March Newsletter
THANK YOU!
A very special THANK YOU to StorAway for their continued support of our Holiday Connection program throughout the years!

Please consider StorAway the next time you need something stored.
WE WANT YOUR INFO!
We are currently updating our Resource Guide! Please send us your business, agency, church, etc. with a few sentences and a nice picture (logo).

We are aiming to publish late February for the 2019-2020 Guide.

Click the picture below if you would like to see what our current guide looks like (hit Control F to quickly search for your business)
Church of the Month for March
Bethlehem United Methodist Church. 
They will be interviewing Tuesday-Thursday 9-12. 
709 Christmas Ave, Bethlehem, GA 30620
(770)756-3727.
Adult Literacy Barrow
Want to help kids in foster care?
Be an advocate!
Piedmont CASA Volunteer Training Class - Spring 2019
Are you looking for an opportunity to help children in your community? Be a child advocate! Walk alongside a child in foster care, help them make sense of court hearings, make sure their needs are being met, and help them find a permanent home faster. Piedmont CASA invites you to attend our training classes and learn more about what it means to become a Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA). Please complete the online application;  http://www.piedmontcasa.org/online-application.html . Also visit our website,  www.piedmontcasa.org , or FB/Piedmont CASA for more information.

In 2018, more than 350 cases of abuse and neglect were substantiated within Barrow, Banks and Jackson Counties. These children need your voice speaking for their best interests within the juvenile court system. Our local foster children need your voice. Won't you help?

The Volunteer Training classes will be offered once a week in the evening for six weeks from 6:00-9:00pm, with additional online training. Training will run Thursday, April 18, 2019 - Thursday, May 23, 2019.

Nonprofit Training Series
The Athens Area Community Foundation, United Way of Northeast Georgia, Athens-Clarke County Unified Government, UGA's Office of Service Learning, and UGA's Institute for Nonprofit Organizations have joined together to provide a series of trainings for nonprofit organizations in Northeast Georgia. 

Building upon a successful 4-course curriculum in 2017-2018, the collaborative group looks forward to offering 5 new, relevant trainings in 2018-2019 that meet the specific needs of nonprofits in our community. 

Specialists from areas in nonprofit development, fundraising, board management and more will leverage their insight and expertise to help organizations build capacity and show impact.

Each training is provided for free, with a suggested donation of $10/organization/training to cover printing costs, coffee, snacks, and any travel costs for trainers. Donations will be taken at the start of each training. 

Please RSVP to each training, as space is limited.

Please save these dates for our Spring Training Series. 

Friday, January 25 – Performance Management with Merle Strangway (The Learning Edge, Inc.)

This Performance Management workshop is designed to provide an overview of the performance management process. Managers learn how to maximize the productivity of their workforce and address performance problems that arise. 

Friday, March 15/22 – Two-Day Results Based Accountability Training with Kathy Keeley (Georgia Center for Nonprofits) 
After a very popular 1-day session in the Fall, she is back by popular demand to work with nonprofits who are committed to results-based accountability for their programming. Come to this training on Results Based Accountability- a model for identifying and tracking outcomes so you can ensure successful programming and share that information effectively with your donors. 
Barrow County now has stroke treatment center:  

Thanks to Northeast Georgia Medical Center (NGMC) Barrow’s advancement in multiple areas of stroke care, the hospital is now designated as a Remote Treatment Stroke Center by the Georgia Department of Public Health’s Office of EMS and Trauma. Since every minute counts when brain cells are dying, it is very crucial that patients are taken to the closest designated stroke treatment center. NGMC Barrow now provides this life-saving care right here in Barrow County
Piedmont Rape Crisis Center 24/7 Crisis Hot Line
  770.586.5423

Want to be a part of our Newsletter?
We are always looking for great information to share with the Barrow County community. Got an exciting event or class? Maybe you are in need of volunteers. Whatever the need is, if you need to get the word out to the community, shoot us an email and we will share it!
BARROW COUNTY FAMILY CONNECTION
163 MLK JR. DRIVE | PO BOX 278 WINDER, GA 30680
770.530.0687 WWW.BARROWFAMILYCONNECTION.ORG