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Mentors

Fathers In The Field (Georgia)
Fathers in the Field is a complete turnkey program, providing all the tools and resources you need. Mentor fathers and boys meet four times a month and, using these tools, gain insight and understanding, serve others, worship, and plan a special outdoor activity (camping, hunting, fishing, riding, whatever they decide to do together) so they have a year-end ‘rite of passage’ celebration to prepare for and look forward to.  see also their page at: http://www.fathersinthefield.com/church-partners.php and http://www.fathersinthefield.com/mentor-fathers.php

Christian Association of Youth Mentoring

Father Groups, Including Faith Based Ones (Throughout The US)

America's Promise Alliance For Youth (888) 559-6884  
Headed By Colin Powell, this group provides mentors for at-risk youngsters and can direct you to other child-related resources.  

Boys & Girls Clubs Of America (800) 854-2582  
Call them to find a local chapter in your area.

United Way Help Line  (For All 50 States, DC & Puerto Rico)
Choose your state, select your city, and look up help agencies galore!!! Their stellar search engine can lead you to any social service topic you can think of.  Just type in the words "Children and (the name of your topic)".

Paulding County Community Service Directory (GA)
Children, disability, seniors, housing, health & medical, crisis hotlines, and other social services.

Another Way Out
(404) 346-3768
Southside mentoring program that helps at-risk teenagers.

Big Brothers/Big Sisters (404) 527-7600  
Provides volunteer mentors for teenage boys and girls

Yes! Atlanta (404) 874-6996  
Helps troubled teens through mentoring programs.

Boys & Girls Clubs Of Metro Atlanta (404) 527-7100
Prevention and intervention for disadvantaged youth.  Members must be between 6-18 years of age.  Deals with pregnancy too.

Community Care Program (404) 524-5237  
Encourages youths from ages 6- 17 to stay in school.

Cool Girls Inc. (404) 420-4363  
Mentors girls between the ages of 6-16 in the East Lake Meadows and Harris Homes housing developments.

Georgia Federation Of Women's Clubs (770) 457-5655  
Works to prevent child abuse, members serve as tutor/mentors in literacy and learning disability programs.  They also advocate for state and local legislation to protect children.

Hands On Atlanta (404) 872-2252  
provides volunteers in more than 200 service projects, including tutoring and mentoring children.

Project Prevent (404) 876-1337  
Volunteers act as mentors for the children of mothers struggling with addiction.

Senior Citizens Services (404) 351-3889  
Volunteers help children in schools, Head Start Programs, hospitals and agencies serving children with special needs.

 

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Missing Kids

What To Do When Your Child Is Missing (Step By Step)
The first 48 hours, helping police, getting help from political figures and more. 

National Runaway Switchboard
The Switchboard plays a key role in helping to reunify runaway youth and their families, or preventing runaway episodes.

National Center for Missing & Exploited Children 

National Clearinghouse On Child Abuse 

Other Resources For Missing Or Exploited Children

United Way Help Line  (For All 50 States, DC & Puerto Rico)
Choose your state, select your city, and look up help agencies galore!!! Their stellar search engine can lead you to any social service topic you can think of.  Just type in the words "Children and (the name of your topic)".

US Non-Profit Missing Children Organizations (Many States)

The Nation's Missing Children Organization & Center for Missing Adults 
Find information on both children and adults.

Comprehensive links For Missing Kids & Adults

See Consumer-SOS/Crimes/Children

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Mothers & Babies
Women's Health Program Fact Sheets (GA)
Babies Born Healthy (GA)
 Family Planning Program (GA)
Prenatal Case Management Regional Perinatal Program (GA)
Resource Mothers Program (GA)
Effects of Welfare Reform on Children and Families (GA)

Checklist for Expecting Mothers (Baby Paraphernalia)

Before and After Your Baby Is Born-New Parent Checklist

New Baby Financial Checklist (Includes Social Security Card)

How do I get my child a Social Security number?

5 Important Tasks After a New Baby’s Birth

United Way Help Line  (For All 50 States, DC & Puerto Rico)
Choose your state, select your city, and look up help agencies galore!!! Their stellar search engine can lead you to any social service topic you can think of.  Just type in the words "Children and (the name of your topic)".

Paulding County Community Service Directory (GA)
Children, disability, seniors, housing, health & medical, crisis hotlines, and other social services.
 
Thomas County Community Resource Directory (GA)
Includes child care and children and family services.  The Community Directory is a listing of organizations, associations and businesses that serve southwest Georgia and north Florida.

Must Ministries (Bartow, Cherokee, Cobb,Douglas, North Fulton, Gwinnett, Paulding, Pickens)
A Christian organization that loves Jesus and loves people. They can help with groceries, hot meals, emergency shelter, supportive housing, clothing and employment services.

Child Safety Laws & Regulations (All 50 States & DC) 
Child protection laws on car safety seats, seatbelts, helmets, consumer goods, swimming pools, playground structures, toys and more.


Directory Of Women's Groups By Subject & State (All 50 States & DC)
Use their search engine to locate over 9000 feminists groups and help agencies.

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Pregnancy

Atlanta Care Center (404) 262-2273
This is a crisis pregnancy center that ministers to women of all ages. They care for mothers in every way possible emphasizing the sanctity of life.  Over a 100 women a month visit the Center's clothing closet, full of all kinds of maternity and baby clothes.  Volunteer counselors assure the expecting mother that she is not alone in her situation and that the Atlanta Care Center will help her all the way through the pregnancy.

The Hope Center (GA)
Compassionate outreach to women facing crisis pregnancies in our community. The HOPE Center is a Christian ministry devoted to sharing the hope of the Lord Jesus Christ, promoting sexual purity, and providing physical, emotional and spiritual support to women and men facing pregnancy-related issues.      

Atlanta Pregnancy Resource Center (770) 723-0772
Provides practical and spiritual help to women so they have alternatives to abortion.
The Resource Center is at 3983 Lavista Rd, Tucker, GA 30084

Thomas County Community Resource Directory (GA)
Includes child care and children and family services.  The Community Directory is a listing of organizations, associations and businesses that serve southwest Georgia and north Florida.

Option Line: Locate a Pregnancy Help Center Near You (US and Canada)
Option Line is a program of Heartbeat International, with the toll-free number  1 (800) 712-HELP, and website optionline.org available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week via e-mail, instant message and telephone. Their option line offers local assistance and compassionate outreach to women facing crisis pregnancies so that they receive the life-affirming, practical support needed to choose life, whether by being a parent, or placing the child for adoption.

Option Line refers each contact to a pregnancy help center near them for services including pregnancy tests, ultrasound, material aid and/or answers to questions about abortion, adoption, parenting, medical referrals, housing, and many other issues.

Boys & Girls Clubs Of America (800) 854-2582  
Call them to find a local chapter in your area.

Checklist for Expecting Mothers (Baby Paraphernalia)

Before and After Your Baby Is Born-New Parent Checklist

New Baby Financial Checklist (Includes Social Security Card)

How do I get my child a Social Security number?

5 Important Tasks After a New Baby’s Birth

United Way Help Line  (For All 50 States, DC & Puerto Rico)
Choose your state, select your city, and look up help agencies galore!!! Their stellar search engine can lead you to any social service topic you can think of.  Just type in the words "Children and (the name of your topic)".

Directory Of Women's Groups By Subject & State (All 50 States & DC)
Use their search engine to locate over 9000 feminists groups and help agencies.

Paulding County Community Service Directory (GA)
Children, disability, seniors, housing, health & medical, crisis hotlines, and other social services.

Boys & Girls Clubs Of Metro Atlanta (404) 527-7100
Prevention and intervention for disadvantaged youth.  Members must be between 6-18 years of age.  Deals with pregnancy too.  

Child Abuse Prevention Alliance (770) 513-0032                        
This nonprofit organization works with teen moms and expecting teens in Gwinnett and Forsythe counties.  They provide moms with car safety seats and other baby supplies and also offer classes on good parenting.  Callers who need assistance with employment, food, Medicaid and shelter will be referred to other agencies that can help them.

Ga. Campaign For Adolescent Preg Prevention (404) 524-2277  

DeKalb Addiction Clinic (404) 894-5771  
The Clinic operates a special outpatient drug treatment program for pregnant women and women with children.  The goal is to improve children’s lives by getting their mothers off drugs.  Babies can receive food, clothing, toys and other baby supplies, while the moms are provided with things like toiletries, shoes and back-to-work clothing.

DeKalb County Teenage Pregnancy Task Force  (404) 371-2889

Georgia Campaign For Adolescent Pregnancy Prevention 
                                                                  (404) 524-2277

Project Prevent (404) 876-1337  
Directs pregnant addicts into drug treatment to improve their baby's outcome.

WMCA (404) 527-7575  
Women and girl issues ranging from jobs to drugs to pregnancy.  

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Safety & Accident Prevention

U.S. Consumer Safety Commission
(800) 638-2772  
They will tell you what to look for when buying baby toys, clothing and furniture products. They also have a list of products that have been labeled unsafe and will tell you what to do if you find them in your home.  

Child Safety Laws & Regulations (All 50 States & DC) 
Child protection laws on car safety seats, seatbelts, helmets, consumer goods, swimming pools, playground structures, toys and more.
 

Household Safety Publications

Reporting Unsafe Products

www.recalls.gov
A "one stop shop" for U.S. Government recalls. Has recall information on cars, boats, medicine, consumer products, food, cosmetics and environmental products. Just follow the tabs to obtain the latest recall information, to report a dangerous product, or to learn important safety tips.

Toys And Household Product Recalls

Health Topics: Infants and Children (CDC Brochures)

Safety Around Dogs/Preventing Dog Bites
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Injuries (CDC Brochures)

United Way Help Line 
(For All 50 States, DC & Puerto Rico)
Choose your state, select your city, and look up help agencies galore!!! Their stellar search engine can lead you to any social service topic you can think of.  Just type in the words "Children and (the name of your topic)".

The American Red Cross
(404) 876-3302  
Many chapters offer classes on child development, baby-sitting, child safety, accident prevention and first aid. Consult the American Red Cross in your area.    


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Wish Granting

The Starlight Foundation
(All States)  
Enhances the lives of seriously ill children through wish granting, entertainment, recreational activities and other functions. For example, They flew a boy who suffers from a lung defect to Universal Studios so he could meet actors Jim Carrey and Danny Devito.

Make A Wish Foundation (All 50 States & DC)
Grants the wishes of children with life threatening illnesses.

United Way Help Line  (For All 50 States, DC & Puerto Rico)
Choose your state, select your city, and look up help agencies galore!!! Their stellar search engine can lead you to any social service topic you can think of.  Just type in the words "Children and (the name of your topic)".

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Misc. Groups

Georgia Association of Homes and Services for Children (404) 572-6170
To look for a provider near a particular location, simply select a program type from the pull-down list at left, then either type in a zip code or click on the region of Georgia in which you wish to search.

Coalition For America's Children (888) 544-5437
Call 24 hours a day for child-help organizations in your state.
   

National Organization For Child Advocates  
Serves child-advocacy organizations in 40 states and can link you to groups in your community.  

United Way Help Line  (For All 50 States, DC & Puerto Rico)
Choose your state, select your city, and look up help agencies galore!!! Their stellar search engine can lead you to any social service topic you can think of.  Just type in the words "Children and (the name of your topic)".

More Child Welfare Links (No Descriptions)

Directory Of Women's Groups By Subject & State (All 50 States & DC)
Use their search engine to locate over 9000 feminists groups and help agencies.


Child Care Solutions
(404) 479-4240  
Child Care Referral Service that refers parents to: family child care homes, group homes, child care centers, preschools, Head Start, pre-kindergarten, after-school care, Summer camp programs and in-home placement agencies.  Fees are based on the parents’ income and range from $10-$50.  Low income parents are charged nothing.

Georgia Safety Network (404) 588-3180
Works with a number of nonprofits concerning child care and the working poor.  Sign up for their broadcast fax to keep up with pending legislation and other child-related issues. Contact Person: Margaret Hall

Georgia Child Care Council (404) 352-6020  
Awards funding to organizations that provide low cost child care.

Communities In Schools In Atlanta (404) 525-8112  
Works with Atlanta teenagers at risk for dropping out of school; provides alternative schooling.

Georgia Alliance For Children (404) 688-7327 or (404) 588-0708
Child advocacy organization that sponsors various projects to help at risk youth. They also works to affect public policy and legislation beneficial to at risk children.

Georgia Council For Children’s Rights (770) 425-1395  
Advocacy organization for divorced and separated families.

Project Healthy Grandparents (404) 413-1125  
Offers a variety of programs for grandparents who are raising their grandchildren.  Services include counseling in parenting, legal and financial help and support groups.

United Way Help Line (404) 614-1000  
This comprehensive referral service is open 24 hours a day  and can direct you to over 1800 help agencies in The Atlanta Metro Area. For $35 they will send you a "help book" listing hundreds of Non-profit Organizations by subject.     


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Help Throughout Georgia 

Georgia Association of Homes and Services for Children (404) 572-6170
To look for a provider near a particular location, simply select a program type from the pull-down list at left, then either type in a zip code or click on the region of Georgia in which you wish to search.

United Way Help Line  (For All 50 States, DC & Puerto Rico)
Choose your state, select your city, and look up help agencies galore!!! Their stellar search engine can lead you to any social service topic you can think of.  Just type in the words "Children and (the name of your topic)".

Must Ministries (Bartow, Cherokee, Cobb,Douglas, North Fulton, Gwinnett, Paulding, Pickens)
A Christian organization that loves Jesus and loves people. They can help with groceries, hot meals, emergency shelter, supportive housing, clothing and employment services.

Directory Of Women's Groups By Subject & State (All 50 States & DC)
Use their search engine to locate over 9000 feminists groups and help agencies.


Help Line Georgia
: (800) 338-6745  
Comprehensive referral service open 24 hours a day 7 days a week for help throughout Georgia. They can put you in touch with agencies dealing with alcohol, drug and gambling addictions, domestic violence and sexual assault.

For More help on CHILDREN enlist the help of your church or synagogue. Also See sections on IMMIGRANTS, DISABILITIES and DOMESTIC VIOLENCE.

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