North Georgia Works! is a Christian ministry and a transitional workforce development center for men. We are partnered with United Way of Hall County in their ONE HALL poverty initiative.
We provide men with the opportunity to change their lives from the inside out: spiritually, mentally, physically, emotionally, socially, and habitually. This is accomplished by means of recognized discipleship literature and personally modeling Christ-like behavior.
We provide men with a curriculum proven for life change that incorporates soft skill, cognitive skill, and executive functioning skill development. We also provide the gentlemen employment opportunities determined by their personal skill-set, experience, and industry needs.
The end result is a man who has conquered his past, who is active in his present and is building towards their desired future. An equipped man. An employed man. An empowered man. A North Georgia Works! Man who has discovered that North Georgia Works! is: “Where Work Works!”
One of the struggles many of our potential clients will experience is the feeling that there are no opportunities, or at best, they find opportunities limited for them to change or excel. Addictions and felony records have displaced many of these men and forced them into seemingly hopeless situations. This produces dangerous paths that have severe consequences. Our program opens the door to hope and new beginnings.
1. The Streets- United Ways’ “The Compass Center” & ‘The Way’ Day Center
2. The Shelters- Good News at Noon, Salvation Army, Gainesville Baptist Rescue Mission, & Set Free Ministries.
3. The Jails- City & County
4. The Courts- State & Superior
We WILL NOT accept walk-ins into the program.
Each resident will have completed a minimum of 30 days in one of the approved portals, passing a drug/alcohol test, background check, and health evaluation before being eligible for intake into North Georgia Works!
When our Trainees are not building a work ethic in service to our community as our “Blue Crew” (first 30 days) or at their place of employment, they will not be allowed beyond the confines of our campus unsupervised. We will be able to monitor every individual’s progress through our "Resident Tracker" case management software.
To introduce men to Jesus Christ as their personal Savior and Lord while equipping them to become employable, productive, self-sustained citizens in our communities.
With Jesus Christ as the foundation of our faith and the Bible as our manual for living, we will begin the life-long process of building a spiritually maturing man of God. We will incorporate other material and literature to maximize spiritual growth.
The Personal Development Curriculum will provide our residents with customized, highly-beneficial life skills training that will stay with them for life. By use of video, textbook, and lecture curriculum, we will aim to reach residents on several levels, ensuring the retention of content is successful.
NGW! Is partnering with area businesses to provide our residents with a livable wage while in residency and beyond.
We have a basketball court onsite that offers exercise as well team-building skills. Weekends will provide opportunities for field trips and relationship building beyond our campus.
Service to the Community
The first 30 days of a residents’ life involves non-paid service in various locations around the city. But that’s just the beginning! We “will” be active in Gainesville demonstrating the power of love, grace, and mercy.