Volume 9 | 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 Legal Services Program is representing tenants threatened with eviction, persons who are having trouble obtaining unemployment compensation, and victims of domestic violence. These are the cases which relate most directly to COVID-19.  

Georgia Legal Services Program provides a host of legal services, but are focused on eviction prevention, protection from domestic violence and access to unemployment compensation until April 1, 2021.

Wendy Glasbrenner

Potential clients should call 1-833-GLSP LAW or 1-833-457-7529 

Get updated information on COVID-19 Vaccinations
MedLink Georgia offers the COVID-19 vaccine, antibody testing and COVID-19 tests at all of their medical centers.

Anyone can call the main line at 706-521-3113 for an appointment. Some of the MedLink offices are offering vaccine clinics, so they have additional availability on those particular days to work in more who are wanting to receive the vaccine that meets the requirements of Phase One.

MedLink Georgia is a Federally Qualified Healthcare Center. They provide the community with basic primary care services at 16 different locations throughout Northeast Georgia. MedLink has one local office in Hall County that offers primary care, occupational health and an in-house pharmacy. Other services offered by MedLink Georgia include Diabetes Self-Management, Nutrition Counseling and Behavioral Health. 

Extended hours are offered on Mondays and Wednesdays until 7pm. In addition to MedLink's 16 primary care centers, they have a dental clinic, a women's health center and a physical & occupational therapy center. MedLink offers a sliding fee scale for services to those without insurance or those who may have a high deductible with their health plan. 

Please go to www.medlinkga.org or call (706)521-3113 for more information.

Janice Allen, Outreach Coordinator
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.
Join The Times at 10 am on the first Wednesday of every month in 2021 for their Virtual Health Expo. Each month The Times will have a new theme sponsored by Northeast Georgia Health Systems. The presenters will cover everything from health and fitness, insurance, and even preplanning. After hearing from the speakers, attendees will be able to have their questions answered. The Times will also have weekly prize giveaways for those who attend.

Not able to attend at 10 am? Just register for the event and The Times will send you the video recording as soon as it's available.

Theme for each month:

February: Heart Health/Elder Care
March: Diabetes
April: Ortho
May: Stroke Awareness
June: Financial Planning
July: Mental Health
August: Cancer Awareness
September: Healthy Aging
October: Advance Care Planning/Open Enrollment
November: Alzheimer’s and Brain Awareness
December: Respiratory Care

Register for the Webinar here.
WorkSource Georgia Mountains has the following training & work programs available now:

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
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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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.  

Podcasts Featuring Three Unique Perspectives on Serious Mental Illness Released in Partnership with APA’s SMI Adviser 
In partnership with the American Psychiatric Association’s SMI Adviser, a SAMHSA-funded clinical support system for serious mental illness, NAMI is pleased to release the Medical Mind Podcast series led by NAMI Chief Medical Officer Dr. Ken Duckworth. The six-part series includes episodes on bipolar disorder, early psychosis and major depressive disorder.  
Dr. Duckworth guides deep discussions of each condition that aim to offer insights for individuals, family members and mental health professionals, including: living with a serious mental illness, loving someone who has it, treating it, the impact of cultural identity and more. 
For more details, click here.  
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 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.