Partners, Grantees, & Programs

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United Way focuses on the building blocks of a good life: education, basic needs, and health. We all win when a child succeeds in school, when families are financially stable, and when people have good health.

American Red Cross – Helps people whose homes are destroyed by fire, floods, or other local disasters.

Big Brothers Big Sisters – Matches children with adult mentors through the Buddy Program in the school systems. The Community Based Program (the Big Program) provides one-on-one mentoring with at risk youth and group activities for children waiting for a mentor.

Boehm Birth Defects Center – Provides families with children who are born with spina bifida and/or hydrocephalus with physician, nursing, and social services.

Boy Scouts – Provides a quality mentoring program through den, pack, troop, crew, and post meetings to build character, citizenship, and personal fitness.

Boys & Girls Clubs – Is a nurturing environment for children with after school and summer programs assisting in education, vocation, health, and fitness.

Carter Hope Center – Is a long term treatment program for addiction which provides a safe and structured living environment. They also provide counseling, employment assistance, relapse prevention, and family education.

Cross Plains Community Partner – Provides day services for people with disabilities which include transportation to community activities, assistance to volunteer and be contributing members of the community, and support to find and maintain employment outside the facility. Within the facility, Cross Plains provides work activities, computer lab, arts and crafts, and care for daily living.

DEO Clinic – Provides free compassionate and competent medical care to uninsured low income individuals who reside in Whitfield and Murray Counties. 

Family Frameworks – Provides support and awareness for healthy relationships, premarital classes for adults, and relationship classes to teens in the local high schools.

Family Support Council – Works to prevent child abuse and neglect through community outreach and assists families with children who are at risk for poor performance. Services include intensive school and home-based services through Healthy Families and Parents as Teachers, group-based nurturing classes, Kids on the Block, Oak Haven home for teen mothers and their children, child abuse prevention education and training, First Steps, Grandparents Raising Grandchildren support group, CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocate) to advocate for the child regarding placement, and Camp AIM therapeutic camp for child victims of sexual abuse.

Friendship House – Is a nationally accredited childcare center providing quality care to children ages 6 weeks to 5 years. Services are provided to working parents, high school students, and college students. Fees based on ability to pay.

Girl Scouts – Is a mentoring program that builds character, leadership, strong values, social conscience, and conviction about potential and self-worth. Girl Scouting enables girls to see themselves as special, useful, responsible people able to make choices, set goals, and create a vision for themselves.

Habitat for Humanity – Serves low to medium income families in our community to help build their home. Their mission is giving a family a "hand up not a handout." Each family that applies for a home has to go through a family selection process that involves thier need for housing, willingness to partner and ability to pay.

Looper Speech & Hearing Center – Assists individuals ranging from infants to the elderly with communicative impairment by providing diagnostic and remediation services for speech, language, voice, swallowing, and hearing disorders in order to improve quality of life.

Meals on Wheels – Ensures that low income, home bound elderly have nutritious meals and  a caring person to check in on them.

Murray County 4-H – Offers educational opportunities and positive activities to help youth ages 9-19 develop skills in leadership, citizenship, and public speaking.

Murray County Developmental Center – Serves adults with developmental disabilities by providing transportation and support to find and maintain jobs, involvement in volunteer activities, community integration, and assistance in daily living skills.

NWGA Family Crisis Center – Provides, safe, confidential shelter, support, and advocacy to victims of family violence. The Crisis Center also provides education and outreach on family violence issues as well as a program for batterers.

RossWoods Adult Day Services – Provides a safe environment with nursing care, life enrichment programs, and therapeutic activities in a nurturing setting to adults who are unable to be safely left alone during the day.

The GreenHouse – Serves all victims of sexual abuse, primarily child victims, by providing assistance during forensic medical exams, recorded forensic interviews, therapy services, advocacy, and court preparation.

The Salvation Army – Provides assistance including food and financial help for rent and
utilities. The Salvation Army also provides a youth camp, Christmas assistance, and transitional housing to homeless families.

United Way Community Solutions – Connects people who need help with people who want to help by referral to services through 2-1-1 (706-CAN-HELP or 706-226-4357), website:, and in person.

United Way Volunteer Center – Provides streamlined event management to corporate partners and youth with first-hand knowledge of community needs to make sure that volunteer time is used effectively and efficiently. The Volunteer Center mobilizes more than 4,000 volunteers a year, provides leadership development, and volunteer recognition.

Whitfield County 4-H – Offers educational opportunities and positive activities to help youth ages 9-19 develop skills in leadership, citizenship, and public speaking.

Whitfield County - Dalton Day Care Center – Provides high quality, child care for children age 15 months to Pre-K so parents can work and/or attend school. This nationally-accredited center addresses the diverse needs of the children and families with emphasis on active parental involvement.