Helps victims of domestic violence 24-hours a day who need help getting their pets
to safety. 404-452-6248. www.ahimsahouse.org
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. www.cherokeechildadvocates.org
Collins Dixon Foundation: Bend Your Knees, Inc. Raises awareness and helps children with pediatric brain tumors. Contact: Bob Dixon, 678-922-1560.
Is a transitional home for single women, unwed mothers. 770-479-9462. www.bethanyplacehome.org
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. www.casacherokee.org
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. www.cfvc.org
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. www.cherokeefca.org
Works to improve the lives of children and families through collaborative programs and initiatives.
Sonia Carruthers, 770-345-5483. www.cherokeefocus.org
Cherokee County Senior Services
Offers educational, social, leisure and recreational activities for senior citizens. 770-345-5312 or 770-345-5320. www.cherokeega.com/senior-services
Community Veterinary Care
Provides professional veterinary care for pets whose owners have limited financial means. 678-640-3512. www.communityveterinarycare.com
Companion Animal Connection
Offers financial assistance for local families in need. email@example.com
Is a mobile food ministry that addresses physical hunger and hopelessness in North Georgia by providing meals and sharing the gospel. www.foreverfed.org
Funds 4 Furry Friends
Helps those in need with food, spay/neuter and medical attention for their pets. Gina Jeter, 770-842-8893. www.funds4furryfriends.com
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). www.theanimalproject.org
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. www.goshenvalley.org
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. Jennifer Simonis 770-633-4451. www.hhyr.org
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. www.hqmg.org
HOPE Center — Seeds Thrift Store
Offers men, women & children’s clothing, furniture & other homegoods. 770-517-4450. www.seedsthriftstore.com
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. www.lcm-ga.com
Matthew E. Russell Foundation
Works to establish literacy and libraries in rural areas worldwide. Florine Russell, 678-234-1798. www.mattrussell.org
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. www.nami.org
Never Alone Outreach
Provides food and clothing assistance to Cherokee families in need. www.neveralone.org
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.
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. www.papaspantry.org
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. www.petbuddiesfoodpantry.org
Safe Kids Cherokee County
Provides free child safety seat inspections by appointment. 770-721-7808. www.cherokeesafekidscherokeecounty.org
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. www.servone.org
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. www.theblueribbonfoundation.org
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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
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. www.sixesumc.org
Meets: 6:30 p.m. Tuesdays at Ministry House. 678-459-2347. www.MinistryHouse.org
Meets: 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 p.m. second Thursday at New Light Baptist Church, 1716 New Light Road, Holly Springs. Stacie Collett, 404-402-0571, email@example.com and Christy Stephenson, 770-337-0294. firstname.lastname@example.org
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@example.com www.gcidogs.org
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. firstname.lastname@example.org
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 Parkway. 770-924-4777.
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.
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 Toastmasters Club
Meets: Noon-1:15 p.m. Wednesdays at the Bank of North Georgia, 200 Parkway 575, Woodstock.
The Joy of Connecting Networking for Women
Meets: Various times and locations.
Edeline Dryden, 678-789-6158. www.xperienceconnections.com/spotlight/woodstock/
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. www.powercore.net
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.
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
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
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.
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.
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@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) roller hockey.
Cherokee Music Teachers Association
Linda Lokey, 770-720-1701. www.cherokeemta.org
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. www.christianauthorsguild.org
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. f
Is a forming chapter of the Christian Motorcyclists Association in Canton.
Meets: 8 a.m. fourth Saturdays at Family Tradition restaurant in Hickory Flat.
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.