Health and Wellness Funded Programs
24 Hour Crisis Intervention - SafeHomes, Inc.
The Crisis Intervention Program is designed to provide essential needs such as shelter, food, clothing and medical assistance. This program is comprised of the 24-hour crisis intervention line. The crisis line allows victims of domestic violence to call to receive resources, shelter, options, and safety plans. This program is also comprised of the emergency shelter which includes a 16-bed facility; a place of safety for victims and their children to reside up to 30 days.
Adapted Programs - The Family Y of Greater Augusta
Provides therapeutic and recreational swim and land programs designed for people of all ages with disabilities that render them unable to participate in regular swim and land activities.
Armed Forces Emergency Services - American Red Cross Augusta Chapter
Provides emergency communications, financial assistance, counseling, information and referrals to members of the Armed Services. Involves 24-hour, seven days a week, year-round worldwide verification and delivery of an emergency message to include death or serious illness, the birth of a child, health and welfare, and other family emergencies. Provides education and outreach to the military community with mental health and family services.
Child Advocacy Center - Child Enrichment, Inc.
Child Enrichment's Child Advocacy Center works with children who have experienced the trauma of sexual abuse or severe physical abuse. Therapists help children to understand abuse, and teach child victims and their caregivers how to protect themselves from further abuse and exploitation. These specialized services are not available anywhere else in this region.
Community Cupboard - St. Stephen's Ministry of Augusta, Inc.
This program is a free food pantry for low-income individuals and families living with HIV/AIDS. They offer a wide variety of grocery items, personal care products, cleaning items and other essentials to supplement the clients' basic needs to remain healthy. In addition to provided food and essentials, case management is also on-site to help clients regain normalcy and move forward.
Counseling and Casework - Senior Citizen Council of Greater Augusta and the CSRA, Georgia, Inc.
Educates and assists income-eligible senior adults/disabled individuals, family members/caregivers of income-eligible individuals in completing an assessment to determine what benefits, including Medicare Savings Programs, they are qualified to receive and assists them in completing an appropriate application, offering guidance and/or assistance as needed.
Court Appointed Speical Advocates (CASA) - Child Enrichment, Inc.
The CASA Program is assigned by Juvenile Court Judges in Burke, Columbia, and Richmond Counties to represent children two have been removed from their homes due to abuse or severe neglect. CASA makes sure the children are safe, attend school, obtains medical services all until a permanent home is found.
Crisis Counseling and Advocacy - Rape Crisis and Sexual Assault Services
This program offers comprehensive services to sexual assault victims and significant others. Professional staff and Volunteer Advocates provide a 24/7 crisis hotline; crisis counseling; information and referral; system coordination; individual and group therapy; personal advocacy; accompaniment during the forensic medical evaluation and medical appointments; and support through the criminal justice system.
Dental Services - Christ Community Health Services
Affordable, quality primary dental care for the uninsured, the under-insured and the under-served of the CSRA. Uninsured patients are charged on a sliding fee scale based on household size and income. Patients include children, teens, and adults from all over the CSRA.
Disaster Preparation and Relief - American Red Cross Augusta Chapter
This program consists of providing immediate emergency assistance and follow-up assistance to victims of disaster, including single family fires, tornadoes, storms, natural or man-made disasters, etc 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Immediate emergency assistance consists of those needs that cannot wait, including food, clothing, shelter, medication, mental and health services, and more. Preparedness consists of disaster education, mitigation activities/initiatives, response planning, evaluation and program refinement.
Donor Hearing Aid - The Speech and Hearing Center
This program provides used, reconditioned/new programmable hearing aids, batteries, eardomes, earwax, and earmolds, to low-income citizens (with no other resources). They are financially counseled to determine where they fall within the financial guideline for this program and have their hearing tested to determine their needs and fitted with a hearing aid.
Emergency Shelter - The Salvation Army Augusta Area Command
The Center of Hope provides safe emergency shelter and support services to homeless men, women, and children in the CSRA. Clients can also receive basic case management and referrals to various community resources to help get them back on their feet.
Family and Individual Counseling - Family Counseling Center of the CSRA, Inc.
This program provides those who would not be able to afford services counseling to improve and strengthen the individual/family. Common issues include physical/sexual abuse, relationship issues, grief, divorce, stress, family violence, depression/anxiety, ADHD/ADD, parenting skills, financial stress and anger management. Services impact the family for generations to come.
Health and Safety Education - American Red Cross Augusta Chapter
This program provides education and training programs that help people prevent, prepare for, and respond to occupational, community, and family health and safety emergencies. Training includes CPR, First Aid, Water Safety, Lifeguard Training, and Babysitter Training. Training programs teach people the critical skills and knowledge necessary in such emergencies to sustain life and increase the victim’s chance of survival.
Health Services - Christ Community Health Services
This program offers affordable, quality primary health care to the uninsured, the under-insured and the under-served of the CSRA. Patients with no health insurance are seen on a sliding fee scale based on household size and income.
Patients also receive access to lab services and referral services as needed. Specialties include Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, Pediatrics, and Women's Health.
Prepared Meals - The Salvation Army Augusta Area Command
Through the Center of Hope's Prepared Meals Program, we combat local hunger by providing adequate food and nutrition to our community's most needy citizens. By feeding those in need, we are assuring that children don't go to bed hungry and that our men and women are able to concentrate on more important things such as jobs, family, and housing. Approximately 300 meals are served each day or over 91,000 meals annually.
Prevention and Education - Rape Crisis and Sexual Assault Services
The Prevention/Education Program informs the community and increases public awareness and knowledge of sexual violence by focusing on building skills and promoting attitudes, behaviors and social conditions that will ultimately reduce and eliminate factors that cause or contribute to sexual violence. Sexual violence prevention education is incorporated into school curricula, post-secondary settings and community-based programs, and community outreach and awareness enhanced through community events.
Rehabilitation for Chronic Mental Illness - Friendship Community Center
This Peer Support program is a self-directed recovery based program that assists adults with chronic mental illnesses such as bipolar, or schizophrenic symptoms, and suffer with long termed depression, re-establish and develop skills needed to reintegrate into the community. It is designed to assist adults in gaining skills that enable them to maintain their recovery, eliminate mental health crises, minimize hospital visits, stay out of jail, and find sustainable employment.
Shelter for Families of Hospitalized Children - Ronald McDonald House Charities of Augusta
Families are provided with a "Home Away From Home" and the ability to stay together and focus on the healthcare needs of their child while they are hospitalized. Housing and support are provided to families of pediatric patients who live at least 25 miles away. Each family has a private bedroom and bathroom, all meals provided, recreational activities, laundry facilities and all the comforts of home.
Support Groups - Family Counseling Center of the CSRA, Inc.
Support groups that assist individuals in building and strengthening coping skills, communication skills, and social skills. The program offers a variety of different group structures i.e. closed or open groups vs short-term or ongoing group formats. This program strives to provide new and innovative group counseling topics and meet current community need. Clients ultimately develop a strong support-network with others and learn to apply valuable healthy coping and social skills.
Volunteer Development - American Red Cross Augusta Chapter
This program is a volunteer-led organization with volunteers in every line of service. Training to become a volunteer is quite extensive with a wide range of levels specific. Volunteers perform "real work" for the Red Cross, composing approximately 98% of the workforce. Volunteers are recruited, trained utilized, and recognized in this program. The Youth Program provides leadership training and service programs for middle and high school students. Staff to volunteer ratio of 1:154.
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