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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 Health Insurance Program (888) 373-5437 (888) 474-8275 (888) 540-5437 (877) 427-3224 (877) 252-2447 (877) 543-7669 (800) 342-3145 (800) 647-6558 Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (334) 242-1310 (800) 482-8988 (866) 762-2237 (800) 869-1150 (225) 342-3947 (800) 948-4060 (866) 311-4287 (512) 438-3425

Medicaid Alabama Arkansas Florida Georgia Louisiana Mississippi Tennessee Texas (800) 362-1504 (800) 482-8988 (866) 762-2237 (888) 295-1769 (888) 342-6207 (800) 421-2408 (866) 311-4287 (888) 312-4567

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 th 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) 3509853 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) 4340130 Augusta: Watson Medical Center, University Hospital—Joyce Keener, RN, (706) 7224245 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) 9638030 (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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