Regional Coalition: Resilient Northeast Georgia (Athens)
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, Elbert, Greene, Jackson, Jasper, Madison, Morgan, Newton, Oconee, Oglethorpe, Walton