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Self Advocacy Organizations

Here is a List of Links to Self-Advocacy Organizations.

If you would like to suggest other organizations to include in this list, please submit the information using the comment area at the bottom of this page.




Self Advocates Becoming Empowered (SABE):

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):

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:

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:

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:

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):

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:

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:

This website provides information and resources about “Visitability,” sometimes called ”Basic Home Access” or “Inclusive Home Design.”


Georgia Mental Health Consumer Network (GMHCN):

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):

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 or see below


Access 2 Independence

3127 Tower Road
Suite B-2
Columbus, GA 31909
Phone: 706-405-2393
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
Phone: 229-246-0150
TTY: call GA Relay 711 or at 800-255-0135
FAX: 229-246-1715
Serves the following counties in Southwest Georgia: Baker, Calhoun, Clay, Decatur, Early, Grady, Miller, Mitchell, Randolph, Seminole, and Thomas.


Disability Connections

170 College Street
Macon, GA 31201
Voice: 478-741-1425
Toll Free TTY/Voice: 800-743-2117
FAX: 478-755-1571
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
Voice 770-534-6656
TTY: call GA Relay 711 or at 800-255-0135
FAX: 770-534-6626
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
FAX: 404-687-8298
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
Voice: 706-314-0008
Toll Free: 866-888-7845
TTY: 706-802-0280
FAX: 706-314-0011
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
Suite 143-B
Savannah, GA 31419
Voice: 912-920-2414
TTY: 912-920-2419
FAX: 912-920-0007
Serves the following counties in Southeast Georgia: Bryan, Bulloch, Camden, Chatham, Effingham, Evans, Glynn, Liberty, McIntosh, Tattnall and Toombs


Multiple Choices

850 Gaines School Rd
Athens, GA 30605
Voice: 706-549-1020
FAX/TTY: 706-549-1060
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
Voice: 706-724-6262
TTY: 706-261-0199
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):

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:

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.



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