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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.
678-208-2000
http://www.abbahouse.com

Alcoholics Anonymous
Learning a new way of life without alcohol, and making it work one day at a time.
770-886-0696
http://www.aa.org

Al-Anon / Alateen
To help them, you have to help yourself first.
770-887-4851
http://www.al-anon.alateen.org

No Longer Bound
Offers a 10-month, faith-based, Regeneration Program for adult males age 18 and up.
770-886-7873
http://www.nolongerbound.com



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.
770-722-5211
http://www.womensautomotiveconnection.com


Clothing

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.
770-887-1098
http://www.theplaceofforsyth.com


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
http://www.family-haven.org

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.
678-513-5936
http://forsythdvtf.vpweb.com


Education


GA College 411
Links career / college / financial aid research
http://www.gacollege411.org

Gainesville State College
http://www.gsc.edu/about/Pages/ default.aspx

Lanier Technical College
http://www.laniertech.edu/index.asp

Lanier Technical College – GED Program
770-781-6987
http://www.laniertech.edu/adult-literacy_/adult-literacy.asp?m=9

The Jeannette Rankin Women's Scholarship Fund
Provides educational scholarships for women over 35 to help end the cycle of poverty.
http://www.rankinfoundation.org


Emergency Services


Ninth District Opportunity
Basic emergency services, utility help
770-889-9420
http://www.ndo.org/Web/FORSYTH.htm

St. Vincent Depaul Society House
Financial, Housing and medical assistance; help with utilities and rent
678-947-0677
http://www.svdpusa.org

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.
770-887-1098
http://www.theplaceofforsyth.com

United Way of Forsyth County
Non-profit referral agency
770-781-4110
http://www.unitedwayforsyth.com


Employment


Career Builder
http://www.careerbuilder.com

Craigs List
http://www.craigslist.com

Forsyth News
http://www.forsythnews.com/flat/marketplace/

Indeed
http://www.indeed.com

Monster
http://www.monster.com

Opportunity Knocks
http://www.opportunityknocks.org


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.
770-887-4679
http://www.freedomtabernacle.org

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.
770-887-9482
http://www.cbccumming.com

Cumming First United Methodist Church
770 Canton Highway, Cumming, GA 30040
Food pantry open on Wednesday's from 9:00 am -11:00 am.
770-889-4580
http://www.cfumcga.com

Discount Grocers
J & M - 105 Enterprise Dr. (by Mr. Swiss)
678-873-5016

One Harvest Food Ministry
offers affordable family meal solutions
http://oneharvest.com


Government Services


Department of Labor - GA
Resume help, job links, file for unemployment
http://www.dol.state.ga.us

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
770-781-6700
http://dfcs.dhr.georgia.gov/portal/site/DHS-DFCS

Division of Family and Children Services
Child support enforcement
http://ocss.dhr.georgia.gov/portal/site/DHS-OCSE

Office of Child Support Enforcement
For custodial parents who receive TANF benefits
770-781-6762


Housing


Georgia Housing Search
providing Georgians with access to rental housing opportunities
http://www.georgiahousingsearch.org/

GA Homeless Shelters
http://www.homelessshelterdirectory.org/ georgia.html

Housing Authority of the City of Cumming
Low rent public housing
770-887-5331

HUD Public Housing Program
http://www.hud.gov/renting/phprog.cfm

I’m in a Family Receiving Homes
Provide Emergency Homes And Supportive Services To Homeless Women & Children.
http://www.inafamily.org

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.
770-886-4939
http://www.habitat.org


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.
770-535-5717


Medical


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:
770-887-1668
http://www.georgiahighlandsmedical.org

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
770-781-6900


Pregnancy Resource Center


Whispering Hope
Women’s resource and pregnancy center
770-889-9070
http://www.whisperinghope.org


General Support Services


Act Together Ministries
Serves single moms. They offer birthday and Christmas sponsorship, clothing, food, school supplies, and family events.
http://wwww.actogetherministries.org

The Angel Connection
Connecting single mothers with God’s resources – bible study
678-965-4567
http://www.angel-connection.org

Forsyth County Community Connection
Link to Non-profits in our community
770-205-1701
http://connectforsyth.org

Garden of Empowerment
To help women of divorce move forward with their lives by providing a safe place for emotional healing and growth.
770-815-2628
http://www.gardenofempowerment.org

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.
678-341-8028
http://www.mentormenorthga.org