This program provides temporary emergency housing for families with children who have become homeless or who are facing eviction.  This program provides extensive case management services to help establish employment and financial stability.  Due to the extensive case management of this program there are limitations on the number of families accepted each month.

The Bridge case manager can be reached at 770-608-1705

FREE Training and Computer Lab

Free classes are offered year round covering a variety of topics such as English for Spanish Speakers, Budgeting, How to Find a Job, Basic Computer Classes, and much more.  Computers are also available for online job searches, resume building, and e-mail access.  Computers are available by appointment by calling 706-629-7283.

Facilities also available for use.  Contact VAC for more info.

Showers and Laundry Services

We provide shower and laundry services to homeless and individuals in need.  These services are available by appointment by visiting the VAC or by calling 706-629-7283.  When using these facilities toiletries and laundry detergent are provided at no cost.  

Holiday Food and Toy Programs

This program provides toys and food to children living in Gordon County.  The program guidelines are available above for anyone seeking assistance for their child this Christmas.  Seniors age 60 who meet income guidelines may request a Christmas Meal Box by contacting 706-629-7283.

Emergency Clothing

This service is provided by referral to individuals and families who have lost their homes due to natural disasters or fire.  Clothing is also provided to students in school, and adults for job interviews and required work wear.  

Prescriptions and Medical Equipment

Prescriptions for immediate needs are provided on a one-time basis to individuals who meet program qualifications.  Medical equipment such as walkers, crutches and potty chairs are available to anyone for use on a loan basis.  

Community Kitchen

Hot meals Monday-Friday from 11:00  AM - 12:30 PM

If you or someone you know is in need of a hot meal you can visit our Community Kitchen.  Meals are available each weekday and are always FREE.  

We provide emergency services to prevent loss of utilities and prevent eviction.

This service is available to Gordon County residents who are at risk of eviction or at risk of having their utilities disconnected.  This service is available by appointment by calling 706-629-7283.

Our Food Pantry is open Monday-Friday from 10 AM- 2 PM  

To obtain food assistance you can visit the VAC and present a Picture ID and either a Utility Bill or Lease Agreement.  This service is available to Gordon County residents every 30 days.

We fought hunger by providing 26,349 hot meals and provided perishable and non-perishable food to 2,503 families.

We prevented eviction for 47 families, which kept 54 children and 69 adults, with a place to call home.

We prevented loss of utility service for 118 families, which kept more than just a light on at home for 186 adults and 118 children.

We provided emergency shelter to 77 families who were homeless.  This meant keeping 109 children in their same school, and helped 124 parents sleep easier knowing their children were safe.

We provided a hot shower to 283 homeless individuals and also ensured that 367 individuals had access to clean clothing.

We  provided free clothing and household items to 557 individuals through our Thrift Store.

We provided free training to 601 individuals.

​We put a smile on the face of 880 boys and girls at Christmas by ensuring they received toys and clothing.

We spread the love of Christmas by providing a Christmas meal to 400 families of children and seniors.

In all we provided 46,951 individual services to over 4,000 individuals living right here in Gordon County.

All of our services are always free to those in need.

We were able to do all of these things because of the support of our Donors, Sponsors, and Volunteers.  

Thank you for once again making the Voluntary Action Center

​The Heart of a Caring Community!

VAC 2016 

Assistance  Facts:

Temporary Housing and Case Management for Homeless Families 

Families who had an established residence in Gordon County and are now homeless can apply for assistance by contacting the Bridge case manager at 770-608-1705.  The Bridge expects all participants to work on goals such as:

  • Establishing:  Employment, a Budget, Savings, and childcare
  • Problem Solving:  Mental health services, satisfying debts, and/or reuniting with family.
  • Obtaining:  Picture IDs, social security cards, and birth certificates
  • Actively Seek:  GED or job training if required

Food Pantry

Rent/Mortgage and Utility Assistance

The Bridge Homeless Outreach