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Adolescent Crisis Stabilization Unit

The Adolescent Crisis Stabilization Unit (CSU) is a medically monitored, short term stabilization program that provides psychiatric and behavioral healthcare for adolescent who are experiencing a mental health crisis or need detoxification for substance use. The CSU operates 24-hours a day, seven days a week, and currently serves adolescents between 14 – 17 years of age. The CSU accepts referrals throughout the state.

While at the CSU, the clients participate in DBT skills (Dialectical Behavior Therapy) groups, substance use groups, Peer support, medication monitoring, recreational/outdoor activities and academic support. The average length of stay is approximately seven days. We encourage each family to participate in treatment and transition planning as well as our Family Program. Each family is able to participate in our Family Program to learn more about the skills the clients learn as well as have questions answered about community resources and support. Each client is discharged after treatment back to the community with transition planning.

Adult Crisis Stabilization Unit

The Adult Crisis Stabilization Unit (CSU) is a medically monitored, short term stabilization program that provides psychiatric and behavioral healthcare for adults who are experiencing a mental health crisis or need detoxification for substance use. The CSU operates 24-hours a day, seven days a week, and currently serves adults 18 and older. 

While at the CSU, the clients participate in DBT skills (Dialectical Behavior Therapy) groups, substance use groups,   medication monitoring and recreational activities. The average length of stay is approximately seven days. We encourage each family to participate in treatment and transition planning as well as our Family Program. Each family is able to participate in our Family Program to learn more about the skills the clients learn as well as have questions answered about community resources and support. Each client is discharged after treatment back to the community with transition planning.

APEX (In-School Mental Health Care)

Counties: Gwinnett, Rockdale, Newton
Description: Why School Based?
Early identification of students in need of support
Timely access to services
Services offered close to child’s home
Convenient for parents and guardians without access to transportation
Increased collaboration between View Point clinicians and school teachers and counselors
Schools currently receiving school based services:
Ask your school counselor for more information or call 678-209-2326

Gwinnett County Schools:
Lilburn Elementary School
Meadowcreek High School
Central Gwinnett High School
Radloff Middle School
GIVE Center East
GIVE Center West

Newton County Schools:
Middle Ridge Elementary School
Porterdale Elementary School
Fairview Elementary School
Clements Middle School
Indian Creek Middle School
Liberty Middle School
Alcovy High School

Rockdale County Schools
Pine Street Elementary School
Conyers Middle School
Alpha Academy

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January 2019
December 2018
November 2018
October 2018
September 2018
June/July/August 2018

youthservices@vphealth.org

Assertive Community Treatment (ACT)

Counties: Gwinnett, Rockdale, Newton, Dekalb, Fulton
Description: View Point Health assists individuals who are recovering from a severe and persistent mental illness, and advocates for person-centered care so individuals can thrive in their community

ACT is a comprehensive team of mental health professionals with 24/7 availability; and

  • Promote sustained mental health recovery in the least restrictive environment
  • Provide intensive services in an individual’s natural setting
  • Prepare an individual to lead their own recovery

For Referrals, please click here. Please email completed forms to act@vphealth.org. To review the ACT criteria please click here.

ACT Team Locations:
175 Gwinnett Drive, Suite 360
Lawrenceville, GA 30046
678-209-2337

2799 Lawrenceville Hwy, Suite 102
Decatur, GA 30033
678-209-253

Autism: Youth Specialty Services

Counties: Gwinnett, Rockdale, Newton, DeKalb, Fulton
Autism Services

As a part of the Community CARE program, Autism Services provides individuals and families with individualized Applied Behavior Analysis therapy, crisis behavior reduction, and wrap around services in their home and/or school setting. Autism Services will serve individuals between 3-20 years of age.

For assistance please call 678-708-5234, email us your questions at autism@vphealth.org, or compete and submit this referral form.

Autism Crisis Stabilization Unit

Counties: Rockdale
Autism Crisis & Stabilization Unit

Coming Fall 2019!

Care Management Entity (CME) (Intensive Care Coordination for Youth and Families)

Statewide
Description: The Care Management Entity (CME) serves youth throughout Georgia with significant behavioral health needs who are at risk of out of home placements. The CME is a partnership with the Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities’ Community Based Alternatives for Youth (CBAY) program.  View Point Health provides care through two core strategies:

Intensive Customized Care Coordination:
A strength-based, family-driven approach focused on developing self-sufficiency; building natural supports; and increasing family capacity to respond to crises. The evidence-based practice model used is called High Fidelity Wraparound, which is a team-based process, demonstrating outcomes in reducing restrictive placements; improving functioning in school, home and community so that youth can thrive in their community.

To make a referral, please click here. Please email a completed referral form to familywrap@vphealth.org.

The Clubhouse (After School Recovery Support)

The Clubhouse is a community based, family-centered, recovery support program designed to assist youth in overcoming drug and alcohol challenges. Utilizing The Seven Challenges® Program, youth are empowered to make wise, informed decisions about their life and the use of alcohol and drugs. Recovery support services are provided to Clubhouse members and their families to promote satisfying and sober living. Individualized treatment plans are based on the strengths, needs, abilities, and preferences of the youth and family. Engaging the family in treatment is critical to successful recovery and healthy functioning of the entire family and community.

Clubhouse staff work closely with Juvenile Courts, Department of Juvenile Justice, Department of Family and Children Services, schools and families to reduce the risks of alcohol or other drug abuse. This program is able to provide evidenced-based outpatient drug treatment, family support and educational services. Our services are provided daily with weekend and evening hours available. This program is designed to restore balance to lives impaired by the effects of substance abuse and dependency.

To make an appointment, please call us at 678-209-2550.

Community CARE

Counties: Gwinnett, Rockdale, Newton, DeKalb, Fulton
Community Based Counseling (Community CARE)

Community CARE is considered a View Point Health community clinic that provides home or community behavioral healthcare services in the Metro Atlanta area. The Community CARE program is comprised of four elements:

  • Counseling- Community CARE team provides a full scope of behavioral health services, such as assessments, individual, family, and group counseling, in our home or community
  • Autism- Community CARE team will provide autism services in the home and/or school. The Heritage Center Autism office (3rd floor) will still be utilized for various services, but most of the care will be provided in the community and in the home. The program will serve individuals between 3-20 years of age providing Applied Behavior Analysis therapy, crisis behavior reduction, and wrap around services to individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and their families.
  • Restoration- Community CARE team will provide resource development, assessments, transition planning, crisis and safety planning, and link individuals to whatever resources they need.
  • Empowerment-Community CARE team will provide assessments, self-sufficiency training and various services for the purpose of empowering the individual and/or family for their next life transition.

Services can be provided in your home, school, work, or community. We will come to you in order to meet your needs and help you navigate life’s challenges. For assistance please call 678-708-5234, email us your questions at care@vphealth.org, or compete and submit this referral form.

Community Support Services (CSS) (Adult Care Coordination)

Counties: Gwinnett, Rockdale, Newton, DeKalb, Fulton
Description:
Community Support Services (CSS) A client-centered, recovery oriented and community based service for individuals with persistent mental illness. CSS utilizes a holistic approach to provided skills building supports in the community. To learn more, please email the Community Support Services team at css@vphealth.org.

Court Services

This program provides assessment, evaluation, case coordination, and referral information to the judiciary system, probation/parole officers, and other social service agencies. This program is totally funded by fees from individuals served.

Creating Lasting Family Connections

Counties: Gwinnett, Rockdale
Description: A youth and family service offered in Gwinnett and Rockdale schools for students who are in need for additional support for alcohol and drug use challenges. CLFC uses the Seven Challenges curriculum, joining students and parents in strategic discussions around use and how to make better choices going forward.

Day Programs

Counties: Gwinnett and Newton
Description: Our day programs provide a safe environment where individuals meet daily and provide mutual support. The programs offer structured activities that promote recovery and wellness, socialization, and the development of community living skills.

Federally Qualified Health Centers

View Point Health has partnered with local Federally Qualified Healthcare Centers (FQHC’s) and have integrated Primary Care services into two of our outpatient centers in Gwinnett and Rockdale County. This partnership improves access to primary care for our clients. Our population is at higher risk. Mortality due to general medical conditions is elevated by two to three times in persons with serious mental health disorders.

Genoa Pharmacy

View Point Health provides pharmacy services for our patients through Genoa Healthcare. Genoa is able to fulfill all of View Point Health’s patients’ medication needs on-site to ensure that they’re provided with the best possible mental health services around.

Our Pharmacy Provides These Services
Convenient, On-site Fulfillment
Consultation
Prior Authorization Assistance
After Hour On-call Service
Easy Prescription Transfers
Refill Reminder Call Program

Genoa Healthcare Hours of Operation
Monday- Friday: 8am- 5pm
Closed during Lunch:  12:00pm – 1:00pm

To learn more, contact us today!


Genoa Healthcare
175 Gwinnett Drive
Lawrenceville, GA 30046
(678) 993-0687

GRAN Recovery (Inpatient Recovery)

Counties: Newton
Description: An intensive residential treatment facility serving both men and women. We offer a highly structured program of at least 5-6 hours of programming daily that includes group, individual, education and skills training. With an emphasis on maintaining a positive therapeutic community, treatment interventions focus on promoting abstinence from substance use, shifing from addictive behaviors and effecting change in individuals’ lifestyle, attitudes and values. We provide evidenced-based, integrated care that addresses both the substance use and co=occurring mental health issues lie depression, anxiety and bi-polar.

Horizon Respite (Short Term Residential Support)

Counties: Gwinnett, Newton, DeKalb
Description:
Horizon Respite: Horizon Respite is a short-term community living support program to assist individuals who have significant mental health challenges and need respite care. Horizon Respite staff make routine visits to support individuals served, and assist individuals in developing necessary skills and finding needed resources. Horizon Respite staff also work collaboratively with other View Point Health community-based programs. Please click here for Horizon Respite (Crisis Respite Apartments) referral form.

Independent Enterprises (for Intellectual & Development Disabilities)

Counties: Rockdale, Newton
Description: Under the New Options Waiver (NOW) and Comprehensive Supports Waiver Program (COMP), Independent Enterprises provides community access services. The goal is to provide individuals with the information and training which will foster self-sufficiency and allow the individual to be included in their community to the degree they desire. Using the principles of person-centered planning, services are delivered according to the individual service plan in group and individual, center-based and community settings.

Community Access Services are designed to assist the individual with an intellectual developmental disability in acquiring, retaining, or improving self-help, socialization, and adaptive skills required for active community participation and independent functioning outside the individual’s home or family home. One of our team members would be happy to schedule a tour and interview so that you or your family member can learn more about our services.

What to bring: If the client has a waiver, we need CIS access. If this is the initial point of contact for services, any pertinent information related to but not limited to psychological, emotional, mental status, mobility needs, health and safety Would need to be provided to help us to determine level of care

Independent Enterprise will provide transportation to clients who live in Rockdale county and those that reside at home.

Intensive Care Management (ICM) (Intensive Adult Care Coordination)

Counties: Gwinnett, Rockdale, Newton, DeKalb, Fulton
Description:
ICM encompasses those clients diagnosed with a Severe & Persistent Mental Illness who do not meet ACT criteria but still exhibit a need for intense services due to multiple incarceration, hospitalizations, & ongoing bouts of homelessness.

ICM services consist of 2 teams which cover the 5 counties of Gwinnett, Rockdale, & Newton & then DeKalb & Fulton. Clients will be visited once a week in their homes or within their communities by an assigned Case Manager who will assist clients in locating, accessing, & navigating community resources.  Case Managers will also coach clients in the development of those daily living skills needed toward achieving maximum health and potential.

ICM services will include on-call staff to provide support and crisis management 24/7.

Please click here for Referral Form – After completing please email to staff listed on the form.

Intensive Outpatient Program

Description: This program is a good fit for individuals who’ve been unable to maintain abstinence in an outpatient level of care but don’t necessarily need an intensive residential component.   We provide 20+ hours of services per week (Monday through Friday).  Individuals learn and develop skills to achieve abstinence and also integrate recovery into their daily lives.  While our care is grounded in the latest research in addiction treatment, we know that each person’s recovery journey is unique, therefore, our approach is person centered and tailored to each person’s interests and hopes for a better future.

Kidsnet (In-School and Juvenile Court Support)

Counties: Gwinnett
Description: Staff provide initial supports and consultation to youth who have never been involved in the behavioral health system. Youth and families are then referred (or linked) to local behavioral health providers to continue their care. This service is primarily provided in the Gwinnett School System and Gwinnett Juvenile Court.

Gwinnett School System, please contact:

Elementary Schools
Mary Ann Miller
Mary_Ann_Miller@gwinnett.k12.ga.us

Middle and High Schools:
GIVE Center East

Candi Arthur
candi_arthur@gwinnett.k12.ga.us

GIVE Center West
Maricel Lopez-Currence
maricel_lopez_currence@gwinnett.k12.ga.us

Gwinnett Juvenile Court
Jeff Barksdale
jeff.barksdale@gwinnettcounty.com

Outpatient Program

Counties: Gwinnett (Norcross, Lawrenceville), Rockdale and Newton
Description: View Point Health proudly provides Outpatient Services and promotes overall health and quality of life through treatment services (evidenced-based therapies and medication management) that reduce the impact of mental illness, behavior challenges, and substance abuse for individuals, youth and families.

What to expect: Here’s what you can expect to happen today:

  1. You will complete a brief screening to identify your needs (next few pages)
  2. You will meet with a front office staff to enroll in services
  3. You will meet with a counselor for an initial assessment.

At the end of your session you will have the following:

  1. A plan of care
  2. An appointment with a doctor and nurse if needed
  3. An appointment with a counselor
  4. A referral to other supportive services and resources if needed

What to Bring:

  1. Proof of address (a recent utility bill, rent receipt, or lease agreement in your name).
  2. Proof of income (paycheck stub, letter from Social Security, DFCS or Earning Statement from the Department of Labor.)
  3. Identification card/document which has your picture on it (driver’s license or photo ID).
  4. Medicaid or Medicare card if you will be using that for payment.
  5. Verification of lawful presence in the U.S.

OPEN ACCESS for Intakes, Monday – Friday from 8:00am to 2:00pm. No Appointments needed. First Come, First Serve.

If NO insurance you can apply for state-assistance and your fee will be based on a sliding scale. If you have insurance your fee will be based on your insurance benefits.

Project Light (Early Treatment)

Counties:  Gwinnett, Rockdale, Newton, DeKalb,Fulton
Description:
Project LIGHT is an early support model, providing care for youth and young adults between 16 to 30 years of age who are experiencing signs of significant mental health challenges. Project LIGHT partners with youth, young adults and their families to help individuals experiencing significant mental health challenges thrive in their community.

For more information about LIGHT services in Gwinnett, Rockdale and Newton counties, please email the team at light@vphealth.org.

For more information about LIGHT services in DeKalb and Fulton counties, please email the team at lightdf@vphealth.org.

Project Light Referral Form

Project LIGHT offers

Supported Employment Services
Job coaching, Resume development, interview skills, linkage to job fairs and job opportunities

Case Management Services
Linkage and navigation of community resources which may include housing, medical, legal, educational and other community supports.

Nursing and Psychiatric services
Assist medication refills, administration of medication and medication education.

Family and Individual Peer Support & Advocacy
Support to the client and the family through their own personal experiences with mental and substance use challenges.

Project LIGHT also offers 24/7 on-call support

Reentry - Support for Returning Citizens

Assists individuals currently incarcerated in local jails within service area with linkage to services in the community to help with stabilization and reduce recidivism.

Residential Program

Counties: Gwinnett, Rockdale, and Newton
Description: Offer permanent supportive hosing options for homeless individuals affected by mental illness because having a safe, supportive living environment is vital to a person’s overall health and wellness.

Substance Abuse Residential

Counties: Newton
Description: Our recovery residence is a longer-term program designed for individuals farther along their recovery journey. Using stages-of-change approach,, our team supports individuals in successfully maintaining therapeutic gains and ongoing recovery. We have 15 bed recovery residence. Care is person-centered and tailored to the unique strengths and interests of the individuals served. Residents are supported in getting back to doing meaningful things in their lives like work, school and community engagement while building a support system that reinforces long-term recovery. Individuals will complete an application.

Supported Employment

Counties: Gwinnett, Rockdale, and Newton
Description: Helps people in the Mental Health or Intellectual & Developmental Disabilities programs develop and hone the skills needed to obtain and maintain stable employment.

Strive Clubhouse

Description:
Strive Clubhouse is a fun, interactive peer-driven program designed to provide a safe and supportive environment for youth to learn about their diagnosis and learn healthy coping and social skills.  Any youth (age 10-15) in Rockdale or Newton County with a Mental or Behavioral Health Diagnosis and is motivated to participate can be referred to attend.  All services provided are person centered utilizing evidenced based interventions and techniques.

System of Care (Advocacy and Resource Support for Youth & Families)

Statewide
Description:
System of Care is a statewide program that helps youth and families access needed therapeutic services and community resources. These team members engage in Local Interagency Planning Teams (LIPT) and with Children In Need of Services (CHINS) partners in helping youth and families navigate a sometimes complicated system. More specifically for Gwinnett county, System of Care team members have limited flexible funding that can support additional resources.

Our System of Care Coordinators also serve as a single point of entry for Georgia’s System of Care, and help partners and families get the appropriate services they need. This service is available for all youth with complex needs, whether eligible or not for Intensive Customized Care Coordination.   Please call 770-856-8034

Transportation Services

County: Gwinnett
Description: Provides safe transportation for individuals to day services, treatment centers, doctor appointments, place of employment and other various destinations.

Counties: Rockdale and Newton
Description: Provides safe transportation for individuals to day services, treatment centers, doctor appointments, place of employment and other various destinations. Provides Medicaid transportation.

UR Home Project (Specialized Homelessness Project)

Counties: Newton, DeKalb
Description: This is a direct partnership program with Partners for Home and United Way of Greater Atlanta. UR Home is an intensive care coordination service assisting with individuals being relocated from closed homeless shelters to permanent supportive housing.

Zero Suicide Initiative

Counties: Gwinnett, Rockdale, Newton
Description: Zero Suicide Initiative is divided into two key components (1) community engagement to increase youth suicide awareness and develop comprehensive community action plans; and (2) provide suicide-specific care service for youth and young adults from 10-24 years old who have contemplated or attempted suicide. This service utilizes specific suicide awareness training, as well as youth peer supports in helping individuals thrive in their community.