We provide shower and laundry services to homeless individuals in need. We provide toiletries and laundry detergent. This service is available by appointment by calling 706-629-7283.
In 2019 our showers were utilized 352 times and our laundry was utilized 485 times!
This service is available to Gordon County residents who are at risk of utility disconnection or eviction. Individuals and families must be at or below 140% of Federal Poverty Income Guidelines or have a verifiable emergency. We also provide hotel vouchers for families who have been evicted from a Gordon County residence within in the last 30 days. Vouchers are limited and provided upon availability. This service is available by appointment by calling 706-629-7283 or by completing the Financial Assistance Request Form below.
In 2019 we prevented loss of utilities for 106 families and eviction for 68 families!
Our Kitchen was opened to provide hot meals to homeless and low-income individuals and families, but we never turn anyone away who is in need of a hot meal. If you or someone you know is in need of a hot meal you can visit our Community Kitchen where meals are always FREE. There are no guidelines or criteria to eat in our kitchen. All you have to do is show up.
In 2019 we served 30,421 hot meals!
Our food pantry is available to individuals and families living in Gordon County who are at or below 180% of Federal Poverty Income Guidelines, once every 30 days. To request assistance please visit our offices during food pantry hours and present your Picture ID, Proof of Income for all household members, and Proof of Gordon County residency via a utility bill, lease agreement, or rent receipt.
In 2019 we provided 2,926 families food bags which reached 6,980 individuals!
Through a partnership with the Calhoun First United Methodist Church and the Gordon County Chamber of Commerce's Young Professionals Group we provide meal boxes, gift certificates to a local grocery store, and gift boxes to seniors. To qualify seniors must be at least 60 and fall at or below 140% of Federal Poverty Income Guidelines. Signups accepted October through November.
In 2019 we provided Christmas meal boxes to 1,909 individuals.
Voluntary Action Center
The Heart of a Caring Community
We provide two programs to address the ongoing hunger issues in our community.
We provide other programs on a limited basis which include thrift store vouchers for clothing and household items, toiletries, and medical equipment such as walkers, potty chairs, and crutches.
In 2019 we provided personal care items for 1,272 individuals.
Our emergency services programs are income based and provide outreach to individuals and families in crisis.
Our programs are available to Gordon County residents and are always FREE. Some of our programs are seasonal or require partner referrals.
Through a longstanding partnership with AdventHealth EMS we are able to provide toys and clothing to children each Christmas. In addition to providing for the children each family receives a Christmas meal box and gift certificate to a local grocery store. To qualify parents/guardians must be at or below 140% of Federal Poverty Income Guidelines and complete one class offered from September-November. Parents/guardians must submit applications for approval before November 25.
In 2019 we provided toys and clothing to 799 children!