Beautiful Blankets

Some of our favorite donations are the one of a kind, personal, thoughtful and snuggly gifts.  Thank you to Ms. Kay and Ms. Ruth for making each of our first 12 young ladies fleece blankets.  They are beautiful and I am sure they will be well used and loved.  Northern Star staff cannot wait for these generous ladies to come teach the participants to make blankets that they can pass on to the incoming participants.  Just a little touch of love and color for each bedroom really makes “a house a home”!  Thank you Ms. Kay and Ms. Ruth!

SunTrust Bank Manager Service Day

SunTrust bank managers chose Northern Star as their community service day project.  Managers from all over the region traveled to Dahlonega to come help get the inside and outside of the houses painted.  We were thankful for a beautiful December day to get so much accomplished.  What an amazing group of ladies and gentlemen; great spirits, funny, and willing to do any job big or small to help out.  We really appreciate the time, talent and support from SunTrust Bank managers!


Summer Missions: September 4th – 7th Sign up today!

Spend your Labor day giving back in a meaningful way!
Northern Star, Inc. is currently renovating 4 houses on our first campus in order for young ladies aging out of foster care to participate in the Independent Living Program. Dahlonega Baptist Church is hosting a summer missions opportunity September 4th-7th to help Northern Star wrap up many small renovation projects on the campus in order to get the houses move in ready.  Any amount of time and all skill levels can be used to serve the Lord in getting this ministry ready to open it’s doors. Tasks include cleaning, decorating, installing laminate flooring, cutting and installing sub-flooring, tile work in kitchen and bathrooms, installing new shower pan and walls, replacing toilets and sinks, replacing light fixtures, and painting – walls, ceilings, trim, exterior eves, furniture, and kitchen cabinets. To sign up please use the Sign Up Genius link 
or you can leave a comment below or send an email to with the tasks and times you would like to volunteer for. Thank you in advance for your time and support!

Thank you to the local DAR chapter!

Northern Star would like to thank the local Trahlyta Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution for their thoughtful and gracious welcome baskets donation.

This summer, Northern Star is getting ready to open its doors to young ladies in the North Georgia area that are aging out of foster care.

The welcome baskets from the DAR will provide the first 6 participants with a personal welcome basket filled with their own personal hygiene items, towels, a pillow, devotional and activity books, room decor, school supplies, a food gift card, American flags, and personal letters to the participants from the member of the Trahlyta Chapter.

What a wonderful way to show their love and support to these young ladies moving on to the Northern Star campus!  Northern Star’s Board of Directors and staff would like to thank the Trahlyta Chapter for their donation and support!

Side By Side in Service – over 50 volunteers!

Northern Star was so blessed to be a work site for this year’s Side By Side work day. On April 23rd over 40 volunteers started out helping with renovations at the campus houses. By noon over 10 additional volunteers had shown up to help with landscaping. Northern Star would like to thank all of this year’s volunteers and Butch Walker for including our property and organizing this amazing event!

Life Coach & Campus Mentor Job positions

Northern Star is hiring for a part time Life Coach and for the right person to be the program’s first live on Campus Mentor.  Job descriptions are listed below along with the application.  Please turn in applications as soon as possible as we will start interviewing this Friday, July 22nd.

The Life Coach position will start out part time as the program is getting up and running.  Hopefully by the start of next year it will become a full time position.

This summer while the program is getting up and running, the Campus Mentor will need to be in a position to be flexible with salary.  Room and board will be covered, but weekly pay will be determined by the number of participants in the program.

The job positions are both located in Dahlonega.

Please either email completed job application, resume and cover letter to or mail to PO Box 1781, Dahlonega, GA 30533.

Any questions please email Mandy at

Northern Star Life Coach Job Description

Northern Star Campus Mentor Job Description


Life Teen gives back!

Saturday March 12th, marked a turning point for Northern Star.

On that day, a group of students and adults from St. Micheal the Archangel Roman Catholic Church in Woodstock, GA gave up their Saturday to serve our community. One of their projects was the Northern Star property.

2 houses, 2 yards, 20 teenagers, 4 adults… By late afternoon, the group had accomplished more than one could’ve imagined: Carpet? Gone! Vinyl floors? Gone! They pulled, tugged, scrubbed, and sweated until the last possible moment.

We are so grateful, so humbled, for their help.  And we are so excited for the next chapter in the life of this organization!  Northern Star’s future, as well as the young adults it will serve, is bright, indeed.


Amazing Group!!

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The hard work paid off!!

Dirty Work with a Smile!!

IMG_20160313_083810 Landscaping fun

An amazing group helped with the startup of amazing project!

 Thank you again Life Teen of St. Michael’s!







Thank You to everyone who came to Bella Notte!

We had an amazing night! Everyone enjoyed the wonderful entertainment and participating in the silent auction. A big thank you to Tim & Allison South for helping organize this event and prepare all of the delicious food!
Thank you to all of the volunteers, board members, and supporters who made this event a success!
Here are some photos from the evening.













Community Meeting Monday, September 29th

If you have an interested in learning more about Northern Star, becoming involved, volunteering now or in the near future, helping with fundraising, and many more opportunities, please come join us for the first Northern Star Community Meeting.
It will be held in the Dahlonega Baptist Church Fellowship Hall. Enter through the back, downstairs doors of Dahlonega Baptist Church and come down the hall to the fellowship hall on your right. Hope to see you there!