2017 HART COUNTY, GEORGIA
AARP Free Tax-Aide
Cherry Reeve, 706-377-2960
11 a.m. - 4 p.m. - Meets every Mon. thru April 15
in the lower level of the Adult Learning Center ad-
joining the Library. Free Tax Assistance is provided
by AARP Tax-Aide for low to moderate income
citizens, with special attention given to seniors. All
returns are computer prepared and filed electron-
ically, assuring taxpayers they will receive their
refunds in about 10 days instead of the 6 weeks it
takes for a paper return.
This is a walk-in service and no appointments are
taken. You do not have to be a member of AARP
to receive this service. Please bring the following
to the site when you come: Social Security cards,
proof of medical insurance and picture ID’s; All
2016 tax related papers; spouse if filing a joint re-
turn; checkbook for direct deposit of your refund;
and last year’s tax return, if available.
Adult Learning Center
706-376-5534 • 706-376-3000
Betty Hulsey •firstname.lastname@example.org
Sponsored by The Nancy Hart Literacy Council im-
proves educational levels: GED, Asset Prep and Basic
Skills Classes, Keyboarding, Beginning Computer.
Also we provideWorkKeys, a test required by many
employers in our region to even apply for a job.
Alive and Well Al-Anon
The Alive and Well Al-Anon group meets every
Mon. at 8 p.m at the 79-ers meeting house located
3/10’s of a mile behind Wendy’s in Hartwell. Turn
off Highway 29 at Wendy’s and look for the AA
sign on the right side of the road.
AA Alive & Well Group
The Alive andWell group meets at 8 p.m. Fri. & Sat.
(open) and Mon. (closed) at the 79-ers meeting
house located 3/10’s of a mile behind Wendy’s in
Hartwell. Turn off Highway 29 at Wendy’s and look
for the AA sign on the right side of the road.
The Alzheimer’s Support Group meets every 3rd
Mon. at 3 p.m. at Brookdale of Hartwell, 45Walnut
Road To Recovery
Pam Ashman, email@example.com
Joanne DeWeerth, 770-925-7202
Provides transportation for cancer patients in Hart
County, to and from their cancer treatment.
Volunteer drivers are needed. The American Can-
cer Society provides free training to volunteer
drivers. For information on becoming a Road To
Recovery volunteer in Hart County, contact Pam
Celebrate Recovery Support Group – Meets every
Thurs. at 6:30 p.m. at New Hope Baptist Church.
Not just for addictions – hangups, hurts and habits.
Tues. nights at Cornerstone Baptist Church, 1543
Anderson Hwy., Hartwell. No charge. Large group
7 8 p.m.; small group 8 - 9 p.m. and fellowship 9
- 9:30 p.m.
706-245-5429 or 706-498-2612
A ministry based on recovery (from any hurts,
habits or hang-ups) through Biblical principles,
meets every Mon. at 6:30 p.m. at Pleasant Grove
Baptist Church, 2537 Pleasant Grove Road, Bow-
man, Building A.
Power of Hope
A Cancer Support Groupthepowerofhope-Cancer.com firstname.lastname@example.org
706-308-8501 or 678-772-3763
The Power of Hope is dedicated to providing
opportunities and support for cancer patients,
families and caregivers in the Hart, Franklin and
Stephens County area by supplying financial as-
sistance. When you donate to Power of Hope, 100
percent of the monies we raise through fundrais-
ers, donations, or grants go to benefit cancer pa-
tients currently receiving chemotherapy or radia-
tion treatment. Applications for cancer patients
can be obtained from Power of Hope - call Mary
Jo at 706-308- 8501 - or by mail at P.O. Box 286,Lavonia, GA 30553, or by emailing thepowerof- email@example.com or by contacting patient navi-
gators at most Oncologists in our three county
area (also Gainesville, Athens, and Anderson, SC).
The Power of Hope volunteers meet at 6 PM on
the 3rd Monday of each month at the Lavonia
Community Center (19 Poole Street, Lavonia, GA).
We welcome the public and always are looking
for new volunteers to help us make a difference!
Clothes Closet Food Pantry
Lisa Kolkovich, 706-376-2022
Mon., Thurs., Fri., & Sat. - 9:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.; Wed.,
intake only, no sales.
Helps feed and clothe the needy. Thrift Store
is open and charges small fees for all items. No
charge for those in need.
Coast2Coast Rx Cardwww.coast2coastrx.com
The new Coast2Coast Rx card will allow all resi-
dents, regardless of income, age, or health status
to participate in the program and save on the cost
of their medications. The Rx card is distributed
free of charge. The card also provides discounts
on dental, vision, veterinary and hearing services;
plus discounts on lab and imaging tests and dia-
betes supplies and equipment for all family mem-
bers. Residents will also be able to print the Rx
card and view the nearest participating locations
Communites in Schools
The nation’s largest dropout prevention organiza-
tion. CIS is affiliatedwith Hart Partners and located
in each elementary school, the middle school and
high school. Free mentoring and tutoring services
available for children. Volunteers are welcome.
Connections for Special Parents of NE GA
Teresa Phillips, firstname.lastname@example.org
Facebook: “Connections for Special Parents”
56 Franklin Springs Circle, Royston, Ga. 30662
Connections for Special Parents (CSP) is a network
of support, advocacy, and education for families
raising children with special needs; serving fami-
lies in Hart, Franklin, Elbert, Madison and Ste-
We offer an ongoing calendar of events for
families raising children with special needs and
monthly support meetings for parents every third
Thurs., at noon at our location beside Subway in
Royston. Lunch is provided. CSP also has 2 great
summer camps each summer, Jammin Jubilee
and Summer Connections Day camp. Both camps
are open to all disabilities.
Family & Children Services
The Department of Family and Children Services
(DFCS) is the part of DHS that investigates child
abuse; finds foster homes for abused and ne-
glected children; helps low income, out-of-work
parents get back on their feet; assists with child-
care costs for low income parents who are work-
ing or in job training; and provides numerous
support services and innovative programs to help
Family Independence: Temporary Assistance for
Needy Families (TANF), Food Stamps, Medicaid,
and Child Care
Social Services: Adoption, Foster care for chil-
dren and Child protective Services.
Family Violence Support
706-377-4884 or 706-376-7111
The Northeast Georgia Council on Domestic
Violence Support Group for Victims, teens, and
children of Family Violence - Hartwell meetings
are Mon. at 5:30 p.m. and Adults only Wed. at
Food Bank of NE Georgia
706-354-8191 or 706-356-4416
The Food Bank of Northeast Georgia distributes
free food to all qualifying residents of Hart, Frank-
lin and Stephens Counties.
Free legal services
Free legal services are available to senior citizens
and low-income clients in the area. Services are
based on case type and financial eligibility. GLSP
does not handle criminal cases. For an appoint-
ment, call 800-745-5717 or 770-535-5717 be-
tween 9 and 4 p.m., Monday-Thursday.
Brenda Spears, 706-376-4286
Sponsored by the Pilot Club. Various medical
equipment is loaned out free to local citizens,
such as walkers, shower and tub seats, crutches,
potty chairs and wheelchairs. We also welcome
and accept donated items.
‘From the Hart’ Cancer Support Group
Group meets every 2nd Thurs. at 7 p.m. at the
Hartwell First United Methodist Library. Offering
love and support to anyone in the community
who has been touched by cancer.
Need Help Paying For Your Medicare or Medica-
tions? GeorgiaCares at Legacy Link can help. We
are the State Health Insurance Assistance and
Counseling Program (SHIP) for Medicare benefi-
ciaries. Our service is free, unbiased, and objec-
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