Mental Health


Adult, Family, Youth Assistance

157 Smith Street Jonesboro, GA 30236 

General Crisis Line: 1-800-715-4225 (open 24hours, 7 days a week) 

Centralized scheduling Line: 1-844-438-2778 (1-844-GET-APPY) 

Clayton Center Community Service Board (“Clayton Center”) provides comprehensive services that minimize the impact of mental illness, developmental disabilities, and substance abuse in the lives of persons served and their families while supporting their inclusion in the community. 

Services provided:  

  • Addictive Disease Services
  • Adult Intake: which serves as a point of entry into several Clayton Center services, including evaluations for: 
    • Addictive Disease Support Services (ADSS) 
    • Case Management 
    • Group Out-patient Services Counseling 
    • Individual Counseling  
    • Medication Administration (Health and Wellness Management) 
    • Mental Health Intensive Residential 
    • Mental Health Semi-Independent Residential Nursing Assessment and Health Services 
    • Nursing Assessment and Health Services   
    • Patient Assistance Program /Lab  
    • Peer support Group 
    • Psychosocial Rehabilitation (PSR) Group) 
    • Psychosocial Rehabilitation Individual (PSR-I) 
    • Substance Abuse Intensive Out-patient (IOP) 
    • Substance Abuse Residential Intensive (My Sister’s Keeper/My Brother’s Keeper) 
    • Women’s Treatment and Recovery Supports (WTRS) Out-patient (DAWN) 
  • Adult Counseling Services: this program provides the following services 
    • Provides counseling and psychotherapy services to assist with enhancing the psychological and social functioning of individuals served. 
    • Assists individuals to develop appropriate coping strategies to effectively manage mental health symptoms. 
    • Assists individuals in identifying and understanding deficits; helps to facilitate increased self-awareness, self-esteem, acceptance, and insight while encouraging appropriate behavioral changes. 
  • Adult Day Services: provides services for adults (18 and older) with a qualifying primary mental health diagnosis. The services include: 
    • Psychosocial Rehabilitation Groups (PSRG) 
    • Peer Support Groups 
  • Behavioral Health Services 
    • Provides Addictive Disease Support Services (ADSS) which are intended specifically for adults with addictive disease issues 
    • ADSS service activities include assistance to the individual and other identified recovery partners in the facilitation and coordination of the ISRP, to build skills to support and promote the individual’s self-articulation of personal goals and objectives. 
  • Child & Young Adult Services: provides services for children and adolescents (ages 4-21) with psychiatric assessments and services, including: 
    • Nursing assessments  
    • Medication management 
    • Individual and group therapy 
    • Family therapy and training 
    • Community support services 
  • Community Behavioral Health Services: provides ADSS for adults in a multitude of settings, including the individual’s home, work, and other desired locations within the community
  • Development Disability: provides services for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities, including: 
    • Clinical support services 
    • Family support services 
    • Residential services 
    • Respite care 
    • Community support services 
  • Health & Wellness Management: provides services for adults, children and adolescents experiencing psychiatric or behavioral symptoms, whom have been diagnosed with a prior psychiatric condition or are those in need of a psychiatric evaluation. 
Alzheimer’s Service Center

7251 Mount Zion Circle, Morrow, Ga 30260


Fax: 770-603-4092


Services:  Groups support meetings for care givers.

(Clayton County Community Service Board Cont’d)

Hours: Monday – Friday 7:30am-6pm

My Brother’s Keeper-My Sister’s Keeper

Services:  Intensive residential housing program. Provides safe drug free, 24 hour residential program for individuals with addictive diseases; life skills groups; random UDS (Urine Drug Screen) and ETOH (Alcohol Screenings) swabbings; and 7 days a week NA/AA meetings.

Eligibility: 18 or older with addictive disease.

Dawn Program


Services: Designed for women who suffer with substance abuse and have children in and out of DFCS custody. This program provides education on alcohol and other substance abuse, group therapy and relapse prevention.

Eligibility:  18 or older who receive TANF or are pregnant, post-partum, or have children and a substance abuse barrier to healthier living

Paula Crane Life Enrichment Center

1792 Mount Zion Rd., Morrow, Ga 30260


Fax: 770-960-2024

Services: Adults in recovery from addictive diseases-GED classes, job coaching, peer support, 12 step meetings; family support; men’s nutrition; and exercise group.

Hours:  Monday-Friday 8am -4:30pm

There is a computer lab available to the public from 8am-4:30pm

Crisis Intervention

118 North Avenue #G & H, Jonesboro, GA 30236

General: 770-703-3535



4540 Memorial Drive Bldg C, Decatur, GA 30032

General: 404-501-0003



100 Braxton Court Fayetteville, GA 30214

General: 770-719-1100 and 678-817-1120



2001 MLK JR Dr. Ste 308, Atlanta, GA 30310

General: 404-564-4985 and 678-349-4097


Mobile Crisis Resources

General Georgia Crisis Line: 800-715-4225

Services Provided: psychiatric services, counseling, residential support, medication management, assessments, and case management.


  • 24/7 statewide access
  • Mobile Crisis Teams in all 159 GA counties
  • Local resources for mental health, developmental disabilities, and addictive diseases
  • Local Crisis Stabilization Units (CSUs)
  • Local Crisis Homes (for Developmental Disabilities only)
  • Available crisis beds
  • Local support and advocacy organizations
  • Be sure to share BHL contact with person in crisis, family members, and caregivers
Youth/Children Assistance

General: 404-244-5045


The Local Interagency Planning Team (LIPT) is a group of local child-serving agencies and community supports working with youth with severe emotional disturbance and their families using the System of Care approach. Their purpose is to improve and facilitate the coordination of services for children living with severe behavioral health needs or addictive diseases. Referrals can be made by parents, schools, and child servicing agencies (i.e., DFCS).

Services provided: Children, Young Adults, and Families Specialist Contact Information for Clayton County (Region 3):


  • Children have access to a coordinated system of supports and services in their area.
  • A variety of therapeutic and placement services are available in the community.
  • Fragmentation and duplication of services is limited to maximize the potential for children to receive the best care for their needs.
  • Support of effective referral and screening systems so children have access to appropriate and meaningful care.


Download LIPT Brochure

Download LIPT Background Information Form 

Our Leadership Clayton 2020/2021 Experience

Courtesy of Leadership Clayton Class of 2020/2021

Venika Bazemore – Clayton County DFCS
Ebony Brown – Clayton County Public Schools
Joseph Colette – Freeman Mathis & Gary, LLP
Autumn Davis – LTI, Inc.
Tamala Harris – Southern Regional Medical Center
Walter Lawton – Nissan South Morrow
Robert Leach – Atlanta Technical College
Kimberly Logan – Clayton County Public Schools
Vincent Morrell – Kaiser Permanente
Rosalind Rogers – Ladies with Class/Fight Domestic Violence
Donya Sartor – McGraw Hill Education / City of Jonesboro
Kimberly Spear –  Clayton State University
Shaheem Williams – Freeman Mathis & Gary, LLP
Ashley Wright – Prosecuting Attorneys’ Council of Georgia