Tuesday, September 18, 2018

The Place of Forsyth County ~ 40 Plus Years of Service to Those in Need

The Place of Forsyth County was founded in 1975 by four Dominican Nuns. The sisters offered the residents assistance with financial needs, clothing, food and even tutoring children.

Throughout their 40 years, they have been the catalyst for agencies that had their beginnings as programs at "The Place". Today they serve the Forsyth community with financial emergency assistance, lodging, clothing, food and many additional support services.

The Place of Forsyth County serves residents across a broad platform of assistance levels.

At The Place Thrift Store anyone may purchase clothing, furniture, appliances and other household items at value prices. The Thrift Store welcomes donations by drop-off or pre-arranged pickup to Forsyth County residents.

With the Food Program qualifying county residents may select grocery items and locally grown produce once a week at no charge. Each Wednesday the Noon Day Meals program provides a hot nutritious meal to area individuals and families.

The Place Workforce Development Program assists under-employed and unemployed residents with job search assistance, work readiness training, and career & life coaching and to ensure they attain sustainable employment.

The Place could not exist without helping hands from the local community. Volunteer opportunities abound for those willing to fulfill a variety of needs, from administrators to mentors, to drivers and gardeners.

Of course, The Place welcomes donations of money, household items, food and more. Please call in advance or visit the website for hours and information on items currently in need - as well as those The Place can not accept.

The Place is a GuideStar Gold Participant. Such recognition is awarded only to charitable organizations that maintain the highest standards of integrity and operations efficiency.

Forsyth is a wonderful place to work and live. It is rich in history and culture - and economically among the most prosperous counties in Georgia. Yet many Forsyth citizens need support.

The Place at Forsyth has provided that support for over 40 years.

Click here to learn more about the Place of Forsyth.

The Place of Forsyth County
2550 The Place Circle
Cumming GA 30040