Here is a List of Links to Self-Advocacy Organizations.
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Self Advocates Becoming Empowered (SABE): www.sabeusa.org
SABE is a national self-advocacy organization. Their mission is to ensure that people with disabilities are treated as equals and that they are given the same opportunities to make choices as anyone else. Their website provides information on training, technical assistance, and resources.
National Council on Independent living (NCIL): www.ncil.org
NCIL is a cross-disability, grassroots organization run by and for people with disabilities that represents Centers for Independent Living (CILs), Statewide Independent Living Councils (SILCs), individuals with disabilities, and other organizations that advocate for the human and civil rights of people with disabilities throughout the United States. Their website provides information on training, technical assistance, and resources.
National Empowerment Center: www.power2u.org
The National Empowerment Center states that they are a consumer/survivor/expatient-run organization. They provide information and referral, conference planning, workshops, and many other resources.
Bazelon Center for Mental Health Law: http://www.bazelon.org/
The Bazelon Center pursues a progressive mental health policy agenda, particularly at the federal level. They provide technical assistance and resources.
National Mental Health Consumer Self-Help Clearinghouse: http://www.mhselfhelp.org/
The Clearinghouse is a national consumer technical assistance center. The Clearninghouse defines “Consumers” as those who receive or have received mental health services. Their website provides information on training, technical assistance, and resources.
National Youth Leadership Network (NYLN): http://www.nyln.org
NYLN supports youth leadership by bringing young people into leadership roles and making sure they have what they need to be successful in these positions. Their website provides information on resources, curriculum training, speakers, and workshops.
Mental Health Advocacy from SAMSA: http://1.usa.gov/Z6gQvc
This website is a resource for documents for people who use mental health services that you can print or download to your computer.
Concrete Change: www.concretechange.org
This website provides information and resources about “Visitability,” sometimes called ”Basic Home Access” or “Inclusive Home Design.”
Georgia Mental Health Consumer Network (GMHCN): www.gmhcn.org
GMHCN describes themselves as an organization run by and for consumers of state services for mental health, developmental disabilities, and addictive diseases. They provide resources, information and referral, and training.
Georgia Statewide Independent Living Centers (SILCGA): www.silcga.org
SILCGA is the planning agency for the Independent Living Centers in Georgia. They provide information and referral. Many counties are served by a local Independent Living Council (ILC). To find your ILC go to www.silcga.org or see below
Access 2 Independence
3127 Tower Road
Columbus, GA 31909
TTY: call GA Relay 711
Serves the following county in West Central Georgia: Muscogee
BAIN (Bainbridge Advocacy Individual Network)
316 West Shotwell Street
P. O. Box 1674
Bainbridge, GA 39818
TTY: call GA Relay 711 or at 800-255-0135
Serves the following counties in Southwest Georgia: Baker, Calhoun, Clay, Decatur, Early, Grady, Miller, Mitchell, Randolph, Seminole, and Thomas.
170 College Street
Macon, GA 31201
Toll Free TTY/Voice: 800-743-2117
Serves the following counties in Central Georgia: Baldwin, Bibb, Crawford, Houston, Jasper, Jones, Monroe, Peach, Pulaski, Putnam, Twiggs and Wilkinson.
Disability Resource Center
470-A Woods Mill Drive
Gainesville, GA 30501
TTY: call GA Relay 711 or at 800-255-0135
Serves the following counties in North Georgia: Banks, Dawson, Forsyth, Franklin, Habersham, Hall, Hart, Lumpkin, Rabun, Stephens, Towns, Union, and White
755 Commerce Drive, Suite 105
Decatur, GA 30030
Voice (404) 687-8890
TTY (404) 687-9175
Toll Free Voice/TTY (800)239-2507
Serves the following counties in Metro Atlanta: Cherokee, Clayton, Cobb, Coweta, DeKalb, Douglas, Fayette, Fulton, Gwinnett, Henry, Newton, and Rockdale
disABILITY Link Northwest
242 North 5th Avenue
Rome, GA 30165
Toll Free: 866-888-7845
Serves the following counties in Northwest Georgia: Bartow, Catoosa, Chattooga, Dade, Fannin, Floyd, Gilmer, Gordon, Haralson, Murray, Paulding, Pickens, Polk, Walker, and Whitfield
(Living Independence for Everyone)
5105 Paulsen Street
Savannah, GA 31419
Serves the following counties in Southeast Georgia: Bryan, Bulloch, Camden, Chatham, Effingham, Evans, Glynn, Liberty, McIntosh, Tattnall and Toombs
850 Gaines School Rd
Athens, GA 30605
Toll Free: 877-549-1020
Toll Free FAX/TYY: 866-449-2020
Serves the following counties in Northeast Georgia: Barrow, Clarke, Elbert, Greene, Jackson, Madison, Morgan, Oconee, Oglethorpe, Walton
Walton Options for Independent Living
P. O. Box 519
Augusta, GA 30903-5019
Toll Free: 877-821-8400
FAX: 706- 724-6729
Serves the following counties in East Georgia: Burke, Columbia, Emanuel, Jefferson, Jenkins, Johnson, Lincoln, Richmond, Screven, and Washington.
Mental Health America of Georgia (MHAG): ciclt.net/nmhag/
MHAG has a mission of enhancing the mental health of all Georgians through education, outreach and advocacy. Their website provides resources on public policy and information about training events.
People First of Georgia: www.peoplefirstga.org
People First is an organization of self advocate who are people with disabilities who are speaking up for themselves. Their website provides information on current issues that the chapter is working on and membership information.