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Agencies

Agency Descriptions

  • American Red Cross (NW GA Chapter) - Offers service to Military men and women; health and safety classes such as CPR, swimming instruction, blood drives, and provides disaster relief due to fire, flood, or storms.

  • Animal Rescue League of Northwest GA - A no-kill animal rescue serving Gordon County.

  • Boy Scouts of America (Northwest GA Council) - Provides diverse programming for boys and girls intended to instill ethical values and leadership skills. Weekly meetings, year-round camping, educational programs, etc. are offered

  • Boys & Girls Club of Chattooga, Gordon, Murray, & Whitfield Counties - Provides after-school and summer program for children of all backgrounds and incomes.

  • Calhoun - Gordon Council for a Literate Community - Works to end illiteracy in Calhoun and Gordon County by offering free classes to anyone desiring a GED free of charge.  English as a second language is taught, as well as classes for those who never learned to read.

  • Calhoun Recreation Department - Allows children and youth from low-income households who are unable to pay for sports activities to participate at no cost.

  • Camp New Adventure - Provides a summer day camp program for special needs students in the city and county school systems- arts & crafts, bowling, swimming, games, movies, songs, and meals.

  • Coulter Hampton Foundation - Provides assistance to families when children under the age of 18 have serious medical conditions. Support includes assistance with financial and emotional needs.

  • George Chambers Resource Center - Provides support for adults with disabilities in the areas work, recreation, and social skills.

  • Girl Scout Council of Greater Atlanta - Promotes the development of girls aged 5 to 17 into self-assured, resourceful women who will be the leaders of tomorrow. Girls are exposed to topics related to teamwork, health issues, drug and child abuse awareness, etc.

  • Gordon County 4-H - Promotes the development of leadership skills in local youth, grades 4-12, through educational enrichment programs and learning opportunities. Project development, camp, district and state competition, and school clubs are offered.

  • Gordon County Domestic Violence Outreach Office - Works to end violence in the home by providing shelter, support, and advocacy to victims while working in the community to change attitudes, beliefs, and behaviors.

  • Gordon County Recreation Department - Allows children and youth from low-income households who are unable to pay for sports activities to participate at no cost.

  • Gordon County Special Olympics - Provides ongoing sports training and athletic competition for mentally and physically disabled children and adults, ages eight and up. 

  • L.E.J.O. (Latinos for Education & Justice Organization) - Serves as a conduit to the Hispanic community by providing resources, referrals, educational forums, classes, bilingual services, small business and economic development training and youth leadership development.

  • Prevent Child Abuse Gordon County at the Family Resource Center - Prevents all forms of child abuse, including physical, sexual, emotional, and neglect.  Teaching positive parenting and nurturing behavior and helping parents and children develop strong self-esteem, training to new mothers, and adoption investigations.

  • Voluntary Action Center (VAC) & The Bridge - Offers emergency assistance to those who qualify according to income guidelines with food, rent, utilities, temporary housing, prescriptions, clothing, household items, etc.  Operates a thrift shop, food pantry, coordinates volunteers and conducts special projects throughout the year for groups with various needs.

  • Winner's Club of Calhoun - Provides family support and tutoring to at-risk children.  Weekly club meetings, tutoring sessions, field trips, camping, singing performances, gardening, and arts and crafts are offered at no charge.