To help us realize our vision for families, we have launched a strategic capital campaign to raise

$600,000 to invest in our much-needed growth by February 2024.



Purchase a new facility, located on Sailors Drive, Ellijay, GA  to create a central headquarters to house all of the ACC staff, as well as prevention, education and advocacy programs. Families will gain convenient access to services and have their needs met at one trauma-reducing location.

Renovate the new building to create a safe, welcoming environment for children who have to undergo a forensic interview.  In addition, we need to update the spaces for  our community partners (law enforcement, DFCS, etc..), play therapy rooms and offices, as well as an area for family advocacy services.

Invest in our prevention programs and create a revenue stream for program operations.
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At Appalachian Children’s Center, we believe children.  We believe in giving children a voice… in a safe, neutral environment.  So that they may tell their story.  



We believe in helping children and families understand how their thoughts, feelings and behaviors have been impacted by their trauma.  More importantly, we work side by side with them as they heal from these negative experiences and cultivate newer and healthier thoughts, feelings and behaviors.



Our greatest hope is to be able to partner with our families in a way that ignites change – in their lives, their circle and in their workplace.  Ultimately, we want to ignite change in the community that creates a legacy for our children.


Every square foot renovated and every wall painted in our new facility was made possible through the generous gifts made to our community donations – via the ACC Legacy Project.   We would like an opportunity to share your generosity with future visitors to our building through our available naming opportunities. Please consider making a gift to our campaign in honor of a loved one, in recognition of your business’s commitment to building families or in celebration of someone who has made an impact on the lives of families and children in our community.


Please contact Andrea Gibby, Executive Director, by emailing agibby@appalachianchildrensctr.org or calling 706-273-2225 to learn more about available naming opportunities and ways you can help support our Capital Campaign.  You may also reach out to any one of our Board of Directors for more information on donations and giving levels.


To view Donation Levels and Naming Opportunities, click the button below.


Prevention is the best deterrent to child abuse. Our approach is to have parents and children engaged in education programs designed to prevent child abuse before it occurs.  Few causes are as significant as preventing and decreasing the trauma of child abuse. When you support this meaningful campaign, you are literally transforming lives and leaving a legacy.  


The skyrocketing number of abused children is a red flag for all of us who love young people and want them to thrive. Each year, Georgia reports 127,000 cases of abuse and lands near the bottom of all states in child well-being. We have to take more action.

While we serve many, we could be serving more…. and making related services more accessible for our families.  


Together we will create a better environment for vulnerable children in our community. If you care and want to be part of the solution, please consider a one-time special investment to help our young clients and their families.



Reid Dyer

Appalachian Children’s Center has had a profound impact on the communities it serves. Their main priority is to help young children and families overcome and heal from abusive situations. I am honored to be a part of the ACC – and I am committed to supporting and empowering this organization in any way possible.


Darren West

I believe in the mission of Appalachian Children’s Center, and even more than that – I believe every child deserves a voice. 


Dr. Cindy Hall-Sosebee

I joined the ACC Board of Directors over 20 years ago because I cannot think of a better way to spend my time and treasures than helping children who have been abused or neglected; it’s my way of doing my part to make the world a better place.

Dr. Diane Vautrot

As an educator in the Gilmer County School System, I experienced first hand the dedication and commitment of the staff of the Appalachian Children’s Center to protect and serve the most vulnerable of our students. The ACC provides an immeasurable benefit to children and families in our communities. Supporting the mission and work of the ACC by serving on the Board of Directors has been an honor and a privilege.

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Amber Davenport

It is an honor to have been a part of the Appalachian Children’s Center Board of Directors for many years. I believe in helping children and families through these difficult situations, to help them live better lives, to be happy, to smile more and hopefully pay it forward and help others in our community.

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Karen Deyton

I support the ACC for many reasons – at the forefront is that I live in this community and appreciate the advocacy and preventative services they offer children.  Secondly, I believe that helping a child tell his/her story in a safe and supportive environment is crucial to their healing process.

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Donna Whitener

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Tracy Sosebee

I’m proud to be a part of the ACC who advocates for the healing and recovery of traumatized children and their families. I support their efforts in helping our families grow strong!

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Reagan Pritchett

I’m proud to be a part of the ACC who advocates for the healing and recovery of traumatized children and their families. I support their efforts in helping our families grow strong!

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