In light of the health concerns regarding the spread of COVID-19, our office is taking extra precautions for the safety of our clients, staff, and community partners. The office, specifically public use spaces, will be cleaned and disinfected as thoroughly as possible between each family's visit.
PCAC strives to provide each family with the resources they need to recover from the trauma of abuse. We also want to assist families in securing basic and/or complex needs, whether related to the abuse situation or not. Each family is provided our 'What Now?' booklet during the visit for their child's interview. Below are some of the more commonly accessed community resources. You can also review a full list of community organizations by visiting the Paulding Family Connection website - just click on their logo to open a .pdf with an extensive list of resources.
Government and Law Enforcement
770.445.6105....Paulding County Sheriff's Office/Crimes Against Children
770.443.8100....Dallas Police Department
770.943.3087....Hiram Police Department
706.295.6509....Paulding County DFCS
855.422.4453....TO REPORT CHILD ABUSE OR NEGLECT IN GEORGIA
770.443.7561....Paulding Victim Witness Program
770.443.7561....Paulding District Attorney's Office
770.514.6550....SafePath Children's Advocacy Center
404.785.5252....Children's Healthcare of Atlanta
770.443.7881....Paulding County Health Department
678.567.0920....Highland Rivers (Hiram)
706.279.0405....Georgia HOPE (multiple counties)
770.383.8909....Solutions Therapeutic Services (Cartersville)
678.638.6610....Premier Transitional Services (multiple counties)
770.445.7262....Northrop Connection Center
770.439.3070....The Potter's Clinic
*This is a brief list of available therapists and counselors. If you would like a full list, please contact the center at 678.363.7234 and request that we send you the 'Therapy Self-Referral List'.
Crisis Assistance and Inpatient Care
If you or your child are experiencing a crisis, please contact 911 or go to the nearest emergency department for an assessment.
800.715.4225....Georgia Crisis & Access Line (24/7 hotline for mental health services)
866-END-HTGA (363-4842)...Children's Advocacy Centers of Georgia (24/7 hotline for sex trafficking victims - referrals and general information)
741741....Crisis Text Line
770.812.3266....Willowbrooke at Tanner (in-/outpatient treatment for children and teens; crisis assessments)
General Information/Local and National Resources
Georgia Division of Family and Children Services
Georgia Legal Services Program, Inc.
Child Welfare Information Gateway
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry
National Children's Advocacy Center
COVID-19 Resources and Training
Darkness to Light's 'Protecting Children During A Crisis'
National Child Traumatic Stress Network's 'Helping Children with Traumatic Separation or Traumatic Grief Related to COVID-19'
Child Mind Institute's video 'How To Talk To Kids About The Coronavirus'
You can also visit FINDHELPGA.ORG for an online database of available resources - everything from financial assistance, food pantries, medical care, child care, job training, and other free or reduced-cost services specific to your area can be searched!