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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.

Barnette Thompson-Glanton retired after 44 years

Barnette Thompson-Glanton retired after 44 years of dedicated service to the GARC.  She was an incredible inspiration to everyone who came through our doors.  She will be deeply missed.

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.

Read more: NOW Waiver Public Forums

Announcing a CARF Three-Year Accreditation

October 24, 2016

Griffin Area Resource Center, Inc. awarded Three-Year CARF Accreditation 

carfsealCARF International announced that the Griffin Area Resource Center, Inc.  has been accredited for a period of three years for its Community Employment Services, Community Integration and Supported Living programs. The latest accreditation is the 3rd consecutive Three-Year Accreditation that the international accrediting body, CARF, has awarded to the Griffin Area Resource Center.

This accreditation decision represents the highest level of accreditation that can be awarded to an organization and shows the organization’s substantial conformance to the CARF standards. An organization receiving a Three-Year Accreditation has put itself through a rigorous peer review process. It has demonstrated to a team of surveyors during an on-site visit its commitment to offering programs and services that are measurable, accountable, and of the highest quality. 

The Griffin Area Resource Center is a nonprofit organization located in Griffin, Georgia.   It has been providing services to citizens of Spalding County and other surrounding counties for sixty years.

Read more: Announcing a CARF Three-Year Accreditation

Kiwanianne Club Donation 2016

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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Phone: (770) 228-9919
Fax: (770) 228-9920

931 Hamilton Boulevard Griffin, GA 30224

Griffin Area Resource Center

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Day Hours
Monday:  8:00 am - 4:00 pm 
Tuesday:  8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Wednesday:  8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Thursday:  8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Friday:  8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Weekends:  Closed