ABOUT ELEC

Outpatient Mental Health Facility

Mission:

To provide comprehensive, integrated mental health, substance abuse, and intensive outpatient services to the mental health population that promotes healthy living, continuity of care and quality of life of our community members.

EMERGENCY SERVICE AVAILABLE 24/7

Vision:

We envision a future where the stigma against individuals with mental health conditions has disappeared, where all individuals with mental illness will have the opportunity to recover, and where these individuals will be accepted into their communities as responsible and contributing citizens. We believe that recovery from serious mental illness is possible. We also believe that recovery comes in different forms. At Eye Listen Empowerment Center, we give our residents the right to define their mental health recovery — whether it’s to live independently, gain satisfying employment or achieve a higher level of meaningful social interaction.

Recovery is eloquently stated by William Anthony, PhD, Professor Emeritus, Boston University, and a leader in the Recovery Movement. He writes: “Recovery is a deeply personal, unique process of changing one’s attitudes, values, feelings, goals, skills, and/or roles. It is a way of living a satisfying, hopeful, and contributing life even with limitations caused by mental illness.”

GOALS:

To evaluate and plan for the behavioral health needs of our community, per our legislative mandate as the regional planning authority.

  • To provide accessible, effective, and efficient behavioral health services.
  • To advocate for the rights and needs of individuals with behavioral health challenges
  • To advocate for the rights and needs of individuals with behavioral health challenges.
  • To engage in active outreach to assure prevention, early intervention, and coordination of services to reduce the impact of behavioral health disorders for the individuals and community we serve.
  • To continually measure the outcome of the services provided to assure effectiveness, efficiency, and fiscal accountability.

Our Approach

Our Psychiatric team of clinicians uses intensive group, individual and family therapy to stabilize the clients symptoms and avoid inpatient admission.

This program may be used as an initial point of entry into mental health care; as a step up from routine or intensive outpatient services; as a step down from acute inpatient care; or to prevent hospitalization.

The program provides an educational support component to enable the adolescents to keep up with his/her school work. In addition, adolescents are provided with extra support in any learning areas that are challenging to them. Adult participants will be offered GED courses as well as job training in the near future.

Capacity

Capacity of the program is currently staffed to accommodate up to 75 participants from, Fulton, Gwinnett, Clayton, Dekalb, and other surrounding counties

Hours of Operation

Hours of operation of the program are Monday through Friday, from 8:00am – 4:00 pm and Saturday’s from 9:00am-1:00pm. Therapists are on call to their clients when the program is closed.

Referrals

Referrals can be made by calling (404) 604-3700; an intake/screening appointment will be scheduled within 48 hours of the phone call.

Intake Criteria

Adults ages 18 – 75, who reside in Georgia and surrounding areas, and are at risk of inpatient psychiatric hospitalization, are eligible for admission to the Outpatient Program.

Patient Fees

Fees for these services are based on ability to pay; Medicaid, Medicare and other HMO’s.

  • Transportation Provided
  • Medicare
  • Medicaid
  • Aetna
  • TriCare
  • United Health Care
  • Cigna
  • Self Pay