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201 Willowbend Road

Counties ServedPeachtree City and surrounding areas.
1st Contact NameAngellica Gutherie
Phone678-234-8723
Emailanjellica@numail.org
InsuranceNo
MedicaidNo
Sliding ScaleNo
Service DescriptionServices -Support families living with Autism.
Meetings are the last Sunday of each month from 2pm-4pm at the Peachtree City Library.( above address).
ExperienceSeveral clients have been part of both adoptive and foster families.
Phone770-254-3339
InsuranceYes
MedicaidYes
Sliding ScaleNo
Service DescriptionOffering free parenting classes and support groups. Recognized by the Coweta County Juvenile Court System. Positive discipline techniques taught for all ages. Classes arranged around client's schedule.

ASPIRES

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POB 147

Zip30277
Counties ServedRegion 4
Phone404-550-2558
InsuranceNo
MedicaidNo
Sliding ScaleNo
Service DescriptionOffers support resources to families with children who have Austism, Aspbergers's and other disorders on the spectrum.
For more information contact the Georgia Center for Resources and Support by calling 404.929.0401.
ExperienceLimited experience with adoptive/foster families.

Caring House

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127 N.13th Street

Zip30224
Counties ServedGriffin and surrounding areas.Henry County included.
Phone770-229-4474
InsuranceNo
MedicaidNo
Sliding ScaleNo
Service DescriptionParenting classes. Basic principles of parenting taught on a rotating basis.Extensive experience with adoptive families.
Hours: Tues-Thurs 10a -5p. Cost: 40.00 for singles and 50.00 for couples.
Counties ServedFoster & adoptive parents in Carroll County.
1st Contact NameSusan Lester
Phone770-2140-8397
Phone770-830-5765
InsuranceYes
MedicaidYes
Sliding ScaleNo
Service DescriptionCall for time and location of support group meeting.
Counties ServedServing Carroll and Haralson Counties
1st Contact NameLaura Guest or Laura Prough
Phone404-451-5484
InsuranceYes
MedicaidYes
Sliding ScaleNo
Service DescriptionOffering support to parents of chronically ill children or those with disabilities.
Call for information.

701 Lincoln Street

Counties ServedServing La Grange and surrounnding areas.
Phone706-812-2468
InsuranceNo
MedicaidNo
Sliding ScaleNo
Service DescriptionSupport Group for families with troubled youth.
Monday- Friday 8a-5p.
Call for information on meeting times and location.
1st Contact NameHeath Seacrist, Pres.
Phone678-357-1188
2nd Contact NameDanna Keith, VP
Phone678-357-1899
InsuranceNo
MedicaidNo
Sliding ScaleNo
Service DescriptionMeetings are held every 3rd Tuesday of the month. Open to all adoptive and foster parents in Coweta County.

Newnan -Coweta ARC Offices

61 Hospital Road
Zip30263
Counties ServedCoweta County
1st Contact NameLinda Wilson
Phone770-463-1658
Emaillpwilson@numail.org
2nd Contact NameSarah Pike
Phone770-251-5896
Emailspike@numail.org
InsuranceNo
MedicaidNo
Sliding ScaleNo
Service DescriptionA parent/caregiver /client organization designed to support families not only with emotional support but also with much needed information including guidelines for SSI, Medicaid, and Waivers, Will and Special Needs Trust and ADA rights. The group meets on the second Monday of the month during the school year.
Time: 7pm-9pm. Location: Newnan /Coweta ARC Offices, 61 Hospital Road in Newnan.
ExperienceExtensive experience with adoptive and foster families.
Counties ServedRegion 4 and surrounding areas.
1st Contact NameBeth Pettit
Phone770-252-1311
Emailbethpet@numail.org
InsuranceNo
MedicaidNo
Sliding ScaleNo
Service DescriptionSupport Group for families who have adopted from any Asian country. Anytime between 8am to 8pm. Next meeting will be held in August 2006.
ExperienceExtensive experience with adoptive and foster families.
1st Contact NameSue Thompson
InsuranceNo
MedicaidNo
Sliding ScaleNo
Service DescriptionA Christian based support group for families who have adopted internationally and domestically. The group also has an adoption book club that is designed to promote adoption education and understanding.
For more information contact the Georgia Center for Resources and Support by calling 404.929.0401.
Counties ServedMetro Atlanta area including Coweta and Carroll counties.
Phone770-234-9111
InsuranceNo
MedicaidNo
Sliding ScaleNo
Service DescriptionFOCUS offers support groups all over the Metro Atlanta area for families who have infants with lifelong physical, cognitive or developmental disabilities or serious medical conditions. Includes newletter with stories by families and their experiences, offers information on finding equipment and other resources, has information on educational conferences, community respite programs, and various annual activities for families and their children.
ExperienceExtensive experience with adoptive and foster families.

Fayeette Presbyterian Church

791 Forest Avenue
Counties ServedServing Region 4,16 (Fayette), and other surrounding areas.
1st Contact NameConnie Gouge- Childcare arrangements
Phone770-460-9471
Emailcongouge@bellsouth.net
2nd Contact NameBetty Davis,LCSW
Phone770-487-9802
InsuranceYes
MedicaidYes
Sliding ScaleNo
Service DescriptionSupport for grandparents or other relative caregivers. Meetings are the second and fourth Thursday of each month at the church from 9-11am. Callfor more information.
ExperienceHas experience with adoptive and foster families.

Tommy Thompson Senior Center

121 Hospital Road
Zip30263
Counties ServedNewnan and surrounding areas.
InsuranceNo
MedicaidNo
Sliding ScaleNo
Service DescriptionAvailable for any grandparent(s) raising their grandchildren. Social activities planned throughout the year and support given to all who come to the meetings. Very informal.Meets the 4th Tuesday of each month from 11:00 am- to noon.
No specific phone number. Just come on the meeting day/time to get started.
ExperienceExperience with families being served through DFCS.

Franklin United Methodist Church

Main Street
Zip30217
Counties ServedHeard County . Other surrounding counties are welcome
1st Contact NameVickie Warren
Phone706-675-3361
Emailvlwarren@dhr.state.ga.us
InsuranceNo
MedicaidNo
Sliding ScaleNo
Service DescriptionSupport for adoptive and foster families living in Heard County.Call for more information. Meetings are on the third Tuesday of every other month from 6:30pm-8:30pm.
Small annual fee to join.

New Hope Baptist Church

4920 New Hope Road
Zip30295
Counties ServedPike County. Other surrounding counties are welcome.
1st Contact NameRob& Sheila Newton
Phone770-412-0245
Emailrsnewton@bellsouth.net
Phone678-416-1469
InsuranceYes
MedicaidYes
Sliding ScaleNo
Service DescriptionMeetings are the third Sunday of every other month from 3pm-5pm. Please call for information.
Small annual fee to join.

Tanner Medical Center Health and Wellness Learning

Center-See both sites
Counties ServedCarroll County.
Phone770-836-9551 for both sites.
InsuranceNo
MedicaidNo
Sliding ScaleNo
Service DescriptionMeets second and fourth Saturday from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. at both sites. Call for details.
ExperienceHas worked with foster and adoptive parents before.
1st Contact NameHeather Beauchamp,President
Phone770-584-0431
Emailheatherbean616@yahoo.com
InsuranceNo
MedicaidNo
Sliding ScaleNo
Other PaymentsNo fee to join.
Service DescriptionA support group for those interested in or who have adopted Ethiopian children. Serves the southside of Atlanta, with members from Jonesboro to McDonough and beyond. All interested parties welcome.
ExperienceHeather and her husband Adam have a toddler son from Ethiopia and are very knowledgeable about the country. They strive to keep Ethiopia in the forefront of the children's lives. Trips to an Atlanta Ethiopian restaurant are part of the program as well as other social venues.
Counties ServedSpaulding County and surrounding area
InsuranceYes
MedicaidYes
Sliding ScaleNo
Service DescriptionThis adoptive family support group meets the last Tuesday of each month from 7 to 9p.m. at Hanlieter United Methodist Church, 732 W.Broad Street, Griffin. For more information contact the Georgia Center for Resources and Support by calling 404.929.0401.

Crossroads Church, 2564 GA-154

Zip30265
1st Contact NameHolly Grisamore
Title 1Leader of Group
Emailhgrisamore@bellsouth.net
Phone770-254-0291