Community Services

There  CHA is committed  to promoting opportunities to improve and enhance the quality of life enjoyed by the residents in our communities. Newton county has a number of local agencies and non-profits which serve the community.  CHA's Resident Service staff member is available to help and support connecting residents with those support services.

 Newton Can
An excellent locally focused website is Newton Can
This website has these  information areas - Basic Needs, Healthcare, Families and Children, Jobs and Adult Education, and Seniors and Disabilities
Residents are encouraged to use this resource to learn more about local helping services


Arts Association in Newton County
The Arts Association encourage youth and adults in the community to participate in the arts both as audience and as artists and to present world-class artists to all the citizens of this area
Scholarships It is the policy of the Arts Association to provide services for any person or family who desires to participate in Arts Association programs, regardless of the ability to pay the standard program fee. Scholarships will be provided on a first come, first served basis and will be based on the Arts Association's ability to provide funding. Scholarships will be awarded based on family income and members in household in compliance with other local non-profits’ scholarship guidelines.  Scholarship applications will be processed in order they are received.  Please allow two weeks for processing.  

Covington First United Methodist Food Ministry
The Food Pantry Ministry assists those in need with food every month.
Hours: Monday and Wednesday afternoon,2pm-4pm. 
             3rd Saturday of the month, 10am-12noon.
Located: 2160 Church Street (on Church Street, pass the main church, pass the youth house, the Food Pantry will be on your right)
Food Pantry is available for Newton County residents only

Faith Works - 7129 Turner Lake Cir SW, Covington, GA 30014  (770) 784-1884
Open Mon, Tues, Thurs, Fri & Sat 9am - 11am
An organization founded by a consortium of area churches that combines resources to help needy residents of Newton County with emergency funds for housing (rent and mortgage) and utilities. Faith Works is funded by 39 local churches, businesses and individuals.

Salvation Army Covington
5193 Washington St.
Hours: Tuesday-Thursday /9:30am – 12pm
- FREE Food Pantry
- FREE Clothing Assistance (as available)
- Financial Assistance (as available) for rent, mortgage, or utility
- Disaster Relief


Covington Family YMCA
Youth Afterschool Programs, Swim Lessons, Soccer, Basketball and Early Learning
Adult exercise and gym facility

Gwinnett, Newton Rockdale County Health Departments 
The Gwinnett, Newton, & Rockdale County Health Departments work to protect and improve the health of those who work, live, and play in our community, and continually strive to meet the varied health needs of residents and visitors.
8203 Hazelbrand Road

Covington, GA 30014
P | 770-786-9086
F | 770.786.0715
Hours Monday | 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM Tuesday | 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM Wednesday | 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM Thursday | 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM Friday | 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM Saturday | Closed Sunday | Closed
Services at this location

Newton Parks and Recreation Commission 
Boys - Baseball, Basketball and Football
Girls - Basketball, Cheerleading and Softball
Youth Track and Field

Willing Helpers Medical Clinic

Is an appointment-only charitable (free) medical clinic located in Newton County, Georgia.  Willing Helpers  help people who meet all of the following criteria:

  • Have a chronic illness (see list below)
  • Live in Newton County, GA
  • Are age 18 or older
  • Have no health insurance for doctor visits
  • Have low household income (within 200% of the Federal Poverty Level).
  • A household is defined as yourself, your legally married spouse, and any children in your custody who are under 18.
  • Contact them  for help if you are unsure if you meet the income requirements.