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.

5th Annual Georgia ZombieFest
5k Run/Walk & 1 Mile Fun Run

Where will you be on WORLD ZOMBIE DAY?!

Join us for the 5th Annual Georgia ZombieFest 5K Run/Walk & 1 Mile Fun Run on October 13th at Etowah River Park in Canton! We will be Raising Awareness by Raising the Dead. Come dressed as a zombie or a human, whatever makes you happy!

Awards will be presented to the Top 3 Male and Female Runners, as well as the Top 3 in each age group beginning at age 10 & under. Our awards are to DIE FOR!


Looking for a way to impact the life of a youth? 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! 

Cherokee Collaborative Meeting

Thank you to United Way for bringing out the UW truck at the February 2018 meeting. The truck will be back after the April collaborative meeting for all Cherokee County 501(c)3 non-profits.


The Cherokee FOCUS collaborative is developing a new community resource guide of services.  This guide allows the service agencies and non profits to personally add their organizations information and revise it as needed anytime in the future.  The Guide has just gone up and the bulk of the beginning population of the Guide will be done during March and April 2018.