takes a holistic approach in addressing the needs of children and the entire Georgia family. It distinguishes itself from other preschool and childcare alternatives by ensuring that each child or student is given both one-time as well as ongoing health care at no cost to them.




Parents of the child can enroll into social services and gain support as well. So not only will they take part in child development, but staff from Enrichment Services Program also can refer them to job training programs and work with them on self-sufficiency.

Social services and financial aid

Case workers that are part of the community action agency help families meet their needs through family assessments, community outreach, referrals, and in general providing information about available non-profit community resources and charities. Get support in how to use them. They may have details on emergency financial assistance and/or crisis intervention resources.

Referrals and Community Partnerships are a key component of Enrichment Services Program. The non-profit agency takes an active role in the counties of Muscogee, Talbot, Quitman, and Clay. They really support the entire region as well. Case managers encourage strong communication and cooperation among neighborhoods and charities to improve the delivery of services and aid to families.

Enrichment Services Program and the community service department are involved in disbursing most of the financial aid. One of them, the Emergency Food and Shelter Program, is for meeting the basic needs of food, housing, and maybe even rental expenses (if grants are available).

Utility bill assistance from LIHEAP (Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program) helps low-income families and maybe the elderly pay their home heating and also cooling bills. Grants can be issued or maybe credits on their account.





Home Delivered Meals in Clay and other Georgia counties operates 5 days a week. Some operate on holidays too. Senior citizens and individuals who are home bound (such as disabled) may receive a free meal. The non-profit also partners with the faith based community groups and churches to deliver the meals that are prepared.

General Case Management is available and is focused on Family Self Sufficiency. Enrichment Services Program is involved in CSBG, which is an antipoverty reduction program. It was created to promote and provide an array of social services and activities to encourage long term self-sufficiency and to make permanent improvements in the lives of low-income individuals and families.

The organization known as Enrichment Services Program has several centers in the region. They are as follows.

Chattahoochee County, 439 Broad Street, Cusseta, Georgia 31805, dial (706) 989-3407
Clay County, 155 Wilson Street, P. O. Box 276, Fort Gaines, GA 39851, main phone (229) 768-2055
ESP Kitchen for Meals on Wheels, 4312 Harrison Ave., Columbus, Georgia 31902, call (706) 323-0095 for information
Harris County is at 747 Carver Circle, P.O. Box 462, Hamilton, GA 31811, telephone (706) 628-4962
Muscogee County, 2100 12th Avenue, Columbus, GA 31901, phone - (706) 596-0504
Quitman County, 57 Kaigler Road, Georgetown, GA 39854, (229) 334-4108
Randolph County, 401 Villa Nova Street, P.O. Box 318, Cuthbert, Georgia 39840, (229) 732-6971
Stewart County center is based at 507 East Broad Street in Lumpkin, GA 31815. Phone (229) 838-4269
Talbot County, 401 S. Washington St., Talbotton, Georgia 31827, telephone - (706) 665-8580



By Jon McNamara

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