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Community Resources

**AltaPointe Health Services
School-Based Mental Health Services Collaboration

Anne Chipman, Assistant Director Children’s Outpatient Services
Through a partnership between GSCS and AltaPointe, mental health therapists employed by AltaPointe meet with students on their school campuses. Students are provided access to these school-based mental health services through a referral from either the school counselor or the student’s parent/guardian.
**Our school based therapist is Kera Ellison (251)228-0260

**Baldwin Youth Services, Inc.
Phone Number: 251-947-5149

Baldwin Youth Services operates a group home for boys, a group home for girls and a crisis center. The Crisis Center and Boys Home are located in Robertsdale and the Girls Home is located in Silverhill. The Boys Home and Girls Home programs are designed as a community-based corrections program to keep children near family and in public school. Each of the homes may have up to eight children in residence. Each child has a private bedroom with a bathroom. A house parent lives on site and overseas the program for the home. The Crisis Center offers short-term intervention for youth and youth can be placed by DHR, the court system, or a Baldwin County parent/guardian.

**Baptist Hospital (Pensacola, Florida)
Behavioral health unit for children and adolescents
24 hour referral line: 850-469-5811 or go to Baptist Hospital emergency room for psychiatric care.
1101 West Moreno Street
Pensacola, FL 32501

**BayPointe Hospital (Mobile, AL)
Initial appointment: 251-450-2211

Stabilize the child or adolescent and treat issues contributing to the crisis. The hospital is loctated in West Mobile and offers short term stabilization and/or long-term treatment in a residential setting for children and adolescents.

**Big Brothers Big Sisters of South Alabama

Phone Number: 251-344-0536
Director: Aimee Risser
Big Brothers Big Sisters (BBBS) is a mentoring organization that pairs a child with a role model mentor. The one-on-one relationship is built on trust and friendship and is designed to provide children from unfortunate circumstances the opportunity to learn, grow and develop into thriving young adults. BBBS serves the community through community matched mentors as well as a school-based match program. (ages 6-12)

**The Bridge, Inc.

Phone Number: 256-546-6324
The Bridge is a non-profit organization whose mission is to provide quality, evidence-based clinical services to adolescents with behavioral or substance use disorders. The Bridge provides services in the home, school, or community to reduce barriers to service engagement. All services provided at The Bridge are free of charge.
**Our local contact is Christina Morris (251)978-2415 email:

**CARE House, Inc.

Phone Number: 251-989-2555
Children who are sexually and physically abused have to endure multiple interviews by lawyers, police, doctors, social workers and counselors. Often times these interviews are conducted in undesirable settings such as police stations, courthouses, and school hallways, none of which are conducive to the emotional well being of children.  CARE House provides a child-friendly environment for the child victims of sexual abuse. They also provide prevention curriculum (grades K-12) and Net Smartz (grades 2-8) which is an online safety education program. There is about a puppet show for Kindergarten and 1st grade on appropriate touch.

**Dream Center, Foley, AL
At-risk youth ages 12-18
Mentoring, conflict resolution training, counseling, drug and alcohol education, tutoring and homework assistance, financial assistance for clothing and extra-curricular activities, food pantry, work force readiness, college application assistance.
Director: Joe Aldrete phone 251-504-6210

Drug Education Council, Robertsdale, AL
Mike Cook 251-721-1451
Free, anonymous drug testing at the Central Annex Building in Robertsdale is offered.

**The Family Center
Phone Number: 251-947-4700
Provides anger management, positive parenting and responsible parenting classes as well as supervised visitation for Baldwin County citizens. 

**The Harbor at Thomas Hospital (Fairhope)
Intensive Outpatient Mental Health Programs, Outpatient Substance Abuse Program, and Outpatient Dual Diagnosis Program (Mental Health & Substance Abuse).

**The Lighthouse

Phone Number: 251-947-2705

The Lighthouse is committed to providing support, preventing violence and promoting justice for victims of domestic violence and sexual assault.

**OneMoreMoment, Baldwin County
Support for parents with children/teens who are making poor choices, have mental health issues, suicidal thoughts, or substance use.
Online parenting support group
Online parenting skills training (The Parent Project)
One-on-one support
Contact Nicole at 251-644-8562

**United Way

This website will connect you with all of the United Way agencies/services available.
Log in to this website, select “Guided Search” at the top and you can select which resources you are looking for. You can also put in your zip code to find local resources.

**Whaley Ranch
The mission of the Whaley Ranch is to provide a safe environment allowing youth to grow, heal, and gain life skills to develop into strong individuals for a successful future. They use Equine Assisted Learning to help students develop life skills such as : emotional awareness, anger management, self-esteem, and more. They offer a variety of different programs and services for youth in need.

Support Groups
**Survivors of Suicide Support Group (SOS)
Ann Pearson – Fairhope United Methodist Church 
A support group for any person who has loved ones who have died by suicide. 
Meetings: 2nd & 4th Monday at 6:30pm (unless on a holiday) in the Education Building Fairhope United Methodist Church
Address: 155 South Section Street, Fairhope, AL 36532

**NAMI Baldwin County Connection Support Group
A support group for individuals who are living with a mental illness. 
Meetings: 3rd Tuesday from 6:30pm-8:00pm at Foley United Methodist Church
Address: 915 N Pine Street, Foley, AL 36535

**NAMI Baldwin County Family Support Group
A support group for the families of those dealing with a mental illness. 
Meetings: 3rd Tuesday from 7:40pm-9:00pm at Foley United Methodist Church 
Address: 915 N Pine Street, Foley, AL 36535