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Help for Families

National Organizations

Regional Agencies

Local/DeKalb Resources



Dekalb Community Service Board

Central Access Line: 404-892-4646



Free Support Groups, Free Educational Classes, Peer Support.


A free 12-week course for family caregivers of individuals with severe mental illnesses that discusses the clinical treatment of these illnesses and teaches the knowledge and skills that family members need to cope more effectively. NAMI Connection, Family Support & Advocacy.


PO Box 2180,

Decatur, GA 30031



DeKalb Families in Action

The DeKalb Families in Action is dedicated to providing support, education, and advocacy for youth & families.  Through a family driven and youth-guided approach, youth and young adults with mental health and substance abuse challenges will obtain necessary supports and services that utilize their strengths to transition healthy able to maximize their full potential.


DeKalb Family Policy Council

949 North Hairston Road

Stone Mountain, GA

404 860-5909

678 205-0997

Email: dekalbfamilypc@gmail. com



HOPE Atlanta

Housing, Outreach, Prevention, Emergency Services


HOPE Atlanta is proud to be one of the premiere social service agencies in Metropolitan Atlanta providing a safety net for low-income travelers, newcomers and residents in crisis. Only a handful of other social service agencies have had the longevity (111 years) and impact that we have had in Metropolitan Atlanta, providing assistance (i.e. emergency shelter, food, transportation and counseling) to more than 15,000 people annually and over one million individuals since its inception in 1900.



National Alliance on Mental Illness


National Federation of Families for Children's Mental Health

Advocacy, Education, Connection to other Family run chapters raising children with Mental Health & Substance use challenges.


Through a family and youth-driven approach, children and youth emotional, behavioral, and mental health challenges and their families obtain needed supports and services so that children grow up healthy and able to maximize their potential.


Center for Parent and Information Resources

Information, Education, Resources.


Substance Abuse and

Mental Health Administration (SAMSHA)

Free Information, Resources, Videos


The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) is the

agency within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services that leads public health efforts to advance the behavioral health of the nation. SAMHSA's


National Help Line Network

1-800-784-2433 (Suicide Hotline)


Veteran's Resources


Georgia Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities (DBHDD)

GCAL - Georgia Crisis & Access Line

Phone assessments conducted by a licensed counselor 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.



Mobile team of licensed counselors dispatched to perform a face-to-face crisis assessment to link individuals to resources in their local community.


Atlanta- Grady Adult Psychiatric Emergency Services: 404-616-4762


Georgia Mental Health Consumer Network

To promote 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.


246 Sycamore Street

Suite 260

Decatur, GA 30030

800) 297-6146 or {404) 687-9487



Center for Pan Asian Community Services (CPACS)

Social Services Resources, Individual & Family Counseling

Center for Pan Asian Community Services, Inc. (CPACS) is a private nonprofit located in Atlanta, Georgia. Our mission is to promote self-sufficiency and equity for immigrants, refugees, and the underprivileged through comprehensive health and social services, capacity building, and advocacy.


Georgia Advocacy Office

150 East Ponce de Leon Avenue

Suite 430,

Decatur,GA 30030


or 800.537.2329 (voice or TDD)


Educational Advocacy Training

To organize our resources and follow our values and legal mandates in ways which substantially increase the number of people who are voluntarily standing beside and for people in Georgia who have significant disabilities and mental illness.


Georgia Parent Support Network

Georgia Statewide Federation Chapter, Respite, Therapeutic Foster Care, Advocacy, Training for Families

Georgia Parent Support Network is dedicated to providing support, education, and advocacy for children and their families with mental illness, emotional disturbances, and behavioral differences.

Emergency Numbers and Helplines

Life-Threatening: 911

• 1-800-CHILDREN ( Monday to Friday from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.)

• 1-855-GA-CHILDTo make a report of suspected child abuse

• Poison Control: 1-800-222-1222; 404-616-9287 (TDD)

• Georgia Crisis & Access Line (mental health and substance abuse referrals): 1-800-715-4225

• Georgia Domestic Violence Hotline: 1-800-334-2836

• National Sexual Assault Hotline: 1-800-656-4673


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Please contact Chief Deputy Rick Setser at 404-371-2391.