Georgia Recovery Project

DBHDD received a federal grant from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to provide crisis counseling services to help Georgians recover from the tornadoes experienced in January of this year. The grant-funded Georgia Recovery Project will provide outreach to survivors in Butts, Henry, Jasper, Meriwether, Newton, Pike, Spalding, and Troup counties. The program supports short-term interventions that help:

  • disaster survivors understand their current situation and reactions to the problems caused or worsened by the disaster;
  • reduce stress and provide emotional support;
  • assist survivors in understanding their disaster recovery options;
  • promote the use or development of coping strategies;
  • connect survivors with other people or agencies who can help them to recover from the disaster.

The Georgia Crisis and Access Line (GCAL) is also available 24/7 to counsel Georgians from every county who may be experiencing serious behavioral health problems. GCAL can be reached at 1-800-715-4225.

The Georgia Recovery Project is a collaboration among the Department of Behavioral Health & Developmental Disabilities (DBHDD), the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).