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Department of Family and Children’s Services
716 Wheaton Street
DFCS provides temporary assistance to needy families (TANF), Medicaid and Food Stamps to income eligible families.
Emergency Assistance program
(program of DFCS) provides rental assistance in addition to emergency income to those who are unable to work for medical reasons.
18 Abercorn Street
Services are provided through United Ministries. The soup kitchen serves lunch daily from 11:00-11:30a.m. Showers are available from 9:00- 10:00 a.m. as well as laundry services. For financial assistance individuals must call to set up an appointment and they must have a photo ID. Emmaus House offers rental assistance but only if a dispossessory warrant has been issued and only if the individual is $75 behind in their rent. Emmaus House offers utility assistance but only if a disconnect notice has been issued and only if the individual is $75 behind in their utilities.
Economic Opportunity Authority Energy Assistance Program
The Energy Assistance Program will help pay for the increased cost of primary heating utility/fuels, such as wood, kerosene, coal, gas or electricity. This program provides a onetime assistance payment for low-income elderly, disabled and other eligible households.
Energy Assistance – One-time assistance payments will range from $65 to $194 per household with an average of $134.
• Low total gross yearly households income
• Responsible for the cost of heating their homes
• Citizens or qualified aliens of the United States.
3100 Montgomery Street
Project SHARE provides emergency assistance to Georgians who need help with basic necessities – housing, food, medical care and utility services. The program assists the elderly, the disabled, the unemployed, the sick and others who are experiencing financial hardship.
The Salvation Army offers a shelter that provides a safe environment for men, women or families. Other services such as case management and counseling are available.
• Over 18
• Picture ID
• Drug and alcohol free
Wesley Community Center
1601 Drayton Street
912-236-4226 or 912- 447-5711
Meals-emergency food is available the first and second Wednesday of every month from 10am to 12pm.
Family Advocacy Project- Project works to assist families in times of need through advocacy and referral including emergency utility and rental assistance, food assistance, health forums and community events.
Wesley’s Women’s Center- Wesley’s day shelter provides a safe haven, lunch and optional motivational programs such as: education classes, spiritual workshops and counseling, job support including a career clothing closet; computer lab and library, commercial kitchen facility and meeting spaces.
Early Childhood Education and Development Center- offers full day learning services, subsidized child care for families who are low-income and/or homeless, on site therapy, breakfast, lunch and snack. Hours: 7am to 5:45pm.