Region 1: Northeast Georgia

Proudly serving the communities of:

  • Toccoa, GA (Stephens County)
  • Lavonia, GA (Franklin County)

Get Involved!

One of the best ways for you to get involved in your local community's prevention efforts is to join your local STEPUp Workgroup.  We'd love to see you at our next meeting!

STEP Up Toccoa/Lavonia
1st Thursday of each month
12:00PM-1:00PM at St. Matthias Church (Toccoa)


Why is HEARTS so concerned with the early onset of underage drinking?

According to the National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence, using alcohol and drugs before the brain has fully developed increases the risk for future addiction to alcohol and drugs dramatically. Young people who start drinking alcohol before age 15 are 5 times more likely to develop alcohol abuse or dependence than people who first used alcohol at age 21 or older. Research for drug use and drug addiction have found similar results.

Donate to Region 1

The following items are in need of a good home! All proceeds from the purchases below will go toward Region 1's Alcohol Prevention Project initiatives to serve the needs of those in the communities specific to this region.

Items coming soon!

Thank you to our STEP Up Workgroup partners


  • The Community Prevention Network Coalition
  • District 2 Public Health
  • Stephens County Schools
  • Franklin County Schools
  • Stephens County & City Law Enforcement
  • Franklin County & City Law Enforcement
  • The Georgia State Patrol Office (Toccoa, GA)
  • North Georgia Technical College
  • Franklin County Citizen
  • The Toccoa Record
  • Salvation Army