This page is intended to list of some of
the most common family resources available to Dawson County residents. It
is far from a complete so consult the
Family Connection website or contact them for a detailed list and/or
Food Stamps - Department of Family and Children Services (DFCS),
424 Highway 53 East, Dawsonville, GA 30534, Phone: (706) 265-6598.
Opportunity - Provides support and referral services for a wide variety
of programs designed to help people reach the goal of self-sufficiency and
lessen the causes of poverty. Located in Gainesville, GA they can be
contacted by phone at (770) 532-3191 or fax (770) 534-0548.
Adult Learning Center - Offers free of charge classes designed to assist
students in passing the GED and improve English Literacy. Located at 388 Highway 9 N, Dawsonville, GA 30534, Phone: (706)
265-1690 or fax (706) 265-4381.
Contact Kathy Davis (Lead Instructor) email:
Dawson County Board
of Education - 28 Main Street, Dawsonville, GA 30534, Phone: (706)
265-3246, Fax (706) 265-1226. Superintendent: Dr. Damon Gibbs
Dawson County Head Start and Early Head Start -
Provides comprehensive early childhood and family development services to
children from low-income households. Children who attend also receive FREE
medical and dental care, have healthy meals and snacks provided to them.
Located at 407 Allen Street, Dawsonville, GA 30534, Phone: (706)
St Vincent De Paul - In
addition to providing referral qualification for the Ric-Rack Food Pantry St
Vincent De Paul provides financial assistance to help struggling families meet
short term, immediate needs of basic living. Assistance hot Line: (706)
Department of Family and Children's Services -
The mission of Dawson County DFCS is to strengthen Georgia's families -
supporting their self-sufficiency and helping them protect their vulnerable
children and adults by being a resource to their families, not a substitute.
Located at 424 Highway 53 East, Dawsonville, GA 30534, Phone: (706)
265-6598 or fax (706) 265-2085.
Hours: Monday - Friday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM. John Wilson, Director.
Suicide Prevention -
Hotline Number: (800) 273-8255.
Appointed Special Advocates For Children -
A network of volunteers who
represent the best interests of
abused and neglected children in the courtroom and other settings. Phone:
Good Shepherd Clinic -
A non-profit center that will provide free non-emergent health and wellness
services for individuals that live and or work in Dawson County without access
to insurance. Sponsored by Grace
Presbyterian Church. Phone: (706)