For emergency mental health, developmental disability or addictive disease services, call:
Georgia Crisis & Access Line: 1-800-715-4225
For non-emergency mental health and addictive diseases services, call 1-877-217-4462.
For non-emergency developmental disability services, call 1-877-217-4462.
Kimberly Briggs, Behavioral Health Regional Services Administrator
Allen Morgan, Developmental Disabilities Regional Services Administrator
1230 Bald Ridge Marina Road
Cumming, GA 30041
Phone – 678-947-2818
Toll Free – 1-877-217-4462
Guide to Community-Based Services Available in Region 1 (Updated December 2016)
The Region 1 Field Office coordinates a network of public mental health, developmental disabilities, addictive disease and prevention services for 31 counties.
Counties in this region include: Banks, Bartow, Catoosa, Chattooga, Cherokee, Cobb, Dade, Dawson, Douglas, Fanin, Floyd, Forsyth, Franklin, Gilmer, Gordon, Habersham, Hall, Haralson,Hart, Lumpkin, Murray, Paulding, Pickens, Polk, Rabun, Stephens, Towns, Union, Walker, White, and Whitfield.
To receive information about available services and providers, become a provider, provide feedback about services, or make a complaint, contact the regional field office or visit the Georgia Collaborative ASO website.
DBHDD Regional Advisory Councils are created and authorized pursuiant to O.C.G.A. Section 37-1-20.
The Region 1 Advisory Council represents 31 counties in the region. Members are appointed by their county commissioners; they are business and civic leaders with a strong interest in mental health, developmental disabilities and addictive diseases as well as consumers or family members of consumers.
The role of the Advisory Council is to promote public awareness of mental health, developmental disabilities, and addictive diseases disorders, and to help the public better understand consumers and their needs and services. Council members stay informed about local needs and issues, and serve as advocates with public officials. The main objective of the council is to assist the department in fulfilling its vision of "easy access to high-quality care that leads to a life of recovery and independence for the people we serve."
2017 Meeting Schedule
- Thursday, February 9, 2017
- Thursday, April 13, 2017
- Thursday, June 8, 2017
- Thursday, August 10, 2017
- Thursday, October 12, 2017
- Thursday, December 14, 2017
Unless otherwise noted, all meetings are held from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. at the Region 1 Field Office:
1230 Bald Ridge Marina Road, Suite 800
Cumming, Georgia 30041