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Revised 10/2/2005

Gulf Coast Hurricane Resources


As residents struggle with the aftermath of recent hurricanes, there are those who are also
battling cancer. The American Cancer Society is working to compile information for displaced
cancer patients who need doctors, cancer treatment and resources.

This document is a list of public resources available in Georgia for those displaced by the storms.

Please contact the American Cancer Society for additional information or assistance.

American Cancer Society


1-800-227-2345
www.cancer.org

Furthermore, please note that temporary changes have been made to some Department of
Health and Human Services programs (Medicare, Medicaid, State Child Health Insurance
Program, etc.). For more information, contact the appropriate agency:

Elder Care—800-677-1116
Head Start—866-763-6481
Medicare—800-633-4227
Mental Health Hotline—800-273-8255

For state-operated programs, call the agency in the state where you are currently located:

State Children's Temporary


Medicaid Health Insurance Assistance for Needy
Program Families
Alabama (800) 362-1504 (888) 373-5437 (334) 242-1310
Arkansas (800) 482-8988 (888) 474-8275 (800) 482-8988
Florida (866) 762-2237 (888) 540-5437 (866) 762-2237
Georgia (888) 295-1769 (877) 427-3224 (800) 869-1150
Louisiana (888) 342-6207 (877) 252-2447 (225) 342-3947
Mississippi (800) 421-2408 (877) 543-7669 (800) 948-4060
Tennessee (866) 311-4287 (800) 342-3145 (866) 311-4287
Texas (888) 312-4567 (800) 647-6558 (512) 438-3425

Georgia Resources
Food Banks/Meals:
America’s Second Harvest of South Georgia at the Valdosta Food Bank
Phone: (888) 453-4143 or (229) 244-2678
Website: http://www.valdostafoodbank.org
Address: 1411 Harbin Circle, Valdosta, GA 31601
Service Description: For Katrina survivors, only accepts food vouchers from the Red
Cross, United Way and other social service agencies; contact local Red Cross and
United Way chapters for more information

Atlanta Community Food Bank


Phone: (404) 892-3333 (FEED)
Website: http://www.acfb.org

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Service Description: Provides referrals to food pantries in Dade, Walker, Catoosa,


Whitfield, Murray, Fannin, Union, Gilmer, Chattooga, Gordon, Pickens, Dawson,
Lumpkin, Hall, Floyd, Bartow, Cherokee, Forsyth, Polk, Paulding, Cobb, Gwinnett,
Haralson, Douglas, Fulton, Dekalb, Walton, Carroll, Rockdale, Clayton, Newton, Morgan,
Heard, Coweta, Fayette, Henry, Spalding, and Butts counties

Blewer Memorial Food Distribution Center


Phone: (706) 629-5407
Address: 373 Morrow Rd SE, Calhoun, GA
Service Description: Provides food directly to individuals in Gordon County; must bring
Social Security number or driver's license number to receive food
Hours: Monday, Wednesday, Friday 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. ET

Food Bank of Southwest Georgia


Phone: (229) 883-5959
Service Description: Provides referrals to food pantries in Baker, Coffee, Early, Miller,
Terrell, Ben Hill, Crisp, Grady, Mitchell, Tift, Calhoun, Decatur, Irwin, Seminole, Turner,
Colquitt, Dougherty, Lee, Sumter and Worth counties
Hours: Monday–Friday 8:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m. ET

Food Bank of Northeast Georgia


Phone: (706) 354-8191
Website: http://www.foodbanknega.org/assistance.htm
Service Description: Provides referrals to food pantries in Banks, Barrow, Clarke,
Franklin, Habersham, Hart, Jackson, Madison, Oconee, Oglethorpe, Rabun, Stephens,
Towns and White counties; website includes list of food pantries and shelters by county
Hours: Monday–Friday 8am-4:30pm EST

Georgia Food Bank


Phone: (770) 574-9700
Address: 542 Golf Course Road, Tallapoosa, GA 30176
Service Description: Distributes food and drinks every other Friday from 9:00 a.m.–2:00
p.m.; next distributions are Sept 16 and 30; no need to call before you come to the food
bank; will need Social Security number to receive food

Golden Harvest Food Bank


Phone: (706) 736-1199
Website: http://www.goldenharvest.org
Service Description: Provides referrals to food pantries in Elbert, Lincoln, Columbia,
Richmond, Burke, Screven, Jenkins, Emanuel, McDuffie, Wilkes, Taliaferro, Greene,
Putnam, Hancock, Washington, Johnson, Jefferson, Glasscock and Warren counties
Hours: Monday–Friday 8:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m., 1:00 p.m.–5:00 p.m. ET

Good Neighbors
Phone: (706) 291-0556
Service Description: Provides referrals to food pantries in Floyd County
Hours: Monday-Friday 9:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m. ET

Middle Georgia Community Food Bank


Phone: 211 (service provided by 2-1-1 Community Resource Referral Service)
Service Description: Call 211 to get a referral to food pantries in Jasper, Lamar, Pike,
Jones, Baldwin, Upson, Monroe, Taylor, Crawford, Bibb, Wilkinson, Twiggs, Houston,
Peach, Macon, Dooly, Pulaski, Bleckley, Laurens, Treutlen, Dodge, Wilcox, Telfair and
Wheeler counties

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New Beginnings Food Outreach


Phone: (770) 529-6353
Address: 6973 Glade Road, Acworth, GA 30102
Service Description: Provides food for pick up on Wednesdays and Fridays; call ahead
of time as they might be able to provide food for Katrina survivors on additional days
Hours: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday 11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. (office hours);
Wednesday 10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m., Friday 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. (food pick-up hours)

Second Harvest Food Bank of the Chattahoochee Valley


Phone: (706) 561-4755
Service Description: Provides referrals to food pantries in Chattahoochee, Harris,
Marion, Meriweather, Muscogee, Quitman, Randolph, Schley, Stuart, Talbort, Troupe and
Webster counties
Hours: Monday–Thursday 6:30am-4pm; Friday 6:30am-12pm

Second Harvest Food Bank of Coastal Georgia


Phone: (912) 236-6750
Address: 5 Carolann Street, Savannah, GA 31401
Service Description: For Katrina survivors, only accepts food vouchers from the Red
Cross, United Way and other social service agencies; contact local Red Cross and
United Way chapters for more information

Lodging:
Georgia Emergency Management Agency
Website: http://rome.gema.state.ga.us/webgema/Shelters.nsf/All?OpenForm
Service Description: Status of shelter availability in Georgia

Church of Christ
Contact Person: Jim Lofton
Phone: (912) 438-7408
Contact Person: Bill Rowden
Phone: (912) 435-2193
Address: 1731 Beattie Road, Albany GA 31721
Service Description: Temporary evacuation center housing up to 100 people; handicap
accessible; no pets allowed

Alexander Memorial Coliseum, Georgia Institute of Technology


Contact Person: Brenda Robbins
Phone: (404) 729-0727
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Address: 10 and Fowler Street, Atlanta, GA 30311
Service Description: Temporary evacuation center housing up to 500 people; handicap
accessible; no pets allowed

Warren Baptist Church


Contact Person: Teresa Pritchett
Phone: (706) 860-1586
Address: 3203 Washington Road, Augusta, GA 30907
Service Description: Temporary evacuation center housing up to 250 people; handicap
accessible; no pets allowed

Benning Super Center


Contact People: Mr. Sanks and Mr. Reed
Phone: (706) 685 –9641

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Address: 1441 Benning Drive, Columbus, GA 31903


Service Description: Temporary evacuation center housing up to 650 people; handicap
accessible; no pets allowed

Georgia FFA-SCCLA Center


Contact Person: Todd Teasley
Phone: (770) 786-6926
Address: 720 FFA Road Hwy 36, Covington GA, 30014
Service Description: Temporary evacuation center housing up to 600 people; handicap
accessible; no pets allowed

First Baptist Church of Dalton


Contact Person: Damian Epps
Phone: (706) 278-5144
Address: 311 North Thorton Avenue, Dalton, GA 30720
Service Description: Temporary evacuation center housing up to 100 people; handicap
accessible; no pets allowed

Rock Eagle 4-H Center


Contact Person: Darlene Roberts
Phone: (478) 223-1185
Address: 350 Rock Eagle Road NW, Eatonton, GA 31024
Service Description: Temporary evacuation center housing up to 1000 people; handicap
accessible; no pets allowed

Woodmen of the World


Contact People: Laurie Wood and Craig Pfeiffer
Phone: (770) 532-0833
Address: 6045 Grantsford Road, Gainsville, GA 30506
Service Description: Temporary evacuation center housing up to 110 people; handicap
accessible; no pets allowed

Gray United Methodist Church


Contact Person: John Hanie
Phone: (478) 986-3668
Address: 118 South Jefferson Street, Gray, GA 31032
Service Description: Temporary evacuation center housing up to 180 people; handicap
accessible; no pets allowed

General Baptist Church


Contact Person: Joel Richardson
Phone: (770) 253-0610
Address: 14 West Broad Street, Newnan, GA 30263
Service Description: Temporary evacuation center housing up to 350 people; handicap
accessible; no pets allowed

Norman Park Baptist Camp


Phone: (229) 769-3011
Address: Highway 319, Norman Park, GA 31771
Service Description: Temporary evacuation center housing up to 350 people; handicap
accessible; no pets allowed

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Lost Mountain Park


Contact People: Randy Coggins and Victoria Sharp
Phone: (770) 528-8885
Address: 4846 Dallas Highway, Powder Springs, GA 30127
Service Description: Temporary evacuation center housing up to 150 people; handicap
accessible; no pets allowed

Central Avenue Church of Christ


Contact People: Fraces Draper, Ted Hundley and J.C. McMullen
Phone: (229) 242-6115
Address: 304 East Central Avenue, Valdosta, GA 31601
Service Description: Temporary evacuation center housing up to 200 people; handicap
accessible; no pets allowed

Medical Assistance:
Cancer Treatment Centers
The following oncology treatment centers are offering to treat cancer patients who have
been evacuated because of Hurricane Katrina. Call the facilities to learn how you can
receive treatment while you are unable to access your primary care facility.

Albany: Phoebe Cancer Center, Medical Oncology and Radiation Oncology—Patricia


Ann Williams, (229) 312-0344
Athens: Northeast Georgia Cancer Care, LLC—Loretta Goodson, (706) 353-5016
Atlanta: Atlanta Cancer Care—(404) 851-2307
Atlanta: Emory Clinic—Diane Cassels, (404) 778-3473
Atlanta: Emory Clinic at Crawford Long Hospital—Diane Cassels, (404) 686-2391
Atlanta: Cancer Center of Gwinnett—Mark Quinn, MD, (770) 962-8888
Atlanta: Peachtree Hematology and Oncology Associates—Allison Williams, (404) 350-
9853
Atlanta: Radiation Oncology Services—Bill Hritz, (770) 994-1650 ext. 229
Atlanta: Winship Cancer Institute of Emory University, Hematology, Medical Oncology,
and Bone Marrow Transplant—Liz or Joan, (888) WINSHIP (888-946-7447)
Augusta: Medical Oncology Associates—(706) 722-4245
Augusta: St. Joseph's Hospital/Ascension Health, Surgical Oncology—Emel Roberts, (706) 434-
0130
Augusta: Watson Medical Center, University Hospital—Joyce Keener, RN, (706) 722-
4245
Brunswick: Southeast Georgia Hematology Oncology Associates—Judy Marshall, (912)
261-0080
Columbus: Tidwell Cancer Treatment Center—(706) 660-8121
Dublin: Oconee Regional Cancer Center—Jenni Murray, (800) 275-5255
East Point: South Atlanta Hematology Oncology—(404) 766-5657
Fayetteville: Peachtree Hematology and Oncology Consultants—Nicole Beckles, (678)
829-1060
Fayetteville: South Atlanta Hematology Oncology—(678) 364-8358
Lawrenceville/Snellville/Duluth: Suburban Hematology Oncology Associates—(770) 963-
8030 (Lawrenceville), (770) 623-6433 (Snellville), or (770) 623-6433 (Duluth)
Macon: Central Georgia Hematology/Oncology—Contact: (478) 743-7068
Riverdale/Stockbridge: South Atlanta Hematology Oncology—(770) 996-0622
Savannah: Summit Cancer Care—(912) 354-6187
Warner Robins: Central Georgia Hematology/Oncology—(478) 328-2330
Waycross: Georgia Radiation Therapy Centers—Jenni Murray, (888) 288-4132

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Georgia Cancer Specialists (GCS)


Phone: (800) 491-5991
Website: http://www.gacancer.com
Service Description: Georgia Cancer Specialists is offering to treat cancer patients who
have been evacuated because of Hurricane Katrina. GCS has 28 offices throughout
Metro Atlanta and North and Central Georgia.
Hours: 8:30am-5pm EST Monday–Friday

Georgia Hospital Association


Website: http://www.gha.org/katrina/index.asp
Service Description: Resource for Medical Professionals: contains downloadable
'Patient Locator Forms' for all Georgia hospitals to complete with information regarding
any patients in those hospitals who have been evacuated from Alabama, Louisiana and
Mississippi with instructions for submitting that information; includes important update for
hospitals in Georgia regarding any rule changes in place to help extend care to evacuees

Medicaid: Georgia Department of Community Health


Phone: (866) 322-4260 or (770) 570-3300
Website: https://www.ghp.georgia.gov/wps/portal

Northwest Georgia Oncology Centers, PC


Phone: (678) 331-3302 (Melissa Jones) or (678) 331-3260 (Lisa Allen)
Service Description: Will help find Northwest Georgia cancer center closest to patient

State Children's Health Insurance Program


Phone: (877) 427-3224
Service Description: Offers health insurance for children, up to age 19, who are not
already insured; guidelines regarding eligibility and services set by each state

Medication Assistance:
Georgia State Board of Pharmacy
Phone: (478) 207-2440
Website: http://www.sos.state.ga.us/plb/pharmacy/
Service Description: Provides information on obtaining temporary emergency
prescription refills for evacuees; call Board of Pharmacy or local pharmacy for more
details; if possible, bring drug bottle, label, or prescription with you to pharmacy; if
previous prescriptions were filled at a national chain, go to a local branch of that chain to
get the prescription filled

Volunteering:
Composite State Board of Medical Examiners
Phone: (404) 656-3913
Website:
http://medicalboard.georgia.gov/00/article/0,2086,26729866_26733429_41790737,00.html
Service Description: Provider of temporary licensing for Physicians, Physician's
Assistants, and Respiratory Care professionals who hold active licenses in other states.

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