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.

 

American Foundation for Suicide Prevention
Description

 

Are you in a Crisis? Call or text 988 or text TALK to 741741

Mission: Save Lives and Bring Hope to Those Affected by Suicide.

American Foundation for Suicide Prevention is a voluntary health organization that gives those affected by suicide a nationwide community empowered by research, education, and advocacy to act against this leading cause of death. For additional information about American Foundation for Suicide Prevention go to their website.

Website Address
Phone Number
 National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 800-273-8255
Address
199 Water Street 11th Floor, New York, NY
10038
Covenant House
Description

At Covenant House Georgia (CHGA), we are much more than a shelter. We provide more than a bed and a meal for youth experiencing homelessness and escaping trafficking; we show unconditional love and give comprehensive support so that our youth can and will realize their fullest potential.

CRISIS SHELTER

Emergency shelter ranging from 30-90 days is provided to young people ages 18-24. Medical and mental health care is provided with the focus on primary care, ob/gyn care, prenatal care, STD, HIV, asthma and diabetes screening, health education, and drug awareness and education. Youth who are suffering with severe and persistent mental illness receive or are referred to psychiatric counseling, medication management and help finding supported permanent housing. Youth in the Crisis Shelter participate in educational and vocational programs, learn basic life skills, and seek employment with the goal of creating an independent, sustainable future for themselves.

RIGHTS OF PASSAGE

As is the case for many of our youth, a stay in the crisis shelter is not long enough to become self-sufficient. The Rights of Passage program is our independent living program designed to give them more time to reach the goal of self-sufficiency. It is a 24-bed onsite and 4-bed offsite program that youth are eligible for after they have stabilized in the Crisis Shelter and obtained employment. Case managers assist youth as they transition into independent living.

For additional information about Covenant House go to their website.

Phone Number
Youth Direct Line: 404-713-0954
Address
1559 Johnson Rd NW, Atlanta, GA

30318
Georgia Crisis and Access Line (GCAL)
Description

For immediate access to routine or crisis services GCAL is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and 365 days a year to help you or someone you care for in a crisis.
Text & Chat
Additionally, we are pleased to announce that Georgia’s youth can now access GCAL’s services via text and chat through a new app called My GCAL.  Developed by Behavioral Health Link, the app will allow youth to call, text, or chat with GCAL 24/7/365. Help is in your pocket–just a click away. The caring professionals of GCAL are ready to help, and users can choose how they want to reach out.

For additional information about Georgia Crisis & Access Line go to their website.

Phone Number
1-800-715-4225
National Domestic Violence Hotline
Description

Everyone deserves healthy relationships.
For any victims and survivors who need support!  Call:1.800.799.7233; If you’re unable to speak safely, you can text LOVEIS to 22522. THEHOTLINE.ORG Administrative Line: 737-225-3150.

24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year, the National Domestic Violence Hotline provides essential tools and support to help survivors of domestic violence so they can live their lives free of abuse.

For additional information go the National Domestic Violence Hotline website.

Phone Number
1-800-799-7233 or 1-800-787-3224 for TTY
Resource Type
Address
National Domestic Violence Hotline
PO Box 90249
Austin, Texas

78709
Warmlines
Description

 

A warm line is an alternative to a crisis line that is run by “peers,” generally those who have had their own experiences of trauma that they are willing to speak of and acknowledge.

Unlike a hotline for those in immediate crisis, warmlines provide early intervention with emotional support that can prevent a crisis. The lines are typically free, confidential peer-support services staffed by those who have experienced mental health conditions themselves. If you are outside of the State of Georgia, use the link below:

Cares Warmline (844) 326-5400 Daily, 8:30am-11pm       National Phone Line

Georgia’s Warmlines are listed below:

Decatur Peer Support, Wellness and Respite Center
888-945-1414; Warmline: (404) 371-1414

Operates 24 hours a day.

Cartersville Peer Support, Wellness and Respite Center
(770) 276-2019
Operates 24 hours a day

Cleveland Peer Support, Wellness and Respite Center
(855) 482-2933; Warmline: (706) 865-3601
Operates 24 hours a day

Moultrie Peer Support, Wellness and Respite Center
(229) 873-9737
Operates 24 hours a day

Georgia Crisis and Access Line
(800)715-4225
Operates 24 hours a day

For additional information on Warmlines go to their website. 

Phone Number
Cares Warmline (844) 326-5400
Women’s Resource Center To End Domestic Violence
Description

If you need help immediately, please dial 911 or call our 24-hour hotline at 404-688-9436.

Mission: . . . to create a society in which domestic violence no longer exists.

We strive to meet the immediate and long-term needs of the diverse community of battered women and their children with programs that promote safety, compassion, connection, advocacy, and prevention.

At Women’s Resource Center, you will find advocates who will listen to your experiences without judgement and who will offer you options and support while you make choices for yourself and your family. WRC is an LGBTQ+ affirming agency and services are provided to all people inclusive of sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression.

COVID-19 Update
If you need support during this stressful time, you can reach us 24/7 on our domestic violence hotline at (404) 688-9436. We are also offering a virtual option for our domestic violence support groups. Please call our hotline for meeting times and access information.​
The DeKalb County Superior Courthouse is closed to the general public. Temporary Protective Orders can still be filed electronically. If you need to file a protective order, please call us at (404) 370-7670 to speak with a legal advocate. Forms can be found here: http://dksuperiorclerk.com/tpo/ on the website. In order to e-file, you must have access to a computer or smartphone with video capability. Please be advised that your safety may be compromised if someone else has access to your email account.

Website Address
Phone Number
Crisis Line: 404-688-9436; Community Office: 404-370-7670
Address
PO Box 171
Decatur Georgia

30031

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