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.


Assistance

AARP Tax Aid • FREE!
Tuesdays and Thursdays: February 3 through April 14 from 9:00am to noon. First come, first serve basis. Trained and certified volunteers will prepare your federal income tax return. Please bring a copy of all previous year forms indicating federal income tax paid, including W-2 forms from each employer, and all 1099 forms. If you were paid Social Security benefits, bring your SSA-1099. If you received a pension or annuity, bring your 1099R. If applicable, unemployment compensation statements, child care provider information (name, employer ID, and SSN), mortgage interest paid, charitable contributions, and Social Security numbers for all dependents. AARP Tax Aid is administered by the AARP Foundation.


Computer Classes

Basic Computer Classes for Adults • FREE!
Tuesdays, beginning January 13 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 to register on Monday, January 12. Space is very limited. 

Basic Computer Classes for Seniors • FREE!
Thursdays, beginning January 15 from 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 to register on Monday, January 12. Space is very limited. 

Intermediate Computer Classes for Adults • FREE!
Mondays and Thursdays, beginning January 12 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. Call the center to register, beginning Thursday, January 22. Space is very limited.

Introduction to Microsoft Word • FREE!
Tuesday from 5:30pm to 7:30pm. January 13 (registration begins January 8), January 20 (registration begins January 15), January 27 (registration begins January 22) or February 3 (registration begins January 29.) Basic computer skills required. This one day class will cover an introduction to Microsoft Office Word including creating documents, formatting, and tables. Call the center to register. Space is very limited.

Veterans Resume Writing Workshop • FREE!
Wednesday, January 7 from 1:30pm to 3:30pm. In partnership with Goodwill of North Georgia. Skilled computer instructor will provide details on how to design and produce a quality resume. Goodwill Employment staff will be available for additional assistance. For registration and more information, contact Shay Marlow: 678.708.6595 or smarlow@ging.org. Space is very limited.


Education for Adults

AARP Smart Driver Course Taught in Chinese
Saturday, 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.

AARP Smart Driver Course
Thursdays: January 22, February 26, March 26, or April 23 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 smart.driver.class@gmail.com.


Education for Youth

Certified Anger Management for Youth Ages 12 to 21 Years
Saturdays: February 28, March 28, or April 11 from 10:00am to 11:00am. 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. 

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.

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: February 14, 28, March 14, 28, April 11, 25, and May 9 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.

Girl Scouts
Saturdays from 10:00am to noon. Girl Scouting builds girls of courage, confidence and character, who make the world a better place. Troop meetings at this location are held the first and third Saturday of each month with the exception of holiday weekends. Different age group meets each Saturday. To join the Girl Scouts or for more information, call 770.702.9100.


Health and Safety

Prostate Cancer Awareness • FREE!
Thursdays: January 8, March 8, May 14, May 14, July 9, September 10, or November 12 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!
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. Call the center for days and times.

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 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. Call the center for class dates.

Conversational English • FREE!
Wednesdays, beginning January 14 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. Registration 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. 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

Septic Tank Maintenance Workshop • FREE!
Thursday, January 15 at 6:00pm. This workshop can save you money. Workshop participants may be eligible to receive a 5 percent credit on their stormwater utility fee. Space is limited; please register in advance with the Stormwater Management Division with your name, address and telephone number to dwrswreg@gwinnettcounty.com, or call 678.376.7193.