IMAGE: Cobb County Community Services Board/Douglas County Community Services Board

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Call 770-422-0202


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.

Adult Residential Services
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 treatment regimen.

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 expectation.

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 indefinite.

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 is indefinite.

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.


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