Georgia Bulletin

The Newspaper of the Catholic Archdiocese of Atlanta


Catholic Charities Seminars Offered During April In Cobb, Clayton

Published April 1, 2010

Catholic Charities Atlanta is offering free seminars in Cobb and Clayton counties in April.

In Cobb County, a home preservation and financial survival skills seminar will be offered at Transfiguration Church, 1815 Blackwell Road, Marietta, on Tuesday, April 20, from 6:30 p.m.-

8:30 p.m. The seminar, in both English and Spanish, covers Georgia law on foreclosure and evictions. It also provides basic money-management techniques that will help consumers to make better financial decisions during times of distress. The event is free, but a minimum of 10 participants must sign up.

Also at Transfiguration Church, there will be a seminar in English and Spanish titled “Immigration 101, Raid Response, Know Your Rights.” It will give an introduction to the immigration system, the government agencies, and the process of law to attain legal status. It will review “rights” and give an advisory about raids. The seminar is scheduled for Tuesday, April 27, 6:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m. The cost is $5, but a minimum of 10 participants must sign up.

In Clayton County, a seminar about emotional consequences of migration will be offered at St. Philip Benizi Church, 591 Flint River Road, Jonesboro, on Tuesday, April 20, 6:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m. The class will look at the psychological effects of migration and exile. It will be offered only in Spanish. This seminar helps participants understand the acculturation process. Immigrants and/or people interested in learning what it means to start from scratch living in a new country and adapting to a new culture are invited. The cost is $5 a person, but a minimum of 10 participants must sign up.

To register or for more information, contact Jutta M. Hansen at (404) 885-7238 or e-mail