The community garden created by WSG in March 2015 has been well received by the LaGrange Housing Authority community. The garden has not only provides access to fresh food but has become a bonding place for interaction amongst the residents as well as an educational experience for the youth. The community garden has become a healthy and inexpensive activity for the youth that bring them closer to nature and allow them to interact with each other in a socially meaningful and physically productive way.
The Garden Club will even begin offering workshops on gardening tips such as seeding, watering, garden maintenance, etc (please see the monthly newsletter for upcoming dates). The Garden Club meets every Monday at 5:30pm at the Ben Hill Pavilion. For more information on the garden or how to join the garden club please contact Faye Gilliam at (706) 882-6416 ext 48.
Life Skills Classes
Life skills are abilities for adaptive and positive behavior that enable us to deal effectively with the demands and challenges of everyday life, in other words psychosocial competency. They are a set of human skills acquired via teaching or direct experience that are used to handle problems and questions commonly encountered in daily human life. The housing authority is committed to providing a holistic approach to changing the lives of our residents. We have compiled a 12 week series of classes that will enhance, and develop your life skills. They encompass the biological, physical and mental aspects of your life; so that you become full and whole. Some of the classes associated with the Life Skill Training are as follows: effective communication, financial management, Preventive health care and spiritual well-being.
After School Programs
The program focuses on K-12 school readiness and incorporating technology into the classroom. The program is staffed with certified teachers with an extensive background in education. The program runs Monday – Thursday from 3pm-6pm for students ages 5 – 12. Children ages 13 – 18 participate in our Youth Leadership Program which runs Tuesday – Thursday from 4pm-7pm, and on occasional Mondays from 4 -7pm. The Youth Leadership Platform focuses on college preparedness, adolescent growth and leadership skills.
WGS offers transportation to residents on a daily basis from 8am – 5pm, by appointment only (at least 3 days prior notice). Transpiration is provided for residents to doctor’s appointments, job fairs, grocery, pharmacy, employment and college classes. For more information on transportation services please contact the WGS Resident Services Program. 706-616-3545 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Health & Nutrition with Fitness Training
The program offers health and nutritional workshops to ensure that residents are gaining the proper knowledge on how to be healthy. The workshops will discuss healthy eating habits; provide facts on common diseases and illnesses that affect the population, and strategies to monitor health. The program will also incorporate fitness classes into the workshops.
*Please attend bootcamp Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays
- Mondays: 10am until 11am Lucy Morgan Homes ;
6pm until 7pm Ben Hill Homes
- Tuesdays: 10am until 11am Ben Hill Homes;
6pm until 7pm Lucy Morgan Homes
- Thursdays: 10am until 11am Lucy Morgan Homes;
6pm until 7pm Ben Hill Homes
Youth Sports Training
- Saturdays: 9am until 10am Lucy Morgan Homes;
10:30am until 11:30am Ben Hill Homes
FSSCW (Family Self Sufficiency Case Worker)
Family Self Sufficiency Case Worker is a voluntary comprehensive case program serving LHA’s entire population of public housing. Outcomes are measured according to distinct goals and focus on:
- Employment preparation and retention
- Education and job training
- Youth opportunities
- Permanent housing
- Lease compliance
- Clinical services
- Senior support
West Georgia S.T.A.R.
West Georgia S.T.A.R. is a Non-profit Organization that offers residential services to the residents of LaGrange Housing Authority and the surrounding community.
Learn more by visiting the following link, West Georgia S.T.A.R.