Catholic Social Services
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CATHOLIC SOCIAL SERVICES AUGUSTA, GA

MISSION STATEMENT
In response to the Gospel message, Catholic Social Services offers emergency assistance to the homeless, to those threatened with homelessness, and to individuals and families in dire need. Confirming the dignity and worth of each person, we strive to support our clients through crisis situations, alleviate their suffering, and encourage and empower them in their journey toward self-improvement and personal independence.
In fulfilling this mission we partner with the community of the faithful in solidarity with and compassion for the poor.

PROGRAMS/SERVICES PROVIDED:
CLIENT CASE MANAGEMENT: In mentor-like relationship we strive to Facilitate client growth, self-understanding, and hope; by assessment of client's
  • Strengths and Needs
  • Reasons for present emergency
  • Possible remedies (both immediate and long range)
  • Facilitate client recognition of personal ability, responsibility, and job skills.
  • Respond to present need/emergency.

    EMERGENCY FOOD ASSISTANCE

    EMERGENCY FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE to families threatened with:
  • Utility Cut-off
  • Lack of Shelter (We pay to keep homeless clients who are ill in a shelter through the month)

    EMERGENCY ASSISTANCE TO FAMILIES VICTIMIZED by
  • Fire /Natural Disaster
  • Major Illness/Untimely Death

    MEDICAL ASSISTANCE:
  • Prescription Drugs for Indigent Persons
  • Health Clinic Co-Pays Provided
  • Assistance with Medical supplies/equipment not covered by insurance
  • Personal Hygiene Needs filled

    BIRTH CERTIFICATE PROCUREMENT (by appointment)

    EMPLOYMENT EMPOWERMENT PROGRAM:
  • Assistance with Interview, Application, and Resume (by apppontment)
  • Vouchers for Interview Clothes from Thrift Store
  • Provision of Non-Skid Shoes/Steel-toed Boots (with job referral)
  • Voucher for Hospital Scrubs/Kitchen Uniforms (with job referral)
  • Public Transportation for Job Acquisition and Job Maintenance
    TRANSPORTATION ASSISTANCE:
  • Local Bus Passes for Medical, Psychological, Legal, Educational, and Employment-related Appointments/Programs
  • Emergency Long-Distance Bus Tickets with Documentation of Need, Referral, and Verification of Lodging/Possible Employment at Destination
  • Catholic Social Services