Resources

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.

Catoosa County

NW Georgia Federation of Families
Hope Sams
31875 Fant Drive
Fort Oglethorpe, GA 30742
Phone:  (706) 844-2989
Fax:  (706) 806-1109
Email: hopes@lmcs.org
www.lmcme.org

Chatham County

C.H.A.F.A.M
(CHAtham FAMilies)
Dione Breland
9 Idus Lane
Hinesville, GA 31313
Phone:  (804) 677-5851
Email: savchafam@gmail.com
Email: msbreland2u@gmail.com

Cobb County

Woodstock Chapter of FFCMH
Samantha Holsclaw
1530 Olde Mill Place
Marietta, GA 30066
Phone:  (678) 789-1212
Email: a.holsclaw@yahoo.com

In My Children's Name
Caketha Goreed
318 South Ave.
Marietta, GA 30060
Phone:  (404) 542-1988
Email: cakethagoreed@yahoo.com

DeKalb County

DeKalb Families in Action
Tammie Harrison
5300 Memorial Drive
Suite 142E
Phone: (404) 604-7229
Fax: (678) 205-4192
Email: dfia.ffcmh@gmail.com

DeKalb Family Policy Council
P.O. Box B171
Stone Mountain, GA 30086
Decatur, GA 30030
Phone: (678) 205-0997
Cell: (404) 860-5909
Email: dekalbfamilypc@gmail.com

Families Advocating for Voices of Resilience
Carmen Coates
798 Ray Road
Suites 94,96,98
Stone Mountain, GA 30083
Office: (404) 499-0079
Cell: (678) 861-7109
Fax: (404) 499-0077
www.favorfamilies.org

Foster and Adoptive Parent Connection of Georgia
Pamela Jones
Stone Mountain, GA 30087
Email: gaparentsconnect@gmail.com
www.gaparentconnect.com

The Younger Years and Beyond
Teresa Johnson
708 Church Street
Decatur, GA 30030
Phone: (404) 662-0677
Email: teresa.business@yahoo.com

The Struggle WithIN Me
Vickie Hill
Phone: (470) 203-0921
Email: thestrugglewithinme2@gmail.com
www.thestrugglewithin.me

Douglas County

Family Advocates of Georgia, Inc.
Melissa Alford
P.O. Box 2437
Douglasville, GA 30133
Phone: (404) 437-5973
Fax: (678) 840-3771
Email: familyadvocatesofgainc@yahoo.com
www.faogainc.com

PEACE, Inc.
(People Engaged and Caring in Excellence)
Jacquetta Quashie
2605 Harrison Mill Drive
Douglasville, GA 30315
Phone: (770) 780-4964
Email: jacqetquashie@aol.com

Fulton County

Georgia Parent Support Network, Inc.
Sue Smith, Ed.D.
1381 Metropolitan Parkway, SW
Atlanta, GA  30310
Phone:  (404) 758-4500
Fax:  (404) 758-6833
Email:  sue.smith@gpsn.org
www.gpsn.org

Integrated Concepts for Families, Inc.
Kisha Whitefield
612 Main Street
Suite 106
Palmetto, GA 30268
Phone: (770) 463-0202
Email:  drwhitfield@ic4f.com
www.integratedconceptsforfamilies.com

Gwinnett County

Kids Like Moses Advocacy, Inc.
Yaasmeen Rhett-NyJah
4370 Lawrenceville Hwy 2144
Lilburn, GA 30048
Phone: (470) 296-0177
Email:  kidslikemoses@yahoo.com
www.kidslikemosesadvocacy.org

Reestablishing The Village
Katherine Dieng
2005 Club Parkway
Norcross, GA 30093
Phone: (770) 756-6093
Cell:  (770) 990-7098
Email:  katherinedieng@yahoo.com

Houston County

STEM, Inc.
Newton County FFCMH
Michele Bagby
P.O. Box 8298
Warner Robins, GA 31095
Phone: (912) 980-5356
Fax: (770) 784-3022
Email: mbagby@stem-inc.org

Rockdale County

Mommy and Me Advocacy
Rachel Cooley
1785 Hwy 212 SW
Conyers, GA 30094
Phone: (770) 648-3907
Fax: (770) 818-5430
Email: mandmadvocacy@gmail.com
www.mandmadvocacy.com

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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