˙        General Resources

    • Government & International Assistance or Referral Services
      • Hall Co. Dept. of Family & Children's Services (770-532-5298)
      • Forsyth Co. Dept. of Family & Children's Services (770-781-6700)
      • Health Care Resources (GA Dept. of Human Resources) (1-800-982-4723)
      • Center of Pan Asian Community Services (770-936-0969 ext. 13)
      • Latin American Association (678-205-1018)
    • Connections for the Impaired
      • Center for the Visually Impaired (404-875-9011)
      • Dialysis & Transportation Support Services (404-243-7600)
      • Disabilities Link (404-687-8890)
      • Friends of Disabled Adults & Children (770-491-9014)
      • GA Council for the Hearing Impaired (404-292-5312)
    • Medical Equipment & Supplies: Sales & Rentals
      • Care Medical, Gainesville (770-534-9944)
      • Good Health Medical Supply, Lawrenceville (770-963-3800)
      • Home Medical Professionals, Gainesville (770-533-9404)
      • Medical Equipment Specialists, Cumming (770-889-3552)
      • Medical Park Pharmacy, Gainesville (770-535-8860)
      • Optimum Medical Equipment, Lawrenceville (770-236-9595)

Providers/Assistance

      • Avita (678-513-6700)
      • Georgia Community Support Solutions (404-634-4222)
      • Children’s Medical Services (CMS) (1-877-808-3689)
    • Home Modification for Disabled
      • Ziegler Corporation, (800-726-0510)
      • Bath Master (678-898-6168)
      • Tubs for Life (1-877-882-4543)
      • Brunning & Stang Construction Management (404-266-0723)
      • Rebuilding Together Resource List www.rebuildingtogether.org/
      • Paul Koehn (706-265-2883)
    • Vehicle Modification/Conversion & Driver Training
      • Freedom & Mobility (770-514-9957)
      • AMS Vans (770-729-9400)
      • Handicapped Driver Services, Inc (770-422-9674)
    • Medicare & Medicaid
      • Medicaid Eligibility for Hall Co. (770-532-5298)
      • Medicaid Eligibility for Forsyth Co. (770-781-6700)
      • Medicaid Service Providers (1-800-766-4456)
      • Medicare Help Line (1-800-633-4227)
      • Medicare Caregivers Information, http://www.medicare.gov/

Caregivers/

    • Family and Financial Planning
    • Legal Services
      • Georgia Legal Services, Gainesville Regional Office (770-535-5717)
      • Patterson and Hansford, Cumming (770-889-0846)
      • The Ruff Law Firm, Roswell (770-889-8182)
      • The Hamilton Law Firm, Cumming (770-887-8182)
      • J. Thomas Salata, Alpharetta (770-408-7004)
      • Coleman and Chambers LLP, Gainesville (770-534-3770)
      • Mark E. Biernath for Special Needs Trusts (770-455-0535)
    • Transportation
      • Forsyth County Dial-A-Ride (770-781-2195)
      • Hall Co. Transit (770-503-3333)
      • Honor Transport Inc, Dahlonega (770-535-2238)
    • Support Groups
      • Forsyth County Community Connection (770-205-1701)
      • First Christian Church (770-887-5542)
      • AAPD, www.aapd.com
      • The PLACE of Forsyth, www.theplaceofforsyth.com
    • Medical Needs Assistance
      • Hospice Care
        • Hospice of NE GA Medical Center (770-533-8888)
        • Portsbridge Hospice (770-614-9046)
      • Forsyth County Lions Club, Inc for Eye Care (770-781-6303)
      • Forsyth County Health Department (770-781-6900, Spanish 770-781-6755)
      • Jaspan Medical, Wheelchair Purchase Assistance (1-800-400-4210)
      • Friends of Disabled Adults & Children, www.FODAC.org
      • Children’s Medical Services (CMS) (1-877-808-3689)
    • Monetary Support
      • Forsyth County Lions Club, Inc for Eye Care (770-781-6303)
      • Kids Are Really Equal (K.A.R.E.) in Dawsonville (706-216-5273)
      • Child & Family Focus, Inc. (770-833-1055)
      • Fragile Kids Foundation (770-951-6111)
      • Brain Injury & Spinal Injury Trust Fund Commission (404-656-5945)
      • Friends of Disabled Adults (770-491-9014)
      • Dream House for Medically Fragile Kids (770-717-7410)
      • EMC Electric (varies county by county)
      • The PLACE of Forsyth, www.theplaceofforsyth.com
      • Avita (678-513-6700)
      • Georgia Community Support Solutions (404-634-4222)
      • Children’s Medical Services (CMS) (1-877-808-3689)
    • Advocates
      • Grayson’s Gift, Inc. (678-513-2911)
      • http://r-word.org/
      • The PLACE of Forsyth, www.theplaceofforsyth.com
    • Hospitals
      • Lanier Park Hospital, Gainesville (770-503-3000)
      • Laurelwood Hospital, Gainesville (770-531-3800)
      • Guilford Clinics, Gainesville (770-297-3266)
      • Northeast GA Medical Center, Gainesville (770-535-3553)
      • Northside Forsyth Hospital, Cumming (770-844-3200)
      • Summit Ridge Center of Behavioral Health, Lawrenceville (678-442-5800)
    • Vocational Rehabilitation Center
      • Gainesville Jaycees Vocational Rehabilitation Center (770-531-5697)
      • Department of Labor, Vocational Rehabilitation (770-781-6781)
    • Foundations
      • A website full of help, www.bringlight.com/projects/sort
      • A Child’s Dream Foundation in Dawsonville (achildsdream@tds.net)
      • Lanier Area Habitat for Humanity (770-886-4939)
      • Child & Family Focus, Inc. (770-833-1055)
      • Autism Society Association of Georgia, Family Support (404-904-4474)
      • CHAD, Georgia Children and Adults with ADD (404-633-2040)
      • ALS Association of GA (404-636-9909)
      • Alzheimer's Association (404-728-1181)
      • American Cancer Society (1-800-227-2345)
      • American Foundation for the Blind (404-525-2303)
      • Autism Association of GA, Family Support (1-866-622-6733)
      • Epilepsy Foundation of GA (404-527-7155)
      • Hospice Foundation of America, www.hospicefoundation.org
      • Mental Health of GA (404-657-2252)
      • Muscular Dystrophy Association (770-414-1982)
    • Autism Workshops for Adults and Children
      • Emory Autism Center, www.psychiatry.emory.edu/PROGRAMS/autism/

˙        Child Resources

    • Disabled Accessible Entertainment
      • Forsyth County Family YMCA (770-888-2788)
      • First Christian Church (770-887-5542)
      • Cumming Recreation and Parks Department (770-781-2030)
      • Children’s Special Services – Camp (770-394-9791)
      • Camp Friendship (770-578-1519)
      • Camp Village (404-349-0122)
      • Ameri-Kan Karate (770-388-9858)
      • Adaptive Karate by Keith Matthews through Grayson’s Gift
      • Essential Therapy Adapted Gymnastics and Karate Classes (770-378-5986)
      • TOP Soccer (www.atlsoccer.com)
      • Adaptive Hockey (www.usahockey.com)
    • Education Assistance
      • Certified Handler & Autism Coach, Roswell Sarah Anderson (770-458-5619)
      • Tutor, Eva White Tutorials (770-536-6898)
      • School Community Tool Kit for Autism (http://www.autismspeaks.org/school)
    • Child Respite Care
    • Wellness
      • Child Psychiatrist, Marcus Institute, Felissa P. Goldstien, M.D.
    • Pediatrics
      • Margaret Kuneyl, Peach State Therapy (770-904-6419)
    • Day Care
      • Forsyth County Family YMCA (770-888-2788)
      • Challenged Child and Friends, Inc. (770-535-8372)
    • Information Systems
      • Toy Lending & Various Camps, www.lekotek-ga.org
      • Children with Special Needs Gov’t Contact List:

http://health.state.ga.us/pdfs/familyhealth/csncoordinator.pdf

      • Information on Health Programs, http://health.state.ga.us/

Programs/cms

˙        Adult Resources

    • Advocates
      • Adult Protective Services Hotline
    • Support
      • Hair to You (404-502-9491)
    • Day Care
      • Guest House (770-535-1487)
      • LeeAnna's Adult Day Center (770-931-4006)
      • Adult Daycare Locate Program (1-866-552-4464)
    • Respite Care
      • Comfort Keepers (770-887-0499)
      • Healthfield/Gentiva (770-889-8120)
    • Group Homes

˙        Senior Resources

o        Advocates

      • GA Council on Aging (770-657-5343)
      • GA State Long Term Care Ombudsman (404-463-8383)
      • Senior Adult Victims Advocate (SAVA) (404-657-5250)
      • AARP, GA State Office (1-866-295-7281)
      • Atlanta Long Term Care Ombudsman (404-371-3800)
      • GA Advocacy Office (404-885-1234)
      • Office of Regulatory Services to Report Abuse (404-657-5726)

o        Senior Assistance Agencies

§         Legacy Link, Inc. (1-800-845-5465)

§         Hall & Forsyth Area Agency on Aging (770-538-2650)

§         GA Division of Aging Resources (404-657-5258)

§         Senior Services for Hall & Forsyth (770-538-2650)

§         AARP (1-888-OUR-AARP)

§         Hall Co. Salvation Army (770-534-7589)

§         United Way (211)

§         Aging Options (770-362-2941)

§         Amedisys Home Health Services (678-455-5207)

    • Elderly Support
      • AARP Free Tax Preparation & Driver Classes
      • GA Senior Legal Hotline (404-657-9915)
      • Hall & Forsyth Co. Legal Aid (770-535-5717)
      • GA Power Senior Discount Program (1-888-660-5890)
      • State Heating Assistance Program of Hall Co. (770-534-8826)
      • . . .  Forsyth Co. (770-889-9420)
    • Employment Opportunities
      • JF & CS Older Workers Program
      • Career Resources Center (WIA) for Hall & Forsyth (770-538-2727)
      • GA Dept. of Labor for Hall & Forsyth (770-535-5484)
      • Senior Employment Program for Hall & Forsyth (770-538-2650)
    • Volunteer Opportunities
      • AARP GA State Office (1-866-295-7281)
      • American Red Cross (404-876-3302)
      • Angel Flight of GA (770-452-7958)
      • Hall Co. Habitat for Humanity (678-450-5998)
      • Forsyth Co. Habitat for Humanity (770-587-9679)
      • Hands on Atlanta (404-979-2800)
      • Hall Co. Keep GA Beautiful (770-531-1102)
      • Forsyth Co. Keep GA Beautiful (770-205-4573)
    • Meals on Wheels
      • Hall Co. Food Stamps (770-532-5298)
      • Forsyth Co. Food Stamps (770-781-6700)
      • Nutrition Information Hotline (1-800-366-1655)
      • Salvation Army of Hall Co. (770-534-7589)
    • Respite Caregivers
      • Home Care Georgia (770-384-0494)
      • Healthfield/Gentiva (770-889-8120)
      • Comfort Keepers (770-887-0499)
      • Sunshine Club for Alheimers in Forsyth County (770-781-2178)
      • Home Instead Senior Care (770-392-8952)
      • Choice (770-452-1684)
      • Easy Living Services (770-442-8664)
      • Family Living Services (404-252-9005)
    • Senior Centers
      • Forsyth County Multipurpose Senior Citizen Center (770-781-2178)
      • Hearthstone Lodge Community Center (770-781-2178)
      • Dawson County Senior Center (706-344-3700)
      • Community Service Center in Gainesville (770-503-3340)

˙        Family Member Services

    • Sawnee Women’s Club, info@sawneewomansclub.org
    • Forsyth County Family YMCA (770-888-2788)
    • American Red Cross, Northeast Georgia Chapter (770-532-8453, 1-800-282-1722)
    • Mom’s Retreat through Child & Family Focus, Inc. (770-833-1055)
    • Essential Therapy’s Mother’s Morning Out, Jane Loop (404-444-9300)
    • Family Entertainment & Stress Relief, www.FOCUS-GA.org (770-234-9111)
    • Parent to Parent (770-451-5484)