Pierce County

Services Provided

Provides food pantry services

Phone Number
(912) 449-5681
Address
432 Main Street
Blackshear, GA 31516
Counties We Serve
Pierce
Short Business Description
Goodwill Opportunity Centers provide support and services designed to address job seekers' individual needs and barriers. We help address critical family and life support issues with referrals to partner organizations and direct support like transportation and career clothing vouchers. Career Specialists help clients assess their strengths and explore career choices with one-on-one coaching.
Qualifications to Receive Services
Free. Registration required. Everyone is served except for convicted sex offenders.
Services Provided

Support, education and employment services. Donation drop-off boxes are also available.

Phone Number
912-354-6611
Address
2101 Memorial Drive
Waycross, GA 31501
Counties We Serve
Pierce, Ware
Short Business Description
Focuses on pregnant women, infants, and toddlers up to age 3 as well as parents. It aids in the transition into Head Start or another pre-K program. It promotes healthy prenatal outcomes, enhance development of very young children and healthy family functioning.
Qualifications to Receive Services
Services are free based on family size and income eligibility.
Services Provided

Services encompass the full range of a family's needs from pregnancy through a child's third birthday. Child care, nutrition education, parenting education, disability screening and navigating the system.

Phone Number
912-449-0076
Address
665 Grady St.
Blackshear, GA 31516
Counties We Serve
Pierce
Short Business Description
This is the local decision-making body that focuses on the serious challenges facing children and families. It brings together community partners to develop, implement, and evaluate plans to prevent child abuse, reduce high school dropout rates and ensure our residents have healthy and productive lives.
Services Provided

Information and referral for Blackshear and all of Pierce County

Phone Number
912-230-7835
Address
707 Hendry St.
Blackshear, GA 31516-2262
Counties We Serve
Pierce
Short Business Description
Provides groceries for food-insecure households
Qualifications to Receive Services
Income based; must qualify under The Emergency Food Assistance Program (TEFAP). Call Brenda Sutton, 912-288-2288, for more information and to register.
Services Provided

Provides 50 pounds of groceries, including meat and other food, every two weeks for Pierce County families that qualify.

Phone Number
912-288-2288
Address
912 Hendry Street
Blackshear, GA 31516
Counties We Serve
Pierce
Short Business Description
Head Start increases the school readiness, and assists in the mental, social and emotional development of children 3-4 years old in low-income families. Also has a Pre-K program for children from 4-5 years old.
Qualifications to Receive Services
Services are free based on family size and income eligibility. Register at Action Pact.
Services Provided

Children and their families receive child care, health, nutrition, social, and other services. Provides individualized early learning opportunities, including social skills and emotional well-being. Language and literacy learning; health, nutrition, dental, and mental health services; family goal planning and early intervention services for children with disabilities are also provided.

Phone Number
912-449-0076
Address
665 Grady St.
Blackshear, GA 31516
Counties We Serve
Pierce
Short Business Description
Activities and fellowship for seniors
Qualifications to Receive Services
Must be 65 or older
Services Provided

Activities and fellowship for seniors

Phone Number
912-449-0145
Address
711 Hendry Street
Blackshear, GA 31516
Counties We Serve
Pierce
Qualifications to Receive Services
Need to provide ID, copy of the bill and proof of income. For additional information on services, call 912-449-1438.
Services Provided

Energy assistance and rental assistance, when funds are available. Please call to make an appointment, 912-900-3070.

Phone Number
912-449-1438
Address
713 Hendry St.
Blackshear, GA 31516
Counties We Serve
Pierce
Short Business Description
Our mission is to develop, provide, coordinate, and advocate for services that assist older individuals, at-risk adults, persons with disabilities, their families, and caregivers.Our vision is to assist individuals in Living Longer, Living Safely, and Living Well.
Qualifications to Receive Services
Call for details: 888-732-4464
Services Provided

The following programs and services receive federal and state funding through contracts between the Southern Georgia Regional Commission and the Department of Human Services Division of Aging Services or the Department of Community Health. While some services are provided by AAA staff, most programs are sub-contracted to cities, counties, and other organizations that contribute local monies to provide services directly in their communities.

• Information and Assistance
• Elderly Legal Assistance Program
• Alzheimer's Adult Day Care
• Home Modification (Wheelchair Ramp Construction)
• Intake for Elderly Disabled Waiver Program
• Homemaker Services
• Personal Care Services
• Caregiver In-Home Respite Services​
• Wellness Programs
• Nutrition Services, including Senior Center Services, Home Delivered Meals, and Nutrition Education
• Coordinated Transportation

Phone Number
888-732-4464
Address
1937 Carlton Adams Drive

Waycross, GA 31503
Counties We Serve
Bacon, Brantley, Charlton, Pierce, Ware
Short Business Description
Provides transportation from 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday for anyone within Pierce County and surrounding areas for a nominal fee.
Qualifications to Receive Services
Curb to curb service. Can accommodate wheelchairs and people with limited mobility. No same-day service -- must call a day in advance. People who need transportation for Monday need to make a reservation no later than Friday. Reservations taken from 8-11 a.m.a M-F.
Services Provided

Transportation

Phone Number
912-449-1825
Address
1610 River Street
Valdosta, GA 31601
Counties We Serve
Bacon, Glynn, Pierce