Volume 7 | January 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 2-3 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. 
A message from GCAL:
Hello, I would like to share the following suicide prevention resources with you to share with anyone and everyone in the community who you think would benefit and help share the message about access to crisis services.
Talking can make a difference! If you or someone you know is struggling with sadness, stress, grief, substance use, self-harm, suicidal thoughts or anything that seems like a crisis to you, don’t hesitate to contact the Georgia Crisis & Access Line (GCAL). This is a free and confidential crisis and access line funded by the Georgia Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities. GCAL can respond by phone, text or chat to the needs of Georgians 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and 365 days a year.
Here are resources you can use for help or to help someone in need:
The “My GCAL App” will allow you to call, text, or chat. You can download the My GCAL app through Google Play for android phones or the App Store for iPhones. 
GCAL is always available by phone without using the app at: 1-800-715-4225.

Wallet Cards:

Connect with the Veterans Crisis Line to reach caring, qualified responders with the Department of Veteran Affairs.

Find support for yourself or for someone who may be at risk for suicide at the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention.
Peach State Health Plan offers several benefits for its members. The benefits starts from day one once they are a member. Peach State Health Plan has Medicaid, Medicare and Ambetter insurance for those who qualify. All the information needed, including how to apply, can be found at www.pshp.com.

You can find virtual events for the community at www.pshp.com/events .
The first 20 families to register and attend an event will receive a free swag bag with school supplies (limit 4 per family); while supplies last. Also, there is a limit of 1 event registration per family household (for swag bag).  
Peach State Health Plan also has educational information on their website. Peach State Health Plan Members are covered for their COVID-19 testing and treatment if needed. 
For more information, contact:
Milagros Washington
Children's Center for Hope and Healing is providing counseling services through a confidential and HIPAA compliant telemental health platform. Some exceptions are made for in-office counseling. Masks are required in the office.
Children's Center for Hope and Healing provides specialized counseling for children, adolescents, and adults who have experienced child sexual abuse. They also provide treatment for children and adolescents with sexual behavior problems. Their services are provided at no cost to clients. 

For further information or to make a referral visit their website: https://www.hopeandhealingga.org/
Group counseling to adolescent girls who have been sexually abused is also being offered beginning in October.

Susan Sticha
Executive Director
Phone: 770-532-6530
News from NAMI:
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

Have you seen the new Jobs & Job Training Newsletter from One Hall? If not, check your junk mail or contact Maria Calkins. This new newsletter 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!
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.
One Hall United Against Poverty is meeting via Zoom. Please contact Teigha Snowden to get involved.
One Hall Education:
2nd Thursday at 9 am
One Hall Mental & Behavioral Health:
3rd Wed at 8:30 am
One Hall Financial Stability:
3rd Wednesday at 2 pm
One Hall Health:
4th Wednesday at 8:30 am

Find RESOURCES from our One Hall groups. If you have a resource you would like to share, please add it!
The Compass Center

For assistance, call Wakeitha Cunningham at 770-536-1121.