News & Events
One of the bright spots of 2020 was the vast expansion in Star Choices Inc. of the use of video conferencing.
Vaccine’s for Star Choices Inc. employee’s have begun. The Hall County Health department has been friendly, professional, and courteous.
Some of the brightest memories of 2020 come from DSP’s that work for Star Choices Inc. and the extraordinary contribution day-to-day in the lives of the folks we support.
At Star Choices, we have never been prouder and more humbled to be a part of this team and our organization than during this current crisis.
2019 July – December News
Star Choices Inc. continues to prioritize ongoing development and education for employees. This full day interactive workshop was designed for the people who work for and support individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities.
A few times a year, Star Choices Inc. sits down as a group, Community/Residential DSP’s, front line supervisors, & agency positional leaders from all 3 major locations across the state or Georgia, to look over progress on our agency wide 3-year strategic plan.
The Macon office held its annual DSP Recognition celebration in September 2019. The event was held at the Georgia Sports Hall of Fame.
Star Choices continues to move forward with our strategic plan aimed at becoming more digitized and embracing technology.
We have heard staff’s needs and concerns regarding communication between Residential staff and administration. This new strategy for management is twofold.
Star Choices Inc. is committed to ongoing development and learning opportunities for staff. The Georgia Disability History Alliance 5th Annual Symposium at Richard B Russell Library on the UGA Campus in Athens, Georgia was a wonderful learning experience for several Star Choices staff.
Star Choices Inc. continues to increase access to specialized trainings for all staff. In 2019, Star Choices offered all required annual training to staff in an interactive online format, College of Direct Support (CDS).
Sue Studham, Katherine McCoy, Sharon Booker, and Cartina Wilson represented
Star Choices, Inc. and Georgia Living Well Project at the NADSP conference in
Cleveland Ohio September 6-8, 2019.
Star Choices Inc. employees experienced, with 15 other agencies from across the state, this leadership retreat experience, for emerging leaders in Georgia. DeeDee & Medina you represented yourselves & Star Choices Inc. with such poise & class. I’m so excited to be a part of each of your ongoing leadership journey.
2019 January – June News
As a part of Macon’s employee recognition program, April was peer recognition month.
In our strategic plan one of our focus items has been recruitment and retention. One way we are working toward improvement in this area is by renewing our attention to the new hire process.
Star Choices Inc. is continuing to invest in recruitment and retention of quality Host Home providers. Starting January 1st 2019, Star has extended the employee referral reward program (ERRP) to include not only employee referrals but now, Host Home provider referrals as well.
We started out 2019 with the Benjamin's! Star Choices Inc. (Star) is committed to empowering employees with knowledge to make informed choices and reduce barriers for the folks they support. Transparency in ongoing feedback on performance, a fundamental philosophy to...
Today was our Staff Backyard Bash. We had a taco bar, dessert bar, bubbles, and games. It was hot but everyone came out and had a good time spending time with one another and just having fun!
Star Choices Inc. employees experienced, with 17 other agencies from across the state, this once in a lifetime leadership retreat opportunity, for emerging leaders in Georgia. Peggy & Michael thank you so much for your participation and we look forward to the great things we will accomplish together.
2018 4th Quarter News
Looking at how we recruit and retain good employees. Starting November 1st 2018, Employee referral reward program (ERRP).
The Self-Advocacy Network Planning Sessions are designed to provide opportunities for self-advocates to connect and develop area and state networks.
Two Star Choices inc. employees were able to experience this once in a lifetime leadership retreat opportunity, for emerging leaders in Georgia.
As part of Star Choices commitment to the importance of excellence in matching staff with folks they support. We have begun incorporating people we support in the interview process for new staff. Laura interviews a potential DSP to work directly with her.
October 1, 2018 - Ongoing Health Insurance – As part of strategic plan Star Choices Inc. began offering health insurance coverage to full time employees as 10/1/2018. Ian Wilkinson, an experienced board member has been instrumental in helping Star Choices Inc. to...
NADSP conference ST. Louis Minnesota 09/2018 Star Choices Inc. took advantage of a wonderful opportunity for 5 DSP's to represent GA at this prestigious national alliance of direct support professional conference. Learning about best practices, getting away from the...
We are so pleased to have Kristi Villa interning with Star Choices Inc. in Hall County. Kristi is pursuing her Master Degree in Social work from Walden University. Kristi, began interning in August 2018 and will remain with Star until March 2018. Welcome...
We took the day to celebrate the DSP’s who work hard everyday to assist and empower people to find their joy and live the life they choose. Thank you for the awesome work you do.
Next meeting: 03/26/2019 Tuesday at Dillard House in Dillard, GA A group of Georgia stakeholders, in conjunction with Professional Training Matters, have created a unique leadership development opportunity to help build strong leaders in an effort to move...