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Family Connection-Communities In Schools of Athens (FC-CIS) has served students in Athens since 1992.


FC-CIS surrounds students with a community of support, empowering them to stay in school and achieve in life.  FC-CIS is the official planning and coordinating body for services for children and families in our community.

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United Way motivates and mobilizes resources to meet the highest priority needs of individuals and families in Northeast Georgia.

Call 211 to connect with local resources!

Those who reach out to 211 are connected to trained, bilingual Community Connection Specialists.

211 is free, confidential and available 365 days a year in 140 different languages serving Banks, Barrow, Clarke, Elbert, Franklin, Greene, Hart, Jackson, Madison, Morgan, Newton, Oconee, Oglethorpe, Stephens, and Walton County.

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The Athens Wellness Clinic is a non-profit 501(c)(3) healthcare clinic providing free evaluation, treatment, and education for acute and chronic medical and dental conditions to uninsured low-and-no income residents of Athens-Clarke County and the surrounding communities.


Phone: 706-613-6976

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Goodwill East Athens-Retail and Career Center: Goodwill offers retails stores, career centers, employment opportunities, and more!​

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Our Daily Bread Community Kitchen serves meals Monday through Friday for anyone in need.


Annually, our program provides more than 75,000 nutritious meals with gracious hospitality to men, women and children in need and offers a gateway to other transformational services. 

  • Breakfast Hours: Tuesday & Thursday 8:00am-9:00am

  • Lunch Hours: Monday - Friday 12:00-1:00 pm 

  • Location: First Baptist Church, 355 Pulaski St, Athens, GA 30601

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Little Athens is an accessible, safe space providing unstructured play for children and caregivers of all ages and abilities in the Athens area.


These pop up events not only provide educational opportunities for children, they also provide social skills practice, community involvement, quality time for families to engage together, and they promote community pride and encourage local spending. 

The District Attorney's Office of the Western Judicial Circuit  keeps the community safe by holding accountable those who commit crimes and cause harm; by providing services that protect and preserve the rights of victims and defendants; and by building and maintaining partnerships with other law enforcement agencies, community organizations, and government entities. After careful consideration of the facts, the evidence, the circumstances, the law, and the desired outcome for a just resolution, we follow the principles of fair and just prosecution, balancing restorative justice practices with victims’ needs for justice and the community’s needs for offender accountability.


East Athens Development Corporation is a 501(c) (3) non-profit organization that works to promote and support the neighborhood revitalization in East Athens through economic development activities, which will lead to financial security for the citizens of the community.

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The Georgia Museum of Art, on the campus of the University of Georgia, in Athens, is both an academic museum and, since 1982, the official art museum of the state of Georgia. The permanent collection consists of American paintings, primarily 19th- and 20th-century; American, European and Asian works on paper; the Samuel H. Kress Study Collection of Italian Renaissance paintings; and growing collections of southern decorative arts and Asian art.

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U-Lead Athens is a volunteer, non-profit organization dedicated to enabling college access to higher education for immigrant students and students from immigrant families, including un(der)documented students (those with DACA, TPS, children of undocumented parents and other limiting documentation statuses).

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The Northeast Health District of the Georgia Department of Health holds pop-events and has clinics that offer HIV testing and vaccine distribution.


Health Department: 706-389-6921

Women, Infant, and Children:


Specialty Care Clinic: 706-425-2935

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Project Safe offers services such as:

  • Shelter: A confidentially-located shelter for survivors escaping domestic violence

  • Outreach: Support and resources for clients

  • Bilingual Services: Their bilingual advocate supports Spanish speaking survivors living in the emergency shelter or through Outreach services and helps connect survivors to resources and services to meet needs. 

  • Thrift Store: Where anyone can shop and support Project Safe. Project Safe clients are able to shop for free for the things they need

  • Breaking Silence: A Project Safe initiative that helps teens recognize and avoid unhealthy relationships by raising awareness of the dynamics of healthy, unhealth and abusive relationships.


Project Safe 24/7 Hotline: (706) 543-3331

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Street Love Ministries is a non-profit that exists to be the front-line display of the Goodness of God and the life-changing Love of Christ, by meeting basic needs and building meaningful relationships with the homeless community by providing clothing and snack bags. 



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Books for Keeps strives to create open, equal access to books and allow children to enjoy reading. ​


  • Book Distribution

  • Literacy Mentor

  • Stop Summer Slide


Athens Pride Queer Collective is dedicated to advancing equity, affirmation, diversity, and wellness for queer populations through outreach, social connection, education, and events. We celebrate queer, questioning, trans, and gender diverse populations and advocates through annual events such as the street festival and parade.


We also offer support/community groups, including LGBTQ Youth Group, QTBIPOC Group, Trans Support Group, and Religious Trauma Support Groups to affirm and empower our communities.


Founded in 1965, Prevent Blindness Georgia (PBGA) is the state affiliate of Prevent Blindness, the leading voluntary eye health organization dedicated to the prevention of blindness and the preservation of sight.


Focusing on the delivery of services to some of the state’s poorest and most vulnerable residents, PBGA provides no-cost eye exams and corrective glasses for people of all ages.

Have questions about healthcare coverage options? Think you can’t afford coverage?

Four out of five customers can find a healthcare plan for as little as $10 a month.

Georgia ENROLL’s Certified Navigators are available to provide free, unbiased, factual information and assistance regarding the Health Insurance Marketplace and related health insurance options.

For FREE assistance, call to speak with a Navigator at 866-442-3676

The Campus Kitchen at UGA is the student-powered hunger relief program of the UGA Office of Service-Learning. We exist to spotlight sustainable solutions to hunger and food waste and to showcase a mutually beneficial university-community partnership.

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We estimate that between $5M - $15M of the EITC goes unclaimed in Athens Clarke county alone! Our goal is to understand the barriers preventing taxpayers from claiming the EITC and raise awareness and receipt of the credit. The percentage of children living in poverty in Athens was 31 percent in 2018. By increasing receipt of the EITC in Athens, we can increase cash flow into these households and reduce the number of families living in poverty.

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The American Red Cross offers:

  • Disaster Preparedness Education and Products

  • Disaster Services

  • Volunteer Opportunities

  • Blood Services

  • Training Services

  • Home Fire Campaign

  • and more!

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The Neighborhood Leaders is a part of Family Connection-Communities in Schools.

Their program is focused on:

  • Group outreach

  • Community building

  • Individual case management support

  • Services and resources, including:

    • Education (basic adult education, ESL, GED, job training);

    • Employment opportunities;

    • Early care and learning, including quality child care;

    • Support for the aging;

    • SNAP and WIC


Program Director:

Terris Thomas [706-521-2393]


​​People Living In Recovery provides recovery support to individuals and families in the community who are in recovery from substance use and mental health challenges. They promote self-determination and wellness as defined by those receiving services.

Monday - Friday: 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Contact: 706.850.8855

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The Athens Regional Library System serves a 5 county region to create a welcoming and inclusive environment that empowers individuals and communities by providing resources that encourage discovery, imagination, and life-long learning. 

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Advantage Behavioral Health Systems provides person-centered treatment and recovery support to individuals and families experiencing behavioral health challenges, intellectual/developmental disabilities, and addictive diseases.


Immediate Help: 1-800-715-4225

Behavioral Health Crisis Center:


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The Athens-Clarke County Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program Education (SNAP-Ed) offers a variety of nutrition education experiences for every family member. SNAP-Ed is federally funded and is conducted through the Cooperative Extension in every state and U.S. territory, and is also affiliated with the University of Georgia’s College of Family and Consumer Sciences.​

The Hispanic Student Association (HSA) of the University of Georgia aims to support the needs of the Hispanic and Latino student body, as well as to preserve and promote the cultural diversity of the Hispanic/Latino American culture across the university. By creating cultural, education, volunteering, and social events, HSA aims to build a family of Latino and non- Latino students who are interested in celebrating their culture, serving the Latino community, and cultivating relations among the UGA and Athens-Clarke County community.


The mission of the Athens Transit System is to exhibit excellence in all aspects of the transportation services we provide to the citizens of Athens-Clarke County. As a dedicated group of professionals, we value and support our customers and fellow employees, and are committed to the provision of our services in a safe, courteous, timely, and efficient manner. 

Athens Technical College provides educational programs and services through traditional and online education methods to foster lifelong learning, facilitate workplace success, and promote economic development.

Our mission to Athens-Clarke County is to support and defend the U.S. Constitution, protect and safeguard all life, and ensure equal protection of rights for all as we work to reduce both crime and the fear of crime.  

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Under the management of Edward Delgado-Romero, a licensed psychologist, La Clínica in LaK'ech provides counseling and assessment to the Latinx population in both English and Spanish. At this time, we continue to provide psychological and telehealth services. The clinic is staffed by doctoral students in psychology, interns from the MSW program in the School of Social Work and undergraduate psychology interns (who do not see clients).

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