The Center’s mission is to support adults with developmental disabilities by building and sustaining individual independence. I am thankful for all they do to contribute to our community through their volunteer activities.
Earlier this month, 24-year old Chavis Harrison was admitted to Peachtree Christian Hospice (PCH) for complications from a motorcycle accident that caused extensive bodily damage, including quadriplegia. Since it is rare that PCH cares for patients who are both young and cognitively alert, the dedicated staff were particularly moved to do something special for Harrison. Upon admission to PCH, they learned that he was a life-long Falcons fan who had played football from the time he was 7 until he was 17 years old.
It is estimated that 60 percent of the homeless family population in Gwinnett County is children, and 50 percent of the children are under the age of 6. Here are some of the stories Rainbow Village graduates tell about how they became homeless.
Just two miles from the bustling Interstate 85 corridor in Suwanee, the faculty and staff of the fully accredited Georgia Campus of Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine (GA – PCOM) are working together to educate more than 1,000 students to become physicians, pharmacists, other healthcare workers, and organizational leaders as the needs increase in Georgia and throughout the nation.
Many individuals who decide to become a certified bilingual legal interpreter for the Georgia court system have never experienced a real courtroom setting prior to beginning their course training. On Saturday, Oct. 12, 22 students enrolled in the Georgia Center for Continuing Education 30-hour Spanish /English Legal Certificate training program visited the Gwinnett Detention Center, also an arraignment center.
Three prominent Gwinnett County celebrities served in honorary roles to raise funds for Duluth-based Peachtree Christian Hospice at its 13th Annual Golf Classic held on Oct. 22 at St. Ives Country Club.
We’ve heard much in the news in recent days about the Affordable Care Act (ACA), known to many as ObamaCare. No matter what you think about the ACA, one cannot deny it is changing the delivery of healthcare services as we once knew it.
October is Depression Awareness Month. During the entire month, Covenant Counseling will be administering free depression screenings to the public.
Angered by Kiki's death and the destruction caused by drug and alcohol use in America, the young people of Kiki's hometown in Calexico, Calif., began wearing Red Ribbons in honor of the fallen hero and to show that they would continue his fight against illegal drugs. Red Ribbon Week takes place Oct. 23-31.
Rainbow Village is a transformational housing community for homeless families with children located in Duluth. Most of the heads of households at Rainbow Village are women fleeing lives of domestic violence and poverty.
The University of Georgia’s Center for Continuing Education Gwinnett Campus has been in Gwinnett for more than two decades in different locations, but its current home of the last four years is in the Intellicenter at 2530 Sever Road in Lawrenceville.
Creative Enterprises, Inc. is hosting its 4th Ride for the Challenged, a motorcycle ride for charity, on Sept. 28.
This year's Golf Classic, scheduled for Oct. 22 at St. Ives Country Club in Johns Creek will have three prominent Gwinnett County celebrities: Dewey McClain, Brian Finneran, and Cole Hudgens helping and supporting the event. McClain and Finneran are serving as the 2013 Honorary Co-Chairmen and Hudgens is the 2013 Team Captain of the tournament.
The Good Samaritan Health Center of Gwinnett is a non-profit faith-based organization serving the uninsured of North Atlanta. July was a significant month for the charity medical clinic – it celebrated its eighth year of service, received the Gwinnett Chamber of Commerce’s Small Business of the Month Award, and announced its plan to relocate in order to open Gwinnett’s only full-time charity dental clinic.
Peachtree Christian Hospice (PCH), a general inpatient hospice center located in Duluth, is dedicating its 13th Annual Golf Classic in loving memory of PCH co-founder, William N. "Bill" Todd, Sr., who passed away on Jan. 22, 2013.