Volume 12 | March 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. You can find an archive of Resource Newsletters on the United Way of Hall County webpage. Thank you and stay well. 
Pathways Transitional Program, Inc. is now providing services in Hall County. Pathways services include
  • Counseling & Psychotherapy
  • Psychiatric Services
  • Group Counseling
  • IFI
  • Diagnostic & Assessment Services
  • DFCS & DJJ Contracted Provider
  • Behavioral Aid Services
  • School Based Support
Services are provided to children and their families, adults and groups.
Pathways accepts Medicaid, Well Care, CareSource, Peach Care for Kids, Enpatico, Tricare, Amerigroup, Cigna, Aetna and Blue Cross Blue Shield of Georgia. If you don’t have health insurance, Pathways offers out of pocket rates. They also have some limited sliding scale fee appointments.

Join Pathways via Zoom on Wednesday, March 3 at 12pm for a Virtual Meet & Greet. Join Zoom Meeting

Meeting ID: 963 7430 4977
Passcode: HallMeetUp

Find more information on Pathways Services here.


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
Dr. Sarah Young will be speaking at each of our March One Hall meetings to tell us more about UNG's Nighthawk Community Connector.

The purpose of the Connector is to support UNG’s mission to provide a student focused environment that includes quality education, service, inquiry, and creativity. The Connector builds relationships between the community organizations serving UNG’s five campus area with our faculty and staff. The Connector is a streamlined, efficient way for community organizations to request specific types of assistance from UNG’s faculty, staff, and students.
The Connector matches specific organizational needs to the resources within UNG, based on availability and ability. For example, a local nonprofit organization building a new program needs help creating new marketing material. The nonprofit organization could submit a request to the Connector to be matched with faculty and staff that may be interested in developing such material as an in-class project or faculty service opportunity.
Organizations are encouraged to sign up if they have a specific project in mind, or if the organization would just like to be considered for future collaboration opportunities with UNG. To register with the Connector please visit http://go.ung.edu/communityconnector. The link will ask you whether you have a specific project idea or if you would just like to submit your information for future consideration. A short, five-minute survey will then request general organization information.
For any additional questions, please contact Dr. Sarah Young, Assistant Director of Academic Engagement at Sarah.Young@ung.edu or 678.696.2012. 
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
Have you seen the Jobs & Job Training Newsletter from One Hall? If not, check your junk mail or contact Maria Calkins. This newsletter comes out bi-monthly and is a fantastic tool to share with your clients to help with finding jobs, find out more about job training opportunities and read about some general job related inforamtion...all in one easy to navigate newsletter! For the March Jobs and Job Training Newsletter, click here.
Hall County Family Connection Network’s Board of Directors is pleased to announce the hiring of Annaliza Thomas as Executive Director on February 16. With Annaliza on board, HCFCN plans to commence with The Collaborative meetings, starting on April 8th at noon, and then continuing every other month. We will start with a Zoom format and return to our in-person meetings when it is safe for everyone. Annaliza’s contact info: hcfcn.director@gmail.com, 770-569-3790. Please reach out to her if you’d like to be included on The Collaborative mailing list for meetings.
Annaliza Thomas is an experienced nonprofit program administrator and leader. Previously, Annaliza was the Director of Community Outreach at TCSG’s Office of Adult Education. As the Community Outreach director, Annaliza provided program support and technical assistance to adult and family literacy organizations throughout the state. organizations. Prior to her role with the TCSG, Annaliza worked for the Peace Corps as the global literacy specialist. Annaliza has experience working with local literacy organizations as well. From 2011 to 2015, Annaliza was the executive director of Forsyth County’s Certified Literate Community Program. In this role, Annaliza worked with the local CLCP’s board of directors and community partners to organize and provide adult and family literacy classes to the community. 
Annaliza graduated from the University of Georgia with her BS in Social Science Education and her BA in Political Science. Annaliza earned her MA in Service, Leadership and Management from the School for International Training in Vermont. Since 2004, she has lived in Belize, California, Vermont, the Philippines and Maryland. Currently, Annaliza lives in Gainesville with her husband Randall and two sons Ethan (11) and Elijah (4).
Find out what Amerigroup is offering this week:

March 03, 2021
Read to me Amerigroup  Dr. Seuss Birthday

March 03, 2021
Meeting id: 978 7115 3516
Password: 743633

March 04, 2021
Meeting id: 924 2951 2540
Password: 786968

March 05, 2021

We will be hosting a “Pregúntele al Pediatra” (Ask a Pediatrician) on Friday, March 5th. With one of our Bilingual Physicians, Dr. Paez.

This is a great opportunity for our Spanish speaking families to ask questions and get informed by a Pediatrician. 
News from NAMI:
Introduction to Behavioral Health and Addictive Disease, March 17, 2021 at 8am - Register Here

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.

The Compass Center now has funds for utility bills within the city of Gainesville.
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.