A community in downtown Atlanta
Telephone 404-291-2234
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Positive Impact is a community-based agency dedicated to the HIV-related mental health needs of individuals living with HIV and their affected partners, family members, friends and caregivers. Positive Impact providesprograms and resources to facilitate mental health and prevention services for people affected by HIV. The Ponce De Leon Center (Grady Hospital IDP Clinic) is a comprehensive facility dedicated to the treatment of HIV/AIDS. The Ponce Center and its onsite affiliates provide various medical and support services to approximately 5000 eligible men, women, adolescents, and children living with HIV/AIDS, integrating primary internal medicine and infectious disease subspecialty care. Contact the Ponce De Leon Center at 341 Ponce De Leon Avenue, Atlanta, GA 30308, (404) 616-2440. Jerusalem House provides permanent supportive housing designated for homeless and low- income individuals and families affected by HIV/AIDS. AID Atlanta is a comprehensive AIDS service organization which provides education and support services for people living with HIV and AIDS. Living Room is a housing information, placement and financial assistance agency for low-income people who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless due to HIV/AIDS. The agency serves individuals and families living with HIV/AIDS by providing subsidized supportive housing, housing referrals and housing-related emergency assistance.
Health Care and Mental-Health Resources
St. Joseph's Mercy Care Services offers primary care, social services and health education to the homeless, the uninsured and the growing immigrant population, particularly Spanish-speaking and Vietnamese immigrants. Care is provided through numerous mobile clinical sites in the metro Atlanta area as well as two standing clinics which operate five days a week—one in downtown Atlanta and one in the Northeast Plaza on Buford Highway. These clinics provide a full array of medical services for low-income individuals and their families. The main site, across from the King Memorial MARTA Station at 424 Decatur Street SE, houses Mercy Care's administrative services and a primary health-care clinic. Contact Mercy Care at (404) 880-3550.
The Georgia Association for Primary Health Care, Inc. is a membership organization for all Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHC) in the state of Georgia. GAPHC represents all 32 HRSA funded Georgia FQHC organizations. Collectively, the Georgia FQHC organizations have over 140 clinic sites in 86 counties in Georgia. (404) 659-2861 Contact GAPHC at 315 West Ponce de Leon Avenue, Suite 1000, Decatur, GA 30030, (404) 659-2861.
The Grady Primary Care Center provides primary care and other medical services for men and women of all ages. Grady Hospital provides primary medical care services at its main Primary Care Center located at the hospital and six Primary Care Centers located around Fulton and DeKalb counties. Contact the main Primary Care Center at 80 Jesse Hill Jr. Drive SE, Atlanta, GA 30303, (404) 616-5800.
The Good Samaritan Health Center, Inc. offers a comprehensive range of services to adults and children who are without health insurance or the means to afford care. Patients pay on a much- reduced sliding fee scale based on income. The Center offers medical, dental, health education, and mental-health services to patients. Good Samaritan's vision is to create a dependable, full-time, comprehensive healthcare system for Atlanta's working poor and homeless. Contact Good Samaritan Health Center at 1015 Donald Lee Hollowell Parkway, Atlanta, GA, (404) 523-6571.
The HEALing Community Center (Health Education, Assessment & Leadership (HEAL), Inc.) is dedicated to providing free specialty medical care to low income children, women, and men. This free medical clinic provides adult medical care, mental health care and counseling, health education, pharmaceutical services, hearing tests, and dental services to those individuals and families that are are without medical insurance. Contact the HEALing Community Center at 1300 Joseph E. Boone Blvd. NW, Atlanta, GA, (404) 564-7749.
The Asa G. Yancey, Sr. MD Health Center is a Grady Hospital Neighborhood Health Center offering primary care and other medical services for men and women of all ages. Contact the Center at 1247 Donald Lee Hollowell Pkwy. NW, Atlanta, GA, (404) 616-2265.
The Center for Black Women's Wellness (CBWW) is a non-profit organization which provides free and low-cost services to empower black women and their families toward physical, mental and economic wellness. CBWW provides free health services for uninsured women and men over 18 and is open on the 2nd and 4th Thursdays from 5-8 pm and 2nd and 4th Saturdays from 10am - 2pm. Services include comprehensive preventive health services, maternal and child health services, mental-health screening and referrals, and self-employment training. Contact CBWW at 477 Windsor Street, Suite 309, Atlanta, GA in the Dunbar Neighborhood Center, (404) 688-9202.
Grant Park Family Health Center
The Grant Park Family Health Center provides health care to teens and adults on a sliding scale basis by volunteer physicians and other health professionals. Doctors are available Monday through Friday from 9 am. to 5 p.m. OB/GYN must call for appointment. A dentist is available once a month. Contact Grant Park Family Health Center at 1340 Boulevard SE, Atlanta, GA 30315, (404) 627-4259.
The Ben Massell Dental Clinic offers comprehensive dental care to indigent individuals in metro Atlanta. Full-time social workers on the clinic staff provide case management and referral services to clients. Contact Ben Massell at 700 Fourteenth St. NW, Atlanta, GA 30318, (404) 881-1858.
Mailing Address:
1684 Homestead Ave, NE Atlanta, GA 30306
Cause for Hope is a registered 501(c)(3) organization
Georgia Crisis and Access Line (GCAL), (800) 715-4225, is a hotline for those experiencing emotional crisis, depression, suicidality, abuse, family conflict, and mental illness, and those needing substance abuse crisis counseling. GCAL can arrange for crisis intervention visits in the community (evaluations are conducted by a mobile crisis team), crisis grief counseling for affected groups, and support groups for families of suicide victims. Provided by the Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities. DeKalb Community Service Board’s Central Access Line / DeKalb Regional Crisis Center (450 Winn Way, Decatur, GA 30030), (404) 892-4646, provides assessments, appointments scheduling, referrals and crisis calls. Trained counselors are available 24-hours a day, seven days a week. Fulton County Department of Behavioral Health Any resident of Fulton County may call (404) 613-3675 to make an appointment at any of the five (out of a total of seven) public mental health centers in Fulton County that the Fulton County Department of Behavioral Health directly manages. Grady Hospital Adult Behavioral Health Outpatient Services at Auburn Avenue Recovery Center 250 Auburn Avenue, Atlanta, GA 30303 (404) 616-4444 Grady Adult Mental Health Intake Clinic (non-emergent walk-in clinic for prescriptions, crisis counseling) (41 Coca Cola Place, 2nd floor, Atlanta, GA 30303) Community Friendship, Inc. (CFI) (75 Renaissance Parkway, Atlanta, GA 30308, (404) 875-0381) provides a wide range of supportive housing in multiple locations for men and women who are chronically homeless and who have a chronic mental illness, so they can develop living, learning, working and social skills and access the resources needed to lead successful and satisfying lives. The Georgia Advocacy Office (GAO) (404-885-1234) is a private non-profit corporation whose mission is to work with and for oppressed and vulnerable individuals in Georgia who are labeled as disabled or mentally ill to secure their protection and advocacy. The Mental Health Consumer Network (246 Sycamore St. Decatur, GA 30030, (404) 687-9487) is a Georgia non-profit corporation founded in 1991 by consumers of state services for mental health, developmental disabilities, and addictive diseases. Saint Joseph’s Mercy Care Service provides linkage to community mental health, substance abuse services, medical services, behavior health services, referrals and continuing assistance with emergency, transitional, supportive, and permanent housing, residential drug and alcohol programs, employment, financial/mainstream benefits and legal needs. Eligible individuals must have a suspected mental illness and be currently homeless to qualify for help. -Main office: 424 Decatur St. Atlanta, GA 30312, Monday-Friday 8:30am-5:00 pm, (678) 843-8500. -Mercy Clinic at the Gateway Center (24/7, 275 Pryor St., Atlanta, GA 30303, Monday-Friday 9:00am- 4:00pm, (678) 843-8840). -Mercy Clinic at St. Luke’s (420 Courtland St., NE, Atlanta, GA 30308, (678) 843-8870). Community Advanced Practice Nurses, Inc. (CAPN) Mental Health Clinic (458 Ponce de Leon Ave. Atlanta, GA 30306, (404) 815-1811) provides counseling and therapy services for adult women who are homeless. CAPN also offers counseling and therapy for children at their CAPN Physical Health Clinic at 173 Boulevard NE, Atlanta. GA 30312, (404) 658-1500.