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Community Resources

Addiction Help

Abba House
We help by providing a safe place where addicted, abused, or otherwise broken women can find God's love, forgiveness, peace, and a new life.

Alcoholics Anonymous
Learning a new way of life without alcohol, and making it work one day at a time.

Al-Anon / Alateen
To help them, you have to help yourself first.

No Longer Bound
Offers a 10-month, faith-based, Regeneration Program for adult males age 18 and up.

Women’s Automotive Connection
Provides automotive advice, assistance, and service to those who do not have the time or expertise to deal with problems surrounding the maintenance or repair of their vehicle. This is not a free service.


The Place of Forsyth County
Provides emergency basic needs. Residents in need of assistance should call the program office for an appointment and to learn what information will be required.

Domestic Violence

Forsyth County Family Haven
To provide safe, temporary shelter, individual crisis support, and referral services for victims of violence.
Hot Line 770-887-1121

Forsyth County Domestic Violence Task Force
The Task Force meets bi-monthly to discuss issues within the community as they relate to Domestic Violence. Through professionals and the community working together we strive to alleviate domestic violence in Forsyth.


GA College 411
Links career / college / financial aid research

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Lanier Technical College

Lanier Technical College – GED Program

The Jeannette Rankin Women's Scholarship Fund
Provides educational scholarships for women over 35 to help end the cycle of poverty.

Emergency Services

Ninth District Opportunity
Basic emergency services, utility help

St. Vincent Depaul Society House
Financial, Housing and medical assistance; help with utilities and rent

The Place of Forsyth County
Provides emergency basic needs
Residents in need of assistance should call the program office for an appointment and to learn what information will be required.

United Way of Forsyth County
Non-profit referral agency


Career Builder

Craigs List

Forsyth News



Opportunity Knocks

Food Pantries & Discount Grocers

Freedom Tabernacle
2160 Freedom Pkwy. Cumming, GA 30041
Distribute Food 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. the fourth Monday of every month.

Concord Baptist Church
6905 Concord Road Cumming, GA 30028
Distribute food 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. every fourth Thursday of each month in the Family Life Center.

Cumming First United Methodist Church
770 Canton Highway, Cumming, GA 30040
Food pantry open on Wednesday's from 9:00 am -11:00 am.

Discount Grocers
J & M - 105 Enterprise Dr. (by Mr. Swiss)

One Harvest Food Ministry
offers affordable family meal solutions

Government Services

Department of Labor - GA
Resume help, job links, file for unemployment

Division of Family and Children Services
Emergency services, food stamps, TANF, subsidized childcare, Medicaid, protective services, food baskets at holidays and training, etc. Call for an appointment or walk in.
426 Canton Hwy., Cumming, GA

Division of Family and Children Services
Child support enforcement

Office of Child Support Enforcement
For custodial parents who receive TANF benefits


Georgia Housing Search
providing Georgians with access to rental housing opportunities

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Housing Authority of the City of Cumming
Low rent public housing

HUD Public Housing Program

I’m in a Family Receiving Homes
Provide Emergency Homes And Supportive Services To Homeless Women & Children.

Lanier Area Habitat for Humanity
Housing for low income families; must be able to afford mortgage payment (@300 per month) and must be willing to put in approx. 300 hours of service on own home.

Legal Services

Georgia Legal Services Program
Free legal help to low-income residents. The GLSP does not handle criminal cases. For an appointment, call between 9 and 11 a.m. Monday through Thursday.


Georgia Highlands Medical Center
Our services cover the entire spectrum of modern medicine. Our offices are open to the general public, adults and children, regardless of residence or income. Call today for an appointment:

Forsyth County Health Dept.
Sliding scale; see resource book for list of services and pricing; dental for children
M-F 8:00 am to 5:00 pm; by apt. or walk in: 428 Canton Hwy, Cumming, GA

Pregnancy Resource Center

Whispering Hope
Women’s resource and pregnancy center

General Support Services

Act Together Ministries
Serves single moms. They offer birthday and Christmas sponsorship, clothing, food, school supplies, and family events.

The Angel Connection
Connecting single mothers with God’s resources – bible study

Forsyth County Community Connection
Link to Non-profits in our community

Garden of Empowerment
To help women of divorce move forward with their lives by providing a safe place for emotional healing and growth.

Mentor Me North Georgia (Formerly Big Brothers / Big Sisters)
To help children reach their potential through mentoring relationships with responsible adults. Mentor Me matches children ages 6 – 12 that are primarily from single-parent families.