Support and educational groups meet at the Family Resource Center ANNEX at various times each week in order to meet the needs of families in our community. Check under the events tab for more information. Here are the current groups:
Grief Support Group – Sundays 3-4pm
Coping with Grief…
- One of the critical factors in healing from grief is the support of other people.
- Having support from your family, friends, or a community of others who have also experienced grief allows you to feel that someone else “gets it.”
- Being able to share your story or your feelings is vital to the healing process.
- If this feels intimidating, remember that you can attend a grief support group and just listen.
- You won’t be forced to speak until you’re comfortable, and you may draw comfort from being in a community of others who have some understanding of the depth of your grief.
JOIN AT ANY TIME – LED BY A THERAPIST – OPEN DIALOGUE
Music & Movement for children ages 3-10 – Mondays 6:15-7pm
Learning through music can set a child up for success in school and in life. Open enrollment – join at any time!
The benefits of music for children include:
- Early Literacy and Language Development
- Social-Emotional Skills
- Cognitive Skills
- Gross and Fine Motor Skills
- Music Skills
Instructor: LeAnne Challenger, Kindermusik Licensed Educator
(class is available to children that have experienced one or more difficult childhood experiences)
Young Adult Book Club – 2nd & 4th Mondays of the month at 6pm
WHO: Any Middle or High School student.
WHAT: Young adult books and discussion guides are provided at no cost to participants. Open group discussion led by Professor Blankenship. Join at any time!
Parent Café- NEW Locations!
Parent Cafés are a great way for parents and caregivers to have their own conversations about keeping their families strong. Each session connects parents/caregivers to resources they can use in day-to-day family life. This is a parent-led discussion group designed to help parents/caregivers connect and learn strengthening factors to empower them to be the best parent/caregiver to their child.
Monthly cafés are available at several Head Start childcare centers:
Habersham County Head Start
Second Wednesday of each month from 8:30 ’til 9:30 am
Address: 291 Light Road in Baldwin
Rabun County Head Start
Last Wednesday of each month from 8:30 ’til 9:30 am
Address: 1236-B Old Hwy. 441 South in Clayton
Stephens County Head Start
Last Tuesday of each month from 8:30 ’til 9:30 am
Address: 176 Broad Street in Toccoa
For more information on any of these Parent Cafés, please contact Maddie Ash at 706-778-3100 ext. 102 or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org
Trauma-Informed Yoga – Fridays either 12:30-1:30pm OR 3-4pm
It’s no secret that yoga does wonders for the body and can calm the mind.
The objective of trauma-informed yoga is to help participants increase their body awareness—notice what is happening inside their bodies—and thereby learn to release tension, reduce fear and arousal, develop a greater capacity to cope, and ultimately create a greater sense of wholeness, wellness and connection to mind-body-spirit.
Who Can Come?
Any female adult survivor with one or more Adverse Childhood Experiences.
How Much Does It Cost?
There is no cost to attend, but advance registration is required. Come in comfortable clothes, we have everything else you will need!
Class is taught by Victoria Nolen, licensed counselor, certified yoga instructor and trauma-informed psychotherapist.