The Housing Authority of the City of Winder offers a wide variety of programs as described below.(This information also available for download as a Resident Services Power Point 2018 ResidentServices PP or a PDF file 2018 Resident Services. Click desired format.)
Wimberly’s Roots is a non-profit organization with the mission to address some of the fundamental challenges facing the community. These food-related resources will be available to neighborhood residents and those involved with various groups located at the Wimberly Center, including the Winder Housing Authority and Boys and Girls Club. Additionally, people will gain the skills needed to grow their own gardens and supplement their diets with food they grow. We offer the following programs:
· Boys and Girls Club teaching garden and nutrition classes
· Community garden and nutrition classes
· Seed Sharing Library
· Private cooking classes
· On site and off site catering
Held every third Wednesday from 9:00 am until 12:00 pm at the Wimberly Center. The mobile career resource unit is a 13 station state of the art fully accessible computer lab. The unit provides assistance with job readiness and job search activities, as well as provides information on Workforce Innovation & Opportunity Act (WIOA) funded training opportunities. For questions or to register to visit the unit, please call 770-867-7495.
♦GED and Citizenship Classes
GED Classes offered thru Lanier Technical College every month. Classes consist of individualized test preparation on the five main topic areas:
4. Social Studies
Citizenship classes consist of Civics and American history instruction. They prepare non-citizens to take the American citizenship test. Instruction covers the Constitution, American government, American customs, and historical events.
WHA offers internships that assists community members in gaining work experience in an actual office and learning environment. It allows participants to learn basic office, communication and computer skills in order to obtain and maintain employment in an office environment.
A Community Garden located at two locations that produces vine ripened tomatoes, garden sweet corn, tender collard greens, and much, much more.
Yes, WHA has its very own community library. Whether you like reading fiction or non-fiction, horror or romance, you’re sure to find something that sparks your interest here at the WHA Community Library located at the Ft. Yargo Complex.
♦Onsite Boys & Girls Club
The Boys and Girls Club of Winder-Barrow has several programs that strive to help youth with academic success, healthy lifestyles and character and leadership development. GREAT FUTURES START HERE!