Domestic Violence Resources

Ahimsa House

P.O. Box 8181

Atlanta, GA 31106

(404) 496-4038

(404) 452-6248 (crisis line)

Description:    Provides shelter and aid to animals caught in the cycle of domestic violence.

Website:         http://www.ahimsahouse.org/

Faith Trust Institute (Formerly Center for Prevention of Sexual and Domestic Violence)

2400 N. 45th Street #101

Seattle, WA 98103

(206) 634-1903 ext. 10

Description:    Provides communities and advocates with the tools they need to address the religious and cultural issues related to abuse.

Website:          http://www.faithtrustinstitute.org/index.php

 

Men Stopping Violence

533 W. Howard Avenue, Suite C
Decatur, GA 30030

(404) 270-9894

Description:    Provides training and consultation services for individuals, groups and organizations, batterer intervention program, and a mentor internship program for young men.

Website:          www.menstoppingviolence.org

Partnership Against Domestic Violence

P.O. Box 170225

Atlanta, GA 30317

(404) 870-9600

(800) 33-HAVEN (42836) 24 hour hotline

Description:    Provides emergency shelter, parenting groups, children and youth programs, community-based services, transitional services, legal advocacy, community support groups, public benefits assistance, teen dating violence, and facial and plastic surgery.

Website:          www.padv.org

Tapestri Refugee & Immigrant Coalition

PMB 362
3939 Lavista Road, Suite E
Tucker, GA 30084

(404) 299-2185

Description:    Dedicated to ending violence and oppression in refugee and immigrant communities, using culturally competent and appropriate methods

Website:          http://www.tapestri.org/

Travelers Aid of Metropolitan Atlanta

75 Marietta St., Suite 400
Atlanta, GA  30303
(404) 817-7070

Description:    Provides emergency lodging, transitional housing, and emergency services to those in crisis, as well as crisis counseling, special services to Battered women, and a HIV/AIDS housing program.

Website:          http://www.travelersaidatlanta.org/

Suicide Resources

American Association of Suicidology (AAS)

4201 Connecticut Ave. NW, Suite 408
Washington, DC 20008
Phone: (202) 237-2280

Description:    The goal of the AAS is to understand and prevent suicide. Founded in 1968, AAS promotes research, public awareness programs, public  education, and  education, and training for professionals and volunteers. AAS serves as a national clearinghouse for information on suicide.

Website:          www.suicidology.org 

American Foundation for Suicide Prevention

(404) 374-5197 for Metro Atlanta (NOT A CRISIS LINE)

Description:    Provides information and education about depression and suicide and supports programs for suicide survivor treatment, research, and education.

Website:          http://www.afsp.org/atlanta

Camp Magik (Mainly About Grief In Kids)

3377 Ridgewood Rd, NW

Atlanta, GA 30327

(404) 790-0140

Description:    Provides a weekend camp three times a year for children ages 6-17 who have lost a loved one.

Website:          www.campmagik.org

Center for Loss and Life Transition

3735 Broken Bow Road

Fort Collins, CO 80526

(970) 226-6050

Description:    Provides support and information for those who are grieving, caregivers of the bereaved, and bereavement professionals through information, workshops, publications, and counseling.

Website:          http://www.centerforloss.com/index.php

Dougy Center

PO Box 86852
Portland, OR 97286 USA

866-775-5683

Description:    Provides a safe and supportive place for children, teens, young adults and their families who are grieving a death to share their stories through education, training and peer support groups.

Website:          http://www.dougy.org/

NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness) Georgia

3050 Presidential Dr, Suite 202
Atlanta, GA   30340-3916

(770)234-0855

(800)728-1052

Description:    Provides public education and information activities, family and consumer peer education and support activities, advocacy on behalf of people living with mental illness, and public events that raise funds and awareness.

Website:          http://www.nami.org

NOPCAS - National Organization for People of Color Against Suicide

P.O. Box 75571
Washington, DC 20013
(202) 549-6039

(866) 899-5317

Description:    Provides information on suicide prevention and intervention for people of color.

Website:          www.nopcas.com

National Youth Violence Prevention Resource Center

P.O. Box 6003
Rockville, MD 20849-6003
Phone: (866) 723-3968

Description:    Developed by CDC in partnership with 10 other federal partners, the Resource Center provides current information pertaining to youth violence that has been developed by federal agencies and the private sector. The NYVPRC is a gateway for professionals, parents, teens, and other interested individuals to obtain comprehensive information about youth violence—including suicide prevention and intervention.

Website:          www.safeyouth.org 

Suicide Awareness Voices of Education (SAVE)

7317 Cahill Road, Suite 207
Minneapolis, MN 55439-2080
Phone: (952) 946-7998

Description:    SAVE's mission is to educate about suicide prevention, eliminate stigma, and support those touched by suicide.

Website:          www.save.org 

Suicide Prevention Action Network USA (SPAN USA)

1025 Vermont Avenue, NW, Suite 1066
Washington, DC 20005

(202) 449-3600

Description:    Dedicated to preventing suicide through public education and awareness, community action and federal, state and local grassroots advocacy.

Website:          www.spanusa.org

Suicide Prevention Resource Center

Education Development Center, Inc.
55 Chapel Street
Newton, MA 02458-1060
Phone: (877) 438-7772

Description:    The Suicide Prevention Resource Center supports suicide prevention by offering the best of science, skills, and practice. The Center provides technical assistance, training, and informational materials to strengthen suicide prevention networks and advance the National Strategy for Suicide Prevention.

Website:          www.sprc.org 

Counseling, Shelters, and Daily Living Needs

Cascade House

1384 Ralph D. Abernathy Blvd, SW
Atlanta, GA  30310
(404) 752-6199

(404) 755-2666 (fax)

Description:    Cascade house provides transitional housing for women and their children for a maximum stay of 90 days (shelter) and 18 months (transitional program).

Website:          ywcaatlanta.org

Crime Victims Advocacy Council

3101 Paces Mill Rd., NW

Atlanta, GA 30339

(770) 333-9254

Description:    Offers pastoral care, counseling and support to adult victims of serious violent or property crimes, domestic violence support groups, spouse/domestic partner abuse counseling.

Website:          http://www.gbgm-umc.org/cvac

Crossroads Community Ministries

420 Courtland St.

Atlanta, GA 30308

404-873-7650  

Description:    Provides referrals for housing, employment, addiction treatment, clothing and legal issues, secures birth certificates, mailroom services, daily medical clinic, hot meal daily, and special supportive services to women and children.

Website:          www.crossroadsatlanta.org

Fulton Atlanta Community Action Authority - South Fulton Site

250 Georgia Ave., SE Ste. 207
Atlanta, GA 30312

(404) 559-6040

Description:    Provides programs to City of Atlanta and Fulton County residents such as bill and rental assistance, resume preparation assistance, transitional case/care management, and transitional housing/shelter for battered women.

Website:          http://www.facaa.org

International Women’s House

P.O. Box 1327

Decatur, Georgia 30031

(770) 413-5557

Description:    Serves primarily immigrant and refugee women and their children who have survived domestic violence.

Website:          www.internationalwomenshouse.org

Link Counseling Center Atlanta

348 Mt. Vernon Highway NE
Atlanta Georgia 30328-4139
(404) 256-9797

Description:    Provides resources for suicide prevention and aftercare, and is dedicated to reaching out to those whose lives have been impacted by suicide and connecting them to available resources.

Website:          www.thelink.org

Rising Sun Center for Loss and Renewal

2848 Windsor Oaks Trace
Marietta, GA  30066

(770) 928-1027

Description:    Provides grief counseling services, bereavement group facilitation, in-service seminars, books and games for retail sale, and other professional services related to the life-changing challenges of loss and renewal.

Website:          http://www.risingsuncenter.com/

United Way of Metro Atlanta

100 Edgewood Avenue, N.E.
Atlanta, Georgia 30303

(404) 614-1000

211

Description:    Provides referrals for housing, food, clothing, financial assistance, counseling, and other resources.

Website:          http://211online.unitedwayatlanta.org/

Women’s Resource Center to End Domestic Violence

P.O. Box 171

Decatur, GA 30031

(404) 370-7670 (Business line)

(404) 688-9436 (24-hour hotline)

Description:    Provides advocacy, as well as emergency shelter and services to women victims of domestic violence.

Website:          www.wrcdv.org

Hotline and Online Resources

Compassionate Friends

P.O. Box 3696
Oak Brook, IL 60522-3696
(630) 990-0010

Description:    For all parents and siblings who have experienced the death of a child, brother, or sister. Sponsors support groups, newsletters, and on-line support groups throughout the country, as well as an annual national conference for bereaved families.

Website:          www.compassionatefriends.org

Georgia Crisis & Access Line

(800) 715-4225

Description:    Provides a 24 hours crisis line to assist those with urgent and emergency needs.

Website:          www.mygcal.com

National Domestic Violence Hotline

1-800-799-SAFE (7233)

1-800-787-3224 (TTY)

Description:   24-hour hotline to help with domestic violence that includes both English and Spanish speaking services.

Website:          http://www.ndvh.org/

National Online Resource Center on Violence Against Women

Description:    Harnesses and uses electronic communication technology to end violence against women.

Website:          http://www.vawnet.org/

National Stalking Resource Center

(800) FYI-CALL (394-2255) for victim assistance

Description:    Provides multiple services including training, technical assistance, a website, and an information clearinghouse.

Website:          http://www.ncvc.org/src/main.aspx?dbID=dash_Home

National Strategy for Suicide Prevention (NSSP)

Description:    The NSSP represents the combined work of advocates, clinicians, researchers, and survivors nationwide. NSSP lays out a framework for developing an array of suicide-prevention services and programs. NSSP is a catalyst for social change and has the power to transform attitudes, policies, and services. The NSSP Goals and Objectives for Action was published by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (May 2001) and includes guidance from the surgeon general.

Website:          www.mentalhealth.samhsa.gov/suicideprevention

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline

(800) 273- TALK (8255)

(800) 799-4TTY (4889)

(888) 618-9454 (Asistencia en español)

Description:    Provides 24-hour, toll-free suicide prevention service available to anyone in suicidal crisis

Website:          http://www.suicidepreventionlifeline.org/

Suicide Information and Education Centre

#201, 1615-10th Avenue
SW Calgary, Alberta CANADA
T3C 0J
(403) 245-3900

Description:    Computer-assisted resource library with extensive collection of materials on suicide, including information kits, pamphlets, literature searches, and clipping services.

Website:          www.suicideinfo.ca

Surgeon General’s Call to Action to Prevent Suicide

Description:    This document introduces a blueprint for addressing suicide: Awareness, Intervention, and Methodology (AIM). This approach is derived from the collaborative deliberations of the 1st National Suicide Prevention Conference participants. As a framework for suicide prevention, AIM includes 15 key recommendations that were refined from consensus and evidence-based findings presented at the Reno conference.

Website:          www.surgeongeneral.gov/library/calltoaction/default.htm 

Legal Resources

American Bar Association Commission on Family Violence

Description:    Provides justice and safety for victims of domestic violence

Website:          http://www.abanet.org/domviol/home.html

Atlanta Legal Aid Society

151 Spring St., NW

Atlanta, GA 30303

(404) 524-5811

Description:    Provides legal services for civil cases to the indigent.

Website:          www.atlantalegalaid.org

Battered Women's Justice Project

(800) 903-0111

Description:    Provides resources for advocates, battered women, legal and justice system personnel, and policymakers.

Website:          http://www.bwjp.org/menu.htm

Georgia Law Center for the Homeless

60 Walton St, NW, Suite 300

Atlanta, GA 30303

(404) 681- 0680

Description:    Provides representation for homeless people in administrative and judicial proceedings of a civil nature, with attorneys and paralegals.

Website:          www.galawcenter.org

Georgia Legal Services (Domestic Violence Section)

Description:    Provides many valuable documents, including the family violence self-help manual, the stalking self-help manual, and several useful domestic violence legal forms.

Website:http://www.lawhelp.org/documents/clusters/GA/115/English/GLSPFAMVIOL.shtml

WomensLaw.org

Description:    This site has state-by-state legal information and resources for domestic violence, including information on how to get a restraining order in GA, and downloads of legal forms related to domestic violence.

Website:          http://www.womenslaw.org/GA/GA_main.htm

Substance Abuse Resources

Alcoholics Anonymous

127 Peachtree St., Suite 1310

Atlanta, GA 30303

(404) 525-3178

Description:    Provides a brief description of the A.A. program, a calendar of upcoming events, a searchable database of the area meetings, and links to other internet sites of interest.

Website:          www.atlantaaa.org

Al-Anon and Alateen Family Groups

558 Medlock Rd

Decatur, GA 30030

(404) 687-0466

Description:    Provides relatives and friends of alcoholics an opportunity to share their experience, strength, and hope in order to solve their common problems.

Website:          www.atlantaal-anon.org

Narcotics Anonymous

P.O. Box 420615

Atlanta, GA 30342

(404) 708-3219

Description:    Narcotics Anonymous is an international community-basedassociation of drug addicts.    

Website:      www.grscna.org; www.na.org