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.
Mission: Strengthening our community through education, advocacy, and prevention, empowering families to be free from child abuse.
Advocate for Bartow Child provides services to children and families who have been the victims of abuse and neglect. We offer multiple layers of personal care through an array of programs to reduce the incidence of child abuse. Advocates for Barlow Child serves 11 Northwest Georgia counties offering safety, comfort, and hope to over 13,000 children and families every year.
Mission: to enhance the mental health and wellness of Georgians through education, outreach, and advocacy.
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.
Mission: The Young Adult Guidance Center, Inc.’s (YAGC) mission is to empower young people to be great. YAGC effectuates this mission by providing young people with prevention, intervention, and educational/training offerings that aim to comprehensively address their individual needs.
Second Chance for Success Mentoring Program – The Second Chance Program engages juvenile offenders by pairing them with a positive, adult mentor who serves as a role model and a source of guidance.
Supportive Services Outreach Center (SSOC) – The SSOC provides assistance to homeless or at-risk young people in need of transitional services and guidance.
National Runaway Safeline – 1-800-RUNAWAY