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Assistance programs Lowndes County

Financial assistance and free stuff is available in Lowndes County. Working poor and low-income families will get emergency rent or utility bill help or a grant to pay a mortgage or security deposit. Or locate free boxes of food as well as medical or dental care from clinics or a gas voucher. Get financial help near you in Lowndes County and Valdosta GA.

Find churches, government offices, charities, or non-profits that assist struggling people in Lowndes County. The agencies also coordinate self-sufficiency, such as job training or even credit counseling services. Or get a free car for transportation, hardship grants to pay bills and other social services.

Lowndes County community action agency grant programs

Financial programs are available from Coastal Plain Area EOA, Inc. This is the Lowndes and Valdosta County community action agency. It offers counseling and information on various emergency grant programs, employment services and transportation assistance programs in the area.

  • The Prescription Drug Program makes payments to local drug companies and pharmacies for CSBG Income Eligible clients. The payments are made for medications that are used to treat life-threatening illnesses for members of the community. The payments are made for such illnesses including cancer, high blood pressure, heart medication, diabetes, insulin, anti-depressants and even such illnesses as epilepsy. Some cases may be decided on an individual basis.
     
  • Home Repairs - This is a program that was designed to assist low to moderate income qualified elderly and/or disabled clients in the county. Under this housing assistance program, work will be completed to make the homeowner feel safe and secure, and to also help save energy.
    Some of the type of work done will be beneficial to those with the fewest resources. Samples of the free work from Coastal Plain Area COA of Lowndes County include: install doors, replace or repair commodes, replace faucets and sinks, repair small holes in floor, doors, walls, and ceilings, or remove debris from outer edge of the roof. There is grants to replace broken windows, and installation of handrails for primary entrance and exit doors.
     
  • Government hardship grants - Some years, the community action agency will apply for and receive funding from the federal government for paying certain housing related expenses. Low income families in Lowndes County, including seniors, may receive emergency financial aid or loans for paying expenses such as utility bills or rent. There is also transitional housing and shelters in the region.

 

 

 

  • Low Income Energy Assistance is a program that will provide a one-time yearly payment for the primary heating or cooling source. The money helps pay utility, electric, and air conditioning bills. Low-income Lowndes county families can get utility bill help from EAP.
     
  • Emergency Food and Shelter National Board Program - This is a government funded program that will assist those eligible with emergency food, rent help, energy bills and housing expenses. Residents will get free groceries, baby formula, and other nutritional support.

Call the Valdosta based Coastal Plain Area EOA, Inc. at (229) 244-7860. Several other resources and referrals are offered too by the non-profit. More on Coastal Plain Area Economic Opportunity Authority assistance programs.

Free food

The Moody Family Support Center Relocation Program helps military families. The non-profit can assist with household items from our Loan Closet, and this may be an appliance, couch or other furniture. The program can also provide families and individuals the means to obtain groceries by using the Emergency Food Assistance Program and other resources. Call 229-257-3068

The Valdosta Food Bank is part of America’s Second Harvest of South Georgia. The non-profit food bank receives donations of groceries from over 300 national food manufactures across the nation and it distributors across the entire country.

The Food Bank, which also operates in Valdosta as well as all Lowndes County, then proceeds to distributes food to dozens of local member churches, charities, and non- profits in South Georgia and Lowndes County each year. Or get meals on wheels, free bay formula, Ensure for the elderly and other goods. America’s Second Harvest of South Georgia operates the Kids Café program, Manna Truck, Rescue Valdosta, the Reclaim Program, and Volunteer Center. Dial 229-244-2678. Or find other free drive thru food banks in GA.

 

 

 

 

Additional emergency financial assistance, housing and basic needs in Lowndes County

Help with bills from LAMP (Lowndes Associated Ministries to People) is offered. This agency serves people in Lowndes County Georgia. LAMP is a caring community of faith based agencies and volunteers, and they are involved in ministering to the working poor, homeless and indigent. The LAMP organization provides assistance over 10,000 people each and every year. The programs and services they offer are.

  • Emergency Housing (This is a shorter-stay -30 days. The site serves as shelter for men women & children)
  • Transitional Housing (While similar to above, it is a longer stay program of up to 24 months of residence and 6 months of aftercare services).
  • Hot meals, food, and referrals to financial aid, community clinics, and other services.

Call Valdosta based LAMP at 245-7157. The address is 714 Charlton St, Valdosta, GA 31601. Or for additional details, read more information onLAMP financial aid programs.

Housing, rent, and eviction prevention programs are for tenants and the currently homeless. Not only may a low income family get a grant to pay any past due rent or even energy bills, but they may also be given money for moving deposits, relocation, and more. The funds are combined with case management. Find help paying rent in Lowndes County.

Financial assistance from Salvation Army as well as free items are offered. This organization provides qualified individuals, single moms and low-income families with assistance. There will be a homeless shelter, free food and/or groceries, gently used or new clothing, or rent help. The Lowndes County Salvation Army also has utility bill assistance and transportation to those in need. This may be a free gas card or bus pass/

  • In addition they also character-building and offering Christian counseling programs for adults and children. Or get free back to school supplies, Christmas toys and holiday food baskets. The agency serves those in Lowndes County and Valdosta Georgia.
  • Valdosta Salvation Army provides various forms of assistance. There are one time grants for back rent or utility bills, or referrals to case management. Free food and meals may be provided, and volunteers may visit senior citizens in the region. The non-profit may also help with vouchers for medications, offer information on government benefits, and more.

The case managers in Lowndes County may also direct the client to loan programs or Christmas toys from Angel Tree. Other resources can also be arranged. They operate from a center Valdosta, GA 3160.Call the Salvation Army at (229) 242-6440., or find details on Valdosta regional Salvation Army.

 

 

 

 

During the holiday seasons, low income families and those that are struggling can get help. Children can be given free Christmas toys, games or clothes. There are also feeding programs (Thanksgiving and Christmas), meals delivered to the elderly, gifts, and other forms of holiday help. Continue with free holiday assistance in Lowndes County and Valdosta.

 

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