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For immediate assistance with housing, rent, utilities, food, or other basic needs in the Thomasville area, call or visit one of the agencies listed below:


American Red Cross/Wiregrass Chapter, 229-226-2181
Emergency services and disaster response

Halcyon Home for Battered Women, 229-226-6682, Crisis Line: 229-226-6666
Safe shelter for domestic violence victims and their children, counseling, emergency financial assistance, legal advocacy, 24/7 crisis line

Needham House Shelter, 229-226-3772 (Salvation Army)
Transitional housing for women and children

Department of Family & Children Services, 438 Smith Ave, 229-225-4005
Economic support, Food Stamps, Medicaid, TANF

Food Bank and Outreach Center, 430 N Broad St, 229-226-7882
Food Pantry, coats and blankets, Mon, 3:00-5:30pm, Tues & Thurs, 9:00am-1:00pm

Rescue Mission and Soup Kitchen, 230 Cherokee St, 229-227-9246
Daily hot lunch and other emergency assistance

Salvation Army, 514 N Madison St, 229-226-3772
Assistance with utility and rent payments, prescriptions, food, life skills instruction

SW GA Community Action Council Neighborhood Service Center, 915 Lester St, 227-228-1162
Crisis intervention, utility and rent assistance, LIHEAP, commodity food distributions

Saturday Lunch Program, St. Thomas Episcopal Church, 216 Remington Ave.
Free hot meal & clothes closet, Saturdays 12:00-1:00pm

Goodwill Industries, 229-558-9020
Education, training, and career services

Apartments for persons with disabilities:
GIBB Thomasville Village, 229-226-4663, GIBB Cairo Village, 229-377-4668

Veteran’s Health Administration, N. FLA/South GA, 850-521-5700, ext 1217
Health Care for Homeless Veterans Program

Veterans Health System, 850-521-5767,  Suicide Prevention Lifeline, 800-273-8255

Safe Haven, Inc,  229-226-9310
Comprehensive assistance to HIV/AIDS victims

Thomasville-Thomas County Habitat for Humanity, 229-224-4761
Self-help homeownership opportunities


For a more comprehensive Community Services Directory, visit the Thomas County Public Library online at