Resources for Cherokee County


Foster & Adoptive Parent Association of Cherokee County
PO Box 2473
Woodstock, GA 30188


If you have a pool, lake, pond, creek, river, or other body of water on your property, a water safety certification course must be completed annually. Online certification courses can be found at or or

DFCS Office

105 Lamar Haley Parkway Canton, GA 30115
Direct Office Number: 770-720-3610


CASA for Children (Court Appointed Special Advocates)
Deidre Hollands, Executive Director
1083 Marietta Hwy. Canton, GA, 30114
Phone: 770-345-3274 Fax: 770-345-3275

Cherokee County Foster & Adoptive Parent Association
Marie Blackwell, President
Phone: 770-378-0759

Hope 4 Tomorrow Mentoring Program (through Foster Care Support Foundation) (Serves all counties)
Jordan Rayburn, Hope 4 Tomorrow Mentoring Coordinator
Cell: 770-317-3749

JOY Therapy and Learning Center
12875 Cumming Highway
Canton, Ga 30028


CAPS- Childcare and Parent Services
2 Martin Luther King Jr. Drive SE
Suite 670, East Tower
Atlanta, GA 30334
1-833-4GACAPS (1-833-442-2277)

The CAPS program in Georgia provides assistance to foster parents in paying for licensed child care services. Individual facilities must be licensed and approved, as well as accept CAPS as a form of payment for foster parents to utilize this service. Below is a list of daycares that have, at the time of posting, accepted CAPS payments. This is NOT an all-inclusive list. Below you will also find an instruction page on how to search online for a CAPS approved provider through the state website.

CAPS online search instruction page

Georgia Department of Early Care and Learning
913 N. Tennessee Street, Suite 202 Cartersville, GA 30120
Gloria Calhoun
Phone: 770-387-0828 Toll Free: 1-800-308-1825 Fax: 678-721-6676

Bells Ferry Learning Center
6761 Highway 92, Woodstock, GA 30189
Phone: 770-591-1100

Children’s Academy of Hickory Flat
4360 Hickory Rd., Canton, GA 30115
Phone: 770-345-2929

DECS Childcare School
5265 Highway 92, Acworth, GA 30102
Phone: 770-974-5831


Cherokee County Health Dept.
7545 North Main St, Suite 100 Woodstock, GA 30188
Phone: 770-928-0133

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Babies Can’t Wait/Children 1st/Children’s Medical Services
North Georgia Health District
1710 Whitehouse Ct.
Dalton, Ga 30720
Phone: 706-529-5763, Ext. 2301 Fax: 706-529-5794 Referral: 888-276-1558
Lois Blockley

Babies Can’t Wait provides a coordinated, comprehensive and integrated system of services for infants and toddlers with special needs, birth to 3 and their families. Babies Can’t Wait provides early identification and screening of children with developmental delays and chronic health conditions. Babies Can’t Wait strives to improve the developmental potential of infants and toddlers birth to age 3, with developmental or chronic health conditions.

Drug Testing/Lab Work

Foster family applicants can visit this website, order the drug screen, pay for the drug screen directly through the site, locate a testing location near them, go to the testing location and get drug tested. The results will come directly to FaithBridge.

Water and Sewer Testing

Cherokee County Water and Sewer Authority (Water Testing)
140 West Main Street Canton, GA 30114
Phone: 770-479-1813

Cherokee County Environmental Health (Septic Testing)
1130 Bluffs Parkway Canton, GA 30114
Phone: 770-479-0444 Fax: 770-345-3222


Foster Care Support Foundation – Distribution Center (Serves all counties)
115 Mansell Place, Roswell, GA 30076
Phone: 770-641-9591
Request an application and appointment by emailing

Cherokee County Health Dept.
7545 North Main St, Suite 100 Woodstock, GA 30188
Phone: 770-928-0133

The Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) Supplemental Nutrition Program is a federally-funded health and nutrition program© for Infants and Children age 1 to 5 years (including foster children).
What WIC Provides

  • Special checks to buy healthy foods from WIC-authorized vendors – milk, eggs, bread, cereal, juice, peanut butter, and much more (see Authorized Foods) including formula.
  • Information about nutrition and health to help you and your family eat well and be healthy

Woodstock WIC Clinic
7545 North Main St, Suite 100 Woodstock, GA 30188
Phone: 1-866-942-9675 Fax: 770-928-6194