WESTCARE GEORGIA PROGRAMS



The Woman's Place Program
Purpose
The Woman’s Place is a supportive environment in which women of color can receive support services that will help them address barriers to living happy and healthy lives.

Service & Scope
The Woman’s Place provides a wide array of support services for women with substance use disorders. All services are free. Professional counselors provide:
  • Individual and group therapy
  • Case management
  • Job readiness training via referral
  • Education assistance via referral
  • Housing support via referral
  • HIV and Hepatitis C testing

Funding
Funded by SAMHSA - Minority AIDS Initiative - HIV Targeted Capacity Expansion.

For more program information, contact:
Artisetta (Margaret) Garvin, Program Manager
artisetta.Garvin@westcare.com
WestCare Georgia at (404) 761-7485, ext. 37106




CARES 2 - Outreach and HIV Testing Program
Program
WestCare Georgia's CARES 2 – Outreach, Education and HIV Testing Program provides free HIV education, counseling, and testing to adolescents and young adults age 12 to 27 to increase awareness about HIV risk factors and treatment.

Service & Scope
WestCare Georgia's CARES 2 - Outreach, Education and HIV Testing Program provides street and community outreach and participates in health-related events planned by other community providers. Age-appropriate, evidenced-based HIV education and life skills groups address the unique needs of specific groups of people, including people in residential treatment programs, independent living programs, group homes and in the community. In addition to rapid testing using OraSure, staff assists people in finding support services for other medical issues, including mental health and substance use disorders. Any person who tests positive for HIV is referred for confirmatory testing and receives support and referrals for additional services so they can receive proper medical care for this treatable disease. Funding
Funded by Georgia Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities (DBHDD) Office of Addictive Services.

For more program information, contact:
Miltina Fraser, Program Manager
miltina.Fraser@westcare.com
WestCare Georgia at (404) 761-7485 x 37105




WestCare Georgia Youth Academy
Purpose
WestCare Georgia Youth Academy provides residential substance use disorder treatment services for boys age 14-17. Using evidence-based approaches to addiction recovery that are person centered and trauma informed, the goal of the program is to help youth become healthy, positive, productive, and substance free.

Service & Scope
WestCare Georgia Youth Academy provides intensive residential treatment services in a highly structured, therapeutic environment. A safe place for healing, the program provides 24 hour supervision (including high-resolution cameras and other electronic security equipment), accredited classroom study, individual counseling, and supervised recreation on and off site, evidence-based behavioral health and substance use disorder groups on a secluded, peaceful campus. Administered and managed by trained, professional staff & counselors, participation is voluntary and the average length of stay is three to five months.

Funding
Georgia Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities (DBHDD) Office of Addictive Services.

For more program information, contact:
Program Director
(678) 374-3319, ext. 37201




VetsCare Housing
Purpose
WestCare Georgia's VetsCare Housing program provides safe and clean housing for Veterans that are experiencing homelessness.

Service & Scope
In addition to housing, Veterans will receive an array of services to help address all barriers to stable and permanent housing, including assessments and referrals to supportive services. Veterans in transitioning to civilian life.

Funding
City of Atlanta Community Development Block Grant (CDBG)

For more program information, contact:
Bonni Ware