Community Helping Place Inc.

Family & Group Services
Dahlonega, Georgia

Community Helping Place is the largest public outreach center serving the Lumpkin County, Georgia area.  From its early day as a collaboration between local churches, we were originally a simple food pantry over the years, the partnership also began offering emergency financial assistance for utilities, rent payments, in fuel for transportation.  In 2008, a free clinic was added and four years later, a free dental clinic.  Today, the independent agency serves one in six Lumpkin county residents with a food pantry that is open three days a week, several outreach events, a thrift store, community garden, and the Free Clinics. Individual case management service is offered in conjunction with our emergency assistance and food pantry,

Special placement information:
Accepting BSW, MSW 1st-year, and MSW 2nd-year/Advanced Standing (SL + clinical) students. Full- and part-time positions available.  
Travel reimbursement available.
Video-/Audio-taping permitted with client consent. 
Signing the code of ethics and organizational confidentiality agreement required. 
Students providing case management services or therapeutic services are required to spend one hour per week in face to face supervision.