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The Georgia Crisis and Access Line

The Georgia Crisis and Access Line (GCAL) is a 24/7 behavioral health crisis call center operated by Behavioral Health Link through funding from the Georgia Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities. GCAL provides free and confidential behavioral health crisis intervention and access to behavioral health services. Anyone in Georgia can call GCAL for help for themselves or on behalf of someone else at 800-715-4225 or via the My GCAL app. Callers actively experiencing a crisis can speak with live clinicians trained in de-escalation. When needed, GCAL can dispatch mobile crisis response teams to provide de-escalation on-site. GCAL information specialists can also provide referrals for treatment in a caller’s area.

The Georgia Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities (DBHDD) is the state agency that supports people with mental health needs, substance use disorders, and intellectual and developmental disabilities. Our vision is easy access to high-quality care that leads to a life of recovery and independence for the people we serve. Judy Fitzgerald has served as commissioner of DBHDD since 2016.

EmpowerMEnt & GA RYSE-ILP Presents: "Learn from our Past!"

EmpowerMEnt & GA RYSE-ILP Presents: "Learn from our past!"  Budgeting Webinar

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Join us in this freezing month of March to sit down and talk about the success and setbacks of budgeting for youth coming from foster care. From being homeless and couch surfing; to getting your first apartment, we will talk with young people who have experienced it all. 

Special Guests:

Our special guests this month are all extraordinary people who have transitioned from the foster care system and are willing to share their experience and answer questions about the triumphs and setbacks of relationships.

Guest Speakers

  1. Jamal Kelly: EmpowerMEnt advocate, and aspiring Chef.
  2. Eshontee Rowe: College student and EmpowerMEnt Advocate

  3. Taylor Dorsey: EmpowerMEnt advocate, and Social worker.

Learn from our mistakes
March 19th, 2019 5:30pm- 6:30pm

Take a look at this new opportunity for young women transitioning form fostercare. 
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Looking for more resources for the south(Savannah)? Check out this amazing program for young people transitioning from foster care.
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Providing job training for young people. 
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Wednesday, June 19, 2019 – Friday, June 21, 2019
Greetings Division of Family and Children Services & Partners!
We are excited to announce the Celebration of Excellence 27th Anniversary. Celebration of Excellence (COE) is an annual event honoring our youth who have successfully completed secondary and post-secondary achievements. Annually, we celebrate over 250 youth, ranging from 17-25 years old, throughout the state of Georgia and their many academic accomplishments. Along with the commemorative event, throughout the weekend, youth engage in enriching workshops, a career fair, and entrepreneurial opportunities that provide additional knowledge and resources as they prepare for life beyond foster care. 
This year, COE is recognizing 27 years of honoring youth and their successes on June 21st from 12p - 2p, with doors opening at 11am. If you know of youth that are graduating and who would like to participate in this year’s event, please contact your Regional Independent Living Specialist (ILS). All youth must be registered by their ILS!   
A formal invitation along with registration details will be sent closer to the June 21st event date. See you then! 
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