Georgia Association of Community Service Boards

Georgia Pines CSB is part of a strong network of public safety net, delivering the highest quality of care in order to enhance the life for consumers of mental health, intellectual/developmental disabilities, and addictive diseases services.

The Georgia Association of Community Service Boards, Inc. (GACSB) was established in 1994 for the following purposes:

  • To lead in the development and operation of public disability services (mental health, intellectual/developmental disabilities and addictive diseases [MHDDAD]) which are community-based and comprehensive in range; involve consumers and their families in their design and governance; and are provided in a cost-effective manner in the least restrictive setting;
  • To advocate, initiate, and support actions designed to improve disability services in Georgia;
  • For sharing and exchange of information and ideas related to service delivery;
  • To develop resources and solutions to problems; and To speak singularly in matters mutually involving and concerning community service boards (CSBs) in the State of Georgia.

The Joint Commission

Joint Commission

Georgia Pines is accredited by The Joint Commission. An independent, not-for-profit organization, The Joint Commission accredits and certifies more than 19,000 health care organizations and programs in the United States. Joint Commission accreditation and certification is recognized nationwide as a symbol of quality that reflects an organization’s commitment to meeting certain performance standards. The Joint Commission looks to continuously improve health care for the public, in collaboration with other stakeholders, by evaluating health care organizations and inspiring them to excel in providing safe and effective care of the highest quality and value and ensure that people always experience the safest, highest quality, best-value health care across all settings.

If you wish to register a complaint or concern with The Joint Commission, you may call 1-800-994-6610 or visit

Health Resources & Services Administration

The NHSC builds healthy communities by supporting qualified health care providers dedicated to working in areas of the United States with limited access to care. The NHSC was created because of the health care crisis in the 1950s and 1960s. Older physicians retired and young doctors stopped choosing general practice. This meant areas of the country would have no access to primary care. So we stepped in to support health centers in rural, urban, and tribal communities. Our efforts addressed a growing primary health care shortage.

Georgia Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities

The Division of Behavioral Health manages programs and services delivered by DBHDD’s community-based behavioral health providers. The division’s goal is to build a recovery-oriented, community-based system of care, with the capacity to provide timely access to high-quality behavioral health treatment and support services. Recovery accepts that severe and persistent mental illness, substance use, and co-occurring disorders are long-term conditions that a person will be managing for life. This model signifies a shift from crisis-driven services to a prevention-focused continuum of care that provides sustained support, and is based on the strengths, wellness, and goals of the person in recovery. The division also supports policy development, service planning, program development, budget development, workforce development (training), and external collaboration with stakeholders across the system of care.

Georgia Crisis & Access Line

For crisis help 24/7, call 1-800-715-4225

The Georgia Crisis and Access Line is a free service sponsored by the Georgia Department of Human Resources. The toll-free, confidential hotline provides assistance 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to provide access to mental health, addictive disease, and crisis services anywhere in Georgia.

They have trained professionals that can assess crisis situations over the phone and have a mobile team that can perform face-to-face assessments as needed. They can get someone into an inpatient setting quickly and also have vacant appointment times at their disposal to fast track someone into the community mental health system as needed.

Helpful Links


Georgia Department of Labor

Georgia Department of Family and Children’s Services

National Mental Health Association

National Institute of Mental Health

Important Forms

Community Information

Georgia Pines MHDDAD serves Seminole, Decatur, Mitchell, Grady, Colquitt and Thomas Counties.

Georgia Pines ACT (Assertive Community Treatment) serves Thomas, Grady, Colquitt, Mitchell, Ben Hill, Tift, Irwin and Turner counties.

Local Resources

Narcotics Anonymous –

Alcoholics Anonymous –

Double Trouble in Recovery –

National Alliance on Mental Illness –

National Alliance on Mental Illness for Georgia –

Georgia Mental Health Consumer Network –

Recovery Tool for Substance Abuse –

VSee Help Guides

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