Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Social Apostolate

"SOCIAL APOSTOLATE HOURS:



Free Meals: 
Lunch served Tuesday - Friday from 11:pm - 12:15pm.
*Tuesdays & Thursdays: Soup, Sandwich, Garlic Bread, Dessert
*Wednesdays & Fridays: Regular Hot Meal, Garlic Bread, Dessert 

Crisis Intervention Office: 
Mon-Thurs 9:00-12:30 & 1:30-3:00
Friday 9:00-12:30


Clothes/Hygiene Closet:  
Thursday 9:00 - Noon


Showers for Homeless
Tuesday - Friday 9:45 - 12:30
 
Thrift Store: 
Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday 10:00 - 12:30 & 1:30 - 3:00

Address: 
Corner of Liberty & Price 
@ 502 E. Liberty Street, Savannah GA 31401

Phone: 912.233.1877



ESSENTIAL SERVICES:
Soup Kitchen: Tuesday-Friday 11:00 AM-12:15
Showers for the Homeless: Tuesday-Friday 9:45 AM-12:30
Clothing and Hygiene: Thursday 9:00-12:00

EMERGENCY SERVICES:
The following services are provided Monday-Thursday 9:00-12:30 & 1:30-3:00 and Friday 9:00-12:30

Birth Certificates: 
A certified birth certificate is necessary for access to many services in our society, but the poor often do not have the means to pay for an official birth certificate. We complete the necessary paperwork to obtain one birth certificate for each family member, and we provide this service at no expense to the client, thanks to the United Way, which funds this program for us.

Having a birth certificate is necessary to access housing, food stamps, child support, disability, to enroll a child in school, and, and for identification purposes. We pay all costs of birth certificates to any of the 50 states. Costs range from $9-50, depending on the state. We also are able to do delayed birth certificates for people who were never issued one at their birth. In addition, we help people get a Georgia photo ID at no cost to them.


Georgia ID cards: 
Available to Chatham County residents whose Georgia ID has been lost or stolen. Client must bring a certified copy of their birth certificate, proof of their social security number, and two documents proving residency. 

Advocacy: 
Assistance with Medicaid and Food Stamp applications and renewals; housing applications and SSDI/SSI applications (new applicants only). Client must call to schedule an appointment.

Work Employability Program
This program is designed to provide clients the services, education, and support needed to obtain meaningful employment. The following aspects of the program are available:
- Birth Certificates                                          
- Georgia Identification Card                                                              
- Resume Assistance
- Computer Lab and printing
- Work shoes or boots and clothing
- Transportation assistance

Grocery Assistance:
(Monday-Thursday Only)
Clients must have a photo ID and one of the following: electric, gas or water bill, or current rent receipt.

Prescription Expense Assistance: 
Clients must have a referral from Curtis Cooper or J. C. Lewis Health Center and a photo ID. We do not assist with pain medication or narcotics.

School Uniform Vouchers
Clients must have a referral from the school social worker and a valid photo ID. Vouchers are given only to the parent/guardian of the child/ren.

Baby Needs
Newborn layettes, pampers, wipes and other baby items are available on an emergency basis (as supplies last). Baby needs are only issued to the parent/guardian."

*Phone:
If you really need to make an important phone call, this is the best first stop to see if a phone is available for an urgent use!



Statistics of Services Provided During
2012
:
(Unduplicated number of persons served in 2012 is 3,859)



ESSENTIAL SERVICES:

          Meals                             20,533

          Showers                           1,201
          Clothes Closet                  1,131
          Hygiene                              617       

EMERGENCY SERVICES:
Prescriptions                    339
          School Uniforms                  213
          Groceries                         1,028
          Baby Needs                           95
          Birth Certificates                553
          I.D’s                                    298
          Transportation                    278
Work Education Classes     153
Work Shoes/Clothes             71
DFCS, Housing, SSI/SSDI
   Applications                     40
Family Emergencies &
                                       Work Related Assistance   15

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