LIFT Youth Center Inc wishes to build bridges that make it easier for citizens in our community to get the help they need. We wish to break the stigma against asking for help by making the wonderful resources that already exist in our community and beyond easily accessible. When you walk into the Claudia Nance Rollins Youth Center you are greeted by our Resource Walls, which are full of information on how students and families can access support.
In order to make these resources even more accessible, we added a Resource Directory to our website. Please know there is always help available and you are never alone.
Resource Directory Categories
Simply click the section that you wish to view and you will be directed to that specific category.
Georgia WIC is the nation's fifth largest Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children. Georgia WIC provides nutrition and health education, healthy food, and other services free of charge to Georgia families who qualify.
The Georgia Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities (DBHDD) and its network of community providers offer treatment and support services to help people with behavioral health challenges achieve recovery by focusing on their strengths.
Youth & Family Services
It is our mission to provide emergency shelter, crisis intervention, support services, advocacy, and community education to those affected by domestic or family violence.
Kaleidoscope is a CARF International accredited program designed to promote independent advancement for persons with intellectual and/or developmental disabilities (I/DD). In keeping with Lookout Mountain Community Services’ (LMCS) mission to serve and enhance the lives of every member of our community, Kaleidoscope offers many opportunities for those with I/DD.
Providing families experiencing crisis with services and support in a neutral environment which serves to increase the safety, stability, and success of the four points of the family: father, mother, child, and family unit.
Child Counseling Program
Relative Caregiver Support Program
The CAC-LMJC provides services for child abuse victims and their families in a child-friendly environment, which serves as a centralized location for interviewing and examining children who are victims of abuse. All services are provided upon referral from law enforcement, Department of Family and Children’s Services, and the District Attorney’s Office.
The Children's Fund provides qualified Catoosa County School Children and families with short-term needs: food, clothing, shelter, dental and medical care, educational supplies or fees, and short-term emergency needs in an effort to develop their physical, mental, emotional health and welfare.
The Division of Family & Children Services provides numerous support services and programs to help Georgia families and children in need.
To report child abuse, call the CPS Central Intake Center at
For questions regarding Food Stamps, Medicaid, TANF or Childcare, contact the Customer Contact Center at:
Crisis, hunger, and security can affect anyone, at any time. Connecting people in need with local resources is a critical part of our mission. Whether you are in crisis, or need a little support, we’re here to help. If you or someone you know needs help, 211 may be able to assist you. To be connected with a Community Resource Specialist, do one of the following:
Speak with a Community Resource Specialist:
If you live in Chattanooga and have a 423 area code, dial 2-1-1, 423-211
If you live within the 15 counties covered by 211 and do not have a 423 area code, dial 423-265-8000
If you live in Alabama or Georgia, dial 1-866-921-3035
Text your zip code to 898-211 to start a text chat
Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
This free, local service is available Monday-Friday 8:00am-5:00pm
Our vision is to focus on the financial wellness of families and individuals by providing them with certified professionals for confidential counseling, educational services, and other solutions enabling our clients to meet their financial goals.
Education & Trades
Dalton State College provides a diverse student population with opportunities to acquire the knowledge and skills necessary to attain affordable baccalaureate degrees, associate degrees, and certificates and to reach their personal and professional goals. Through challenging academics and rich collegiate experiences, we promote lifelong learning, active leadership, and positive contributions in Northwest Georgia and beyond.
Chattanooga State is an educationally purposeful community where faculty, staff, and students share academic goals and strive for high standards that lead to the attainment of degrees and certificates, meaningful careers, and a committed citizenry of lifelong learners.
Clubs & Recreation
YMCA is a proud provider of onsite after school programs, serving six locations within Catoosa and Walker Counties. At each program location, students follow a curriculum developed by the YMCA to include daily activities in academics, physical fitness, and healthy eating.
Through county Extension offices, the University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences helps Georgians become healthier, more productive, financially independent and environmentally responsible.
Our mission is to extend lifelong learning to Georgia citizens through unbiased, research-based education in agriculture, the environment, communities, youth and families.
We are a family friendly theater group training and performing in an environment that reflects Christian values. We meet in area churches to rehearse and produce high-quality Broadway musicals in a safe and nurturing environment. Our regular rehearsal schedule is Sunday afternoons, and Tuesday and Thursday evenings.
RUMC's mission is to DEVELOP, SUPPORT & SHARE active Relationships with Jesus Christ.
RUMC has become a helpful resource to LIFT in several ways. One staff member leads the Survivors of Suicide Loss Support Group that LIFT hosts. Another staff member is a teacher with our Guitars for Kids classes. Many of our adult volunteers have come from RUMC and the church has even given financial support. This is as supportive congregation who is committed to investing in our community's students.
Support & Recovery
We believe all children have the rights to be safe, to be treated with dignity and respect, and to learn and grow in the safe embrace of a loving family. A CASA volunteer stands beside foster children to ensure they have these rights. All children deserve a CASA volunteer! We need YOU to consider becoming a CASA volunteer for a child in need.
The Sexual Assault Victims Advocacy Center seeks to facilitate healing for victims of sexual assault and their families through on-going crisis intervention services; to promote community awareness of the Center's services; to educate our students and community about the nature of sexual assault - in terms of prevention as well as the need for support to its survivors; and, to foster strong partnerships with all agencies involved in dealing with sexual assault.
An in-person and on-line gathering for those who have experienced a death due to suicide. Parents, siblings, friends… the grief process for this depth of loss is very unique and profound. In each session you will find compassion, understanding and resources to help you move through your grief.
Recovery At Ringgold is a Christ-centered, Biblically-based, non-denominational recovery program that is designed to provide support for anyone who is struggling with compulsive issues or addictive behaviors. It is a “safe place,” which means no one will judge you or try to force their idea of “normal living” on you. You will find people who are going through the same issues you may be facing from whom you can gain experience, strength and hope.
Anafiel House, Inc. is a Georgia non-profit organization dedicated to providing services to survivors of Intimate Partner Violence (IPV) without regard for gender identity or sexual orientation. We believe that nobody should have to face the challenges of recovery from IPV alone.
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