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America’s Second Harvest of Coastal Georgia, Inc.
2501 East President Suite
Second Harvest provides emergency food assistance through its support to churches, food pantries, social service agencies, and direct food assistance through Kid’s Cafes and the Seniors Brown Bag program. They are also able to transports food to rural locations. Second Harvest also offers culinary art job training..
18 Abercorn Street
Services are provided through United Ministries. The soup kitchen serves lunch daily from 11:00-11:30 a.m. Showers are available from 9:00- 10:00 a.m. as well as laundry services. Donated shoes and clothing is also distributed. 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.
Children of Tomorrow
1128 East 36th Street
Savannah, Georgia 31404
Provides after school activities, hot meals, peer counseling,outings, educational, cultural, and social activities, and volunteer opportunity for inner city children ages 4-18 years of age.
Area served:Chatham County
Service hours:Monday-Friday 10am-8pm
Eligibility:Inner city at risk children, ages 4-18
Fees:No fees are required. Children must have Medicaid or WellCare of Georgia, or covered by parents insurance.
Intake procedure:The program has walk-in service and every applicant is required to complete a new member form.
Services:After School Meal Programs, Extended Day Care
Agency description:Provides after school activities, hot meals, peer counseling,outings, educational, cultural, and social activities, and volunteer opportunity for inner city children ages 4-18 years of age.
Site hours:Monday-Friday 10am-8pm
Interfaith Hospitality Network
Interfaith Hospitality Network offers emergency services to families with children (husband/wife/child, or mother/child or father/child). Host congregations provide food, shelter and feed up to 14 people in their churches or synagogues while case managers mobilize community services to alleviate the homeless situation. The program houses up to three different families at any given time and the average length of stay is 30 days.
• No active drug or alcohol use
• No mental illness
Inner City Night Shelter
124 Arnold Street
The Inner City Night Shelter is a 50 bed emergency shelter designed to meet the needs of homeless men. Inner City is the only shelter in Savannah that will accept individuals who are actively using drugs and/or alcohol. Additionally, Inner City is the only shelter currently allowing sex offenders. The shelter doors are open from 6pm to 6am. Dinner is served daily at 4:30pm and anyone (men, women and/or children) may eat at this facility. Facility is also open daily for showers and laundry.
Savannah United Ministries
23 West Hull Street
Savannah United Ministries provides meals to homeless individuals. Grocery Assistance- Mon, Tues, Thurs, Fri 10:30-2:30 pm, Rent/Utilities Assistance- 11:30-12:30pm. Call for an appointment.
Old Savannah City Mission
2414 Bull Street
The Old Savannah City Mission offers an emergency shelter, food and clothing to men who lack such necessities. The Mission offers three hot meals Monday through Saturday and dinner is served on Sunday. On Fridays they provide food bags to the elderly and shut-ins. On Monday, Wednesday, and Friday they distribute food bags after 1:00pm. There is no charge for the groceries; however, individuals (or families) must have a referral letter from someone–preferably from a pastor of a congregation.
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
502 East Liberty Street
Social Apostolate provides food and other assistance for the area’s homeless. The soup kitchen is open Tuesday through Friday from 10am to 3pm (closed for lunch between 1:00 and 1:30pm). Groceries assistance is available to those individuals who are currently paying rent. They offer a work program that helps individuals obtain their birth certificates, then IDs and finally employment. Once employment is secured, the Apostolate will assist in transportation expenses until the initial paycheck is issued. Additionally, they will assist in the required clothing (steel toe boots etc.) Prescription services are offered as well as medical clinics.
St. Paul’s CME Church
1601 Barnard Street
St. Paul’s serves hot meals from 3pm to 5pm Monday through Friday (available to anyone). St. Paul’s also provides groceries (brown bag) on the 3rd Friday of each month from 10am to 12pm.