"In the beginning, God..."
Everything has a point of origin. In 2018 God opened a door for North Georgia Works! to begin its ministry. It took a lot of work, but as our slogan reads, this is "Where Work Works!"
7,000 boxes of records were being stored in this facility. 7,000 boxes needed to be cataloged, secured, and relocated. They were. Every document was safely transported to its new location within walking distance of the Hall County Courthouse; Main Street.
Now, with the facilities an empty shell, the work of restoration and renovation began. With teams from Free Chapel Worship Center and First Presbyterian Church, along with North Georgia Works! Board Members and Staff, the transformation took shape.
Free Chapel Worship Center Volunteers
First Presbyterian Church Volunteers
Ribbon Cutting Ceremony July 31, 2019
(L-R Tom McAllister, Mark Akin, Lynne Hanson, Richard Higgins, Doug Hanson, Greg O'Hara, Keith Robinson, Bill McGahan, Frmr. Governor Nathan Deal)
Open House Event August 13, 2019
Life Skills Class
Psalm 90:12 "So teach us to number our days, that we may apply our hearts unto wisdom."
"This is the most important year of your life; don't miss it."
The Trainees receive a Certificate of Achievement for each series they complete.
HABITS SERIES W/AVALEE MIGUEL
ANGER MANAGEMENT SERIES W/KEN PASOLS
ATTITUDE SERIES W/LEE DURHAM
FORGIVENESS SERIES W/ROGER MCQUEEN
FAIL FORWARD SERIES
WHO AM I? SERIES
DON CARTER STATE PARK CAMPING TRIP MARCH 27-29, 2020
GIVING BACK TO THE COMMUNITY
Longstreet Cafe`, Tim Bunch, owner, has so graciously and generously donated evening meals to our men, that we wanted to return the love. Each Saturday morning our Trainees thoroughly sweep through the parking lots of each restaurant picking up the litter. Thank you Tim and Longstreet Cafe` for your continued love and support. God bless you!
1,002 Substance Abuse Screenings & "0" Failures
"Personal Responsibility." This banner is mounted high within our facility, but not too high for each of our trainees to reach within themselves. On Friday, April 17, 2020 these men proved not only what personal responsibility is, but also that they are daily willing to be held accountable to God, one another, staff, community, and to our Business Partners. This determination has lead to us being able to log a total of 1,002 Drug & Alcohol Screenings with 0 Failures!
This is quite an accomplishment, especially when one considers that it occurred in just nine (9) short months since the first North Georgia Works! trainee was enrolled.
To commemorate this great feat, we took a group photo and presented each trainee with a little token of appreciation.
These men have proven that they care. They care about their sobriety and their fellow trainees' sobriety.
Men, North Georgia Works! is very proud of you individually and corporately.
This is another area, "Where Work Works!"
DECISION MAKING & GOAL SETTING SERIES'
East Corridor Renovation - Spring/Summer 2020
North Georgia Works! is making preparations for future growth. There are many unsheltered, able-bodied men in our area needing an opportunity to build structure and stability in their lives and we are preparing a place for them to do this.
NGW! 1st In-House Graduation
July 16, 2020
What a glorious night of celebration as Joshua David Broadwater became North Georgia Works! first graduate.
The presence of the Lord was powerful in our midst. Each speaker brought a strong word of encouragement challenging Joshua to continue to use the tools he has been taught and to seek the Lord with all of his heart.
Doug Hanson, President
Mark Akin, Director of Programs & Pastoral Counseling
Keith Robinson, Resident Manager
Jason Lester, Josh's Mentor
Zach Brannon, Trainee
Jesse Hartshorne, Trainee
Joshua Broadwater, Graduate
Wall of Fame
Doug describing the "Wall of Fame"
Tom McAllister, Ministry Development Consultant
Praying over Josh
Mark Akin, Joshua Broadwater, & Keith Robinson
Yes, Josh, now you can have your cake and eat it too! You've earned it. Great job! God bless you.