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.

Taxes

AARP Tax Aid • FREE!
Tuesdays and Thursdays: February 11 to April 15 from 9:00am to noon. Free tax preparation for individuals 50+ and low-income families. 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 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 on March 3 to register.

Basic Computer Classes for Seniors • FREE!
Thursdays from 9:00am to 11:00am. 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 on March 3 to register.


Dance

Belly Dance for Seniors
Mondays from 1:30pm to 2:30pm. Low-im­pact moves will provide a cardiovascular workout as well as improve strength and flexibility. Class can be adapted for participants with physical limitations. Please wear loose-fitting clothing and either dance shoes or bare feet. To pre-register, please call 678.225.5430 or send an email to tammy.lea@gwinnettcounty.com.


Education for Adults

AARP Driver Education
Tuesday, April 22 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.

AARP Driver Education Taught in Chinese
Saturdays 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, contact 678.242.9886 or dhs3512@hotmail.com.

Ceramics for Seniors
Tuesdays and Thursdays from 2:00pm to 3:30pm. Ages 60+. Cost: $2 to $5. Free instructions on cleaning and glazing. Participants may also use the space to independently work on projects. Call the senior center at 678.225.5430 to register or email tammy.lea@gwinnettcounty.com.

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.

Clases de Crianza Aprobadas por la Corte • GRATIS!
Martes de 6:30pm hasta 8:30pm. Instrucción en español. Serie de ocho secciones las cuales enseñan con el método PASOS. Entenderse usted mismo y su hijo o hija; entender su sentimientos; darse fuerzas a sí mismo y su hijo/a; escuchar y hablar con su hijo/a; ayudar que su hijo/a cooperen; disciplina que sirve, escoger la que mejor le sirva; drogas y alcohol. Para inscripción, comuníquese con el Gwinnett Children’s Shelter al 678.546.8770.

CDA Credential Course
Saturdays from 9:00am to 3:30pm. Nationally recognized child development credential provided by Quality Care for Children. Must be 18 years old, have a high school diploma or equivalency, have 480 hours (four months) of experience with children birth to age 5 by the end of the course, and currently work directly with a group of infants, toddlers, or preschool children in a Bright From the Start-licensed child care center or registered family child care home. Full scholarships are available. Call 404.479.4230 for more information. To download the scholarship application, visit http://www.qualitycareforchildren.org/training.


Education for Youth

Create It Theater for Youth Ages 5 to 14 Years
Tuesdays: Ages 5 to 9 or Thursdays: Ages 10 to 14 from 7:00pm to 8:30pm. April 1 to May 1. Performances last week of class. Cost: $50 per session plus $10 registration fee. Hosted by Tameka Anderson with GASP Ministries. To register, call 404.826.4227. Ask about sibling and referral discounts!

Math Tutoring • NOW FREE!
Saturday, April 12 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. 678.230.4027.

Self-Esteem and Life Skills for Youth Ages 12 to 24 Years
Saturday, April 12 from 10:00am to 11:30am. Cost: $10. Program provided by Bridging the Gap Independent Living and Resource Center. For more information, please call 678.467.0159 or email cbaker@bridgingthegapliving.org.

Money Management and Life Skills for Youth Ages 12 to 24 Years
Saturday, April 26 or May 10 from 10:00am to 11:30am. Cost: $10. Program provided by Bridging the Gap Independent Living and Resource Center. For more information, please call 678.467.0159 or email cbaker@bridgingthegapliving.org.

Math and Reading Tutoring
Thursdays from 4:30pm to 6:30pm for kindergarten to grade 4; 6:30pm to 8:30pm for grades 5 to 9. Cost: $25 per-hour session or $40 for two consecutive sessions. Tutoring is provided by a certified teacher. Presented by One 2 One Educational Support, Inc. 678.230.4027.


Health and Safety

General Health and Nutrition Food Talk • FREE!
Fridays from 10:00am to noon. Presenter speaks Spanish and English. Classes provided by the Gwinnett County Cooperative Extension Service. Call the center for class dates. Registration is required.

Project Safe Place
The Norcross Human Services Center is a registered location for children and teens who feel they are being threatened by a stranger; picked on by bigger and older kids; runaway teens or those who have been kicked out of their homes; youth with friends who are drinking and driving; those experiencing a family crisis or breakdown in communication; or children from neglectful or abusive homes. Service provided by the Gwinnett Children’s Shelter. Visit www.gwinnettchildrenshelter.org or call 678.546.8770 for more information.

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.

Food Donation Collection Site
The Center collects canned goods to benefit the Norcross Cooperative Ministry Food Bank. Please donate canned or boxed food items such as rice, pasta, soup, dried beans, fruit, vegetables, etc. Donation box is located on the table in first floor lobby area.


Language

English Reading and Writing • 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. Call the center for class dates.

English as a Second Language (ESL) Literacy and Civics Classes • FREE!
Mondays and Wednesdays: High Beginning and Intermediate levels or Tuesdays and Thursdays: High Beginning and Advanced levels from 5:30pm to 8:30pm. 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 • FREE
Class session February 3 to May 28 on 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. Instruction provided by the Asian American Resource Center. For more information, email education@aarc-atlanta.org or call 770.270.0663.

Citizenship Preparation Classes • FREE!
Wednesdays from 2:00pm to 4:00pm. This 12-week course will cover step-by-step questions and answers covered at the citizenship interview. Program is for adults who want to become U.S. citizens. English knowledge required. Call the center for class dates.

Multicultural Center for Positive Aging • FREE!
Monday to Friday from 9:00am to 4:00pm. Center 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!
Saturday, April 26 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 404.826.4227.

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.