Crisis & Information Lines

Emergency Resources List as of March 26, 2020
this Excel file has much more information/details.

Veterans Crisis Line

For crisis intervention    800-273-8255, press 1      More information

Georgia Crisis Access Line

If you or someone you know needs immediate assistance (24/7) with behavioral health , developmental disability, or an addictive disease issue, please contact:   800-715-4225

Crisis Text Line

Behavioral Health Services of South Georgia​
An anonymous two-way texting advise session

    • Send a text message to a secure number
    • A designated person receives the text anonymously
    • Learn more about our Mental Health and Substance abuse services.

Text them @ 912-324-3090 or log into their website for further instructions

National Text Crisis Line

Text CONNECT to 741741

Anywhere in the US

Poison Control

1 (800) 222-1222
American Association of Poison Control Centers
Hours: 24 hours, 7 days a week
Languages: English

Information Lines

Prevent Child Abuse Georgia

1-800-CHILDREN (1-800-244-5357) is a free statewide helpline that connects caregivers with supportive programs wherever they live in Georgia. Callers can talk to a trained individuals who cares and wants to help. 
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programs wherever they live in Georgia. Callers can talk to a trained individuals who cares and wants to help. 
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General Directory
Report Fraud: Reports of fraud waste and abuse in all DHS program.

`Inspects, monitors, licenses Child Caring Institutions, Child Placing Agencies, Outdoor Child Caring Programs, Children’s Transitional Care Centers and Maternity Homes.

Transportation — issues related to DHS Services

Contact or For Information
Office of Inspector General
Fraud Hotline 1-844-MYGADHS (1-844-694-2347)

Office of Residential Child Care


Office of Facilities and Support Services

Division of Aging Services

Adult Protective Services, Community Care Services Program, Elder Rights & Advocacy Programs, GeorgiaCares, Home & Community Based Services Program, and Senior Community Service Employee Program.
Locate an Adult Day Care Program in your area.

Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program (Call an Ombudsman if an inpatient is having a problem with their facility) 

Adult Day Care –Report abuse in program; licensing issues

Adult Protective Services
Concern that a disabled adult 18+ or elder person 65+ living in the community, not in a Long-Term Care Facility, is being abused, neglected or exploited.

Community Care Services Program (CCSP)– assists older and/or functionally disabled consumers, their families, and caregivers in achieving safe, self-reliant lives.  Participants must meet the same medical, functional and financial eligibility criteria as for placement in a nursing facility under Medicaid and be approved by a physician.

Senior Prescription Assistance & Medicare Part D (Prescriptions) 

Division of Aging Services
1-866-55-AGING (1-866-552-4464)



1-866-55-AGING (1-866-552-4464)

1-800-878-6442 – Statewide


Statewide: 1-866-55-AGING (1-866-552-4464)


1-866-55-AGING (1-866-552-4464)



1-866-55-AGING  (1-866-552-4464) 
Select “GeorgiaCares” option

Support for Physical Issues


  • Alzheimer’s Association (Georgia Chapter)                                                                                               Features helpful information (sponsored by the Alzheimer’s Association) for caregivers, patients, families and loved ones and also includes important helpline telephone # 1.800.272.3900 (available 24 hours a day/ 7 days a week). Also featured is information about local support group resources and chapters as well as educational programs and professional training.
  • Caring for a Person with Alzheimer’s Disease Guide
  • Daily Life: Food and Nutrition Tips & Alzheimer’s Disease
  • Dementia Resources                                                                                                                              Organizations which provide services, support, and information to people whose lives have been touched by dementia. Provided by the Division of Aging Services, Georgia Department of Human Services.
  • Division of Aging Services-DHS  1-866-55AGING  (1-866-552-4464)                                                                      Features helpful information about support services sponsored by state agency, Georgia Department of Human Services(DHS)-Division of Aging Services (DAS) for aging adults, seniors and their caregivers or loved ones. Includes press release about the first state Alzheimer’s and Dementia State Plan, this document is the work of the Georgia Alzheimer’s and Related Dementia State Plan Council.

    For all of the above resources and more, click here.