Adventist Community Services / South Georgia is a caring organization dedicated to meeting the needs of citizens in Central and South Georgia. Understanding that there are many needs among this populace, and believing that Christ is our example in service, the purpose of this organization is to meet those needs appropriately through emergency food and clothing, assistance to the elderly, lifestyle education, health screening, disaster response, or whatever needs are made evident.
Who We Are:
Adventist Community Services / South Georgia is a faith-based social service agency, functioning under the 501(c)3 of the Georgia Cumberland Conference of Seventh-day Adventists, serving 97+ counties of Central and South Georgia. We function totally on donations and appreciate the partial support of the Conference, and several churches. We work closely with state, county, and other private agencies to provide the best service possible to those in need regardless of age, handicap, religion, sexual preference, ethnicity, or country of origin
Health Screening consists of attending festivals across Central and South Georgia providing free services that include the taking of blood pressures, testing for blood glucose and cholesterol; computer analysis programs comprised of "Your Health Age, Your Stress Profile" and "Your Cardiac Risk Profile". Our biggest event is the Agricultural Sunbelt Expo held the third week of October near Moultrie GA. The same services are also provided at health fairs in various communities and industrial facilities.
Lifestyle Education includes:
- "Eight Weeks to Wellness" - an eight week instructional program that provides information for helping the individuals live healthier lives and increase longevity.
- "Depression - The Way Out" - a twelve week program that helps those suffering with depression find a new lease on life and live happier and healthier.
- "Coping with Stress" - a four week program that helps individuals understand stress and how to best control their lives and live a less stressful life.
- "Food for Thought" - a four week program that explains how the food we eat affects our ability to think clearly.
- "Breathe Free" - a smoking cessation program that helps smokers 'kick the habit'.
Working closely with the appropriate agencies, ACS/SGA provides a monthly Food Bags for the Elderly and Mentally Challenged who are referred as low-income individuals. For many, this is the highlight of their month.