Get in FOCUS and join us each month for community updates and networking!

          Get in FOCUS and join us each month for community updates and networking!

About Us:

Cherokee FOCUS is a 501(c)3 collaborative that exists to improve the lives of the children and families of Cherokee County. The collaborative is a partnership of organizations, agencies civic clubs, the faith based community, law enforcement, business, education, families and individuals. These partners bring their skills, expertise and resources to the table to create and develop programs and initiatives designed to support families and children through a means that could not be accomplished by one agency or individual alone.

The Cherokee FOCUS collaborative is a member of the Georgia Family Connection Partnership (GAFCP.)  As part of this network of 159 county collaboratives, Cherokee FOCUS is able to partner in statewide efforts for positive results while focusing on the specific needs of our community youth and families.

Cherokee Gift Connection

Looking for a new way to give this holiday season?  Give a young adult a leg up in meeting their educational goals or support them in ways that will help succeed on the job.  Participants in the Cherokee Youth Works Program need your help with a variety of things.  Below you will find a list of needs and the average cost that you can use as a gift donation guide.  For example if you'd like to cover the cost of the full set of GED tests that a student would require, just click our DONATE HERE button and donate $160 on our Pay Pal secure site.  Other needs and related cost include:

GED Tests:  $160                                  
Individual GED Tests: $40
GED Practice Test: $40                       
College Application: $25
Microsoft Office Certification $360 
ServSafe $25
Forklift Certification: $200                 
Certified Nursing Assist.(CNA): $800
Transportation Assistance/CATS Fare: $5, $10, $15

Or just give a general donation that can be used for fees related to GED, college enrollment, school supplies, workforce training, certifications, job tools, uniforms, professional clothing or other education or work related need.

The Cherokee Youth Works participants really appreciate you and so do we!  So make your donation today and give yourself a big pat on the back because YOU have helped someone else in their efforts to succeed!  And who knows, we have participates that have gone on to work in the medical field, automotive repair, cosmetology, dental assisting, and other fields where they may be helping you one day!


Meetings & Events

Collaborative Meetings

Cherokee FOCUS Office
The Last Wednesday of each month

8:30 am - 9:30 am

Board of Directors Meetings

Cherokee FOCUS Office                                      The First Friday of Each Month                           8:30 am - 9:30 am

No Meeting in January or July

Drug Free Cherokee Meetings

Cherokee FOCUS Office                                         The First Friday of each month                            9:45 am - 10:45 am

No Meeting in January or July 


Our Mission: Strengthening families, youth, and individuals through collaboration of community resources, skills, and expertise by reducing and preventing youth substance abuse, enhancing educational opportunities, and improving housing alternatives for a stronger Cherokee County.

Our Vision: An empowered community of thriving families.

Our Values:

  • Families are our bottom line!
  • Parents make a difference
  • Youth can positively affect youth
  • The community cares and will mobilize for action
  • Organizations collaborate to strengthen and support the community

WHats New?

Cherokee Youth Works

Cherokee Youth Works is a great place for youth 16 - 24!  If you are out of school, come get your GED like our group above.

And like this fine group of CYW participants, let us help you move on to college or career! 

Latest Collaborative Meeting

Thank you to United Way for bringing out the UW truck at the September 2017 meeting.  It was a terrific meeting and we learned a lot about the Cherokee Veterans Community!

Grant Awarded

Cherokee FOCUS was recently awarded the Drug Free Communities grant out of the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy for their Drug Free Cherokee initiative. FOCUS CEO received award of recognition for her graduation from the CADCA National Coalition Institute.