Afterschool Program - Boys & Girls Club of the CSRA
Serves at-risk youth ages 6-18 in five core program areas including education and career development, character and leadership development, arts, health and life skills, and sports and recreation. All youth are able to participate in fun educational field trips and receive one snack. This program also focuses on parent engagement. In addition, members learn healthy conflict resolution skills.
Autism Support - Easter Seals of East Georgia, Inc.
This program has been designed to provide transition services to young adults on the autism spectrum who desire to participate effectively in academic, vocational and recreational pursuits after high school and into full adulthood. These individuals are provided guidance in how to comfortably navigate and establish social networks, access academic assistance through campus services, prepare effectively for job interviews and to adjust socially while in job training or to new jobs. This program also helps to conduct a once-a-month social event for program participants to further develop their social skills and their network of friends. A Parent Council is also present that provides information and education to parents.
Children's Day Shelter - Family Promise of Augusta
A cost-free Day Care Shelter for homeless families that have children under the age of 18. This program allows for children to be transported to and from school, and if a child is not enrolled in school they are taken to the Day Care Center for certified educators to facilitate daily lessons. Guests of the home who are currently in transitional housing are also eligible for daycare services to ensure children receive the best education and care they can.
Food4Kids - Columbia County Community Connections
This program coordinates the collection and delivery of approximately 600 bags of food for Columbia County children each week. This program employs a coordinator who meets with 30 schools and as many partners to ensure the program is administered properly. Coordination of this program requires continuous communication with schools and church volunteers and the ability to react quickly.
Girl Scout Leadership Experience - Girl Scouts of Historic Georgia, Inc.
Direct Delivery is the Girl Scout Leadership Experience (GSLE) delivered by Girl Scout staff directly to at-risk girls in a safe setting during the school year and over the summer, where girls already are: at schools and community centers. Girls earn badges, complete Journeys and do service projects building skills that will help them succeed in school: confidence, problem-solving skills, teamwork, character, healthy relationships, and peaceful conflict resolution skills.
Girl Scout Leadership Experience - Girl Scouts of Historic Georgia, Inc.
Girl Scouts in volunteer-led troops build curiosity & confidence, become better problem solvers, seek challenges & learn to envision their future by earning badges, completing Journeys, attending camp, & doing service projects. Girls gain
confidence & form positive identities as they work together to develop healthy relationships, learn to resolve conflicts constructively, & build problem-solving skills all of which are critical to girls' well-being & set the stage for success in school.
Harlem-Grovetown Afterschool Program - Columbia County Community Connections
The Harlem-Grovetown Afterschool Program, also known as The Dream Academy, provides after-school programming to at-risk elementary students from North Harlem and Euchee Creek elementary schools with an academic, social or behavioral need. Nearly all students that attend the Harlem-Grovetown Afterschool Program qualify for free/reduced lunch or meet 300% of the federal poverty level. Students receive help with homework, academic subject tutoring, arts and crafts, career exploration, nutritional instruction, physical education, and financial literacy.
Income-Based Child Care - The Family Y - Child Development Center
Childcare services for children between the ages of 2 weeks to 5 living in the greater Augusta area who need childcare and who have been identified by national poverty guidelines as low income.
Learning for Life - Boy Scouts of America, Georgia-Carolina Council, Inc.
Learning for Life offers programs designed to support schools and community-based organizations in their efforts to prepare youth to successfully handle the complexities of contemporary society and to enhance their self-confidence, motivation, and self-esteem. Learning for Life helps youth develop social and life skills, assist in character development and formulates positive personal values. It prepares youth to make ethical decisions that will help them achieve their full potential.
Mentoring - Communities in Schools of Burke County-Family Connection, Inc.
Students in grades PreK-12 are matched with individual, class or group mentors who serve as an adult guide for them and a community partner for their parents. Mentors help students to focus and make better decisions regarding their present and toward their future. Mentors are trained and commit to spending at least 30 minutes per week with students.
Summer Camp - Boys & Girls Club of the CSRA
The summer program is a total youth development program that focuses on age-appropriate academic success, healthy lifestyles, and good character and citizenship over eight weeks. Members receive a healthy lunch and snack daily, along with academic skill building, tutoring, and physical activity. Program also focuses on parent engagement.
Teen Leadership Training - Communities in Schools of Burke County-Family Connection, Inc.
Middle and high school students participate in a leadership initiative that promotes positive social values. Future Female Leaders, Wise Guys, and Teen Scene Camp (2-week camps) offer motivational workshops that focus on building self-esteem, personal accountability, critical thinking skills, goal setting, bullying prevention, community involvement, and respecting one's self.
Traditional Scouting - Boy Scouts of America, Georgia-Carolina Council, Inc.
Delivered through Cub Scouting (Boys 7-11), Boy Scouting (Boys 11-18) and Venturing (Coed 14-20). A year-round program that offers age-appropriate activities that promote character development, physical fitness, and citizenship training. Youth develop leadership skills, outdoor skills, and understand the importance of service to others.
Tutoring - Communities in Schools of Burke County-Family Connection, Inc.
Youth in grades PreK-8 who are at risk of not moving on to the next grade level receive educational tutoring. Students enrolled in the tutorial program are paired with either a CISBC-FC or Foster Granny tutor. Tutors work with students for 30 mins to an hour on skills required to improve their academics. These skills range from word recognition, basic phonics, reading skills to basic math skills. Tutors are placed in classes or with students based on the needs of the students and evaluated in a timely manner.
Violin Program - Fireside Ministries and Industries, Inc.
This program operates at Heritage Academy and includes 3 levels of instruction in the Suzuki method. Beginners meet on Monday from 7:30 to 8:30 (15 students); Advanced class is Tuesday and Thursday (same time with 12 students); Intermediate class is Wednesday and Friday (same time 20 students). These students range from 2nd to 6th graders.
Development Services - Easter Seals of East Georgia, Inc.
The job sampling and development services program provides regular opportunities for disabled, adult clients enrolled in our workforce development program to experience real jobs in existing businesses in our community on a rotating basis. These experiences help the clients and our staff to assess their interest and skills for jobs they may have never attempted before. Employers get a glimpse of potential workers that they may consider for employment in the future.
Job Skills Training - The Salvation Army, Augusta Area Command
Our Job Skills Training programs for both men and women are free-of-charge, three-month commitments that give homeless and low-income participants the opportunity to gain practical job and life skills. We cover the cost of the certifications in areas like forklift operation, OSHA 10, and CPR/First Aid.
Ready for Work - Hope House, Inc.
Homeless and low-income women are given a safe and structured residential treatment program to recover from mental health and/or substance use disorders. The program provides housing and supportive services, such as counseling, transportation, case management, and life skills. The ultimate objective is to teach them how to come self-sufficient and lose their codependency.
Senior Companion - Senior Citizens Council of Greater Augusta and the CSRA, Georgia, Inc.
Low-income senior volunteers, living in the CSRA, will serve as Senior Companions, assisting homebound, older adults, and persons with disabilities with activities to allow them to continue to live independently. In return for their service, they will receive a Federally protected, tax-free, stipend; accident; personal liability; excess automobile insurance coverage; assistance with the cost of transportation; an annual physical examination; recognition; and meals during their assignments. At the end of the year, the anticipated outcome is that 80% of these persons will remain comfortably in their home.
Specialized and Sheltered Employment for the Disabled - Augusta Training Shop, Inc.
We offer permanent employment/job security for local disabled adults. The most important aspect is that we offer job security for them; meaning that once an employee is in this Program, they have forever employment. These employees come to the site to work on various jobs that are brought in by the general public to receive competitive wages for the work they perform while it promotes the development and growth of supportive employment within our community.
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.