Community Resources Directory

The Directory provides a list of local and national resources for vulnerable and homeless teens and young adults living in the Atlanta Metro Area. To access the resources, scroll down, choose a category, then click on your choice, a list will appear, then click the name of the listing to reach a detailed description with a map below.

 

Mental Health America of Georgia (MHAG)
Description

Mental Health America of Georgia (formerly known as the National Mental Health Association of Georgia) is a non-profit organization dedicated to improving the lives of individuals with mental health challenges as well as promoting mental wellness throughout Georgia. Mission: to enhance the mental health and wellness of Georgians through education, outreach, and advocacy.

Youth Programs:

Kids on the Block (KOTB) is an educational puppetry program that uses life-sized, multicultural puppets to promote mental wellness for children. The presentations are designed to help children understand their feelings and encourage communication of problems or stressors that affect them at home, school, and in other venues. KOTB serves as a non-threatening vehicle through which children can articulate issues that they might otherwise feel uncomfortable talking about.

Leadership Empowerment and Access Program (LEAP) a pilot model designed through Mental Health America of Georgia’s Youth Programs. This program provides peer development to support young people, 16-26- at risk of behavioral health challenges or managed behavioral health conditions prepare for employment opportunities in various workforce industries. LEAP will support participants by providing tools and skills to gain self-empowerment, personal growth, and life-skills on their journey to achieve or maintain either full-time employment or entrance into a post-secondary education opportunity.

For additional information about MHAG go to their website.

Phone Number
770-741-1494
Address
P O Box 15399
Atlanta Georgia
ZIP Code
30333

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