Services

Access Center

The Access Center links the residents of Cobb and Douglas Counties to behavioral health care services. The Access Center operates Monday through Friday, 7 am to 5 pm. By arranging appointments for face-to-face assessments, clients are connected with appropriate care in mental health, developmental disabilities and substance abuse. The Access Center, through its Utilization Management Department coordinates authorization and delivery of care based upon the client’s needs.

Access Center Services provided by calling 770-422-0202

Child and Adolescent Services

Bright Changes, is the Cobb and Douglas Counties Community Services Boards  program for children and adolescents.  The Bright Changes program is a comprehensive, youth guided, family driven and community supported mental health and substance abuse system of care, which provides quality care in a culturally competent manner that addresses the needs of the whole person. Bright Changes services will be available to children and adolescents ages 5 years through 21 years. The staff will provide services in both the outpatient clinics and in the community.

We accept Medicaid, PeachCare, or other Insurance and can also make other financial arrangements using a self-pay sliding fee scale. For services, call 770-422-0202 and ask for Bright Changes.

Developmental Disabilities

CHOICES 2, Innovative Community Services, is the Developmental Disabilities Services department of the Cobb and Douglas Counties Community Services Boards. CHOICES 2 offers the following innovative community service programs:

  • Supported Employment
  • Prevocational Services
  • Community Access Services
    Day Service Programs
    W.O.W. (With Out Walls)
  • Residential
    Community Residential Alternative (CRA)
    Community Living Support (CLS) Services
  • Family Support

Individuals served in CHOICES 2 will experience:

  • Inclusion – Involvement with relatives and friends and a belonging to their neighborhood and community, Independence, Providing individuals with opportunities to develop skills that lessen his/her dependence.
  • Individualization – Increasing esteem, by giving him/her personalized choices and by providing services in terms of his/her unique and valued abilities.
  • Productivity – Provides the participant with opportunities to make an increasingly meaningful contribution to his/her environment.

Individuals served by CHOICES 2 have the following rights:

  • Choice: The right to make choices according to a person’s personal preference is an important part of the Day services with out walls person-centered approach.
  • Quality Care: Individuals in our program will be treated with respect and dignity.

Mental Health

Outpatient Services include:

  • Group, Individual, and/or Family Counseling
  • Psychiatric Assessment
  • Nursing Assessment
  • Pharmacy Services
  •  Medication Management
  • Resource Coordination

Day Services are available for adults with persistent behavioral, emotional, or substance-related disorders.

Intensive Case Management is a client-centered, recovery-focused program that provides frequent and flexible services to individuals with severe and persistent mental illness.

Assertive Community Treatment provides access to a variety of interventions twenty-four (24) hours, seven days a week.

Behavioral Health Crisis Center is a center dedicated to assessment of persons in crisis, and offers short stay crisis intervention to clients with mental health conditions and/or substance use issues.

Criminal Justice Services are provided for incarcerated and court involved adults with a mental illness or substance-related disorder. These include: Assessment and Evaluation, Court Interfacing, Individual Counseling, Linkage and Referral, and medication monitoring. In a joint partnership through WellStar Health Systems, Cobb CSB offers behavioral health services in the Cobb County Adult Detention Center.

Substance Abuse (Addictive Disease)

Substance Abuse /addictive disease treatment programs are offered at our outpatient locations. Services offered include:

  • Aftercare
  • Case Management
  • Childcare
  • Family Therapy
  • GED Enrichment
  • Group Therapy
  • HIV Education and Prevention
  • Individual Therapy
  • Medical Nurse Services
  • Multi-Family Education
  • Parenting Classes
  • Psychiatric Referrals
  • Residential Services
  • Substance Abuse Evaluation
  • Trauma Recovery

Services are provided by Certified Addiction Counselors and Licensed Professional Counselors who have extensive experience in the field of addiction, recovery, and relapse prevention.

Programs:

Women’s Treatment and Recovery Support (WTRS) Program/Mothers Making a Change Program (MMAC): The Women’s Treatment and Recovery Support (WTRS) Program is a highly structured, trauma responsive, gender-specific program for pregnant women and women with children, with substance use disorders. WTRS provides both outpatient and residential treatment, with priority admission for pregnant women and intravenous (IV) users, as well as accommodations for individuals participating in Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT). WTRS Residential provides Therapeutic Childcare for program participants, providing a nurturing environment for children ages birth through 13 years old, empowering participants and their children through the development of strong interactive skills, as well as offering nurturing guidance to the participants to enhance their parenting skills. Treatment is provided by a comprehensive team of licensed/credentialed clinicians, case managers, physicians, nurses, peer specialists, and paraprofessionals.

WTRS Residential is available to participants who experience difficulties in maintaining their sobriety without a structured residential setting. On-site monitoring is provided 24 hours a day, seven days a week in Cobb County.. The Families Making a Change (FMAC) Program through WTRS Residential is a specialized, gender-specific, trauma-responsive substance use disorder treatment program for pregnant & post-partum women with children under the age of 12 months. The program recognizes the unique needs of pregnant & postpartum women in treatment for substance use & their children, while providing 24-hour residential supervision. Upon completion of WTRS Residential, participants are eligible to participate in WTRS Aftercare Program, an evening outpatient program designed with working mothers in mind, to provide participants with additional accountability and support to assist them in maintaining their recovery

New Start: The New Start Men’s Program provides intensive outpatient alcohol and drug treatment and transitional housing to adult men ages 18 and over, who have a primary diagnosis of substance abuse or dependency, and are being discharged from the Crisis Stabilization Program. To be accepted/admitted to the New Start program the Individual must have been discharged within two weeks of admission date. This is a 30 day program.

Hartmann Center: The George W. Hartmann Center is a therapeutic, structured, residential treatment program for adolescents, ranging in age from 13 to 17 years old, with substance abuse issues and/or co-occurring mental health disorders.

Residential Services

The Residential Department provides housing (the majority to those who we are currently treating) and support services to adolescents and adults with mental health and/or substance abuse challenges.   A broad range of facilities are available to those we serve.

Dual Diagnosis Residential Program provides housing for individuals with co-occurring disorders.

Intensive Treatment Residential Program is a  program that serves adults with severe and persistent mental illness (SPMI) and provides services that will help the client manage the symptoms of his/her illness, develop daily living skills and learn to use natural community supports.

New Start: The New Start Men’s Program provides intensive outpatient alcohol and drug treatment and transitional housing to adult men ages 18 and over, who have a primary diagnosis of substance abuse or dependency, and are being discharged from the Crisis Stabilization Program. To be accepted/admitted to the New Start program the Individual must have been discharged within two weeks of admission date. This is a 30 day program.

WTRS Residential is available to participants who experience difficulties in maintaining their sobriety without a structured residential setting. On-site monitoring is provided 24 hours a day, seven days a week in Cobb County. Upon completion of WTRS Residential, participants are eligible to participate in WTRS Aftercare Program, an evening outpatient program designed with working mothers in mind, to provide participants with additional accountability and support to assist them in maintaining their recovery

Other Supportive Housing Services are Home for Recovery (provides wrap around supports and housing for veterans through HUD programs. Shelter Plus Care, Neighborhood Stabilization Program, PATH, VOA, and SHP.

Pharmacy Services

Full-Service, On-Site Pharmacy

Genoa, a QoL Healthcare Company, provides  a pharmacist and pharmacy on-site for our clients. The on-site pharmacy gives you the option to fill all your medications, including from primary care or outside prescribers.

 

 

 

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