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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

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.

Fathers Incorporated
Works collaboratively with organizations around the country to identify and advocate for social and legislative changes that lead to healthy father involvement with children, regardless of the father’s marital or economic status, or geographic location.

Single Mom Assistance
A clearinghouse, bringing together resources for single mothers

Georgia Fatherhood Program
An employment-based service that focuses on providing services that can help the noncustodial parent achieve self-sufficiency. It also encourages parents to increase emotional, parental and financial involvement in the lives of the noncustodial parent’s children.

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

Georgia Child Support Services
Increases the reliability of child support paid by parents when they live apart from their children.

EMPLOYMENT, HOUSING AND FOOD SUPPORT

HomeFirst Gwinnett
Matches people with organizations who support the well-being of families and children

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

North Gwinnett 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