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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.

Bartow County

Kidsz Paradise
Levurne Batts, III, CEO
Address: 10 Hamilton Boulevard, NW, Suite E
Cartersville, GA 30120
Phone: 678.719.8140
Email: lbatts@kidszparadise.com

Bibb County

Puzzle Pieces of Love
Brianna Jackson, Director
Address: 2558 Huntington Drive
Macon, GA 31204
Phone: 478.973.1630
Email: breejack2013bj@gmail.com
Website: www.facebook.com/PuzzlePiecesofLove

Clayton County

Kids Like Moses Advocacy of GA
Yaasmeen Rhett-Nyjah
Address: 6691 Church Street, Unit 691262
Riverdale, GA 30296
Phone: 470.296.0177, Toll free: 800.858.8676

Sassy Moms Mentoring Other Mothers
Kandy Parker, Director
Jonesboro, GA
Phone: 762.760.7468
Email: sassymomsinc@gmail.com

Cobb County

In My Children’s Name
Caketha Goreed, Founder
Address: 2089 Lee Drive
Austell, GA 30168
Phone: 770.771.3431
Email: imcnff@gmail.com

Colquitt County

Haven of Hope
Hope Edwards
Address: 513 Seminole Drive
Moultrie, GA 31708
Phone: 229.454.9014
Email: hope.edwards@vphealth.org

Coweta County

Integrated Concepts for Families, Inc.
Dr. Kisha Whitfield, CEO
Address: 619 Main Street
Palmetto, GA 30268
Phone: 888.316.0902 or 770.463.0202
Email: drwhitfield@ic4f.com
Website: https://integratedconceptsforfamilies.org

Dekalb County

Adults Pushing Forward Inc.
Octavia Gore, CEO
Address: 2020 Avalon Parkway, Suite 355
McDonough, GA 30253
Phone: 470.314.8038
Email: adultspushingforward501@gmail.com
Website: http://adultspushingforwardinc.org/

Creative Partnerships & Training for Families and Communities
Ramona Deshield, Executive Director
Contact: Heather Dorner
Address: 132 Memorial Court
Lawrenceville, GA 30046
Phone: 404.860.5909
Email: cpt4families@yahoo.com
homegirlspace@gmail.com

Dekalb Families In Action  & 
DFIA Youth M.O.V.E
Tammie Harrison, BS, CPS-P, Executive Director
Address: 5300 Memorial Drive, Suite 215-G
Stone Mountain, GA 30083
Phone: 404.604.7229
Email: dfia.ffcmh@gmail.com
Website: www.dfiaffcmh.org

Families Advocating for Voice of Resilience (F.A.V.O.R.) &
F.A.V.O.R. Youth M.O.V.E
Carmen Coates, Director
Address: 798 Rays Rd., Suite 94
Stone Mountain, GA 30083
Cell: 404.587.8286, Office: 404.499.0078
Email: favorfamilies1@gmail.com
Website: www.favorfamilies.com

Father’s Tree of Hope
Ivan Fields, Director
5221 Winding Stream Court
Stone Mountain, GA 30088
Phone: 202.427.2264
Email: teamplatinum2b@gmail.com
Facebook: www.facebook.com/Fatherstreeofhope

Foster and Adoptive Parents Connection of GA
Pamela Jones, Director
Address: 7428 Woodruff Way
Stone Mountain, GA 30087
Phone: 770.873.0460
Email: gaparentsconnect@gmail.com
Website: gaparentconnect.vpweb.com

HYPED4U Mentoring
Hyped4U Youth M.O.V.E
Tywanna Bailey, CEO and Founder
Address: 4069 Spring Meadow Road
Tucker, GA 30084
Phone: 470.429.1217
Email: hyped4umentoring@gmail.com

Reestablishing the Village
Katherine Dieng, Founder-CEO
Address: 600 Northern Avenue, #2207
Clarkston, GA 30021
Phone: 770.990.7098
Email: katherinedieng@yahoo.com
Website: reestablishingthevillage.weebly.com

The Younger Years and Beyond
Teresa Johnson, Executive Director
Address: 708 Church Street
Decatur, GA 30030
Phone: 678.861.6926
Email: ZariasSong@gmail.com
Website: ateducational.wixsite.com/zariassong

 

Douglas County

Family Advocates of GA, Inc
Melissa Alford, CEO
Address: P.O. Box 2437
Douglasville, GA 30133
Phone: (404) 437-5973
E-mail: faogainc@gmail.com
Website: www.faogainc.com

Fulton County

State Organization

Georgia Parent Support Network, Inc. & State Youth M.O.V.E.

Dr. Sue L Smith, CEO
1381 Metropolitan Pkwy SW
Atlanta, GA 30310
Phone: 404.758.4500, Toll Free: 1.844.278.6945
Fax: 404.758.6833
sue.smith@gpsn.org
www.gpsn.org

Each One Teach One Together, Inc.
Debra Suzette Brown, CEO
Address: P.O. Box 44522
Atlanta, GA 30036
Phone: 470.352.5986
Email: eachoneteachonetogether@gmail.com
Website:https://www.eachoneteachonetogether.org/

Georgia Parent Support Network, Inc.
Sue Smith, CEO
Address: 1381 Metropolitan Pkwy
Atlanta, GA 30310
Phone: 404.758.4500, Toll Free: 844.278.6945
Email: sue.smith@gpsn.org
Website: www.gpsn.org

Helping Hands of Hope
Barbia Dunbar Arnold, Executive Director
Address: 2616 Piney Wood Terrace
East Point, GA 30344
Phone: 678.760.2354
Email: barbiashandsofhope@yahoo.com

Integrated Concepts for Families, Inc.
Dr. Kisha Whitfield, CEO
Address: 619 Main Street
Palmetto, GA 30268
Phone: 888.316.0902 or 770.463.0202
Email: drwhitfield@ic4f.com
Website: https://integratedconceptsforfamilies.org

Reggie’s Place Foundation
Beverly McDaniel, Founder and CEO
Address: 259 Richardson St., #904
Atlanta, GA 30312
Phone: 678.851.7678
Email: reggiesplacefoundation501c3@gmail.com

 

 

Gwinnett County

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

 

Haralson County

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

Henry County

Empowering Families
Cathyann Gittens, CEO
5916 East Lake Pkwy, Suite 278
McDonough, GA 30253
Phone: 404.667.9664, Fax: 678.583.5985
Email: empoweringfamilies@yahoo.com

Young Dreamers
Samantha Samuels, Director
Address: 255 Corporate Center Drive, Suite F, Lower Level
Stockbridge, GA 30281
Phone: 404.661.0400
Email: Authenticmeconsultingllc@gmail.com

Muscogee County

Families Future Empowerment Support Coalition
Latisha Spikes, Director
Columbus, GA
Phone: (706) 304-8393
E-mail: familiesempowerment1@outlook.com

 

Newton County

Never Too Late-The Keeping Kayleigh Foundation
Christina Henry, Director
Address: 8160 Wood Street SE
Covington, GA 30014
Phone: 404.430.2792
Email: christina@nevertoolatega.com
Website: https://chenry042680.wixsite.com/nevertoolate

 

Polk County

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

Rockdale County

Foster and Adoptive Parents Connection of GA
Pamela Jones, Director
Address: 7428 Woodruff Way
Stone Mountain, GA 30087
Phone: 770.873.0460
Email: gaparentsconnect@gmail.com
Website: gaparentconnect.vpweb.com

My Girls, Inc.
Dunyell Dawson, Executive Director
Address: 2211 Rockdale Drive NW
Conyers, GA 30012
Phone: 470.207.3374
Email: dunyelldawson@gmail.com
Facebook: www.facebook.com/My-Girls-Inc

 

More Resources

Addiction Center  www.addictioncenter.com/teenage-drug-abuse/

Addiction Center matches patients with the treatment center that is best suited to them based on location, price, program and more. We strive to provide an experience tailored to the needs of every individual who wants help.

Drug Rehab  drugrehab.com

At DrugRehab.com, our mission is to equip patients and families with the best information, resources and tools to overcome addiction and lead a lifelong recovery.

Georgia Council on Substance Abuse  www.gasubstanceabuse.org

Dedicated to strengthen communities by promoting quality addiction prevention and treatment practices, and by supporting public policy that not only reduces the stigma associated with addiction, but also supports the development and implementation of a strong prevention, treatment and recovery services system.

Georgia Detox and Recovery Centers http://www.georgiadetoxandrecoverycenters.com/the-state-of-addiction-in-georgia-white-paper-report.html

Free White Paper on the State of Addiction in Georgia: The Evolving Epidemic.

Georgia Mental Health Consumer Network, Inc.  www.gmhcn.org

Promotes recovery through advocacy, education, employment, empowerment, peer support and self help, and to unite as one voice to support the priorities set each year at the annual convention.

Keeping Kids in Families keepingkidsinfamilies.org

We are a public-private partnership guided by three national organizations – the American Public Human Services Association (APHSA), the Alliance for Strong Families and Communities, and the National Organization for State Associations for Children (NOSAC) – and we are leading the charge to make sure that all kids have a safe, secure and permanent family. We are doing this by working collaboratively with policymakers and other key stakeholders to develop a federal financing mechanism that aligns policy and practice and helps us to build a child welfare system that is designed to serve more children and families sooner, and ultimately achieve better outcomes.

Mental Health America  www.mentalhealthamerica.net/

Mental Health America is one of the country’s leading nonprofit dedicated to helping ALL people live mentally healthier lives. With 240 affiliates nationwide, we represent a growing movement of Americans who promote mental wellness for the health and well-being of the nation – everyday and in times of crisis.

Mental Health American of Georgia  www.mentalhealthamericaga.org

Mental Health America of Georgia works to enhance the mental health of all Georgians through education, outreach and advocacy.

MentalHealth.gov  www.mentalhealth.gov

MentalHealth.gov provides one-stop access to U.S. government mental health and mental health problems information.

NAMI Georgia  www.namiga.org/index.php/about-us

NAMI Georgia is one of the leading organization in the state working to ensure hope, help, health and acceptance for Georgians affected by mental illness.

National Association on Mental Illness  www.nami.org/

NAMI is the National Alliance on Mental Illness, the nation’s largest grassroots mental health organization dedicated to building better lives for the millions of Americans affected by mental illness. NAMI advocates for access to services, treatment, supports and research and is steadfast in its commitment to raise awareness and build a community for hope for all of those in need.

National Foster Care Month www.childwelfare.gov/fostercaremonth/

The Children's Bureau, in collaboration with its information service, Child Welfare Information Gateway, launched the 2016 National Foster Care Month website! With this year's theme, "Honoring, Uniting, and Celebrating Families," the website provides free resources and tools to help professionals, parents, caregivers, and youth move closer to family reunification and establish permanent connections.

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

A website to educate adolescents ages 11 through 15, as well as their parents and teachers, on the science behind drug abuse.

Parent to Parent of Georgia  www.p2pga.org

Parent to Parent of Georgia offers a variety of services to Georgia families of children with disabilities or special healthcare needs.

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

Recovery.org is a resource to help those challenged by drug and alcohol abuse in Atlanta, GA.

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