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Community Services


Imagination Library

Hart Partners, 706-376-7449

Community action team that works together to

improve educational opportunities in the commu-

nity. Each month a registered child in Hart County

under the age 0f 5 receives a new age appropri-

ate book in the mail. Program free to all registered

children. Meets the 3rd Fri. at noon at the Adult

Learning Center. Sponsored by Hart Partners, Inc.


Tracy Patrick, 706-376-3975

The Meals-on-Wheels program is operated out

of the Senior Center. It provides a hot noon meal

Mon. - Fri. to home bound persons over 60.

Nancy Hart Foundation

Women HelpingWomen

The Nancy Hart Foundation is a non-profit collab-

orative community-based organization dedicated

to offering financial, educational and emotional

assistance to those local women who have been

diagnosed with cancer.

Women residing in Hart County that are in an ac-

tive stage of cancer, can apply for funding through

any member of Hartwell Service League or they

can drop a note with contact information to: The

Nancy Hart Foundation, P.O. Box 1340, Hartwell,

Ga. 30643

Nancy Hart Literacy Council

Betty Hulsey, 706-376-5534

Organizes volunteers for the purpose of improv-

ing literacy. • Learning Center • Literacy Volunteers

of America • Sponsors Annual Spelling Bee, 2nd

Thurs. in March.


706-988-3811 or 706-988-5906

Lake Hartwell Recovery, 7 to 8 p.m., every Sat. at

Oak Bower Baptist Church on Old Hwy. 29 in Hart-

well. (Open discussion.)

NE GA Council on Domestic Violence

All services are Free & confidential

706-376-7111 - 24 Hr. Hotline.

706-377-4884 office

Toll free 1 800 33 HAVEN

24 Hour Emergency Shelter for victims of domes-

tic violence (female and male) and their children

and services for non-sheltered victims including

Outreach /Crisis Intervention, family support ser-

vices and parent education safety assessment and

planning, information & referrals, personal advo-

cacy , Legal advocacy - assists with a temporary

protective order, accompanies victims to court,

consultation with attorney Weekly educational

support groups for adult victims, teens, and chil-

dren Teen program, job readiness training, Family

Therapy by LMFT.

Volunteer/interns needed to provide a variety of

direct or indirect services tutors at the shelter, out-

reach and job training programs, people who can

teach life skills, cooking, budgeting etc. people to

work with kids…. people who can help transport

clients to appointments. Store opportunities in-

clude selling on the floor, sorting, putting things

out, decorating etc. We also need people who can

fix things like bikes, small appliances and can sow/

mend. Even an hour a week can help. For more in-

formation call Tina at 706-377-4884.

NE GA Council on Domestic Violence Teen Center

Domestic ViolenceOutreach Service Center


Hotline: 706-371-7111

Teen Text: 706-371-2723

All calls will remain confidential.The teen program

provides teens with a safe environment to open

up about their abuse or to gain knowledge that

will be useful for them in any type of relationship.

It will provide primary and secondary prevention

activities that promote healthy and respectful re-

lationships and healthy choices to include weekly

educational/ support groups for teens/adoles-

cents and groups for parents, conduct Healthy

Dating Awareness events in Hart, Franklin and El-

bert middle and high schools, host aTeen Summit,

and conduct a public awareness campaign.

For more information about the program or dona-

tions please call 706-377-4884.

NE Georgia CASA

Melissa Mitchell, 706-886-1098

Northeast Georgia CASA (Court Appointed Spe-

cial Advocate) provides carefully screened and

trained volunteers to advocate for abused and

neglected children in juvenile court proceedings

with the goal of a safe, permanent home for each

child as soon as possible.

Ninth District Opportunity

Gail Blackwell, Coordinator, 706-376-4150

Hart County Community Resource Center

Programs: Commodity Foods Distributions, Cool-

ing Assistance Program, Emergency Rent/Utility

Assistance, Employment Counseling, Job Coach-

ing, Energy Assistance (LIHEAP, Energy Conserva-

tion Counseling, Weatherization, Family Develop-

ment Counseling, Head Start, Pre-K, and Indigent

Medicine Program.

Outdoor Dream Foundation

Frankie McCleer, 864-630-9340,


The Outdoor Dream Foundation is a non-profit or-

ganization that grants outdoor adventures to chil-

dren who have been diagnosed with terminal or

life-threatening illnesses. Donations can be made


Project Lifesaver

Brenda Spears, 706-376-4286

Project Lifesaver, is a personal safety tracking de-

vice for adults and children who tend to wander

due to any cognitive condition. It is a waterproof

bracelet with built in transmitter that gives off a

signal which can be tracked by a device operated

by members of the Sheriffs Dept. and City Police

Department. Sponsored by the Pilot Club.

Public Transit

Tracy Patrick , 706-376-3975

24-hour reservation requested

Provides low-cost transportation to the citizens of

Hart County. (Prices based on length of trip). Op-

erates out of the Senior Center. Handicapped ac-

cessible (all children must be accompanied by an

adult). Transportation to doctors in Royston and

Lavonia provided Mon. - Fri. Must be a resident of

Hart County.


Patient Assistance Program Center. The Web’s

most current and comprehensive directory of

Patient Assistance Programs. Patient assistance

programs are run by pharmaceutical companies

to provide free medications to people who can-

not afford to buy their medicine. RxAssist offers

a comprehensive database of these patient as-

sistance programs, as well as practical tools, news,

and articles.

Tiny Stitches

Sue McReynolds, 904-400-0453


The Tiny Stitches workshop meets the third Thurs-

day of each month from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. at the

Hart County Library. Volunteers sew, quilt, knit, or

crochet items for disadvantaged newborns using

supplied patterns and materials. Bring your lunch

and stay a while or stop by anytime during the


TJ & Friends Foundation, Inc.

Darren Scarborough, 706-498-0339

MikeWebb, 706-498-2837

Steve Higginbotham, 706-988-9575

Special friends with a common goal, to help can-

cer patients get through their battle with a mon-

etary donation of $500. If you are experiencing

cancer an application can be obtained from the

web site.

Serving Hart, Franklin, Elbert, Madison, Ogletho-

rpe, Wilkes and Lincoln.

Veterans of Foreign Wars • Post 8076

Ed Coile, Commander, 706-376-4909

The Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States

offers veterans benefits they might not know they

have. The VFWhelps veterans learn about benefits

and helps apply for them.

Veterans Services

Mike Partlow, (VFSO 2, Office Manager),

706-376-4461 (cl

ick on Veteran Services tab)

194 Cade St. Hartwell, Ga.

Helps eligible veterans and their dependents sub-

mit applications for benefit applications which

could possible entitle them to compensation or

pension payments.

We Have A Hope Christian Ministries

363 Memorial Road


The purpose is to spread the Gospel of Jesus

Christ. Programs: Emergency Food Pantry “His

Bread” - provides food for area residents. (The

food is freely given in the name of Jesus.) “His

Presents” - provides Christmas gifts for needy and

underprivileged area children. Donations are tax


Work Keys

Do you need aWork Keys certificate to apply

for a job?

706-376-3000. There is FREE help available. A

computer lab offering a computer based tuto-

rial program is open Mon. - Thurs. from 8 a.m. - 1

p.m. (sometimes later)in the upstairs of the Adult

Learning Center next to the Hart County Library.

There is a lab tutor to help get you started on the

program Tues. from 9 a.m. - 12 and Thurs. from 12

- 3 p.m. The Tutorial programwill help prepare you

to make the most of your test taking skills for the

Work Keys actual test.