Paulding County assistance programs.

Find who to turn to, and how to get help in Paulding County Georgia.

Get help and access to assistance programs

Helping Hands of Paulding, Inc. - Phone number ((770) 443-1230) is based in Dallas Georgia. They are a non-profit organization that works closely in conjunction and partners with other local charities and social service agencies. The agency will provide low income individuals with cash grants and financial assistance for paying rent and utility bills. In addition, the non-profit agency also operates a food pantry for families and individuals who need free food and other aid.

They do have some criteria that must be met in order to be able to receive help, including they will only distribute financial assistance to people who are employed, the applicants monthly income needs to be above their monthly expenses, the applicant needs to have a verifiable emergency, crisis, or hardship. There may be some other conditions as well. Some of the additional services offered include help with electric, gas, and water bills, prescription medication assistance, and rent/housing help. More on Helping Hands in Paulding County.

Carroll County Salvation Army, which can be reached at (770) 830-0120, is a resource for low income families. While rare, there may be direct financial assistance on a case by case basis. Other services may include a free food pantry, back to school supplies, and case management. Phone - (770) 830-0120.

Our Lady of Perpetual Help is a local Carrollton church that provides social services to the low income as well as seniors, disabled, and working poor. They can screen residents for benefits such as section 8 vouchers or food stamps, and help address employment needs including work clothing or vouchers for gasoline to a job interview. The charity may also have referrals to government grants for utility bills (such as LIHEAP) and rent help to stop an eviction. Dial (770) 838-1716.

Food banks and soup kitchens are located in the area too. Both long and short term needs can be met. Find a location of a pantry to contact for an emergency box of food or personal hygiene items. Or they can arrange snacks for children or Meals on Wheels. Continue Paulding County food pantries.





Health care clinics and medical care

Paulding County Department of Health - The primary goal of this clinic and government organization is to promote, protect and assure the health of the people of Paulding County. Fees vary by program and service. Some of the services offered include WIC Applications/Certification, Access to Community Clinics, Tuberculosis Screening and more. Dial (770) 443-7881.

Paulding County Community Action Agency

Another agency to contact to ask for help is the Tallatoona Community Action Partnership, Inc. This is the local community action agency, and they offer numerous services and sources of aid for low income people, the unemployed, elederly, and others. The agency really wants to help people become self-sufficient over the long term.

Food assistance - They have an on site emergency food bank. The emergency/crisis food aid is available to help an individual or family who has applied for food stamps and has not received them yet, food to help a referral to get food or the aid is for someone in an emergency situation.

Emergency Food and Shelter Program - This is an assistance program that will assist income eligible low income households who are in an emergency situation. It can help people pay rent, pay for their utilities and also provide food assistance. In some cases, the EFSP government grants are used to help the homeless pay the security deposit or move into a transitional housing.

Low Income Energy Assistance Program - They run this program at the local county level. There are a few main components, including the heating bill/Energy Assistance Program. The second option is for the summertime heat, and this is the Cooling Assistance Program. Last but not least they may also distribute fans to the disabled and elderly.




Budgeting classes may be offered by the Tallatoona Community Action Partnership (TCAP) in the city of Dallas and other Georgia counties. It can help consumers reduce their debts and rebuild their credit, among other things.

Weatherization - Receive free energy conserving updates and improvements to your home. The goal is to help lower income individuals save on their utility bills.

Call the community action agency that services Paulding County at (770) 382-5388. More Tallatoona Community Action Partnership.


By Jon McNamara

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