Community Service Center

A Message from the Director

For this multifaceted human service agency, helping others is what we do best. At some point in each of our lives we will find ourselves in a place where we either need help or have a need to help others.

The Community Service Center is the place where services are offered and volunteer needs are fulfilled. Residents of Gainesville and Hall County can ride the public bus system, get extra support through financial services, or take part in programs designed to enrich the lives of mature adults such as the Senior Life Center and Meals on Wheels.

Our hope is that these efforts uplift and strengthen our community.

Community Service Center Director

  • Phillippa Lewis Moss
    430 Prior Street SE
    Gainesville, GA 30501
    Phone: 770-503-3330
    Fax: 770-503-3344
    Email Phillippa

Service is the operative word used to describe this joint department of the City of Gainesville and Hall County. Established in 1970, the Community Service Center (CSC) was created to assess the need for and coordinate human service programming. CSC programs include: 

Financial Services

The Center for Family Prosperity provides free income tax preparation to families with low- to moderate- incomes.

  •  Financial Emergency Assistance is available to eligible families
  •  Financial Education courses are also available 

Hall Area Transit Bus Services

Hall Area Transit Bus Services provides affordable, convenient public transportation including scheduled service and on demand service.

Homeless Resources
The Community Service Center provides a database of homeless resources for those in need of that assistance. This database includes places for homeless individuals to find beds, food, clothing, medical/dental services and more.

Meals on Wheels

The Meals on Wheels program is a nutrition program for frail elderly persons living in Hall County. Approximately 350 seniors receive hot lunches delivered by friendly volunteers each Monday through Friday. For some seniors, this daily visit may be the only social interaction they have during the day. 

Senior Life Center

The Senior Life Center is open Monday through Friday

  •  Activities include health and wellness programs, continuing education, recreation and leisure and travel events
  •  A nutritious hot lunch is provided each day
  •  Prescription Medication Assistance helps seniors purchase medication

Special Note: Effective September 1, 2012 Family Preservation, Parenting Education and Counseling Services are no longer available.