Emergency Assistance

Community Helping Place helps Lumpkin County residents with rent, utilities, and transportation cost in addition to clothing vouchers and food. In 2016 we:

– Received 1,587 request for assistance from 867 unduplicated households

– Provided $41,171 in financial assistance to 199 families

If you are in need of assistance, please contact us at 706-867-9621 ext. 303

Documents need at the time of assistance:

  • Current photo identification
  • Proof of Lumpkin County residency
  • Verification of household income
  • Current utility bill (must be in client’s name and service address must be the address of residency)
  • Copy of lease OR 2 rent receipts and contact information of landlord
  • If school age children, proof of enrollment in Lumpkin County School
  • Tax Return
  • Proof of Food Stamp amount OR denial