2nd Annual Golf Outing Success

We had our 2nd Annual Golf Outing and it was a huge success.  We are thankful for our wonderful players and sponsors, community members, businesses, volunteers, and staff members who helped make it a success.

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NOW Waiver Public Forums

The New Options Waiver Program (NOW) which serves people with intellectual and developmental disabilities is scheduled for renewal in September 2017 via application to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services(CMS). The Department of Community Health and the Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities seek comments from the public on how to enhance this program to meet the changing needs of families and individuals.

A series of five public forums will be held to collect comments and suggestions for the New Options Waiver Program (NOW) renewal application. We need input from families, self-advocates, providers, and the general public.

Don’t miss this opportunity to make a positive difference in the direction of services for Georgians with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their families.

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Kiwanianne Club Donation 2016

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Each year, the Kiwanianne Club conducts their one fund raiser, the Korn Dawg book at the Kiwanis Fair. At that time, members of their organization, members of the community and proud and thankful recipients of past donations and scholarships, gather together to prepare and cook the best corn dogs in America! Through that one event, may organizations receive a donation from the Club members. The Griffin Area Resource Center, Inc, is proud to be one of those organizations receiving a donation this year. Lisa Sassaman, Kiwanianne member and Executive Director of the Griffin Area Resource Center, along with Leslie Nichols, Lakeisha Head, and Yasmeen Delaney pose for a picture while accepting this donation.

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The Sun City Civitan Club, Inc. (“SCCC”) announces a donation of funds for the Griffin Area Resource Center, Inc. (“GARC”)

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The Sun City Civitan Club, Inc. (“SCCC”) announces a donation of funds for the Griffin Area Resource Center, Inc. (“GARC”) to subscribe to a one-year subscription to the News-2-You information system including SymbolStix that will greatly benefit their ongoing efforts to support children and adults with developmental disabilities.

News-2-You® has been connecting students to the world through current events for over 17 years. Working closely with the Associated Press (AP), News-2-You topics are timely, contemporary and applicable in classrooms nationwide. With News-2-You, students engage in rich literacy and language instruction while learning about diverse current event topics. Lessons and experiences are extended through interactive symbol-supported articles, activities, games, guided practice opportunities and flexible means of expressing what they have learned. SymbolStix ONLINE is a web-based, symbol search engine that gives you access to the most complete and current symbol set available anywhere. A SymbolStix ONLINE subscription gives you 12 months of unlimited access to over 26,000+ SymbolStix symbols for non-commercial use.

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Funds to purchase computers and more

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The Central Georgia EMC Foundation Board (Operation Round-Up Program) approved Funds to purchase computers, software, and hotspots. We are thankful for their assistance in furthering along our work efforts in the community!

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Celebration of Life

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celebration of lifeOn Wednesday, August 27, 2014 there was a Celebration Ceremony on the front lawn of the GARC.  Mary Fitzhugh, co-founder of the GARC shared with guests the history and incredible beginnings of the organization.  A Kwanzan Cherry Tree and stone bench were dedicated during the ceremony.  The bench is engraved with the names of people who made a huge impact in the life of the organization. Those names are Mrs. Alice Hardin, who carried out the day to day operations of the GARC, Mrs. Esther Kirkland and Mrs. Mitzie Mills who were instrumental in establishing a greenhouse at the GARC and Mr. Collier Goff “Bo” Jackson, who was honored for his life as well as keeping everyone’s vision focused on the mission of the GARC.  

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