When you give to United Way of Gordon County, you can have the confidence that your gift will be used where it’s truly needed. Your donation stays right here in Gordon County and supports the agencies listed below.

United Way looks at the big picture and brings together resources of the social service agencies, faith-based organizations, nonprofits, corporations, private donors, and government organizations to tackle key community social issues for the good of all.

Your gift to United Way impacts the entire circle of life, including children and youth, families, seniors, and people rebuilding their lives. Thank you!


Advocates For Children

Provides services to children and families who have been the victims of abuse and neglect.

Mailing Address: P.O. Box 446 Cartersville, GA 30120
Physical Address: 49 Monroe Crossing Cartersville, GA 30120

Rachel Castillo, Executive Director / / 770-387-1143

Animal Rescue League of Northwest GA

A no-kill animal rescue serving Gordon County.

Mailing Address: 1384 Self Lake Rd. Fairmount, GA 30139
Physical Address: 1384 Self Lake Rd. Fairmount, GA 30139

Judy Lawson, Executive Director / / 678-848-1889


Boys & Girls Club of Chattooga, Gordon, Murray, & Whitfield Counties

Gordon County: Provides after-school and summer programs for children of all backgrounds and incomes.

Mailing Address: P.O. Box 700 Calhoun, GA 30703
Physical Address: 1001 S. Wall St. Calhoun, GA 30701

Scope Denmon, Gordon County Area Director / / 706-629-9751


Boy Scouts of America (Northwest Georgia Council)

Provides diverse programming for boys and girls intended to instill ethical values and leadership skills. Weekly meetings, year-round camping, educational programs, etc. are offered.

Mailing Address: P.O. Box 1422 Rome, GA 30162
Physical Address(es)

Rome: 100 E. 2nd Ave. Suite 20 Rome, GA 30161
Dalton: 202 S. Hamilton St. Dalton, GA 30720 706-272-7111
Camp Sidney Dew: 3624 Everett Springs Rd. Armuchee, GA 30105

Matt Hart, Scout Executive/CEO


Calhoun - Gordon Council for a Literate Community

Works to end illiteracy in Calhoun and Gordon County by offering free classes to anyone desiring a GED free of charge. English as a second language is taught as well as classes for those who have never learned to read.

Mailing Address: P.O. Box 424 Calhoun, GA 30703
Physical Address: Call for location

Joni Harbin, Executive Director / / 678-986-6054


Calhoun Recreation Department

Allows children and youth from low-income households who are unable to pay for sports activities to participate at no cost.

Mailing Address: P.O. Box 248 Calhoun, GA 30703
Physical Address: 601 S River St. Calhoun, GA 30701

Kim Townsend, Director / / 706-629-0177


Camp New Adventure

Provides a summer day camp program for special needs students in the City and County school systems - some of the activities that are offered: arts & crafts, bowling, swimming, games, watching movies, singing songs, and eating meals in the community.

Mailing Address: P.O. Box 337 Resaca, GA 30703
Physical Address: 601 S. River St. Calhoun, GA 30701 (Also, various locations during the summer, please call)

Sue Morgan, Director / / 706-629-3879


Coulter Hampton Foundation

Provides assistance to families when children under the age of 21 have serious medical conditions. Support includes assistance with financial and emotional needs.

Mailing Address: P.O. Box 1334 Calhoun, GA 30703
Physical Address: 330 S. Wall St. Calhoun, GA 30701

Nikki Hampton, Executive Director / / 706-271-6534


George Chambers Resource Center

Provides support for adults with disabilities in the areas of work, recreation, and social skills.

Mailing Address: P.O. Box 1996 Calhoun, GA 30703
Physical Address: 1000 Highway 53 Spur SW Calhoun, GA 30701

Brandy McConnell, Executive Director / / 706-629-2987


Gordon County 4-H

Promotes the development of leadership skills in local youth, grades 4-12, through educational enrichment programs and learning opportunities. Project development, camp, district, and state competition, and school clubs are offered.

Mailing Address: 1282 SR 53 Spur SW, Suite 200 Calhoun, GA 30701
Physical Address: 1282 SR 53 Spur SW, Suite 200 Calhoun, GA 30701          

Allie Griner, 4-H County Extension Agent / / 706-629-8685


The Gordon County Child Advocacy Center was established in 2014 to combat child sexual abuse, physical abuse and sexual assault by the coordination, education and provision of services to alleged victims and their non-offending caregivers. The center offers forensic interviews; advocacy services which include crisis intervention, individual support and referrals to counseling services; and therapy services for children ages 3 to 18.

Mailing Address: P.O. Box 813, Calhoun, GA, 30703
Physical Address: 189 Professional Court, Suite 200, Calhoun, GA 30701
Phone: 706-602-2184


Gordon County Domestic Violence Outreach Office

Works to end violence in the home by providing shelter, support, and advocacy to victims while working in the community to change attitudes, beliefs, and behaviors.

Mailing Address: P.O. Box 1358 Calhoun, GA 30703
Physical Address: Call for location

Beth S. Peters, Outreach/Development Coordinator / / 706-625-5586   

Parent Organization, Northwest GA Family Crisis Center, Dalton, GA / Crisis Center Hotline: 706-278-5586 (24/7)


Gordon County Recreation Department

Allows children and youth from low-income households who are unable to pay for sports activities to participate at no cost.

Mailing Address: 7494 Fairmount Hwy SE Calhoun, GA 30701
Physical Address: 7494 Fairmount Hwy SE Calhoun, GA 30701   

Craig Sparks, Director / / 706-602-4435


Provides essential needs for displaced children in Gordon County and enlighten those caring for them. They provide training opportunities to caregivers as well as clothing, shoes, and other basic needs for children in foster care or who have been displaced from their home. 

Address: 100 Henkel Street, Calhoun, GA 30701

Brandy Stargell, Director,


LEJO (Latinos for Education & Justice Organization)

Serves as a conduit to the Hispanic community by providing resources, referrals, educational forums, classes, bilingual services, small business, and economic development training and youth leadership development.

Mailing Address: P.O. Box 936 Calhoun, GA 30703
Physical Address: 681 Pine St. Calhoun, GA 30701 

Belen Reyes, Executive Director / / 706-625-0658


New Foundations Development, Inc.

New Foundations Development, Inc. was created by the Calhoun Housing Authority to perform activities within Gordon County to upgrade and expand the local housing inventory. Over the past year, New Foundations Development, Inc. with the help of local contractors and the City of Calhoun and Gordon County Building Inspectors completed over 30 home rehabilitation projects for local home owners. The program has started off successfully and is expected to help many more homeowners  n the future.  

Address: 607 Oothcalooga Street Calhoun, Georgia 30701
Phone: (706) 629-9183
Fax:  (706) 629-5111



Northwest Georgia Chapter of American Red Cross

Offers service to Military men and women; health and safety classes such as CPR, swimming instruction, blood drives, and provides disaster relief due to fire, flood, or storms.

Mailing Address: 112 John Maddox Dr. Rome, GA 30165
Physical Address: 112 John Maddox Dr. Rome, GA 30165

Helpline: 1-800-REDCROSS
NWGA chapter phone line (706) 291-6648


Prevent Child Abuse - Family Resource Center of Gordon County

Prevents all forms of child abuse, including physical, sexual, emotional, and neglect. Teaching positive parenting and nurturing behavior and helping parents and children develop strong self-esteem, training to new mothers, and adoption investigations.

Mailing Address: P.O. Box 1312 Calhoun, GA 30703
Physical Address: 320 N. River St. Calhoun, GA 30701         

Angela White, Executive Director / / 706-625-3311


Voluntary Action Center (VAC

Offers emergency assistance to those who qualify according to income guidelines with food, rent, utilities, temporary housing, prescriptions, clothing, household items, etc. Operates a thrift store, food pantry coordinates volunteers, and conducts special projects throughout the year for groups with various needs.

Mailing Address: P.O. Box 631 Calhoun, GA 30703
Physical Address: 343 S. Wall St. Calhoun, GA 30701

Stacy Long, Executive Director / / 706-629-7283 /


Winner's Club of Calhoun

Provides family support and tutoring to at-risk children. Weekly club meetings, tutoring sessions, field trips, fishing, camping, sing performances, gardening, and arts & crafts are offered at no charge.

Mailing Address: P.O. Box 1263 Calhoun, GA 30703
Physical Address: 958 Sugar Valley Rd NW Calhoun, GA 30701              

Alan Robertson, Director / / 706-629-9074