OneStop Newsletter
Click here to view the OneStop newsletter. The publication includes information about various programs and services offered by the division, as well as four-month calendars of events for the Norcross and Buford Human Services Centers and the Centerville Community Center. The publication also features helpful information for citizens interested in community volunteer work and other community programs.

Classes at Norcross Human Services Center
Classes are subject to change. For the most current class listings at Norcross Human Services Center, call 678.225.5400. 

Health and Human Services offers many classes, events, and workshops for all ages at its service centers and senior centers. To see a full listing, visit www.gwinnettcounty.com and select Health and Human Services from the drop-down menu. 

The Norcross Human Services Center (NHSC) would like to partner with nonprofit organizations, government agencies or volunteer(s) to provide classes or programs that would benefit our local community. Space is available to hold classes during the day, evening, or Saturdays. No fee to use space or equipment if class meets NHSC guidelines and is free or offered at a reduced cost. To request a proposal packet, call 678.225.5400 or email nhscbuilding@gwinnettcounty.com.


Computer Classes

Basic Computer Classes for Adults • FREE!
Tuesdays from 9:00am to 11:00am. Lessons will cover how to save, print, and edit documents and how to use the Internet, Microsoft Word, Excel, Access, and PowerPoint. Class meets for six weeks. Call the center for class dates and to register. Space is very limited. 

Basic Computer Classes for Seniors • FREE!
Thursdays 9:00am to 11:00am for ages 60+. Lessons will cover how to save, print, and edit documents and how to use the Internet, Microsoft Word, Excel, Access, and PowerPoint. Class meets for six weeks. Call the center for class dates and to register. Space is very limited. 

Intermediate Computer Classes for Adults • FREE!
Mondays and Thursdays: September 8 to October 9 from 2:00pm to 4:00pm. Lessons will cover PC hardware/software overview, MS Word, Excel, and PowerPoint, word processing, spreadsheets, creating presentations, fixing/avoiding problems, and more! Class meets for five weeks. Register on September 4 by calling 678.225.5400 to reserve a seat. Space is limited. 
Education for Adults

AARP Smart Driver Course
Tuesdays: September 23 or October 28 from 9:30am to 4:00pm. After completion of the course, you may be eligible for up to a 10 percent discount on your auto insurance depending on your driving record. Cost: $15 for AARP members or $20 for non-AARP members. To register, please email smart.driver.class@gmail.com or call 470.201.8519.

AARP Smart Driver Course Taught in Chinese
Saturdays: September 13, October 25, November 8, or December 13 from 9:00am to 3:30pm. After completion of the course, you may be eligible for a 10 percent discount on your auto insurance depending on your driving record. Cost: $15 for AARP members or $20 for non-AARP members. To register, please email dhs3512@hotmail.com or call 678.242.9886.


Education for Youth

Create It Theater for Youth Ages 5 to 14 Years
Tuesdays from 6:00pm to 8:00pm: October 7 – November 4 for ages 5 – 10. Thursdays from 6:00pm to 8:00pm: October 9 – November 6 for ages 11 – 14. Create It Theatre is designed to teach children how to manage emotions through positive redirection. In this program, youth learn how to resolve conflict, use creativity through teamwork, and foster confidence through building an entire production through their stories. Participants will create everything in their production from the commercials to their actual play performance at the end of each session. Cost: $50 per five-week session plus $10 registration fee. Hosted by Tameka Anderson with GASP Ministries. To register, call 404.826.4277. Ask about sibling and referral discounts!

Self-Esteem for Youth Ages 12 to 24 Years
Saturdays from 10:00am to11:30am. Cost: $10. Program provided by Bridging the Gap Independent Living and Resource Center. For class dates and more information, please call 678.467.0159 or email cbaker@bridgingthegapliving.org.

Certified Anger Management for Youth Ages 12 to 24 Years
Saturdays from 10:00am to 11:30am. September 27 for ages 12 – 14; October 11 for ages 15 – 17; October 25 or November 8 for ages 18 – 21: Cost: $25. Court ordered clients must complete assessment. Program provided by Bridging the Gap Independent Living and Resource Center. To register, please call 678.467.0159 or email cbaker@bridgingthegapliving.org.

Money Management for Youth Ages 12 to 24 Years
Saturdays from 10:00am to 11:30am. Cost: $10. Program provided by Bridging the Gap Independent Living and Resource Center. For class dates and more information, please call 678.467.0159 or email cbaker@bridgingthegapliving.org.

Math Tutoring • FREE!
Saturdays: September 13, 27; October 11, 25, and November 8 from 2:00pm to 4:00pm for elementary to high school students. Tutoring is provided by students of GUIDE. Presented by One 2 One Educational Support, Inc. Call the center to register.


Health and Safety

Rapid HIV Testing • FREE!
Thursdays: September 25, and October 23 from 6:00pm to 7:30pm. No needles. No appointment needed. Results in 20 minutes. Sponsored by AID Gwinnett. For more information, call 678.990.6430 or visit RCClinc.org.

Prostate Cancer Awareness • FREE!
Thursday, September 11 and November 13 from 7:00pm to 8:30pm. Ken Stevens, survivor and vice president of the Georgia Prostate Cancer Coalition, will host a discussion group. Women are welcome and encouraged to attend.

Belly Dance Class for Seniors
Mondays from 1:30pm to 2:30pm. Cost: $5 for a drop-in class. Classes taught by Diane Adams, an instructor certified in senior fitness by ASFA. Call the senior center for more information at 678.225.5430. 

Clases Prenatales • GRATIS!
Lunes de 9:00am hasta mediodía. Clases sobre el embarazo; preparación para el parto; cuidado del recién nacido; alimentación y nutrición materna; como cuidar de su bebe; clases básicas de inglés y mucho más. Si tiene otros niños, se los cuidamos para que puedas participar en las clases sin preocupación. Cuando terminan reciben un certificado en su graduación. Clase en español enseñadas por Mercy Care. El curso es patrocinado por el Centro de Recursos Humanos de Norcross. Para inscripción o más información, llame a Gloria Baroni al 678.843.8902.

Affordable Care Act Information • FREE!
Mondays from 10:00am to noon. Community educators from the Hispanic Health Coalition are available in the lobby to provide information on healthcare reform and options for health insurance for you or your family members. Information provided in both Spanish and English. No appointment necessary.

General Health and Nutrition Food Talk • FREE!
Fridays from 10:00am to noon. Want tips for healthy eating while staying on a budget? A Gwinnett Extension representative will be on site to provide information on the UGA Food Talk nutrition certification classes. Representative speaks English and Spanish. Provided by the Gwinnett Extension. No pre-registration required.

Salud y Nutrición General "Hablemos de Comida" • Gratis!
Viernes de 10:00am a mediodía. Quieres consejos para una alimentación saludable durante su mantenimiento de su presupuesto? Representante de servicio de Gwinnett Extensión estará para contestar sus preguntas y facilitarle información sobre las clases de certificación por la Universidad de Georgia. No se requiere inscripción previa.

Chair Yoga for Seniors • FREE!
First and third Monday of the month. For ages 60+. Come increase your strength and flexibility. No pre-registration required. Call the senior center for more information at 678.225.5430.


Language

English as a Second Language (ESL) Classes • FREE!
Mondays and Wednesdays or Tuesdays and Thursdays from 5:30pm to 8:30pm. New and returning students need to take a test to determine the current level of proficiency. Levels provided are: Low Beginning, High Beginning, Intermediate, and Advanced. Provided by the Asian American Resource Center. Call 770.270.0663 for more information or email education@aarc-atlanta.org.

Learn to Read and Write English • FREE!
Mondays and Wednesdays: August 4 through October 1 from 9:00am to 11:00am. Class meets for nine weeks. Classes are in a mixed level setting and participants must have some knowledge of the English language. No pre-registration required. Register in class on first day.

Conversational English • FREE!
Wednesdays from 1:00pm to 2:00pm. This is an ongoing class to help you learn the basics of conversational English and practice what you have learned in an informal setting. No registration required. All ages welcome!


Multicultural
Multicultural Center for Positive Aging • FREE!
Monday to Friday from 9:00am to 4:00pm. Center is open to all seniors ages 60+. Seniors participate in recreational activities, presentations by guest speakers, and day trip excursions. No cost to become a member; however, the center operates on donations for transportation and meals. Non-members, call 678.225.5413 to reserve a meal by 1:00pm the day before attending or email tammy.lea@gwinnettcounty.com.

Citizenship • FREE!
Mondays and Wednesdays from 5:30pm to 8:30pm. This class provides information about the interview process, the questions asked, and the vocabulary. Participants will also learn history and other current information about the U.S. This program follows the ESL schedule. Reistration is required. Provided by the Asian American Resource Center. For re information, email education@aarc-atlanta.org or call 770.270.0663.
Support Groups

Partners in Parenting • FREE!
Saturdays from 10:00am to noon. September 27:Entrepreneurship; October 25: Sexuality and your child; November 22: Teens - sex, drugs, and life; December 13: Loving and living life. Light refreshments will be served. Bring the kids and learn how to manage stress. There is a special surprise for parents at the end. Hosted by Tameka Anderson with GASP Ministries. To register, please call 404.826.4277.

Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) Training • FREE!
Prior to training, a prospective volunteer must complete an application, reference checks, and consent to a criminal background check. Prospective volunteer is required to complete 40 hours of training, including 10 hours of court observation over a four to six-week period. For consideration, email steve.gill@gwinnettcounty.com or call 770.619.6015.

Gamblers Anonymous • FREE!
Mondays from 6:30pm to 8:30pm. This program is for individuals, family members, friends, and loved ones who have been impacted by gambling. For more information, call 678.234.5648. 
Workshop

Homebuyer Education Workshop • FREE!
Friday, September 12 from 8:30am to 5:00pm. Topics to be covered are: budgeting and money management, ABCs of credit and credit reports, down payment assistance programs, what to expect from a Realtor, mortgage loan process, home inspections and appraisals, homeowner’s insurance, the closing day, your legal rights, and more! To register, please call 800.251.2227. Provided by ClearPoint Credit Counseling.