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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


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)

678.363.3079....Ser Familia

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

Paulding Family Connection

Georgia Division of Family and Children Services

Georgia Legal Services Program, Inc.

Prevent Child Abuse Georgia

Child Help

Child Welfare Information Gateway

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Kids Health

American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry


National Children's Advocacy Center

Darkness to Light

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!

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