Services and Programs

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Pathways Center provides mental health, developmental disabilities, and addictive disease services in the west central Georgia region to include the following counties – Butts, Carroll, Coweta, Heard, Lamar, Meriwether, Pike, Spalding, Troup, and Upson.

Pathways Center is accredited by CARF. CARF is the nation’s accreditation authority in the fields of medical rehabilitation, behavioral health and employment, and community support services. Pathways Center has been providing services in West Georgia since 1972, and is one of twenty-five community service boards in the State of Georgia.

Pathways Center for Behavioral and Developmental Growth provides services that are family centered, culturally and consumer responsive, and that lead to empowerment, self sufficiency, and an improved quality of life for persons affected by serious and persistent mental, developmental, or behavioral challenges.

We are a team of unique individuals caring deeply about each other and those we serve. Integrity and respect for the individual are our highest values. We empower our consumers to take charge of their lives and accomplish their dreams. In addition, we spearhead a powerful community partnership to continuously improve health, quality of life, and satisfaction.

To schedule an appointment, please call 1-888-247-9048.

Pathways Center gladly accepts Medicaid, Medicare, and Peach Care.   Fees may be established based on a sliding fee scale for eligible individuals.

Outpatient Services

Outpatient services are available in each clinic, and constitutes many different types of services.  Licensed counselors, Case Managers, Physicians, and Nurses are available in each location to provide quality care.

  • Available for adults & children
  • Crisis intervention
  • Intake assessments
  • Individual & family counseling
  • An array of therapy and skill based groups
  • Psychiatric assessments &  follow-up
  • Nursing services

These services are available in the following counties:

Carroll, Coweta, Heard, Meriwether, Troup, Spalding, Lamar


Community Support

Community Support offers trained and experienced case managers to help individuals maintain their independence, develop skills, and provide an additional layer of support.

  • All ages
  • Trained case managers
  • Home & community visits
  • Referral & linkage to helpful resources
  • Assist with daily living skills
  • Teach money management
  • Education about symptoms
  • Develops crisis plans
  • Conducts skill based groups
  • Support groups

Community Support is offered to the following counties:

Carroll, Coweta, Heard, Meriwether, Troup, Spalding, Lamar, Butts, Upson, Pike


Peer Support

Provides structured activities within a Peer Support Center to promote socialization, recovery, wellness, self-advocacy, use of natural supports and maintenance of community living skills.

  • Self directed recovery
  • Emphasizes hope & wellness
  • Relapse prevention
  • Evidenced based approach
  • Monday – Friday program
  • Transportation & lunch provided

Peer Support is offered in the following counties:

Carroll, Coweta, Meriwether


Psychosocial Rehabilitation

Promotes recovery and improved quality of life for persons diagnosed with a mental illness. The focus is on helping the individual develop skills needed to improve their ability to be successful and satisfied in the living, working, learning and social environments of their choice.

  • Social problem solving and coping skill development
  • Illness and medication self management
  • Improve self esteem and recovery
  • Recreational activities and leisure skills
  • Pre-vocational skills
  • Evidenced based approach
  • Monday – Friday program
  • Transportation and lunch provided

Psychosocial Rehabilitation is offered in the following counties:

Coweta, Spalding, Troup

Supportive Living

Offers a supervised living environment for individuals transitioning out of hospitals back into the community. Assistance is given for financial, social and daily living skills.

  • Integrated community housing in a residential area
  • 24 / 7 staff on site
  • Provides support to regain independence
  • Addictive disease transitional housing program
  • Located in Troup County (LaGrange, GA)

Developmental Disabilities

The developmental disabilities program offers an array of service levels based on eligibility and need

  • Day programs
  • Residential support
  • Employment
  • Community & social activities

These services are offered in the following counties:

Carroll, Heard, Coweta, Meriwether, Troup


Crisis Stabilization Programs

Second Seasons

Adult Crisis Stabilization Unit (CSU) offers a medically monitored short term crisis residential service for the purpose of providing psychiatric stabilization and detoxification from substances.

  • 24 hours / 7 day nursing coverage
  • 24/7 Emergency receiving & evaluating facility
  • Medically monitored detoxification
  • Daily recreation & therapeutic activities
  • AA/NA meetings
  • Individual & family meetings
  • Short term stay (5-7 days)
  • Longer stay may be available for eligible individuals
  • Acute psychiatric stabilization and detoxification
  • Short term; 5-7 days
  • Serves individuals throughout the state ofGeorgia
  • Alternative to hospitalization

This program is located in Troup County.


HOPE’S Corner

Hopes Corner is designed to stabilize children/adolescents and families in the least restrictive environment, to assist in crisis resolution and to provide a comprehensive community crisis plan for stabilization that utilizes the child’s/family’s strengths, natural supports and community resources. We are designated as an Emergency Receiving unit, meaning we take both voluntary and involuntary individuals.

Who we serve…

  • Youth ages 5 to 17 requiring psychiatric/behavioral stabilization
  • Youth ages 13-17 with Substance Related disorders or Co-occurring disorders
  • Youth from all over the State of GA

What we offer...

  • Behavioral Health Assessment to determine eligibility for admission
  • Physician assessment within 24 hours
  • Supportive Group Counseling and Therapeutic Activities
  • Case Management Services that assist youth and family/support network to develop a stabilization plan to guide them through the crisis
  • Linkage to community based services  to insure ongoing care post discharge
  • Consultation with Regional Case Expeditors and/or local LIPT committees for difficult cases

 This program is located in Meriwether County.


Mobile Crisis Services

The Mobile Crisis Team (MCT) is a short-term crisis intervention service, provided in the community for those adults, children and adolescents undergoing an acute crisis that presents a risk of imminent harm to self or others.

  • Available 24 hours/ 7 days per week
  • Provides alternatives to emergency room care and/or law enforcement involvement
  • Offers alternative to institutional placement or state hospital admission
  • Operates out of centrally located call center

Call 1-877-566-5470

These services are offered to the following counties:

Butts, Carroll, Chattahoochee, Coweta, Fayette, Harris, Heard, Henry, Lamar, Meriwether, Muscogee, Pike, Spalding, Talbot, Troup, Upson