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.

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