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Action Inc Clarke County Service Center Bishop

Website: http://actionincorporated.org

Bishop, GA - 30621
(706) 769-3981

Financial Help Provided: Cash Assistance, Rent Help, Utilities Help

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Some of the services provided at the Clarke County Community Service office:
Crisis Prevention and Emergency Services - direct cash assistance and  counseling provided to eligible households to assist with alleviating a crisis by helping them to increase their potential for stability and progress towards self-sufficiency.  When  available, funds are used to prevent evictions and foreclosures.  Eligibility criteria must be met and funds may be limited. 
Case Management Services - provided in conjunction with crisis prevention and emergency services.
Commodities Distributions (TEFAP -Temporary Emergency Food Assistance Program) - food is distributed on a first come, first serve basis to low income households in Clarke County.  Eligibility is based on income and household size. Generally there are three distributions per year.  Distributions are regularly held in March and June. Other distribution dates may vary. The Council on Aging collaborates with the Clarke County Community Service Office to insure their homebound Senior households also receive commodities.    

To call for an appointment: Call Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays from 7am - 5pm.

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Tips For Prompt And Professional Assistance
1. Make an appointment - Always attempt to make an appointment. Oftentimes this will save you hours waiting in lines. When on the phone make sure you ask for the documentation needed in order to receive assistance.

2. Do not be late for your appointment - This tip should speak for itself.

3. Dress appropriately - If you want to be treated with respect, dress as appropriately as possible. We are not saying wear a suit. Just make sure you and your clothes are clean and non offensive. We have found that clients who dress in this manner have a better chance of receiving aid.

4. Bring all pre determined documentation - Bring all of the documents you were advised to bring from your appointment phone call. Without them, you will not receive aid.

Mission Statement
To help the needy find financial aid and assistance. This nation is going through tough times and providing a helping hand can help make the world a better place.