Etowah County Social Services for Public Assistance

Find Etowah County Alabama social services and programs related to public assistance. Public assistance is provided by Food Stamp Offices, Medicaid Offices, Social Security Offices, WIC Offices, and Housing Authorities.


A Food Stamp Office is a government office at the local level that provides nutritional assistance through the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP). SNAP benefits are available to income-eligible households in order to reduce food insecurity and poverty by supplementing the food purchasing power of the household. A Food Stamp Office can assist eligible families in enrolling for SNAP benefits and receiving nutritional assistance benefits. These food assistance benefits include a monthly stipend to purchase household food items or plants and seeds to grow food.

Etowah County Human Resources Food Stamp Office 210 Hoke Street Gadsden AL 35903 256-549-4100


A Housing Authority is a government office at the state, county, or local level that provides housing assistance and support to income-eligible people. Housing Authorities offer a range of services, including rental assistance, access to long-term low-income rental housing, and housing support. Housing Authorities often provide additional support services to tenants, including education and job training, access to healthcare services, and other social services.

Altoona Housing Authority 2669 Self Street Altoona AL 35952 205-589-6487

Attalla Housing Authority 904 9th Street Southwest Attalla AL 35954 256-538-9365

Greater Gadsden Housing Authority 1109 Jacksonville Street Gadsden AL 35901 256-546-3052


A Medicaid Office is a government office at the state, county, or local level that provides health insurance assistance to income-eligible individuals and families. Medicaid services include inexpensive or free health insurance for children, adults, people with disabilities, and the elderly. A Medicaid Office provides assistance in enrolling for Medicaid services, information on healthcare options, and help obtaining access to healthcare.

Gadsden Alabama Medicaid Office 200 West Meighan Boulevard Gadsden AL 35901 256-549-7700


A Social Security Office is a local branch of the federal Social Security Administration, which provides financial support to elderly people, surviving family members, and people with disabilities. Social Security Offices provide services including stipends to retired workers as well as low-income individuals and people with disabilities. Social Security Offices provide assistance in enrolling for Social Security benefits, receiving Social Security benefits, and planning for retirement needs.

Gadsden Social Security Office 204 Enterprise Road Gadsden AL 35904 256-538-7883


A WIC Office is an office run by the state, county, or local government that provides support to women who are pregnant or breastfeeding, infants, and children. WIC stands for Women, Infants, and Children. WIC is a supplemental food program, and in addition to nutritional assistance, WIC Offices provide additional benefits including health screenings, nutrition and health education, breastfeeding promotion and support, and help getting other social services. WIC Offices provide services to income-eligible families who require food assistance.

Etowah County Health Department WIC Office 709 East Broad Street Gadsden AL 35903 256-547-6311