Resources

Mental Health Crisis

If this is an emergency or if you or someone else is at risk of harming yourself or others,

call 911 or go to the nearest emergency room.


Suicide and Crisis Lifeline

Contact: Call 988. 

House of Operation: 24/7

Services Provided: The Lifeline provides 24/7, free and confidential support for people in distress, prevention and crisis resources for you or your loved ones, and best practices for professionals in the United States. 

Process to Obtain Services: 9-8-8 is a direct line to trained National Suicide Prevention Lifeline counselors, call for help. 


Georgia Crisis & Access Line 

Contact: 1-800-715-4225, MyGCAL app to chat

Hours of Operation: 24/7.

Services Provided: GCAL provides crisis intervention services, dispatches mobile crisis teams, assists individuals in finding an open crisis or detox bed across the State, links individuals with urgent appointment services, and help you to access a State Funded provider in your area in a non-emergency as well.

Process to Obtain Services: Call or download the app to chat.


Ridgeview Institute

Location: 709 Breedlove Drive Monroe, Georgia 30655

Contact: 844-350-8800

Hours of Operation: 24/7

Services Provided: You can call, email or walk in for a free, confidential assessment with a behavioral health professional. 


Counseling/Therapy/Testing & Evaluation

*Counseling services regularly change in availability, cost, and insurances they accept. Contact agencies for the most updated information. 

*If you have insurance consider checking the back of your insurance card for the customer service phone number or website, as they can assist in locating therapist near you who accept your insurance. Or use https://www.psychologytoday.com/us

*You can also contact your school social worker for more assistance.


Advantage Behavioral Health

Location: 834 Highway 11 SW Monroe, GA 30655 

Contact: 1-855-333-9544 or 1-800-715-4225 (new intake or crisis) https://www.advantagebhs.org/

 Services Provided: Adolescent and adult mental health and substance abuse, individual and family counseling, group therapy, psychiatric medication maintenance. Cost: Insurance accepted and Sliding scale fee. Telehealth options available. 

Insurances Accepted as of 10/2022: Medicaid


Project Family

Location: 330 Research Drive, Athens, Ga 30605

Contact: http://projectfamilygeorgia.com/index.html, 706-705-2881, office@projectfamilygeorgia.com 

Hours of Operation: Monday-Friday 9:00AM-6:00PM

Services Provided: Psychiatric Services, Individual Therapy Services, Family Therapy Services, Group Therapy Services, Psychological Testing, Play Therapy, Community Support Services, Non-emergency Crisis Intervention, Nursing Assessment & Care, Intensive Family Intervention, Community Transition Services, Assessment, Treatment Planning. Sessions can be done in office, at your student's school, at home, or Telehealth. 

Insurances Accepted as of 10/2022:  Medicaid, CareSource, WellCare, Peach State Health Plan, and Amerigroup.


Walmart Health Center- Monroe

Location: 2042 W Spring St Monroe, GA 30655

Contact: https://www.walmarthealth.com/?utm_source=walmart&utm_medium=redirect&utm_campaign=cliniccp, 678-635-4096

Hours of Operation: Monday-Friday 7:30am- 7:30pm, Saturday 9:00am-5:00pm

Services Provided: Low-cost in person and virtual couples counseling, individual counseling, children's counseling (6-17), family counseling, and psychiatric care. 

Process to obtain services: Call or schedule an appointment online. 

Insurance Accepted as of 1/2023: Accepts most major insurances. Self pay options also available, most counseling sessions cost between $36-$84 without insurance. Check the website for other self pay costs. 


Georgia Hope

Location: Office in Woodstock and Dalton. Counseling sessions offered virtually or in your home.

Contact: https://gahope.org/ , phone: (706) 279-0405, email: info@gahope.org, text:  706-847-4871

Hours of Operation: Monday- Friday 8:00am - 5:00pm

Services Provided: Mental Health Assessment, Substance Abuse Assessment, Individual & Family Counseling, Group Counseling, Psychiatric and Nurse Services, Peer Support Services, Psychiatric Assessments, Medication Evaluation & Management, Case Management, Skill Building/CSI, Resource Linkage, Parent Skills Training

Process to obtain services: Contact directly: https://gahope.org/make-a-referral/enroll/ or have your school social worker make a referral. 

Insurance Accepted as of 1/2023: There is no cost for services to individuals with Amerigroup, CareSource, or Peachstate/Cenpatico insurances. In addition to the insurances listed above, those with Medicaid can receive community-based or school-based services at no charge. If you are uninsured, you may qualify for services through DBHDD funds. They can check into this for you. For those that are privately insured or do not qualify for DBHDD funding, we offer Online Therapy at affordable rates which are below the typical co-pay for specialized services. Check here for self pay rates: https://www.dropbox.com/s/uvu1cngibqeuefp/Self%20Pay%20Rates.pdf?dl=0 


Stacey O. Kitchens, LPC

Location: 4139 Baker Street Ste. #16, Unit 11, Covington, GA 30014

Contact: counseling@staceykitchens.com, 404-217-8161, http://www.staceykitchens.com/ 

Hours of Operation: Mon - Fri  8:00AM - 5:00PM, With evening and Saturday appointments available.

Services Provided: 

Insurances Accepted as of 10/2022: Aetna, Blue Cross Blue Shield, CIGNA, Magellan, ProNet Aetna, TRICARE South Behavioral Health, United Behavioral Health/US Behavioral Health, EAP (Employee Assistance Program), Health One, Integrated Behavioral Health, Coventry, UMR, Value Options, MH Net


Alcovy Spring Counseling Services

Location: 310 North Broad Street, Monroe, GA 30655

Contact: 770-207-1938, http://alcovyspring.com/ 

Services Provided: Counseling & Guidance, Psycotherapy & Behavior Cognitive Therapy, Evaluation & Assessment, Small Group Work, Behavior Management, Anger Management, In Home Visits. Sliding fee scale available. 

Insurances Accepted as of 10/2022: Accept all Insurance as well as Medicaid.


StressCare

Location: Four locations: Loganville, Winder, Jefferson, and Athens

Contact: https://stresscare.org/, 706-552-0706 Ext. 203

Services Provided: Individual & family therapy, premarital evaluations and counseling, and special therapies and educational interventions for children. 

Insurances Accepted as of 10/2022: 


Eating Disorders Recovery Center of Athens

Location: 1 Huntington Road Suite 801 Athens, GA 30606

Contact: 706-552-0450, edrca@yahoo.com, http://www.eatingdisordersrecoverycenterofathens.com/home.html 

Hours of Operation: Monday- Friday 8:30am- 5:00pm

Services Provided: The core of the treatment involves individual therapy, a combination of group therapies, and after care services. Access to family therapy and couples therapy is also provided.

Insurances Accepted as of 10/2022: 


Atlanta Family Counseling Center

Location: 190 Camden Hill Rd, Suite A, Lawrenceville, GA 30046

Contact: https://afcounseling.com/, 770-513-8988

Services Provided: Counseling services for individuals, families, and couples, domestic violence & management, substance abuse services. Acceptes clients 

Insurances Accepted as of 10/2022: Aetna, Cigna, BlueCross BlueShield/Anthem, Humana, TRICARE, and CHAMPVA. 


The Center for Counseling and Personal Evaluation- UGA College of Education

Location: 110 Carlton St. Athens, GA 30601, 424 Aderhold Hall (UGA)

Contact: 706-542-8508, https://coe.uga.edu/directory/counseling-and-personal-evaluation 

Services Provided: Family & Couples Counseling, Group Counseling, Individual Counseling, Psychological evaluations, Career Counseling. Counseling sessions are based on a sliding fee scale according to income. Psychological assessment services are on set fee and vary according to type of assessment. 

Insurances Accepted as of 10/2022: No insurances accepted.


Covenant Counseling and Family Resource Center

Location: 2219 Scenic Drive Snellville, GA 30078

Contact: 770-985-0837, https://covenantcounseling.org/services/ 

Services Provided: Pastoral Counseling and Psychotherapy for individuals, couples, families and children. Group therapy is also offered. 

Insurances Accepted as of 10/2022: No insurances accepted. Cost: $60 – 125 for a 45-50 minute session. Scholarships are available on an adjusted fee structure. In crisis situations or for immediate response (less than 24 hours) a higher, one time, fee may be charged.


Mosaic Counseling Group

Location: 299 Cooper Road, Suite A, Loganville, GA 30052

Contact: 470-292-7485 

Services Provided: Talk therapy, cognitive-behavioral therapy, trauma focused, play therapy, expressive therapies, animal-assisted therapy, anger management, coparenting counseling. Cost: Accepts some insurance and self-pay. Teletherapy available. 

Insurances Accepted as of 10/2022: Self pay, and most private insurances


Positive Outcomes Psychological Services

Location: 485 Huntington Rd. Suites 201-202 Athens, GA 30680

Contact: 706-546-8440, https://positive-outcomes.com/, positiveoutcomesoffice@gmail.com 

Services Provided: Psychological and Psychiatric Services to children, adults, and families. 

Insurances Accepted as of 10/2022: Amerigroup, Peach State, Blue Cross Blue Shield, United, Cigna, Aetna, Ambetter, Kaiser, Medicaid, self-pay, and a limited Sliding Scale option.


Dr. Paul Cardoza

Location: 215 Hawthrone Park Suite A, Athens, GA 30606

Contact: 706-546-9880, https://paulcardozopsychologist.com/ 

Services Provided: Treatment of Children and Adults, Evaluations of Children and Adults, Forensic Psychological Exams, Forensic Treatment

Insurances Accepted as of 10/2022: No insurances accepted. Self pay only. 


Bethel Haven

Location: 1030 Village Dr. Suite B Watkinsville, GA 30677

Contact: 706-310-9046, http://www.bethelhaven.net/ 

Services Provided: Provide help, hope and healing to emotionally or psychologically distressed children, teenagers, young adults and families through professional counseling, therapeutic services, and other caring opportunities. Client fees for counseling are determined on a sliding fee scale based on family size and the annual household income range.

Insurances Accepted as of 10/2022: No insurances accepted. Self pay only. Therapist can give you invoice statement to file with your insurance.


Judy Bruckner, Ph.D

Location: 1551 Jennings Mill Rd. Suite 2000B, Bogart, GA 30622

Contact: 706-316-9095

Services Provided: Assessment and testing for learning disorders, ADHD, and personality. Virtual only. 

Insurances Accepted as of 10/2022: Medicare, BCBS. Aetna, Magellan, Coventry, UBH, Value Options


The Tree House

Location: 173 Highland Dr., Winder, GA 30680

Contact: 770-868-1900, https://www.thetreehouseinc.org/ 

Services Provided: Helps children who have experienced abuse begin the healing process, Crisis counseling, Child Victim Support Group, Non-Offending Caregiver Support Group. No Cost to Families. 


Southeastern Psychological Associates, Inc.

Location: 3155 Mill Street, NE, Covington, GA 30014

Contact: www.SoutheasternPsyc.com, 678-712-6520

Services Provided: Diagnostic assessment, individual therapy, family therapy, couples therapy, case management services, play therapy, parent-child therapy, non-opioid substance use treatment. 

Insurances Accepted as of 10/2022: Aetna, Amerigroup, Anthem BCBS, CareSource, Cigna, TRICARE, Medicaid, Peach State, United Healthcare, Georgia Families


Social Empowerment Center, LLC

Location: 2775 Cruse Road, Ste 1602, Lawrenceville, Ga. 30044

Contact: 770-925-2095, www.socialempowermentcenter.com 

Services Provided: Individual and family counseling, parenting education, psychological evaluations, psychiatric treatment, supervised visits, home evaluations, CCFAs

Insurances Accepted as of 10/2022: Anthem BC BS, Aetna, TRICARE, Peach State, Amerigroup, CareSource, WellCare, Humana, Medicaid


Aurora Counseling/ Angie M. Eells, LCSW

Location: 137 N. Midland Ave, P.O.Box 546, Monroe, GA 30655

Contact: (706)224-3396, https://www.auroracounselinglcsw.com/ 

Services Provided: Psychotherapy offered for Individuals, Couples, Families, Adolescents & Children. Specialties include Domestic Violence, Adult & Child Abuse Survivors, Child & Adolescent Behaviors.

Insurances Accepted as of 10/2022: Aetna, Ambetter, Amerigroup, BlueCross and BlueShield, CareSource (Medicaid, not Marketplace Caresource), PeachState, UHC/Optum, Self pay


Lakeview Behavioral Health

Location: 1 Technology Parkway South, Norcross, GA 30092

Contact: (678) 713-2600, www.LakeviewBehavioral.com 

Services Provided: Inpatient, Partial hospitalization, intensive outpatient, and detox for seniors, adults, and adolescents. 

Insurances Accepted as of 10/2022: Kaiser, Cigna, Aetna, Anthem, Humana, GHI, Value Options, ComPsych, TRICARE, UBH/UnitedHealthcare, Ambetter, Medicare, Amerigroup, Cenpatico, Wellcare, Caresource, Blue Cross Blue Shield of California, Kaiser Permanente, Magellan, Optum


Four Winds

Location: 678 Tom Brewer Rd, Loganville, GA 30052

Contact: https://www.fourwindsga.org/, (770) 554-3599, info@fourwindsga.org 

Services Provided: Counseling services

Insurances Accepted: No insurance accepted. Sliding scale: $45-$125

Food Assistance

Willing Helpers Food Pantry (Ministry of Solid Rock Church)

Location: 1317 North Cherokee Road Social Circle, GA 30025

Contact: solidrockbaptist@solidrockbaptist.com, 770-784-0982

Services Provided: Free weekly food box distribution- nonperishable items

Hours of Operation: Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10am – 1pm

Process to Obtain Services: You do not need to be a resident of Social Circle. Upon arrival go around to the back of the building. You will fill out one form with general information. 


First Baptist Church Social Circle

Location: 195 North Cherokee Road Social Circle, GA 30025

Contact: https://fbcsc.e-zekielchms.com/external/form/884fbdaf-533e-48da-b0ab-51f63f53b1a9 

Services Provided: Free weekly food box distribution- nonperishable items

Hours of Operation: Mondays and Thursdays 10:00am- 2:00pm, Wednesdays 4:00pm- 7:00pm.

Process to Obtain Services: Must fill out online form to reserve a pickup time. 


Covington First United Methodist Church- Food Pantry

Location: 2160 Church St, Covington 30014: From the Church St/Conyers St intersection, pass the main church, pass the youth house, the food pantry will be on your right

Contact: https://www.covingtonfirst.org/foodministry, foodpantryassistant@covingtonfirst.org  

Services Provided: Free monthly food box distribution. Delivery is available for home bound seniors.

Hours of Operation: Monday, Wednesday, Friday 2:00pm- 4:00pm

Process to Obtain Services: Bring your photo ID and have a list of names and dates of birth of your household members. You do not need to live in Newton County.


Shepherd’s Staff Ministries, Inc. 

Location: 2240 Commerce Drive, Loganville, GA  30052

Contact: 770-554-9722, https://ssfbga.org/?fbclid=IwAR1rXpI8WEHkv7kZQCy4ThqUaKRzyAyUEIi6kunGE0r6CvbRE2wr7XHCEIA 

Services Provided: Food assistance, utility assistance and emergency housing

Hours of Operation: Tuesdays, Wednesdays & Thursdays- 11am to 1pm    

Process to Obtain Services: Call ahead of coming.


FISH (Faith in Serving Humanity)

Location: 700 S. Madison Avenue, Monroe, GA 30655 

Contact: Main office: 770-207-4357, The FISH dental office is making appointments by phone only: 678-635-7335, The FISH medical office is making appointments by phone only: 678-635-8378, https://www.fishofwalton.org/services  

Services Provided: Rental and Utility Assistance, Food, Clothing, Furniture, Transportation Assistance, Prescription Payments, Emergency Shelter, Soup Kitchen (M, W, F, 12-1), Children's Summer Feeding Program, Backpack Buddies - weekend feeding program for children, Low-cost Thrift Store, Daily Devotionals, Educational Assistance.

Process to Obtain Services: Call for an appointment to apply.


Utility/Rental/Mortgage Assistance

FISH (Faith in Serving Humanity)

Location: 700 S. Madison Avenue Monroe, GA 30655

Contact: 770-207-4357, https://www.fishofwalton.org/services 

Services Provided: Rental and Utility Assistance, Food, Clothing, Furniture, Transportation Assistance, Prescription Payments, Emergency Shelter, Soup Kitchen (M, W, F, 12-1), Children's Summer Feeding Program, Backpack Buddies - weekend feeding program for children, Low-cost Thrift Store, Daily Devotionals, Educational Assistance.

Process to Obtain Services: Must call for assistance, Applications will be taken by phone.


Action, Inc. 

Location: 203 Milledge Avenue Monroe, GA 30655

Contact: https://actionathens.org/ , (770) 267-1361

Services Provided: Utility, rental, and mortgage assistance based upon availability. Food assistance provided monthly for senior citizens over the age of 60. Employment supplies assistance program will help with new job expenses like work supplies or uniforms. 

Hours of Operation: Monday and Tuesday 8:00am- 4:00pm

Process to Obtain Services: Referral from community agency preferred but not required. Must call for appointment.


Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP)

Location: Georgia Department of Human Services: 2 Peachtree Street NW, Suite 21-265, Atlanta, Georgia 30303

Contact: cynthia.bryant@dhs.ga.gov , (404) 463-1679, https://dfcs.georgia.gov/low-income-home-energy-assistance-program-li... 

Services Provided: The Georgia Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP), is a Federally-funded program that helps low-income households with their home energy bills. 

Process to Obtain Services: LIHEAP applicants are served on a first-come, first serve basis by each agency, for the counties that they serve. Customers are encouraged to apply early before funding expires. Call to schedule an application appointment. 


Walton County DFCS

Location: 300 Georgia Avenue Suite 100 Monroe, GA 30655

Contact: (770) 207-4176

Services Provided: The Energy Assistance Program (EAP) pays for some heating and cooling costs for low-income eligible families including those in crisis. 

Hours of Operation: Monday - Friday:   08:00 a.m. - 05:00 p.m.

Process to Obtain Services: Call for more information on applying. 


Gwinnett/Walton Habitat for Humanity

Contact: homeownerquestions@habitatgwinnett.org, https://habitatgwinnett.org/about-us/

770-931-8080

Services Provided: Low cost homeownership for qualifying residents

Hours of Operation: Monday - Friday | 8:30am - 4:30pm

Process to Obtain Services: Bi-yearly application cycle and deadline. Must be a resident of Gwinnett or Walton County.  

Additional Information: Join their email list to be notified about deadlines. 


The Cancer Foundation

Contact: 706-521-4297, http://www.cancerfoundationofnega.org/apply 

Services Provided: This organization provides basic living expenses for cancer patients in active treatment or 6 month post treatment living in its service area. Dental Care Expense Assistance, Electric Service Payment Assistance, First/Last Month Rent Payment Assistance, Gas Money, Gas Service Payment Assistance, Health Insurance Premium Assistance, Heating Fuel Payment Assistance, Medical Care Expense Assistance, Medical Equipment Expense Assistance, Mortgage Payment Assistance, Motel Bill Payment Assistance, Non-Emergency Medical Transportation, Prescription Expense Assistance, Rent Payment Assistance, Rental Deposit Assistance, Telephone Service Payment Assistance, Utility Deposit Assistance, Water Service Payment Assistance.

Hours of Operation: 8:00 am to 5:00 pm Monday- Friday

Process to Obtain Services: Must be 18 years of age or older, low-income, and a cancer patient in active treatment or 6 month post treatment (hospice services are considered treatment). Referral required by a social worker or healthcare professional. Application can be found on their website.


Pink Fund

Contact: https://www.pinkfund.org, grants@thepinkfund.org 

Services Provided: This agency provides short-term financial aid to working breast cancer patients in active treatment. They help with the rent, mortgage, and utilities. Applicants must have a household income of 500% or less of the federal poverty level based on last year’s federal tax return

Process to Obtain Services: Find all of the necessary forms on their website and mail them in to the listed address. 


Giving Kitchen/GK

Location: 970 Jefferson St., NW Ste. B, Atlanta, GA 30318

Contact: 404-254-1227, https://thegivingkitchen.org/help, https://thegivingkitchen.org/ayuda (Spanish) 

Services Provided: This agency offers emergency financial assistance to pay basic living expenses for food service workers (restaurants, food trucks, concessions, cafeterias, bars, taprooms, and catering) facing an unanticipated crisis such as accident, illness, injury. They also provide connections to restaurant industry workers through their Stability Network of community resources for counseling, mental health, substance abuse, funeral assistance, legal advice, homeless programs, domestic violence, and other types of emergency assistance.

Hours of Operation: 10:00 am to 4:00 pm Monday- Friday

Process to Obtain Services: Apply via website. 


Coalition to Salute America’s Hero

Contact: https://saluteheroes.org/get-help/, 703-291-4605 

Services Provided: This agency provides post 9/11 disabled veterans with financial aid, support services, and an annual "Road to Recovery" workshop providing relevant educational and motivational information. This includes electric service payment assistance, mortgage payment assistance, rent payment assistance, and water service payment assistance.

Hours of Operation: 9:00 am to 5:00 pm Monday- Friday

Process to Obtain Services: Fill out application online or call. To be eligible you must be a post 9/11 disabled veterans if injured in Operation Iraqi Freedom or Operation Enduring Freedom with a VA disability rating of 30% or above. 


Affordable Connectivity Program (Subsidized internet)

Contact: https://www.fcc.gov/acp

Services Provided: Subsidized internet for low-income individuals and families. The Affordable Connectivity Program is an FCC benefit program that helps ensure that households can afford the broadband they need for work, school, healthcare and more.The benefit provides a discount of up to $30 per month toward internet service for eligible households and up to $75 per month for households on qualifying Tribal lands. Eligible households can also receive a one-time discount of up to $100 to purchase a laptop, desktop computer, or tablet from participating providers if they contribute more than $10 and less than $50 toward the purchase price. The Affordable Connectivity Program is limited to one monthly service discount and one device discount per household.

Process to obtain services: Submit an application online or print out a mail-in application. Contact your preferred participating provider to select a plan and have the discount applied to your bill.



Shelter

Advantage- Rapid Rehousing

Contact: Please contact the School Social Worker- Joslyn Holton at joslyn.holtonsocialcircleschools.org to discuss eligibility. 

Services Provided: Assistance with transitional housing.


Athens Area Homeless Shelter

Contact: (706) 354-0423, https://www.helpathenshomeless.org/contact,info@helpathenshomeless.org 

Services Provided: One-year transitional housing program for mothers with dependent children. 

Process to Obtain Services: Call to be added to the wait list or connected with other agencies. 


Garden of Gethsemane Homeless Shelter:

Location: 7133 Turner Lake Circle, Covington, Georgia 30014

Contact: https://www.gardenofgethsemanehomelessshelter.org/, (770)787-8519, garden_gethsemaneshelter@yahoo.com  

Hours of Operation: 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM, (Monday - Friday)

Services Provided: Emergency Shelter is provided for up to 30 days.  We provide shelter 24 hours/day, 7 days/week. Transitional Shelter is provided for 6 months to a year for families and individuals. Re-Entry Shelter for non-violent offenders released from correctional institutions for 6 months. They provide support and resources to non-shelter residents in need. Support and resources include, but are not limited to: Clothing, meals, rain gear (boots, raincoats, etc.), warm weather gear (gloves, hats, scarves, socks, etc.), sleeping bags, blankets, personal hygiene items, pillows, towels, referrals to other agencies, support in applying for SSI, food stamps, and other government assistance.

Process to obtain services: No referral is needed. Individuals can come by in person or call the shelter during office hours to see if a bed is available. 


Phoenix Pass

Location: 631 Promise Path, Conyers, Georgia, 30012

Contact: https://phoenixpass.org/, info@phoenixpass.org, 770-760-1020

Services: Phoenix Pass serves the needs of women and their children experiencing temporary homelessness. Families live rent-free in furnished apartments for up to two years. During this time they are required to work and save 30% of their income, design and implement an Individual Service Plan that outlines their goals, attend 26 classes designed to help them re-establish self-sufficiency and attend weekly coaching sessions to hold them accountable in meeting their goals.

Process to obtain services: Call for more information and to apply. 


Domestic Violence

Project Renewal

Location: Serves Walton, Newton, and Rockdale counties

Contact: https://projectrenewalgeorgia.com/, 770-860-1666 (24 hour hotline)

Hours of Operation: 24/7

Services Provided: Domestic Violence Shelter, counseling services, material aid, and legal aid for victims of domestic violence. 

Process to Obtain Services: No referral needed. Call, text, or chat online for help. 


Project Safe Athens

Contact: https://www.project-safe.org/about-us-3/, Hotline: 706-543-3331, Teen Textline: 706-765-8019

Hours of Operation: 24/7

Services Provided: Domestic Violence Shelter, Teen Dating violence, transitional housing, education & awareness

Process to Obtain Services: No referral needed. Call, text, or chat online for help. 


Family Recovery

Location: 215 Church Street Suite B, Monroe, GA 30655

Contact: https://familyrecovery.com/, (770) 535-1073

Hours of Operation: Monroe office is open on Thursdays. 

Services Provided:  Domestic violence for offenders. Sex offender program for offender, marriage counseling, family counseling, individual counseling, alcohol/drug evaluations, anger management evaluations, and individual parenting instruction for people 18 years and older.

Process to Obtain Services: Call for more information.


Domestic Violence Hotline

Contact: 1-800-799-7233, https://www.thehotline.org/, Text SAFE to 88788

Hours of Operation: 24/7

Services Provided: Service to connect individuals with Domestic Violence Resources.

Process to Obtain Services: Call, text, or chat online


Clothes

FISH (Faith in Serving Humanity)

Location: 700 S. Madison Avenue, Monroe, GA 30655 

Contact: Main office: 770-207-4357, The FISH dental office is making appointments by phone only: 678-635-7335, The FISH medical office is making appointments by phone only: 678-635-8378, https://www.fishofwalton.org/services  

Services Provided: Rental and Utility Assistance, Food, Clothing, Furniture, Transportation Assistance, Prescription Payments, Emergency Shelter, Soup Kitchen (M, W, F, 12-1), Children's Summer Feeding Program, Backpack Buddies - weekend feeding program for children, Low-cost Thrift Store, Daily Devotionals, Educational Assistance.

Process to Obtain Services: Call for an appointment to apply.

Tutoring and Education Services

*All Social Circle Schools offer before and/or after school tutoring and support. 

Please reach out to your child's teacher first for more information. 

Tutor.com

Contact: https://www.tutor.com/k12 , Contact your school social worker for more information.

Hours of Operation: 24/7

Services Provided: Voice, video, and chat options for one on one and small group tutoring for k-12 students. This service is completely free. There are options for tutoring in English and Spanish. Tutors can provide support for early literacy development, scaffolding to help build foundational skills, test prep, study skills, college admission support.

Process to obtain services: Contact your school social worker for more information.


Georgia Seeds for Success

Contact: 1-833-354-HELP

Hours of operation: Monday-Friday 8:00am- 5:00pm

Services Provided: DECAL provides early childhood education professionals and families with resources to help them better understand the social, emotional, and behavioral needs of children and reduce challenging behaviors and incidents that lead to suspension and expulsion. The helpline also provides assistance to families looking for inclusive childcare, early intervention resources, and help navigating the child care space. Services are available to any Georgia resident with children or early learning provider.

Process to obtain services: Call the hotline at 1-833-354-HELP.

Transportation 

Social Circle Community Bus

Contact: text RIDE to 470-900-3966 or call the Transit Department during regular operating hours (770-464-2953). Rides must be schedule at least 24 hours in advance.

Hours of operation: Monday thru Friday from 8:00 am to 4:00 pm, except for City holidays

Services provided: The Social Circle Public Transit System is a Health & Welfare Rural Transit System known as an on-demand transportation service. There is no fixed route service. Any resident of the City of Social Circle may use the transit system but citizens with medical appointments and other health and welfare needs are given priority. The buses are equipped with lifts and ramps. The drivers are trained and able to assist passengers. A one-way fare costs $1 inside the City limits. Once a day Monday - Friday in the morning, citizens can visit medical providers and government agencies in Monroe and Covington for a round-trip fare of $5.

Process to obtain services: text RIDE to 470-900-3966 or call the Transit Department during regular operating hours (770-464-2953). Rides must be schedule at least 24 hours in advance.


Georgia Medicaid Non-Emergency Transportation

Contact: https://medicaid.georgia.gov/programs/all-programs/non-emergency-medical-transportation, 1-888-388-9844 OR 1-888-224-7981

Hours of Operation: Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Services Provided: No cost non-emergency medical transportation for Georgia Medicaid members who require Medicaid healthcare services and have no other means of transportation. 

Process to obtain services: Call to schedule services. 


FISH

Contact: 770-207-4357, https://www.fishofwalton.org/services 

Service Provided: Transportation assistance

Process to obtain services: Call for assistance and to make an appointment in advance for transportation assistance.

Low Cost Medical Care

Walton County Health Department

Location: 1404 S. Madison Ave. Monroe, GA 30655

Contact: Main Phone Number: 770-207-4125, Teen Clinic: 470-214-8823

Hours of Operation: 

Monday:8:00am To 7:00pm

Tuesday:8:00am To 5:00pm

Wednesday: 8:00am To 5:00pm

Thursday: 8:00am To 5:00pm

Friday: 8:00am To 2:00pm

Services Provided: STI testing, Immunizations for children and adults, pregnancy and newborn care, community outreach, stroke and heart attack prevention, family planning, Babies Can't Wait.

Process to Obtain Services: Call to make an appointment. 


Walmart Health Center- Monroe

Location: 2042 W Spring St Monroe, GA 30655

Contact: https://www.walmarthealth.com/?utm_source=walmart&utm_medium=redirect&utm_campaign=cliniccp, 678-635-4096

Hours of Operation: Monday-Friday 7:30am- 7:30pm, Saturday 9:00am-5:00pm

Services Provided: Low-cost in person and virtual medical, dental, hearing, immunizations, behavioral health, and optometry appointments for individuals with or without insurance.

Process to obtain services: Call or schedule an appointment online. 


Fish MD

Location: 226 Alcovy Street Monroe, GA 30655- Medical Clinic is in Building D, Dental Clinic is in Building F

Contact: https://www.fishofwalton.org/clinics, Dental Clinic- 678-635-7335, Medical Clinic- 678-635-8378

Services Provided: Low to no cost 

Process to obtain services: Call to schedule an appointment.  


Willing Helpers Medical Clinic

Location: 4186 Mill Street NE Covington, GA 30014

Contact: https://www.willinghelpersclinic.com/home, 678-625-8317

Services Provided: Free appointment for individuals who: have a chronic illness, live in Newton County, are 18 years or older, have no health insurance, and their household income is within 200% of the Federal Poverty Level. 

Process to obtain services: Start the intake process on their website or call the office. 


MedLink Winder

Location: 133 W Athens St, Winder, GA 30680

Contact: https://medlinkga.org/, 770-867-6633

Hours of Operation: Monday & Friday 8:00am- 5:00pm; Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday 8:00am-7:00pm

Services Provided: Low cost, sliding-scale, comprehensive health care- primary care, pediatrics, behavioral health, nutrition education, women’s health, medication-assisted treatment, general dentistry, and pharmacy services. Bilingual staff members, supportive services to those with chronic conditions through our Chronic Care Management program, and Telehealth options for certain appointments. 

Process to obtain services: Visit the website and register as a new patient.


Hope Clinic

Location: 121 Langley Drive Lawrenceville, GA 30046

Contact: 770-685-1300, https://www.hopeclinicgwinnett.info/ 

Services Provided: Provides affordable, comprehensive care to the uninsured, underinsured and indigent. This includes specialty service referrals and prescription assistance when indicated. Also provides preventative medical care for conditions related to metabolic syndrome including diabetes, hypertension and heart disease. Patients are offered a sliding scale for payment based on their household income.

Process to Obtain Services: Call to schedule an appointment. 


Walton County Cooperative Extension Expanded Foods and Nutritional Programs

Contact: https://extension.uga.edu/programs-services/detail.html/73/efnep.html, 770-267-1324, uge1297@uga.edu 

Hours of Operation: Monday - Friday 8:00am - Noon & 1:00 - 5:00pm

Services Provided:  Provides free in-home nutritional counseling programs with eligible expectant mothers and a school based nutritional program for expectant teen moms.

Process to Obtain Services: Call or email to set up an appointment. 


Diabetes Support Group at Piedmont Walton

Location: Piedmont Walton Hospital- Training room: 

2151 W Spring Street, Monroe, GA 30655

Contact: 770-266-1133

Hours: Second Wednesday of each month, 1-2pm

Services Provided: A free monthly opportunities to learn from a Certified Diabetes Care and Education Specialist and share experiences and ideas with your peers. The group will discuss various topics to enhance your knowledge of living with this disease. 

Process to Obtain Services: No registration is required. Call with questions. 

Alcohol and Substance Abuse Support

Alcoholics Anonymous- Walton Co Group

Location: 201 Alcovy Street Monroe, GA 30655

Contact: https://find.aageorgia.org/meetings/group/275 

Hours of Meetings: Meetings every day, except Thursdays. Check the website for specific times.

Services Provided: Meetings to provide mutual aid and support for those in recovery from alcohol. 

Process to obtain services: Check the website to check which meetings are open for anyone to attend. 


Finding Hope AFG- Al-Anon

Location: Serenity House 10102 Old Atlanta Hwy Covington, GA 30014

Contact: https://ga-al-anon.org/meetings/finding-hope-afg/ 

Hours of Meetings: Tuesdays 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Services Provided: Al-Anon is a mutual support program for people who are living with–or have lived with–someone whose drinking created problems for themselves or others.

Process to Obtain Services: Anyone is welcome to come to the meetings. 


Madison AFG- Al-Anon

Location: Madison Presbyterian Church: 382 S Main St Madison, GA 30650

Contact: https://ga-al-anon.org/meetings/madison-afg/  

Hours of Meetings: Thursdays 7:30 pm to 8:30 pm

Services Provided: Al-Anon is a mutual support program for people who are living with–or have lived with–someone whose drinking created problems for themselves or others.

Process to obtain services: Anyone is welcome to come to the meetings. 


Child Abuse Prevention

To report suspected child abuse or neglect in Georgia call: 1-855-422-4453. 

A report can be made 24 hours a day and 7 days a week.


Prevent Child Abuse Georgia (PCA Georgia)- Statewide Helpline

Contact: 1-800-244-5373

Services Provided: Operators will be available to provide information regarding parenting support, community resources, counseling services, referrals for legal needs, concern about the well-being of a child or family member, family violence, and other child maltreatment prevention issues. 

Hours of Operation: Monday to Friday, from 8 a.m.-6 p.m.

Additional Information: Toll free. Services available in English and Spanish. It is not a part of DFCS or a crisis line. 


A Child's Voice Child Advocacy Center

Contact: https://www.achildsvoicecac.org/training.html , 216 Brookstone Place Social Circle, GA 30025, ​phone: 770-464-0082, achildsvoicecac@gmail.com 

Services Provided: Trainings for individuals and organizations: Stewards of Children- Darkness to Light, Mandated Reporting, and Connections Matter. 

Hours of Operation: Monday- Thursday 8:00am- 4:30pm, & Friday 8:00am-4:00pm

Process to Obtain Services: Sign up online or email for more information on trainings. 

Developmental Disabilities

Unlimited Services (Walton-Morgan Service Center)

Location: 226 Leroy Anderson Road, Monroe, GA  30655

Contact: 770-267-8391, http://www.advantagebhs.org/ourcare/intellectualdevelopmental-disabilities-services/ 

Hours of Operation: ; 8:30am -5:00pm Monday – Friday

Services Provided: Respite care, training, medical supply and services, ABA services

Process to Obtain Services: Call to schedule an appointment. 


Babies Can't Wait

Location: Search to find closest location: https://sendss.state.ga.us/sendss/!mch.coord_search , state office: (404) 657-2850

Contact: https://dph.georgia.gov/babies-cant-wait 

Services Provided: Babies Can’t Wait (BCW) is Georgia’s early intervention program that offers a variety of coordinated services for infants and toddlers with special needs, from birth to three years-of-age and their families. Part C early intervention builds on and provides supports and resources to assist family members and caregivers to enhance children's learning and development through everyday learning opportunities.

Process to Obtain Services: A referral is needed. Referrals to BCW can be made by phone, email, fax, letter, or in person through a Children 1st referral. 


Fodac

Location: 4900 Lewis Rd, Tucker, GA 30083

Contact: 770-491-9014/1-866-977-1204, https://fodac.org/  

Services Provided: Fodac is a strong network of volunteers and partners that provides refurbished equipment and services for disabled adults and children to improve their overall quality of life. Cost: $25 application fee (call for additional information).

Process to Obtain Services: Call for more information. 


The Bridge of Georgia Center for Ability Development

Location: 109 Blaine St, Monroe, GA 30655
Contact: 770-266-3390, tami@thebridgeofgeorgia.org 

Services Provided: Connection to resources in the community to support children with autism. Provides therapy, camps, support groups, parent groups, vocational training, music therapy. Also is a private inclusion school Pre-K-12.

Process to Obtain Services: Call or email for more information. 


Stone Soup

Location: Faith Baptist Church: 1789 Highway 11, Monroe, GA 30655

Contact: http://www.friendsofallabilities.org/connectwithus.html, friendsofallabilities@gmail.com 

Services Provided: Services for families with children with special needs. Services include Friday night Respite, The Family with Special Needs series, summer camp, support for children during Sunday and Wednesday services. Second Friday of each month, 6:30p.m.-10:00 p.m., during school calendar year.

Process to Obtain Services: Email for more information. 

Low Cost After School Care and Camps

The Childcare and Parent Services (CAPS)

Contact: https://caps.decal.ga.gov/en/, 1-877-423-4746

Services Provided: Certain families are eligible to receive financial assistance to help with the cost of childcare. The Childcare and Parent Services (CAPS) program helps parents access childcare so they can attend work, school, or training programs. Families eligible if your child is 12 years of age or younger, or 17 years of age or younger if the child has a qualifying disability or has a case plan requiring child care as part of court-ordered supervision, your child is a U.S. citizen or authorized immigrant, your child is up-to-date on immunizations, the parent meets the state-approved activity requirements, such as employment or education, and the family’s gross applicable income does not exceed 50% of the state median income. 

Process to Obtain Services: Apply via website. 


Team Up Mentoring

Location: 601 S Madison Ave Suite B Monroe, GA 30655

Contact: https://www.teamupmentoring.org/, info@teamupmentoring.org, 770-356-4820

Services: No cost after school mentoring program on select Tuesday and Thursday evenings for children ages 3-21 whose families have been affected by trauma. Additional family case management and support provided as well. 

Process to Obtain Services: Call or email for application process. 


Boys and Girls Club

Location: 405 Community Ct, Monroe, GA 30655

Contact: https://www.bgcncg.com/waltonclub  , 770-207-6279

Services: After school care, educational clubs and programs. 

Process to Obtain Services: Fill out below application at: https://www.bgcncg.com/join 


Master's Touch 

Location: 2794 McGarity Road, Social Circle, GA 30025

Contact: https://www.masterstouchriding.com/ , masterstouchriding@gmail.com, (770) 672-5759

Services: Local horseback riding summer camps. 

Process to Obtain Services: Check back regularly on their website and social media to see when the schedule and registration links are posted. 


Social Circle School Athletic Department Summer Camps

Location: Social Circle High School

Contact: https://scredskins.com/ 

Services: Football, soccer, baseball, basketball, and wrestling camps previously

Process to Obtain Services: Check back regularly to see when the schedule and registration links are posted. 


Athens Botanical Gardens Summer Camps

Location: 2450 S. Milledge Avenue, Athens, GA 30605

Contact: https://botgarden.uga.edu/education/kids-and-families/ , sbgeduc@uga.edu 

Services: Six different week-long summer camps for ages 5-10.  Each week focuses on a different outdoor theme to encourage children to connect with and celebrate our natural surroundings.

Process to Obtain Services: Check back regularly to see when the schedule and registration links are posted. 


Oconee County Recreation Center Summer Camps

Location: 3500A Hog Mountain Road, Watkinsville, GA 30677

Contact: https://www.oconeecounty.com/433/Summer-Sports-Camps, 706-769-3965

Services: Cross country, mountain biking, golf, basketball, fitness, baseball, volleyball, and wilderness camps. 

Process to Obtain Services: Check back regularly to see when the schedule and registration links are posted. 


Camp 78- Prince Avenue Baptist Church

Location: 3691 Monroe Hwy, Bogart, GA 30622

Contact: https://pabc.org/kids/

Services: Camp 78 is a summer day camp. Kids will participate in a variety of tracks that include sports, fine arts, STEM, and recreational activities.

Process to Obtain Services: Check back regularly to see when the schedule and registration links are posted. 


Support for Families Facing Serious Illnesses & Loss

Pediatric Illness Support Network by Chai-Life Line

Contact: 877-242-4543, https://www.chailifeline.org/

Services provided: Chai Lifeline is a local organization meeting the emotional, social, and financial needs of seriously ill children and their families. We help when families need us most by assigning a case manager who stays with the family for as long as the family needs our assistance. In addition to professional case management we offer Big Brothers and Big Sisters, special events, sibling programs, advocacy and information, insurance support services, counseling, meals and hospital visits, retreats and family respite vacations, family days, and holiday parties, tutoring, crisis intervention and bereavement services. Chai Lifeline understands that serious illness impacts the entire family. Therefore our programs are geared towards everyone and services are developed to meet the changing needs of our families. All services are free. 

Process to obtain services: Fill out the following form: https://www.chailifeline.org/contact 


Family Bereavement Support- Star Legacy Foundation

Contact: Call 952-715-7731, email: info@starlegacyfoundation.org , https://starlegacyfoundation.org/family-support/ , text HOME to 741-741 in the U.S.

Hours of operation: Monday- Friday 8:00am- 5:00pm CST

Services provided: Star Legacy Foundation's Peer Companions program is available to anyone who would like to talk to someone who has experienced infant death. This free program is open to and designed for all types of perinatal loss and available to all affected by the death of a baby. They offer peer support over phone, email, and text nationwide. Virtual grief support groups are also available.

Process to obtain services: Contact directly for support.