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Agency Description & Contact Information

American Red Cross (NW GA Chapter)

Mailing Address: 112 John Maddox Dr. Rome, GA 30165

Physical Address: 112 John Maddox Dr. Rome, GA 30165

 carlakelley@redcross.org / 844-536-6226

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

Mailing Address: 1384 Self Lake Rd. Fairmount, GA 30139

Physical Address: 1384 Self Lake Rd. Fairmount, GA 30139

Judy Lawson, Executive Director / arlofnwga@gmail.com / 678-848-1889

A no-kill animal rescue serving Gordon County.

Boy Scouts of America (NW GA Council)

Mailing Address: P.O. Box 1422 Rome, GA 30162 

Physical Address:

Rome: 100 E. 2nd Ave. Suite 20 Rome, GA 30161

Dalton: 202 S. Hamilton St. Dalton, GA 30720 706-272-7111

Camp Sidney Dew: 3624 Everett Springs Rd. Armuchee, GA 30105

Jeff Brasher, Scout Executive/CEO / jeffery.brasher@boyscouts.org / 706-235-5545

Lea Fantom, District Executive Sequoyah (Bartow & Gordon), lea.fantom@scouting.org

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

Mailing Address: P.O. Box 700 Calhoun, GA 30703

Physical Address: 1001 S. Wall St. Calhoun, GA 30701

Scope Denmon, Gordon County Area Director / scorpiodenmon@bellsouth.net / 706-629-9751

Gordon County: Provides after-school and summer programs for children of all backgrounds and incomes.

Calhoun - Gordon Council for a Literate Community

Mailing Address: P.O. Box 424 Calhoun, GA 30703

Physical Address: Call for location

Joni Harbin, Executive Director / joniharbin.calhoungordonlit@gmail.com / 678-986-6054

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 have never learned to read.

Calhoun Recreation Department

Mailing Address: P.O. Box 248 Calhoun, GA 30703

Physical Address: 601 S River St. Calhoun, GA 30701

Kim Townsend, Director / ktownsend@calnet-ga.net / 706-629-0177

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

Camp New Adventure

Mailing Address: P.O. Box 337 Resaca, Ga 30703

Physical Address: Various locations during the summer, please call

Sue Morgan, Director / sgm4819@aol.com / 706-629-3879

Provides a summer day camp program for special needs students in the City and County school systems - some of the activities that are offered: arts & crafts, bowling, swimming, games, watching movies, singing songs, and eating meals in the community.

Coulter Hampton Foundation

Mailing Address: 204 Deerfield Lane Sugar Valley, GA 30746

Physical Address: Various locations, please call

Nikki Hampton, Executive Director / nhampton@gcbe.org / 706-271-6534

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   

Mailing Address: P.O. Box 1996 Calhoun, GA 30703

Physical Address: 1000 Highway 53 Spur SW Calhoun, GA

Mary West Barclay, Executive Director / mwbarclaygcrc@bellsouth.net / 706-629-2987

Provides support for adults with disabilities in the areas of work, recreation, and social skills.

Girl Scout Council of Greater Atlanta

Mailing Address:  5601 N Allen Rd SE Mableton, GA 30126

Physical Address: 5601 N Allen Rd SE Mableton, GA 30126

Camp Misty Mountain: 490 Lake Marvin Rd. NE Armuchee, GA 30105

Rachel Barker, Senior Volunteer Support Specialist / rbarker@gsgatl.org / 678-787-1605

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

Mailing Address: 1282 SR 53 Spur SW, Suite 200 Calhoun, GA 30701

Physical Address: 1282 SR 53 Spur SW, Suite 200 Calhoun, GA 30701          

Allie Griner, 4-H County Extension Agent / allie723@uga.edu / 706-629-8685

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

Mailing Address: P.O. Box 1358 Calhoun, GA 30703

Physical Address: Call for location

Beth S. Peters, Outreach/Development Coordinator / bspeters.gcdvoo@gmail.com / 706-625-5586   

Parent Organization, Northwest GA Family Crisis Center, Dalton, GA / Crisis Center Hotline: 706-278-5586 (24/7)

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

Mailing Address: 7494 Fairmount Hwy SE Calhoun, GA 30701

Physical Address: 7494 Fairmount Hwy SE Calhoun, GA 30701   

Don Holley, Director / dholley@gordoncounty.org / 706-602-4435

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

Physical Address: Various events at different locations

Calhoun City Schools  Gordon County Schools

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)

Mailing Address: P.O. Box 936 Calhoun, GA 30703

Physical Address: 681 Pine St. Calhoun, GA 30701 

Belen Reyes, Executive Director / cat4belen@yahoo.com / 706-625-0658

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 - Family Resource Center of Gordon County

Mailing Address: P.O. Box 1312 Calhoun, GA 30703

Physical Address: 411 Edmond St. Calhoun, GA 30701         

Angela White, Executive Director / awhite@familyresourcecentergordon.org / 706-625-3311

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

Mailing Address: P.O. Box 631 Calhoun, GA 30703

Physical Address: 343 S. Wall St. Calhoun, GA 30701

Stacy Long, Executive Director / stacy.long@voluntaryactioncenter.org / 706-629-7283

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 store, food pantry, coordinates volunteers and conducts special projects throughout the year for groups with various needs.

Winner's Club of Calhoun

Mailing Address: P.O. Box 1263 Calhoun, GA 30703

Physical Address: 958 Sugar Valley Rd NW Calhoun, GA 30701              

Alan Robertson, Director / alan@winnersclubcalhoun.org / 706-629-9074

Provides family support and tutoring to at-risk children. Weekly club meetings, tutoring sessions, field trips, fishing, camping, sing performances, gardening, and arts & crafts are offered at no charge.