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“I called Community Helping Place after my husband left me and my 2 small children. I had nowhere to turn, and a lady from work told me about CHP. When I came to the office I was treated like a real person and I received real help and support. With the help of the staff and volunteers at CHP, I have found a better job and I have enough food for my kids.”


The Community Makes CHP Happen

Thank you, Friends, for your hard work and support!

Did you know Community Helping Place is the largest outreach program in Lumpkin County?

Our programs and services include a food pantry, free medical and dental clinic, emergency financial assistance (for rent, utilities, etc..), and referral support services. These services are made possible by the generous donations of individuals, businesses, churches, and civic groups. In addition, we rely on approximately 180 volunteers who donate their time to help meet the needs of others in their community

“After I lost my job, I wasn’t sure where I would turn to control my diabetes. I learned about the CHP free clinic and I called them the same day. I became a clinic client after one visit, and I met Dr. Ruth who has been a lifesaver. Everyone in the clinic has been so kind and helpful and watches out for me like real friends.”


“I have never had an easy life, but I get by. When my car broke down, CHP helped connect me to a ministry that helps repair cars for seniors. When I was waiting for my car to be repaired, I was very lucky to get rides to my food stamps appointments in the CHP van. CHP has also helped me when I get behind on my bills. I am thankful for the good people at CHP”