General Referrals to Resources in Georgia

United Way of Metropolitan Atlanta
100 Edgewood Avenue, N.E.
Atlanta, Georgia 30303
Main number: 404.527.7200
To find or give help: 2-1-1 or 404.614.1000

Youth Enrichment Programs

Solomon’s Circle
3915 Cascade Rd.
Atlanta, GA 30331
(404) 475-4870
Description: This program provides a youth enrichment program for high school girls in grades 6 thru 12. The program includes sessions on healthy relationships, community service, financial literacy and abstinence.

Boys and Girls Club of Metro Atlanta
Connally Elementary School
1654 S. Alvarado Terrace SW
Atlanta, Georgia 30311

Salvation Army – Bellwood Boys & Girls Club 
777 Donald Lee Hollowell Pkwy.
Atlanta, GA 30318
Tel : (404) 486-2765

Youth Enhancement Services, Inc. (YES)
Adamsville-Collier Heights Library
3424 M L King Jr. Drive SW
Atlanta, GA 30331
Tel : (404) 699-4206

Andrew & Walter Young Family YMCA 
(formerly Southwest Family YMCA)
2220 Campbellton Road, SW
Atlanta, Georgia 30311
Tel : (404) 523-9622

Raising Expectations Inc.
P.O. Box 92814
Atlanta, GA 30314
Tel : 678.768.4932 phone
Fax : 404.581.5806

Family Education and Behavioral Health 

Extended Families Counseling 
 and Educational Services, Inc. 
3480 Greenbriar Pkwy. Ste. 230
Atlanta, GA 30331
Tel : (404) 941-7901

Description: This organization provides behavioral health services including individual therapy for children and adolescents, developmental and psychological evaluations and other testing, family therapy, group therapy, and pastoral counseling, as well as adoption services including home studies, child placements, supervision and court reports.

Families First
1105 West Peachtree St NE
Atlanta, GA 30309
Tel : 404-853-2800 Since its inception, Families First has continually strived to provide solutions for children and families facing life’s greatest challenges. It is our long history of service that has established Families First as the leading non-profit family service agency in Georgia.

Housing Resources

Atlanta Women/Children Day Shelter
655 Ethel St NW
Atlanta GA, 30318
Tel : 404-876-2894

Primary health care, Primary dental services, Blood pressure checks, Vision exams & glasses, Pediatric Care, Minor surgery, Recuperative care, Diabetes maintenance, Hypertension maintenance, Asthma maintenance, HIV counseling & testing, HIV/AIDS/STD education

Genesis Shelter 
173 Boulevard Northeast
Atlanta, GA 30312
(404) 522-6056
Genesis Shelter is an Atlanta-based shelter for babies six months of age and younger and their families, empowering them to grow and develop.

Jefferson Place Transitional House
1335-B Jefferson Street, NW
Atlanta GA, 30318
Tel : 404-874-0412
Services: Primary health care, Primary dental services, Blood pressure checks, Vision exams & glasses, Pediatric Care, Minor surgery, Recuperative care, Diabetes maintenance, Hypertension maintenance, Asthma maintenance, HIV counseling & testing, HIV/AIDS/STD education

Drugs and alcohol have a greater effect on teens than on adults. The signs of addiction can be difficult to understand, and many teens don’t realize the long-term damage drugs have on their bodies because the short-term side effects fade. Help is available for teens who have questions about drug abuse or think they are suffering from addiction.

24/7 Help Line 866-970-3184

GED & Academic Tutorials

Young Adult Guidance Center 
1230 Hightower Rd., NW
Atlanta, GA 30318
(404) 792-7616

Public library 

A variety of services are offered such as book check out, computer access, SAT preparation, subject tutoring, storytelling, free meeting room space and more.Atlanta/Fulton Public Library System – Adams Park Branch
2231 Campbellton Rd., SW
Atlanta, GA 30311
(404) 752-8763

Atlanta/Fulton Public Library System – Adamsville-Collier Heights Branch
3424 Martin Luther King, Jr., Dr.
Atlanta, GA 30331(404) 699-4206

Atlanta/Fulton Public Library System – Dogwood Branch
1838 Donald Lee Hollowell Pkwy., NW
Atlanta, GA 30318
(404) 792-4961

Job Assistance


Atlanta Job Corps Center
239 West Lake Avenue NW
Atlanta, GA 30314
Tel: (404) 794-9512

Georgia Department of Labor 
South Metro Atlanta
2636 Martin Luther King, Jr., Dr.
Atlanta, GA 30311
Tel : (404) 699-6900

Alcohol Abuse Education/Prevention

Wholistic Stress Control Institute, Inc./WSCI
2545 Benjamin E. Mays Dr., SW
Atlanta, GA 30311
Tel : (404) 755-0068
Fax : (404) 755-4333

Description: This is a non-profit community based organization whose mission is to teach wholistic stress management by promoting wellness and healthy lifestyle choices. This mission is accomplished through training programs, consultation and educational resources. WSCI provides a variety of multi-purpose human services in the areas of prevention, intervention, and treatment related to mental health, education, juvenile delinquency, violence, substance abuse, HIV/AIDS and other areas.

The Council on Alcohol and Drugs
270 Peachtree St NW,
Ste 2200
Atlanta, GA 30303-1283
Description: The Council on Alcohol and Drugs is a 40+ year-old nonprofit, 501(c)3 substance abuse prevention and education agency that develops programs and materials based on the most current research on drug use and its impact on community.

The Georgia Council on Substance Abuse 
100 Edgewood Ave., Suite 1685
Atlanta, GA 30303
Tel : (404) 523-3440
Fax : (678) 701-1727
The Georgia Council on Substance Abuse is a nonprofit advocacy organization with the overall mission to reduce the impact of substance abuse in Georgia communities.

Learn To Grow, Inc.
859 Cascade Ave
Atlanta, GA 30311
Phone: 404.755.8788
Fax: 404.753.3779
Description: To empower youth through positive youth development and strengthen families, and communities.

Prevention Programs- Drugs/Alcohol

Atlanta Harm Reduction Coalition, Inc. 
472 Paines Ave.
Atlanta, GA 30318
Tel : (404) 817-9994
Description: This organization provides education and risk reduction programs to empower adults in the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of substance use, HIV, STDs, hepatitis and other infectious and communicable diseases.