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Please join us as we work together sharing information and services to help build
a strong, vibrant, healthy community.
COVID has made times so uncertain. The safety of our members is our first priority; therefore, we will let you know closer to March 2nd as to whether this meeting will be virtual only or virtual and face to face.
If you can't make it, we are happy to make announcements for you.
Contact Rebecca Bliss at rbliss@dawsonfamilyconnection.org if you need more information.
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~Dawson County Family Connection News~
Nancy is RETIRING!
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After almost fifteen years of serving Dawson County as Coordinator of Dawson County Family Connection, Nancy Stites is RETIRING! Nancy has been a tremendous contributor to the Dawson County community including engaging partners, coordinating the Farmers to Families food and milk distributions, helping pass the local social host ordinance, and organizing the training of more than 5% of Dawson County's population to be a Steward of Children. Nancy has been a huge asset in the betterment of our community with the simple goal of trying to keep our children and families healthy and safe. It has been an honor to have Nancy as our leader. It is with mixed emotions we say good bye as we will miss her so, but we are also so excited for this well-deserved, relaxing, next chapter of her life!

New Coordinator for Dawson County Family Connection
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Dawson County Family Connection is very proud to introduce to you our new Coordinator, Rebecca Bliss. Rebecca grew up in Georgia and is a 15 year resident of Dawson County. Married to Brian (coming up on 19 years!), mother to four beautiful, smart, funny kids (all of which will be teenagers this year!), and mother to two fuzzy kids (Miss Boo and Gizmo!). For fun Rebecca loves cheering on her kids in all their extracurricular interests and "tootling" around the gorgeous North Georgia mountains on motorcycle with her mom and dad.
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Most of you already know Rebecca as she has held the position of Administrative Assistant for Family Connection for the past five years. During this time, she has taken our social media presence to new levels and found her creative side in designing billboards, creating the Family Connection newsletter and taking ownership of our popular Community Resource Directory! She's been a team player and involved in all aspects of Family Connection. Family Connection is in good hands: her hope is to elevate Family Connection's ability to better and increasingly meet the needs of this children and families in our community. I have no doubt that she will succeed!  Please join us in congratulating Rebecca on her new role!  

Please feel free to reach out!
Rebecca Bliss, Coordinator
Dawson County Family Connection
706-265-1981 Ext 60080
rbliss@dawsonfamilyconnection.org
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We are looking for an
ADMINISTRATIVE SPECIALIST
Job Summary:
This position is typically responsible for providing administrative, accounting, and social media support to Dawson County Family Connection.
Job Requirements:
Knowledge and level of competency commonly associated with a two-year degree in finance or accounting, or the completion of an apprenticeship/internship, or having had a similar position for one to two years.  Applicant must possess a valid Georgia driver license and maintain a satisfactory Motor Vehicle Record (MVR), and must be able to pass a background check and drug screening.  
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APPLY AT
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If you are unable to complete an application online, applications are available in the County Administration office, or you may print a Dawson County Employment Application here.  Applications may be emailed to DCEmployment@dawsoncounty.org; faxed to 706-531-2769; or mailed or dropped off in person to Dawson County Government, Human Resources Department, 25 Justice Way, Suite 2233, Dawsonville, GA 30534; Monday through Friday 8:00AM - 5:00PM.  All applications submitted are subject to public disclosure under the Georgia Open Records Act. Dawson County is an Equal Opportunity Employer and a Drug Free Work Place.
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~Collaborative Bulletin Board~

-Is currently hiring Masters Level Therapists and Bachelor Level Paraprofessionals. Applicants can submit their resumes through Indeed.com.
 -Currently accepting referrals for clients who are in need of community based mental health services. Accepts Medicaid, Amerigroup, Wellcare, Cenpatico and Caresource. 
-Statewide listing of February events
-NOW HIRING-Seeking Direct Care Staff for boys age
12-21
-Every child is ONE caring adult away from a success story! Become a CASA volunteer TODAY!
-Is accepting applications for income eligible 3 & 4 year olds for the current school year. Will be accepting applications for the 2021-2022 school year on March 1st. Please contact Rita Pruett at 706-265-2980.
-Information needed for clients who are wanting to apply for or check the status of their benefits
-February Calendar
-Completely VIRTUAL clubhouse opportunity for children 11-17
-Cancer screenings and smoking cessation sessions available!

Click on agency for more information
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For more information contact:
Gigi Wallace, Fatherhood Agent 3
Division Of Child Support Services
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**The Georgia COVID-19 Emotional Support Line provides free and confidential assistance to callers needing emotional support or resource information as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. The Emotional Support Line is staffed by volunteers, including mental health professionals and others who have received training in crisis counseling. Hours of operation: 8 am - 11 pm. Call or text 866.399.8938.

 

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