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OUR AGENCIES
DeKalb County American Red Cross
Assists victims of disasters such as fire and tornados; helps people prevent, prepare for and respond to emergencies; provides blood collection and volunteer services to DeKalb Regional hospital; and provides emergency call services to and from men and women in the military and their families.  For more information about these services, please call (256) 845-0202.

The Arc of DeKalb County 
Dedicated to helping adults with developmental disabilities throughout the county to become productive and interdependent members of society.
Teaches clients how to take care of their basic needs such as cleaning and cooking.  The Arc also teaches reading, writing, art, etiquette and other skills.  Administers work program and five group homes.  
For more information about these services, please 
call (256) 845-0165.


CASA (Care Assurance System for the Aging and Homebound) provides clothing, food, transportation to doctor, and telephone assurance to help the aging and homebound stay independent longer.  Must be 60 or older to receive assistance.

CASA - Helping Hands
provides handicapped individuals with transportation vouchers (for gas) to get to doctor’s appointments and helps with the cost of durable medical equipment such as diabetes meters and blood pressure cuffs.  Services are not age restrictive.

For more information about these services, call 
(256) 845-2049 or email casaofdekalb@gmail.com

Boy Scouts of America - 
Greater Alabama Council 
instills values in young people and prepares them to make ethical choices over their lifetime.  For more information, please go to www.1bsa.org or call 1-800-490-8955.

Fort Payne - DeKalb County Child Development Center provides quality, comprehensive child care services at a more affordable price for working parents, for children 12 months to 10 years, Monday-Friday.  Additional services include child care resource and referral information for families and professional training for care-givers and parents.  For more information about this service, call 
(256) 845-0731.

Partnership for a Drug Free DeKalb County provides services  directly to schools, churches, businesses, and civic organizations for the education and prevention of  youth drug and alcohol abuse.  Includes a mentoring program to help at risk youths.  For more information about this service go to www.partnershipdekalb.org or call  (256) 997-0000.

Girl Scouts of North Central Alabama builds courage, confidence and character in girls of all ages for a better tomorrow.   For more information, please go to www.girlscoutsnca.org 
or call 1-800-410-8338.

Salvation Army provides emergency aid  in the form of clothing, food, medicine, utility assistance, shelter and transportation.  Service center and thrift store are located at 450 Gault Ave N, Fort Payne (across from Union Park).  For more information about these services call, (256) 997-0858.

The USO or United Service Organization 
supports our troops and their families worldwide by providing vital deployment, family support, education, entertainment and travel assistance programs. 
For more information about this service go to
 www.uso.org or call 1-888-484-3876. 

Courtesy of Times-Journal
Kelley's Rainbow provides services to victims of domestic violence. Their purpose is to give victims the needed support and services to reclaim and rebuild their lives without violence.  Services provided include but are not limited to emergency shelter, a 24 hour crisis line;legal, medical, and children's services, counseling, and support groups.  The shelter and main office is in Albertville, however they have a liaison, Ann Bailey, at the DeKalb Co. Dept. of Human Services whose office hours are Mon., Wed., and Thurs. 8-4 and Fri. 7:30-4. Her contact no. is 256-844-2740. The number for the crisis line is 1-888-582-6883.