History of the ACC…
The Appalachian Children’s Center, Inc. was originally developed from the efforts of the North
Georgia Mountain Crisis Network, Inc., the Judges, the District Attorney’s Office, and some other
valuable community members. The Center operated under the umbrella of the North Georgia
Mountain Crisis Network before separating into its own entity in October 2002. The Appalachian
Children’s Center, Inc. is a children’s advocacy center serving the Appalachian Judicial Circuit,
which encompasses the counties of Fannin, Gilmer, and Pickens. The Center is located in Ellijay,
Georgia, which is the geographic center of the Circuit.
Mission and Purpose of the ACC…
The Appalachian Children’s Center, Inc. (ACC) is a private, non-profit (501 C3), community
based organization dedicated to intervention, treatment and prevention of all types of
maltreatment, including physical, sexual and emotional abuse of children.
The mission of the Appalachian Children’s Center, Inc. is to advocate for the safety of all children
and to reduce the trauma of child abuse victims and their families.
The Services offered to children and their families include crisis intervention, individual and
family therapy, support and therapy groups, criminal justice and personal advocacy and
education. As the services of the ACC are free, the center relies on funding and resources from a
variety of sources. The Appalachian Children’s Center, Inc. is funded in part by the Children’s
Advocacy Centers of Georgia, Inc. through appropriations from the Georgia General Assembly;
the Department of Human Resources Promoting Safe and Stable Families program; the Georgia
Criminal Justice Coordinating Council Victims of Crime Act; Special Events and, most
importantly, donors like you.
For more information regarding our programs and/or services, you can contact staff of the ACC at 706-273-
2225 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.