Clubs and Organizations

Charitable Organizations

Ahimsa House
Helps victims of domestic violence 24-hours a day who need help getting their pets
to safety. 404-452-6248.

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. 678-504-6388.

Collins Dixon Foundation: Bend Your Knees, Inc. Raises awareness and helps children with pediatric brain tumors. Contact: Bob Dixon, 678-922-1560.

Bethany Place
Is a transitional home for single women, unwed mothers. 770-479-9462.

CASA for Children
Promotes the health and happiness of children impacted by abuse through programs that increase their safety and improve their educational, social and emotional functioning. 770-345-3274.

CCHS Thrift Store
Accepts donations and sells used household items to raise money for Cherokee County Humane Society.  5900 Bells Ferry Road, Acworth. 770-592-8072.

Cherokee Family Violence Center
Offers emergency shelter and crisis intervention, affordable housing, education, support services. 770-479-1703, 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 County Humane Society (CCHS)
770-928-5115 or [email protected].

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.

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. [email protected]

Feed My Lambs, Inc.
Provides free Christian preschools in the U.S. and around the world. 770-795-9348. [email protected]

Forever Fed
Is 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. 770-704-PAWS (7297).

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. 770-796-4618.

Green Shelters America animal rescue group
770-712-4077 or [email protected].

Habitat for Humanity North Central Georgia

HopeQuest Ministry Group
Helps people who struggle intensely with life dominating issues related to alcohol abuse, substance abuse and/or sexual brokenness. 678-391-5950.

HOPE Center
Offers support for unplanned pregnancy. 770-924-0864 or [email protected].

HOPE Center — Seeds Thrift Store
Offers men, women & children’s clothing, furniture & other homegoods. 770-517-4450.

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 Parkway.

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. 678-310-9858.

Safe Kids Cherokee County
Provides free child safety seat inspections by appointment. 770-721-7808.

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. 770-516-1108.

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.

Support Organizations

AA Meetings
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.

A-Typical Parkinson’s Education and Support Group
Meets 2-4 p.m. on the third Sunday of each month at Resurrection Anglican Church, 231 Arnold Mill Road in Woodstock. Open to persons affected by PSP, CBD (corticobasal degeneration), MSA (multiple system atrophy) and related brain diseases, including patients and their caregivers. Contact: Rick Wolter at 954-830-7274 or email [email protected].

Al-Anon and Al-A-Teen
Canton Meets: 8 pm Thursday at St Clements Episcopal Church, 2795 Ridge Road.
Woodstock Meets: Tuesday Al-anon 7 pm Thursday Al-anon at Hillside United Methodist Church, Room 2208, 4474 Towne Lake Parkway.Reba, 770-516-3502.

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 Road.
678-494-4500. [email protected]

Celebrate Recovery is a Christ-centered recovery program for all types of habits, hurts and hangups.
Meets: 6:30 p.m. Thursdays at Woodstock Church of the Nazarene. 770-366-7515.
Meets: 6:30 p.m. Mondays at Sixes United Methodist.  770-345-7644.
Meets: 6:30 p.m. Tuesdays at Ministry House. 678-459-2347.
Meets: 6:15 p.m. Thursdays at 411 Scott Mill Road, Canton. 678-764-8660.

Cherokee County Support Group
Provides support for people with autoimmune conditions.
Meets: 6:30 – 8 p.m. second Thursday at New Light Baptist Church, 1716 New Light Road, Holly Springs. Stacie Collett, 404-402-0571, [email protected] and Christy Stephenson, 770-337-0294. [email protected]

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. Georgia Canines for Independence. 404-824-4637. [email protected]

Grace Valley Ministries
Connects pastors by offering small group meetings, free counseling and a place to retreat.
727-251-7690. [email protected]

Grandparents Raising GRANDchildren
Meets:  7:15 p.m. second Tuesdays Transfiguration Catholic Church, Marietta (nursery available).
Jeannie, 770-919-9275.

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 protected]

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
[email protected]

MOPS — Mothers of Preschoolers (birth — K)
Meets: 9:30 a.m. second and fourth Mondays at Hillside UMC, 4474 Towne Lake Parkway. 770-924-4777.

Unlimited Possibilities
Support group for stroke and brain injury survivors.
Meets: 7 p.m. first Tuesday of each month at Kennestone Outpatient Rehab Center. Kelly, 678-677-2589.

Business Organizations

American Business Women’s Association, Cherokee Eagles Charter Chapter.
Meets:  6:30 p.m. on the third Tuesdays at Dynastic Buffet at the intersection of Canton Highway and Piedmont.
Jacqueline Miller Van Hook, 678-493-3618.

Cherokee Business Network
Meets:  7:45 a.m. every Wednesday at Chick-fil-A, 9728 Highway 92, Woodstock.
Marci Zied,  770-345-8687.

Cherokee County Chamber of Commerce
Meets: Various times during the year see schedule on
770-345-0400. Gini Minzelle, [email protected]

Cherokee Toastmasters Club
Meets: virtually noon-1:15 p.m. every Wednesday. Meeting details are on their website.

The Joy of Connecting Networking for Women
Meets:  Various times and locations.
Edeline Dryden, 678-789-6158.

Towne Lake Business Association
Meets:  12:30 p.m. third Tuesday at The Grille at Towne Lake Hills.

Towne Lake PowerCore Team
Meets:  7-8:30 a.m.  every Friday at Freight Kitchen & Tap, 251 E. Main St., Woodstock.
Wendy, 404-816-3377.

Women of Woodstock
Meets:  11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. first and third Wednesday at The Grille at Towne Lake Hills.
[email protected]

Woodstock PowerCore Team
Meets: 7 a.m. on Thursdays at The Grille at Towne Lake Hills
Marc Replogle, 770-952-5000 ext. 20.

Veterans Service Organizations

American Legion Post 316
Meets: 7 p.m. third Thursdays at William G. Long Senior Center, 223 Arnold Mill Road.
Irma Martin, 678-662-2366.

Woodstock VFW Post 10683
Meets: 7 p.m. second Tuesday at Woodstock Senior Center, 223 Arnold Mill Road.
Andrew Yrabedra, 404-663-4663.

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.
Rich,  770-926-1944.

Canton-Cherokee TRIAD/S.A.L.T. (Seniors and Law Enforcement Together)
Meets:  8:30 a.m. first Tuesday at G.Cecil Pruitt YMCA in Canton (Hall of Fame Room).

Cherokee County Historical Society

Citizen Oversight and Education
678-520-2236. [email protected]

Jewish Havurah (Friends)
A group of Jewish people who meet for Jewish holidays, special Jewish events and Shabbat dinners.
Marcie Zied,  770-345-8687.

Junior Service League of Woodstock

Pilot Club of Cherokee County
Meet:  6: 30 p.m. second Mondays at IHOP on Hwy 20  Lynda Goodwin, 770-393-1766 or [email protected]

Rotary Club of Cherokee County
Meets:  6:30 p.m. Thursdays at IHOP on Highway 92

Rotary Club of Towne Lake
Meets:  Noon Thursdays at Featherstone’s Grille at 1003 Towne Lake Hills E., Woodstock.

Rotary Club of Woodstock
Meets:  7:30 a.m. Tuesdays at IHOP on Highway 92

Service League of Cherokee County

South Cherokee Optimist Club
Meets:  7:30 a.m. every Friday at The Grille at Towne Lake Hills.

Towne Lake Optimist Club
Meets:  7:30 a.m. Fridays at Eagle Watch Golf Club.

Woodstock Jaycees
Meets:  7 p.m. first Tuesday and third Thursday at 216 Rope Mill Road.

Woodstock Lions Club
Meets:  7 p.m. second and fourth Tuesdays at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church.

Woodstock Preservation Group

Political Organizations

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
P.O. Box 1267, Woodstock
Contact us to verify meetings, time and locations. Follow on Facebook and twitter.

Cherokee County Republican Women affiliated with The Georgia Federation of Republican Women Meets:   Monthly in Woodstock/Canton. 770-592-7811 or [email protected]

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 [email protected]

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) roller hockey.

Cherokee Music Teachers Association
Linda Lokey,  770-720-1701.

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.

Firestorm Robotics, a FIRST Robotics Competition Team for high school students in Etowah, Woodstock and River Ridge zones. Meets Wednesdays and Saturdays at Cherokee Makerspace, 6436 Highway 92, Suite 100, Acworth, 30102. 678-247-1972.

Kingdom Riders
Is a forming chapter of the Christian Motorcyclists Association in Canton.
Meets:  8 a.m. fourth Saturdays at Family Tradition restaurant in Hickory Flat.

Les Marmitons
For men interested in culinary arts.

Wildlife Action, Inc.
Is a conservation organization on Allatoona Lake at 2075 Kellogg Creek Road, Acworth.

Sons of the American Revolution – Cherokee
Meets:  7 p.m. second Tuesdays at the Rock Barn, 638 Marietta Highway, Canton.

William G. Long Senior Center
Offers activities for seniors at 223 Arnold Mill Road in Woodstock.

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