Social Services/Indigent Care

 

Location:
31 Pointe North
Cartersville, GA 30120
Phone: 770-387-5133
Fax: 678-721-1549
Mailing Address:
135 West Cherokee Ave
Suite 6
Cartersville, GA 30120

Vonna Artemis, Director

artemisv@bartowga.org

Kelli Neal, Assistant

nealk@bartowga.org

 

 
Office Hours:
Monday – Friday
8:00 – 5:00
We work by appointment only.  Please call to schedule time. 
 
OUR MISSION

Social Services/Indigent Care works to impact the lives of the most vulnerable of our citizens.  We envision a caring and responsive department that provides services to help our citizens improve their quality of life.  Services are free and confidential.  Many citizens face situations where they do not know how to begin to find help.  Our department provides guidance in referring those people to other agencies.

SERVICES PROVIDED
Investigate to determine if deceased individuals qualifies for financial assistance from Bartow County with indigent cremation.
Screen and issue Bartow County Drug Voucher for limited prescriptions assistance (no narcotics or pain medication).
Work with sick, elderly and income eligible citizens of Bartow County to determine what services are available to them.
Screen clients for Lion’s Club to determine eligibility for assistance with eye glasses.
Assist Bartow County Recreation Department in screening for underprivileged children to be able to play sports.
Assist Bartow County Road Department in verifying eligibility of Bartow County citizens requesting driveway repairs. Citizens must meet low income requirements and have medical needs such as ambulance pick up, skilled nursing or hospice coming to home on a regular basis or a death in the family.
  Assist elderly citizens of Bartow County with secondary insurance issues and problems.
  Screen and make appointments for qualifying citizens for the Tallatoona CAP Energy/Utility assistance program.
  Screen for indigent dumpster service.
 
AGENCY REFERRALS

Housing based on income
Transportation with Bartow County Transit
Local food pantries
APS
Area Agency on Aging
Georgia Gateway social services benefits

USEFUL SITES
www.gateway.ga.gov
www.tallatoonacap.org
www.dca.ga.gov
www.nwgapublichealth.org
www.salvationarmyusa.org
www.nwgrc.org
www.caring.com
For other resources and services, contact our other Bartow County Resource Centers
Allatoona Resource Center
Serving South Bartow
770-975-3251
North Bartow Community Services
Serving North Bartow
770-773-3812
Resource Center
Serving Cartersville Area
770-387-3708