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United Way Community Partners Hours of Operation - COVID-19

Animal Rescue League of Northwest GA

A no-kill animal rescue serving Gordon County. No change in operations.


Boys & Girls Club of Chattooga, Gordon, Murray, & Whitfield Counties

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

Following the advice of Gov. Kemp, ALL locations operated Boys & Girls Clubs located in Chattooga, Gordon, Murray, and Whitfield County, Georgia will be CLOSED March 16th-27h.
We will keep you updated about additional changes.

All Clubs will be deep cleaned and sanitized. Safety is the utmost importance of our Clubs. We stay in contact with our local schools and county officials. Please feel free to contact Robbie Slocumb @ 706-529-5032 ext 105 with any questions.


Boy Scouts of America (Northwest Georgia 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. Visit the Boy Scouts website for more information concerning updates to scouting activities.


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 have 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.

Calhoun Recreation Department and Gordon County Parks and Recreation -- Hours of Operation

  • Recreation Departments are closed to public access.
  • Gyms are closed to organized activities, games, practices, and all gatherings.
  • Parks to remain open for walking and passive activities, but the intention is to limit social interactions

Please see the City of Calhoun's website for updates on hours of operation.


Camp New Adventure

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

Provides assistance to families when children under the age of 21 have serious medical conditions. Support includes assistance with financial and emotional needs. Check their Facebook page for live updates concerning their services.


George Chambers Resource Center 

Provides support for adults with disabilities in the areas of work, recreation, and social skills. Currently closed until June 1.


Girl Scouts of Greater Atlanta

Girl Scouts prepares the girls in grades Kindergarten through 12th grade for a lifetime of leadership, success, and adventure in a safe place designed for and by girls!  Girls have the opportunity to meet regularly with other girls and adult volunteers to explore engaging, challenging and fun activities like earning badges, exploring science, camping, and horseback riding and doing community service projects.

For information on scouting activities and cancellations, visit the Girl Scouts of Greater Atlanta's website.


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.

Beginning Wednesday, March 18, the Gordon County Ag Service Center building is closed to the public. The Gordon County Extension/4-H Office staff are still working, but we ask that you contact us by phone or email. You can see the images for the official press release and also how to reach anyone in the Gordon County Extension/4-H Office on their Facebook page.

 


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. No change in operations at this time.


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.

Calhoun Recreation Department and Gordon County Parks and Recreation -- Hours of Operation

  • Recreation Departments are closed to public access.
  • Gyms are closed to organized activities, games, practices, and all gatherings.
  • Parks to remain open for walking and passive activities, but the intention is to limit social interactions

Check here for updates concerning hours of operation.


Gordon County Special Olympics

Provides ongoing sports training and athletic competition for mentally and physically disabled children and adults, ages eight and up.


LEJO (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.


Northwest Georgia Chapter of American Red Cross

The American Red Cross of Northwest Georgia, like many of our partners, schools and government facilities, will be moving to a critical staff only office model on Tuesday, March 17th, temporarily restricting access to our public offices, in an overabundance of caution. When it is necessary to meet in person, they will do so using social distancing practices to offer the safest environment for all parties involved.

Making sure that communities can turn to the Red Cross after a disaster is at the heart of what we do. We are working with public health officials to put plans in place to keep local communities, and our workforce, safe, while still providing emergency shelter and other vital aid after disasters of all sizes. To ensure that we can continue to be there for disaster survivors, we will equip and train volunteers and employees during this outbreak to safely deliver food, shelter, comfort and relief supplies for people affected by disasters. In addition, we will invest in technology and training to make sure we can provide counseling, financial assistance, and other relief services virtually if needed.

In our day-to-day service delivery, we will continue to provide:

· Emergency preparedness and prevention education across social media platforms and other outlets. Most of our community outreach and external partnership activities will be postponed in coordination with public health authority guidance.

·They will continue to provide essential support and access to our emergency disaster programs and services to our community, military, and veterans.

· Most of their military and veteran programs are currently provided virtually, and those that aren’t are being addressed on a case by case basis.

· Their emergency disaster services (i.e. responses to home fires/floods) will still be delivered in person using social distancing practices. We will shift to a virtual delivery of casework, supply, financial assistance, and health and mental health support when social distancing is not an option to ensure the safest possible way to provide program delivery.

 


Prevent Child Abuse - Family Resource Center of Gordon County

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. Their hours of operation have not changed.


Voluntary Action Center (VAC)

The Voluntary Action Center wants to ensure the safety of those they serve, their volunteers and staff. With safety in mind, they have taken careful consideration of the recommendations of both the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and the Northwest Georgia medical and public health officials.

They are advising that any elderly individual or individuals with underlying health conditions or suppressed immune systems remain at home. To find out if you are at risk you can visit www.cdc.gov.

Their Community Kitchen will continue to provide hot meals To Go from 11:00 AM to 12:30 PM from our office lobby. We ask that anyone who is sick to stay at home. We will provide To Go plates to all individuals who arrive at our facility but ask that only one individual enters the lobby.

Their Food Pantry will continue to operate from 9AM-2PM Monday-Friday. We will be verbally verifying information and will not be punching cards. You can pickup food on behalf of an individual but must be able to provide their name, date of birth, and home address.

Requests for financial assistance will be handled via telephone and email. We are working to get an online financial assistance portal added to our website. No in-person requests for assistance will be honored and all appointments will be administered via telephone.


Winner's Club of Calhoun

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. No change in operations at this time.

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