Henry County Georgia assistance programs.
Resources that offer financial help
Salvation Army Corp Centers in Henry County – Both basic needs and some limited emergency assistance may be available. They also generally partner with, and have referrals, to other charity and government programs in the county and the greater metropolitan region.
The financial assistance is offered as a last resort in a crisis. The organization may have funds to pay rent if the applicant has an eviction notice. Or for those Henry County families facing a disconnection of their power, apply for utility bill help. Homeless families, including children, can explore transitional housing programs, shelters, security deposit assistance, and help in locating a new home.
Other more basic needs are free food from a pantry, Christmas assistance such as Angel Tree, and clothing. Vouchers for prescription may also be obtained from the Salvation Army. Location is 401 Racetrack Rd., McDonough, Georgia 30252. Call (770) 957-8868.
Society of St. Vincent de Paul offers resources and social services in the entire area. As funding allows, the charity and its churches provide access to a food bank, short term loans or other types of financial assistance for paying bills or rent, and clothing. Assistance will only be given after a Home Visit from a case manager. (770) 957-5441
Samaritans Together of Henry County is a charity that addresses housing needs. The organization, which is based in Stockbridge Georgia, may have assistance with rent, mortgage, utilities, or security deposits. The faith based group will also provide other assistance to low income families. All support is very limited and often relies on donations. Dial (678) 565-6526, or read more details.
Community Services Authority is arguably the leading non-profit in Henry County. They administer a number of services, referrals, and support for the low income and working poor. This particular agency supports a few different counties in this part of Georgia, in particular Clayton County.
In a crisis, financial aid in the form of grants or in some cases loans may be issued by Community Support Division. Assistance may pay for a portion of back rent to prevent an eviction or heating / cooling bills during the winter or summer months. Boxes of food and other basic needs can be addressed as well. Clients of the Henry County Community Services Authority will also generally need to attend case management and of course meet low income levels.
Energy bill assistance is available from the federal government LIHEAP and weatherization programs. These can either help pay a utility or heating bill, or assist the household with saving energy from conservation measures. The aid is limited and is normally offered first come and served to those that qualify in Henry County.
The case management offered by the agency will include financial counseling, budgeting, and general educational services. All of this is really key to the family, or individual, gaining self-sufficiency.
Another focus of the Henry County organization is on job search assistance and training. Whether someone is unemployed, or looking for skills, the community action agency may be able to assist. They may even be able to direct clients to clothing closets for work attire or maybe offer a gasoline voucher for an interview. The goal is to help the individual gain self-sufficiency.
Some of the other resources in Henry County include Head Start for children and students. The agency also works with local attorneys and law firms in an effort to provide free legal aid and representation to those with civil matter, such as debt collection or foreclosure issues.
Transportation assistance is available as part of a coordinated inter-agency transportation system offering rides and accessibility. It is offered mostly during the work week. Special emphasis is placed on the transportation needs of the handicapped or elderly. Transportation can be arranged through the county too for seniors, the elderly, and maybe other very low income residents.
To get more information on their programs, dial (404) 363-0575. Or continue with community action in Henry County.
Affordable medical and dental care
Hands of Hope Clinic, Inc. can be reached at (770) 507-1344. The location serves as a free Christian dental and medical clinic for income qualified residents of Henry County. It will assist those who do not qualify for Medicaid or Medicare. They can‘t have private health insurance. The center and dentists/physicians may offer basic medical care, free medications, and urgent dental care as available. Appointments are needed, and there is often a long waiting list in place for any free medical or dental care.
Henry County food banks and pantries
Helping in His Name Ministries, Inc. - Runs a food pantry. The assistance is for those living on a fixed income, unemployed, seniors, underemployed, single parents and those individuals who meet income limits. Groceries, fruits, dairy items, formula, and more may be passed out in Henry County. 85 Bellamy Pl. Ste. A, Stockbridge, Georgia 30281, telephone (678) 565-6135.
House of Prayer and Fellowship is a church group in Stockbridge that offers clients up to 80 pounds of non-perishable and perishable groceries, fruits, breads, and more. People from Henry County can receive groceries once per month. (770) 507-0154.
Stockbridge Assembly of God runs a food pantry for area residents. Or get referrals to public aid such as SNAP food stamps in Georgia. Main number is (770) 474-8383.
Additional charities provide free food and support to struggling households. Based on donation levels, there may be fruits, items such as diapers or baby formulas, applications to government benefits, and other services. Find Henry County food pantries.