The DBHDD Mental Health, Developmental Disabilities & Addictive Diseases Region 4 Regional Advisory Council represents 24 counties in the region. Members are appointed by their county commissioners; they are business and civic leaders with a strong interest in mental health, developmental disabilities and addictive diseases as well as consumers or family members of consumers.

Meetings are held bi- monthly on the 2nd Tuesday of the month at varying locations throughout Region 4. Meeting locations are subject to change, therefore it is important to contact the Regional Field Office to confirm meeting location.

The role of the Regional Advisory Council is to give a voice to consumers and their families and other citizens in the region in assessing needs and recommending priorities for DBHDD services. The Advisory Council makes recommendations to DBHDD about services. Regional Advisory Council members stay informed about local needs and issues and serve as advocates with public officials. The main objective of the Advisory Council is to identify community needs and gaps in the current DBHDD service system and to make recommendations based on their findings.

The term of a member of the Advisory Council shall be for a period of three years and until the members successor is appointed and qualified. A member may serve no more than two consecutive terms. The term of a Regional Advisory Council member shall terminate upon resignation, death, or inability to serve due to medical infirmity or other incapacity or such other reasonable condition as the Regional Advisory Council may impose under its bylaws. Vacancies on the Regional Advisory Council shall be filled in the same manner as the original appointment.

For emergency mental health, developmental disability or addictive disease services, call:
Georgia Crisis & Access Line: 1-800-715-4225

For non-emergency developmental disability services, call:
Intake & Evaluation Team
Phone: 229-225-5099
Toll free phone: 1-877-683-8557

Region 4 Regional Advisory Council Information
DBHDD Regional Map with Service Areas
Application to Join the Advisory Council
Region 4 Field Office webpage on Georgia DBHDD Website

Contact Information
Jennifer Dunn
Behavioral Health Regional Services Administrator
Timothy Hester
Developmental Disabilities Regional Services Administrator

Phone: (229) 225-5099
Fax: (229) 227-2918

Region 4 Field Office
400 South Pinetree Boulevard
Thomasville, Georgia 31792

Monday - Friday
8:00 am - 5:00 pm