Region 1 Field Office

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
Elise Beumer, Developmental Disabilities Regional Services Administrator

1230 Bald Ridge Marina Road
Suite 800
Cumming, GA 30041
Phone  –  678-947-2818
Toll Free – 1-877-217-4462

Guide to Community-Based Services Available in Region 1 (Updated April 2018)

Locate a Behavioral Health (BH) or Intellectual Developmental Disabilities (IDD) service provider

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.

Advisory Council

Region 1 Priorities 2017-18

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 Agenda    
Thursday, October 12, 2017      
Thursday, December 14, 2017      
Thursday, February 8, 2018      
Thursday, April 12, 2018      
Thursday, June 14, 2018      

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