We are an outreach organization that provides free services to meet the needs of families in the community: clothing closet, food bank, hot meals, educational classes, and more.
Mobile Food Delivery
Aiding the Fight Against Food Insecurity
In the North Georgia area, 1 in 8 people struggle with food insecurities. Our mission is to reach children, families, individuals, and senior adults and eliminate barriers of food security in our community. In partnership with the Chattanooga Area Food Bank, churches, businesses, and community organizations, we are able to provide fresh foods and staples to the food insecure people in our community. With conjunction with our partners and the wonderful volunteers at CORD, we have been able to serve over 250,000 meals last year.
SENIOR ADULT OUTREACH
One of our newest outreach programs involves our senior adult community in the Dalton/Whitfield County area. As an original response to helping seniors with food, the outreach has expanded to not only include mobile food delivery but case management, outreach services, and senior activities. It is a great program to volunteer and to connect with the senior adult community in our area.
CITY LIGHTS YOUTH
We are a place where our youth have the opportunity to access the resources necessary to build a better future for themselves, their family, and their community. Through our Broaden Your Horizons Initiative, we seek to reveal the possibilities and opportunities that are accessible to our youth; and through our College and Career Advocacy Program, we hope to partner with them in the pursuit of their dreams.
Walk-in Wednesdays from 1-3pm - qualifying people can receive food from the food pantry. Recipients are at or below the state poverty level or have experienced a recent emergency such as loss of home or job. Our food comes through the Chattanooga Food Bank, USDA, and from Donations through local food drives from churches, businesses, schools and individuals.
We also serve Food Boxes through our Mobile Delivery on Fridays by referral.
People who bring a referral from area schools, churches or other local agencies are eligible to receiving clothing based on availability. Each person can receive three outfits per person on the referral form. All clothing is received by donation and is freely given to recipients. An appointment is necessary to receive clothing.
Due to COVID, our clothing closet is
These units are available to families with children who previously maintained
independent housing, but due to loss of income are currently in a homeless state.
Through the Shelter Plus Care program, these units are available to single, chronically disabled individuals. Units are 1 bedroom, 1 bath, fully furnished apartments.
Weekly support meetings and topical studies are offered to women two times per week. Hot meals are provided and children’s programming corresponds.
NOTICE: Due to high demands for housing, all of our units are occupied, and we are not currently accepting new applications. Please check with the Housing Authority.