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 April 14 , 2020
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~ Dawson  County Family Connection News ~

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.

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 March 26, 2020!
Our next free training will be:
Thursday, APRIL 23, 2020
Dawsonville Goodwill Career Center
Dawson County Family Connection
Keep talking to your teens and the youth in your life about the risks of underage drinking! Find out your teen's views, discuss reasons not to drink, and talk over the best ways to handle peer pressure. For conversation starters go HERE!
2019 Annual Report

~Calendar ~
03/14/2020-Leap for Literacy
03/14/2020-Meals by Grace
03/17/2020-Connect Dawson
03/20/2020-Wellness 5k
03/21/2020-DCPR Spring Sports Opening Day
03/26/2020-Positive Communication presented by EVOLVE
03/27/2020-Teen Maze
04/01/2020-Census 2020
04/03/2020-Wear Blue Day
04/11/2020-Meals by Grace
04/25/2020-Ride for a Reason
Click on underlined events to learn more
WHAT: Camp SOS is a healing family camp for those family and friends who have lost a loved one to suicide.  It is for ages 6 - 96! There are survivors of every age in attendance at camp on any given year and the program is designed to meet the needs of all ages.
WHERE: Camp SOS is held at Camp Twin Lakes at their Winder, GA location. (next to Ft. Yargo)   210 S. Broad Street,  Winder, GA 30680
WHEN: May 1, 2, 3, 2020
Registration is between 5:00pm - 6:00pm on Friday night, and we wrap up our weekend early Sunday around 11:30am.  
CAMP SOS registration is now open!

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 ~

-For the latest news, events & updates
-Taking appointments for registration!
-Dental Services Available
-Dogs Day Out Program
-Is in need of NEW shoes and jeans!
-Forget Me Not Club
-Healthcare for the uninsured/under-insured/insured
-March Calendar
-Cooling Help for Elderly & Medically Homebound
-Free Breast, Prostate & Skin Cancer Screenings
-Do you know of a child in need of a bed?  
-Benefits Screening Help Available
-One on One Computer Training
-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, 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  email
The Senior Center is collecting can soups during the MONTH OF MARCH to be distributed to their home delivery clients.  Collection boxes are available at the senior center during the month of March.  To arrange a pick up, please call or email:  Dawn Pruett, Director
(706) 344-3700
Saturday, April 25, 2020
8:00am Day of Registration
9:00am Kickstands Up!
Georgia Racing Hall of Fame
$30 for drivers, $10 for passengers
All proceeds benefit residents with developmental & physical disabilities. Register online @


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