Join our Community Collaborative
Please join us as we work together sharing information and services to help build
a strong, vibrant, healthy community.
Collaborative meetings are held the first Tuesday of every month at 9am at the Professional Development Center located next to the Dawson County Board of Education.
If you can't make it, we are happy to make announcements for you.
Contact Nancy Stites at 706-265-1981 if you need more information.
Our next meeting will be March 3 , 2020
Guest speaker: Harley McGriff, "Quotes for Good" State Farm
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~ Dawson  County Family Connection News ~
Family Connection looks at child abuse, foster family  support, substance abuse  prevention during annual meeting
Article written by:Jessica Taylor

Dawson County Family Connection recently held its annual meeting to discuss the areas it will focus on in 2020, which include child abuse and neglect, substance abuse prevention and foster family support and recruitment.
Board members gathered at Rock Creek Park on Jan. 23 to hear updates from local agencies and brainstorm plans of action they would like to see Family Connection implement in 2020.
(Click  HERE to read full article)
On March 27, 2020, 9th graders enrolled in Dawson County Junior High school will attend a "TEEN MAZE" coordinated by Family Connection. The purpose of the maze is to challenge students to graduate and obtain a career without getting blocked by many obstacles in life such as alcohol, drugs, probation and a variety of other hurdles that could prevent them from these goals.

Click on picture to SIGN UP TODAY!
Are you a   GRANDPARENT or a
RELATIVE raising a child?
Come and learn resources that may be available for you and the  children. (Or just come and meet others who, like you, are parenting the second time around!) 
  Childcare and dinner provided!
- Our next meeting will be February 27, 2020!
Thanks to the generous donation of many...
We have distributed some coats to surrounding agencies, but still have many adult sized, gently used coats available to  ANYONE IN NEED ! They are keeping  NO ONE WARM  on our hangers, so please contact us if you or someone you know has a need!
Dawson County Family Connection
Be there when they have questions! Talking to the youth in your life about the dangers of underage drinking and using every day opportunities to have small conversations will go a long way. For more information and some more conversation starters, visit our website:
~Calendar ~
02/29/2020-Chamber Gala
03/14/2020-Leap for Literacy
03/14/2020-Meals by Grace
03/27/2020-Teen Maze
Click on underlined events to learn more
Before starting the 2020-2021 school year, ALL students entering or transferring into the 11th grade will need proof of a meningococcal booster shot (MCV4), unless their first dose was received on or after their 16th birthday. If your child does not have health insurance or their health plan won't cover these vaccines, call the  Dawson County Health Department at 706-265-2611
~Collaborative Bulletin Board ~

-Weekly meetings at MLC
-Is in need of NEW shoes and jeans!
-Forget Me Not Club
-Monthly meeting opportunity
-February Calendar
-FREE GED Classes
-We are excited to be in Dawsonville!
-Free Breast, Prostate & Skin Cancer Screenings
-Do you know of a child in need of a bed?  
-FREE BOOKS for pre-school children 

Click on agency for more information

Dawson County News will be publishing a nonprofit guide at the end of April 2020. This guide will provide a listing and brief description of each nonprofit in Dawson County as well as articles highlighting local programs and issues and how people can get involved. Nonprofits that wish to advertise in the guide may contact DCN Advertising Executive Jenn Richardson at  for more information* on rates and deadlines .( Dawson County News is willing to work with a nonprofit's budget. If you have any questions contact:
Jenn Richardson
Account Executive
Dawson County News
678-769-0482 Cell
706-265-3384 Office
*even if you do not wish to purchase an ad, please call Jenn Richardson to have your non-profit included in the directory!
~Fundraisers ~
Saturday, February 29, 2020
North Georgia Premium Outlet, 6:00pm
6:00 pm Cocktail Hour,  7:00 pm Dinner,  7:45 pm Program
Tickets $75 per person or $550 for a table of 8
RSVP no later than February 15, 2020
Reserve your seats today by calling the
Chamber at 706-265-6278.
Saturday, March 14, 2020
War Hill Park, 10:30am
During this event participants, alone or in groups, either
dip their toes in, wade up to their knees or even dive into Lake Lanier! This is a fun event, open to the public.
For more information call 404-247-6260 or


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