About Us

This directory is made possible through a grant from the Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities, Office of Children Youth and Families and maintained by Chatham County Safety Net Planning Council (Planning Council).  The mission of the Planning Council is to develop an infrastructure to maximize access and utilization of health services and to leverage available resources to assure improved health status for Chatham County residents. 

This directory is designed to provide a comprehensive, up to date directory of behavioral health resources for youth ages 0-17 years.  We accept licensed behavioral health providers who offer services to children, teens and emerging adults in Chatham County.  

The Front Porch

Chatham County Safety Net Planning Council works closely with The Front Porch, a multi-agency resource center, that works to connect youth and their families with behavioral health services and other resources in Chatham County.  The Front Porch invites area behavioral health providers that would like to be considered for Front Porch referrals to participate in a vetting process that creates a formal relationship between a provider and The Front Porch team.  All qualifying providers appear in user queries and "vetted" organizations have priority placement in query listings.


Please contact Behavioral Health Manager, Patricia Merritt if you would like to be included in this directory, want more information on our Inclusion and Exclusion Policy or The Front Porch vetting process.  She can be reached at (912) 661-1290 or via email at patriciamerritt@chlink.org.

Our Site

The Chatham County Child and Adolescent Behavioral Health Services Directory was developed using the non-profit, Open Referral's Airtable Human Services Template implementing their Human Services Data Specification (HSDS). HSDS is designed to support the publication of open, interoperable community resource directory data. The consumer interface, mobile-first online directory app was developed and customized by the non-profit, Sarapis. Open Referral’s HSDS and API protocols have been recommended by the Alliance of Information and Referral Systems as a primary method for establishing interoperability among resource databases and associated technologies. The Planning Council's customized Airtable Child and Adolescent Behavioral Health Services Directory Template is available for free download as an incentive for organizations to build their own youth behavioral health services directory. 

Find Services Near an Address?

Services Near Me

Georgia Access and Crisis Line (GCAL) - 1-800-715-4225
Crisis Text Line for Youth  - Text "HOME" to 74174 (24/7 Crisis Support)
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline - 1-800-273-8255
Trevor Project - 1-866-488-7386 (Crisis and Suicide Prevention Support line for LGBTQ)
LGBT Youth Talkline - 1-800-246-7743
Poison Control Hotline - 1-800-222-1222

For all Emergencies, please call 9-1-1.