Madison County Agencies


2-1-1 Big Bend provides 24 hr. crisis hotline, suicide prevention, human services information and referrals. In 2014, 323 callers received assistance.

Ability 1st provides assistance to persons with disabilities. 7 clients received services, including construction of two ramps.

American Red Cross provides disaster, health, safety, emergency, volunteer, youth, and military services. Over 300 local residents received educational services, primarily for disaster preparation.

America’s Second Harvest of the Big Bend provides surplus food to the needy through nonprofit agencies. In 2014, 106,426 pounds of food were distributed locally.

Big Bend Cares provides education and comprehensive support to people infected or affected by HIV/AIDS. 1,665 residents received services through the education component.

Big Bend Hospice provides patient/family hospice care and bereavement services. 388 individuals and/or families were served here.

Boys and Girls Club Tabula Rasa Provides activities and education for local youth in Centers in Greenville, Pinetta and Madison. 250 youth participated.

Brehon provides direct program support to Project SAFE with such items as car seats, “pack ‘n plays”, diapers, wipes, safety gates and safety plugs for electrical outlets. 240 clients were served.

Capital City Youth Services provides counseling services. 29 youth and their families recieved services.

Children’s Home Society provides comprehensive services for children and families including adoption, crisis pregnancy services and child abuse. 4 children were served in the Early Steps Program.

Consolodated Christian Ministries of Madison provides one or more bags of food to families every two weeks. A total of 165,894 lbs of food was distributed to those in need.

Early Learning Coalition provides quality child-care including assistance with tuition for low-income working parents. 308 children received services last year.

Elder Care Services provides the Senior Volunteer Program offering individuals 55+ opportunities to become involved in community work. 52 seniors participated.

Fellowship of Christian Athletes provides a powerful, positive and effective program to produce tomorrow’s leaders with great, Godly character. 470 middle and secondary students participated.

Kids Incorporated uses their Madison allocation to draw down federal grant dollars to support their two Early Headstart (EHS) centers. A total of 184 children were served.

Lighthouse of the Big Bend will provide services to individuals who are visually impaired or blind.  They assist them in regaining, maintaining or increasing their independence in life.

Office of the Public Guardian serves people who have been determined by court to be incapable of managing their lives safely and responsibly and there is no one else who can do so for them. Two individuals were served in 2014-15.

Refuge House provides assistance to victims of domestic and sexual violence, including safe shelter and a 24-hour crisis hotline. 31 residents received service this last year.

Senior Citizens Council of Madison County provides services to over 400 clients during the calendar year.

Sickle Cell Foundation provides direct services to people with Sickle Cell issues. Educational programs were provided to 1500 individuals in monthly health fairs. Booklets and pamphlets were available to the public. Madison County has the third highest incidences of individuals with sickle cell disease/trait in the Big Bend area.