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Community Resources

Below is a list of resources (with links) available in Emanuel County for families. 


  • Text 'FOOD' to 877-877 to find free meals
  • Straight Talk users can text 'COVID' to 611611 for free additional data benefits
  • For Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) contact Community Action in Augusta at 706-722-0493 or visit website

Community Resources

COVID Support Line

The Georgia COVID-19 Emotional Support Line provides 24/7 free and confidential assistance to callers needing emotional support or resource information as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. The Emotional Support Line is staffed by volunteers, including mental health professionals and others who have received training in crisis counseling

CARES Hotline


Substance Abuse Challenges Call or Text Every Day of The Year 8:30AM - 11:00PM

Department of Public Health


The State of Georgia has a new COVID-19 hotline. If you believe that you are experiencing symptoms of COVID-19 or have been exposed to the novel coronavirus, please contact your primary care doctor or an urgent care clinic

Peer Support

Operating since the opening of the Peer Support and Wellness Center of Decatur in 2008, the warm line provides Georgians the opportunity to receive peer support over the phone 24 hours a day.

Call 888-945-1414 (toll-free) statewide