News, updates and important things happening in Bartow County Georgia

REMINDER… Bartow Collaborative will not meet in Decembe. Our monthly meetings will resume on Friday, January 23rd. More details to follow.
Bartow Collaborative serves as a communication hub for community partners such as nonprofits, social service agencies, faith based organizations, local, state and federal entities, businesses, support groups, and local programs and projects which support issues pertaining to children and families in our community. Agencies and individuals may submit announcements or events to be included in weekly eblast or social media avenues. Content may be edited as needed. Programs sponsored, hosted or facilitated by Bartow Collaborative will be specifically noted.
WISH TO VOLUNTER THIS HOLIDAY? Salvation Army contact Michelle Wilson @ 770-386-6256.
Annual Toyo Tire Bartow Community Christmas Luncheon, Dec. 20th contact Tina Jennings at 678-899-9525 or
Goodwill of North Georgia
The December Multi-Employer Job Fair will be held on Thursday, December 11th from 10:00am – 12:30pm, with lunch immediately following. To download a registration form or The December calendar, visit, Weekly Update Dec. 1st. If you have employed any individuals from any of the previous job fairs, please contact James Benham (770) 276-7036 or for their annual reports.
The 6th Annual Toyo Tire Bartow Community Christmas Luncheon will be held Saturday, Dec. 20th from 11:00am – 2:00pm at the Cartersville Civic Center, 435 W Main St in Cartersville. For more information, contact Tina Jennings at 678-899-9525 or
(new)The Alzheimer’s Association
Mid-Day Café –Thursday, January 15th, 2015 from 11:00 am – 1:00 pm @ United Community Bank Community Room – 4000 Appalachian Highway in Blue Ridge; Thursday, February, 19th, 2015 from 11:00 am – 1:00 pm at Pickens County Community Center Room 3 – 1329 Camp Road in Jasper; Wednesday March 18th, 2015 from 11:00 am – 1:00 pm Little Rome Restaurant – 1201 North 3rd Avenue Jasper.
Legal & Financial Planning – Thursday, February 26th, 2015 from 1:00 pm -3:30 pm
Mercy Care of Rome and Thursday, March 12th, 2015 from 1:00 pm – 3:30 pm Community and Southern Bank in Blue Ridge.
Foundations of Dementia Care Training for Professional Caregivers will be held January 7th & 8th , 2015 @ Rome-Floyd County Library.
Living With Alzheimer’s Disease (an 8-week series) will begin on Tuesdays at 10:00 starting February 3. These programs will be held at the Alzheimer’s Association (922 East Morris Street, Dalton). February 3, 10, & 17 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm: Early stage (for those in the early stage of the disease as well as their care partners). February 24, March 3 & 10 @ 10:00 am -12:00 pm: Middle stage (for caregivers of people in the middle stage of Alzheimer’s). March 17 & 24 @ 10:00 am -12:00 pm: Late stage (for caregivers of those in the late stage of the disease).
Aging & Disability Resource Connection and the Alzheimer’s Association will offer their Annual Caregiver Conference on April 30, 2015. The deadline for sponsorship is March 16, 2015. The deadline to be an exhibitor is March 31, 2015 and the deadline for individual registration is April 15, 2015. Exhibitors are welcome to provide a door prize to be given away the day of the conference. Door prizes will be for family caregivers. In order to simplify the process, each exhibitor will handle the drawing for his/her door prize at his/her table.
To download registration forms, visit, Weekly Update Dec. 1. For more information, contact Rebekah Davis @ 800-272-3900 or
Registration for the above listed events is free, but required. Please call 800-272-3900 to register.
MUST Ministries
MUST Ministries Housing Services are centralizing all requests for assistance to determine the housing needs in the communities served. If you receive a phone call inquiring about housing, or if you have a client that may require an assessment for housing services with Must Ministries, please direct those inquiries to 770-790-3911 (ext. 1171) or send emails to
Bartow Health Access
The Louis B. Tonsmeire, Sr., Clinic introduces Dr. Alan Barnes providing Family Practice. The clinic is located at 31 Pointe North (across Tennessee Street from the movie theater)
in Cartersville. Hours of operation include Monday, 12pm-8pm, Tuesday, 9am-5pm and Wednesday, 12pm-8pm. $45 per visit, with a sliding fee scale based on income. Please call for appointment 678-535-7216. Behavioral Health for adults and youth are also available through Highland Rivers by calling 1-800-729-5700. Bartow County Social Services are also available Monday – Friday, 8 am – 5 pm. Call for appointment @ 770- 387-5133.

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