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Resource Directory

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.

Mental Health

GCAL provides telephonic crisis intervention, clinical triage, and referral for Georgians in need 24/7/365.
Georgia HOPE is a community-based provider of mental health, substance use, and family preservation services in the state of Georgia.
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.
Providing Care Coordination to Families Statewide. Our vision is for children, young adults and caregivers to receive the support and encouragement they need to achieve recovery and maintain wellness.
The Alzheimer's Association leads the way to end Alzheimer's and all other dementia — by accelerating global research, driving risk reduction and early detection, and maximizing quality care and support.
Georgia's ADRCs serve older individuals, individuals with disabilities of all ages, families, caregivers and professionals.

Physical Health

Northwest Health District
Catoosa County Health Department
Experience quality, affordable medical care from your local community healthcare center in North Georgia.
The Speech & Hearing Center is the only nonprofit medical practice of its kind in the area. We improve quality of life through better communication by providing audiology, speech, occupational and physical therapy services to the community.
The Women's Enrichment Center provides free limited medical services, referrals, and support to anyone facing an unplanned pregnancy.
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
Providing Care Coordination to Families Statewide. Our vision is for children, young adults and caregivers to receive the support and encouragement they need to achieve recovery and maintain wellness.
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.
RiseUP equips today's teens and at-risk youth to be ready for tomorrow.
Create a system that equips families and child care providers with the knowledge and resources to nurture and educate Georgia’s infants and young children.

Essential Needs

Through collaboration with churches, organizations, businesses, and community members we joyfully seek to provide food, clothing, and resources to local individuals and families in need.
Peach Care for Kids is a comprehensive health care program for uninsured children living in Georgia.
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
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.
Connect Via Text: Introducing a new way to skip a phone call and use your mobile phone's text messaging service to quickly report issues and find information on the go.

Education & Trades

At UTC our goal is to Inspire, nurture and empower scholarship, creativity, discovery, innovation, and entrepreneurial initiatives.
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.
Georgia Northwestern Technical College, a unit of the Technical College System of Georgia, provides quality technical education and workforce development opportunities supporting student success throughout the communities of northwest Georgia.

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.

Catoosa Citizens for Literacy is an organization that strives to break the vicious cycle of illiteracy in Catoosa County. 

For Questions Regarding Career and Work Based Learning Opportunities Contact:

Blakely Pettigrew
Office: 706-639-4803
Cell: 706-639-6946

Eber Albino
Cell: 423-413-7834

Lydia Maeser
Cell: 423-635-9560

Clubs & Recreation

Athletics, E-Sports, Facilities, Programs, and Special Events
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.
To empower our community, to face obstacles, knowing their worth, as well as becoming stronger physically. For the community, provided by the community, to serve the community

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.
The FAC's mission is to lead every coach and athlete into a growing relationship with Jesus Christ and His church.
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.
The mission of the Transformation Project is to make disciples of Jesus Christ by transforming the lives of addiction-related offenders, their families, and future generations through the power of God, thereby reducing repeat offenses and crime.

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.

Our mission is to walk alongside those living with substance use disorders and their families, meeting them right where they are and leading them towards a productive life in recovery. 

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.

Two decades ago, we responded to a health crisis. Now we’re building a safer, more-inclusive world. LGBTQ young people are four times more likely to attempt suicide, and suicide remains the second leading cause of death among all young people in the U.S.
GCAL provides telephonic crisis intervention, clinical triage, and referral for Georgians in need 24/7/365.