Social Services Agencies

DIRECTORY

Richmond, Columbia, Burke, Glascock, Jenkins, Hancock, Jefferson, Lincoln, McDuffie, Taliaferro, Screven, Washington, Warren, and Wilkes Counties

ANGEL FOOD MINISTRIES
Address: 1620 S. Broad Street Monroe, GA 30655
Phone: 770-267-7015 or 888-819-3745
Website: http://www.angelfoodministries.com/
Services Provided: Angel Food Ministries is a non-profit, non-denominational organization dedicated to providing grocery relief and financial support to communities throughout the United States. Angel Food’s groceries are sold in a quantity that can fit into a medium-sized box at $25 per unit. Orders and payments are collected by the host sites during the first part of each month. Angel Food participates in the U.S. Food Stamp program, using the Off-Line Food Stamp Voucher system. There is no limit to the number of units or bonus foods an individual can purchase, and there are no applications to complete or qualifications to which participants must adhere.
Areas served: Richmond, Columbia, Burke, Glascock, Jenkins, Hancock, Jefferson, Lincoln, McDuffie, Taliaferro, Screven, Washington, Warren, and Wilkes Counties

ARMY COMMUNITY SERVICE
Address: BLDG 33720 ROOM 224 Fort Gordon, GA
Phone: 706-791-3579 (24 HR. Victim Advocate Hotline 791-6297)
Website: http://www.gordon.army.mil/acs
Hours of operation: 7:30 am-4:30 pm
Services Provided: Exceptional Family Member Program, financial counseling, employment assistance, family advocacy, victim advocacy (crisis intervention), emergency shelter/transportation, and emergency relief.
Eligibility: All Military I.D. Card Holders

AUGUSTA HOUSING AUTHORITY
Address: 1435 Walton Way Augusta, GA 30914
Phone: 706-724-5466 or 706-724-1500
Website: http://www.augustapha.org/
Services Provided: To Provide safe, sanitary, short term or permanent housing to low income families.
Areas Served: Richmond, Columbia Counties

AUGUSTA RED CROSS CHAPTER
Address: 1322 Ellis Street Augusta, GA 30901
Phone: 706-724-8481
Website: http://www.arcaug.org/common/content.asp?PAGE=305
Services Provided: Disaster Relief, CPR Babysitting course, Adult/Youth Volunteer program.

AUGUSTA URBAN MINISTRIES
Address: 303 Hale Street, Augusta, GA 30903
Phone: 706-722-8195
Fax: 706-724-6124
Email/Internet Address: info@augustaurbanministries.org
Hours of operation: Monday-Friday 9:00 am-5:00 pm
Service Provided: Transitional Housing, Furniture Bank, White Christmas, COAT, Bike Ministry, and Tax Payer Assistance
Age Group: Services are open to everyone: men, women, children, single and two parent families, physically challenged, regardless of residence, race or religion.
Payment Source: No payment source is required, but with the Furniture Bank Program a referral is needed from DFCS Window 6. Fill Out form and leave in drop box located at the front door. Delivery charge is required. Pick ups are free. The Community Clothing Center’s first visit is free of charge and following visits require a donation (Call one week later).

BEULAH GROVE COMMUNITY RESOURCE CENTER, INC
Address: 1446 Lee Beard Way Augusta, GA 30901
Phone: 706-722-4999
Fax: 706-722-6353
Hours of operation: M-F 8:30 am- 5:30 pm (Business)
Clothing/Food Pantry Hours: Mon, Tues, Thurs, 10 am-12 pm; Wed 1:30 pm-3:30 pm; CLOSED Friday
Purpose: Dedicated to creating and reinforcing conditions in our community that addresses the immediate needs of the whole person.
Services Provided: Referrals, helps people in crisis/emergency situation, health clinic, financial assistance for food, clothing, rent/utilities, if available, tutoring for ages 6 – 17 to include Youth Services Bridges Program (Building Respect, Independence and Development Generated through Extended Services) aimed at teen and parent support groups, mentoring, drug education/prevention, after school tutorial program and nutrition education, and special activities. Health care (fees based on sliding scale)
Age Group: All ages
Eligibility Requirements: Individual/family needs. For emergency financial assistance, must have the following items: verification of income, proof of residence, social security cards, and picture ID.
Payment Source: not applicable

BROAD STREET MINISTRY CENTER
Address: 20 Broad Street, Augusta, GA 30901
Phone: 706-722-5999
Fax: 706-722-5969
Email: broadstreetministry@comcast.net (Director)
BSMCAssistant@comcast.net (Administrative Assistant)
hopedental@comcast.net (Dental Coordinator)
Services Offered: Adult Literacy Program; Food Pantry, Tuesday & Thursday 10am – 2pm; Summer Vacation Bible School; Thanksgiving & Christmas assistance; Dental Clinic; Coat & Blanket Distribution; Men’s Ministry; Women’s Ministry

CATHOLIC SOCIAL SERVICES OF AUGUSTA
Address: 811 12th Street, Augusta, GA 30901
Phone: 706-722-3661
Fax: 706-722-4758
Website: http://www.cssaugusta.com/site/index.php
Hours of operation: M, T, Th – 9am-12noon & 1-3pm; W & F – 9am-12noon
Purpose: To provide funds and food whenever necessary, and clothes are given out with a fire report or referral from another agency.
Services Provided: Provision of food, hygiene products and clothing; prescription medication assistance, utilities, rent or shelter assistance (including families) when all other options have been exhausted.
Age group: Must be 18 years or older
Eligibility Requirements: Referral is not necessary. Walk-ins are welcome

CHILD ENRICHMENT INC.
Address: P.O. BOX 12036 Augusta, GA 30914
Phone: 706-737-4631
Fax: 706-737-0646 or 706-737-8977
Hours of Operation: M-F 9:00am – 5:00pm
Services Provided: To provide and coordinate comprehensive intervention, stabilization, prevention, and advocacy services that serve the best interests of abused, abandoned, and neglected children. Outpatient therapy for child sexual abuse victims, CASA program, and forensic interviewing is also available.
Eligibility: Referral from DFCS and/or law enforcement

DEPARTMENT OF FAMILY AND CHILDREN SERVICES
Address: 520 Fenwick, Augusta, GA 30903
P.O. Box 2277, Augusta, GA 30903-2277
Phone: 706-721-3000
Hours of operation: 7:00 am-5:30 pm
24 Hour Child Protection Emergency Services: 706-721-3381
Purpose: To enable families and individuals to provide the care, protection, and experiences essential to their well-being. Self sufficiency is the goal for all families.
Services Provided: TANF (Temporary Assistance to Needy Families), Food Stamps, Child Day Care, Work First, Medicaid, 24 hour intake services for Child Protective Services (CPS) Adult Protective Services (APS), Foster Home Care and Adoption Placement Assistance Programs.
Eligibility requirements: Must be a county resident. All other criteria varies b y program. Appointments must be made at the county office to determine individual eligibility. Employment is emphasized as the first support to individuals and families.

DOMESTIC VIOLENCE INTERVENTION CENTER (SAFE HOMES OF AUGUSTA)
Address: P.O. Box 3187, Augusta, GA 30914
Phone: 706-736-2499
Hours: M-F 8:00 am- 4:00 pm
Services: Battered women’s shelter, legal advocacy, life skills training for shelter residents, support groups for the community, parent & children programs, counseling, financial assistance.

ECONOMIC OPPORTUNITY AUTHORITY (CSRA)
Address: 1261 Green Street, Augusta, GA 30901
Phone: 706-722-0493 or Toll Free: 800-890-0493, Fax: 706 722-8565
Utility Assistance: 706-722-2207
Website: http://www.csraeoa.org/
Services Provided: Provides utility assistance to low income families, Assists homeless with standard housing, parenting classes, and employment. Early childhood program serving needs of children 3 and 4 years old. HeadStart program in Bullock County only.
Areas Served: Richmond, Columbia, Jefferson, Glascock, Taliaferro, Wilkes, Lincoln, McDuffie, Warren, Jenkins, Screven, Burke Counties

FAMILY COUNSELING CENTER OF THE CSRA, INC
Address: 3711 Executive Center Dr., Suite 201, Martinez, GA 30907
Phone: 706-868-5011
Website: http://www.fcccsra.com
Services Provided: Counseling services for families, couples, and individuals, Home study services, and post placement for adoption. Services are provided by appointment only. Requests are accepted from potential clients as well as referrals from other professional referral sources in the community.
Hours of Operation: Mon-Thurs 9:00 am- 8:00 pm; Fri 9:00-5:00 pm
Areas Served: Richmond, Columbia, Burke, McDuffie, Lincoln, Jefferson, and the United Way Service area.
Payment Source: Sliding fee scale, insurance, third party payments, no one is refused services because of the inability to pay.

FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH
Address: 3500 Walton Way, Augusta, GA 30909
Phone: 706-733-2236
Hours of operation: Tuesday only 9:00 – 11:00 am
Services Provided: Assistance with rent and utilities, and a food pantry. Must be a resident of Richmond County and have a picture ID. Columbia County residents 2nd and 4th Tuesday from 5:00 – 6:30 (assistance given once every six months)

FRIENDSHIP COMMUNITY CENTER
Address: 1720 Central Avenue, Augusta, GA 30904
Phone: 706-736-4339
Hours: Mon-Fri 8:00 am – 2:00 pm
Services Provided: Day treatment for adults with mental health issues, teaching life skills from nutrition to job readiness, socialization activities.
Eligibility: referrals from Licensed Clinical Social Worker/psychologists

GEORGIA YOUTH ADVOCATE PROGRAM, INC.
Address: 343 Telfair Street, Augusta, GA 30901
Phone: 706-722-3712
Fax: 706-722-3280
Hours of Operation: Mon-Fri 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
Services Provided: To reduce the number of youth held in institutions locally, regionally, and statewide. To increase the community resources to county juvenile courts, family and children services, and mental health agencies, in order to permitgreater use of their community alternatives. Services include therapeutic foster care; adoptions child advocate services, sibling placement preservation services.
Eligibility Requirements: Referral from social service agencies

GREATER AUGUSTA PRESBYTERIAN MINISTRIES
Address: 1235 Greene St., Augusta, GA 30901
Phone: 706-722-4408
Fax: 706-722-4408
Hours of operation: Thursdays, call for more information
Services Provided: Food Pantry, meal programs, ID assistance, prescriptions medication assistance.

HILLCREST BAPTIST CHURCH
Address: 3045 Deans Bridge Rd. Augusta, GA 30906
Phone: 706-793-3104
Services Provided: Food pantry, primarily for residents of South Augusta and Hephzibah (30906 and 30815). Mondays from 10:00am – 12:00pm only.

LYNNDALE, INC
Address: 1490 Eisenhower Dr, Augusta GA 30904
Phone: 706-738-3395
Fax: 706-738-3335
Hours of Operation: M-F 8:00 am – 4:00 pm
Services Provided: Community support services, case management and service coordination; employee support and development services; organizational and community employment services.
Eligibility requirements: mentally disabled/retardation
Counties served: Richmond and Columbia

MIRACLE MAKING MINISTRIES
Address: 456 Telfair St. Augusta, GA
Phone: 706-774-8693
Hours of Operation:
Services Provided: Assistance with rent and utilities

RAPE CRISIS AND SEXUAL ASSAULT SERVICE
Address: 1350 Walton Way, Augusta, GA 30901
Phone: 706-724-5200
Fax: 706-774-8759
Hours of Operation: M-F 8:30 am – 5:00 pm
Purpose: To provide crisis counseling and intervention to families and victims of sexual assault and to provide community education to children adults.
Services Provided: 24 hour crisis line with staff or trained volunteer available 7 days a week; advocacy and crisis intervention for the survivor at the hospital, police dept. or court; short term counseling and support groups, preventions programs.
Eligibility Requirements: All ages. No eligibility requirements for services; counseling services are usually reserved for clients without insurance or Medicaid/Medicare.
Payment Source: No fee or payment for counseling; no fee/payment for any Rape Crisis service. Medical exams/services are billed by hospitals according to their fee charges/regulations.

SALVATION ARMY THRIFT STORE/ADMINISTRATION
(see Housing section p.15 for information on emergency shelter, or call main office)
Address: 1507 North Leg, Augusta GA 30909 (store)
1803 Knox Ave, North Augusta, GA 29841 (store)
910 Augusta Rd, Thomson, GA 30824 (store)
1384 Greene St., Augusta, GA 30901 (main office)
Phone: 706-826-7933 (main office); 706-826-7937 (utilities – Wed. 9-11);
706-922-8330 (Christmas food & toys); 706-364-7921 (homeless, clothing, & women’s shelter)
Fax: 706-826-1801
Hours of Operation: Store hours Mon-Sat 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
North Leg Store Hours 9:00 am – 5:30 pm
Services Provided: To provide low priced clothing and supplies to families and individuals on fixed incomes. Additional services include: Thursdays from 8:30-11:00 the first 25 individuals can contact the main office for a voucher for free clothing; from 12:30-2:00 the first 20 people can contact the main office for a voucher for free clothing. Wednesday’s individuals can contact 706-826-7937 from 9:00-11:00 for assistance with rent and utilities with a cutoff or termination notice.
Eligibility: open to all citizens
Website: http://www.salvationarmyaugusta.org

ST. STEPHENS MINISTRY, INC.
Address: P.O. Box 2044, Augusta, GA 30903
Phone: 706-722-7092
Fax: 706-261-4412
Hours of Operation: M-F 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Services Provided: To provide transitional housing and supportive services to persons enduring HIV/AIDS. Services are provided for HIV+ persons only. Food bank for HIV + individuals (Monday and Wednesday from 12:00 – 6:00; Tuesday and Thursday from 10:00 – 2:00) Emergency medication assistance program when available, 12 bed- SRO housing for individuals 18 years of age and older.
Eligibility: Must be a willing individual who has tested positive for HIV/AIDS
Payment Source: Housing costs are 30% of individual’s monthly income. All other services are free.
Website/Email: ststephenshouse@knology.net

THE UNITED METHODIST CHILDREN’S HOME
Address: P.O. BOX 2544, Augusta, GA 30903
Phone: 706-722-8669
Fax: 706-724-7921
Hours of Operation: M-F 8:30 am- 5:00 pm
Services Provided: To provide services to children who would generally not receive them through other channels and to give a stable environment to those who are homeless; and to provide parenting classes to parents who want to keep their children. Counseling and group placement are also available. Additional services include group residential care, foster care in Decatur, GA area, family counseling services, emergency financial aid, and higher education assistance for children who have resided in the foster care/group home facilities. Transitional living assistance is also available for children who age out of the program. This program assists with housing, utilities, furniture for a determined amount of time.

FAMILY Y TUBMAN II LEARNING CENTER
Address: 2340 Milledgeville Road, Augusta, GA 30904
Phone: 706-738-6680
Fax: 706-738-6479
Hours of Operation: M-F 6:30am – 6:00pm
Services Provided: To provide a loving, caring environment while parents are at work. To enrich their lives, include character counts into our program, to encourage social, emotional, and intellectual growth.
Eligibility: Serves children from infants to 4 years of age
Payment Source: Contact Family Y central registration for more information as rates are different depending on the circumstances.

SENIOR CITIZENS COUNCIL
Address: 218 Oak St. N, Augusta, GA 30907
Phone: 706-826-4480
Hours of Operation: M-F 8:30am – 5:00pm
Services Provided: Provide activities to seniors with low incomes to earn a secondary non taxable income. Advocacy services available to seniors who need assistance with insurance or legal issues as well as access to volunteer opportunities in the CSRA. Available to residents on the Georgia side of the CSRA.

SHILOH COMPREHENSIVE COMMUNITY CENTER
Address: 1635 15TH Street Augusta, GA 30901-3929
Phone: 706-738-0089
Hours of Operation: M-F 9:00am – 5:00pm
Services Provided: To improve the quality of life in the inner city, using an intergenerational model to provide academic enhancement programs to at risk youth and lifestyle education & recreational programs to seniors; summer day camps, wellness workshops, mentoring program for young males on Tuesday and Thursday from 4:00 to 5:30. (Director: Tondra R. Booker)
Website: http://www.shilohcenter.org