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Community Programs

Community Programs

The Community Development Division has created a resource directory of community partners to help meet the needs of our friends, neighbors, co-workers and families in West Point, Georgia. The comprehensive list of programs and services offers health, social, youth, and job placement resources to improve the quality of life for city residents.

Monica D. Barber, Community Development Specialist
(706) 645-3502
monica.barber@cityofwestpointga.com


Clothing Resources

Yolanda K. Jabaley Clothing Center

201 Bryon Hurst St
LaGrange, GA 30240
E-Mail: clothingcenterdirector@gmail.com

Free clothing provided for those in need with a referral. Referrals may be obtained from any of the downtown LaGrange church offices, LaGrange Personal Aid, and other individual partnering agencies. Clients may visit once a month to obtain the necessary clothing needs for themselves and the people in their household. In addition, the Clothing Center supports several other programs including a special opening for Veteran’s in need held annually on Veteran’s Day, a Reentering Citizen Program coordinated with the GA Department of Community of Supervision, and two children’s programs one made available through the Center itself and the other through a screening partnership with the Troup County School System.

Volunteers: Operates entirely with volunteers coordinated through the LaGrange Troup Council of Church Women

Donations: Donations of clean clothing and serviceable shoes may be made during operating hours. A tax receipt is available upon request. Unusually large donation drop-offs that cannot be made during regular operating hours may be coordinated by making contact by email at clothingcenterdirector@gmail.com

Hours of Operation: Tuesdays 10:00 am - noon Thursdays 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Goodwill Industries

143 Commerce Ave.
LaGrange, GA 30241
Contact Person: Susann Wilson, Store Manager
Phone: 706-884-4451

Clothing, shoes and some furniture provided at greatly reduced prices. For emergencies with Red Cross voucher clothing and shoes provided. at no charge. Contact the Red Cross at 706-884-5818 for a voucher.

Hours of Operation: Monday-Saturday 9 am - 8 pm Sunday 10:00 noon - 6 pm

Website: www.goodwill.org

Lagrange Personal Aid Association

416 Pierce Street
LaGrange, GA 30240
Phone: 706-882-9291 Fax: 706-882-9292

Personal Aid Program supports families through rental, mortgage and utility payments when the major income earner is ill or hospitalized and is out of work under a doctor's care.

Screening and application services are provided for the Troup Cares Free Medical Clinic, West Georgia Physicians, Empty Stocking Fund, and Lions Club Glasses Program. We proudly support our veterans through our Charles C. Maddox Veteran's Assistance Program. Other assistance available under this program: prescription fill/refill payments; clothing and clothing referrals; purchase of medically related items; medical transportation; transient aid; senior Christmas program.

Hours of Operation: Monday-Friday 9-12, 1-4
Food Closet Tuesday and Thursday 1:00-2:45 PM
Website: www.lpaa.org

Saint Vincent De Paul Outreach

200 Lafayette Parkway
LaGrange, GA 30240
Contact Person: Louise Coniglio, President
Phone: 706-884-0076

 

Salvation Army

202 Church Street
LaGrange, GA 30240
Contact Person: Captain Guy and Monica Nickum, Commanding Officers
Phone: 706-845-0197 Fax: 706-845-9837
E-Mail: GuyNickum@uss.salvationarmy.org

Assistance provided: Emergency food and clothing; School supplies; Household needs; Utility, Rent and Mortgage payments; Disaster services; Camps for all ages; Educational and tutorial programs.

Volunteers: We rely on volunteers to help provide emergency service to those experiencing temporary financial needs. They do this by helping us raise needed funds, donation of goods and by serving on the local Advisory Board.

Hours of Operation: Our Family Thrift Store is open Monday to Saturday from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm. Donations are accepted from 9:00 am to 4:30 pm.

Website: www.salvationarmy-georgia.org

Disaster Relief

American Red Cross

900 Dallis Street
Suite C
LaGrange, GA 30240
Phone: 706-884-5818 Fax: 706-882-4634
E-Mail: lagrangeredcross@att.net

Teach CPR, first aid and water safety courses, serves as a 24 hour/day communications link for military personnel and their families, provides disaster preparedness and disaster assistance to victims of fire and destructive weather, blood donation recruitment program (Local Level). Offers speakers for disaster education.

Hours: Monday-Friday 8:30 A.M- 4:30 P.M
Website: www.redcross.org

Emmaus Woman's Shelter

321-B Greenville Street
LaGrange, GA 30241
Phone: 706-883-7471

Christ-centered, shelter for homeless women and their children, located in Troup County, GA. It is the only facility for homeless women and their children in the county and the only facility for women with a transitional housing plan leading to permanent housing.

Volunteers: Accepted from age 16 upon completion a volunteer form.
Volunteers may be eligible for college human service practicum or internship credit.

Hours of Operation: 24 hours
Website: www.emmausshelter.com

Harmony House, Domestic Violence Shelter, Inc.

P.O. Box 2925
LaGrange, GA 30241
Phone: 706-885-1526
Email: breakthecycle@harmonyhousega.org

Our services include around the clock residential shelter and safety to domestic violence female victims and their children. We have a capacity to serve up to 14 residents from the local and surrounding areas. Our major objectives include: safety planning, counseling, legal assistance, limited transportation, childcare, and training opportunities for survivor self-sufficiency.

Volunteers: Donation pick ups and inventory control, and client transportation (job searching, house hunting, doctor appointments - background checks are required)

Hours of Operation: Shelter 24/7
Website: www.harmonyhousega.org

Drug and Alcohol Recover Services

AFSAN, Inc.

321 Greenville St.
LaGrange, GA 30241
Phone: 706-884-0987

Alcohol Prevention Initiative

99 Johnson Street
LaGrange, GA 30241
Phone: 706-298-2148 ext. 1222

Ark Refuge Ministry

504 East Depot St.
LaGrange, GA 30241
Phone: 706-845-0335

Transitional/Parole program

Celebrate Recovery – First Baptist Church

100 Broad Street
LaGrange, GA 30240
Phone: 706-884-5631

Hours of Operation: Thursday 6PM

Fellowship Deliverance Ministries

207 West Mulberry St.
LaGrange, GA 30241
Phone: 706-845-0071

Transitional program/ Rehab for Men

GA Crisis and Access Line

Phone: 1-800-715-4225

Harmony House

Phone: 706-885-1525

Advocacy and Support groups for domestic violence

National Alliance on Mental Illness

Phone: 1-800-728-1052

Pathways Center

124 Gordon Commercial Drive
LaGrange, GA 30240
Phone: 706-845-4054 Fax: 706-845-4430

Pathways Center provides Mental Health, Substance Abuse and Developmental Disability Services to persons of all ages. Outpatient Services includes assessment, individual and family therapy, group therapy, case management, crisis intervention and psychiatric care. the Center also offers a 24/7 medically monitored Crisis Stabilization and Detox Program for Adults and Children. The Developmental Disabilities Program offers supported employment, residential care, sheltered workshop and day support programs. Eligibility for services is based on a sliding fee scale. Pathways Center does accept Medicaid, Medicare and some forms of insurance.

Volunteers: www.pathwayscsb.org

Reformers Unanimous – Oakside Baptist Church

1921 Hamilton Rd.
LaGrange, GA 30241
Phone: 706-882-7728

Self-Help Harbor, Inc.

P.O. Box 2716
LaGrange, GA 30240
Phone: 706-884-6993

Safe, secure building for 12 step recovery meetings.

Hours of Operation: open 7 days p/week for specified meetings (AA, Alanon and Narcotics Anonymous)
Website: None (information on United Way website)

Educational Support

Bradshaw Library

3419 20th Avenue
Valley, AL. 36854
Phone: 334-768-2161
E-Mail: askus@chamberscountylibrary.org

Public Library. Our customers are adults, parents with children, and school aged students. Every weekday the Library offers creative activities for the school aged children. In addition, preschool story times are held Tuesday mornings. The Library also includes: Meeting room space, Internet access, Wi-Fi, DVDs, CDs, Large Print, Teen items, Senior adult programs, Children’s items. Residents of West Point may get a free card with proper ID.

Hours of Operation: Monday- Tuesday 10-7, Wednesday-Friday 10-6, Saturday 10-2
Website: www.chamberscountylibrary.org

Boys and Girls Club of West Georgia, Inc.

623 Juniper Street
LaGrange, GA 30240
Contact Person: Mekos Denson
Phone: 706-812-9698 Fax: 706-812-9699

Helps young people reach their full potential as productive, responsible and caring citizens. Programs focus on 5 core areas: character & leadership development, education & career development, health & life skills, the arts and sports, fitness & recreation.

Hours of Operation: Monday - Friday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Website: www.bngcwga.org

Burwell Psycho Educational Program

307 Fort Drive
LaGrange, GA 30240
Phone: 706-884-6001 Fax: 706-882-0907

Certified Literate Community Program (CLCP)

1 College Circle
LaGrange, GA 30240
Phone: 706-756-4645
E-Mail: dburdette@westgatech.edu

The CLCP promotes literacy in Troup County by involving the entire community to promote and support literacy awareness and resources. Mama Jama promotes everyday reading and graduation from high school. Dictionaries are given to all third graders with emphasis on staying in school and graduating on time. The community encouraged to donate books to “recycle” back into the community. Books are placed at waiting areas for children to read and take home.

Volunteer:

  • Serve on the CLCP Board.
  • Help with tutoring children and adults
  • Volunteer to help with fundraising events
  • Be an advocate for literacy, speaking at various events to support literacy and life-long learning.
  • Collect and sort books for donations back into the community.
  • Assist with GED incentive program

Hours of Operation: Monday –Thursday 10:00-5:00, Friday 10:00-12:00
Website: www.troupclcp.org

Circle of Care

2200 35th Place
Valley, AL 36854
Phone: 334-768-4091
E-Mail: circleofcare@knology.net

Circle of Care connects pregnant and parenting teens to community resources, provides center/home based parent education, sewing and cooking classes, transportation and parenting teen support groups.

Volunteers: Volunteers may teach a class/workshop, provide activities for infants and toddlers, transportation to appointments, mentoring, childcare and office assistant.

Hours of Operation: Monday – Friday, 8am to 5 pm
Website: www.circleofcarecenter.com

Community Counseling/Circle of Care

701 Lincoln Street
LaGrange, GA 30241
Contact Person: Dedtria Jackson, Program Coordinator
Phone: 706-298-0050 ext. 107 Cell: 706-594-5665 Fax: 706-298-0055
E-Mail: djackson@twincedars.org

 

Circle of Care connects pregnant and parenting teens to community resources, provides center/home based parent education, sewing and cooking classes, transportation and parenting teen support groups.

Volunteers: Volunteers may teach a class/workshop, provide activities for infants and toddlers, transportation to appointments, mentoring, childcare and office assistant.

Hours of Operation: Monday – Friday, 8am to 5 pm
Website: www.twincedars.org

Cobb Memorial Archives

3419 20th Avenue
Valley, AL. 36854
Phone: 334-768-2050
E-Mail: cobbarchives@chamberscountylibrary.org

The archives has collections of old newspapers, magazines, letters, records and other artifacts. Computer access to genealogy databases and historical books.

Hours of Operation: Monday- Tuesday 10-7, Wednesday-Friday 10-6, Saturday 10-2
Website: www.chamberscountylibrary.org

Communities in Schools

1220 Hogansville Road
LaGrange, GA 30241
Phone: 706-298-7121 Fax: 706-298-7108

CIS position dedicated Site Coordination inside partner middle and high schools during the school year.

Volunteers: Mentors and tutors are needed to work with students at middle and high schools

Hours of Operation: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Website: www.cisga.org

Community Action For Improvement, Inc. (CAFI)

1380 Lafayette Parkway
LaGrange, GA 30240

Contact Person: Patricia Woodyard, Program Support Specialist, Angela Copeland, Social Services, Lisa Hardy, Social Services
Phone: 706-884-2651
E-mail: pwoodyard@cafi-ga.org, acopeland@cafi-ga.org

Assists residents with Rent, utilities, weatherization

Hours of Operation: Monday-Friday 8-5 p.m
Website: www.cafi-ga.org

Fort Tyler Association

West Point, GA 31833
Contact Person: Rea Clark, President
E-Mail: reaclark@knology.net

The purpose of the Fort Tyler Association is to inform local citizens about the history of this region through interpretive programs, exhibits, and cultural events.

Website: www.forttyler.com

Friends of Hawkes Library

100 W. 8th Street
West Point, GA 31833
Phone: 706-645-1549

Hawkes Library, located on the Chattahoochee River in West Point, GA is a historic treasure. The Friends of Hawkes Library is a volunteer organization dedicated to supporting the relationship between the library and the local communities.

Website: www.facebook.com/hawkeslibrary or hawkeslibrary.blogspot.com

Harris County Carver Middle School

11696 US Highway 27
Hamilton, GA 31811
Phone: 706-628-4951

Website: http://harriscounty.ga.schoolwebpages.com/education/components/layout/default.php?sectionid=8&url_redirect=1

Harris County High School

8281 Highway 116
Hamilton, GA 31811
Phone: 706-628-4278

Website:http://harriscounty.ga.schoolwebpages.com/education/components/layout/default.php?sectionid=9

Hawkes Library

100 W. 8th Street
West Point, GA 31833
Contact Person: Rebecca Cotney
Phone: 706-645-1549
E-Mail: FriendsofHawkes@gmail.com

Public library. Circulates print materials, DVDs, CDs, large print, and other formats. Provides free Internet access and Wi-Fi.

Hours of Operation: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday 12:30 - 5:30 PM

LaGrange Art Museum

112 Lafayette Parkway
LaGrange, GA 30240
Phone: 706-882-3267

The Museum is a non-profit, member supported organization serving the citizens of West Georgia and East Alabama as a primary visual art resource.

Volunteers: For more information on volunteering email art@lagrangeartmuseum.org

Hours of Operation: Tuesday-Friday 9:00 am-5:00 pm, Saturdays 11:00am- 5:00pm
Website: www.lagrangeartmuseum.org

Lagrange College

601 Broad Street
LaGrange, GA 30240
Phone: 706-880-8000

Since 1831, LaGrange College has been challenging students' minds, inspiring souls and changing lives. LaGrange is a 4 year liberal arts and sciences institution offering academic and pre-professional programs and graduate degrees.

Website: www.lagrange.edu

Literacy Volunteers

200 Main Street, Suite 201
(Bank of America Building)
LaGrange, GA 30240
Phone: 706-883-7837
E-Mail: lvtc@charterinternet.com

Literacy Volunteers recruits, trains, and supports volunteers to tutor adults one on one to improve their level of literacy and to help them achieve their goals in literacy. We also tutor English as a second language. This program is free and confidential, ESL, Computer skills

Volunteers: Volunteers Tutors, office volunteer, or Board members
Hours of Operation: Monday- Thursday 9:00 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Long Cane Elementary School

238 Long Cane Road
LaGrange, GA 30240
Phone: 706-812-7948 Fax: 706-812-7950

Volunteers: At the discretion of the principal
Website: www.troup.k12.ga.us/14/Home

Long Cane Middle School

326 Long Cane Road
LaGrange, GA 30240
Phone: 706-845-2085 Fax: 706-845-2086

Volunteers: At the discretion of the principal
Website: www.troup.k12.ga.us/6/Home

New Mountain Hill Elementary School

33 Mountain Hill Road
Fortson, GA 31808
Phone: 706-323-1144

Volunteers: At the discretion of the principal
Website: http://harriscounty.ga.schoolwebpages.com/education/components/layout/default.php?sectionid=7&url_redirect=1

Point University

507 West 10th Street
West Point, GA 31833
Phone: 706.385.1000 | 1.855.37.POINT

Point University’s main campus is in West Point, Ga. The West Point campus also offers the Access program for adult learners.

Website: http://point.edu and http://discover.point.edu

Southern Union State Community College

321 Fob James Drive
Valley, AL. 36854
334-756-4151

Website: www.suscc.edu/

Springwood School

1814 Cherry Drive
P.O. Box 1030
Lanett, AL 36863
Phone: 334-644-2191 Fax: 334-644-2194
E-Mail: info@springwoodschool.com

As a college preparatory school, Springwood School is dedicated to providing quality education in a nurturing environment, focusing on mind, body, and spirit.

Hours of Operation: Monday through Friday 8am to 3pm
Website: www.springwoodschool.com

Troup County High School

1920 Hamilton Road
LaGrange, GA 30240
Phone: 706-812-7957 Fax: 706-812-7960

Volunteers: At the discretion of the Principal
Website: http://ths.troup.k12.ga.us

Valley Arts Council

P.O. Box 991
Valley, AL 36854
Contact Person: Joyce Corbin
Email: joyceandtom@charter.net

The Valley Arts Council is constantly changing and evolving. Its mission is to promote and nurture the artists of Valley and the surrounding area and to discover unknown artists.

West Georgia Technical College

1 College Circle
Lagrange, GA 30240
Phone: 678-821-3800 or 855-887-9482

Expanding from a wide range of certificate, diploma and degree offerings, West Georgia Technical College seeks to provide training and retraining of persons, the transfer of new technology to businesses and industries, and community support services.

NOTE: If using GPS or online mapping service, please enter the address as 1302 Orchard Hill Road instead of 1 College Circle.

Volunteers: Adult Education Division 855-500-GEDS
Website: www.westgatech.edu

West Point Depot Visitors Center

500 3rd Avenue
West Point, GA 31833
Phone: 706-645-8484

Meeting Room and Banquet Hall Weddings. Community meetings. Professional conferences.

West Point Elementary School

1701 E. 12th Street
West Point, GA 31833
Phone: 706-643-3000

Volunteers: At the discretion of the principal
Website: http://www.troup.k12.ga.us/17/Home

West Point Head Start (through Childcare Network #239)

2001 Kia Boulevard
West Point, GA 31833

Head Start provides a comprehensive program serving 3 to 5 year old children from limited income families. The program focuses on the education, social, emotional, and physical needs of the children and their families.

Phone/Text: 706-408-6076
Hours of Operation: Monday – Friday 5:30 am - 6:00 pm
Website: www.childcarenetwork.com/Georgia-West_Point-GA-239

Employment Training

Georgia Department of Labor- Harris County

Columbus Career Center
700 Veteran’s Parkway
Columbus, GA 31901-2933
Phone: 706-649-7423 Fax: 706-649-1789 TTY: 706-649-1284

Veteran’s reps, employment reps, phones, free internet & resume writer access computers are on site. Representatives are available with an appointment. Full range of jobseeker and employer services. Career and job information, internet job search, computer resume service, employment counseling, federal bonding program, interpreter/reader, job placement, job search workshops, resource area, skills assessment, unemployment insurance, work experience, worksite training and veterans services.

Hours of Operation: Monday – Friday, 8:00 am – 4:30 pm Website: www.dol.state.ga.us

Georgia Department of Labor- Troup County

Lagrange Career Center
1002 Longley Place
LaGrange, GA 30240
Contact Person: Gail Long
Phone: 706-845-4000 Fax: 706-845-4005
E-Mail: LaGrange_cc@dol.state.ga.us

Administer the Unemployment Insurance program. Provide job search workshops and assist job seekers in finding employment. Assist employers in recruitment.

Hours of Operation: Monday- Friday, 8am to 4:30pm
Website: www.dol.state.ga.us

New Ventures, Inc.

306 Fort Drive
LaGrange, GA 30240
Phone: 706-882-7723 Fax: 706-882-5401

Provides the following services: job training, disability counseling, employment counseling, social development, and related referrals. In addition to training, New Ventures provides employment opportunities for individuals who need long term support whether working in-house or off-site in one of the New Ventures supervised temporary commercial placement locations.
Service area: Troup, Heard, Meriwether and Carroll Counties.

Hours of Operation: Monday – Friday, 8am - 5pm

Website: www.newventures.org

One Smart Cookie

100 Ridley Ave., Suite 2200
LaGrange, GA 30240
Phone: 706-298-3636 Fax: 706-883-1743

Provides local job postings and information on education and training opportunities, hiring events and job search tips

Hours of Operation: Monday – Friday, 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Email: onesmartcookiejobs@gmail.com

Vocational Rehabilitation Services

1220 Hogansville Road Suite 400
LaGrange, GA 30241
Phone: 706-298-7270

Vocational Rehabilitation (VR) is an eligibility program. A Georgia citizen may qualify for VR services if: * The individual has a permanent physical or mental impairment, which * Interferes with the ability to work, and *Vocational rehabilitation services are necessary for the individual to prepare for, enter, engage in or keep gainful (paid) employment, and * The individual with a disability can, will and wants to go to work.

Volunteers: Intern programs for vocational rehabilitation counselors
Hours of Operation: Monday - Friday, 8:00 A.M. - 5:00 P.M
Website: www.gvra.georgia.gov/vocationalrehab

Youth Ventures, Inc.

306 Fort Drive
LaGrange, GA 30240
Contact Person: Mike Merideth
Phone: 706-882-7723
E-Mail: mmerideth@newventures.org

Year-round youth workforce development program… To be eligible, a youth must be age 15-18, a resident of Troup County, economically disadvantaged, a reading grade level of 6.5 or higher and have at least one of the following barrier to employment: school dropout, pregnant or parenting teen, homeless or runaway, foster child, have a disability.

Volunteers: Volunteers are welcome; please contact them for additional information.

Hours of Operation: Monday – Friday, 7:00 am – 6:00 pm
Website: www.newventures.org

Financial and Legal Counselling Assistance

CASA of Troup County, Inc.

118 Ridley Avenue
LaGrange, GA 30240
Phone: 706-845-8243 Fax: 706-845-1837
706-298-3634
Court Appointed Special Advocates for abused and neglected children who are in foster care.

Volunteer: Our program is volunteer based. We recruit, screen, and train volunteers to be the voice for foster children in court. We would like to have a CASA volunteer for each of our children.

Hours of Operation: Mondays – Thursdays 8:00am – 6:00pm
Website: www.casatroupheard.org/

Children's Advocacy Center

701 Lincoln Street
LaGrange, GA 30241
Phone: 706- 298-5064

The center has two major components: A family visitation center where children in the custody of the state visit with their parent(s) while permanency options are reviewed and permanency plans pursued. A child interview room. The center has three trained and certified on-site forensic interviewers. Forensics interviewers employ non-leading child abuse interviewing techniques which are legally sound and ensure the interviewer's objectivity. All forensic interviews are recorded and submitted to authorities for investigation and prosecution.

Volunteers: Ongoing volunteer opportunities. Minimum age requirement of 21; criminal background check and fingerprints.

Hours of Operation: Monday – Friday 8:00a.m. - 5:00p.m. Website: www.twincedars.org

Consumer Credit Counseling

309 Mooty Bridge Road Suite C
LaGrange, GA 30240
Phone: 706-845-7204 Fax: 706-845-9713

Budgeting/Debt Counseling/Education/Bankrupt Counseling/Housing Counseling

Hours of Operation: M-F 8:30 - 5:00
Website: www.cccs-wga.com

Georgia Legal Services

33 12th St. Suite 910
Columbus, GA 31901
Phone: 1-800-533-3140

Food Resources

Ark Refuge Ministries

504 East Depot St
LaGrange, GA 30241
Phone: 706-845-0334

Hours of Operation: Monday – Sunday: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Interfaith Food Closet

416 Pierce Street
LaGrange, GA 30240
Phone: 706-882-9291 Fax: 706-882-9292

Provides temporary and emergency food.

Volunteers: Sorting, date-checking food, bagging canned food.
Hours of Operation: Tuesday & Thursday 1-2:45 pm.
Website: www.lpaa.org

West Point Food Closet

306 E. 7th Street
West Point, Ga 31833
Phone: 706-645-1379
E-Mail: sherry@westpointfumc.org

The West Point Food Closet is an outreach ministry for residents of West Point and Lanett. Several local churches, including West Point FUMC, collect staple goods and raise money to stock the shelves.

Volunteers: Area churches send volunteers on a rotating basis.

Hours of Operation: Wednesday morning from 9:30-12 noon

Website: www.westpointfumc.org/outreach.htm

Health Wellbeing

Adolescent Health Youth Development Program

Troup County Health Department900 Dallis Street, Suite A
LaGrange, GA 30240
Phone: 706-298-3650 Fax: 706-845-4089

The goal is to increase positive health outcomes for adolescents, ages 10 – 19, by providing comprehensive, developmentally appropriate, and quality preventive health services.

Hours of Operation: Monday – Friday, 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Website: www.troupco.health.org

American Cancer Society

233 12th Street Suite 710
Columbus, GA 31901
Phone: (706) 324-4573 Fax: (706) 324-4749
The American Cancer Society is a nationwide, community-based voluntary health organization dedicated to eliminating cancer as a major health problem.

Website: http://www.cancer.org/index

Babies Can't Wait

District 4 Health Services
301 Main Street
LaGrange, GA 30240
Phone: 706-845-4035

Babies Can't Wait (BCW) is Georgia's statewide interagency service delivery system for infants and toddlers from birth up to age 3 with developmental delays or disabilities and their families.

Volunteers: Contact Parent to Parent of Georgia to find out about volunteer opportunities as a supporting parent or parent navigator teams.
Phone: 1-800-229-2038, email: info@parenttoparentofga.org

Hours of Operation: M-F, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Website: www.parenttoparentofga.org

Chattahoochee Hospice

#6 Medical Park North
Valley, AL 36854
Phone: 334-756-80569

Chattahoochee Hospice offers a full range of coordinated services from a variety of health and social service professionals, as well as trained volunteers, all specialists in the care of the terminally ill.

Volunteers: Chattahoochee Hospice offers many volunteer opportunities, for all ages that fit into any schedule. Our volunteers receive specialized training to provide companionship and support to patients and families, or to assist with fundraising, administrative support, and community outreach.

Hours of Operation: 24 hour, 7 days a week on-call nursing

Website: www.chattahoocheehospice.com

District 4 Health: Children's Medical Services

301 Main Street
LaGrange, GA 30240
Phone: 706-845-4035 Fax: 706-845-4038

District Four Health Services

301 Main Street
LaGrange, GA 30240
Phone: 706-845-4035 ex. 255 Fax: 706-845-4038

Office of Healthy Behaviors: Tobacco use prevention, specifically advocating/enforcing CDC Model 100% Tobacco Free School Policy for each school system within the district.

Volunteers: Working with Youth Advisory Councils (YAC) in each county – serving as adult advisor to a YAC. Youth Advisory Council members receive leadership and guidance to promote awareness in their schools and communities of the above listed health-related topics.

Hours of Operation: 8am-5pm

Website: www.district4health.org

First Choice Women’s Center

300 Hartwell Ave
LaGrange, GA 30240
Phone: 706-884-3833

Pregnancy assistance

Harris County Department of Public Health

210 Forest Hill Drive
P.O. Box 265
Hamilton, Georgia 31811
Phone: 706-628-5037
Fax: 706-628-7196

Provides the community with the highest quality of health care to include: Environmental Health, Immunizations, Tuberculosis, Adolescent Health and Youth Development, Women’s Health, School Screenings, Health Checks, Nutrition Counseling, Vital Records, Children First, Breast and Cervical Cancer Program, STD Screening, Safe Kids Program, Senior Corps Programs.

Hours of Operation: Monday-Friday 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Website: http://westcentralhealthdistrict.com/counties/harris/

LaGrange Dental Care

207 West Haralson Street
LaGrange, GA 30240
Phone: 706-884-5631

Hours of Operation: Thursday after 5PM by appointment ONLY

Lagrange Dental Care Fund

416 Pierce Street
LaGrange, GA 30240
Phone: 706-882-9291 Fax: 706-882-9292

Provides payment assistance for emergency dental care procedures such as extractions, fillings and dentures. Routine maintenance services are not included. Preference is given to seniors, working adults and children.

Hours of Operation: By appointment

Website: www.lpaa.org

Lagrange Pregnancy Care Center

300 Harwell Avenue
LaGrange, GA 30241
Phone:706-884-3833 Fax: 884-5217

Assist women experiencing unplanned pregnancies.
Volunteers: peer counselors, housekeeping, yard maintenance, baby clothes sorting

 

Hours of Operation: Monday-Thursday 9:00am to 5:00pm
(closed daily from 12:00pm - 1:30pm) Website: www.lagrangepregnancy.com

EAMC Lanier Health Services

4800 48th Street
Valley, AL 36854
Phone: 334-756-9180
E-Mail: info@lanierhospital.com

Full range Medical Services, Emergency 24 hours

Volunteers: Enthusiastic staff of knowledgeable volunteers who enjoy and are rewarded for service to patients, visitors, and staff of Lanier.
Hours of Operation: 24 Hours
Website: www.lanierhospital.com

Morningstar Foster Care Services

809 Avenue C
West Point, GA 31833
Phone: 706-645-0398 Fax: 706-645-0403

The Therapeutic Foster Care programs serve children and adolescents who do not require institutional care and can benefit from community based treatment.

Volunteers: We rely on volunteers and mission trips to fulfill seemingly normal tasks. From hammering a nail to financial contributions, the generosity of others helps insure these children live in a healthy environment.
Hours of Operation: 24 Hours

Website: www.morningstartreatmentservices.com

 

Parents are Concerned

607 Colquitt Street
LaGrange, GA 30241
Phone: 706-527-2272

Provides advocacy for concerned parents

Right from the Start Medicaid

1514 Vernon Road
LaGrange, GA 30240
Phone: 706-845-4246

Enable children, pregnant women & women with cervical and breast cancer to receive comprehensive health services through Right from the Start and related programs.

Hours of Operation: Monday: 7-12 Tuesday-Thursday: 7-6 Friday: 7-12
Website: www.dfacs.dhr.georgia.gov/rsm

Safe Families for Children

701 Lincoln Street
LaGrange, GA 30241
Phone: 706-298-0050 Ext 1073

Sav-A-Life Lanett/Valley, Inc

711 N 4th Ave
P.O. Box 46
Lanett, AL 36863
Phone: 334 642-8832
Phone: 800 418-0122 Fax: 334-642-8833

We want to help women understand that abortion is not the answer and that they are not alone in facing their difficult situation. Abortion can be dangerous and facing the decision of whether or not to go through with an abortion involves the life or death of another human being.

Volunteers: Volunteer to work in our office as a receptionist or counselor.

Hours of Operation: Monday through Thursday 9am to 12pm, 1pm to 5pm

Website: www.savalifelanett.org/contact

Special Olympics

1220 Lafayette Parkway
LaGrange, GA 30240
Phone: 706-883-1670 Fax: 706-883-1643

Troup Cares

500 Medical Drive Suite 501-502
LaGrange, GA 30240
Patient Appointments: 706-882-9291 (LaGrange Personal Aid) Phone: 706-882-1191 Fax: 706-882-9591

The Troup Cares Free Clinic provides a large range of services including: Medical Home, Care Management / Patient Education, Prescription Assistance Plan (PAP), Specialists for Appropriate Medical Referrals, Standard Social Services

Patient Appointments --- Initial appointments and patient screenings are provided by LaGrange Personal Aid. All potential patients should contact this organization at for an interview. Patients must meet program qualifications.

Hours of Operation: Monday- Friday 8am-12pm, 1:30pm- 5pm
E-Mail: info@troupcares.org
Website: www.troupcares.org

University of Georgia Cooperative Extension Services

114 Church Street
LaGrange, GA 30240
Phone: 706-883-1675 Fax: 706-883-1677

UGA Cooperative Extension offers a series of field days throughout the year to help farmers, ranchers, producers and the general public hear the latest research information from the UGA College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences. Testing and Diagnostic Services are offered by soil analysis, plant tissue analysis, water quality, pesticides and hazardous waste, feeds and forages and special analysis. Trainings and Certifications are also offered in the areas of childcare, child safety, food safety, gardening, landscaping, and pest management.

Website: http://ugaextension.org/county-offices/troup.html

WellStar West Georgia Medical Center

1514 Vernon Road
LaGrange, GA 30240
Phone: 706-882-1411
E-Mail: info@wghs.orginfo@wghs.org

Website: www.wghealth.org

Housing Support

City Light

501 4th Ave
LaGrange, GA 30240
Phone: 706-884-8494

Community Action For Improvement, Inc. (CAFI)

1380 Lafayette Parkway
LaGrange, GA 30240
Phone: 706-884-2651 or 706-884-6947
E-mail:

The Low-Income Weatherization Assistance Program is designed to make homes more energy efficient for low income families with the emphasis on the elderly and handicapped. Work completed on homes occupied by eligible applicants includes insulation, weather-stripping, caulking, windows, door repairs, underpinnings/skirting, locks, energy education for Georgia Power customers and gas heater/furnace for Atlanta Gas Light customers. All repairs are related to energy consumption & reduction to reduce energy cost.

Troup County

Hours of Operation: Monday-Friday (8-5 p.m)

Website: www.cafi-ga.org

DASH LaGrange, Inc.

1200 4th Ave
LaGrange, GA 30240
Phone: 706-298-0582

First Baptist Church

207 West Haralson St.
LaGrange, GA 30240
Phone: 706-884-5631

Hours of Operation: Thursday Morning

Habitat for Humanity, Inc.

333 Main Street
LaGrange, GA 30240
Phone: 706-837-0702

Habitat for Humanity is an nonprofit organization devoted to building "simple, decent, and affordable" housing.

Website: www.habitat.org

 

LaGrange Personal Aid

416 Pierce Street

LaGrange, GA 30240
Phone: 706-882-9291

Phillip’s House Ministries of St. Mark’s Episcopal

203 North Greenwood Street
LaGrange, GA 30240
Phone: 706-837-0070

Rosemont Baptist Church

3784 Hamilton Rd
LaGrange, GA 30241
Phone: 706-882-6234

St. Vincent DePaul Outreach – St. Peter’s Catholic Church

200 Lafayette Parkway
LaGrange, GA 30241
Phone: 706-884-0076

Salvation Army

202 Church Street
LaGrange, GA 30240
Phone: 706-845-0197

Troup County DFCS – Department of Family and Children Services

1220 Hogansville Rd
LaGrange, GA 30241
Phone: 706-298-0480

West Point Housing Authority

1201 East 12th Street
West Point, GA 31833
Phone: 706-645-1202 Fax: 706-645-5525 TTY-TTD: 706-645-1675

Apartments for qualified applicants.

Hours of Operation: Monday – Friday, 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Website: www.westpointhousing.com

Resource Referral

Greater Valley Chamber of Commerce

2102 S. Broad Ave
PO Box 205
Lanett, AL 36863
Phone: 334.642.1411 Fax: 334.642.1410

The Chamber is a voluntary, non-profit organization of business and professional people who have joined together to develop programs and partnerships for the purpose of promoting the economic, educational and civic progress of the community.

Hours of Operation: Monday – Friday, 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Website: www.greatervalleyarea.com

LaGrange-Troup County Chamber of Commerce

111 Bull Street
LaGrange, GA 30241
Phone: 706-884-8671 Fax: 706-882-8012

The Chamber is a voluntary, non-profit organization of business and professional people who have joined together to develop programs and partnerships for the purpose of promoting the economic, educational and civic progress of the community.

Hours of Operation: Monday – Friday, 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Website: www.lagrangechamber.com

United Way of West Georgia, Inc.

200 Main Street, Second Floor
LaGrange, GA 30241
Phone: 706-884-8292 Fax: 706-884-0582

United Way of West Georgia, Inc. provides funding and expertise to 27 member agencies through a volunteer driven allocation processes; helps lead initiatives to effectively build a more self-sufficient community.

Volunteers: Chili Cook-off, Annual Campaign, Allocations Volunteer
Hours of Operation: Monday – Friday, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Website: www.unitedwaywga.org

Senior Resources

Angels of Hope

1605 Vernon Road
Suite 1000
LaGrange, GA. 30240
Phone: 706-885-0262

Provides cancer patients and their caregivers easy to understand, comprehensive information to make informed decisions. Offers practical services and assistance to aid them in obtaining treatment.

Hours of Operation: 24 hours

Area Agency on Aging

P.O. Box 1600
Franklin, GA 30217
Contact Person: Joyce Shirley
Phone: 706-407-0333 Fax: 706-675-9210
E-Mail: jyshirley@threeriversrc.org

Department of Human Services

Phone: 1-844-694-2347

Child Support Services and Aging Services

GA Department of Veterans Services

2170 West Point Rd.
Suite 35
LaGrange, GA 30240
Phone: 706-845-4095

Lagrange Senior Center

140 Ragland Street
LaGrange, GA 30241
Phone: 706-883-1681 Fax: 706-883-1697
E-Mail: seniorcenter@troupsenior.org

Recreation, Health and Nutrition Programs for Adults 55+

Volunteers: Home Delivered Meals, Fitness Classes, Arts & Crafts, Tax Preparation Assistance, and Many More Opportunities to work with Older Adults
Hours of Operation: Monday – Friday (8am to 4pm)
Also open on select evenings and weekends for special events.
Website: www.theactivelife.org

Social Security Administration

1300 Lafayette Pkwy
Suite A
LaGrange, GA 30241
Phone: 706-883-8093 Toll Free: 800-772-1213

Provides monthly benefits to retired and disabled workers, their eligible spouses and children and eligible survivors of deceased workers. Administers the Supplemental Security (SSI) program which is a need-based program for the aged, blind and disabled person with limited income and resources.

Hours of Operation: Mon-Fri 9am-4pm
Website: www.socialsecurity.com

SOURCE Care Management

Phone: 1-888-762-2420
E-Mail: info@source-ga.org

SOURCE Care Management is a leading provider of Enhanced Primary Care Case Management services in the state of Georgia. Provides: personal care services, home delivered meals, transportation, emergency response system, home nursing, home therapy, and more.

Hour of Operation: 24 Hours
Website: www.source-ga.org

Southern Crescent Area Agency on Aging

13273 GA Hwy 34 East
Franklin, GA 30217
Phone: 866-854-5652 or 706-407-0333, 678-552-2838

In Home Care, Respite care for caregivers, counseling, protective services.

Hours of Operation: Monday – Friday, 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Website: www.scaaa.net

VA Transportation

Phone: 706-882-7825

VA Transportation to VA Hospitals in Atlanta and Tuskegee

West Point Senior Center

1114 O.G. Skinner Drive
West Point, GA. 31833
Phone: 706-645-3580

The Senior Center sponsors programs that involve, enrich, and empower seniors in our community. The center offers programs, services, and activities in many areas including education, creative arts, recreation, advocacy, leadership development, employment, health, nutrition, and more.

Hours of Operation: Monday – Friday, 8:00 am - 3:00 pm

Website: www.trouprec.org

Youth Services

100 Black Men of West Georgia

601 Union Street
LaGrange, GA 30240
Phone: 706-812-1007
Email: ohbmwg@yahoo.com

Provides after school assistance for youth.

Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Chattahoochee Valley

1200 4th Ave.
LaGrange, GA 30240
Phone: 706-298-2434

BBBS mission is to “empower children ages 4-18 from primarily single parent homes through positive one to one mentoring in achieving their fullest potential to become positive, productive and healthy citizens.”

Hours of Operation: Mon-Fri 9-5
Volunteer Information: Volunteer mentors are needed for community based and site based programs.
Website: www.bbbschattvalley.org

Boys and Girls Club (LaGrange Site)

Boys and Girls Club of West Georgia, Inc.
623 Juniper Street
LaGrange, GA 30240
Contact Person: Mekos Denson
Phone: 706-812-9698 Fax: 706-812-9699

Helps young people reach their full potential as productive, responsible and caring citizens. Programs focus on 5 core areas: character &leadership development, education & career development, health & life skills, the arts and sports, fitness & recreation.

Hours of Operation: Monday - Friday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Website: www.bngcwga.org

Boy Scouts of America Chattahoochee Council

805 Ave C
PO Box 566
West Point, GA 31833
Phone: 706-645-1682

The Boy Scouts of America is a value-based youth development organization. The BSA provides a program for young people that builds character, trains them in the responsibilities of participating citizenship and develops personal fitness.

Hours of Operation: Monday – Friday, 9am – 5pm (normal business hours)

Volunteer Information: here are several opportunities within the BSA based on individuals’ interests such as camping, marketing, accounting, sales, communication, mentorship, etc.. Please contact Jared Bertram for more information.

Website: www.chattahoochee-bsa.org

Camp Pine Mountain

565 Boy Scout Road
West Point GA 31833
Phone: 706-645-5747
Contact Person: Elizabeth Tice at Elizabeth.tice@scouting.org
Questions: Camping Director, Michael Gullion at michael.gullion@scouting.org

Situated on 35 acres, Camp Pine Mountain is open to Troops, Packs, and non-scout organizations. Established in 1923, Camp Pine Mountain has a rich heritage of supporting scouting. With cabins named after area communities, facilities include cabins with bunks, shower house, a large activity field, a covered pavilion, multiple picnic tables, a chapel campfire area, potable water, flushing latrines, fishing, canoeing, archery range and bb rifle range. The camp is home to Fall Family camp involving over 1,500 scouts and adults. Camp Pine Mountain is located 20 minutes from Callaway Gardens and 20 minutes from Pine Mountain Hiking trails.

Hours of Operation: Seasonal

Camp Viola, Inc.

P.O. Box 1526
LaGrange, GA 30241
Phone: 706-885-0874

Camp Viola is a summer recreational camp for children who might not otherwise have a camping experience. Founded in 1926 by Miss Viola Burks, the camp consists of 180 acres of land near Mountville. Activities include arts and crafts plus sports and recreation. Supervised by the Board of Directors of Camp Viola, volunteers from local churches and organizations provide daily activities including hiking, swimming, fishing, daily worship services, social skills education, football, volleyball, softball, canoeing, and outdoor education. Three meals are provided each day as well as snacks which are all USDA approved.

Hours of Operation: Seasonal: Weekly, May –August; Other months by reservation.

Churches and/or other Non-Profit Agencies that facilitate camps are responsible for identifying and enrolling the children that attend their organization’s camps. Elementary and Middle School counselors are often able to give children and parents information on how to contact a near-by church that is facilitating a summer camp. However, parents can contact Twin Cedars for more information as well as request their child be placed on a “wait list”. Most children on the wait list usually have the opportunity to attend one of the scheduled camps during the summer. The camp serves children between the ages of 8 and 12.

Volunteers: Volunteers are directed to Churches and other Agencies that facilitate camps.

Website: www.campviola.com

First Steps

1514 Vernon Road
LaGrange, GA 30240
Phone: 706-812-2266 or 706-812-2267

The First Steps program at WellStar West Georgia Medical Center visits all Georgia mothers who deliver at our hospital. First Steps offers parents support and the necessary resources to navigate through the challenging period after childbirth. The program offers one-on-one support, a developmental calendar, a 24-hour telephone helpline, and a wealth of other informational tools. Services are offered free of charge to residents in Troup and surrounding counties for up to three months after the birth of their child.

Hours of Operation: Monday-Friday 8am-4:30pm

Volunteers: There are many ways to volunteer with the First Steps program such as visiting new parents, making follow up phone calls with new parents, helping in the office and event planning.

Website: www.wghealth.org

Georgia Sheriffs Pineland

2048 Youngs Mill Road
LaGrange, GA 30241
Contact Person: Shayne Goodard, Resident Manager
Phone: 706 845-9771
E-Mail: pineland@wirelesshometown.com

Hours of Operation: Monday – Friday 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Youth Home is open 24/7 365 days a year.

Website: www.georgiasheriffsyouth.org

Girl Scouts of Greater Atlanta

350 Airport Rd.
Griffin, GA 30224
Phone: 770-702-9415 or 770-702-9400
Girl Scouts of the USA is the world’s preeminent organization dedicated solely to girls—all girls—everywhere. In an accepting and nurturing environment, girls build character and skills for success in the real world.

Hours of Operation: Weekdays 9-5

Volunteers: We make volunteering easy. Whether you are 18 or 80, have children or do not have children, married or single, female or male, there is a volunteer opportunity that is right for you that fits your schedule.

Website: www.gsgatl.org

Good Sheppard Therapeutic Center, Inc.

390 Bar Rest Ranch Road
Warm Springs, GA 31830
Phone: 706-655-2354 Fax: 706-655-2347

Good Shepherd provides residential care to troubled adolescent boys through a unique farm-based treatment program.

Website: www.gbchfm.org

Hawkes Library

100 W. 8th Street
West Point, GA 31833
Phone: 706-645-1549

Public library. Circulates print, DVDs, CDs, large print, and other formats. Provides free Internet access and Wi-Fi.

Hours of Operation: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday 12:30- 5:30 PM

Lagrange Empty Stocking Fund

416 Pierce Street
LaGrange, GA 30240
Phone: 706-882-9291 Fax: 706-882-9292

Parents as Teachers

701 Lincoln Street
LaGrange, GA 30241
Phone: 706-298-5060 Cell: 706-302-7804

To provide Pregnant and parenting teens age 19 and under with parenting classes in the home to increase parent knowledge of early childhood development and improve parenting practices, provide early detection of developmental delays.

Volunteers: Office work

Hours of Operation: Monday – Saturday

8:00 am - 6:00 pm

Website: www.twincedars.org

Success by 6

200 Main Street
LaGrange, GA 30241
Phone: 706-884-8292

United Way Success by 6 is an early learning community impact initiative. The goal is to help prepare our youngest children for learning when they get to school.

Volunteers: Maidee Smith Memorial Daycare is a nonprofit United Way agency which provides early learning opportunities for children from low income families. There are opportunities to read with or work with children one on one.

Hours of Operation: Monday-Friday 9:00-5:00

Website: www.unitedwaywga.org (click on Success by 6)

West Point Youth Services Center

1128 O.G. Skinner Drive
West Point, GA. 31833
Phone: 706-645-3554
Email: wpyouthservices@gmail.com

The West Point Youth Services Center offers programs and activities for youth ages 5 through 18.

Volunteers: Must have a satisfactory criminal background check to work with youth.

Volunteers must be associated with a specific program.

Hours of Operation: Afterschool/Summer Program