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National Federation of Families for Children's Mental Health www.ffcmh.org
A national family-run organization linking more than 120 chapters and state organizations focused on the issues of children and youth with emotional, behavioral, or mental health needs and their families.  The National Federation works to develop and implement policies, legislation, funding mechanisms, and service systems that utilize the strengths of families. Its emphasis on advocacy offers families a voice in the formation of national policy, services and supports for children with mental health needs and their families.

Georgia Parent Support Network, Inc. is both the Statewide Chapter and the Atlanta/Fulton County Chapter of the National Federation of Families for Children's Mental Health.

 

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Active Local Chapters


These local chapters are our eyes and ears to the issues facing children and youth with emotional, behavioral, and mental health challenges and their families in Georgia. Through the chapters, we are able to utilize calls for action to elicit change in systems at the national level.  If your child needs help please contact the chapter closest to you in Georgia.  As always, feel free to call us at Georgia Parent Support Network for assistance.

Bibb County

Puzzle Pieces of Love 
Brianna Jackson, Director
2558 Huntington Dr.
Macon, GA 31204
Phone: 478.973.1630
breejack2013.bj@gmail.com

STEM, Inc.
Michele Bagby-Smith
P.O. Box 3273
Macon, GA 31205
Cell: 912.980.5356
mbagby@stem-inc.org
www.stem-inc.net

Clayton County

Kids Like Moses Advocacy of Georgia
Yaasmeen Rhett-Nyjah
6691 Church Street Unit 691262
Riverdale, GA 30296
Phone: 470.296.0177
kidslikemoses@yahoo.com

Cobb County

In My Children’s Name
Caketha Goreed
2089 Lee Drive
Austell, GA 30168
Phone: 404.542.1988
cakethagoreed@yahoo.com
No website

Dekalb County

Reestablishing the Village
Katherine Dieng
600 Northern Avenue #2207
Clarkston, GA 30021
Phone: 770.756.6093
Cell: 770.990.7098
katherinedieng@yahoo.com

Creative Partnership and Training for Families and Communities 
Ramona Deshield, Director MA, NCC
4569 Allgood Springs Drive
Stone Mountain, GA 30083
Phone 404.860.5909
Office: 404.549.8530
cpt4families@yahoo.com

DeKalb Families in Action & Youth M.O.V.E Chapter
Tammie Harrison
5300 Memorial Dr. Suite 142E
Stone Mountain, GA 30083
Phone: 404.604.7229
dfia.ffcmh@gmail.com

HYPED4U Mentoring & Youth M.O.V.E. Chapter
Tywanna Bailey
4069 Spring Meadow Road
Tucker, GA 30084
Phone: 470.429.1217
Hyped4umentoring@gmail.com
www.hyped4umentoring.com

The Younger Years and Beyond
Teresa Wright Johnson
708 Church Street
Decatur, GA 30030
Phone: 678.861.6926
zariassong@gmail.org
zariassong.org

Families Advocating for Voice of Resilience (F.A.V.O.R.)
Carmen Coates
798 Rays Road, Suite 94
Stone Mountain, GA 30088
Phone: 404.587.8286
Cell: 404.449.0078
favorfamilies@yahoo.com
www.favorfamilies.web.com

Foster and Adoptive Parents Connection of Georgia
Pamela Jones
7428 Woodruff Way
Stone Mountain, GA 30087
Phone: 770.873.0460
EFax: 678.550.6389
gaparentsconnect.vp.com/contact

Dougherty County

The Struggle Within Me
Vickie Hill
2673 Cody Court
Albany, GA 31705
Phone: 404.621.9693
Thestrugglewithinme2@gmail.com

Douglas County

Father’s Tree of Hope
Ivan Fields
3440 W River Common
Douglasville, GA 30135
Phone: 202.427.2264
teamplatinum2b@gmail.com

Family Advocates of Georgia, Inc.
Melissa Alford
PO Box 2437
Douglasville, GA 30133
Phone: 404.437.5973
Familyadvocatesofgainc@yahoo.com
www.faogainc.com

Fulton County

Georgia Parent Support Network, Inc. & State Youth M.O.V.E. Chapter 
Dr. Sue L Smith
1381 Metropolitan Pkwy SW
Atlanta, GA 30310
Phone: 404.758.4500
Toll-Free: 1.844.278.6945
Fax: 404.758.6833
www.gpsn.org
sue.smith@gpsn.org

Helping Hands of Hope
Barbia Dunbar Arnold
2616 Piney Woods Terrace
East Point, GA 30344
Phone: 678.760.2354
barbiashandsofhope@yahoo.com

Reggie’s Place Foundation
Beverly McDaniel, CEO Director
259 Richardson St #904
Atlanta, GA 30312
Phone: 678.851.7678
reggiesfoundation@yahoo.com

Integrated Concepts for Families, Inc.
Dr. Kisha Whitfield Co-CEO
619 Main Street
Palmetto, GA 30268
Phone: 770.463.0202
Fax: 678.818.4619
Toll-free: 1.888.316.0902
drwhitfield@ic4f.com
info@ic4f.com
www.integratedconceptsforfamilies.com

Each One Teach One Together, Inc.
Debra Suzette Brown
PO Box 44522
Atlanta, GA 30336
Phone: 470.352.5986
eachoneteachonetogether@gmail.com

Gordon County

The Branch
Leslie Wilbanks
104 Atlas Way
Calhoun, GA 30701
Phone: 762.231.7704
thebranch@gmail.com
www.thebranchga.org

Gwinnett County

Mini Minds Matter
Monique Jackson
P.O. Box 683
Dacula, GA 30019
Phone: 678.523.1627
moleiaenterprises@gmail.com

Henry County

Empowering Families
Cathy Gittens MS/P
5916 East Lake Pkwy Suite 278
McDonough, GA 30253
Phone: 404.667.9664
Fax: 678.583.5985

Young Adults Pushing Forward
Octavia Gore, CEO
PO Box 177
Stockbridge, GA 30281
Phone: 470.279.2705
Adultspushingforward501@gmail.com

Newton County

Never Too Late-The Keeping Kayleigh Foundation
Christina Henry, Director
8160 Wood St SE
Covington, GA 30014
Phone: 404.430.2792
chenry042680@gmail.com

NW Georgia Federation of Families Policy Council
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Hope Darden-Swift, CPS-P, BS
290 Hinton Way
Covington, GA 30016
Phone: 706.766.1458
hfsams@yahoo.com

My Fresh Air, LLC
Cheryl Bennett
1101 Cook Road
Oxford, GA 30054
Phone: 678.349.4700
Cherlyb18@yahoo.com

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NDA for Teens  http://teens.drugabuse.gov/mom/index.php

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Parent to Parent of Georgia  www.p2pga.org

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Recovery.org  www.recovery.org/browse/atlanta-ga/

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Voices for Georgia's Children - Speaking Up for Sound Choices www.georgiavoices.org

A nonprofit child policy and advocacy organization that envisions a Georgia where children are safe, healthy, educated, employable, and connected to their family and community. It is our mission to be a powerful, unifying voice for a public agenda that ensures the well-being of all of Georgia’s children.

 

Overview

Georgia Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities Explanation of Services