The Residential Department
provides housing and support services to
adolescents and adults with mental health and/or substance abuse
challenges. This includes adults with a severe and persistent mental
illness (SPMI), adolescents with severe emotional and/or substance
abuse problems, and individuals with a co-occurring disorder. A
broad range of facilities are offered to those we serve. These facilities
vary in the level of supports offered, the length of stay, and the
type of setting. Our most intense levels of care offer staff supports
24 hours per day, 7 days a week. Our most independent housing options
provide a once a month staff visit. Some housing services are short
term, ranging from a few months to nine months in length of stay.
Other options offer long- term housing opportunities. The Cobb County
Community Services Board and Douglas County Community Services Board
(CSB) strive to serve the clients in the least restrictive environment
and to avoid inpatient hospitalizations whenever possible. We work
collaboratively with other entities to ensure effective treatment
coordination and maximum customer care.
Women's Program - The residential department provides treatment
services to women through a gender specific program, Mothers Making
A Change (MMAC). The program has a residential component that is
available to women who attend the intensive outpatient program but
are unable to maintain sobriety without a structured residential
setting. Childcare and transportation to services are two important
support services that enhance the women’s participation in
treatment. The target population for service is substance abusing
women and postpartum women who have delivered within the past 12
months. Please call 770-499-2422 for more information.
View two mother's stories about their experience in the MMAC program:
Hush Little Babies
Adolescent Program - George W. Hartmann
Center. The Center is a therapeutic, structured, residential treatment
program for adolescents with substance abuse issues. It is designed
to help the adolescents understand their addiction and learn social
skills needed for everyday life. It adheres to a 12-Step model drug
and alcohol recovery program with a behavioral and clinical approach.
The adolescents attend school during the mornings and receive chemical
dependency treatment in the afternoons. The facility serves a maximum
of 30 adolescents, 20 males and 10 females, ranging in ages from
thirteen to seventeen. Many of the adolescents are referrals from
the Department of Juvenile Justice. The staff is onsite 24 hours
a day, 7 days a week.
Hours of Operations
Residential facilities are open 24 hours a day. Family Night
in the Mothers Making a Change program operates once a month from
6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. The outpatient programs operate Monday through
Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. and on Monday evenings from 6:00
to 9:00 p.m. Emergency services are available through the Access
Center and 911. All residential coordinators, site managers, nurses,
and the director provide on-call emergency supports.
MMAC residential program provides housing
for pregnant women and women with young children who need
more supports than the outpatient program offers. Women who
live in this facility meet the federal guidelines for homelessness.
The client participates in the day treatment program which
is located off site. Staff provides 24 hour monitoring and
security for the residents.
Ready For Work Program is
a highly structured residential substance abuse program that
offers intensive services to pregnant and chemically dependent
women with children. The program offers long-term residential
services, for substance abusing women, and a safe, drug-free
environment for families at risk. Clients in the program receive
transition supports, such as intensive case management, low
staff to client ratio, intensive monitoring and continuity
of services and care. This program can be used as an alternative
to removal of children, with a well developed plan for the
family. The program objectives are to reduce barriers that
interfere with a female obtaining and/or maintaining employment
as they relate to substance abuse, family reunification, delivery
of drug-free infants, increased stability of families, reduce
the use of alcohol and or other drugs.
Quarterway residential program
is another housing component of the MMAC day treatment program.
There is 24 hour awake, on site staff, to monitor the residents
and their safety.
The Families Making A Change Pregnant
& Postpartum Women’s Program (PPW) is an
intensive residential substance abuse treatment program for
pregnant women and women with children. The participants are
enrolled in the program for twelve month with a maximum six
month residential stay. The Families Making A Change (FMAC)
also know as the PPW Program offers individual counseling,
group counseling, the Nurturing Parenting program, the Trauma
Recovery Empowerment Model, Anger Management classes, Health
& AIDS/HIV education, GED and Enrichment classes and Vocational
Skill Building services. The FMAC program utilizes the Matrix
Model of treatment, which includes components in Early Recovery,
Relapse Prevention, Individual and Family Psycho-education,
residential supports and life skills. In addition, the FMAC
program is coupled with case management, designed to provide
services and assistance to clients in conjunction with the
Intensive Treatment Residence serves SPMI
adults and provides services that will help the consumer manage
the symptoms of his/her illness, develop daily living skills
and learn to use natural community supports. They attend day
treatment programs. A six to nine months residency is the
Dual Diagnosis Residential Program provides
housing for individuals with co-occurring disorders who are
currently receiving treatment services through the Cobb and
Douglas outpatient services and need a structured residential
setting for recovery and improvement.
Semi-independent living facilities allow
individuals to have the responsibility for managing their
own residences. These SPMI adults have developed some basic
life skills and a level of personal stability. They are able
to self-monitor their medications and to live in the community
with limited supports. Case management supports are available.
Shelter Plus Care (SPC) Permanent supportive
housing is available. This housing serves single adults, families
and developmentally impaired homeless clients. These clients
must have a diagnosis of mental illness, substance abuse and/or
co-occurring disorders. The clients rent is 30% of their adjusted
gross income. Some clients may also qualify for another 10%
reduction (depending on their situation). This housing is
located in Cobb and Douglas Counties. The length of stay is
Multi Agency/Long Term Family Support (MAG/LTFS) This
is transitional housing for homeless clients who have a diagnosis
of mental illness, substance abuse and/or co-occurring disorders.
The MAG program serves single clients and the LTFS serves
parents whose child(ren) are in treatment. This program is
available in Cobb County. The length of stay is 18 to 24 months
depending on individual program.
Pathways of Georgia (VOA) This is permanent
supportive housing for single adults with mental illness,
substance abuse or co-occurring disorders. The length of stay
Permanent Housing for Persons with Disabilities (PHP)
This grant is permanent housing for homeless persons. Disabilities
include mental illness, substance abuse and/or co-occurring
disorders. This is a new grant located in Douglas County.
The length of stay is indefinite.