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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.

Georgia Summer Reading Program


Two-thirds of Georgia’s third-graders are not reading on grade level, bringing long-term negative consequences to                                                                                these children, their families, their communities, and our state. Unwilling to yield any longer to the unspeakable                                                                                      rate of illiteracy in Georgia, hundreds of public and private leaders from across the state and across sectors have                                                                                  come together to take on third-grade reading as an urgent priority for all who care about children’s health and well-being.                                                          Together, we developed a four-pillar framework outlining the conditions necessary for every child in Georgia to become a                                                          proficient reader by the end of third grade, paving the way to improved outcomes throughout school and life.




Georgia EmpowerMEnt & GARYSE-ILP Webinar: Health Talk with Amerigroup

Webinar May 21st 5:30pm-6:30pm
Hello Fellow Pollen fighters,
Join us this month as we talk about health with our very Gloria Brown and Joseph Stone of Amerigroup. We will talk about the services that Amerigroup provides for our brothers and sisters who are transitioning from care. Be prepared to ask questions, receive answers and walk away with knowledge.
Click Here to register for the webinar!
Opportunities & Events for Youth!
Summer Summit Luau
We are gearing up for our Summer Summits to educate and entertain our brothers and sisters who are in foster care across the state.
There will be games, food, prizes and workshops.
Follow the links to register your young person for these events.
Vidalia Recreation
June 21st, 2019 10 am- 2pm
102 Stockyard rd, Vidalia,Georgia 30474
Etowah Park
July 12, 2019 10am - 2pm
600 Brown Industrial PKWY, Canton, Georgia 30114
Celebration of Excellence 2019
June 23rd
Come out and celebrate with our 2019 graduates!
If you are a graduate please get in contact with your Independent Living Specialist, to make sure that you are sign up.