Regional Coalition: Athens Northeast Georgia

Mission & Broad Goals

The Athens-Clarke County and Northeast Georgia region coalitions prioritize a trauma-informed behavioral health continuum of care.

 

These partners include the Athens Area Community Foundation, Athens Wellbeing Project, Envision Athens, and the University of Georgia. The Athens coalition focuses its evidence-based efforts on urban, suburban, and rural areas in the Northeast Georgia region, with five main aims:

  • Providing evidence-based training to service providers that builds capacity for youth aging out of juvenile justice services.

  • Incorporating trauma-informed care into the supportive services for people living in recovery and foster care families.

  • Providing trauma-informed training and capacity building to two-generation partners providing services to homeless and transitional youth.

  • Offering Screening Brief Intervention and Referral to Treatment (SBIRT), and other related trainings to Emergency Departments, local indigent care clinics, and pediatric practices in Athens-Clarke and contiguous counties.

  • Engaging in a community behavioral health needs assessment and utilize data to address, critical gaps for Athens and the five continuous counties with a focus on birth to 26 years of age.

Coalition Geographic Service Area:

Barrow, Clarke, Jackson, Madison, Oconee, Oglethorpe

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