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The below web site links are provided as additional resources to help you navigate family change. CNFC does not specifically endorse any of the businesses or services represented by these links. If you find a particular web site helpful, please CONTACT us!

LEGAL & MEDIATION ASSISTANCE

State Bar of Georgia
Click on “Public Resources” for legal help

Gwinnett Pro Bono Project — Family Law Class
Free class for people handling their own divorce, legitimation, child support or custody cases. Meets on Wednesday afternoon and one Thursday evening each month at the Gwinnett County Justice & Administration Center.

Georgia Legal Services Program
Free legal services for those who cannot afford to hire a lawyer

The Justice Cafe
Low cost legal advice, filing, and representation for only $75.00 per hour!

Georgia Commission on Dispute Resolution
Learn about mediation and find a mediator

Collaborative Law Institute of Georgia
A professional team approach to help divorcing parents avoid the courtroom

DeKalb County Mediation Services
For DeKalb County cases — the court provides four hours of FREE mediation paid by the court. Take advantage of this rare opportunity to resolve your issues without going to court.

Gwinnett County Mediation Services
For Gwinnett County cases — find a list of mediators and instructions on how to resolve your issues through mediation. Hourly mediaIton fees apply. Find a list of Gwinnett mediators here.

 

SUPPORT GROUPS FOR PARENTS

Visions Anew
Support primarily for divorcing and divorced women in the Atlanta area, although there is now a free support group for men only!

Divorce Care
Support groups for parents experiencing the difficulties and grief of divorce and separation.

Fatherhood Project of Georgia
Practical help from Georgia Child Support Services

The Fathering Forum
Creates and supports communities of fathers committed to helping children live, happy, well adjusted and successful lives.

Parents Without Partners
General support for single parents

Single Parent Groups in Atlanta
More than 30 support groups meet regularly in the Atlanta area

 

DOMESTIC VIOLENCE SUPPORT

Men Stopping Violence
Helping men learn non-destructive conflict resolution skills

Partnership Against Domestic Violence (Gwinnett and Fulton counties)
Support for battered women and their children

Women’s Resource Center to End Domestic Violence (Decatur, Georgia)
Support for battered women and their children

 

SUBSTANCE ABUSE HELP

Alcoholics Annonymous
Recovery help for those who abuse alcohol

Al-Anon
Support for the family members of alcoholics

Narcotics Anonymous
Recovery help for those who abuse illegal or prescription drugs

 

MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES

Depression and Suicide Hotline

Call 1-800-273-8255   

— or find them on Twitter @800273TALK   

or to access a crisis counselor via text, text to 741741

Georgia Suicide and Crisis Hotlines
Help for the severely depressed and their family members

Covenant Counseling & Family Resource Center
Family counseling in Snellville and Atlanta

Summit Ridge Hospital (Lawrenceville)
In-patient, out-patient and emergency mental health and substance abuse services for adolescents and adults

Ridgeview Institute (Smyrna)
In-patient, out-patient and emergency mental health and substance abuse services for children and adults

Families First of Georgia
Help with family counseling, adoption services, family planning, mom and baby programs, etc. (sliding fee scale available)

 

CHILD ADVOCACY

Division of Family and Children Services
Reporting child or elder neglect or abuse

Parental Alienation Syndrome Intervention (Non-Profit)
Resources for parents who believe their children are being alienated from them by the other parent

Georgia Center for Child Advocacy
Prevention, intervention and treatment for childhood sexual abuse

 

EMPLOYMENT, HOUSING AND FOOD SUPPORT

Lawrenceville Cooperative Ministries
Assists those in need by providing food, financial assistance for utility payments, and help with prescription drugs

Lilburn Cooperative Ministries
Assists those in need by providing food, financial assistance for utility payments, and help with prescription drugs

Norcross Cooperative Ministries
Assists those in need by providing food, financial assistance for utility payments, and help with prescription drugs

Family Promise of Gwinnett
Providing shelter, meals and support services to families without home

Job Education and Training Opportunities
Help from the Georgia Department of Labor