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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

706-856-2655 (GED/AT)

Betty Hulsey •

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.

Alzheimer’s Support


The Alzheimer’s Support Group meets every 3rd

Mon. at 3 p.m. at Brookdale of Hartwell, 45Walnut

St., Hartwell.

Road To Recovery


Pam Ashman, 404-582-6120

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

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.

Celebrate Recovery


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.

Celebrate Recovery

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 Group

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- 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 Card

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

at .

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, 706-436-6756

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-

phens Counties.

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

troubled families.

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

11a.m.(childcare provided)

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.

Friendship House

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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