Bartow Collaborative will meet Friday, September 27th at the Cartersville First Presbyterian Church, Fellowship Hall between 8:30 am – 9:30 am. Coffee/networking begin @ 8:15 am with a short business meeting and strategy team breakouts starting @ 8:30 am.
The Collaborative will host Making Plans Meaningful on Wednesday, Sept. 4 from 9-noon at the Goodwill Cartersville Career Center. Adapted from Franklin Covey’s Four Disciplines of Execution, this training will specifically look at steps to take to effectively carry out Bartow County’s Family Connection plan. Everyone is welcome to attend. Please contact Tina Grubbs @ email@example.com to rsvp.
CHECK OUT THIS GREAT LOW COST TRAINING TO STRENGTHEN YOUR NONPROFIT
The fifth annual Neighborhood Summit will be held Saturday, September 21, 2013. Sponsored by The Neighborhood Fund of The Community Foundation for Greater Atlanta, the training is to strengthen nonprofit capacity. All nonprofits are welcome. Registration is $25 which includes lunch. For more information, visit NeighborhoodSummit.org or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Suicide Support Program
In collaboration with Gordon and Floyd County Family Connection, Bartow Collaborative will be launching theFamily Starfish Project for survivors of suicide. The free six-week class will begin September 12, 2013 at Adairsville Church of God. Survivor families, parents, siblings, aunts, uncles, friends, grandparents and others struggling with the loss of a loved one can register by calling Bartow Collaborative @ 678-719-2041 or emailing Tina Grubbs @ email@example.com. Registration forms are brochures are available on the Bartow Collaborative website – http://www.bartow.gafcp.org – Weekly Updates-August 27th. Additional information is available at http://www.gspin.org/thestarfishproject.
Battle of the Bands will be held Saturday, Sept. 21 from 2:00 pm – 8:00 pm at the Stop Taxes Parking Lot in Adairsville. Sponsored by 1Stop Taxes, Refuge of Hope, Day Seven, and Christian Advisories, there will also be special musical guest, Day Seven and Jac Rip. Proceeds from the event will benefit local ministries. For more information or to register, contact Brittany@1STOPFSS.com for more information or to register. An event flier can be downloaded from the Bartow Collaborative website – http://www.bartow.gafcp.org – Weekly Update – August 26.
(new) Action Ministries is taking applications for their Transitional Housing program in Bartow County. The program provides housing to homeless families and case management for up to two years with the goal of self-sufficiency and permanent housing. Applicants must be a single mom/dad or a married couple with at least one child under the age of 18. The applicant must be homeless or in immediate danger of becoming homeless. If you would like to refer a family or have any questions about the program please contact Rebecca Hickom at firstname.lastname@example.org or at 404-862-1821.
(new) Must Ministries has started an outreach project targeting to raise awareness of the hazards related to temporary workers. In partnership ship with OSHA West office and Georgia Tech, Must Ministries is working to schedule training in Marietta in hopes to informing companies of compliance issues related to the employment of temporary workers. In the meantime, if your agency or organization employs temporary workers, a Compliance Assistance Specialist is available free of charge to speak at safety meetings, lunch and learn seminars, and workshops. For more information, contact Beth Ray @ 770-790-3883 email@example.com.
(new) Faith Temple Food Pantry will be open on Mondays & Wednesdays by appointment only. The Pantry is located @ 29 Redcomb Drive in Cartersville, GA 30120. Call 678-708-6206 or firstname.lastname@example.org to make an appointment.
(new) Beginning September 1st, GEORGIA H.O.P.E will be accepting AMERIGROUP for Assessments, Individual and Family Therapy, Skills Building, Parenting and much more. For Adult Services contact @ 706-279-0405. For Child and Adolescent Services call @ 800-906-9766. You can download a referral form, by visiting Bartow Collaborative website – http://www.bartow.gafcp.org – Weekly Update – August 26.
Court Appointed Special Advocates
Advocates will be training for new CASA Volunteers Today, August 27. If anyone is interested, please contact Ava Lipscomb @ email@example.com or call 770-386-1060 or 678-431-3210.
From Action Ministries
Join 2,000 of your Georgia neighbors on Labor Day – Sept. 2 – for the second annual Action Dash 5K Run/Walk and Fun Run race to beat the cycle of poverty. The nearest location is in Rome. Together, we will run and walk to support Action Ministries in its mission to mobilize communities to address the challenges of poverty by focusing on hunger relief, housing and education. Register now @ http://www.actiondash.org.
(new) Peer Support Wellness and Respite Center
Georgia Mental Health Consume Network presents Bartow County Recovery Rally September 7, 2013from 11AM – 3PM @ Bartow County’s Agricultural Building, 320 W Cherokee Ave. There will be live music, food and guest speakers from Georgia Council on Substance Abuse, Georgia Mental Health Consumer Network, and Highland Rivers Behavioral Health. For more information visit http://www.recoverymonth.gov. An event flier can be downloaded from the Bartow Collaborative website – http://www.bartow.gafcp.org – Weekly Update – August 26.
From Community Health Network
Immerse yourself in the history of Cartersville in the Healthy Bartow Historic 5K at Rose Lawn on Friday, Sept. 14th. This 5K begins at Roselawn Museum. Proceeds from this event will benefit Downtown Cartersville’s Historic Wellness Walk as part of our Healthy Bartow Initiative, Roselawn’s Save the Carriage House campaign, and the educational and preservation efforts of the Bartow History Museum. The race will specifically launch the Downtown Cartersville’s Historic Wellness Walk, which will provide several walking routes through the historic district. Registration is $25.00 and is from 6:45am-7:45am at the back of Roselawn Museum under the large tent. Run/Walk begins @ 8:00 am. Register online @ http://www.active.com until 9/13. Keyword: Healthy Bartow Historic 5K.
Advocates for Bartow’s Children
Advocates FORE! Children Inaugural Golf Tournament will be held September 23rd at the Woodland Hills Golf Club. For more information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org or visit http://www.AdvoChild.org. An event flier can be downloaded from the Bartow Collaborative website – http://www.bartow.gafcp.org – Weekly Update – August 26.
(new) Alzheimer’s Association, Georgia Chapter
Local events include: A Mid-Day Café is scheduled for Thursday September 26, 11:30 am – 1:30 pm @ Cedartown Library. Family Caregiver Workshop Thursday December 5, 10:00 am – 2:00 pm @ Cartersville Medical Center, Classroom 2. For more information or to register contact 1-800-272-3900. The Basics: Memory Loss, Dementia, and Alzheimer’s Disease will be held Wednesday, September 25, 2013 from 10:00 am – 2:00 pm @ Cameron Hall Senior Living Communities, Ellijay, GA. Virtual Dementia Tours following the presentation. To rsvp for lunch contact Jessi Barton at 706-515-4100. A Walk to End Alzheimer’s will be October 19th in Calhoun and November 9th in Rome. For more information contact Rebekah Davis @ 800-272-3900
(new) Area Agency on Aging Northwest Georgia Regional Commission
The Northwest Georgia Regional Commission, Area Agency on Aging, invites you to become a Lay Leader for the Chronic Disease Self-Management Program (CDSMP). The Living Well, Chronic Disease Self-Management Program is an evidence based program created at Stanford University’s Patient Education Research Center. The program includes six weekly workshops that discuss techniques to deal with problems such as frustration, fatigue, pain and isolation, appropriate exercise for maintaining and improving strength, flexibility, and endurance, appropriate use of medications, communicating effectively with family, friends, and health professionals, nutrition, and, how to evaluate new treatments. Workshops are held in community settings such as senior centers, churches, libraries, clinics, and hospitals. The workshops include people with many different health conditions and are led by two trained leaders who may be professionals or peer leaders living with a chronic condition or caretaker of someone with a chronic condition.
Training Dates are Thursday and Friday and the cost of training is FREE. Dates include: October 17, 2013, October 18, 2013, October 24, 2013, and October 25, 2013 The training is located at The Thornton Center at North Floyd Park in Rome, GA (GPS: 75 North Floyd Park Rd. NE; Rome, GA 30165) and will begin promptly at 9:00 am each day. For more information contact Lynne Reeves @ 706-295-6485or email@example.com. You can download fliers and registration information from the Bartow Collaborative website – http://www.bartow.gafcp.org – Weekly Update – August 26.
Georgia Alliance to End Homelessness, Inc.
Strengthening Homeless Families; Five Protective Factors Training will be a 3-day series held onAugust 27th, September 10th, & September 17, 2013 from 9am-3pm at MUST Ministries/The Foothills, 1407 Cobb Parkway North, Marietta, GA 30062. Registration deadline is August 23, 2013 and class is limited to 25 participants. To register, complete one form per person and mail to Dallas Highway, SW, Suite 610 Marietta, GA 30064, fax 770.575.5786, or email to firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information visitwww.gahomeless.org or contact Evelyn Campbell at the above email address. An event flier can be downloaded from the Bartow Collaborative website – http://www.bartow.gafcp.org – Weekly Update – August 26.
(new) Rome-Floyd County Commission on Children and Youth
The 2nd Annual Joining Hands Across Georgia Suicide Prevention Coalitions Conference will be held Friday, September 20th from 8:30 am – 4:30pm at Georgia Highlands College in Rome. Registration deadline is Sept. 4th. Registration fee is $15 which includes lunch, snacks and conference material. The Conference will be held in the Lakeview Auditorium. For more information contact 706-295-6339 email@example.com. An event flier can be downloaded from the Bartow Collaborative website –www.bartow.gafcp.org – Weekly Update – August 26.
Georgia Dept. of Public Health – Diabetes Prevention and Control Program
The Southern Crescent Area Agency on Aging training to become a certified workshop leader for theStanford University Chronic Disease Self–Management Program (CDSMP) will be held October 16 & 17 and October 23 & 24 at Coweta County Fairgrounds in Newnan. For more information contact Erika Lee @ 404.657-0939 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Visit http://www.livewellagewell.info for more information on this program.
Ga. Commission on Family Violence
The 7th Annual Domestic Violence Conference will be held Friday, October 25 from 8am-4:15 pm @ Gignilliat Memorial Hall, Dalton State College. The conference provides information and training to professionals, community organizations, faith communities, and families in order to increase understanding, dispel myths, and assist attendees in effectively identifying/responding to domestic violence. The cost is $40 which includes lunch. You can register online @ http://dvconference2013.eventbrite.com/. For more information contact email@example.com or call 706.272.2258, ext. 2153. An event flier can be downloaded from the Bartow Collaborative website – http://www.bartow.gafcp.org – Weekly Update – August 26.
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