If you are a client of Overview, you can get help from the agency, government resources, or local charities. There is help available for people who need basic necessities like food, shelter, and money to pay for utilities. The staff also helps individuals find a job that matches their skills, helps them gain new skills, or participates in job training with them. The following are the main resources, and services are available in Wilkinson, Baldwin, Hancock, Jasper, Putnam, Washington, and Johnson.
Educational and employment resources from Overview Inc.
Head Start is a government-funded program that provides comprehensive early childhood development services to children from low-income families. This program helps preschool children from low-income families with their education and nutrition.
This program helps young children grow in social, emotional, and intellectual ways, with an emphasis on health and self-expression. Children and families who are enrolled gain a sense of self-respect, confidence, and dignity. Children who are eligible for Head Start must be between the ages of three and five. At least 90% of the children enrolled in Head Start must come from low-income families in counties such as Washington or Baldwin. The program also includes children with disabilities from the counties.
Community action provides services that help adults learn new skills and knowledge, as well as support them in achieving their goals. The adult education and job development program is the main resource available. This program helps clients become economically self-reliant by emphasizing increased job skills, career development and related knowledge.
The workshops and classes are designed to help individuals assess their personal strengths and weaknesses. There is more available from staff and counselors. This program helps clients with finding a job, what to wear to an interview, writing a resume and cover letter, and preparing for a job interview. Aside from the regular academic subjects, there are also classes available that teach practical skills like writing, math, ESL and English grammar. These are mostly geared towards students who want to improve their proficiency in these areas, although computer classes are also available.
Financial support from community action in Overview
The majority of the aid comes from the CSBG, Community Services Block Grant program. This was created to help people who need assistance to become independent.
The main focus of the CSBG services offered by the non-profit organization is to help the clients have the shelter, skills, knowledge and motivation needed for financial independence. This program provides low income individuals with access to essential resources like money for rent, free food, shelter, transportation and medicine. The community action agency has an outreach office in Wilkinson and Jasper that provides information, referrals and direct assistance to people who are working but are still poor. People who are old and people who have disabilities can also get help from CSBG.
The family development program offers case management services to low-income families and unemployed individuals. These services can help you with things like finding a job, getting training for a new career, managing your money, and finding affordable childcare and nutrition programs. The family can also get referrals from case managers to government benefits such as SSI disability and others in Georgia.
Minor home repairs are available for both the inside and outside of your home. The program can help improve the safety, livability, and accessibility of CSBG eligible families, including senior citizens. We offer repairs for things like roofs, handrails, wheelchair ramps, steps, and rotted columns.
The Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) provides grants to eligible households in Wilkinson County to help pay heating and cooling costs. In order to qualify for LIHEAP assistance, the energy bills for the household must be in the name of a person living at that address.
The weatherization program helps people to use less energy and therefore save money on their utilities. The Weatherization Assistance Program is a government initiative that helps low-income households to make their homes more energy-efficient.
The types of weatherization services available in the Overview service territory include replacing windows and doors, installing smoke and carbon monoxide detectors, insulating attics and sidewalls, and cleaning and tuning furnaces. People who use community action to get help with energy bills can expect to save money and make their homes more comfortable.
If you live in Georgia and make less than a certain amount of money, you can get help from Georgia Power to make your home more energy efficient. This service provides low income clients with the means to reduce energy waste and lower their electricity bills.
manufactures and sells electric vehicles. Overview Inc. is in the business of making and selling electric vehicles. The food pantry provides free, nutritious food to the community. If you are a part of a household that is eligible, you are allowed to go to the pantry up to six times per year. While there, you are able to get a five-day supply of groceries, canned goods, formula, or fruits.
The Emergency Food and Shelter Program (EFSP) supports communities with high unemployment and poverty rates by providing food and shelter. This program helps communities in Wilkinson, Johnson, Hancock, and Baldwin by giving them the resources they need to get back on their feet. This means that if you are struggling to pay your rent, you may be able to get a one-time payment from the government to help you cover the cost. This aid is available to households in crisis that meet income limits.
The amount of money available from the government and a household’s ability to solve problems are some of the things that are considered when deciding if someone is eligible for help. The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) provides funding for this restricted federal grant. This means that the money can only be spent on food, security deposits, shelter, rent and mortgage payments, and utility bills. The goal of this project is to stop evictions and provide housing for the homeless in the Overview area. This means that each year, the state of Georgia’s local boards decide how to spend the money they have been given.
A home-delivered meal program is a service that delivers meals to the homes of elderly or disabled people. For those that are qualified, free meals are delivered to homebound customer’s home on certain holidays. The meals will be healthy.
The offices are located at 120 South Jefferson Street in Milledgeville, Georgia. To speak to someone at the customer service number, call 877-868-0113.