Child Welfare

List of Resources:

Clayton Center: Children, Young Adults and Families

1396 Southlake Plaza Drive Morrow, GA  30260


Clayton Center provides consumer-driven services for people with issues stemming from: mental illness, addictive diseases, and developmental disabilities , as well as children with emotional and/or developmental delays.

Clayton Center: Developmental Disabilities

217 Stockbridge Road, Jonesboro, GA 30236


Clayton Center offers services to individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Eligibility is determined by a diagnosis of an intellectual disability before the age of 18 or a developmental disability of a neurologically disabling condition, including epilepsy, cerebral palsy, and autism, prior to the age of 22. To schedule or reschedule appointments with their providers, contact Centralized Scheduling at 1-844-438-2778.

Clayton County Community Services: Headstart

1000 Main St, Forest Park, GA 30297 


Head Start provides services, e.g., Education, Health, Nutrition, Parent Engagement, Disabilities, Mental Health, Classroom Extension, etc. ensuring that the children are ready to transition to Kindergarten. Among the many services they receive are medical and dental care, healthy meals and snacks, classroom curriculum instruction and quality recreation. They also offer services and programs for special needs of children with disabilities. Reach them via email at:

Clayton County Youth Development & Justice Center

9163 Tara Boulevard, Jonesboro, GA 30236


Clayton County’s Juvenile Court offers innovative programs and practices aimed at reducing the delinquency and dependency of the county’s youth involved with the juvenile justice and child welfare systems. Their programs use the principles of Balanced and Restorative Justice. Clayton County Juvenile Court strives to help produce a safe and secure community that utilizes best practices in prevention and treatment in collaboration with families, community-based organizations, and agency partners to ensure the well-being of our children.

Healthy Mothers Healthy Babies

2300 Henderson Mill Road,Atlanta, Georgia 30345


Helpline that provides access and referral to healthcare for Georgia mothers and babies.

Hearts to Nourish Hope: Suspension Center

640 Highway 138 SW Riverdale, GA 30274


Hearts to Nourish Hope provides high quality programs to identify and develop the internal resources of youth aged 16-24 in Clayton, Fayette and Gwinnett Counties who have been suspended or expelled from school. The program brings together the school system and the juvenile court to offer suspended and expelled youth the opportunity to participate in art, music, theater, martial arts and tutoring.

Kinship Care Resource Center

849 Battle Creek Road, Jonesboro, GA 30236



The Center provides resources for grandparents and other relatives raising children in parent absent homes. It offers direct and referral services for adults, teens and youth including case management, tutoring, financial and educational workshops, computer training, and day and overnight trips.

MTS Sickle Cell Foundation, Inc. 


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MTS Sickle Cell Foundation, Inc. is a national non-profit organization dedicated to raising awareness of Sickle Cell Disease and supporting families who are impacted by this global health issue. Since 2015, we have been able to build a very engaged online presence of about 40 thousand users from all over the world. Our awareness efforts have reached tens of millions across the globe through television, social media, billboard advertisements, speaking engagements, and more. We are proud to have sponsored over 100 children battling sickle cell disease to a week-long summer camp and provided a host of socio-economic support to SCD families all over the United States.

Rainbow House

879 Battle Creek Rd. Jonesboro, Ga. 30236


Rainbow House, Inc. provides services to shelter, champion, and heal abused, neglected, exploited, and abandoned children. We strive to provide peace and normalcy to children and their families so that they can heal.

Walk in Authority Teen Council

P.O. Box 2323, Forest Park, Ga. 30298


WIA Teen Council works to create a secure atmosphere in a teen/parent-friendly and safe environment using a holistic approach to education, job training, health and wellness, leadership, parental outreach, mediation and conflict resolution, public administration, public safety, judicial system, discipline, character and personal development while having fun.