WE ALL NEED HELP SOMETIMES


 

SUICIDE AND CRISIS

American Foundation for Suicide Prevention: Provides referrals to support groups, mental health professionals, resources on loss and suicide prevention info. (888) 333-2377

The National Domestic Violence Hotline:

Provides 24/7 crisis intervention, safety planning and info on domestic violence. (800) 799-7233

The Suicide Prevention Lifeline:

Connects callers to trained crisis counselors 24/7. They also provide a chat function on their website. (800) 273-8255

 

MENTAL HEALTH ASSISTANCE

ANXIETY and DEPRESSION text CONNECT to 741741

Anxiety and Depression Association of America (ADAA): Provides info on prevention, treatment and symptoms of anxiety, depression and related conditions. (240) 485-1001

Children and Adults with Attention-Deficit/ Hyperactivity Disorder (CHADD): Provides info and referrals on ADHD, including local support groups. (800) 233-4050

Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance (DBSA): Provides information on bipolar disorder and depression, offers in-person and online support groups and forums. (800) 826-3632

International OCD Foundation: provides info on OCD and treatment referrals. (617) 973-5801

National Center of Excellence for Eating DIsorders (NCEED): Provides up to date reliable and evidence based info about eating disorders. (800) 931-2237

Schizophrenia and Related Disorders Alliance of America (SARDAA): Maintains the schizophrenia anonymous programs which are self help groups now available as toll free teleconferences. (240) 423-9432

Sidran Institute: Helps people understand, manage, and treat trauma and dissociation. Maintains a helpline for information and referrals. (410) 825- 8888

Treatment and Research Advancements for Borderline Personality Disorder (TARA): Offers referral center for info, support, education and treatment options for BPD. (888) 482-7227

 

COMMUNITY SUPPORT SERVICES

Clubhouse International: Provides a directory of clubhouses. Clubhouses provide opportunities for education, employment and social activities. Click the 'International Directory' tab on their website to find contact info on local clubhouses.

www.homelessshelterdirectory.org: provides a national directory of homeless shelters, assistance programs, soup kitchens and more.

Job Accommodation Network: An organization that provides resources and guidance on workplace accommodations and disability employment issues. Their website includes a directory of state vocational rehabilitation offices. 

2-1-1: Dial 211 from a local phone or use their website to search for organizations that offer local support resources and services. 

 

MUSCOGEE COUNTY FOOD ASSISTANCE

Mission Columbus Food Pantry
South Columbus United Methodist Church Food Pantry
3679 Steam Mill Rd
Columbus, GA 31906
(706) 507-4672

Food pantry. Hours: M, Tu 9:00am–4:00pm, W 9:00am–1:00pm, Th 9:00am–4:00pm, F 9:00am–12:00pm Requirements: Can receive free food 4 times a year, with 30 days in between visits.

SafeHouse Ministries
https://www.safehouse-ministries.com/SafeHouse.html
2101 Hamilton Rd
Columbus, GA 31904
Resource Center

The SafeHouse has become a day center for homeless people, men and women seeking recovery as well as ex-offenders. We provide FREE breakfast and lunch 365 days a year, serving almost 6,000 meals each month. The specific needs of our clients are identified and resources are targeted to make their transition successful. The SafeHouse also offers 12 step meetings and support groups, free breakfast and lunch 365 days a year, clothing, transportation, and a safe place to re-group and avoid old behaviors. There are computers online for job search or research. We offer computer training, job search classes, a creative writing program and one-on-one counseling. Columbus Regional sends their mobile clinic to the SafeHouse on the third Tuesday each month from 7:00am to Noon to provide medical screening and referrals to those in need.

St. Anne's Catholic Church Outreach
1820 Box Rd
Columbus, GA 31907
(706) 568-1592

Food pantry provided. Hours: Mondays through Thursdays 9:00am – 11:30am. Requirements: Need agency referral. Referral should include client name, date of birth, address, the number in household. (These are groceries so client should have access to kitchen facilities to prepare and store food items.) Clients are eligible for groceries four times annually.

Holy Family Catholic Church
1142 Third Ave
Columbus, GA 31901
(706) 323-6908

Free Sack lunches: M, W, F 8:30am – 9:30am

Valley Rescue Mission Free Dinner

Date Added/Updated: 2018-12-10
http://valleyrescuemission.org/
2903 2nd Ave
Columbus, GA 31904
706-322-8267

Free dinner Mondays through Saturdays 4pm. But must atten Chapel first at 3:45pm.

 

RENT AND BILL PAY ASSISTANCE

Family Center
https://thefamilyctr.org/
350 Fifteenth Ave
Columbus, GA 31901
(706) 327-3238

Programs: Family Counseling of Columbus provides outpatient clinical counseling, education, and support services to children, adolescents, adults, couples, and families. Family Counseling of Columbus emphasizes personal growth, healthy personal and relationship development, and the healthy management of situational change or crises. We help our clients face challenges such marital problems, parent-child problems, job loss, depression, anxiety, and/or medical issues, or heal from traumas such as sexual or physical abuse. Hours: M, W 8:00am – 5:00pm, Tu, Th 10:00am – 7:00pm, F 8:00am - 4:00pm. Requirements: Call office for information. Fee: Sliding fee scale based on income ($15 - $75)

LIHEAP: Help with energy bills and weatherization. (706) 649-1600

House of Mercy
https://www.houseofmercycolumbus.com/
1532 3rd Ave
Columbus, GA 31901
(706) 322-6463

Mission statement: To house, feed and clothe the homeless both physically and spiritually by providing necessities of Life by way of the Word of God, in the name of Jesus Christ. To promote better relations between people of all races and cultures; to aid the sick, the disadvantaged, the homeless, the aged and all in need of spiritual or bodily nourishment; to actively promote, propagate and teach self help. Hours: Free lunch provided at 12:30pm, Mondays through Saturdays, but first must attend 11am mass.

 

CLOTHING ASSISTANCE

Working Closet, Inc
806 First Ave
Columbus, GA 31901
(706) 322-6840

Free clothing for homeless women. Hours: M− F 9:00am –4:00pm. Please call first. Requirements: Female Fee: Free to homeless women

Valley Rescue Mission
2903 Second Ave
Columbus, GA 31904
(706) 322-8267

Free clothing provided. Hours: M − F 9:00am − 11:30am and 1:00pm−4:00pm. Requirements: ID and Social Security card. Pickup clothing voucher during hours above at main office,then go to the Bargain Center. Fee: Free

St. Anne's Catholic Church Outreach
1820 Box Rd
Columbus, GA 31907
(706) 568-1592

Free clothing. Hours:Tu, W,Th9:00am –11:00am. Requirements:Agency referral. Call for details

Salvation Army
1718 Second Ave
Columbus, GA 31901
(706) 327-0275

Free clothing provided. Hours: M−Tu8:45am–2:00pm, W 8:45am − 12:00pm by phone appointment only. Requirements: Picture ID at pick up. Pickup clothing voucher during hours above at main office,then go to the Salvation Army store

Mission Columbus
3679 Steam Mill Rd #B
Columbus, GA 31906
(706) 507-4672

Free clothing for homeless. Hours: M−Tu9:00am –4:00pm, W 9:00am –1:00,Th9:00am–4:00pm,F 8:00am –12:00pm. Must Call ahead of time to hear specific times and limits.

Love in Action
222 Fifth St
Columbus, GA 31901
(706) 324-2055

Free clothing to anyone. Mission of Fourth Street Baptist Church. Hours: 3rd Monday 11:00am – 1:00pm Requirements: Show identification Fee: Free to anyone.

 

DRUG AND ALCOHOL REHAB PROGRAMS

Bradley Center
https://www.mystfrancis.com/our-services/behavioral-and-psychiatric-care
2000 16th Ave
Columbus, GA 31901
706-320-3753

Mental health and substance abuse detoxification. Admissions 24/7 walk - ins welcome