Helps victims of domestic violence 24-hours a day who need help getting their pets to safety
Angel House Girls Home is A residential facility to help girls ages 12-18 learn self-sufficiency.
Anna Crawford Children’s Center is dedicated to preventing child abuse and neglect, and protecting and serving children and families through prevention and intervention services.
Bethany Place is a transitional home for single women, unwed mothers.
CASA for Children, Inc. promotes the health and happiness of children impacted by abuse through programs that increase their safety and improve their educational, social and emotional functioning.
CCHS Thrift Store accepts donations and sells used household items to raise money for Cherokee County Humane Society. 5900 Bells Ferry Road, Acworth.
Cherokee Family Violence Center offers emergency shelter and crisis intervention, affordable housing, education, support services.
Spanish 770-720-7050 or 800-334-2836 option 2.
Cherokee Fellowship of Christian Athletes challenges professional, college, high school, junior high and youth level coaches and athletes to use athletics to impact the world for Christ.
Bill Queen, 404-441-3508
Cherokee FOCUS works to improve the lives of children and families through collaborative programs and initiatives.
Sonia Carruthers, 770-345-5483
Cherokee County Senior Services offers educational, social, leisure and recreational activities for senior citizens. 770-345-5312 or 770-345-5320
Collins Dixon Foundation: Bend Your Knees, Inc. raises awareness and helps children with pediatric brain tumors. Contact: Bob Dixon, 678-922-1560.
Community Veterinary Care provides professional veterinary care for pets whose owners have limited financial means. 678-640-3512
Companion Animal Connection
Everyday Angels offers financial assistance for local families in need.
A mobile food ministry that addresses physical hunger and hopelessness in North Georgia by providing meals and sharing the gospel.
Funds 4 Furry Friends helps those in need with food, spay/neuter and medical attention for their pets.
Gina Jeter, 770-842-8893
Georgia Animal Project based in Ball Ground, offers high quality, low cost spay and neuter services for dogs and cats throughout North Georgia.
Give a Kid a Chance – Cherokee sponsors a yearly back-to-school bash, giving children in need filled backpacks to free haircuts.
Goshen Valley Boys Ranch offers a home, care and counsel to young men in the DFCS system.
Habitat for Humanity North Central Georgia
Healing Hands Youth Ranch offers safe, peaceful environment where abused and at-risk children are paired with rescue horses for hope and healing.
HopeQuest Ministry Group helps people who struggle intensely with life dominating issues related to alcohol abuse, substance abuse and/or sexual brokenness.
HOPE Center — Baby & More Thrift Store offers adult and children’s clothing
Life Connection Ministries helps empower and provide humanitarian relief in the form of wells and greenhouses to impoverished communities. Mission trips offered.
Florine Russell 678-234-1798.
Matthew E. Russell Foundation works to establish literacy and libraries in rural areas worldwide.
Florine Russell, 678-234-1798.
MUST Ministries offers groceries, hot meals, emergency shelter, supportive housing, clothing, employment services, summer lunch and more from five locations in eight counties, including the Canton office at 111 Brown Industrial Pkwy.
National Alliance for Mental Illness is the nation’s largest grassroots organization in America working to build better lives for the millions affected by mental illness.
Never Alone Outreach provides food and clothing assistance to Cherokee families in need.
Next Step Ministries offers a therapeutic day program, Saturday respite, camps and special events for people with special needs.
North Georgia Pregnancy Center offers help and care to young girls and women with an unplanned pregnancy or who need counseling.
Papa’s Pantry is a year-round local food ministry, which also includes the Masters Training Center to help individuals and families in crisis get back on their feet.
Lynne Saunders 770-591-4730
Pet Buddies Food Pantry helps families in need by providing pet food, supplies, spaying and neutering, and education through community outreach programs.
Safe Kids Cherokee County provides free child safety seat inspections by appointment.
SERV International operates the House of Hope orphanage in Africa, sponsors a clean water program in Dominican Republic and meal distributions worldwide. Also offers mission trips.
The Blue Ribbon Foundation fosters a national dialog toward finding the cause, cure and prevention of ME (myalgic encephalomyelitis), CFS (chronic fatigue syndrome), fibromyalgia and Lyme disease.
Tom Prior, 478-397-5542
Volunteer Aging Council is a nonprofit that helps raise funds for the seniors of Cherokee County.
A list of current needs is available.
Canton Meets: 9:30 a.m. Monday-Saturday,
7 p.m. Monday at Canton First United Methodist,
930 Lower Scott Mill Road.
Woodstock Meets: 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Thursday and Friday at Hillside United Methodist, 4474 Towne Lake Parkway. www.aageorgia.org/14c-meetings.html
Al-Anon and Al-A-Teen
Canton Meets: 8 pm Thursday at St Clements Episcopal Church, 2795 Ridge Road.
Woodstock Meets: Tuesday Al-anon and Alateen 8 pm Thursday Al-anon at Hillside United Methodist Church, 4474 Towne Lake Pkwy.
American Heart Association – Cherokee Division
American Red Cross Metro Chapter
Caregivers Alzheimers Support Group
Meets: 6:30 p.m. first Tuesday of Every Other Month at Benton House of Woodstock, 3385 Trickum Rd.
Celebrate Recovery is a Christ-centered recovery program for all types of habits, hurts and hangups.
- 6:30 p.m. Thursdays at Woodstock Church of the Nazarene | 770-366-7515
- 6:30 p.m. Mondays at Sixes United Methodist | 770-345-7644 | www.sixesumc.org
- 6:30 p.m. Tuesdays at Ministry House | 678-459-2347 | www.MinistryHouse.org
- 6:15 p.m. Thursdays at 411 Scott Mill Road, Canton | 678-764-8660 | www.celebraterecovery.com
Cherokee County Support Group provides support for people with autoimmune conditions.
Meets: 6:30 – 8 pm second Thursday at New Light Baptist Church, 1716 New Light Rd, Holly Springs.
Stacie Collett, 404-402-0571
firstname.lastname@example.org and Christy Stephenson, 770-337-0294
Cherokee County Special Olympics provides year-round sports training and athletic competition for children and adults with intellectual disabilities.
Cherokee Christian Ministerial Association for pastors and ministry leaders of all Christian denominations.
Meets: 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. last Wednesday at Dayspring Church, 6835 Victory Drive, Woodstock.
Diabetes Support Group
Meets: 9:30 and 11 a.m. third Tuesday at Emeritus Assisted Living, 756 Neese Road, Woodstock.
Linda Watson, 770-793-7818
Grandparents Raising GRANDchildren
Meets: 7:15 p.m. second Tuesdays Transfiguration Catholic Church, Marietta (nursery available).
Hearing Loss Association of America NW Metro Atlanta Chapter for people with hearing loss looking for support and resources, holds free and informative quarterly meetings at the Senior Center on Arnold Mill Road. email@example.com
La Leche League of South Cherokee
Meets: 10 a.m. first Tuesday and 7 p.m. third Tuesday at Bascomb United Methodist Church. Marguerite 678-315-7686 or Megan 770-517-0191
MOMS Club of Woodstock-Townelake
MOPS — Mothers of Preschoolers (birth -K)
Meets: 9:30 a.m. second and fourth Mondays at Hillside UMC, 4474 Towne Lake Pkwy.
Unlimited Possibilities, support group for stroke and brain injury survivors.
Meets: 7 p.m. first Tuesday of each month at Kennestone Outpatient Rehab Center.
Canton Cherokee Business and Professional Women’s Club
Meets: Noon on third Thursdays at Canton IHOP
Glenda Hinton 770-345-1751
Canton Communicators Toastmasters Club
Meets: Noon-1:15 p.m. Thursdays at the Canton YMCA.
Steven Van Schooten 770-366-8224
The Joy of Connecting Networking for Women
Meets: Various times and locations.
Edeline Dryden 678-789-6158
Civic, County Organizations
AARP Woodstock Chapter is for anyone age 50 and older.
Meets: 11:30 a.m. second Tuesdays at Tuscany. Lunch is $15.
BridgeMill-Sixes Service League
Marlyn Patouillet 770-345-7941
(Seniors and Law Enforcement Together)
Meets: 8:30 a.m. first Tuesday at G.Cecil Pruitt YMCA
in Canton (Hall of Fame Room).
Canton Rotary Club
Meets: Noon Tuesdays at the Cherokee Conference Center at the Bluffs
Cherokee County Historical Society
Cherokee Country Service League
Rotary Club of Cherokee County
Meets: 6:30 p.m. Thursdays at IHOP on Highway 92
Service League of Cherokee County
Cherokee County Democratic Party
Meets: 7 p.m. second Thursday at Holly Springs Train
Depot, 164 Hickory Road, Holly Springs
Cherokee County Libertarians
Meets: 7:30 p.m. on the third Tuesday at the
Cherokee County Board of Realtors Training Center, 1600 River Park Blvd., Suite 104, Woodstock.
Cherokee County Republican Party
Meets: 9 a.m. third Saturday at Jump Kitchen & Saloon, 1085 Buckhead Crossing, Woodstock
Cherokee Tea Party Patriots
Meets: 4 p.m. third Sunday at Latimer Hall, 103
Towne Lake Parkway, Woodstock.
Conrad Quagliaroli 770-378-8232, firstname.lastname@example.org
Cherokee County Republican Women affiliated with The Georgia Federation of Republican Women Meets: Monthly in Woodstock/Canton.
770-592-7811 or email@example.com
Grassroots Conservatives of Cherokee
Meets: 7- 9 a.m. Fridays at the Chick-fil-a on 951
Ridgewalk Parkway, Woodstock by the Outlet Mall.
Bill Dewrell 770-294-0922
Republican Women of Cherokee County
Recreation and Hobbies
Allatoona Gold Panners
Periodic events, outings
Rob Kelly firstname.lastname@example.org
Cherokee Amateur Radio Society
Meets: 10 a.m. on the second Saturday at William G.
Long Senior Center, 223 Arnold Mill Road.
Cherokee Community Chorale
Cherokee County Arts Center
94 North St., Canton.
Cherokee County Master Gardeners
Cherokee Photography Club
Cherokee County Saddle Club hosts monthly meetings and group rides.
Cherokee Hockey In Line League (CHILL)
Cherokee Music Teachers Association:
Cherokee Soccer Association
Cherokee Youth Lacrosse Association
Christian Authors Guild
Meets: 7-9 p.m. first and third Monday at Prayer
and Praise Christian Fellowship,
6409 Bells Ferry Road, Woodstock.
is a forming chapter of the Christian Motorcyclists Association in Canton.
Meets: 8 a.m. fourth Saturdays at Family Tradition restaurant in Hickory Flat. All makes of motorcycles welcome.
Les Marmitons. for men interested in culinary arts.
Wildlife Action, Inc. is a conservation organization on Allatoona Lake at 2075 Kellogg Creek Road, Acworth.
Cherokee Senior Softball Association
Sons of the American Revolution – Cherokee
Meets: 7 p.m. second Tuesdays at the Rock Barn,
638 Marietta Hwy., Canton.
William G. Long Senior Center offers activities for seniors at 223 Arnold Mill Road in Woodstock.