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.


Summer Camps

Create It Theatre Summer Camp for ages 5 to 14
Mondays to Fridays: June 2 to August 1 from 9:00am to 4:00pm. Cost: $60 per week plus a one-time $25 registration fee. Breakfast, lunch, and snack included. Participants will create a new production each week with a performance on the last day. New theme each week. Theme repeats every four weeks. Hosted by Tameka Anderson with GASP Ministries. To register, call 404.826.4227.


Computer Classes

Basic Computer Classes for Adults • FREE!
Tuesdays, August 5 through September 9 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. All students should register on August 4 by calling 678.225.5400 to reserve a seat. Space is very limited. 

Basic Computer Classes for Seniors • FREE!
Thursdays, August 7 through September 11 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. All students should register on August 4 by calling 678.225.5400 to reserve a seat. 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 Education
Tuesdays: August 26, 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, email smart.driver.class@gmail.com. For other class locations visit www.aarp.org.

AARP Smart Driver Education in Chinese
Saturdays: July 26, August 9, September 13 from 9:30am to 3:30pm. 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. Register by calling 678.242.9886 or email: dhs3512@hotmail.com. For other class locations visit www.aarp.org.

State Approved Child Care Transportation Training
Thursday, September 18 from 6:30pm to 8:30pm. Receive four hours of state approved Child Care Training. Registration fee must be received by noon on September 17. To register, or for questions, contact Quality Care for Children at 404.479.4230 or email training@qualitycareforchildren.org. To register online, go to: http://www.qualitycareforchildren.org/tools-for-child-care-professionals/training/, select East Region 6. Cost: $15.

State Approved Young Dual Language Learners Training
Thursday, August 14 from 6:30pm to 8:30pm. Receive two hours of state approved Child Care Training. Registration fee must be received by noon on August 13. To register, or for questions, contact Quality Care for Children at 404.479.4230 or email training@qualitycareforchildren.org. To register online, go to: http://www.qualitycareforchildren.org/tools-for-child-care-professionals/training/, select East Region 6 Cost: $15. 
Education for Youth

Create It Theater for Youth Ages 5 to 14 Years
Tuesdays: September 2 – September 30; October 7 – November 4 for ages 5 to 10. Thursdays: October 9 – November 6 from 3:30pm to 6:30pm for ages 11 to 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!

Certified Anger Management for Youth Ages 12 to 21 Years
Saturdays from 10:00am to 11:30am. Ages 12 to 14 on September 27; ages 15 to 17 on October 11; ages 18 to 21 on October 25 and November 8. Cost: $25. Court ordered clients must complete a pre-assessment. Program provided by Bridging the Gap Independent Living and Resource Center. To register, 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

General Health and Nutrition Food Talk • FREE!
Fridays: July 11 through September 26 from 10:00am to noon. Want tips for healthy eating while staying on a budget? Gwinnett Extension Service 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 Service. No pre-registration required.

Prostate Cancer Awareness • FREE!
Thursday, September 11 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.

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 certifi cado 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.

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.  For more information call the Norcross Senior Center at 678.225.5430.

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

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. 
Language

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.

English as a Second Language (ESL) Classes • FREE!
New session registration and placement testing on July 14 from 5:30pm to 7:30pm at the center. Classes are Mondays and Wednesdays or Tuesdays and Thursdays from 5:30pm to 8:30pm depending on the level which will be determined by the testing. New and returning students need to take a test to determine the current level of proficiency. Provided by the Asian American Resource Center. Call 770.270.0663 for more information or email education@aarc-atlanta.org. 
Multicultural

Citizenship Prep Classes • FREE!
Mondays and Wednesdays from 5:30pm to 8:30pm or Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9:00am to noon. 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 United States. Provided by the Center for Pan Asian Community Services (CPACS). Registration will be held on Tuesday, July 29 from 4:00pm to 7:00pm at the Norcross Human Services Center. Please call 248.558.9774 for more information.

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.
Support Groups

Partners in Parenting • FREE!
Saturdays from 10:00am to noon. July 26: Finances; August 23: Health and Wellness; 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.