Local Mission Partners
A.C.T.S. - Area Churches Together Serving
The purpose of ACTS is to enable churches to join together to provide material and emotional support for those people with emergency needs who are permanently or temporarily within our community. ACTS began in 1963.
ACTS offers food, clothing, and limited financial support towards the cost of housing and utilities to individuals in need. The ACTS distribution center is open on Tuesday and Friday between 9:00am and 1:00pm and is located at 130 E. Thompson Street in Bogart.
Oconee Presbyterian Church supports ACTS by providing volunteers and funding to assist with the collection, organization and distribution of food and clothing.
E.Y.P. - Empowered Youth Programs
The aim of EYP is to develop & nurture academic and social excellence in children and adolescents. We believe that every student should have post-secondary education as an option.
Gentleman On The Move (GOTM)
Targeting African American males, this initiative has as its ultimate goal the enhancement of academic performance. This goal is a achieved by providing positive role models, academically challenging the students and engaging culturally relevant strategies.
Young Women Scholars (YWS)
Mirroring Project: GOTM, this program addresses the needs of young women as they navigate through the rigors of the educational system. As with the males, positive role models are pivotal to the success of this program.
Parents of Empowered Youth (PEY)
Parental involvement is required for students enrolled in Empowered Youth Programs. Parents meet on a regular basis to explore areas of concern as well as to highlight helpful strategies and to formulate other types of support for the students..
Oconee Food for Kids (OARC)
The Oconee Food for Kids program aims to bridge the weekly weekend hunger gap by providing free sacks of child friendly and child specific foods that are easy to open, nutritious, and do not require and cooking. Our Food 2 Kids programs provides approximately six meals and two snacks each weekend that school is in session (40 weeks) to previously identified school children in Banks, Barrow, Clarke, Habersham, Hart, Jackson, Madison, Oglethorpe, Rabun, White, and Stephens counties.
I.H.N.A. - Interfaith Hospitality Network of Athens
The Interfaith Hospitality Network of Athens, Inc. is a non-profit organization whose purpose is to provide immediate shelter and guidance to homeless families with children, due to the impact of misfortunes upon their lives.
Once accepted into our program, IHNA provides food, shelter, daycare, and transportation as needed. IHNA helps to create structure out of chaos by implementing a goal-oriented plan so that those desperately in need can focus beyond daily survival, to a life of stability.
IHNA is part of the national Family Promise network that includes more than 200 IHNs in 43 states, and has served over a half million guests since its inception in the 1980’s.
Mercy Health Clinic
Through a community of volunteers, Mercy provides quality, whole-person healthcare in a Christ-centered environment to our underserved neighbors.”
Mercy Health Center is volunteer-supported. You do not have to be a healthcare professional to join us in this effort. We have many volunteer opportunities that extend beyond those of providing patient care during clinic hours. Currently, volunteers serve in these and other areas:
Medical, Pharmacy & Dental Care
Fundraising & Marketing
Emotional & Spiritual Care
700 Oglethorpe Ave. Athens, GA 30606
O.D.B. - Our Daily Bread
Action Ministries Athens serves the hungry, homeless and working poor in the Clarke County area through various services, including:
Our Daily Bread Community Kitchen, which serves breakfast and lunch Monday-Friday and a sack meal on the weekends.
Annually, our program provides more than 60,000 nutritious meals with gracious hospitality to men, women and children in need and offers a gateway to other transformational services.
Partnering with more than 70 volunteer groups, Our Daily Bread in Athens has served meals seven days per week, 365 days per year since 1989.