Resources for Families

American Council on Alcoholism
Provides referrals to alcoholism treatment programs nationwide and distributes written materials on alcohol abuse problems.
(800) 527-5344
www.aca-usa.org

Babies Can’t Wait
Services for infants and toddlers with developmental delays or disabilities and their families.
https://www.bcw-bibs.com/

Champions for Children
Services for children who are medically fragile with special needs and who do not meet criteria for Medicaid or the Katie Beckett Medicaid Waiver.
http://www.championsforchildrenga.org/

Cocaine Anonymous
Provides support for people dependent on cocaine and other mind-altering substances. Callers are referred to local helplines.
(800) 347-8998
www.ca.org

Focus on Recovery Helpline
Helpline which provides support and information for individuals recovering from addiction through referral to local helplines staffed by others in recovery.
(8OO) 234-0420
www.focushealthcare.com

Georgia Advocacy Office
Information and advocacy for Georgia adults and youth with disabilities and mental illness.
http://thegao.org/

Georgia Coalition Against Domestic Violence (GCADV)
Support and resources for families impacted by domestic violence
http://gcadv.org/

Georgia Department of Family and Children Services
Resources for families in need.
http://dfcs.dhs.georgia.gov/

Georgia Legal Services Program
Legal services in civil cases to people who cannot afford to hire a lawyer.
www.glsp.org

Georgia Medicaid Waiver Programs
A guide that explains Medicaid waiver programs and the application process.
http://www.balancingincentiveprogram.org/sites/default/files/GA_HCBS_Booklet_2013.pdf

Georgia GAPP (Georgia Pediatric Program) Medicaid Waiver Program
A Medicaid waiver program that serves youth who are Medicaid eligible, under 21 and who are medically fragile.
https://dch.georgia.gov/sites/dch.georgia.gov/files/GAPP_FY14_Final.pdf

Georgia Tefra/Katie Beckett Medicaid Waiver Program
A Medicaid waiver program that waives family income based on needs of child.
https://dch.georgia.gov/sites/dch.georgia.gov/files/16KatieBeckett1.pdf

National Alliance on Mental Illness
Support and resources for individuals and families.
http://www.nami.org/#

National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence Hopeline

Planning and oversight agency for public substance abuse treatment programs that provides written information on alcohol and drug abuse and referrals to treatment and counseling services nationwide. (800) NCA-CALL
www.ncadd.org

National Directory of Family Run and Youth Guided Organizations for Children’s Behavioral Health
Information about available resources for youth.
http://familyorgdirectory.fmhi.usf.edu/

National Federation of Families
Support for families.
http://www.ffcmh.org

Nar-Anon
Worldwide program which providing support for friends and families of individuals with addiction or drug problems.
(800) 477-6291
www.nar-anon.org

Parent to Parent of Georgia
Support for Georgia families and individuals impacted by disabilities and/or special needs.
http://www.p2pga.org

Social Security Benefits for Children with Disabilities
Information about applying for benefits for youth with disabilities.
http://www.ssa.gov/pubs/10026.html

Georgia Department of Juvenile Justice
Information about juvenile justice in Georgia.
http://www.djj.state.ga.us