Volume 10 | February 2021
Hall County Resource Update
Dear Hall County Providers, We hope this newsletter finds you doing well. It has been an unpredictable and trying few months since March. Since we have all been so isolated, United Way of Hall County and Gainesville Housing Authority decided to start this newsletter in hopes that we can keep each other up to date on the resources currently being provided in Hall County. We will highlight agencies each week. This information is being provided to us by the survey that went out earlier in September. If you missed the survey and would like to complete it. please contact Teigha Snowden at UWHC, tsnowden@unitedwayhallcounty.org. Thank you and stay well. 
Georgia Department of Human Services, Division of Aging Services
  • DHS/DAS administers funding through the states network of Aging and Disability Resource Connection (ADRC) partners, including Area Agencies on Aging and Centers for Independent Living. For more information, contact 1-866-552-4464, Option 2.

  • Georgia's Elderly Legal Assistance Program may be able to assisting aging and/or disabled individuals who are facing eviction. For more information, contact 866-552-4464.

  • The DHS Division of Aging Services administers Older Americans Act programs including nutrition programs (congregate and home delivered meals, nutrition education), wellness program, caregiver services and other home and community based support services through various Aging and Disability Resource Connection Partners. To learn more, call 866-552-4464, Option 2. 

  • Area Agencies on Aging and Centers for Independent Living are using funds administered through DHS Division of Aging Services to meet local needs in a variety of ways. For more information, contact your local ADRC partner by calling 866-552-4464, Option 2. 

Get updated information on COVID-19 Vaccinations

UNG: UNG's Dahlonega campus is offering free tax preparation services to those who make $57,000 or less per year. Community members who schedule an appointment will receive assistance from students pursuing accounting and finance degrees as part of the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program sponsored by the IRS.
The free services are open by appointment from 4-7 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays from Feb. 2 to March 2. The sessions are located in room 011 of the Newton Oakes Center on the Dahlonega campus.

For appointments, contact Lisa Nash, 706-867-3082
Family Promise of Hall County Job Posting
Family Promise of Hall County is now now hiring for the position of Manager of Marketing and Volunteer Engagement. See the job description here. Send all inquiries, as well as resume and cover letter to Lindsey McCamy, Executive Director, lindsey@familypromisehall.org
Information from Georgia Legal Services Program
The CDC has issued a new order formally extending the moratorium. For an updated declaration and information on the extension click here.
Find hiring events going on THIS WEEK at Goodwill Career Center here.
News from NAMI:
Introduction to Behavioral Health and Addictive Disease, March 17, 2021 at 8am - Register Here

NAMI Virtual Town Hall
Topic: Covid-19 Vaccine:
State Level Access
   When: Thursday, February 18, 2021, 4:00-5:30 PM ET

Ending the Silence for Families: NAMI Georgia will be offering a FREE, Ending the Silence for Families Presentation on the following dates:
For additional information, please email admincit@namiga.org
The 95th Annual Black History theme by the Association for the Study of African American Life and History (ASALH) is The Black Family: Representation, Identity and Diversity which, after the challenges and resulting health, economic and racial disparities in 2020, brings us back to the core of community, survival and success.  

The following two groups are being offered online, using the Zoom platform:
NAMI Family Support Group
2nd Monday of month at 6:30-8:00PM
2nd Tuesday of month at 6:30-8:00PM
4th Tuesday of month at 6:30-8:00PM
NAMI Connections Recovery Support Group
4th Tuesday of month at 6:30-8:00PM
NAMI Family Support Group is a 90-minute support group for adult friends and family members (18+) of people with mental health conditions.

The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI), the nation’s largest grassroots mental health organization, released a guide to answer frequently asked questions regarding the intersection between Coronavirus, or COVID-19, and people affected by mental illness, their caregivers and loved ones.  Now available in Spanish.

Ninth District Opportunity is now assisting people older and younger than 65 with their Energy Assistance Program. For assistance, call 1-855-636-3108. If the client has a disconnect notice, it is very important that they leave that information in their voice message.
The Compass Center

For referral assistance,
call Wakeitha Cunningham
at 770-536-1121.
One Hall United Against Poverty is meeting via Zoom. Please contact Teigha Snowden to get involved.

One Hall Education:
2nd Thursday at 9 am
Next meeting: February 11, 2021
Register here.  

One Hall Mental & Behavioral Health:
3rd Wed at 8:30 am
Next meeting: February 17, 2021
Register here.

One Hall Financial Stability:
3rd Wednesday at 2 pm
Next meeting: February 17, 2021
Register here.

One Hall Health:
4th Wednesday at 8:30 am
Next meeting: February 24, 2021
Register here.