North Georgia Community Action, Inc.

"Helping People Help Themselves"

Locations of Offices

Services Available



The North Georgia Community Action main office is located at P.O. Box 760, 1344 Talking Rock Road, Jasper GA 30143 (706) 692-5644 or (800) 440-1642, Fax (706) 692-2804. For further information contact Frank Hill, Director or one of the Community Service Centers listed below.

Catoosa County

Boynton Voting Precinct Building, Boynton Drive, P.O. Box 926, Ringgold 30736

(706) 858-0926

Chattooga County

Senior  Center Building, 152 Senior Drive, P.O. Box 414, Summerville, GA 30747

(706) 857-0729

Cherokee County

1229 Univeter Road, P.O. Box 534, Canton 30114

(770) 345-6531

Dade County

Senior Center Building, Highway 11, P.O. Box 552, Trenton 30752

(706) 657-4664

Fannin County

6408 Old Highway 76, P.O. Box 327, Blue Ridge 30513

(706) 632-2854

Gilmer County

Gilmer County Civic Center, 1559 South Main Street, Suite 102, P.O. Box 541, Ellijay, Georgia 30540

(706) 635-5858

Murray County

217 East Market Street, P.O. Box 835, Chatsworth, Georgia 30705

(706) 695-5913

Pickens County

250 West Church Street, Jasper 30143

(706) 692-6803

Walker County

Courthouse Annex 3, 201 South Main Street, P.O. Box 441, LaFayette 30728

(706) 638-0818

Whitfield County

City Park Annex Building, Thornton Avenue, P.O. Box 2151, Dalton 30722

(706) 226-7241


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Services Available

The services listed are available in Catoosa, Chattooga, Cherokee, Dade, Fannin, Gilmer, Murray, Pickens, Walker, and Whitfield Counties unless noted otherwise. Click on the service in which you are interested to go to that area.


Family Resettlement Program Financial Food/Clothing/Housing Information Referral
Job Training & Employment Other Transportation  


Family Resettlement Program and Supplemental Security Income Program

The Family Resettlement Program assists TANF recipients or individuals who are at the end of their eligibility, need additional services upon obtaining employment, with their rent and/or utilities to become self-sufficient.

The Supplemental Security Income Advocacy Program assists eligible TANF recipients to apply for benefits if they are disabled and provide childcare, if necessary, and travel to medical or Social Security appointments in order to complete the process


Emergency Food and Shelter: The Community Developers help people with the costs of food and shelter when they have economic emergencies not related to disasters.

Home Energy Assistance: The program provides financial assistance to people or families with low incomes to help with the cost of home heating during the winter.

Weatherization: The Agency helps low-income and elderly families reduce the high cost of home-heating fuels by providing attic insulation, caulking, glass replacement, and other repairs to help make homes more energy efficient.


Congregate Meals: A meal is provided at a center Monday through Friday to eligible persons 60 years of age or older. Transportation is provided to the center. Customers also receive education, health screenings, recreational activities, and information and referrals to other services. The Agency operates programs in Fannin, Gilmer, and Pickens Counties.

Food Banks: Food banks (pantries) are located in Chattooga, Cherokee, Dade, Fannin, Gilmer, Murray, Pickens, and Whitfield Counties that are stocked with food to assist eligible people in need of assistance.

Home-Delivered Meals: This project provides services to homebound elderly in Fannin, Gilmer, Murray, Pickens, and Whitfield Counties. Services include a home-delivered noon meal Monday through Friday, social contact, counseling, nutrition education, referral, and transportation. The objective is to prevent premature institutionalization of the elderly.

Homeless Assistance: The Community Developers can help homeless individuals and families move off the streets, out of shelters or institutions, or out of temporary living accommodations into more permanent housing.

Surplus Food: The Centers distribute the USDA "surplus" commodity foods to eligible individuals when available.


Community Developer: Each Community Service Center has a Community Developer who meets with customers to find out their needs. If the center does not have the services that are needed, customers are referred to other agencies that can assist.

Job Training and Employment

Senior Employment Program: This program provides employment in community service for eligible persons 55 years of age or older for 20 hours per wee,. The Agency operates this program in Fannin, Gilmer, Murray, Pickens, and Whitfield Counties.

Work First: An Employment Specialist helps DFCS Work First clients in their job search. The Agency operates this program in Fannin, Gilmer, and Pickens Counties only.


Early Intervention Program:  This program is designed to assist families who need only brief assistance. Services are limited to a maximum of 10 visits per family. This program serves all counties except Chattooga and Whitfield.

Home-Based Family Support Project: Home Visitors help support and strengthen low-income, isolated, troubled, and undereducated families with regular visits. The Home Visitor helps parents develop the skills and attitudes needed to move toward self-sufficiency and to become active, nurturing parents.

Parent Aide Program: The Parent Aide works with DFCS clients in areas such as parenting skills, home management, hygiene, health services, housing referrals, nutrition, budgeting, GED/Adult education, family socialization, and positive discipline. The Parent Aide Worker makes home visits. The program is operated in all counties except Whitfield.

School Outreach Project: The School Outreach Workers operate family-centered programs that help families of elementary school children who are low achievers and who run a high risk of failure throughout their school careers. The Outreach Workers help parents learn to nurture their children, to help in the school learning process, to develop a good relationship with the school and community. The School Outreach Project is operated in Cherokee County (Tippens Elementary and Boston Elementary), in Gilmer County (Ellijay Primary and Oakland), and in Pickens County (Jasper Primary).


Mountain Area Transportation System (M.A.T.S.): The Agency provides transportation through Third Party Operator agreements with the county units of government in Cherokee, Fannin, Gilmer, Gordon, Pickens, and Whitfield Counties. Transportation is provided under contract to other agencies and also to passengers who pay a fare. M.A.T.S. is an approved Medicaid non-emergency transportation provider. Passengers must call in advance to schedule a trip.


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