Information Lines

The following entities provide information or referral services via phone or website:

1.800.GEORGIA

1.800.436.7442

Hours: Monday – Friday (8:00am-6:00pm)

*Closed on state holidays.*

If you need a state service, but don’t know which state agency or person to call for help, contact 1.800.GEORGIA for immediate assistance.

 

AID Atlanta’s Georgia AIDS and STD Information Line

Phone: 1.800.551.2728

This is a free service that provides confidential and anonymous answers/referrals to questions.

 

Alzheimer’s Association Helpline

Phone: 1.800.272.3900

Website: alz.org

The helpline has highly trained and knowledgeable staff that can help you with understanding memory loss, dementia and Alzheimer’s, medications and other treatment options, general information about aging and brain health, skills to provide quality care and to find the best care from professionals, and legal, financial and living-arrangement decisions.  Note: The helpline staff do not perform diagnosis.

 

American Cancer Society Information Line

Phone: 1.800.227.2345

Website: cancer.org

The information line is useful to get more information about different types of cancers and to connect you with local and national resources available to cancer patients.

 

American Diabetes Association

Phone: 1.800.342.2383

Website: www.diabetes.org

 

American Foundation for the Blind Information Line

Phone: 1.800.232.5463

Website: afb.org

This hotline provides general information for those with vision loss.

 

American Heart Association Information Line

Phone: 1.800.242.8721

Website: www.heart.org

 

Arthritis Foundation

Phone: 1.404.237.8771

Toll-Free: 1.800.933.7023

Website: www.arthritis.org

 

Autism Society Of Georgia

Phone: 1.844.404.2742

Website: www.autismsocietyga.org

The Autism Society Of Georgia provides information and referrals to many services and supports in Georgia.

 

Center for Disease Control Info Line

Phone: 1.800.232.4636

Hearing Impaired: 1.888.232.6348

 

Cystic Fibrosis Foundation (Georgia Chapter)

Phone: 1.404.325.6973

Website: www.cff.org/Georgia/

 

Epilepsy Foundation Of Georgia

Phone: 1.800.332.1000

Website: www.epilepsyga.org

 

Georgia Cares

Phone: 1.844.842.3678

Website: www.gacares.org

Georgia Cares is the single, statewide coordinating non-profit agency connecting services and treatment care for child victims of sexual exploitation and trafficking.  Georgia Cares serves any and all youth who have been victimized in the state of Georgia.

 

Georgia Crisis And Access Line

Phone: 1.800.715.4225

Website: www.dbhdd.georgia.gov/access-services

Georgia offers a statewide toll-free call center for consumers to access services.  The call center operates 24/7 and has the capacity to screen and assess callers for intensity of service response.

 

Georgia Council On Problem Gambling

Phone: 1.888.236.4848

Website: www.georgiagamblinghelp.org

The hotline is staffed with trained specialists who can immediately provide referral resources.  In addition, the main council office clinical staff is available when situations arise that are beyond the area of expertise of the gambling addiction hotline specialists.

 

Georgia Poison Center Hotline

Phone: 1.800.222.1222

Website: www.georgiapoisoncenter.org

The 24-hour hotline is a poison emergency information service, as well as, a poisoning education resource for health care professionals and residents of Georgia.

 

Georgia Tobacco Quit Line (GTQL)

Phone: 1.877.270.7867

 

Healthy Mothers, Healthy Babies PowerLine

Phone: 1.800.300.9003

Website: www.resourcehouse.com/HMHB/

Some examples of PowerLine referrals include: healthcare (doctor), oral health (dentist), prenatal care, WIC and nutrition services, birth control, breastfeeding questions, breastfeeding support, STV/HIV testing sites, and child health and development.

 

Helpline Georgia

Phone: 1.800.338.6745

Website: www.hodac.org

Helpline Georgia provides confidential, round the clock, crisis intervention, information and referral through a toll-free line.  Callers can request help for substance abuse, gambling, family violence and sexual assault problems; report drug selling and child abuse; gain information on support and self-help groups, and obtain educational information and information on the Crime Victims Compensation Program.

 

Lupus Foundation Of America

Phone: 1.800.558.0121

 

Muscular Dystrophy Association

152 North Crest Boulevard

Suite C

Macon, GA 31210

Phone: 1.478.471.9090

Website: www.mda.org

 

National Center For Missing And Exploited Children

Phone: 1.800.843.5678

This hotline operates 24/7.  If you have information about a missing child or suspected child exploitation, report it to this hotline.

 

National Eating Disorder Association

Phone: 1.800.931.2237

Website: www.nationaleatingdisorders.org

Hours:

  • M – Th (9:00am to 9:00pm)
  • F (9:00am to 5:00pm)

NEDA’s Information and Referral Helpline volunteers help callers access options for themselves or loved ones who may be struggling with an eating disorder.

 

National Multiple Sclerosis Society

Phone: 1.800.344.4867

 

National Problem Gambling Helpline

Phone: 1.800.522.4700

Text: 1.800.522.4700

Website: www.ncpgambling.org

 The National Council on Problem Gambling operates the helpline.  The network is a single national access point to local resources for those seeking help for a gambling problem.  The network consists of 28 call centers, which provide resources and referrals for all 50 states.  Help is available 24/7 and is confidential.

 

National Runaway Safeline

Phone: 1.800.786.2929

Website: www.1800runaway.org

The National Runaway Safeline is a help line for youth and teens who are thinking of running away or already have.  When calling the number, a trained representative will listen and will not judge.

 

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline

Phone: 1.800.273.8255

Hearing Impaired: 1.800.799.4889

If you or someone you know is in crisis and would like to talk to a crisis counselor, call the free and confidential National Suicide Prevention Lifeline.  You can talk to a counselor 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Call the Lifeline:

  • To talk to someone who cares
  • If you feel you might be in danger of hurting yourself
  • If you’re concerned about a family member or friend
  • To find referrals to mental health treatments and services in your area.

 

National Resource Center on ADHD Helpline

Phone: 1.800.233.4050

Hours: M – F (1:00pm to 5:00pm)

Website: www.help4adhd.org

The National Resource Center is a resource where callers can receive an individualized response from a Health Information Specialist knowledgeable in the full range of issues concerning ADHD.

 

Overeaters Anonymous

Phone: 1.505.891.2664

Website: www.oa.org

 

Support Group:

Wednesdays at 12:30pm at

Bible Fellowship Church

160 Sammons Parkway, NE

Eatonton, GA 31024

Contact: Martha

Phone: 1.706.467.3790

 

Prevent Child Abuse Georgia

Phone: 1.800.CHILDREN

Website: www.abuse.publichealth.gsu.edu

The Prevent Child Abuse Georgia helpline is an information and referral line for people who are concerned about the healthy development of children and the prevention of child abuse and neglect.  Callers can talk to a trained individual who cares and wants to help.

 

StopBullying.gov

Website: www.stopbullying.gov

StopBullying.gov offers resources for parents, educators, teens, kids and the community in order to bring a stop to bullying.

 

The Georgia Maternal And Child Health Line

Phone: 1.855.707.8277

The mission of The Maternal And Child Health Line is to provide wide-range support services for families and children to ensure that families have the information they need to provide a great start in life.  Georgia’s Information and Referral Center provides families with the local community resources and age-appropriate information.

 

TEEN LINE

Phone: 1.310.855.4673

Text: 839863

Website: www.teenlineonline.org

Established in 1980, TEEN LINE is a nonprofit, community-based organization helping troubled teenagers address their problems.  The mission of TEEN LINE is to provide personal teen-to-teen education and support before problems become a crisis, using a national hotline, current technologies and community outreach.

 

Tourette Association Of America

Phone: 1.718.224.2999

Website: www.tourette.org

 

United Cerebral Palsy Of Georgia

Phone: 1.770.676.2000

Website: www.ucpga.org