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Columbus financial help and resource list

EMERGENCY & TRANSITIONAL SHELTERS

  • Damascus Way, 706-653-2061, 1200 11th Avenue, Columbus, GA 31901: Shelter for Women and Children
  • Hope Harbour, 706-324-3850, Battered women shelter, crisis hotline
  • House of Mercy, 706-322-6463, 1532 3rd Avenue, Columbus, GA 31901: Shelter for Men, Women, and Children
  • House of Restoration, 334-214-5522, 908 7th Avenue, Phenix City, AL 36867: Transitional Shelter for Men
  • House of T.I.M.E., 706-327-6836, 1721 13th Avenue, Columbus, GA 31901: Transitional Shelter for Chemically Dependent Women
  • Open Door Community House, 706-323-5518, 2405 2nd Avenue, Columbus, GA 31901: Transitional Shelter for Women
  • Russell County Shelter for Battered Women, 334-297-4401, Battered women shelter & rape response
  • Salvation Army, 706-327-0275, 1718 2nd Avenue, Columbus, GA 31901: Shelter for Men
  • Valley Interfaith Promise, 706-494-6348, 1214 3rd Avenue, Columbus, GA 31902: Shelter, Support & Services for Homeless Families
  • Valley Rescue Mission, 706-322-8267, 2903 2nd Avenue, Columbus, GA 31904: Shelter for Men

AFFORDABLE HOUSING

  • Columbus Housing Authority, 706-571-2873, 1180 Martin L. King Blvd., Columbus, GA 31906
  • Georgia Housing Search, http://georgiahousingsearch.org - Georgia Housing Search database
  • Phenix City Housing Authority, 334-298-7803, 200 16th Street, Phenix City, AL 36867
  • SRO (Job's House), 706-571-2878 ext 2878, 1235 5th Avenue, Columbus, GA 31901: Single Room Occupancy for Men and Women (must be homeless to qualify)
  • Stewart Community Home, 706-327-2707, 1125 15th Street, Columbus, GA 31901: Group home for mentally ill & disabled individuals

EMPLOYMENT SERVICES

  • Division of Rehabilitation Services, 706-649-7400, 233 12th Street, Suite 911, Columbus, GA 31901: Rehabilitation training for people with disabilities
  • Experience Works, 706-596-0490: Training for adults 55 and older
  • GA Department of Labor, 706-649-7423, 700 Veterans Parkway, Columbus, GA 31901
  • Georgia Job Tips, 706-322-6255, 1520 3rd Avenue, Suite 1, Columbus, GA 31901
  • Goodwill Industries, 706-324-4366, 1955 Northside Industrial Blvd, Columbus, GA 31904: Rehabilitation training for people with disabilities; Janitor & hospitality training; and Innovative Work Solutions
  • Work Force Investment Act (WIA), 706-653-4529, 420 10th Street, Columbus, GA 31901: Training for unskilled youths and adults
  • Urban League of Greater Columbus, 706-323-3687, 802 1st Avenue, Columbus, GA 31901

MEDICAL SERVICES

  • Columbus Health Department, 706-321-6300, 2100 Comer Avenue, Columbus, GA 31904
  • Community Care Mobile Unit, 706-660-6345: Provides affordable (or free) primary health care throughout the city - call for days and locations
  • Outpatient Clinic, 706-321-3710, 2100 Comer Ave, 2nd Floor, Columbus, GA 31904: Provides medical services for Muscogee County residents (must have been a resident for the past 90 days and meet other eligibility requirements), open: 7:30AM - 4:30PM
  • Russell County Health Department, 334-297-0251, 1850 Crawford Rd., Phenix City, AL 36867
  • Valley Health Care System, Medical: 706-689-1331, 1440 Benning Dr, Bldg 120, Cols, GA 31903; Medical: 706-322-9599, 1315 DeLaunay Ave, #201A, Cols, GA 31901; and Dental 706-221-4433, 1315 DeLauanay Ave., #201B, Cols, GA 31901: Provides affordable medical and dental care
  • VA Community Based Outpatient Clinic, 706-257-7200, 1310 13th Ave, Columbus, GA 31906: Provides medical services for Veterans

MENTAL HEALTH & SUBSTANCE ABUSE SERVICES

  • Alcoholics Anonymous, 706-327-6078
  • American Work, 706-494-7796, 1-866-678-7144: Mental health and substance abuse treatment
  • NAMI, 706-320-3755: Advocacy, information and support groups
  • Narcotics Anonymous, 1-800-347-5304
  • New Horizons, 706-323-0174,1-800-241-3659: Mental health and substance abuse treatment
  • PATH Program, 706-596-5530, Outreach, mental health and case management services

RENTAL & UTILITY ASSISTANCE

  • AIDS Outreach of East Alabama, 1-800-799-4967: Assists HIV+ individuals in East Central Alabama
  • Enrichment Services Program, 706-649-1600, 900 Linwood Blvd, Columbus, GA 31904; 706-596-0504, 2100 12th Ave., Columbus: Provides rental & utility assistance in West Central Georgia
  • Housing Opportunities for Persons Living With HIV or AIDS (HOPWA), 706-571-0132: Assists HIV+ individuals in West Central Georgia
  • Lazarus Society, 334-298-8552, 607 16th Street, Phenix City, AL: Provides rental & utility assistance for Alabama residents
  • Salvation Army, 706-327-0275, 1718 2nd Avenue, Columbus, GA 31901: Provides rental & utility assistance for residents of Muscogee County, GA, Chattahoochee County, GA and Russell County, AL

IDENTIFICATION

  • AL Department of Public Safety (Driver's License Bureau), 334-298-1953, 1206 7th Ave., Phenix City, AL 36867
  • GA Department of Motor Vehicle (Driver's License Bureau), 706-569-3033 or 1-866-754-3687, 8397 Macon Road, Midland, GA 31820
  • Georgia Legal Services, 706-649-7493, 1036 1st Avenue, Columbus, GA 31901: Assists with reduced-fee GA state identification
  • Social Security Administration, 706-494-6171 or 1-800-772-1213, 7263 North Lake Drive,Columbus, GA

REFERRAL & OTHER SERVICES

  • Area Agency on Aging, 706-256-2910 or 1-800-249-7468: Must be age sixty (60) or older or have a disability
  • Chattahoochee Valley Episcopal Ministry, 706-327-2836, Columbus, GA 31901: Financial assistance and referrals
  • Children and Family Connection, 334-448-1010, 901 13th Street, Phenix City, AL 36867: Referrals for Russell County residents
  • Community Case Management for Women, 706-653-1650: Services for homeless women
  • CONTACT 211, 706-327-3999 or dial 211: 24 hour crisis hotline and referral agency
  • Cougars for Christ, 706-662-7631: Care packages for those in need
  • Fifth House of Jeremiah Outreach Church, 706-569-4339: Christian counseling
  • AL Food Stamp & Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) Office, 334-214-5780, 1003 25th Ave., Phenix City, AL
  • GA Food Stamp & Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) Office, 706-649-7311, 2100 Comer Ave, Columbus, GA 31906
  • Georgia Legal Services, 706-649-7493, 1-800-533-3140, 1036 1st Avenue, Columbus, GA 31901
  • Homeless Resource Network, 706-571-3399, 1-800-341-9371, 2221 2nd Avenue, Columbus, GA 31901: Homeless services, referrals & bus IDs
  • Lazarus Society, 334-298-8552, 607 16th St., Phenix City, AL
  • METRA, Bus route information, 706-653-4413, 814 Linwood Blvd., Columbus, GA 31901
  • Mission Columbus, 706-507-4672, 3679 Steam Mill Rd., Columbus, GA
  • Open Door Showering Program, 706-323-5518, Open Door Community House, 2405 2nd Avenue, Columbus, GA 31901: Free showers for people living on the streets
  • Sexual Assault Support Center, 706-571-1908

*These listings are provided courtesy of the Homeless Resource Network of Columbus, GA.

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