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Ware County

** This page does not provide a comprehensive listing of senior services available in Ware County. There may be services available in Ware County that have not been included on this list. Georgia Southern University or the Center for Social Gerontology is not directly affiliated with any organization, agency, or institution listed on this page.
***Not all services are available in Ware County. Alternative locations have been provided as close to Ware County as possible.

Southern Georgia Area Agency on Aging
A Division of the Southern Georgia Regional Commission
1725 South Georgia Parkway, Waycross, GA 31503
Phone: 1-888-73-AGING (1-888-732-4464)

Ware County Commission on Human Services
800 Church Street Suite 202 Waycross, GA 31501
Phone: (912) 287-4333
E-Mail: personnel@warecounty.com

Community Care Services Program
http://aging.dhs.georgia.gov/community-care-services-program

Department of Family and Children Services
http://dfcs.dhs.georgia.gov/ware-county-dfcs-office
Contact: Catherine Cason (912) 632-6720
Contact Center 1-877-423-4746
1200 Plant Avenue, Waycross, Georgia 31502-2048
Service: For an extensive list of services please contact the Ware County Department of Family and Children Services. For questions regarding Food Stamps, Medicaid, TANF or Child Care, contact the Georgia One Customer

Social Security Administration
Contact: 877-405-3578 303 Isabella St Waycross, Georgia 31501
Service: For an extensive list of services please contact the Social Security Administration

Long-Term Care Options in Ware County
Atlantic HomeAid 1113 Clifford St Waycross, GA 31501 (912) 283-1262
Coastal Home Care Inc 1702 Alice St Waycross, GA 31501-5216 (912) 548-1390
Community Home Care 1101 Church St Waycross, GA 31501-3525 (912) 427-8051
Tender Care Inc 501 Ward St Waycross, GA 31501-7834 (800) 375-5185
Advantage/St Joseph’s Candler 1123 Church St Waycross, GA 31501-3525 (912) 284-0100
Amedisys 203 Albany Ave Waycross, GA 31501-3504 (912) 285-2222
Atlantic HomeAid Inc 1113 Clifford St Waycross, GA 31501-4553 (912) 285-9924
Circle Of Friends 1001 Morningside Dr Ste A Waycross, GA 31501-6089 (912) 285-2633
Genesis DME Inc 2501 Plant Ave Waycross, GA 31501-6046 (912) 264-2005
Ware Visiting Nurses Service 360 Ossie Davis Pkwy Waycross, GA 31501-4566 (912) 283-1262
Health Department Home Care 111 W 12th St 1 Alma, GA 31510-3151 (912) 632-6112
Health Department Home Care Service 227 Keller St Blackshear, GA 31516-2413 (912) 449-8865
Community Home Care 3343 US Highway 84 Ste 103 Blackshear, GA 31516-2158 (912) 449-3068
Home Care Service 213 E 16th St Alma, GA 31510-2911 (912) 632-5064
Atkinson County Health Department 510 Main St N Pearson, GA 31642-7545 (912) 422-3444

Hospice Care in Ware County
Comfort Care Hospice 88 Heritage St, Baxley, GA 31513 (912) 367-4146
Georgia Hospice Care 141 S Macon St, Jesup, GA 31545 (912) 427-3202
Bethany Hospice LLC 201 Westside Dr, Douglas, GA 31533 (912) 384-6100
Amedisys Home Health 203 Albany Ave, Waycross, GA 31501 (800) 822-5003
South Georgia Medical Center 2501 N Patterson St, Valdosta, GA 31602 (229) 433-1000
Folkston Park 36261 Okefenokee Dr, Folkston, GA 31537 (912) 496-7396
Hospice Satilla 808 Evergreen Way, Waycross, GA 31501 (912) 283-5306

Food Services
Concerted Services 2100 Riverside Ave Waycross, GA (912) 285-6083
Service: Food bank
Concerted Services 57 Harvey St. Baxley, GA 31513 (912) 367-6127
Service: Food bank
Crossview Church 709 Garlington Avenue Waycross, GA 31510 (912) 285-3483
Service: Distribute food every Thursday from 5pm-7pm.

Community Services
Ware County Senior Center 1615 Carswell Avenue, Waycross, GA 31501 912-285-9800
Georgia Legal Services 1607 Union Street, Brunswick, GA 31520 (877) 808-0553
Goodwill 2101 Memorial Drive Waycross, GA 912-285-4444
Salvation Army 969 Tebeau Street, Waycross, GA 912-285-9211
Service: Food, clothing, financial services (depending on availability of funds) between 8:30-2:30 daily (closed noon-1:00 p.m. for lunch). Food and clothing is available in emergency situations.
First Presbyterian 601 Hill St. Waycross, Georgia 31501 (912) 283-5077
Service: Financial Assistance Monday from 10:00-11:00am.
First United Methodist Church 410 Williams Street, Waycross, GA 31501
Service: Clothing and financial assistance
Waycross-Ware County Public Library 401 Lee Ave, Waycross, GA 31501 (912) 287-4978

Health Services
American Cancer Society 3011 Hampton Ave # 361, Brunswick, GA 31520 (912) 265-7117
American Red Cross 509 N Patterson St #201, Valdosta, GA 31601 (229) 242-7404
Unison Behavioral Health 1007 Mary Street, Waycross, Georgia 31501 (912) 449-7100
Service: Provides mental health, substance abuse and developmental disability services in southeast Georgia.
Mayo Clinic Health System 1900 Tebeau St. Waycross, GA 31501 (912) 283-3030
Mckinney Community Health Center 218 Quarterman St., Waycross, GA 31501 (912) 287-9140
Service: Includes special services like Community Outreach, GeorgiaCares, DOL One-Stop, Asthma and Diabetes Collaborative Care, Patient Transportation, 340B Discount Drug Program, and Patient Assistance Program, and Senior Day Care.

Mental Health Services
Unison Behavioral Health of Georgia 1007 Mary Street, PO Box 1397 Waycross, GA 31503 800-342-8168
Greenleaf 2209 Pineview Drive Valdosta, Georgia 31602 (844) 209-7067
Psychological Services of Waycross 1610 Alice St, Waycross, GA 31501 (912) 285-1610

Satilla Regional Senior Behavioral 1707 Boulevard Square, Waycross, GA 31501 (912) 338-6338

Respite Care
Tebeau House 2019 Tebeau St Waycross, GA 31501(866) 826-8384
Ms Jo’s Personal Care Home 1300 Dorothy St, Waycross, GA 31501 (866) 826-8384
Ware Visiting Nurses Service, Inc 360 State St Waycross, GA 31501(866) 856-3044
Victorian Way Personal Care Home 709 Carswell Ave, Waycross, GA 31501 (866) 826-8384

Transportation Services
Ware County Transit (912) 283-7800

Ware County Emergency Numbers
Fire 3411 Harris Road, Waycross, GA 31503 (912) 287-4460
Ware County Sheriff’s Office 3487 Harris Road, Waycross, GA 31503 (912) 287-4326
Ware County Emergency Operations Center 3395 Harris Road Waycross, GA 31503 (912) 287-4335
Poison Control 1-800-222-1222
Ware County AA 618 Lee Avenue Waycross, GA 31501 (912) 285-8502
Satilla Rape Crisis Center (912) 283-0987

Last updated: 4/13/2017

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