News & Events

2024 We can do this

New Year New office in NGA

Star Choices Inc. celebrates a new chapter in Buford, GA! Our office at 4979 Bristol Industrial Way, Suite 200, promises enhanced support for those with disabilities.

2023 We’re Still Here

Cookout at Cherokee Bluff Park

Closing out our Direct Support Professional (DSP) week Celebration we had a wonderful Cookout at a Cherokee Bluff Park 5867 Blackjack Rd, Flowery Branch, GA 30542 Time: 4pm – 7pm.

Dip & Dots

As part of our Direct Support Professional (DSP) week Celebration we had wonderful dips & chips along with a personalized painting class.

Celebrating the Journey

For our 2nd day of celebration of Direct Support Professionals (DSPs) we created a postcard montage of all employees and contractors with Star Choices inc. 

Taste of the United States!

A good time was had by all at the annual taste of the world event.  This year we added a little Twist celebrating the taste from around the United States of America. 

Thank You DSP’s!

Star Choices Inc. administration spends much time in meetings talking about the great work and appreciation we have for Direct Support Professionals (DSP’s) and the services they provide. 

2022 Star is on the Move

Star Cookout!

What a wild day! Laurel park in Gainesville is a gorgeous place. We had a pavilion, a splash
pad, yard games all of which were enjoyed.

Learning Journey Reimagining

Star Choices Inc. was selected to participate in a Learning Journey with Sangha Unity Network, Inc. (SUN), DBHDD, and  Michelle Schwartz, M.Ed. CCC-Sp, and Katie Chandler, LCSW. This Learning Journey is designed for provider agencies who seek to further commit to a...

How can we get involved?

Completing an action alert email to our legislators asking them to address the DSP Workforce Shortage:

2021 at Star Choices

Barbeque June 2021

Pig decorating, roster pictures, and barbequed chicken and pork.  Who new Alberta Banks Park could be so much fun! 

2020 COVID-19

Zoom Fun!

One of the bright spots of 2020 was the vast expansion in Star Choices Inc. of the use of video conferencing.

Covid-19 Vaccine’s have arrived!

Vaccine’s for Star Choices Inc. employee’s have begun.  The Hall County Health department has been friendly, professional, and courteous. 

Winter break presents 2020!

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. 

2019 July – December News

The Power of People Workshop August 12th 2019

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. 

Planning Committee Meeting 10/2019

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.

Moving Forward with Altera

Star Choices continues to move forward with our strategic plan aimed at becoming more digitized and embracing technology.

The Georgia Disability History Alliance 5th Annual Symposium

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.

Renewed Commitment to Ongoing Development & Training

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).

Georgia Leadership Launchpad October 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

Peer Recognition

As a part of Macon’s employee recognition program, April was peer recognition month.

Renewed Attention to New Hire Process

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.

Employee Referral Reward Program (ERRP) June 2019

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.

Quarterly Performance Pay (QPP)

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...

Star Choices Backyard Bash

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!

March 25th – 28th 2019 Leadership Launchpad

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

Continuing Movement & Work Toward Our Strategic Plan

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.

Health Insurance Coverage

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...

Georgia Living Well Project

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...

Hall County Intern

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...

Macon DSP Recognition

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.

Upcoming Events

2019 Georgia Leadership LAUNCHpad© Retreat

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...