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Dear CHP Volunteers, Friends, and Family,

Like many of you, we have increased concerns about the spread of illness in light of the Covid-19 pandemic. While we ultimately have hope and faith that the virus will slow down and become controllable, we also know there are additional risks for vulnerable populations. In light of these concerns, we have developed policies to help us prevent the spread of viruses while continuing to offer care and compassion to our neighbors in need. Attached you can read about the policies we are enacting immediately in our food pantry and free clinics. We believe these are responsible ways to address the concerns while still offering services.

These policies encourage anyone with potential symptoms of the virus to remain in their vehicle and call us to deliver services to their vehicle instead of possibly spreading germs in our waiting areas, food pantry, and treatment areas of the clinic. Staff or volunteers who will assess clients in their vehicles or deliver food pantry goods will be provided with appropriate protective equipment such as gloves and masks. You will be asked to wash your hands before and after visiting with the client in the parking lot. We also ask that any volunteer who delivers services or items to clients in their vehicles is not part of a vulnerable population. Our staff is available to help as needed and your health is a priority to us. Additionally, we will be adding extra cleaning and disinfecting procedures to all of our facilities. Please be mindful of items like pens, clipboards, and appointment cards as these may be contaminated.

If due to underlying health conditions, your age, or any other reason you are uncomfortable volunteering during this time, we certainly understand and want to minimize your risk. Please let us know how we can serve and support you as you have always done for your neighbors in need.

Sincerely,
The Staff of Community Helping Place

CHP Food Pantry Covid-19 Protocol

CHP Clinic Covid-19 Protocol

Lumpkin Matters March 21. 2020
A Drive Thru Event at
Dahlonega Assembly of God

275+ folks drove through #lumpkinmatters at Dahlonega Assembly of God receiving free groceries, information about local resources, friendly smiles, prayers and fresh burgers and hot dogs!  Lumpkin Matters workers wore protective gear, prepacked  bags, and delivered them to participants trunks,  so folks did not even have to roll down their window.  A big thank you to Stacy Jarrard, Lumpkin’s favorite Sheriff, who directed traffic and kept order.

Thank you too all who participated and all who drove thru!

 

#Lumpkinmatters events are changing lives!

We are the largest outreach program in Lumpkin County, providing basic needs such as food, clothing, health care and emergency financial assistance to residents of Lumpkin County

We are the largest outreach program in Lumpkin County, providing basic needs such as food, clothing, health care and emergency financial assistance to residents of Lumpkin County

Did you know that CHP is the largest outreach program in Lumpkin County, providing basic needs such as food, clothing, health care and emergency financial assistance to residents of Lumpkin County?

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Our Saturday #Lumpkinmatters events have been wonderful with over 500 of our neighbors in attendance. CHP is fortunate to have great community partners and sponsors that make these events pretty special. 

Thanks Georgia Trend for spotlighting us in your March 2020 issue!  We would like to make a clarification however.  We did NOT receive a $1.2 million grant to treat Hepatitis C but we did provide the equivalent value of 1.2 million dollars worth of care to 24 Hep C patients in 2019 through generous donations of medication and the donated time of our Doctors and Nurses

The community makes CHP happen!

In November we received 2 donations on the same day! The Phi Mu ladies spent the day with us painting, cleaning, and sorting in our office and then surprised us with a check for $200. And then Mr. Schreiber and his adorable grandson dropped by to deliver a $500 donation to help make the holidays happen for so many folks. Your support makes a difference.

University of North Georgia's Nu Gamma chapter of Beta Alpha Psi workday at the CHP thrift store was a huge success!

As CHP is undergoing some renovations to the thrift stores, we simply could not have done this work in a timely manner without these fantastic students and their sponsors! Thank you, Friends, for your hard work and support! 

CHP was voted 2019 "Best Nonprofit" and "Best Thrift Store" for 2019!

Thank You for helping make the LumpkinMatters event on 9/21 a smashing success!

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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

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