Transitional Housing Resources
DBHDD offers different levels of residency programs to facilitate least restrictive living, promoting recovery-oriented environments, independent living, and maximizing quality of life. These programs are primarily for adult referrals who have received treatment services in a forensic program at a Regional Hospital, and who meet the criteria for outpatient civil commitment as determined by the Court.
Community Integration Homes
The Community Integration Homes provide the first level of residential services, comprising a network in Georgia of 11 residences, located in Atlanta, Stone Mountain, Douglasville, Macon, Augusta, Thomasville, Columbus, and shortly Savannah. Two of the homes are female residences, located in Macon and Columbus. All residents have access to rehabilitative recovery services, and have a primary clinician or case manager assigned. The Residential programs focus on assessment of bio-psychosocial functioning, including daily living and activity skills.
To foster further independent living skills, DBHD in partnership with Aspire Behavioral Health & Developmental Disability Services, Gateway Behavioral Health Services, Advantage Behavioral Health Services, and Behavioral Health Services of South Georgia provides supporting housing apartments for adults court ordered to outpatient treatment. The apartment communities are located in Albany, Athens, Savannah and Valdosta. The Forensic Supported Apartments program provides staff support and services to individuals with behavioral health disabilities. The goal of this program is to provide transitional housing as these individuals navigate the challenges of fully independent community living.