Local Resources

Find Help GA: https://findhelpga.org/ 

Mental Health Crisis

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

call 911, go to the nearest emergency room, or call 988.


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. 


Autism Crisis Stabilization Unit- ViewPoint

Location: Rockdale Center: 977-A Taylor Street, Conyers, GA 30012

Contact: https://www.myviewpointhealth.org/about/mental-health/ ,  678-209-2655

Services Provided: The Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) Crisis Stabilization Unit (CSU) is a medically monitored, short term stabilization program that provides a multi-disciplinary approach, including psychiatric stabilization, Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) and mental health services for adolescents who are experiencing a crisis.


River Edge Crisis Service Centers

Location: Locations in Milledgeville and Macon

Contact: https://www.river-edge.org/mental-health/crisis-service-ctr.cms, 478-451-2797

Hours of Operation: 24/7

Services Provided: Both River Edge Crisis Service Centers operate 24 hours a day, 365 days a year to provide outpatient crisis stabilization (23 hours or fewer) for adults facing an acute mental health or substance use crisis. The Crisis Service Centers both serve as an important alternative to waiting for care or an after-hours trip to the emergency room. Our dedicated and highly trained staff can help stabilize the crisis and facilitate a smoother transition to higher levels of care when needed.


SpringBrook Autism Behavioral Health

Location: ONE HAVENWOOD LANE SUITE B, TRAVELERS REST, SC 29690

Contact: https://springbrookbehavioral.com/ , admissions@springbrookbhs.com , 864-834-8013

Hours of Operation: 24/7 call line for support for making referrals

Services Provided: Residential treatment and short term acute care. They additionally provide speech, sensory OT, and dietary therapy and medication management. 


Medicaid Redetermination

Medicaid Redetermination is the process that the State of Georgia must follow to make sure current Medicaid and PeachCare for Kids members are still eligible for coverage. Everyone who receives Medicaid or PeachCare for Kids must go through this process between April 2023 through May 2024.

Generally, both Medicaid and PeachCare for Kids benefits require renewals every 12 months. This has not happened since 2020 though due to exemptions in the Families First Coronavirus Response Act.

During redetermination, the State of Georgia will collect and verify your information, including income and contact details, as well as other requested information or documents that they’ll use to determine your eligibility.

For more information visit Stay Informed, Stay Covered:

https://staycovered.ga.gov/ 

Shelter & Housing

Continuum of Care Network: 

Contact: https://www.dca.ga.gov/safe-affordable-housing/homeless-special-needs-housing/i-am-homeless-need-help 

Services provided: Organizations across the state to help individuals who are homeless.


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.


Homeless Day Service Center (HDSC)

Location: 240 North Ave., Athens, GA 30601

Contact: 706-354-1154 ext. 1700, https://advantagebhs.org/homeless-services/ 

Hours of operation: Monday – Friday; 8:30-5:00

Services provided: The HDSC is a day-time resource for individuals who may be experiencing homelessness. It is open to the public, Monday – Friday from 10:00am-4:30pm and is a place for individuals to receive mail and messages, access laundry and shower facilities, and use telephones. Our staff provide case management and support around issues relating to homelessness as well as provide direct assistance to available housing supports. Depending upon availability of funding and local housing resources, financial assistance may be provided, with the specific intention of assisting with the client’s rent and/or security deposit and short-term, ongoing rental assistance.

Process to obtain services: Call ahead or walk-ins welcome


Gwinnett/Walton Habitat for Humanity

Contact: https://habitatgwinnett.org/, 770-931-8080, info@habitatgwinnett.org

Services provided: New houses to sell to qualified homebuyers through interest-free, profit-free, affordable mortgages. 

Process to obtain services: Sign up for updates on their next selection cycle: https://habitatgwinnett.org/become-a-homeowner/ 


Athens Area Homeless Shelter

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


Our House of Restoration

Location: 3826 Salem Rd, PMB #176 Covington, GA 30016

Contact: 678-414-8863, www.ourhouseofrestoration.com, ourhouseofrestoration@gmail.com  

Services provided: One year transitional housing program for women. They also provide mental health counseling, substance abuse classes, art therapy, transportation, job placement, substance abuse counseling, life coaching, grief recovery classes, recovery meetings, and church.

Process to obtain services: https://www.ourhouseofrestoration.com/application 


HUD: U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development

Contact: https://www.hud.gov/

Services: The housing choice voucher program is the federal government's major program for assisting very low-income families, the elderly, and the disabled to afford decent, safe, and sanitary housing in the private market. Since housing assistance is provided on behalf of the family or individual, participants are able to find their own housing, including single-family homes, townhouses and apartments.

Process to obtain services: Contact your Local Public Housing Authority: https://www.hud.gov/program_offices/public_indian_housing/pha/contacts 

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.


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 08/2023:  Medicaid, CareSource, WellCare, Peach State Health Plan, and Amerigroup.


Creative Center for Wellness

Location: 204 W. Spring St. Monroe, GA 30655

Contact: https://creativecenterinc.org/ , 770-599-7508, info@creativecenterinc.org 

Hours of Operation: Monday- Friday 8:00am-6:00pm and Saturday 9:00am- 2:00pm

Services Provided: Individual counseling, marriage & family counseling, child & adolescent counseling, reiki & massage therapy, neurofeedback, and occupational therapy. Therapists work with children as young as 2. 

Insurances Accepted as of 08/2023: Medicaid and most major private insurances accepted. 


Ivydale Wellness Center

Location: 367 Resource Parkway Winder, GA, 30680

Contact: https://ivydalewc.com/ , 770-291-0419, info@ivydalewc.com 

Services Provided: Therapy, psychotherapy, telelhealth, addiction medicine, medication management

Insurances Accepted as of 01/2024: Medicaid, Aetna, Ambetter, Beacon Health Options, Blue Cross, CareSource, Cenpatico, Galaxy Health Network, Humana, Multiplam, Optum, PHCS Network, Tricare, Amerigroup, Anthem, Blue Shielf, BCBS, Cigna, Friday Health Plans, Peach State, United Healthcare, UMR


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 08/2023: Medicaid


MedLink

Location: Locations throughout the state. Closest options are Monroe and Winder.

Contact: https://medlinkga.org/ , 706-521-3113

Hours of Operation: Varies per location

Services Provided: A non-profit community health center that provides access to high quality, affordable, and comprehensive primary and preventive medical, dental, and mental healthcare. Behavioral health, nutrition, pharmacy, women's health, foot care, dental, occupational health, primary care, care coordination, family planning & sexual health, medication assisted treatment, pediatrics, testing & imaging. Bilingual staff and Telehealth options available. 

Insurances Accepted as of 08/2023: Medicaid and most major insurances accepted. Sliding scale is also available for those without insurance or those who are underinsured. For mental health evaluations and counseling, they only accept internal referral. So you will need a general check up and potentially switch MedLink to your primary care physician. 


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 08/2023: For mental health services: CareSource, Eon, PeachState, Tricare, Nagellan, Medicare, Medicaid. 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 09/2023: 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: http://alcovyspring.com/ , alcovyspring@yahoo.com , 770-891-5543

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: Three locations: 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 09/2023: Each provider and location accepts different insurances including private and Medicaid. Call for more information.


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. They provide 

Insurances Accepted as of 09/2023: Accepts both private and Medicaid, coverage depends on your insurance policy. Call the number on the back of your insurance card to check or call the center's number listed above. 


Flourish Family Therapy

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

Contact: 770-513-8988, https://flourishft.com/, info@flourishft.com 

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

Insurances Accepted as of 09/2023: Aetna, Cigna, BlueCross BlueShield/Anthem, Humana, TRICARE, CHAMPVA, and EAP (Employee Assistance Program)


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 ($10- $30). Psychological assessment services are on set fee ($950) and vary according to type of assessment. 

Insurances Accepted as of 09/2023: 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 09/2023: No insurances accepted. Cost: $60 to $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 09/2023: 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 09/2023: Amerigroup, Peachstate, Blue Cross Blue Shield, United, Cigna, Aetna, Ambetter, Kaiser, Medicaid, Selfpay, 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 09/2023: 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.

Insurances Accepted as of 10/2022: No insurances accepted. Therapist can give you invoice statement to file with your insurance. Standard session fee is $90. Additional financial client assistance is available over and above the “sliding scale” rate for any individual or family dealing with a financial barrier that would prevent them from receiving care. Clients who believe that the cost of help will keep them from continuing therapy, are encouraged to apply for the lower rate that matches their income or ask an intake specialist for assistance with a financial hardship. 


Judy Bruckner, Ph.D

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

Contact: 706-316-9095, https://aapa.wildapricot.org/Sys/PublicProfile/4810233 

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

Insurances Accepted as of 09/2023: Does not accept Medicaid, but accepts most major insurances with the exception of Cigna or Humana. 


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 09/2023: Aetna, Amerigroup, Anthem BCBS, CareSource, TRICARE, Medicaid, United Healthcare


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 09/2023: Anthem BCBS, Aetna, TRICARE, Peach State, Amerigroup, CareSource, WellCare, Medicaid, Ambetter


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 09/2023: 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 (ages 10+), Partial hospitalization (ages 18+), intensive outpatient (ages 10++, and detox for seniors, adults, and adolescents. 

Insurances Accepted as of 09/2023: Cigna, Aetna, Anthem BCBS, Humana, TRICARE, UBH/UnitedHealthcare, Ambetter, Medicare, PeachState, Amerigroup, Cenpatico, Well Care, Caresource, 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 as of 09/2023: No insurance accepted. Sliding scale: $45-$125

Low Cost After School Care and Camps

Social Circle Library Summer Events & Resources

Location: 407 W Hightower Trail, Social Circle, GA 30025 

Contact: https://www.canva.com/design/DAFhHFy0kqQ/m4l6RXeKsfboSmckdPHhnQ/watch?utm_content=DAFhHFy0kqQ&utm_campaign=designshare&utm_medium=link&utm_source=publishsharelink  and https://azalealibraries.org/w-h-stanton-memorial-library/ 


Social Circle Athletic Department

Location: Social Circle High School

Contact: Contact information for each camp is listed under each camp on the website below. 

Services: Camps for wrestling, cheerleading, soccer, basketball, baseball, softball, and football for students kindergarten to 6th. 

Process to Obtain Services: Sign up via the links on: https://scredskins.com/2024/04/25/summer-youth-camps-social-circle/?fbclid=IwZXh0bgNhZW0BMQABHWm1a94cNU9GwRZcvyS8x4p3wPJaKXY5bFuXb4228-KXV6uBLx-Op9PSaA_aem_AZUnaqRbFhzooi2g08jZCDJH-ALInhEzJM1K_Wb2qXGIfcUcPaWebwdISzCPLgIvQLE 


Charlie Elliot Wildlife Center

Location: 543 Elliott Trail, Mansfield, GA 30055

Contact: https://georgiawildlife.doubleknot.com/openrosters/ViewActivitySpaceAvailable.aspx?OrgKey=4371&CategoryID=24801 , 770-784-3059

Services: Day camps throughout the summer for all ages


Extra Special People (ESP) Camp Hooray

Location: Watkinsville/Athens, Atlanta, Rome

Contact: https://espyouandme.org/programs/hooray/

Services: Hooray, ESP’s Summer Camp signature brand, currently runs eight weeks of camp, including both day and overnight camp in Athes and Rome, Georgia. Designed through a partnership with the University of Georgia and Georgia Tech, Hooray will be the first-of-its-kind, fully-accessible overnight camp for children and young adults with disabilities. For these two schools, the 90-acre camp in Jackson County, Georgia is a living laboratory where students and faculty have the opportunity to create new and innovative structural and landscape designs.


Special Needs Schools of Gwinnett

Location: 660 Davis Road, Lawrenceville, GA 30046

Contact: 678-442-6262, specialneedsschools.org 

Services: Camps provided during the summer! Ages 2-25. Five-week session. Both typical and special needs early intervention, therapeutic and hands-on play. Camp available for special needs young adults.


Walton Youth Project- Walton W.I.S.E

Location: Walton County Board of Education Annex

Contact: tishia.fenn@walton.k12.ga.us 

Services: Camp for rising 6th-9th students July 17th-21st, 2023. Wellness, Ingenuity, Science, & Engineering (W.I.S.E). $49 per student. A referral is needed from school administration or staff due to the equipment used and interactive camp model. Email joslyn.holton@socialcircleschools.org for a referral. 

Process to Obtain Services: Sign up via the link: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSeuQkh-eJheko9O2s0zwpmMgW-HCEjAGj4R1oip7WTOknC2WA/viewform


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. Free summer camp for 3 days a week for the entire summer for families who qualify. 

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


USG Summer Program Series for Youth Experiencing Foster Care

Location: Colleges and universities across Georgia

Contact: https://www.fanning.uga.edu/precollegiate-summer-program/ 

Services: Camps throughout the state at Georgia hosted at universities and colleges. Each one has a different focus and is for 9th-12th grade students in foster care. The cost is free, transportation to the camps will also be provided to and from each camp, and all meals are covered. This experience helps advise foster care youth on further education options after they graduate from high school, whether that is a traditional 4 year college or a technical school. Each camp also provides financial aid discussions to inform foster care youth on how to have their education paid for. 

Process to obtain services: Application opens on March 4th, 2024. It ends on May 17th, 2024. Sign up on their website. Teens can attend up to 3 different camps. 


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. 


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. 


Solid Rock

Location: 70 Social Circle Road, Social Circle, GA 30025

Contact: (770) 784-0982, solidrockbaptist@solidrockbaptist.com, https://www.solidrockchurchsc.com/ 

Services: Week long VBS camp- June 9th-13th from 6pm-8pm. 

Process to Obtain Services: Contact directly for more details


First Social Circle- Breaker Rock Beach VBS

Location: 195 N Cherokee Rd, Social Circle, GA 30025

Contact: https://vbspro.events/p/fbcsc , https://www.firstsocialcircle.com/ 

Services: Week long VBS camp- June 9th- 13th, 6-8pm for ages 3 years old to 5th grade. 

Process to Obtain Services: Sign up on link

 

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. 


Social Circle Theater Camp

Location: 650 Ashley Dr, Social Circle, GA 30025

Contact: http://www.socialcircletheater.com/ 

Services: Includes activities in art, musical theater, swimming.

Process to Obtain Services: Sign up online. http://www.socialcircletheater.com/theater-camp 


Georgia FFA-FCCLA

Location: 720 FFA FHA Camp Rd. Covington, GA 30014

Contact: Office: 770-786-6926, Email: GaFFACamp@GaAgEd.org 

Services: Camps from ages 10-18. Includes Wildlife Camp, Horse Camp, and leadership camps. 

Process to Obtain Services: Sign up online. http://www.georgiaffacamp.org/Programs  


YMCA

Location: YMCA locations around the state. The closest one to Social Circle is in Covington. 

Contact: https://ymcaatlanta.org/camp 

Services: Day camps, overnight camps, family retreats, school break camp, and Bold & Gold adventure expeditions.

Process to Obtain Services: Sign up online. 


Community Arts Association in Newton County

Location: Covington Regional Ballet and Porter Performing Arts Center

Contact: https://www.newtoncountyarts.org/summer2023 

Services: Theater, musical theater, and dance camps from ages 3 to 18. 

Process to Obtain Services: Sign up online. Registration opens February 14th, 2023. 


Walton County Parks and Recreation

Location: Monroe, Social Circle, and Loganville

Contact: https://secure.rec1.com/GA/walton-county-ga/catalog/index/bea3b08e5ccb9b1343a0ca43bc6f5310?filter=c2VhcmNoPSZhZ2VHcm91cCU1QjUlNUQ9MQ== 

Services: Youth basketball and volleyball camps 

Process to obtain services: Sign up online


Newton County Parks and Recreation

Location: 6185 Turner Lake Road NW Covington, GA 30014

Contact: 770-784-2000, https://www.co.newton.ga.us/438/ClassesCamps 

Services: Basketball camp, softball camp, volleyball camp, cheerleading camps, tennis camps, acrylic painting class, and digital art class.

Process to Obtain Services: Sign up online.


Camp Journey- Kids Grief Camp

Location: Camp Twin Lakes: 1391 Keencheefoonee Road, Rutledge, GA 30663

Contact: Abbey Hospice Foundation, 678-646-9220 or 770-464-5858, cheryl.moultry@abbeyhospice.com 

Services: Camp Journey is an overnight camping experience designed to help children express and understand their grief. Camp Journey is free and a 2 day, overnight camping experience sponsored by Abbey Hospice Foundation from May 6th- May 7th.  For children, the loss of a loved one can be a difficult time. Camp Journey is designed as a time for expression and fun. Camp Journey is for any child ages 7-17 who has lost someone close to them. Campers will: explore how they feel, understand the grieving process, meet others who share similar feelings, and experience rock climbing, arts & crafts, paddleboats, smores, and so much more! 

Process to Obtain Services: Call or email the numbers or email provided. Or reach out to your school social worker for a brochure. 


Georgia Tech Summer Camps

Location: Downtown Atlanta, GT Campus

Contact: https://apps.ideal-logic.com/ceismc 

Services: Summer camps from 2nd-12th grade all throughout the spring and summer. There are a range of topics from STEM, business, to psychology.

Process to Obtain Services: Create an account on the link above and search different camps in the catalog. 


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. 


Boy Scouts of America

Contact: https://beascout.scouting.org/list/?zip=30025&program%5B%5D=pack&program%5B%5D=scoutsBSA 

Location: Multiple locations in our area

Services Provided: Meet regularly with your pack to build skills, friendships, and serve your community. Boys and girl scouts for kids kindergarten up to 17 years old.


Girl Scouts of the USA

Contact: https://mygs.girlscouts.org/ 

Location: Muliple locations in our area

Services Provided: Meet regularly with your troop to build skills, friendships, and serve your community. Ages kindergarten through 12th grade.


FOCUS

Location: Closest location to Social Circle- Lawrenceville and Rutledge

Contact: https://focus-ga.org/how-focus-can-help-you/hope/resources/camps-summer-programs/ 

Services: This organization offers a ton of services for families such as respite care, summer camps, family events, and so much more for families with students with disabilities. 


Awesome Kids

Location: Throughout Walton County

Contact: 4awesomekidsinc@gmail.com , https://www.awesomekidsinc.com/all-programs 

Services: Their mission is to Empower, Educate, and Celebrate children with special needs and their families by providing opportunities to participate in sports, social, and seasonal activities such as soccer, summer camps, family events, and more.  Awesome Families offers parent education opportunities, networking and fellowship, and Awesome Scholarships for Awesome Kids.


Very Special Camps

Contact: https://www.veryspecialcamps.com/Georgia/Special-Needs-Summer-Camps.shtml 

Services:  Database for special need summer camps in Georgia


Spectrum Camps and Clubs

Contact: https://spectrumautism.org/support-programs/spectrum-camps-clubs/summer-day-camp/?_gl=1*ysu42l*_ga*NzIyNzAzMzA1LjE3MTMyODI0OTk.*_ga_JK016C9F4T*MTcxMzI4MjQ5OC4xLjEuMTcxMzI4MjU1OS4wLjAuMA. Adrian Wilkins, Camp Program Director/Social Skills Today: adrian@socialskillstoday.com

Services: Spectrum Camps and Clubs provides a variety of camps to meet the different needs of children ages 5 to young adults with Autism Spectrum Disorders. 

Foster Care Support

First Baptist Church Social Circle

Location: 195 North Cherokee Road, Social Circle, GA 30025, https://www.firstsocialcircle.com/foster-care-resource-room/ 

Services Provided: Clothing closet for foster care families. Also has diapers and wipes for those families with babies.

Process to obtain services: Contact their office at (770) 464-3474, or email: office@firstsocialcircle.com 

Grace Monroe- Monroe Village Ministry

Location: Foster families in Walton County

Sercices Provided: Monroe Village Ministry organizes a team of families to support families who are fostering children or adopting. These families provide support with meals, transportation, and other general support.

Process to Obtain Services: Send information requests to monroe_village@gfc.tv 

State of Georgia Post-Secondary Tuition Waiver

Location: Technical Colleges of Georgia,  https://dfcs.georgia.gov/services/state-georgia-post-secondary-tuition-waiver 

Services Provided: The State of Georgia Post-Secondary Tuition Waiver Program exempts or waives payment of tuition and fees (and where applicable, on-campus housing) for students attending a technical college within the Technical College System of Georgia (TCSG). Eligible students must be a youth or young adult under the age of 28 who is currently in foster care, has experienced foster care, or who was placed for adoption by the Georgia Division of Family and Children Services.

Process to obtain services: In order to qualify for the Tuition and Fee Waiver, an applicant must: Be a United States citizen or a permanent resident alien who meets the definition of an eligible noncitizen under federal Title IV requirements. Be under the age of 28. Be foster care or adoption eligible. Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) PRIOR to completing the State of Georgia Post-Secondary Education Tuition Waiver application. Be currently enrolled full-time or part-time in a public postsecondary educational institution, OR be accepted for admission to a public postsecondary educational institution within 3 years of receiving a high school or GED diploma. Remain in good standing and meet the standard for satisfactory academic progress as defined by the public postsecondary educational institution (a grade point average (GPA) that satisfies the college/university's policy regarding eligibility for financial aid). Note: The student (applicant) must maintain required school/college GPA and semester completion requirements as outlined by the Technical College System of Georgia to maintain eligibility.


Chris 180 Transitional Housing for Foster Care Teens- Summit Trail Apartments

Location: https://chris180.org/safe-housing/summit-trail-apartments/ 

Services Provided: To help young adults, ages 17-24, better prepare for self-sufficient lives after foster care, the Summit Trail Apartment Community provides supervised living for those who are homeless, parenting, leaving juvenile justice and/or mental health systems. This supportive housing community helps young adults learn the skills necessary for productive adulthood in a supervised environment.

Process to Obtain Services: For more information about Summit Trail, please contact 404.967.9344 or intake@CHRIS180.org


USG Summer Program Series for Youth Experiencing Foster Care

Location: Colleges and universities across Georgia

Contact: https://www.fanning.uga.edu/precollegiate-summer-program/ 

Services: Camps throughout the state at Georgia hosted at universities and colleges. Each one has a different focus and is for 9th-12th grade students in foster care. The cost is free, transportation to the camps will also be provided to and from each camp, and all meals are covered. This experience helps advise foster care youth on further education options after they graduate from high school, whether that is a traditional 4 year college or a technical school. Each camp also provides financial aid discussions to inform foster care youth on how to have their education paid for. 

Process to obtain services: Application opens on March 4th, 2024. It ends on May 17th, 2024. Sign up on their website. Teens can attend up to 3 different camps. 

Local Autism Resources

Brighter Strides 

Location: In home services

Contact: https://brighterstridesaba.com/ , 770-200-5155, infoga@brighterstridesaba.com 

Services Provided: Assessments, in- home ABA therapy, behavior plans and consultations, family training and support, school based support, and benefit checks. 

Insurances Accepted as of 08/2023: Cigna, Peach State, CareSource, Amerigroup, Georgia Department of Community Health


Positive Behavior Supports Corporation (PBS)

Location: In home services

Contact: https://www.teampbs.com/ 

Services provider: ABA therapy

Insurances Accepted as of 11/2023: PBS works with over 300 private insurance companies and state-funded policies as well as grants and scholarships. If your funding source does offer ABA services and PBS Corp. is not in-network, PBS Corp. can work to gain a single case agreement for ABA therapy.


Hopebridge Autism Therapy Center

Location: Centers in Snellville, Watkinsville, Conyers, Suwanee, Atlanta, Cumming, Marietta, etc. 

Contact: https://www.hopebridge.com/, (855) 324-0885

Services Provided: ABA therapy, occupational therapy, speech and language pathology, feeding and swallowing therapy, autism testing & diagnosis, family education, and insurance support.

Insurances Accepted as of 09/2023: All private insurances and Medicaid insurances except for GA Amerigroup. 

Process to obtain insurance: Referral by physician or psychologist needed to expedite services, or you can self-refer. 


Fusion Autism Center

Location: Nearest ones to Social Circle: Athens, Lithonia, & Stockbridge

Contact: https://www.bluesprigautism.com/fusion-autism-center/ 

Services Provided: In-home ABA therapy, In-center ABA therapy, community-based ABA therapy

Insurances Accepted as of 09/2023: Most private insurances. Some centers accept Medicaid, depends on which center you go to.


Applied Behavioral Consulting

Location: 1060 Gaines School Road, Suite C-2, Athens, GA 30605

Contact: https://www.appliedbehavioralconsulting.com/ , (770) 609-8777,  info@appliedbehavioralconsulting.com 

Services Provided: In-home and in-center ABA Therapy, ABA Parent Training

Insurances Accepted as of 09/2023: They are currently in network with most major insurance companies including Medicaid. If they are not in network with your current insurance carrier, they will attempt to enter into a single case agreement with the insurance company that allows us to provide services for your child. They also accept private pay contracts for families who may not be eligible for ABA benefits through their current insurance.


Behaviorlink

Location: 2053 Experiment Station Rd, Building 100, Watkinsville, GA 30677

Contact: https://thebehaviorlink.com/, whitney@thebehaviorlink.com, 443-414-1843

Services Provided: ABA Therapy. Development of function-based behavior assessments to aid in the treatment of problem behavior. Conduct assessments- direct observations, interviews, functional assessment screening tools, social skills assessments, VB-MAPP, ABBLS-R​, AFLS, & PEAK. Develop function-based treatment plans, program reviews and updates. Functional-based treatment.


Center for Autism and Behavioral Education Research

Location: 850 College Station Road, Rivers Crossing II, Athens, Georgia 30605

Contact: 706-542-4751, ugabsc@uga.edu, https://coe.uga.edu/directory/autism-center 

Services Provided: Skill acquisition, behavior reduction, parent training, school consultation, and the Augmentative and Alternative Communication Lending Library: This is a product of the Automatic for Autism campaign. It provides parents and families with training and “loaner” augmentative and alternative communication options to test out in the home


UGA School Psychology Clinic

Location: 302 Aderhold Hall; 110 Carlton Street, Athens, GA30602

Contact: 706-542-4265, scpsycl@uga.edu, https://coe.uga.edu/directory/school-psychology-clinic/ 

Services Provided: The School Psychology Clinic at the University of Georgia provides both intervention and assessment services for individuals from preschool age through adolescence.

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


Dr. Amanda Dyer

Location: 47 Greensboro Hwy, Watkinsville, GA 30677

Contact: 706-410-4074, https://www.dramandadyer.com/ 

Services Provided: Assessments and therapy for individuals and families.

Process to Obtain Services: Call or request appointment through the website: https://www.therapyportal.com/p/amandad/ 


Positive Outcomes Psychological Services 

Location: 485 Huntington Rd. Suites 199-202; Athens, GA 30606 

Contact: 706-546-8440, http://positive-outcomes.com 


Marcus Autism Center 

Location: 1920 Briarcliff Rd, Atlanta, GA 30329 

Contact: 404-785-9400, https://www.marcus.org/care-and-services/assessment-and-diagnosis 


Georgia Autism Center

Location: 4046 Wetherburn Way, Suite 1 Peachtree Corners, GA 30092 

Contact: 770-696-4384, info@georgiaautismcenter.com, https://www.georgiaautismcenter.com/ 


Mind and Motion

Location: 5050 Research Court, #800 Suwanee, GA 30024 

Contact: 678-749-7600, info@mindmotioncenters.com, https://www.mindmotioncenters.com/ 


Food Assistance

You can also utilize https://foodfinder.us/ to find food pantries near your address.


Willing Helpers Food Pantry (Ministry of Solid Rock Church)

Location: 70 Social Circle Rd, 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.


Fido and Friends: Pet Food Pantry

Location: NewSong Church in Monroe, GA.

Contact: https://fido-friends-pet-food-pantry.mailchimpsites.com/ 

Services Provided: Pet food pantry for those struggling to feed their pets. 

Process to Obtain Services: Register online for donations or to volunteer and donate. Check their Facebook page for updates and events.


Low Cost Medical Care

Willing Helpers Medical Clinic

Location: 4186 Mill Street NE Covington, GA 30014

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

Hours of Operation: Unknown

Services Provided: Routine healthcare for individuals with a chronic illness, live in Newton, Jasper, or Walton County, GA, are age 18 or older, have no health insurance for doctor visits, have low household income (within 200% of the Federal Poverty Level). Contact us for help if you are unsure if you meet the income requirements.

Process to Obtain Services: Call to make an appointment. 


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. 

Insurance accepted as of 08/2023: Aetna, Anthem BCBS, Medicaid, Medicare


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

Location: Various locations. Closest options are Winder and Monroe

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

Hours of Operation: Varies per location. 

Services Provided: A non-profit community health center that provides access to high quality, affordable, and comprehensive primary and preventive medical, dental, and mental healthcare. Behavioral health, nutrition, pharmacy, women's health, foot care, dental, occupational health, primary care, care coordination, family planning & sexual health, medication assisted treatment, pediatrics, testing & imaging. Bilingual staff and telehealth options available. 

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

Insurances Accepted: Medicaid and most major insurances accepted. A sliding scale fee is available for those uninsured or under insured. 


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. 

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.


Family Promise of Athens

Location: 355 Pulaski Street, Athens, GA 30601

Contact: https://www.familypromiseathens.org/needhelp , (706) 425-1881

Services provided: Eviction assistance

Process to obtain services: Applications for eviction assistance is online at the website listed above. 


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/services/low-income-home-energy-assistance-program-liheap 

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. Additionally, they are offering free tablets to families who are enrolled: https://enrollmentpartnerexcess.sales-hub.com/form/coverage.

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. Submit form on second website listed for a free tablet. 


Georgia Power- EASE

Contact: georgiapower.com/ease, easecustomerservice@southernco.com, 1-877-310-5607, 

Services provided:  Through the Energy Assistance for Savings & Efficiency (EASE) program, income-eligible Georgia Power customers can apply for free, energy-efficiency home improvements. From improved attic insulation to smart thermostats that can help manage your home’s temperature, energy efficiency improvements can help you save energy and money. https://www.georgiapower.com/content/dam/georgia-power/pdfs/residential-pdfs/EASE-2023-02.pdf 

Hours of operation: Monday–Friday, 8 AM–5 PM ET 

Process to obtain services: Apply online or call

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. 


Ahimsa House

Location: Services throughout Georgia

Contact: CRISIS LINE: 404-452-6248, Phone: 404-496-4038, www.ahimsahouse.org, info@ahimsahouse.org 

Hours of Operation: Crisis line is provides support 24/7

Services Provided: Services and support for people with pets escaping domestic violence. Ahimsa House provides up to 60 days of confidential emergency shelter for pets while their human families seek safety, basic & emergency vet care, 24-hour hotline providing crisis intervention, safety planning, legal assistance, and information/referrals, assistance with pet deposits for homes, transportation of pets to safety, and outreach to raise awareness about the link between domestic violence and animal abuse. 

Process to Obtain Services: No referral needed. Call the crisis line 24/7 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


Employment

Walton Works- Job Board

Contact: https://choosewalton.com/walton-works/jobs/ 

Services provided: Job boards of the major companies located in Walton County, GA. 


Supported Employment Program- Advantage Behavioral Health

Contact: https://advantagebhs.org/supportedemploymentprogram/ 

Services provided: Supported Employment follows the IPS Model (Individual Placement and Support). Supportive Employment is an evidence-based practice of supported employment for adults with severe mental illness. They are integrated with mental health treatment. This means that the Employment Specialists coordinate plans with case managers, therapists, other community providers like Vocational Rehabilitation, etc. Job search starts soon after a consumer expresses interest in working. Practices zero exclusions which mean all clients interested in working have access to supported employment services regardless of job readiness factors, substance abuse, symptoms, history of violent behavior, cognition impairments, treatment non-adherence, and personal presentation.

Process to obtain services: Individuals must be recieving services from Advantage. You can go in for an evaluation to begin mental health services at 8:15 am Monday through Friday, or call and make an appointment. 


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.

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.


JC Penny

Location: Online or in person

Contact: Text REDSKINS to 67292

Services Provided: A 10% off coupon that can be used online or in person on top of other coupons and sales as well. 

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.

Alcohol and Substance Abuse Support

*Text your zip code to the number 678-841-7613 and a list of all recovery support meetings within a 30 mile range for that day will be immediately texted to you. 


Walton Empowers RCO

Location: 204 W. Spring St Monroe, GA 30655

Contact: www.waltonempowers.org

Office Hours: Tuesday & Wednesday 10:00am-7:00pm, Thursday & Friday 10:00am-4:00pm, & Saturday 3:00pm-4:00pm

Services Provided: Walton Empowers is an RCO- a recovery community organization. It is an independent, non-profit organziation led and goverened by representatives of local communities of recovery. These organizations organize recovery-focused policy advocacy activities, carry out recovery-focused community education and outreach programs, and/or provide peer based recovery support services. Walton Empowers RCO provides individual and group check-ins, employment services, social support activities, educational services, housing supports, transportation support, family support services, artistic recovery supports, volunteering services, recovery oriented trainings/education, referrals to additional resources. 


TREE House Program: Chris 180

Location: 3103 Clairmont Rd, Suite B,  Atlanta, GA 30329

Contact: 404.636.1457, TREEHousereferral@CHRIS180.org , https://chris180.org/tree-house-program/ 

Services Provided: The TREE House Program is built to serve the Greater Atlanta area and surrounding counties who are suffering or recovering from a Substance Use Disorder. The no-cost program, thanks to funding by a SAMHSA grant, offers outpatient counseling and support for youth & young adults, ages 13-24 and their families. TREE House uses a multi-systemic care approach to meet the needs of the person and family. TREE House offers the following services: Comprehensive Assessments, Intensive Outpatient Program, Intervention & Recovery Group Therapy, Psychiatric Support, Community Support, Individual & Family Therapy, Family Support, Care Coordination, Case Management Services, Peer Support Services.

Process to Obtain Services: Call, email, or fill out a referral form on their website.


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. 

Special Education/Disability Resources

*A reminder to parents: When your son turns 18 years old, they are required to enlist in the military.  You will need to do this because if they do not, the government could revoke their benefits. 


Did you know that if your child qualifies for Free and Reduced Lunch and he or she is tube fed, the school can order formula for your child.  You will neet to have a doctor's order for the school to order the formula.


TEFRA/Katie Beckett

Contact: https://medicaid.georgia.gov/programs/all-programs/tefrakatie-beckett , 404-657-5468 

Services Provided: The Katie Beckett Medicaid Program (KB), permits the state to ignore family income for certain children who are disabled. It provides benefits to certain children 18 years of age or less who qualify as disabled individuals under §1614 of the Social Security Act and who live at home rather than in an institution. These children must meet specific criteria to be covered.

Process to Obtain Services: Medicaid applications may be obtained by contacting the Centralized Katie Beckett Medicaid Team at 678-248-7449 or from the county Division of Family and Children Services (DFCS) office in the child's county of residence.  To apply for Medicaid, you must submit the completed signed application to the Centralized Katie Beckett Medicaid Team. You may also submit the completed signed application to any local DFCS office, by mail, telephone, or fax, or you may apply online at www.gateway.ga.gov. Forms for Katie Beckett are also on the website listed above. 


New Option Waiver Program (NOW) and Comprehensive Support Waiver Program (COMP)

Contact: https://georgia.gov/apply-new-option-waiver-program-now-and-comprehensive-support-waiver-program-comp , 404-657-2252

Services Provided: These Medicaid waiver programs support eligible Georgians with intellectual and/or developmental disabilities. A Medicaid waiver is money that may be used to pay for services for a person with intellectual, developmental, or physical disabilities. These services can take place in the person’s home or in the community. NOW and COMP are for eligible people with intellectual and/or developmental disabilities who require an intermediate care facility. NOW offers services and support to enable individuals to remain living on their own or in their family home and participate in the community. COMP serves individuals with more intensive needs, primarily those with intellectual and/or developmental disabilities who require residential care.

Process to Obtain Services: Submit your application in peron or by mail. Forms are available on their website. You will need proof of citizenship, Social Security and Medicaid card, and relevant psychological reports and/or documents from schools or other intermediate care facilities.


GAPP

Contact:  (770) 458-8500 ext. 704

Process to Obtain Services: GAPP Information (Eligible for anyone under 21). The Georgia Pediatric Program offers opportunities for in-home nursing care for medically fragile children.  This program serves students under the age of 21 years old.


Extra Special People (ESP)

Location: Watkinsville/Athens, Rome, and Atlanta

Contact: 706-769-9333, https://www.google.com/url?q=https://espyouandme.org/about-us/&sa=D&source=docs&ust=1713205401767810&usg=AOvVaw392wpDlrDhUHPqxjdH9yDF 

Services: ESP is a wonderful program the connects the unconnected.  They have family events, family support nights, adaptive baseball team, summer camps, can connect families with wrap-around support services, and works on employability skills for students with all abilities. 


Special Kneads and Treats

Location: 156 Scenic Highway S Lawrenceville, GA 30046

Contact: https://www.specialkneadsandtreats.org/ 

Services: Special Kneads and Treats is a bakery that focuses on providing a safe space in the community for special needs adults to learn skills and develop a sense of pride in their work. All the treats in the bakery are made with special needs adults with special abilities.  They will also provide a cake for FREE to families if they cannot afford a cake for their child. 


Parent to Parent of Georgia

Contact: https://dd0000000fam7eam.my.salesforce-sites.com/Provider , 800-229-2038 or 770-451-5484

Services: This database helps connect families with disabilities to respite care.


Hands of Hope Walton

Contact: https://handsofhopewalton.org/about-hoh/, 678-836-8462

Services: The mission of Hands of Hope is to work collaboratively with other agencies and our local city and county governments to enhance and change the lives of individuals with extraordinary needs. In doing so, Hands of Hope strives to make a positive, long lasting impact in the community.


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. 


Friends of All Abilities

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. Connects families to the Walton Abaptive Support Program- an adaptive baseball program for individuals with disabilities and have an IEP from ages 4 to 22. 

Process to Obtain Services: Email for more information. 


FOCUS

Location: Closest location to Social Circle- Lawrenceville and Rutledge

Contact: https://focus-ga.org/how-focus-can-help-you/hope/resources/camps-summer-programs/ 

Services: This organization offers a ton of services for families such as respite care, summer camps, family events, and so much more for families with students with disabilities. 


Awesome Kids

Location: Throughout Walton County

Contact: 4awesomekidsinc@gmail.com , https://www.awesomekidsinc.com/all-programs 

Services: Their mission is to Empower, Educate, and Celebrate children with special needs and their families by providing opportunities to participate in sports, social, and seasonal activities such as soccer, summer camps, family events, and more.  Awesome Families offers parent education opportunities, networking and fellowship, and Awesome Scholarships for Awesome Kids.


MISC Support for Families

Social Security Survivors Benefits

Contact: https://www.ssa.gov/benefits/survivors/ 

Services provided: Social Security survivors benefits are paid to widows, widowers, and dependents of eligible workers. This benefit is particularly important for young families with children. This page provides detailed information about survivors benefits and can help you understand what to expect from Social Security when you or a loved one dies.

Process to obtain services: You should notify SS immediately when a person dies. However, you cannot report a death or apply for survivors benefits online. In most cases, the funeral home will report the person’s death to us. You should give the funeral home the deceased person’s Social Security number if you want them to make the report. If you need to report a death or apply for benefits, call 1-800-772-1213 (TTY 1-800-325-0778). You can speak to a Social Security representative between 8:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. Monday through Friday. You can find the phone number for your local office by using the Social Security Office Locator and looking under Social Security Office Information. The toll-free “Office” number is your local office.


Grandparents Raising Grandchildren

Location: Main location and Athens Support Group: 135 Hoyt St., Athens, GA. Monroe Support Group: 714 Davis St., Monroe, GA.

Contact: (706) 549-4850, rpulliam@accaging.org 

Services provided: The Grandparents Raising Grandchildren (GRG) program offers a comprehensive array of support services to grandparents and other relative caregivers who are the primary custodial caregivers for the children in their home. With the individualized needs in mind, the GRG program plans and delivers services and support that are guided by family-centered practice principles, cultural competencies, and sensitivity to complex issues of the family. Support begins with fully informing the caregivers of the services provided, assessing their strengths and needs, and then working with them to identify resources and training that can help meet those needs. GRG then creates service plans to help strengthen the caregivers’ capacity to provide a safe, nurturing home and to help achieve permanency for the child. Additionally, the supports offered assists the caregiver in addressing the effects that maltreatment may have had on the child in their care. This program is open to non-parent caregivers living in Barrow, Clarke, Jackson, Madison, Oconee and Walton counties.

Process to obtain services: Call or email. 


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.


Amped Kids

Contact: https://ampedkids.org/ 

Hours of operation:

Services provided: AMPED Kids Foundation is an organization whose mission is to positively impact the lives of foster and adopted youth by providing access to free private music instruction and other music programs. They provide free music lessons to these children and teens at various locations- the closest to Social Circle being in Athens. Additionally they provide music scholarships to cover band or orchestra fees and for the purchase of instruments. 

Process to obtain services: