Volume 8 | 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. 
DHS/DAS administers funding through the state's 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. 

Pamela Hurst (Pamela.Hurst@dhs.ga.gov)
www.georgiaadrc.com; dhs.georgia.gov
UGA Extension-Hall County will be hosting virtual FoodTalk classes in both English and Spanish.
Classes for the 8 week program started this week, so don't hesitate to get your clients signed up for this valuable course in meal preparation on a budget.
See the English brochure here.
See the Spanish brochure here.
To register:

Information about UGA Extension-Hall County:
Classes offered include:
All regular programming is available on a virtual platform now. There are also have resources on the UGA Extension website about COVID-19.

All of programs are free to the public. 

The Hall County office offers budgeting/money management resources that could aid in eviction prevention.

For more information, contact:
Carin Booth
Hall County Family Connection Network
is seeking applicants for their Executive Director position. The job description can be found here.
All inquiries should be sent to hcfcn.board@gmail.com.
WorkSource Georgia Mountains has the following training & work programs available now:

News from NAMI:
The CAFÉ TA Center invites you to attend a webinar on financial literacy and money basics, “A Foundation for Your Finances: A Review of the Basic Building Blocks of Personal Financial Sustainability for Peers and Consumers” at 2PM ET on Wednesday, January 27th. Topics will include:
  • Why do I need a budget, and how do I create one?
  • How do checking accounts, savings accounts, and loans work?
  • How do I build credit?
  • Where can I turn for help and advice? 
To register, click here.

Ridgeview Institute Monroe Behavioral Health will host Debra Premashakti Alvis, Ph. D. to present: Calming the Anxious Mind: Brain- Based Mind/Body Resiliency for Clients and Therapists 
 Date: February 5, 2021
Time:  9:30am-12:30 pm
Admission: Free to All Participants
CEU Credits:  3 CORE Hours
Approved by: LCSW and LMSW
To join this Telehealth CEU, see below:
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 Meeting ID: 835 3131 4360
Passcode: 432844
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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! For the January Jobs and Job Training Newsletter, click here.
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 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: January 20, 2021
Register here.

One Hall Financial Stability:
3rd Wednesday at 2 pm
Next meeting: January 20, 2021
Register here.

One Hall Health:
4th Wednesday at 8:30 am
Next meeting: January 27, 2021
Register here.

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