Consider how you can support a nonprofit with cash, but also think about the goods and services, technical assistance, and volunteer hours that might also be meaningful. Even participating in a fundraising event, and encouraging your friends to join in, might help to raise money AND foster new relationships that will benefit both the nonprofit and you!
Numerous non-profit organizations serve the Stephens County Community and would appreciate your support. Your time can sometimes be even more powerful than your dollars. Download volunteer application here.
Camp Fire Georgia Camp Toccoa
Camp Fire Georgia Camp Toccoa gives youth the opportunity to find their spark, lift their voices, and discover who they are. Our programs are inclusive. They are outcome based, including a safe and supportive enviorment, engagement and reflection. Leadership and life skills are developed through resident and day camps and year round community programs.
Contact us at 706-886-2457 or visit our website www.camptoccoa.org
Circle of Hope
Circle of Hope provides a wide variety of services to victims of domestic violence and their dependent children. Services such as safe emergency shelter, legal advocacy, support group, counseling, and referrals can be accessed by calling our 24-hour crisis hotline at 706-776-4673.
Contact Community Awareness Coordinator Ginger Tanner at 706-778-5151 or visit our website to learn more - www.gacircleofhope.org
Habitat for Humanity
Habitat for Humanity is a faith-based housing program dedicated to the elimination of poverty housing by building homes in partnership with families in need. The Habitat program is about home ownership and providing a long-term solution designed to break the poverty cycle. To volunteer call 706-886-3790
Northeast Georgia CASA
Each year, thousands of abused and neglected children in Georgia are placed in foster care. They live in our communities and neighborhoods. She may be the quiet girl in your son’s class, who had to move homes and change schools three times in the last year. He may be the lonely child at the park who never joins the game.
These children should be treated with dignity and respect — not merely survive. They deserve the chance to live in a safe, loving and permanent home. Northeast Georgia CASA helps ensure that a qualified, compassionate adult — a CASA volunteer — will bring a sense of urgency to these children’s needs and speak up for their best interests.
CASA volunteers are everyday people from all walks of life who advocate for the well-being of Georgia’s children in foster care. They are specially trained and appointed by the court to speak up for a child’s best interests. Their sole purpose is to provide compassionate, individualized attention that will help each child in foster care find a safe, permanent home.
Call 706-886-1098 to volunteer and visit our website for more information, www.northeastgacasa.org
Powerhouse for Kids
Powerhouse for Kids offers a child-friendly environment for a child and non-offending caregiver to tell his/her story of abuse and/or neglect to trained professionals and to receive the services necessary to reduce trauma to the child. Powerhouse for Kids is a child advocate throughout any legal proceedings.
Call 706-886-2290 to volunteer.
Reins of Life
Reins of Life provides mental, physical, emotional, behavioral and spiritual healing by harnessing the powerful connection between horses and people. The organization depends on donations, local support, volunteers, and grant funding to run our programs, care for its horses, and maintain its facility.
Reins of Life is a non-profit organization that provides youth-oriented programs, including: hippotherapy, equine assisted psychotherapy, group riding lessons, summer camps and ropes courses.
Stephens Education Literary Foundation
The mission of SELF (Stephens Education Literacy Foundation) is to enhance literacy among the residents of Stephens County by promoting and coordinating the many literacy services available, thereby strengthening life skills, family foundations and employability of our citizens.
Call 706-886-6909 to volunteer.
The Salvation Army provides services targeting families and individuals who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless, providing the resources to meet their needs and help improve their overall quality of life.
Call 706-886-5293 to get involved.
Toccoa Soup Kitchen
The Toccoa Soup Kitchen exists to feed the hungry and to provide emergency shelter for those in need due to domestic abuse, child abuse, fire, eviction or any other dire emergency situation. There is also a clothes closet that provides free clothing.
Call 706-886-8341 to volunteer.
Toccoa-Stephens County Literacy Council
The Toccoa-Stephens County Literacy Council offers classes on GED, ESL, and One on One Tutoring. Our goal is to promote adult literacy in basic reading, listening, writing, and math skills, giving adults the skills they need to solve problems encountered in everyday living and to be able to participate fully in their community. The office at 158 N. Broad Streetis open weekdays from 8 a.m. until noon and closed Friday, Saturday and Sunday.
Call 706-282-5171 to volunteer.
United Way of Northeast Georgia
United Way of Northeast Georgia is a non-profit organization governed by local volunteers. UWSC’s mission is to improve the community’s quality of life by uniting resources in support of programs dedicated to helping people.
Call 706-886-3790 to volunteer
Dedicated to inspiring development through programs that build a healthy spirit, mind, and body – putting Christian principles into practice by promoting activities that serve a community rich in racial, religious, ethnic, and economic diversity.
Call 706-282-0261 to get involved.