On this page parents, guardians and students can find a variety of community and surrounding area resources. The list is subject to change; however, the provided contacts, agencies and programs have been identified as potential resources for assistance through different issues and situations.
If it’s a true emergency situation contact 911 or the appropriate local authorities. Here is a local statewide crisis support line that offers 24 hour service and support.
|Georgia Crisis and Access Line||Crisis Text Line|
|1-800-715-4225||Text START to 741-741|
|24/7 assitance with mental health, drugs, and/or alcohol||Free, 24/7 crisis support from trained counselors through text messages|
Credit Recovery/Non-Traditional High School Options
Barrow County has a campus for a Foothills Charter System school. Please see this promotional video to learn more about their non-traditional approach to finishing high school. They will also offer ways for students to recover credits previously failed. More information to come regarding the recovery program, fees and sign-up.
Local Support Networks
Alcoholics Anonymous (AA), Al-Anon, and Al-Ateen 800-841-2319
http://www.athensaa.org/ Programs and Support for those affected by substance abuse
Referral Service and Treatment Program24-hour Helpline
The Cottage Sexual Assault Center 877-363-1912
24/7 crisis hotline victims of sexual abuse and assault; counseling center in Athens
Georgia Crisis and Access Line 800-715-4225
24/7 assitance with mental health, drugs, and/or alcohol
Georgia Poison Control Center 800-282-5846
Provides emergency instructions for anyone who has ingested or been exposed to poison.
Georgia School Safety Hotline 877-SAY-STOP (729-7867)
Report an unsafe situation in school such as weapons, bomb threats, drugs/alcohol, bullying, etc.
Georgia Tobacco Quit Line 877-270-STOP
Resources for those over 18 to stop using tobacco including individual assessment
HelpLine Georgia 800-338-6745
24/7 help for substance abuse, victims of violent crime, addictive disease, referrals, treatment facilities, drug laws, self-help and support groups, etc.
Sexual Assault Crisis Hotline 706-546-1133 www.sacnega.org
Crisis Hotline-706-353-1912 or 1-800-363-1912 operates 24 hrs 7days/week
Provides services to sexual assault survivors in Northeast Georgia
Monthy Mobile Food Pantry
Advantage Behavioral Health System www.advantagebhs.org
Publicly-funded provider of behavioral health, developmental disability and addictive disease services
- Child and Adolescent Services 706-369-6363
- Inner Light/Inner Quest (AD Treatment) 706-369-6363
- Crisis Number 24-hour toll free 800-357-9774
- Child & Adolescent Services – Barrow Co. 770-868-4150
Alcoholics Anonymous (AA), Al-Anon, and Al-Ateen http://www.athensaa.org/
Programs and Support for those affected by substance abuse
Meeting schedules Athens area 706-543-0436
Referral Service and Treatment Program 24-hour Helpline 800-841-2319
The Alcove INC., Monroe 770-267-9150
Crisis intervention, individual and family support
Barrow Ministry Village (BVM) 678-425-1215 www.barrowministryvillage.org
Located in Winder, GA, BVM exists to bridge the gap in services providing hope and healing to the local community of struggling individuals, families, widows and orphans. They offer counseling services to adults and children. Some insurance accepted and fees can be based on a sliding scale – individual counseling, group counseling, women’s issues, anxiety and depression, play therapy.
Cornerstone Church of God: Athens Recovery Ministry 706-549-0023
Residential treatment for adults and support groups for overcomers
Family Counseling Service of Athens, Inc. 706-549-7755
Provides assessments and ongoing treatment to individuals and families on a sliding- fee scale
Georgia Department of Human Resources http://www2.state.ga.us/departments/dhr/mhmrsa/index
Division of Behavioral Health, Developmental Disabilities, and Addictive Diseases
Georgia Family Link www.gafamilylink.net
Descriptions of programs across Georgia that promote the well-being of children and families by county
Hope Anger Management 678-900-1255 https://hopeangermanagement.com/
Located in Winder, the Hope Anger Management program is designed to help those who are struggling with controlling their behavior towards themselves and others. Hope Anger Management program is certified in all 50 states. H.A.M offers services for behavioral issues and is state & court order approved. We provide service for the following: Anger Management, FVIP Family Violence, Supervised Visitation, Children & Teen Behavior, Parent & Life Skills, Alcohol & Drug Assessment, Decision Making Skills
Lifetime Counseling 678-425-9007 http://lifetimecounseling.com/
Located in Winder, Lifetime Counseling offers services for all ages and specializes in the areas of anger and family violence, drug and alcohol, family issues, fears/phobias, self-esteem, anxiety and depression and more
Mental Health America 706-549-7888 (Athens Office) www.mentalhealthamerica.net
Mental health information and referrals to resources in local communities
Northeast GA Psychological Services 770-882-5884 https://ngpsych.com/
Located in Hoschton, GA, NGPS’s goal is to work with you as a team to help you thrive and achieve the best life possible. Additionally, we often work in collaboration with a variety of other health and educational professions. Many major insurance plans are accepted including Medicaid, Wellcare, Peachstate, Amerigroup, Medicare, Blue Cross Blue Shield, United Healthcare, Tricare, and Aetna.
Pathways Transitional Programs 404-378-2300 www.pathwaystransitionprograms.com
Psychological assessment and substance abuse and counseling for children, adolescents, adults and family
Peace Place http://www.peaceplaceinc.org/ Peace Place, Inc. empowers victims, survivors, and our community to break the cycle of domestic violence through the provision of safe shelter, supportive services, and community awareness in Banks, Barrow, and Jackson counties.
24 Hour Crisis Hotline: 770.586.0927
Administrative Line: 770.307.3633
Positive Outcomes – Psychological Services 706-546-8440 https://positive-outcomes.com/
Located in Athens, GA, Positive Outcomes has a diverse team of providers, they are committed to helping clients overcome a wide range of issues. Their team has worked with more than 1,000 patients and can work with you, your partner, your children, schools, attorneys, or more, to ensure that your needs are addressed as quickly as possible. Common disorders treated: ADHD, Anxiety, Child Abuse, Depression, Grief/Loss, Learning Disorders, Personality Disorders, Autism, Asperger’s
Project ADAM (770) 867-8003 http://www.projectadam.org/ Project ADAM (Alcohol Drug Abuse Ministries) is a non-profit community assistance center in Winder, Georgia, dedicated to addressing drug and alcohol addiction through community education, direct services and family activities.
Ridgeview Institute- Monroe
Offers FREE mental health assessments and referral services 24/7 for adolescents, adults, and senior adults.
Phone: 844-350-8800 Website: www.ridgeviewinstitute.com
Samaritan Counseling Center of NE Georgia 706-369-7911 www.samaritannega.org
Pastoral counseling, groups and outpatient therapy on a sliding-fee scale
Social Empowerment Center
A full service mental health and social service agency. Insurance Accepted: Medicaid (all types) and PeachCare for Kids
Phone: 770-925-2095 Website: www.socialempowermentcenter.com
Summit Ridge Center for Behavioral Health 770-822-2200 Crisis hotline – 678-442-5858
Assessment 24 hours/7 days a week. Programs include: adult inpatient treatment, adolescent treatment, senior adult inpatient, outpatient programs, adolescent partial hospitalization, 12-step support groups, addiction treatment, depression screening and more.
Barrow County Health Department 15 Porter St. E., Winder, GA 30680
770-307-3011 (phone) 706-254-7914 (teen text line) 770-307-1039 (fax)
Clinic Hours: Monday 8 am – 7 pm, Tuesday/Wednesday/Thursday 8 am – 5 pm, Friday 8 am – 2 pm
Local Health Departments http://publichealthathens.com
Located in each county with a variety of services on sliding-fee scale
MedLink – Winder, GA http://www.medlinkga.org/local.cfm?id=113
133 West Athens St., Winder, GA 30680 Office: 770-867-6633
Hours: Monday 8:00 – 5:00
Tuesday 8:00 – 7:00
Wednesday 8:00 – 7:00
Thursday 8:00 – 7:00
Friday 8:00 – 5:00
Khan Academy Free Online Tutoring and Test Prep
Khan Academy offers comprehensive tutoring and test prep services for free with sign-up. You can find tutoring for math by subject and grade level. Khan Academy offers other academic subjects on the site and for Advanced Placement curriculum. Student can also get free test prep for the SAT.
Support Networks & Sites
Alcohol and Drug Helpline 706-475-5797
24-hour support and information services
Crisis Text Line Text START to 741-741
Free, 24/7 crisis support from trained counselors through text messages
MADD – Mothers Against Drunk Driving 706-369-6363
Awareness of alcohol and drug abuse related problems
Narcotics Anonymous 800-234-0420 www.na.org
Information and support meetings
National Alliance on Mental Illness 800-950-NAMI (6264)
Mental health education, advocacy, and referral/support hotline
National Sexual Assault Hotline 800-656-HOPE (4673)
24/7 phone or chat support for victims of sexual assault
National Suicide Hotline 800-273-TALK (8255)
24/7 help for those experiencing difficult or suicidal thoughts