DBHDD - Georgia Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities, Be Supported

All individuals—regardless of condition, disability, or circumstance—have the right to pursue fulfilling lives in their communities. The Office of Recovery Transformation (ORT) helps make that possible. We work with providers and community partners to infuse Georgia’s behavioral health system with an array of clinical and nonclinical services and supports that make treatment more recovery-oriented. Ultimately, we aim to empower individuals to define and sustain recovery, wellness, and independence in their communities.

Our long-term commitment is to transform our behavioral health system into a recovery-oriented system of care (ROSC). This means that—together—we must continue to build a person-centered, strength-based continuum of care that promotes the right of all individuals to pursue their dreams. In addition, we must attend to the needs of the whole person, not to just their diagnosis or disability. So ORT aims not only to empower individuals using the behavioral healthcare system, but also to strengthen their families, environments, and communities.

If you need immediate crisis help:
Call GCAL (Georgia Crisis & Access Line) at 1-800-715-4225 to be connected to crisis services for mental health, substance abuse, or intellectual/developmental disability issues, available 24/7. 

For access and information about outpatient services:
Call GCAL (Georgia Crisis & Access Line) at 1-800-715-4225 to be connected to behavioral health and intellectual/developmental disability providers of outpatient services in your area.

Search online for supports and services: 
To search for behavioral health and intellectual/developmental disabilities supports and services from our network of over 600 providers, you can visit ReferralConnect via mygcal.com

National and State resource sites, helplines, and crisis hotlines provide immediate support and referrals to programs and services via telephone, email, web or text messaging.

Please be aware that we do not endorse or directly support any presented resource. Those seeking programs, services, or treatment are urged to verify each provider's credentials and certifications to confirm their expertise and quality of service.

Resource services

State Primary Resource Site, Behavioral Health, Recovery Support Services, Public Health, Online Resources, and Helpline


Region 3 Field Office, Building 10
3073 Panthersville Rd
Decatur, GA 30034-3828

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