Family Assistance


Big Brothers Big Sisters of South GA

To make a positive difference in the lives of children and youth primarily through a professionally-supported one on one relationship with a caring adult, and to assist them in achieving their highest potential as they grow to become responsible men and women by providing trained, committed volunteers and a program and services which enhance the volunteer efforts

Service Area(s): Crisp Dooly Macon Marion Schley Sumter Webster Wilcox

Open Arms, Inc.

Operates a long-term 12 bed girl facility and a long-term 12 bed boy facility at the Bridges. The Bridges homes are in confidential locations in Lee County. They are emergency shelters for confirmed cases of abuses and neglect. Children from birth to 18 years old can stay at the Bridges with a DFCS referral. Foster Care: This is an approved child placing agency. GA Center for Child Traumatic Stress: This provides mental health interventions to children and adolescence that have experienced trauma. Runaway & Homeless: Provides shelter and safety to runaway and homeless youth. Transitional Living: Provides a safe and stable home for youth transitioning out of foster care or those youth who are homeless. Program is available to youth between 18 and 21 years old. Street Outreach: Provides a drop-in center, personal items, clothes, and food for runaway and homeless youth.

Community Services Ministry

Assists with utilities, medical costs

Service Area(s): Sumter

South Georgia Council for the Boy Scouts of America

Development of American youth into strong, well-rounded citizens prepared for tomorrow’s leadership

Service Area(s): Baker Calhoun Crisp Dooly Dougherty Early Lee Miller Mitchell Schley Sumter Terrell Tift Turner Wilcox Worth
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